Fishing at Ruby Range
Ruby Range Lodge is located in Talbot Arm, the most remote reaches of Kluane Lake, whose pure waters are home to healthy populations of Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Whitefish, Burbot and Inconnu. To see some information about each of these species, see our Species of Fish for Kluane Lake.
Kluane Lake is frozen 7 months of the year due to both its location at 61ºN Latitude and its elevation of 850 meters above sea level. In May, starting at the mouth of Talbot Creek, the lake begins to thaw. By mid-June, the fishing season at the lodge has begun. Talbot Arm is sheltered from the winds by the Ruby Range Mountains, so most days at the lodge can be a fishing day.
The fish most sought after by many fishermen is the giant Lake Trout. Lodge guests regularly catch fish in the 4.5 to 6.8 kg (10 to 15 lbs) range. It is not uncommon to catch a trout in the 13.6 to 18 kg (30 to 40 lbs) range. Fish of 27 kg (60 lbs) have been seen by knowledgeable fisherman in the crystal-clear waters. Catching one demands everything from both angler and equipment.
Large numbers of Arctic Grayling can be found near the mouth of the many creeks that drain into the lake, and can be caught best with dry and wet flies or with spinning tackle. Northern Pike of 12 kg (25 lbs) and more are found in the many shallow bays. Whitefish, Inconnu and Burbot are seldomly fished, but once you’ve tasted either of them, you’ll wonder why that is!