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Kasba Lake Lodge

Northwest Territories, Canada

giant trout near the surface, northern pike and some of Canada’s largest Arctic grayling

Kasba lake mapWhen Doug Hill opened his fabulous Kasba Lake Lodge, he established a catch-and-release program in which all but a few small, badly hooked fish for the pan had to be returned to the water. When Doug did this years ago, it was not a popular practice as fishermen were used to returning home with a cooler full of fillets. But Doug stuck to his policy, and today, Kasba Lake Lodge produces the same high quality fishing that it did when Kasba was first built.

Nestled in the Northwestern Territories, the crystal clear waters of Kasba Lake, located about 430 miles from the Arctic Circle, provide a lifelong fishing dream come true. With over 1,000 miles of shoreline and hundreds of islands to provide shelter in even the windiest of days, Kasba Lake ensures a fabulous fishing adventure for the casual or serious sport fishermen alike.

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Alberta Drift Canada

ideal short trip combines top-drawer trout fishing with first-class outfitter

Alberta_fishSuperb trout fishing rarely occurs close to urban centers, let alone in rivers that flow gently through the center of town. But many trophy brown and rainbow trout have been taken from the Bow River, which is a few long casts away from sprawling Calgary.

Born in the lakes and streams of Banff National Park, the Bow winds its way towards Calgary, hosting a reasonable but not a big population of trout. But after it reaches Calgary, the Bow changes character, with flowing beds of aquatic weeds, prolific insect hatches, and squadrons of hungry, rising trout. For the next 40 miles, until it reaches the weir at Coarseland, the Bow offers some of the best fly fishing in North America.