If you’re a fishing family looking for a unique getaway from your local streams, rivers, and lakes this year, conquer some new bodies of water in our neighbor country! For the ultimate fishing trip, one needs to seclude themselves in the wilderness and conquer the pristine lakes and rivers that are less trafficked. The best of these waters are so far away from any cities or towns that you must fly-in to the locations, and Canada is home to many legendary fly-in fishing locations. Check out these week-long getaways, and live simply for a few days while fishing some great waters.
Tukto Lodge | Northwest Territories
Tucked way up in the Northwest Territories of Canada sits the Tukto Lodge, offering artic fishing experiences like no other. During the summer months, the days seem to never end which means you will have ample hours to fish your heart out. Only about 50 anglers get to experience this amazing fishing trip every year, and your adventure is guided to give you the most knowledge and best fishing out of the few days you are there. Different spots are accessible from the lodge, including Mosquito Lake, Mary Lake, and Nicholson Lake and Rapids. A hot breakfast at the lodge is available every morning, and you’ll fly from the lodge on a float plane out to the spots that hold some of the worlds best lake trout and grayling fish.
Clarks Resorts & Outposts | Ontario
Near Vermilion Bay in Ontario is Clarks Resorts & Outposts. If you’re looking for a camp within driving distance of the United States, this is the place to go. Clarks Resorts & Outposts is an 8 hour drive north of Minneapolis, Minnesota. With Clarks, you can choose between 17 different fly-in outposts. All of their outposts are very modern and have everything you need from hot water to electric generators to make your five to seven day stay comfortable. Be prepared to catch some perch, small mouth bass, norther pike, and trophy sized walleye on these waters.
Smoothrock Camp | Ontario
You’ll feel right at home at Smoothrock Camp north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. There are multiple cabins on the property, including one that is home to host, Debbie Alexander. You’ll have to rough it a bit by showering in one of the community restroom buildings, but you’ll get a true Canada fishing experience during your stay. Some of the cabins can sleep up to ten people making this the perfect group fishing destination, and the surrounding Smoothrock Lake is 24,000 acres of fantastic fishing. Rent a motor boat to get out on the water and you’ll get to enjoy fresh walleye, northern pike, and lake trout during your daily shore lunches.
Anderson’s Lodge | Ontario
Also located in Ontario is Anderson’s Lodge, with fly-in outposts on Lac Seul and Tully Lakes. Here, you can expect to catch some great northern pike, small mouth bass, lake trout, walleye, and musky. The lodging located at Anderson’s will spoil you during your stay as well, with luxury accommodations for a fishing camp including electricity, showers, and daily housekeeping. Known to be the walleye capitol of the world, it’s not rare to catch 20-30 fish per day on some of the lakes accessible from Anderson’s Lodge.
Milton Lake Lodge | Saskatchewan
Milton Lake Lodge has six exclusive lakes and rivers they can fly you to, along with incredible fishing of arctic grayling, lake trout, and northern pike. You will be surrounded by amazing nature and waterfalls, and you’ll also feel secluded on these low trafficked lakes. If you choose to travel to Milton Lake Lodge, be sure to make your way over to McHarg Lake and see some history in an ancient petroglyph of a caribou.
When you decide you are ready to take your fishing to the next level, be sure to head to the remote parts of Canada to have some world class fishing and an experience you are sure to never forget. If you’re sticking with Colorado adventures this year, Fly Fishing Colorado offers guided tours on the Upper Colorado River that are perfect for both beginners as well as the advanced angler.
*Featured images courtesy of Thunderhook Fly-ins and Algoma Country.