I hope everyone is well and getting ready for spring.

Spring is well on its way here at home, but at the lodge in the Yukon, spring is slow coming this year with record snow falls in many parts of the Yukon and another cold winter. But on the bright side, the days are already longer than here at home with sunrise at 6:45 am and sunset at 10:00 pm. Once it does warm up it won’t take long for the snow to melt and the ice to come off. I still think back to when Deb, the lady doing the cooking and I flew in on April 10/2020 the year that Covid broke out, and just how fast the spring does come to the north.

This is probably what it looks like now… your turn to put some wood in the stove!

With all the turmoil in the world today it is nice to see that somethings are getting back to normal. It is going to be great to have guests coming back, seeing all the old friends and meeting new ones. Many of you have been waiting for more than 2 years and no doubt some are going to need some fishing lessons . With the travel restrictions easing up it is much easier to travel to the Yukon which is long overdue. From the guests who are booking, they are still somewhat cautious as to where they want to go and concerned on the number of people that will be at their destination. Here at Kluane, only 16 guests maximum at one time and we are the only ones on the lake, so I can’t think of a safer place to be.

You just don’t know who is going to drop by when you are gone for the season.

For me it is time to start buying all of the supplies that will be needed at the lodge for another great season. Good thing I make lots of lists or no doubt I would be forgetting half of the things I need. This year it will require more than usual with all the guests coming in contrast to not having to many in the last 2 years.

I hope the pilot can see where we are going because I can’t.

I’ve already got the plants started for the green houses, I think I may have started them a little to soon as some of them are already getting pretty big. Hope they will survive the long drive to Whitehorse and then the flight into the lodge. Everything always tastes so much better coming right out of the garden compared to what you get out of the stores and guests are amazed at what we can grow at the lodge.

Fresh garden salad tonight.

With last years number of guests being allowed to travel towards the end of our season, some incredible was had for both lake trout and northern pike. The same will happen again this year with the start of the season making for great fly-fishing along the many shoals around the lake, also making for some great sight fishing. This is also a great time for spin casting for both the trout and pike. Fishing in the deeper waters for the lake trout can be great anytime with the bigger fish being caught in July and August, many because more of the guests are focusing on them at that time of the year.

Well, I’m almost as big as the boat

Crystal clear water

For anyone still thinking about a northern fishing trip to the Yukon, we still do have some spots available. If you are into flyfishing, June and early July are best. If you are spin casting and trolling anytime will work for you. If you come in June and early July you can fish around the clock as it doesn’t get dark! And if you have never seen the northern lights, anytime after August 10th you may be able to experience one of the marvels of nature. It doesn’t matter how many times you have seen them, every time they are different.

Come on guy, what are you waiting for, lets go.

You know, if you look right down here, I can see one.


Until next time, have a great spring and we hope to see you at the lodge and don’t forget to take a kid fishing. It could very well be your best time of the summer.

From Brian and the staff at Kluane Wilderness Lodge