Blachford Lake Lodge

P.O Box 1568, Yellowknife
Yellowknife NT, Canada

Blachford Lake Lodge is the only fly-in wilderness resort situated on the remote 17 km (12 mile) long Blachford Lake. The lodge is a 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and is located north of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife is easily accessible with a daily jet service from most major U.S. and Canadian cities.

The fishing season in the area starts in June. Departure days depend on scheduled flights, which run on Sunday and Friday. From August 15 – October 9, 2016 and December 23 – April 10, 2017, there are also scheduled flights on Wednesdays. During the summer/ fall season most of the flights depart Yellowknife at 5 pm and return to Yellowknife by 7 pm. A taxi from the main airport to the float base takes about 20 minutes, but due to unpredictable weather conditions we highly recommend all our guests to overnight in Yellowknife on one or better both sides of your trip.

Blachford Lake offers fishing enthusiasts trophy size Lake Trout and Northern Pike!  In recent years the winning entries in their Trophy Release Contest were a 38 lb. Lake Trout and a 32 lb. Northern Pike.  Walleye (around 4/5 lb.) can be fished on two adjoining lakes, which are a very short walkover from Blachford Lake. There is also Whitefish in Blachford Lake.

As the ice melts off the lake in early June, the fishing is excellent for all species. Throughout June, into early July, fish are generally caught close to the surface. In September the Pike are biting – if it is cold they move to shallow water. In early September the Trout are in deeper water and by later September they come to shallow water to spawn.

Blachford Lake Lodge actively promotes a “Catch & Release” Fish Management Program that includes the use of barbless hooks and fish gloves to ensure the careful and healthy release of all large fish. However, they encourage their guests to enjoy tasty smaller fish for shore lunches or dinners!

Blachford Lake Lodge is the only fly-in wilderness resort situated on the remote 17 km (12 mile) long Blachford Lake. The lodge is a 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and is located north of the Ea


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  • 5 Nights - Lodge Room
    Overnight stay, lodging, 6 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 540 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 4 Nights - Lodge Room
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 526 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 3 Nights - Lodge Room
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 508 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 2 Nights - Lodge Room
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 499 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 7 Nights - Lodge Room
    Overnight stay, lodging, 8 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 480 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 5 Nights - Log Cabin
    Overnight stay, lodging, 6 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 331 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 3 Nights - Log Cabin
    Overnight stay, lodging, 4 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 329 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 2 Nights - Log Cabin
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 328 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 4 Nights - Log Cabin
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 322 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
  • 7 Nights - Log Cabin
    Overnight stay, lodging, 8 day minimum, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 319 per person / day, 2 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Lund () originally built in 2000. Powered by a 9.9HP Tahatsu engine.

Length
14 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Freeland
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Member since February 2016