insist there's nowhere like it. Fishing in the Yukon is truly
spectacular with countless options to choose from. Here feisty northern
species like Arctic grayling, northern pike and lake trout abound in
our pristine lakes. Lesser known but highly prized fish like the inconnu
and Arctic char navigate wild rivers flowing down through one of the
world's most remote and extraordinary landscapes.
Your Yukon fishing adventures
Yukon: once a forgotten wilderness, the Klondike Gold Rush in 1896 changed
this far western area of Canada forever. Today, the same pioneering
spirit beckons visitors to explore the vast wilderness of the Yukon.
rough it or be pampered in the lap of luxury as you enjoy all that Canada's
Yukon has to offer the sportsman and the family.
Yukon has opportunities for great fishing with a
wilderness lodge, outfitter, or flyin resort that will make your fishing
vacation memorable. Please adhere to our "Catch
and Release" and "Catch and Eat" policies to ensure great
fishing opportunities and enjoyment for our future generations.
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available for your trip preparation.
the huge lake trout lurking in the deep, cold lakes, to battling arctic
char cruising the pools and estuaries of arctic rivers Canada's Yukon
is home to some of the world's best fishing. Yukon
Salmon average 15-20 pounds, but fish of 65 pounds have been taken in
the Yukon River or its tributaries. The young spend their first year
in freshwater lakes or quiet backwaters of the mainstem Yukon before
migrating downstream as smolts. They arrive back as 4-7 year old fish
ready to spawn.
Yukon is a great place for a family fishing vacation. Canada's parks,
camps and resort settings are seldom far from great fishing. Tourist
outfitters and resort operators are happy to tailor their packages for
families who love to fish. Round out your family holiday with horseback
riding, climbing and nature tours and everyone will have an array of
The Yukon has adopted progressive conservation strategies
to ensure that our fish stocks remain healthy and productive. Fishing
practices are guided by three First Nations principles: respect the
animal, take only what you need, and use everything you take. Visiting
anglers are encouraged to adhere to these principles and to carefully
practice live release fishing whenever possible.