Rutledge Lake Lodge

Enjoy Premier Fly-in Trophy Lake Trout and Northern Pike Fishing on the pristine untested waters of Rutledge Lake in the Northwest Territories.  Chart your own course to virgin vacation land in the Northwest Territories. Fly to Rutledge Lake Lodge where you can enjoy the unspoiled beauty of crystal clear waters that abound with trophy Lake Trout and Northern Pike.   

Rutledge Lake Lodge offers a unique opportunity to fishing enthusiasts who desire an exclusive fishing vacation destination that only a fly-in lodge can provide.  The Lodge hosts a limited number of guests enjoying exclusive use of the Lodge and amenities.

 Rutledge Lake Lodge is located in the Precambrian Shield 125 miles southeast of Yellowknife NT on Rutledge Lake.  In 1977 a lease was secured by Bob McMeekin and Rutledge Lake was constructed on the west shore of Rutledge Lake showcasing a picturesque view of the lake and surroundings.  The Lodge has hosted numerous fishing enthusiasts over the years with many returning year after year to fish their favorite spots and to discover new!

Rutledge Lake is approximately 150 – 170 square miles with countless islands, bays and drop-offs providing guests with ideal lake trout and northern pike fishing.   Its safe to say many of these “secret holes” have yet to see a lure!

The Lodge is accessible by float plane only and provides some amazing aerial views on the flight to and from the lodge.  When travelling from Yellowknife, the flight follows the shores of Great Slave Lake and the size and beauty of Great Slave becomes evident, truly a remarkable sight!

In the summer, the Northwest Territories is truly the “Land of the Midnight Sun”.  Commencing in June at the Lodge,  angler’s can enjoy fishing late into the evening taking advantage of the summer solstice.


The average daylight in June is 19:42, July 18:50, August 16:05 and September 12:58. Whether catching a laker after midnight or enjoying the unspoiled beauty of ones surroundings, you might be surprised how quickly a day or even week can pass when averaging 19 hour of daylight per day!

Getting Here

Rutledge Lake Lodge is located approximately 130 miles south east of Yellowknife NT and is accessible  by float plane only.  A number of carriers service Yellowknife from Edmonton, including Westjet, Northwest Air Lease, Air Canada, Canadian North and First Air.  By car, Yellowknife is 1503 kilometers from Edmonton or approximately 15 – 16 hours driving.

After arriving in Yellowknife, we will prearrange your transportation to the charter’s base and then on to the lodge. Any last minute items you may need for your trip can be easily purchased with one or two stops on the way to the charter’s base.

The 1 hour and 20 minute flight from the Charter’s base in Yellowknife to the Lodge provides some truly spectacular views of Great Slave Lake and the endless pristine wilderness that is “The Northwest Territories”!! 



Enjoying Your Stay

Rutledge Lake Lodge is a self sufficient camp with guests providing for themselves. The Lodge can accommodate four to six guests per cabin, guests can expect to enjoy exclusive use of the Lodge and amenities.

Cabins include propane stove and fridge, propane BBQ, cooking utensils including dinnerware, sleeping bags and wood burning stove. A propane freezer is on site, running hot / cold water in the cabin with separate stand alone hot shower.


Packages Include:  

  • Charter from Yellowknife/Fort Smith to and from the Lodge.
  • 4 or 7 nights accommodation at the lodge
  • Lodge Amenities
  • 14′ Lund boats, 9.9 Yamaha motors, landing nets, gas, oars and Life vests

You Will Need To Bring:  

  • pillow and sheet
  • fishing rod and tackle
  • warm clothes, personal toiletry’s, rain gear
  • sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent
  • groceries / liquor (R.L.Lodge can help make arrangements)

2018 Rate Per Person $______ CAD