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Andrew's Story

Fishing the Great Bear: A young angler finds a breathtaking world where record-breaking trout school like sunfish.

Andrew and his wife take in the sweeping vistas of Great Bear Lake, its record-breaking lake trout, and a first class lodge.

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Andrew and his wife had honeymooned in Costa Rica a few months earlier: “I’m pretty sure she enjoyed herself more in the Arctic than on the beaches.”

Plummer’s Lodge on Great Bear “was full of fascinating people from all walks of life.”

Andrew’s wife holds one of Great Bear Lake’s many, massive inhabitants. In 1995, the world record lake trout caught with a rod and reel (32.8 kg) was taken on the lake.

A jaunt along the shores of the Great Bear. The fourth largest lake in North America and Canada’s largest entirely contained body of water, Great Bear is surrounded by pristine wilderness.

The Precambrian shield and boreal forest on the lake’s Dease Arm, just north of the Arctic Circle.

Andrew’s float plane awaits, ready to take him on another adventure over the lake’s strikingly clear waters.

Catch (and release) of the day.

Looking south across Dease Arm to Plummer’s Great Bear Lake Lodge. “It’s just amazing what Chummy Plummer has created up there. A world-class resort in such a remote location.”

Another fine specimen pays a brief visit to the top of the lake.

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