Moments before pulling a big northern
pike out of the Athabasca River
The Athabasca is also important from an historical perspective. It is designated as a Canadian Heritage River because of the important role it played with the railroad, the fur trade, and the opening up of the Canadian West. Our guides are more than happy to fill you in on the rich history surrounding this river.
A happy client with his first Calling Lake
Located only 20 km up the road from Calling Lake, Rock Island Lake is well known for for its trophy pike and walleye.
Our guides have years of experience fishing the submerged islands, rock reefs, shelves, and drop-offs that make up the diverse underwater structure of this lake.
With the exception of a government campground, there is no development on Rock Island Lake. The thick forest surrounding it makes for a unique wilderness experience, with plenty of opportunity for sighting wildlife.
A beautiful northern pike hoisted from Rock Island Lake.
A large lake that lies 1.5 hours north of Calling Lake, North Wabasca is home to some big walleye and northern pike. Howard and his guides know this lake well. Book a fishing trip with Deep Creek Outdoor Adventures on North Wabasca, relax in the comfort of our Lund 1950 Tyee Anniversary Edition fishing boat, and enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience. Not an easy river to access, the Athabasca River receives markedly less fishing pressure than a lot of Alberta's lakes and rivers. As a result, it remains one of the province's strongest, most productive fisheries, with a reputation for walleye that are much larger than their lake-bound cousins. The river also produces big northern pike. Thanks to our Harbercraft 2075 Whitewater jet boat, Deep Creek Outdoor Adventures has no problem accessing incredible fishing on this river. Opportunities for other game fish are available, too.
Howard and his son Christian, holding Christian's first pike out of North Wabasca.
Athabasca's guide to fishing and wilderness adventure