Mike, Ryan , and Al enjoyed some R & R at the Lodge in June, not to mention some excellent Lake Trout and Pike fishing. Extremely low water levels presented some challenges but with some ingenuity and MacGyvering all things were good.

Another first at the Lodge. The gigantic footprints on the beach at camp definitely got our attention. Later in the week a Musk Ox was seen strolling on our beach. A brief stare down and he was gone!

More of the Same!

It was nice having Mike Ekert up to the Lodge again in June for 10 days of fishing and relaxation.

We enjoyed some fantastic action and managed to reel in a few trophies as well. In 3.5 hours one evening, we averaged 1 laker every 5.5 minutes. When you take into account landing our catch, “dental surgery”, re-rigging, and a few cold “pops”, we were busy!

One of the highlights was landing this nice Laker with an equally impressive fish dangling out of it’s mouth!

The fishing at Rutledge gets better with every season and 2023 is no different.

Battered and Bruised, Best Trip Ever!

Have you returned home from a fishing trip battered and bruised with aching muscles and joints? Well we did this June and it was the best trip ever! How ironic, the big “lunker” had eluded Rob the past few years. This June while nursing a torn rotator cuff, Rob couldn’t keep big lakers off his favorite hook! Six in one day! Yes, in one day! Maybe not battered and bruised from reelng in big Laker’s, but stiff and sore…yup!

As The Mercury Drops…

It’s that time once again! As this season ends it’s time to look forward to 2022.

As Covid continues to reek havoc, we are making the necessary preparations to open safely in 2022.

We anticipate strict covid protocol will continue to be mandated by the NWT and for this and safety reasons as well, we will only be accepting reservations from fully covid vaccinated cohorts of 4 or less guests per week.

Stay warm and stay safe!

June 2021

It was nice to finally get back to the Lodge in June, we encountered a few surprises when we arrived which can be expected after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid travel restrictions. It’s surprising what an inquisitive bear, 2 woodpeckers and a couple of busy squirrels can do!

The fishing was as the fishing always is at Rutledge Lake! 2022 can’t come fast enough!

Discount for 2021 Pre-Bookings

With the first signs of winter upon us, we are focusing on the upcoming 2021 fishing season. We are optimistic travel restrictions due to the pandemic will ease but the current increase in infection rates is troubling.

The Lodge is again offering a 10% discount for all 2021 bookings made prior to December 31, 2020. (Rates are posted on the “Booking” page.) Deposits will be waved until such time NT health authorities confirm travel protocol.

Contact tom@rutledgelakelodge.com for reservations and or inquiries.

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,


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!