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News from the 60th

Why the Bunny Leech is the Perfect Northern Pike Fly

If you took a survey of what was tied onto fly rods in guides boats at Scott Lake Lodge this would account for 90% of the flies. Simple, easy to tie and effective. The bunny strip moves with the slightest twitch begging to be eaten, even by a pike with the a whitefish...

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The Final Fifteen

At the 60th parallel late August isn’t late summer—it’s fall. That means fall fishing at Scott Lake Lodge, one of our guide’s favorite times. The changing of the season with the heavy migration of geese, the gathering of common loons, and the subtle shift in the color...

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The Beat Goes On

Farewell to Summer In most years the seasons at Scott Lake Lodge morph into each other seamlessly: you really don’t notice the divide between summer and fall. Not so this year. There was no ambiguity on August 18th when a vicious north wind brought 50 degree...

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Summer Season on Scott

It’s summertime and the fishing, at least most of the time, is easy. Well it was easy most of the time, except when cold fronts creep into the 60th parallel. We had three days of cool and windy weather when our sixth group of the season was at the lodge, but they...

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Spring Fishing Fever

  Here on the border of Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, Scott Lake Lodge offers three distinct seasons during our eleven weeks of operations that begin on June 10 and end on August 29th: two weeks of spring,six weeks of summer, and three weeks of fall. We...

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It Begins Again

JUST THE WAY WE LIKE IT It has now been twenty years that the current owners of Scott Lake Lodge have watched that first float plane with guests appear on the southeast horizon line and then touch down on the inviting waters of Scott Lake. For some of those twenty...

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Ready, Set, Fish!

The Gang is All Here Well, most of the gang is here. Thanks to an early ice out we were able to start bringing in our staff on May 29th.. That's the earliest date for floatplane landings over the past twenty years at least. We had a group of four, led by senior guide...

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Getting Close

It's now less than two months from the start of the 2016 season at Scott Lake. Along with the entire Scott Lake Lodge gang (30 strong), I am getting extremely excited. A winter's worth of work behind the scenes is now coming together: aircraft contracts are secured;...

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Weather in Stony Rapids

Clear
Friday
Clear
High 72°/Low 51°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
Chance of a Thunderstorm
High 66°/Low 55°
Rain
Sunday
Rain
High 62°/Low 52°
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Monday
Rain
High 57°/Low 48°
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Tuesday
Overcast
High 66°/Low 49°