Fishing Reindeer Lake, Saskatchewan
Reindeer Lake is noted for its variety of fishing experiences. The lake is about 160 miles long, covering an area of nearly 2,500 square miles. One of our prime Lake Trout areas is Deep Bay, one of the world's largest ancient meteorite craters. More than 700 feet deep and 6 miles across, this body of water remains cold long after the heat has driven trout down to unreachable depths in most other lakes. Also in Deep Bay you can fish the elusive Arctic Grayling. Seldom found in still water, these scrappy little fighters offer a real challenge to the expert fisherman. Northern Pike, many of them trophy size, abound in the many bays and inlets along the shoreline. You may also connect with Walleye, while for the fly fisherman or ultra-light fan, there are Whitefish.
We have day-use sites on Marchand and Fafard Lakes, accessible by boat from Nordic Lodge. Marchand will give you lots of action for Northerns, while Fafard is known for Walleye.
Reindeer Lake has been designated a Catch and Release 1 lake, the largest C&R 1 lake in Saskatchewan. These reduced limits should ensure that the superb fishing you enjoy today will still be available for future generations and future fishing trips.
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In early June right after the ice is out, Lake Trout can be found in shallower waters. By July, once the water starts to warm up, Lake Trout will move to deeper water as deep as 70’. They can be caught using down riggers and deep divers. During the middle of September when temperatures start to cool off, Lake Trout come back up to shallower waters to feed and can be fished by trolling or casting. Trout prefer a water temperature around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
During early June, right after the ice is out, the pike are in shallow depths sunning themselves. Once the weeds start to grow in the later part of June, Pike are found lying amongst them. In July and early August the Pike have moved to deeper water where the weed growth is more abundant. The vast majority of the trophy size Northern Pike that are caught at our lodge are caught through out August. Once the lake cools off early September, the pike move back to shallower waters.
Seldom found in still water, these scrappy little fighters offer a real challenge to the expert fisherman. The best time of year to catch Arctic Grayling is during the warm days of summer after a good insect hatch.
In early June you may find Walleye in some of the bays on Reindeer Lake. The later part of summer they are commonly found below Whitesand Damn on Fafard Lake.
Nordic Lodge runs 16.5 foot Alumarine boats that are known for their stability and comfort. They are equipped with 25hp or 30hp Yamaha motors, flat wood floors and swivel seating. 50 L of gas per day will be provided. We also provide paddles, fish tubs, dip nets and MOT approved personal flotation devices.