Northern Pike Trip in Yellowknife

If you're a seasoned angler looking to take on a challenge on the open water, consider pursuing a Northern Pike. They've been known to grow up to 40 lbs and are a ferocious adversary due to their power, size, and big teeth.

At Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures, we've identified hot spots for catching Northern Pike and offer guided tours to bring you to the best locations. As Yellowknife locals, we're proud to support anglers in our community and from afar and personalize our trips to accommodate your goals and preferences.

Call (867) 447-4868 to request a quote on our Northern Pike trips today.

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What Makes Northern Pike Such a Coveted Catch?

Northern pike is a popular game fish among anglers in the Yellowknife area and beyond. These fish are known for their hard-fighting nature and impressive size, with an average length of approximately 40 to 55 cm (16 to 22 inches). Pike can be found in many of our region’s lakes and rivers, offering plenty of opportunities for you to land a trophy catch.

Catching a fish of this magnitude can be challenging, but with the help of an expert guide, it’s a rewarding experience, even if you’re a beginner. Pikes are also known for their willingness to strike at a variety of lures and baits, providing consistent action throughout the open water and in different seasons for your trip.

How Is This Species Targeted on Northern Pike Fishing Trips?

Northern pike is targeted using a variety of techniques depending on the season and location. In the open water, guides help you troll or cast large spoons, crankbaits, and swimbaits in areas with submerged vegetation, fallen timber, and other ambush points. Live bait rigs fished under a bobber are also effective, especially in shallow water.

Some of the best lures and baits for catching this fish include:

  • Spoons in gold and silver colors that imitate local baitfish
  • Soft plastic swimbaits in chartreuse, yellow, and white colors
  • Inline spinners with blades that create vibrations and sound frequencies
  • Jerkbaits and spinnerbaits
  • Live bait rigs

Discover Prime Locations for Catching Northern Pike

If you want to discover prime spots for catching a Northern Pike trophy, Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures's guided trips are the best option. Our experienced guides know Yellowknife's waters intimately and bring you to hidden gems and underfished areas to give you the best opportunity to catch a trophy.

We cater to clients with all skill levels and ensure you're equipped with state-of-the-art gear and professional techniques to increase your chances of landing a Northern Pike. Our trips are about more than fishing–they're an immersive experience that lets you experience the thrill of the catch while enjoying the natural beauty of Yellowknife's surroundings.

What Are the Best Pike Fishing Locations in Yellowknife?

Yellowknife is home to plenty of prime pike fishing locations that you’ll be treated to on your fishing expedition.

Some of the most productive waters include:

  • Great Slave Lake: Particularly the North Arm, which is home to trophy northern pike and is the location of Trout Rock Lodge, a renowned fly-in pike fishing destination.
  • Lakes along the Ingraham Trail: Kam Lake, Martin Lake, and Duck Lake provide good pike fishing opportunities in this area.
  • Mackenzie River System: This location is known for producing some of the largest northern pike catches. Fun fact: Great Slave Lake is the source of the Mackenzie River.

What’s the Best Time of Year to Catch Northern Pike in Yellowknife?

Each season presents its own advantages for catching northern pike. During the early summer months of June and July, pike can be found in shallow waters and are highly aggressive, providing fast action on lures and live bait.

August is considered prime time, as pike move into dense weed beds to ambush prey, often reaching trophy sizes. As summer transitions to fall and September, pike move to slightly deeper areas to feed heavily before winter, making them very active and willing to strike a variety of presentations.

Are There Daily Catch Limits and Possession Limits for Pike in Yellowknife?

There are specific size limits and regulations for keeping this fish in Yellowknife, which guides keep abreast of. In most water, the limit is three pike per day, with no size restrictions. However, some lakes have special regulations, which are catch-and-release only for this species specifically.

Protections are in place to help safeguard and manage the pike population for the future. Guides routinely check regulations or contact local authorities for the most up-to-date information on size limits for keeping this species so anglers on board can be made aware and guided accordingly.

Local Fishing Trip and Charter Experts

At Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures, we leverage our knowledge of local waterways and weather patterns to help you successfully snag a trophy fish. As seasoned experts, we curate personalized trips and work hard to create an unforgettable outdoor adventure.

In addition to our route planning, we supply you with professional quality gear and professional advice to give you the best chance of bagging a trophy. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to the sport, our team's passion for fishing will make you excited to get out there, and our knowledge will equip you to meet the challenges of this adventure.

Affordable Northern Pike Trips

As part of our commitment to excellence, we work hard to keep our Northern Pike fishing trips affordable and accessible to clients with diverse budgets. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the thrill and wonder of sport fishing without the financial burden of investing in quality equipment.

We offer competitively priced packages to ensure our trips can accommodate your financial situation. With our commitment to transparent pricing information, you'll never be subject to hidden fees and can confidently plan your next fishing adventure.

When you invest in one of our trips, you can expect the following:

  • Friendly booking guidance
  • Detailed estimates
  • Comprehensive route planning
  • Access to top-quality equipment
  • Expert demonstrations
  • Flexible trip duration options
  • Communicative customer service
  • ...and more!

Schedule Your Excursion Today

When you're ready to hit the open waters and pursue the elusive Northern Pike, Yellowknife Sportfishing Adventures's guides are just a phone call away. We have a proven track record of excellence and have earned our reputation as Yellowknife's top fishing tour company through years of hard work.

Call (867) 447-4868 to schedule your trip with us today!