Fishing in the pristine lakes and rivers of Canada’s Yukon is an unforgettable adventure whether you love walk-and-wade, big lake trolling, shore casting, fly, spin or float trips. Catching fish will become secondary given the wildlife to encounter, waters to explore, and the cozy cabin comforts or luxury lodges after a long day of fishing.
Yukon’s waterways are home to 27 species of freshwater fish including 11 classified as sport fishing varieties. Whatever fish you're angling for — from lake trout, Arctic grayling, northern pike, Dolly Varden, whitefish, burbot, inconnu to salmon — Yukon guides will steer you in the right direction.
Fly Fishing on the Kathleen River near Kluane National Park, by fishonyukon on YouTube
Most lakes feature dramatic shoals accentuated by aquamarine water, revealing drop-offs lined with predators waiting to feast on a fly or spoon. Given the minimal fishing pressure and dark winters, Yukon fish are ravenous in the summer, accommodating even the most novice of anglers. The cold northern water also makes a shore lunch delectable, regardless of species or time of year.