As mentioned in the story, “The Numbers Don’t Lie” -http://www.greatbearlakeoutdoors.com/stories/fishing/item/91-the-numbers-dont-lie - we have had some weeks that were clearly better than others for catching trophy size Lake Trout on Great Bear Lake.
While we have published a number expedition logs, or trip journals as we call them over the years, it’s not often that we come across one detailing a trip on the lake during the winter months.
Although we don’t have much in the way of detail regarding just who these hardy adventurers are, one thing we do know is that they hail from Great Britain, and are experienced Arctic travellers, having done something similar on Great Slave Lake a couple of years prior to this adventure. In fact, one or more of this group may have also travelled to Antarctica.
Over the course of 11 days, they walked and skied approximately 102.4 nautical miles – or approximately 118 statute miles (a nautical mile is equivalent to 1.1508 statute miles) – across the frozen surface of the lake from Cape MacDonnell, down the Keith Arm to Deline.
Lures used to catch Lake Trout, not unlike those employed to entice other species come in a mind-boggling array of shapes, sizes and colours, and while the manufacturers have given them “trade” names, those bestowed by anglers and guides alike, tend to be far more interesting and descriptive.