Trophy-sized lake trout are waiting to be caught, where you can experience the thrill of reeling in a true freshwater giant.
Catch a northern pike, a freshwater species native to the northern Canadian waters and known for their fierce fight.

LAKE TROUT (Salvelinus Namaycush)

The Lake Trout, known by various names such as mackinaw, touladi, and siscowet, is a freshwater char found predominantly in North America's northern lakes. Two fundamental types exist: planktivorous and piscivorous, each with numerous sub-species and strains.

These trout exhibit high genetic variability, or "plasticity," leading to diverse color patterns, shapes, feeding habits, and habitat preferences. This genetic diversity is evident in the unique strains found in Phelps Lake. (See the included 6 photos for examples of this variation.)

NORTHERN PIKE (Esox Lucius )

The Northern Pike are exceptionally large and plentiful. The unique strain of pike in Phelps Lake along with plentiful feed produce unusually large growth with many growing into the 48 to 50 inch plus range. 

Current pike record holds at  54″  which was live released. The fishing is world class with high quantity of monster Northern Pike thriving in the waters.  You can expect to catch many in the 40 to 48 inch range on a visit.

The Mystery Trout

The enigmatic "Mystery Trout of Phelps Lake," first spotted by anglers in 1995, has baffled experts for its unidentifiable species and origin. Despite the similarity in size and appearance across four separate catches over different years, it's highly unlikely that these are the same fish. Speculations range from it being an Arctic Char/Lake Trout hybrid or a Brown Trout/Brook Trout hybrid, but neither theory holds up to scrutiny given the local habitat and genetic possibilities. There are no records of Arctic Char in Saskatchewan, nor any stocking programs for Tiger Trout (Brown/Brook hybrid) near Phelps Lake. The fish does, however, belong to the Salmonid family. Salmonids, including trout, salmon, and whitefish, exhibit a wide range of genetic variations or "plasticity," which may explain the unique traits of the Mystery Trout. The absence of human-induced factors in these variations reinforces the natural mystery surrounding this elusive fish.

Discover the Genetic Diversity: 6 Unique Lake Trout Strains at Our Lodge!

Within each population there can be countless strains and sub-species of. Salmonids (trout, salmon and whitefish) are genetically a “plastic” fish, meaning that they can exhibit a wide variation of different color patterns, shapes, feeding and habitat preferences within a species.


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