Tag Archives: fly fishing for northern pike

Wollaston Lake Lodge, Day Three: Duck, Duck, Pike


Written by: Phil Monahan

This pike decided to attack the mouse fly from above, which made for an exciting strike.
Photos by Sandy Hays

The rain started during the night, and we awoke to the steady thrum of big drops hitting the metal roof of our cabin at Wollaston Lake Lodge. The forecast called for things to get significantly . . .

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Wollaston Lake Lodge, Day Two: Bigger Is Better


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dan Lembke demonstrates the proper hold of a big northern pike in preparation for release.
Photo by Sandy Hays

Our second day at Wollaston Lake Lodge (click here for a report on the first) promised weather much like the day before–80 degrees and sunny–and we were looking forward to trying to find some . . .

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Wollaston Lake Lodge, Day One: Big Water


Written by: Phil Monahan

Another Wollaston Lake northern pike comes to the boat.
Photos by Sandy Hays

At the 2018 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Asheville, North Carolina, back in April, Wollaston Lake Lodge was announced as this year’s Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge of the Year. At the after . . .

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Four Trophy Fishing Experiences in the Last Frontier


Written by: Phil Monahan

The 30-inch mark is an Alaskan distinction between really big rainbows and HUGE rainbows.
Photo courtesy Crystal Creek Lodge

Alaska is blessed with an incredible wealth of sport-fishing opportunities—from easy-to-reach streams that flow alongside highways or right through town, to remote waters accessible . . .

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Photos: Fanning the Flames of Fly-Fishing Passion

Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge


Young River learns the satisfaction of catching a big fish on a fly you tied yourself.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

Twelve-year-old River is on his second trip to Wollaston Lake Lodge this week. He loves fishing, and traveled to Canada with his father, grandfather and brother. He is quite the young man, . . .

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Photo of the Day: A Boy’s First Pike on the Fly

Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge


Just minutes after learning to cast, Zane was into some big northern pike.
Photo courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge

Being a guide is not just taking folks fishing. The experiences that people share in the boat sometimes are just as memorable as the fish they catch. Teaching someone something. . .

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Photos of the Day: Drunk and Disorderly Pike

Written by: Kubie Brown, Orvis Manchester


Kubie Brown is all smiles, as he holds a 40+-inch northern pike from Upstate New York.
Photos courtesy Kubie Brown

Every year, I head up to the Adirondacks with my brother and my buddy, Justin, to hunt the ponds, lakes, and rivers of the region for big post-spawn northern pike. In the past, we’ve found that. . .

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