Blachford Lake Lodge

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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Nights - Lodge Room
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $518
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five large guest rooms on the second floor of the main lodge, with access to shared shower and washrooms. They are dressed with down duvets, and feature huge windows with expansive views. Our washrooms not only have hot running water, but also hotel-style toilets with Eco-friendly composting! Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $3,860 will apply.
  • Private trip
    4 Nights - Lodge Room
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $506
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five large guest rooms on the second floor of the main lodge, with access to shared shower and washrooms. They are dressed with down duvets, and feature huge windows with expansive views. Our washrooms not only have hot running water, but also hotel-style toilets with Eco-friendly composting! Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $3,185 will apply.
  • Private trip
    3 Nights - Lodge Room
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $488
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five large guest rooms on the second floor of the main lodge, with access to shared shower and washrooms. They are dressed with down duvets, and feature huge windows with expansive views. Our washrooms not only have hot running water, but also hotel-style toilets with Eco-friendly composting! Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $2,510 will apply.
  • Private trip
    2 Nights - Lodge Room
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $479
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five large guest rooms on the second floor of the main lodge, with access to shared shower and washrooms. They are dressed with down duvets, and feature huge windows with expansive views. Our washrooms not only have hot running water, but also hotel-style toilets with Eco-friendly composting! Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $1,865 will apply.
  • Private trip
    7 Nights - Lodge Room
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $461
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five large guest rooms on the second floor of the main lodge, with access to shared shower and washrooms. They are dressed with down duvets, and feature huge windows with expansive views. Our washrooms not only have hot running water, but also hotel-style toilets with Eco-friendly composting! Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $4,950 will apply.
  • Private trip
    5 Nights - Log Cabin
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $318
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five log guest cabins to choose from - separated for privacy. Each has its own lake view, outside camp fire pit and outdoor toilet close by. They all have electric lighting and power and feature a minimum of four beds with down duvets. Showers and bathrooms are a five minute walk to the lodge. All cabins are heated by wood-stoves or pellet stoves. Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $2,475 will apply.
  • Private trip
    3 Nights - Log Cabin
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $317
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five log guest cabins to choose from - separated for privacy. Each has its own lake view, outside camp fire pit and outdoor toilet close by. They all have electric lighting and power and feature a minimum of four beds with down duvets. Showers and bathrooms are a five minute walk to the lodge. All cabins are heated by wood-stoves or pellet stoves. Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $1,625 will apply..
  • Private trip
    2 Nights - Log Cabin
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $315
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five log guest cabins to choose from - separated for privacy. Each has its own lake view, outside camp fire pit and outdoor toilet close by. They all have electric lighting and power and feature a minimum of four beds with down duvets. Showers and bathrooms are a five minute walk to the lodge. All cabins are heated by wood-stoves or pellet stoves. Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $1,200 will apply.
  • Private trip
    4 Nights - Log Cabin
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $309
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five log guest cabins to choose from - separated for privacy. Each has its own lake view, outside camp fire pit and outdoor toilet close by. They all have electric lighting and power and feature a minimum of four beds with down duvets. Showers and bathrooms are a five minute walk to the lodge. All cabins are heated by wood-stoves or pellet stoves. Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, the new moon rate CA $2,000 will apply.
  • Private trip
    7 Nights - Log Cabin
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $306
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    There are five log guest cabins to choose from - separated for privacy. Each has its own lake view, outside camp fire pit and outdoor toilet close by. They all have electric lighting and power and feature a minimum of four beds with down duvets. Showers and bathrooms are a five minute walk to the lodge. All cabins are heated by wood-stoves or pellet stoves. Mandatory gratuity is included in price. *If your stay includes a new moon day in Aurora season, you will be charged the new moon rate CA $ 3,200.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Pike (Northern)
Walleye
Whitefish (Lake)

Boat Specs

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

Length
14 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

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 Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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About the Captain

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