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In the remote reaches of Canada’s serene northern wilderness lies one of the best freshwater fisheries in the entire world – the incomparable Wollaston Lake. More than 100 miles long and 400 feet deep, Wollaston and its surrounding lakes attract seasoned anglers with vast populations of trophy fish of four distinct species: northern pike, lake trout, arctic grayling and walleye. The Grand Slam of freshwater fishing.

And the magnificence of the fishery is matched only by the beauty and comfort of its premier destination — Wollaston Lake Lodge. Situated at the mouth of the Umpherville River, the Lodge is a spectacular retreat that is fully staffed to meet your highest expectations—and then some. Whatever your needs, you will be treated to an experience that you’d expect from any exceptional destination resort.

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Catching Trophy Pike in July?

Catching Trophy Pike in July?

I’ve heard it said that the ‘dog days of summer’ are not the first choice in searching for trophy northern pike. Although they can be hot, the fish are still accessible. As the water warms our bays and the young weed beds begin to stretch toward the surface, our pike move in and out of them searching for their next meal. The key to successful pike fishing at this time of year is knowing where to look. Hidden cabbage beds in areas that are out of the way and seemingly devoid of fish can hold these predators in numbers. The baitfish start hiding in them as soon as they can and stay there until water temps and weather push them out. The big pike are right behind them. Presentations may have to be deeper in the water column so that the lure is just tickling the tops of the new weeds. Changing location and tactics of fishing at this time can lead to some great success. As you can see by these July caught trophy northern pike pictures, the ‘dog days’ aren’t bad at all!

trophy northern pike

Trophies can be caught in the ‘dog days’ of summer!