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Elk Lake is located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Travel
45 km (27.9 mi) north of Williams
Lake, BC, on Hwy 97. Upon reaching McLeese Lake, turn right
on the McLeese Lake-Likely Road. Elk Lake is located about 22 Km
(14 mi) along this good gravel road. Watch the left side of the
road for a BC Forest Service Recreation Site sign.
58.32 hectares (144 acres)
36.80 hectares (90.89 acres)
5.6 metres (18.36 feet)
20.42 metres (67 feet)
metres (2,696 feet)
Mid November - Early May
Elk Lake has medium open/treed BC Forest Service Campsites. RV
accessible. Very rough boat launch. Small boats or canoes must
be walked down a path to the lake. A small dock is located at
the boat launch. Float tubes and pontoon boats are very popular
on this lake.
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Report: Considered as one of the best flyfishing
lakes. While Elk Lake does not contain large quantities of trout,
it does contain quantities of large trout. Because of a great
food supply, 6 lb rainbows are often caught. Elk is designated
a fly only lake. Gas motors are also prohibited.
appears to be a large shallow weed carpeted shoal, however, at
the north end of the lake it does get deeper. Best fishing occurs
early in the summer and also late in the falls.
sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
A very pretty lake with islands. Surrounding countryside is 100%
forested in predominantly Lodgepole
pine and Trembling
aspen, with a few Douglas
fir and cedar intermixed, and birch and alder close to the
shore. Elk Lake lies in low rolling hilly terrain.
100% peaty black soil. Yellow
pond lily and cattail
are very abundent around the margin and in the shallows of the
Jackson's Hole. Located about 3 km (1.86 mi) before reaching Elk
Lake on the south side of the McLeese Lake - Likely Road, Jackson's
Hole is another excellent fly fishing only lake. Gas motors prohibited.
Clear water with large shoals, this 36 ha (91 acres) lake contains
large quantities of small to medium sized rainbows.
Hole has small open site BCFS campsites. Cars, campers and small
RV's can access this campsite. Before fishing, stop at a local
Fly & Tackle shop to enquire about fishing conditions, because
Jackson's Hole is sometimes subject to winterkill, despite it's
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.