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35 whelen 05-28-2019 04:59 PM

Where to go for a 40 lb lake trout on my 60th birthday
 
Can't think of the some of the lodges up north other than plumbers any other ideas look in the go for my 60th thanks

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Mackinaw 05-28-2019 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by 35 whelen (Post 3982145)
Can't think of the some of the lodges up north other than plumbers any other ideas look in the go for my 60th thanks

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Jfs 05-28-2019 05:51 PM

Big Lakers
 
Go to Plummers Arctic Circle Lodge..
The only adventure to celebrate for your 60th !!
It might cost a small fortune, but it is worth it !!
While there, take a day trip to Coppermine or Tree River for Arctic Char as well.
You only live once and the trip will live in my mind forever.
I took my Father in 1991, when he was in his Prime Of Senior Life at 66..
I caught many Lakers up to about 35 lbs on a Fly Rod !
My Dad caught so many of everything that he just cruised and only fished 3/4 time for the last 3 days..
Go For It !!!!!

35 whelen 05-28-2019 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jfs (Post 3982170)
Go to Plummers Arctic Circle Lodge..

The only adventure to celebrate for your 60th !!

It might cost a small fortune, but it is worth it !!

While there, take a day trip to Coppermine or Tree River for Arctic Char as well.

You only live once and the trip will live in my mind forever.

I took my Father in 1991, when he was in his Prime Of Senior Life at 66..

I caught many Lakers up to about 35 lbs on a Fly Rod !

My Dad caught so many of everything that he just cruised and only fished 3/4 time for the last 3 days..

Go For It !!!!!

Yes that could be where I'm going I used to work for them in the nineties actually ran tree River Lodge for two years never fish the big lake though

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Talking moose 05-28-2019 06:46 PM

What about lake Athapapuskow? Used to be hog central. Manitoba

1shotwade 05-28-2019 06:50 PM

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What about lake Athapapuskow? Used to be hog central. Manitoba

That's where I would go!!

Bigwoodsman 05-28-2019 07:33 PM

Iím thinking Plummers as well. You might even the into a 60 pound fish. Now thatíd be a birthday to remember!

BW

35 whelen 05-28-2019 08:22 PM

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That's where I would go!!

I was there last winter and I'm going for a week this winter

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Zip-in-Z 05-28-2019 08:40 PM

Plumbers ..... "Trophy Lodge" go on the July 01st Long weekend or the weekend there after just after the ice goes out.

Trophy Lodge is about 1 hour west of their main lodge on the Smith Arm, stayed here twice, camp holds about 25 guests max, guides are excellent and most of the larger fish come from this area.

While booking schedule a beaver charter to MacIntosh Bay that's were the monster lakers come in to feed in the shallow sandy bays at ice out, you won't regret it.

They have a plane/pilot stationed at Trophy and take the trip to Coppermine or Tree River for Arctic Char as others have mentioned.


Good info here .... https://www.plummerslodges.com/when-...eat-bear-lake/

Trust this helps make your decision.

Cheers

David


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Mine was just over 50 from MacIntosh

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Robin .... was our guide at Trophy this one's over 60.


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Zip-in-Z 05-28-2019 08:47 PM


Here's another Trophy Lodge - MacIntosh Bay article.

D.




.... I managed to catch and release a 20, 22, 23, 26, 28, 28, 28, 40, 41, 49 and 51. Rezzy contributed a 20, 20, 21, 24, 27, 34 and 38. Art added a 20, 24, 32, 32, 36 and 42, and Rodney, in addition to his new World Record, chipped in with a 20, 21, 23, 25 and 30.


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JD848 05-29-2019 02:18 AM

The top places for me would be great bear i fished it twice,neultin lake Manitoba fished it 3 times,nejanilini 2 times also in manitoba,Lake nipigon has some big lakers,fished it a dozen times.

I know dozens of trout lakes from 15 to 35 pounds,i am not sure about great slave lake I did fish it 35 years ago and did well.I fished a lake last summer with my wife,fished it for 40 years and the biggest trout I ever seen caught was 19 pounds,on my 4th fish I hooked a 39 pound laker.I drifted 3 miles and he went down to 200 feet and I just wore him out,let it go and had few laughs.

I know some drive in places,but it couldn't handle 2000 guys fishing it plus you need to draw a tag to keep one plus it has no live bait,but in one day I threw 20 fish away from 18 to 35 pounds,only place I ever got spooled out 35 years ago.

I had 20 pound test line and 300 yards on the spool and it just kept making 40 yard runs and stopped then just booter,after 25 minutes my drag as my drag maxed out I ran of line on the ice. fishing.I was in 300 feet of water and he grabbed my bait and went straight down to 150.

On great bear if you cross it where it says kreis on the map,a metor hit there and it's all nice sand,but that pool where the meter hit is crazy,specially about ten days after ice out,i seen fish coming up for fly's out that dark hole by the hundreds.

Plus if I was to target one place on great bear would be of Halbinsel on the notrh side,fishing that whole shore line head west towards the point I hooked 35 to to 38 there,we had just a dock there 30 years ago and it was out of this world.That big water so watch the weather and go fish inward or the south side.

I only fish there 6 hours then the flight came to pick us up,if a guy targeted that area for a week straight there is for sure 50 lb plus,no cuff or even bigger.

All the other places I mention are also very good trophy lakes.

JD848 05-29-2019 02:24 AM

Double post.sorry about that.

S_Mooj 05-29-2019 06:01 AM

i would recommend lake Athabasca. huge fish there and its mostly a fly in lake and its HUGE.

Teamprotz 05-29-2019 09:31 AM

Depends on budget. My money would go to Athapap. A week would cost less than $750 with fuel and camping , Plummers is $5000 ish ? Would I go if I had the money , you bet. I've had trips at Athapap where we had 2 fish over 43" landed a day and I've seen 47" fish landed ! Any where you go , trout fishing for a birthday is a happy birthday

Jigapoolza 05-29-2019 09:35 AM

Maybe check out Tazin Lake looks like they get some monsters out of there ,

WinefredCommander 05-29-2019 09:40 AM

Lake Athabasca.

35 whelen 05-29-2019 10:52 AM

Yes obviously this is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime thing considering I'm 60 but they did just raise my Visa limit[emoji16]

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35 whelen 05-29-2019 10:54 AM

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Depends on budget. My money would go to Athapap. A week would cost less than $750 with fuel and camping , Plummers is $5000 ish ? Would I go if I had the money , you bet. I've had trips at Athapap where we had 2 fish over 43" landed a day and I've seen 47" fish landed ! Any where you go , trout fishing for a birthday is a happy birthday

I will be going to Lake athapapuskow this winter for a week and the trophy potential there is nice for 30 pounders. I guided hundreds of people for 20 years for lake trout I'd like to get Guided by someone on a lake where I have a chance at a 40 plus plumbers and a few others in the territories I think are the only Lakes like that.

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MooseRiverTrapper 05-29-2019 11:01 AM

What about the fly out lakes from Wollaston? Not sure what the high end is on their trophy potential?

35 whelen 05-29-2019 11:06 AM

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What about the fly out lakes from Wollaston? Not sure what the high end is on their trophy potential?

Yes they produce a few nice fish there I actually know a couple guides up there still that might even be a cheaper option cuz you can drive almost to the lodge

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Mido 05-29-2019 11:12 AM

Thanks guys for sharing this was looking for places known with abundance of fish. :)


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guru fisher 05-29-2019 11:20 AM

Neiland Bay Great Bear Lake at the stockyards or Hippy boots reef giants alerk !!!!

kritofr 05-29-2019 01:37 PM

I have had good success at Frontier Fishing Lodge.

https://www.frontierfishinglodge.com

35 whelen 05-29-2019 03:31 PM

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I have had good success at Frontier Fishing Lodge.



https://www.frontierfishinglodge.com

Thanks that was one of The Lodges I was trying to remember

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kritofr 05-29-2019 05:07 PM

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Thanks that was one of The Lodges I was trying to remember

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Been up there and got close to the 30lb mark. But we were Flyfishing from the boat with heavy sink tips and trolling buck tails with the fly rods. The spin fishermen/women were out fishing us 7 to 1.

I had a great time up there, great service, great food and guides were good.

35 whelen 05-29-2019 05:37 PM

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Been up there and got close to the 30lb mark. But we were Flyfishing from the boat with heavy sink tips and trolling buck tails with the fly rods. The spin fishermen/women were out fishing us 7 to 1.



I had a great time up there, great service, great food and guides were good.

Did you see any In the 35 to 40 + range being caught up there

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teledogs 05-29-2019 07:03 PM

I fished Great Bear and that would be my vote, a friend of my brother got a 67lb laker up there. On the many days we fished there were always 40 pounders being landed. Spent a winter up there in Deline with my brother, he'd go teach and I'd go fish.

35 whelen 05-29-2019 07:56 PM

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I fished Great Bear and that would be my vote, a friend of my brother got a 67lb laker up there. On the many days we fished there were always 40 pounders being landed. Spent a winter up there in Deline with my brother, he'd go teach and I'd go fish.

Yes that has to be the number one lake in the world for that size of a fish, hard to get anyone to go with me for the money they want

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aardvaark 05-29-2019 10:52 PM

Andrew Lake Lodge, caught some nice fish up there.

nimrod 05-30-2019 06:41 AM

Back in the day, my buddy caught a 52 pound lakers in Margaret lake, Im sure you can still go there, but no services, take everything you need


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