Now’s the time to take advantage of the last spots of the season! Here’s three great reasons why you should book a last minute fishing trip with Aylmer Lake Lodge, Northwest Territories.

EXCELLENT FISHING – Historically August is the start of the Lake Trout spawn, some of the biggest lake trout of the season, with many reaching tyee (30 lb) size.

GREAT WEATHER – Northwest Territories typically experiences the warmest and brightest weather of the summer mid August, making this your best chance to hit the water under sunny skies!

FANTASTIC RATES – We often get short-notice rescheduling requests by guests this time of the year, so if you can join us last minute, you can take advantage of some of our discounts!

August 4-11, 2017 Regular Rice $11,600 US for 2 people

On Sale for $$10,000 US Plus 5% Tax

August 11-15, 2017 Regular Price $7,700 US for 2 people

On Sale for $7,000 US Plus 5% Tax

Sunny Ways


July 30, 2017 dawned with blue skies and cloudy patches. The wind was out of the South West taking those clouds away from us. We headed out and the bite was on. The pressure system that had been plaguing us and the fish was done. We had been keeping fish for supper each day and the bellies were empty. When we headed in with our supper fish today the bellies were plum full. Which was a confirmation that they were hungry and ready to eat whatever we threw at them.

The morning fishing saw us nab a 38lb fish, a few in the 25-30 range, and those high teens were hammering the lines. We came back in at 2:30pm as it was time for this group to leave  the lodge.  Excited, sorry to be leaving, wishing they had another week at the lodge. That tells a clear story of the successful fishing trip this group had. Confirmation that they will be returning next year to once again enjoy the fishing that we have to offer.


Our new group headed out in the boats for the evening fishing after getting their licenses, and there gear sorted into their cabins.

The group headed out for the afternoon fishing and it turned into a great afternoon for them.  The location picked, the lines down, the trolling began and a strike within 20 ft, let the games begin! The afternoon had bite after bite on the rods, biggest brought in was 25 pounds with the rest being in the high teens.


The evening after supper a few of the anglers were in the dock fishing and caught and released 10-12 fish.  A beautiful sunset turning into fire red and brilliant pink against some dark clouds.

Windy Arctic Waters


July 29, 2017 and the wind,  our fond friend just keeps coming back. We are continuing to mark mega fish with the big old boys and girls in there. Just as the weather across Canada is throwing a temper tantrum so it is here. The predictable flow of summer in the Arctic is sending up surprise weather.

Each boat out today boated about 30 plus fish in the high teens, low twenties, lost lots of big fish today. Tip up boys! The river fishing was hot today caught lots of fish in the Thonokied river. It was a blue sky day with calm water that had the wind pick up about 4:00pm today.

The boys had a blast, lots of action on the rods, and lots of chivying over losing the big boys at the boats. All in all it was a really great day on the water.


Well Hello Mr. Musk Ox


It’s July 28 and we are coming off of 2 days of cold winds and rain. We elected to come in for lunch to wring out our gear, put some homemade soup and homemade buns in our bellies and head back out. Just as we finished lunch the rain slowed down to a slight drip drip and off we went.

We headed out and got to our fishing spot dropped the lines and the sun poked through the clouds, the clouds started lifting and the bite was on. The clients said; “man it was constant, every minute you had a bite!”


Big smiles, and a great fish fry at the lodge, hammer, hammer, hammer hitting the rods. The tug is the drug. Between 50 and 60 fish tasted the steel on the line this afternoon. We were hammering high teens and the boys lost some big ones, nothing more frustrating then bringing that baby to the boat and poof I am gone!


In the evening a small group headed out for a walk to take in the scenery and spotted a lone bull muskox moving through a few hundred yards behind the lodge, circling around the bay to the far side for a drink.  Then to top it off as we shut the generator off for the evening we heard Loons out on the water calling. Were you aware that a Loon cannot walk on land? There feet are positioned too far back on their bodies. What a great ending to a day.