Lake Wellesley in Yukon Territory, offers some of the best lake trout and northern pike fishing. Because of the clarity of the water and the configuration of the lake, it is a great fly fishing destination
“…the Number One Trophy Lake Trout Lake In Canada.”
-Field & Stream Magazine
“The best fishing I have had since my trips with my father in the early 1960’s. If it were any better, none of the guest would leave.”
-Dr Larry Jones, PA.
Located 200 air miles northwest of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory, this secluded mountain lodge is accessible only by float plane.
The lodge can accommodate 18 guests at one time, and offers all the comforts of home. The main lodge consists of a large dining room, bar, lounge and store, as well as the kitchen, which is always open for delicious meals and snacks. All meals are served family style, however, one has the option of taking the mid-day meal out or returning to the lodge. Shore lunches are a favorite.
Lake trout range in size to 60 pounds, with the average being 10 pounds. Northern pike and lake whitefish are equally abundant in both numbers and size, with the average pike caught being between 4 pounds and 16 pounds. For over 14 years the lodge have operated on a “catch and release” policy to enhance the fish population. The use of barbeless hooks is a must.
Fly fishing is popular as there are spawning shoals which are 4 to 5 miles in length for which we provide hip-waders. You will experience some of the greatest, most satisfying fishing experiences of your life, wether you choose to troll, fly-fish or cast.
For your safety and comfort, the lodge provide commercial boats equipped with padded swivels seats, 15 Hp motors and fish finders.
The angling package begins each Thursday morning out of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory.
Guests are advised to arrive in Whitehorse on Wednesday. Accommodations can be reserved for you in advance. All travelling and accommodations expenses prior to the departure for the lodge are the responsibility of the guest. Five day package arrive Whitehorse on Friday.
Your fishing adventure will begin a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday morning at 7.30am at the Schwatka Lake float plane base.
The flight to the lodge is approximately on hour and forty five minutes over two hundred miles of the Yukon’s most picturesque mountain scenery. Moose, caribou and dall sheep are often seen on the flight to the lodge.
Dehavilland Otters and Beavers are the planes used for your flight.
Upon arrival at the lodge and after you have settled into your room, the lodge manager will issue everyone with a fishing license and hold a short informational meeting in the lounge.
Lunch will be served and guests are free to go fishing.
At 6.45am each morning hot coffee will be served in your room. Breakfast will start at 7am. Dinner is served at 6.30pm.
Each day you have a choice of coming back to the lodge for lunch or taking a lunch out with you in the morning or scheduled Lakeside fish barbecues.
All guests will arrive back in Whitehorse before noon (weather permitting) and , in most case, can fly out that day.
Friday arrivals in Whitehorse are avaible for one week package on request.
Temperatures in the Yukon can vary from 40 to 90 degrees, so we advise guests to bring appropriate clothing. We suggest a warm jacket, gloves, windbreaker, hat, sunglasses, warm shoes or boots and raingear. Some raingear is available from the lodge.
A camera is a must on any trip to the Yukon. One of the attractive features of a trip to the Yukon is the amount of exciting side trips that are available while you are staying at the lodge. The area offers some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife in Canada. The side trip to Dawson City, the hub of the Klondike Gold Rush, can offer an exciting and adventurous evening. So, on your trip north, go and join some of the side trips and see what makes the Yukon truly the last frontier.
Due to weight restrictions on the float planes, the baggage limit is 40 pounds.
The lodge has a good assortment of lures and line that can be used on the lakes. Rods and reels may also be rented on a daily basis. Fishing licenses and other small items may be purchased from the store of the lodge.
Example Rates – subject to change by operator
Season Early June through Early September
3 day $2,800.00
4 day $3,195.00
5 day $3,595.00
7 day $3,995.00
All prices subject to GST
Call us for the current Schedule
Package includes: Round trip float plane from lodge to Whitehorse, all meals and accommodations at lodge, boats, motors and gas (two guests per boat).
Package does not include: Taxes, overnight stay in Whitehorse, personal items, fly-outs, Grayling fishing, Dawson City (half day), overnight (Dawson City), sightseeing and glacier tours.
Your choice of fly-outs may turn into one of the highlights of your trip. You can choose to view the glaciers, do some grayling fishing, visit historic Dawson City, or all of the above.