Typically ice free by the second week in July Point Lake offers the ideal environment to fish for trophy lake trout. And it's no wonder that MonsterQuest sent wildlife biologist Dick Sternberg to investigate the giant lake trout that eluded angler Conrad Pilon. After struggling to reel in a fish he had on the line for hours the fish eventually got away when his equipment couldn't take the tension and snapped. This is one of the reasons a minimum of 25lb test line is recommended! Aside from the legendary story and others like it there have been many that have been successfully caught and released, the current record is 58lbs.
Point Lake is one of the largest lakes on the Coppermine River system. It is approximately 71 miles long and averages 2 miles wide with the exception of Pointless Island an impressive landmass smack dab in the middle of Point Lake. The lake has deep drop-offs, up to 300’ and shallow rocky shorelines, which offers ideal habitat for lakers. Two prominent rivers flow into Point Lake; the Itchen River from the north and the Sagvak River from the south. With over 192,000 acres of water and a maximum of five boats on the lake at one time, there is virtually no fishing pressure. Combine this with the fact that we’re the only lodge on Point Lake guests never feel crowded.
With over 192,000 acres of water and a maximum of five boats on the lake at one time, there is virtually no fishing pressure. Combine this with the fact that we’re the only lodge on Point Lake guests never feel crowded.
Our catch and release policy along with the Northwest Territories barbless hooks legislation, will help ensure the fishing resources are plentiful for future generations. That being said, there is nothing better than savoring fresh lake trout cooked over an open fire, so we make an exception from our catch and release policy for delicious shore lunches.
Geared for your comfort and safety our 16 ft. Naden and Lund aluminium boats are supplied with cushioned swivel seats, safety equipment, Mustang life jackets, and dual motors. Reliable Yamaha 2-stroke 30 hp boat motors will take you to discover the many fishing holes in Point Lake and 4-stroke 6 hp motors are used for trolling.
Although you may come for primarily the fishing, the experience goes well beyond what's below the water. Starting with a celebration, where you can enjoy a light meal of homemade bannock, fruit preserves, assorted fruit, cheese and accompanying beverages. Glasses are raised, toasts are made and any friendly wagers are debated even before you board your float plane trip to Point lake. The view as you fly the 200+ miles north of Yellowknife over the treeline to the edge of the barrens is superb. Once landed you'll be able to see peregrine falcons, migratory birds and unique wildlife, not short to speak of the awe-inspiring landscape, so be sure to bring your camera. The purity of the land, water and air along with the comfort and quality of our lodge experience will set the scene for you to enjoy this mesmerizing part of the world.
Joe Labernik , Forest Lake, MN
"Our group has been fishing the northern lakes of Canada and the Arctic for 32 years and 2011 was our first time to Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge and our 32nds “Once in a Lifetime Trip”. Not only are we coming back in 2012, but we unanimously agreed that the facilities, personnel, hospitality and good were in the top 5 of all our trips. We landed 38 pounders, 35 pounders and a total of 28 trophies in our short stay. We still talk about the ones that got away being much larger than what we caught. We got some great pictures of caribou, osprey, golden and bald eagles,. Thanks again, we are looking forward to next year and the next, and the next……"
Joe Labernik , Forest Lake, MN