Rutledge Lake Lodge News

Because of the current state of uncertainty due to Covid-19, regrettably Rutledge Lake Lodge is suspending Lodge operations for the 2020 season.

All deposits will be returned in full by March 31, 2020 or can be applied to bookings for the 2021 fishing season.

In the upcoming months, RLL will be offering on our blog, discounts for 2021 pre-bookings.

Thank-you and stay safe,



Fantastic Fishing, Weather and Company, June had it all!

The Artison Floor Fashion crew from Edmonton were a blast, Mike and Greg kept everyone well entertained. Mike may have had the biggest Laker of the trip hooked and to the boat! Unfortunately (Mike and Greg have different versions why!), a good look was all they got! What fishing trip doesn’t include a story of the “big one” that got away?

Seasons Greetings

With winter finally here and Christmas fast approaching, fishing fanatics are “making their list (secretly perhaps??) and checking it twice!”

Rutledge Lake Lodge checked a few things off our list this year.  New fridges, Garmin electronics, solar panels and inverters were nice additions to the Lodge in June.

In August, new LED lights were installed in the cabins, running water with separate hot water tanks are now operational in all cabins,  and the interior logs have been restored and clear coated.   

This Christmas may you check a few special things off your list as well.  If one of those things is an exclusive fantastic fishing vacation, come to the spectacular Northwest Territories and Rutledge Lake Lodge where that one in a lifetime “Trophy Laker or Northern Pike” awaits!         Rutledge Lake Lodge sincerely wishes you  Merry Christmas and all the best in 2019!

Max Gets It Done!

Max Kappeler enjoyed a great trip to the Lodge this spring.  He started the trip off with a nice laker and finished  on the last morning with a 35lb beauty.  It was Max’s biggest fish to date, and our cameras…yes our cameras were back at camp!

Max has confirmed he’ll be back next spring to get that picture!

My First Trip To RLL

As with most fishing “nuts”, once my gear is loaded on the float plane and we lift off for home, I’m counting down the days until my next trip back and reflecting on trips past.

My first ever fly-in fishing trip was to Rutledge Lake Lodge in 1980.  For me back then, it was all about catching that big lunker and we did our best to do so.   We still reminisce about three monster pike that teased us one afternoon for ten or fifteen minutes, following our lures back to the boat on several casts.  Though we didn’t hook one, the crystal clear water provided us with an incredible and exciting show we still talk about 38 years later!

But  what I remember best is  quality time spent with family and friends, winning the  huckleybuck pot one evening,  and yes the mosquitos were quite memorable that first trip as well!