Learn about fly fishing for Yukon lake trout!
If you're a typical Lower 48 angler, you know that lake trout are denizens of the deep — these big char, native to the Great Lakes region, parts of the northeast and throughout Canada, hang out in the deepest, darkest waters of cold boreal lakes, only coming into the shallows in the spring at ice-out and again in the fall when it comes time to spawn. That's when they become reasonable targets for fly fishers.
Unless you're in the Yukon.
Next week, we're hosting a live webcast with Hardy Ruf, the owner of Dalton Trail Lodge, which sits on the shores of Dezadeash Lake in the southern Yukon. There, lake trout are never off the menu for fly rodders. We'll talk with Hardy about these special fish — some grow to 40 pounds or more — that hang out in the shallows of the big lake all summer long, where they gorge themselves on grayling and whitefish, and where they dependably hit streamers, regardless of the date.
As if that isn't enough of a reason to visit Dalton Trail Lodge, these same big lake trout, come late summer, actually push into the rivers and streams around the lodge on their annual migration. As Hardy puts it, "The rivers run black with fish, just like salmon."
And, no, it's not all about lake trout. Fly anglers can tangle with trophy pike, beefy grayling and even plus-sized rainbow trout in the waters within easy reach of Dalton Trail Lodge.
Make sure you tune on Tuesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. ET for our conversation with Hardy. We'll be live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and we'll take questions from those interested in the unique Yukon char that make a fly fishing adventure to Dalton Trail Lodge a very special trip.
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