Wisconsin angler Kevin Wolff has been making an annual pilgrimage to Lac La Matre lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories for the past decade, and during his most recent trip in June he hooked the catch of a lifetime.
Wolff spent six days in the Northwest Territories’ remote wildness chasing after northern pike. He had already caught several on June 23 when he spotted a large, silver fish just under the surface. It was the largest silver pike he had ever seen.
“I’ve probably caught three silvers in my entire life,” he told OutdoorHub. “They’re not everywhere.”
Wolff was on his last day of the trip and by that time he had gotten a feel for what the pike preferred. Using yellow, green, and black fly lures, he and guide Tyler Scoyne were in the hunt for big fish. The silver pike, however, was different. Unlike its more common northern pike cousins, it fought Wolff every step of the way.