Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Next Up ... Saskatchewan

If I'm lucky, I'll be posing with this monster later this week!
Situated in far northwest Saskatchewan near the border with the Northwest Territories, Lake Athabasca is a northern pike destination that's becoming all the rage for fly fishers. I'm fortunate enough to get to visit this amazing place this week and next, and I'll do my best, assuming my arms aren't too tired, to keep EMBT readers posted.

For more information, be sure to visit Blackmur's Athabasca Fishing Lodges, who's hosting us for the next week. You'll see that a week's worth of fishing at one of the best pike, grayling, walleye and lake trout destinations on the planet is actually pretty darn reasonable.

Oh, and did I mention ... I'll be chasing BIG grayling with a Tenkara rod. Jealous yet?

Stay tuned... more to come.


  1. You live a charmed life for sure...have fun!

  2. Grumble, grumble, grumble....

  3. Tell Cliff and Stella I Said HI! I've been up there 3x and can't wait for the 4th. You'll have lakers and whiteish in the river by camp. You can't throw a fly too big for the pike at this time - they're keyed in on the whitefish. The Grease River is world-class grayling fishing. I'd like to see how the Tenkara does on the lakers and whitefish, though.

    Take lots of pics

    Joe Wolf

  4. Joe... thanks for the advice... we can't wait to get there. Plane leaves from Saskatoon at 2... we'll be there by 5.... watch for pics!