Fishing on one of the best lakes in Saskatchewan isn’t something every angler can brag about. Located just south of the Northwest Territories, Reindeer Lake is ideally located within the remote boreal forests that lie on the outskirts of the Arctic Circle. This expansive waterway boasts almost 2 million acres of fishable water, over 5500 islands, and 9173 kilometres of shoreline, providing excellent habitat for a multitude of sport fish. Despite these favourable conditions, it is highly advisable to enlist a trusty Canadian fishing guide. These local masters have proven time and again that there is no substitute for tested expertise. Here we go over the four best reasons to forgo your innate desire to “figure it out” and hire a Canadian fishing guide.
Much of what we learn in life derives from trial and error, and fishing in Saskatchewan is no different. Baits and presentations that proved successful yesterday can’t guarantee results tomorrow, and being on unfamiliar water will only add to the unpredictability. But when you combine the tenacity and determination of an eager angler with the fundamental knowledge of a Canadian fishing guide, you create the perfect recipe for an unforgettable adventure.
Finding a mentor that melds with your personality is a gift from the fish Gods, but you don’t have to rely on mythology to forge a lasting relationship with your Canadian fishing guide. The best way to build rapport with your guide is to keep an open mind and ask questions. By doing this, you will become a preferred customer on your next outing. The best approach to extending that preferential treatment is to share your story and your guide’s business card with friends and family. Be sure to tell them to let the guide know who sent them!
As creatures of habit, we anglers receive a great deal of comfort from having all our tackle available at any given time. As familiar as you may be with your arsenal, you need not feel vulnerable without it. Your Canadian fishing guide will supply everything you need, from baits to rods, meaning you won’t have to lug around a tackle box full of unnecessary lures and accessories.
Think back to the last time you brought someone to your local honey hole. The voyage was likely ignited by a story you recounted wherein you caught a personal best or limited out on eaters. After some minor bragging, you invited the person to come along the next time you go out. Upon getting to the hot spot, you were then faced with reproducing the same results that precipitated your epic day. The bottom line here is that fishing guides dedicate their livelihood to finding fish, thereby assuming all the responsibilities so you can focus on catching and creating timeless memories.
The most significant advantage of hiring a fishing guide is the invaluable knowledge they will impart to you. The first step in acquiring this know-how is to humbly admit that you don’t know everything about fishing in Saskatchewan. Part of what attracts people to fishing is the challenge, and no one would take it up if it were easy. Embrace the opportunity to learn new techniques and, most importantly, ask questions.
Arctic Lodges provides unfettered access to possibly the best fishing in Saskatchewan, Reindeer Lake. In addition to our unrivalled guide service, our accommodations and culinary acumen present the perfect environment for indulging in comfort after a long day on the water. Please reach out to us online or call 888-353-2432 to start planning your Canadian adventure.