The Numbers Don't Lie

Published in Field Journal

Over the 30 plus years we have been fishing Great Bear Lake, together with a number of friends who have fished with us from time to time, we have literally caught thousands of Lake Trout...

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Great Bear Lake Journal - Trophy Lodge - July 14 to 21, 2012

Published in Field Journal

While at times it seems to fly by, a year is actually a very long time – particularly between our fishing trips to Great Bear Lake. Anything can, and sometimes does happen that threatens to throw a wrench into our plans, but in 2012, not unlike the previous thirty plus years for many us, the fates were once again in our corner, we overcame the odds, and would soon be gathering in Edmonton on the first leg of our journey to the "Bear."

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Where the Thunder Lizards Roamed

Published in Tales from Cabin 14

“It is a land frozen in time, an ancient place, shrouded in both mystery and legend.

The people of Great Bear Lake – the Sahtu Dene, have lived here since the beginning of time as we would perhaps understand it, and through the generations have handed down stories of Na acho – the gigantic mammals and birds that once roamed the earth.

While it is unlikely that you will encounter a T-Rex today, the lake now boasts a new generation of giants – Lake Trout…”

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Shangbanger and Son

Published in Tales from Cabin 14

“The first time I met the Shangbanger and Son, who are otherwise known as Ed and Rodney Harback from Harriman, Tennessee, I would never have guessed that they were Great Bear Lake legends in the making.

Even though they are father and son, you never met two more different people. Two peas in a pod they were not…”

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