Species Arctic grayling, Pike
Coordinates 61° 15€² 0€³ N, 138° 40€² 0€³ W
Location: British Columbia
Surface area: 400 km²
Why we chose it
In 2009, Pike; Good fly fishing for large fish in shallow water, and a great lodge
When to fish: Just after ice-out is best.
Where to fish: Focus on shallow bays and drop-offs.
Tip: Toss floating or subsurface flies; large foam poppers work well.
—Barry Stokes, manager at Islander Reels
In 2008, Arctic grayling; Incredible numbers and good-sized fish, great scenery
When to fish: May to October.
Where to fish: Fish current seams, breaks, pools and riffles in an unnamed river accessible to guests at Dalton Trail Lodge.
Tip: Use dry flies during hatches, and nymphs and streamers at other times; or cast small jigs tipped with soft-plastics on ultralight spinning gear.
—Bob Izumi, host of Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show