Plummer's Arctic Lodges

"The #1 Fishing Destination in North America" - Field and Stream magazine, 2006. Plummer’s Arctic Lodges has been offering the best lake trout fishing for over sixty years on Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.  


Plummer's Great Bear Lake Lodge

Great Bear Lake Lodge

Bear Lake 2017 fishing season is July 1 - August 18. Great Bear offers trophy lake trout, Arctic grayling,  pike fishing and access to Tree River. Plummer's Record:  the official IGFA Lake Trout record for Great Bear Lake is 72 pounds. 18' custom built Lund boats and 40 hp four stroke motors. Private 5,600 ft. Airstrip, internet access, satellite phone and more. On the edge of the tree line and hundreds of miles from civilization, Great Bear is the fourth largest lake in North America and is fished by only 400 lucky anglers each year. Great Bear boasts the All-Tackle World Records for both trout and grayling, as well as dozens of line-class records. The lodge hosts up to 44-guests and is the perfect corporate getaway. During your trip, you may see caribou, moose, grizzly bears, muskox and even century old tee-pees. Great Bear is home to indescribable beauty.

The Tree River Camp

Tree River Fishing

Tree River's 2018 season is June 30 - August 18.
• Tree River Camp - Home of World Record Char
• Fly-out excursion like no other
• An oasis in the Arctic
• Rugged and beautiful
The Tree River is known for it’s trophy Arctic char and holds the current 32-pound world record. Each year several dozen char are caught in the 20-pound range. The Tree River is only four miles from the Arctic Ocean and has been proclaimed by many of their guests as a life-changing experience.
Fishing is done from shore, and both fly and spin fishing are successful. 18' Lund boats with 40 h.p. motors to move anglers from place to place, but the hiking opportunities to some pools are worth the effort. The lodge does not supply fishing tackle or the use of rods or reels.
The rustic Tree River Camp is equipped with canvas-roofed cabins that sleep four people each. Oil heat and 24-hour electricity. You're served home-style meals in the main kitchen, with fresh bread and baked treats. Your stay at Tree River includes all meals, guided fishing, transfers on the river to various pools, air charter from Great Bear Lake Lodge. Prices exclude shop purchases, license, gratuities and tax (5% G.S.T.).
They will of course, make every effort to ensure that your trip proceeds on schedule, but due to the proximity of the Arctic Ocean, weather delays are common, and they cannot be held responsible for any extra costs incurred due to uncooperating weather.
Tree River overnight side trip from Great Bear Lake Lodge USD $1,045.00

Mike Sadar's Tree River Article:

Mike Sadar's Trip Report

"Our group split up heading upstream from camp on both sides of the river. This late in the year, most of the char were in the upper part, which was the portion with the high-velocity flows and torturous rapids. The water was getting more and more turbid, making pockets of water more difficult to detect. We finally got the point where we had to guess where there might be good holding water for fish and then fish these areas with intense focus. I had worked my way upriver for nearly two miles with no sightings of fish or any strikes. I tried both pixie spoons and flies, continuously changing patterns that might finally attract that monster char. I was nearly up to what is known as the second waterfall, a 4-6 foot drop. The char typically pool up below this barrier, so we focused on this area. My buddy, Jim, hooked the first char of the trip in a tiny pocket of water behind a rock. The fish took a silver and chartreuse fly. As soon as that fish was released, he immediately hooked into a second fish that was slightly larger. Both fish were silver females that were 10 and 12 pounds, respectively."
Click here for Mike's Tree River char article.

Getting Here:

Their lodges can only be reached via air. Plummer’s chartered jet will fly you directly (90 minute flight) from Yellowknife to their main lodges on Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes. Flying anglers are welcome to pilot their own aircraft to either of their main lodges. You are responsible for getting to Yellowknife. Yellowknife is accessible from Calgary or Edmonton.


Meals and Alcohol:

Meals at Great Bear Lake Lodge, Great Slave Lake at and Tree River Camp include hot breakfasts, daily shore lunches, and hearty dinners.
Alcohol: Beer, wine, and liquor are available at the lodges for an additional cost. Great Slave Lake Lodge and Great Bear Lake Lodge both have fully stocked bars.

2018 Rates:

U.S. funds (5% GST is not included)
Great Bear Lake Lodge or Trophy Lodge Saturday to Saturday
7-nights and 6-full days and 1-half day fishing
$5,425.00 p.p.
Great Bear Lake Lodge
Saturday to Wednesday
(June 30 - July 4 and August 4-8, 2018)
4-nights and 3-full days and 1-half day fishing
$3,995.00 p.p.
Overnight side trip to the
Tree River Arctic Char Camp
Only available from
Great Bear Lake Lodge
$1,045.00 p.p.
Great Slave Lake Lodge
3-nights and 3-full days fishing
Wednesday to Saturday
$2,495.00 p.p.
4-nights and 4-full days fishing
Saturday to Wednesday
$2,995.00 p.p.
7-nights and 7-full days fishing
Saturday to Saturday
$4,295.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Air transportation to and from the lodge from Yellowknife, all meals, accommodations, and daily cabin service at the lodge; an experienced professional fishing guide for every two guests; the use of rods and reels, and the use of boats and fuel.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to Yellowknife, hotel stays coming to and leaving the lodge, fishing licenses, fishing tackle, liquor, gratuities, shop purchases, 5% GST, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Plummer's Arctic Lodges information packet.  

Plummer's Arctic Lodges photos


Mike Sadar with Tree River char

Plummer's Arctic char fishing

Plummer's Arctic Char fishing

Arctic  har Fishing

Jim Schmid with Tree River char

Arctic char fishing

Mike Sadar with Great Bear lake trout

Great Bear lake trout

Catch-and-release or "Hug and Release"

Plummer's lake trout fishing

Great Bear - Lake Trout

Great Bear Lake Trout

Great Bear Lake Lodge

Great Bear Lake Lodge

Great Slave Lake Lodge

Great Slave Lake Lodge

Trophy Lodge on Great Bear

Great Bear trophy

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