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Scott Lake Lodge

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge


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Highlights:

  • Fish for northern pike, lake trout, and arctic grayling
  • Experience pure solitude on pristine Canadian lakes and rivers
  • Enjoy a lakeside shore lunch with an experienced guide and cook
  • Price for a comprehensive five-day package is $7,795
  • The lodge operates from early June until mid-September

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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The Story

Enjoy Orvis-endorsed accommodations at the Scott Lake Lodge on your fly-fishing trip to Saskatchewan, Canada: There are many Canadian fishing lodges, but there is only one with over a million acres of private water, exclusive to our guests; only one with a guide team averaging over twenty years on the water, and only one with first-class facilities and a culture where clients and guests share the dinner table and their life experiences. Scott Lake Lodge is that place where world-class fishing meets world-class customer service. For nearly three decades, the owner/management team has operated with a "we can make it better" philosophy, adding something new and better each year: We never rest, so our clients can. The end result is a crafted experience that brings back our guests year after year. Over the past decade, our customer return rate is 85% and our year-to-year return rate is 55%. It all starts with our location and our resources. Resting on a 12-acre island in the middle of sprawling Scott Lake, the lodge is on the Saskatchewan/Northwest Territories border, offering an unmatched level of solitude. During your time with us, no matter how far from the lodge you roam by boat or floatplane, you will see no one other than the new friends you flew in with (and you will only see them at dinner). There are no other lodges, no other boats, no feeling as you pull into a bay that someone was just here. Just you, your fishing partner, your guide, and all that water to explore. And all those fish! It's a powerful experience. It's the Scott Lake Lodge Experience.

While you will be on an island 350 miles from the nearest paved road, you will have comfort, security, and plenty of personal privacy. Our guests stay in private cabins spread over the waterfront and over a hillside with impressive views of the lake. There are no hallways, just doors into an oasis of comfort in your wood-paneled cabin with, of course, private bathrooms and cozy beds. There are only thirteen guest cabins, each with two beds. This is a full-service lodge with breakfast and dinner elegantly served in Laker Lodge with its commanding view of the south arm of Scott Lake. Lunch is with your guide (packed lunch or the traditional Canadian shore lunch). After a day on the water your options are extensive—a kayak or canoe paddle, a soak in the hot tub, a traditional Finnish sauna, a massage in our spa, a workout in our lakeside gym, a guided hike on the nearby Tundra Trail, or just a relaxing break on the expansive deck off the main lodge. It's all up to you.

What should you expect when you arrive on our island? In a word, a lot. From the time you arrive at our charter facility in Edmonton, you are immersed in our customer service embrace.


The Logistics:

Arrive in Edmonton, Alberta for your two-hour flight on a Dash 8-300 turboprop to Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan. Then take a breathtaking half-hour floatplane flight to the lodge.


The Fish:

We have an incredible fishery. It's been developing for 7,000 years (since the glaciers left) without any help from anyone. There is no stocking, no management, just wild fish that rarely see a fly. With a long-standing catch-and-release program and the vast waterscape, these fish are always ready to dance. We have seriously big northern pike, lake trout, and Arctic grayling.


The Facilities:

Our facilities are first class, plain and simple.


The Flying:

With 200,000 acres of Scott Lake and connected lakes available from our dock, you don't need to fly. But with 24 available wilderness lakes in a nine-million-acre outfitting region you will want to.


The Food:

Our chef and culinary team make sure that you have entree choices, varied cuisine, and graceful service.


The Fun:

If there is an overarching theme to your experience, it simply will be fun. That's our focus—making sure you have a great time on the water, in the lodge, and with our team.

Most of our guests just aren't prepared for the scope and scale of our water resources. There is nothing in the United Sates remotely like the lake country along the Saskatchewan/Northwest Territories border county. When you fly into the lodge you will try to figure out if you're looking at peninsulas, islands, or the mainland. You will not succeed; it's a vast mosaic of land and water. Thankfully, you will have a guide with you every step of the way. Our guide team is averaging over twenty years' experience, with an average of fourteen years at our lodge. You will be in good hands as you explore the 200,000-plus acres of water available from our dock or the additional nearly one million acres of exclusive waters in our flyout system. Ever wanted to see a musk ox? We can't guarantee it, but we have those prehistoric creatures living right along Scott Lake and near most of our flyout lakes. There is a chance as well to see black bear, moose, and maybe a wolverine. Loons, eagles, and osprey are an everyday experience. This is a wild place.

The price for a five-day experience at Scott Lake Lodge is $7,795 plus Canadian taxes.

Price includes:

  • Roundtrip charter flights on a Dash 8 turboprop from Edmonton, Alberta, to Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan (two-hour flight)
  • Roundtrip floatplane flights to the lodge from Stony Rapids (half-hour flight)
  • Global Rescue medical evacuation insurance
  • One night (double occupancy) at the Renaissance Hotel in Edmonton on your southbound trip • Use of all lodge fishing equipment, including Orvis fly rods and reels
  • Exceptional meals and accommodations
  • Use of recreational equipment (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, hot tub, sauna, and fitness center)


Get more details at www.scottlakelodge.com under Booking and Contact.

Travel:

Where is Scott Lake Lodge?
We are right on the 60th parallel, 500 miles straight north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and 500 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta.

How do I get to Edmonton?
Edmonton, a city of 1.5 million, is served by many US and Canadian airlines. Currently there are direct flights from Seattle and Denver. More US cities are expected to have direct flights in post-Covid 2023.


Fishing:

Just how many fish will I catch?
That will depend on the weather, water temperature, and of course, your angling skills. But it will be a lot. Catch rates will typically be 20–50 pike per day per angler. Days of 100 per angler are not uncommon. Similar numbers are typical for a day of grayling fishing. Trout fishing requires more patience.

How big will the pike be?
In an average season our anglers will land around 1,500 pike over 40" with around 200 of those exceeding 45". Our biggest pike was 51". We have big fish!


Amenities:

What's the staff size?
For our maximum guest number of 26, we have 30 on-site staff members, an excellent ratio.

What's there to do besides fishing?
Plenty. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, hot tubbing, or enjoying a sauna for starters. Massage is also available. There are two bars on the property to help fill the evening hours.

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