Trophy Fishing and Side Trips
Guests at Athabasca Fishing Lodges enjoy a caliber of fishing that is second to none. The expectations of the most discriminating angler are met every day with challenges and experiences that you'll remember for years to come.
Northern Pike over 20 lbs. are common. The lodge record and provincial record is 55 inches. Our guests report catching more pike than in past years, with many 50 inches and higher. Best time: Pike fishing remains outstanding throughout the season. Check out the execptional pike action on our videos.
Lake Trout always provide a challenge. In these cold waters, they grow to enormous sizes, with 30 pounders and even 50 pounders! A new provincial record measuring 51 inches in length and with a 36-inch girth was calculated to be 82-83 pounds. Best time: June and July, the last week of August, and first 2 weeks of September. See the huge lakers on our videos.
Arctic Grayling, the "sailfish of the north" offer a lively diversion from the "tackle busting" tactics of the Pike and Lake Trout. Try catching Grayling on ultra-light spinning gear or a fly rod. Lodge record is a 22-inch Grayling. Best time: Mid-June to the end of the season.
Walleye are favorites with most guests, and are abundant in the river outlets and right in front of the lodge. Walleye average about 2-5 pounds, and our guests report catching walleye weighing up to 7.5 pounds. Best time: June and July, and first 3 weeks of August.The 2019 season was another record-breaking year at Blackmur's Athabasca Fishing Lodges.
Check out these photos from the 2018 season.
Here's a slide show with some of the many highlights of the 2017 season.
Walleye caught right in front of the lodge. Photo credit: Mike Borger
Bob and Bonnie Lewis with their northern pike.
Experience a day or more of remote fly-in fishing at any of the several lakes and rivers near the lodge. Our float plane will take you to areas where you'll find the thrill of hooking fish awaiting their first glance of a "Five of Diamonds".
Carl Weedman's northern pike, August, 2019
Larry Smith's 45 inch 30 lb. northern pike, June, 2018
held by guide Marvin
Jim Worrell's 47 inch 30 lb. northern pike, June, 2018 Tyler Sawinski northern pike, 2017
Releasing a Lake Trout. Photo credit: Mike Borger Photo credit: Mike Borger