The Lake trout (salvelinus namaycush)
is the main fish in Gordon Lake, and since the water stays cool, the fish
stay shallow for the entire month of June and first week or two of July,
then they begin to move to deeper water. They begin to move up again with
the cooler temperatures in the fall. We are often sold out for September
fishing dates, and the month of June well in advance.
As the water temperature warms up and the
trout settle into the deeper holes, our experienced chief guide will show
you where to go. Experience and patience pay off when fishing in
deeper water where the big fish gather in August.
We use Cisco for bait on large herring
teasers. The most common fishing rod used is a medium action 6' or 7' rod
with 20-30 lb test. Medium to large spoons are popular (Daredevils and Len
Thompsons). We provide fishing rods, bait and lures for your use. We also
provide floater jackets or pfd's and rain gear for each guest.
The lake's record pike is 30 lbs. Northern
pike (Esox lucius) can be found in the shallow bays, or along the shore
hiding in the weeds. Many of our guests enjoy a break from the hunt for Lake
Trout to cast a lure for Pike. The cold water early in the season keeps the
Pike on the move. Once the waters are warm on the surface in mid and late
summer, the Pike settle in the bays.
16 food Crestliner welded aluminum boats
with 4 stroke motors, radios and fish finders. Guests can keep in touch with
other boats and with the lodge over the radio system.
We don't provide guides as part of our
package, but we will provide one if you pre-arrange it with us. Guests
operate their own boats and are given a map of the lake with reefs and good
fishing areas marked. Our staff will provide updates and directions to help
you find good fishing.
Licenses can be purchased at the Lodge. The
price of a licence ranges from $10.00 to $40.00 depending on your place of
residence and the length of time you require the licence. We accept credit
cards, cash and cheques, but not debit.
Respectful treatment of our resources are
very important to us. We have a CATCH and RELEASE policy for fish over 10
lbs. For other fish which our guests release, we provide clear guidelines
for gentle treatment, the use of wet cotton gloves, and precautions to not
harm the fish.
BARBLESS hooks are required by law in the