Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a popular winter activity for a lot of Yukoners. The frozen lakes are ideal destinations for a day of fishing in a fairytale winter setting. You can either choose from roadside accessible lakes such as Little Salmon Lake, Fisheye Lake and Frances Lake(snowfall may prevent driving up to the lakes by vehicle) or you may want to use a snowmobile to reach secluded lakes in the back country. At all times be sure that the ice is thick enough to carry your weight and your snowmobile's weight safely.
Prevent being fined by purchasing a fishing license at the Conservation Office or the Territorial Agent.

A wide range of fishing gear and related equipment is available at the Hardware Store in Faro.

Some of the fish species to catch in our lakes and rivers
  • Rainbow trout
  • Kokanee salmon
  • Arctic char
  • Jackfish
  • Lake trout
  • Arctic Grayling

Safety tips

  • Dress according to weather situation
  • Be prepared for weather changes
  • Let someone know where you go and when they can expect you to be back
  • Do not take risks as the consequences of bad judgments could result in drowning.

For more information
Campbell Region Interpretive Centre
Street address: Campbell Street
(867) 994-2288 (seasonal)
(867) 994-2728 (off season)

Yukon Government Department of Tourism and Culture - Read about fishing in the Yukon.