Winter at Kasba Lake
Winter has arrived to the far North and to Kasba Lake. Temperatures range between -18 to -32 degrees and some snow has fallen. These conditions are within the normal range for this time of year. The scenery is breathtaking and the lake is frozen solid which makes it the perfect time for some ice fishing. Our watchman Scot has already taken advantage and thrown down a few lines. However, the fishing has been slow because the fish are not near the surface or biting because they are in hibernation.
During this time of year, many fish hibernate and are biting less. Yes, fish do hibernate and during this time they are usually sitting on the bottom of the lake because this is where the warmer pockets of water are. They usually feed less because their activity and metabolism is greatly reduced. What happens to fish during hibernation is that they go into a state of torpor. Torpor is not quite full hibernation, because it is of a shorter duration than hibernation, but otherwise it is a very similar state of being: reduced body temperature, slowed metabolism, slow reaction times, reduced breathing rate and primary body functions. Torpor allows the animal to save the energy that would otherwise be needed for higher levels of activity. In the Spring the fish will resurface with new vigour and a greater appetite!
In the meantime we are getting ready for the 2017 season which opens on June 24, 2017. We will be busy preparing the lodge to welcome all of our fishing guests. Chef Craig Wheeler will be busy creating gourmet dishes sure to tantalize your tastebuds. Our world class guides will be expanding their knowledge so that they are ready to take you get your catch of a lifetime. Our modern, clean and comfortable cabins will be fully stocked and ready for guests. Lastly, our 18.5’ Alumarine boats will be serviced and ready for new fishing adventures. The 2017 brochure is out and can be found on our website or contact us if you would like to be sent one.
Kasba Lake is 1500 square miles of a naturally productive habitat for our fish species and we are the only fishing lodge around. Kasba Lake has never been commercially fished and catch and release since 1975 to preserve the fish population. Kasba style fishing is Triple Trophy: lake trout, arctic grayling and northern pike. You can catch all three on Kasba Lake. In addition, to the North is the Kazan River with fast flowing waters that contain some of the best Arctic Grayling fishing in existence.
Your fishing adventure awaits you at Kasba Lake Lodge. Be sure to book early as we often sell out. See you on the waters!
I have been to Kasba 10 times and every trip seems like it is the best one. The fishing is always great but what separates Kasba from other lodges is the passion of the guides. The Hill family has established a great culture with their guides that is awesome.
Terrific fishing at a very well run lodge. Great people and a great experience. My 4th time visiting Kasba. Superb accommodations and meals. Great equipment and guides. Pike, grayling and lake trout on a magnificent lake.
Fantastic service both prior to and during our trip to Kasba Lake Lodge, great accommodations and superb fishing. Would highly recommend the fly out fishing to the Kazman river which was awesome, I think we caught 70 plus Grayling, we lost count! Lots of Lake Trout and a huge big up to our guide Mik for all his efforts and great shore lunches.
My 3rd visit did not disappoint. Shore staff is the best, attentive, professional and catered to my every need. They made feel like I was a king. The guides are the best you can find, put me on fish everyday no matter the weather. They will work hard to get you the fish of a lifetime. I caught 300 plus in just 3 days of fishing and my guide Tyler was ready for more. He wore me out… awesome!!!