Fish Species

Wherever you tackle our NWT lakes and rivers you’ll find spectacular fishing.

A wily Northern Pike will snap up your lure and head for the weeds, then race back under your boat. A peace-loving Lake Trout will nibble gently at your lure and float along behind your boat till you sense it’s there and try to reel it in. Then prepare for a tug-o-war. On light tackle, tiny Arctic Grayling perform like circus acrobats. You’ll need skill, patience, and a gentle hand to land that tiny Bluefish or Whitefish. A Burbot on a jig will thrash up through a hole in metre-thick ice like a prehistoric monster from the deep. Woohoo! This is fishing Northwest Territories style. 


Snakes. Northerns. Jackfish. Whatever you call 'em, you'll be reeling 'em in....

Here be monsters – the largest of their kind in the world.

A stunning sailfish that puts up a heckuva fight. 

The salmon of the Arctic, spawning in waters near you. 

Funny looking. Yummy eating. Always great to catch.  

Attractive. Agressive. A fly-fisher's dream. 

French for "unknown." English for "catch of the day."  

Looking for a fly-fishing challenge? Look no further: 

Fierce fighters, and the most succulent shore-lunch in the North.