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Forest Lake is located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia,
north east of the City of Williams Lake, BC. Drive approx. 25.5
km (15.8 mi) north of Williams
Lake on BC Hwy 97. Turn right onto Lyne Creek Road. Travel about
5.6 km (3.5 mi) and then keep left and stay on the main road for
an additional 2.6 km (1.6 mi). Turn right onto Forest Lake Road
and continue on this main road for 3.1 km (1.9 mi). Finally, turn
left onto a smaller road and drive to the lakeshore. Total distance
from Williams Lake is about 37 km (23 mi).
97.18 hectares (240 acres)
58.42 hectares (144 acres)
5 metres (16.4 feet)
17 metres (55.76 feet)
925 metres (3,034 feet)
November - Early May
Forest Lake has a small open BC Forest Service Recreation Site
with campsites. RV accessible.
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Report: Excellent flyfishing for rainbow
trout in Forest Lake. With large quantities of aquatic invertebrates
in their diet, these Forest Lake 'bows grow to huge sizes. Considered
a trophy lake by many, these BC rainbow trout will attain weights
of 20 lbs or better. Most fish are in the 4 - 8 lb. range.
and release fishing is strongly encouraged on Forest Lake, as
during the warm days of summer, the rainbow trout take on a 'muddy'
protect Forest Lake as a flyfishing with artifical
flies only lake. Other special regulations including daily
catch quotas, motor restrictions and a winter lake closure may
be in effect. Check the regulations for specific details.
sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Both rolling hills and flat land surround the lake. A large cleared
area is present on the northern shore. The southern shore has
been cleared for an old homestead. Farther east along the southern
shore, an old burn has been repopulated by young Lodgepole
Pine. The dominant tree species is Douglas
Fir with Spruce and patches of Aspen
60% of the Forest Lake shoreline supports extensive beds of bullrushes.
The largest beds occur on the southern shore, toward the eastern
end. In contrast, the northern shore drops off steeply with very
little weed growth. A significant shoal extends out from the northern
shore at the eastern end. It supports extensive waterlily beds
and some log debris. The substrate along most shores is dominated
by fine material with occasional boulders.
Lake - Blue Lake is a small lake of about 34 ha.
(84 acres). Rainbows average 1lb., with 5 lbs not uncommon.
Kokanee are also found in good numbers. Spinners and flies do
well. A beautiful lake for canoeing and rowing. Electric motors
only. Blue Lake is 34 km (21 mi) north of Williams Lake.
Lake - McLeese Lake, situated 43 km (27mi) north
of Williams Lake on Hwy 97, is a popular fishing, swimming and
skiing lake. It produces both rainbows and kokanee.
Trolling is the most popular method. Many services are available
in the small community of McLeese Lake.
Lake - Tyee Lake is situated about 21 km (13 mi)
east of McLeese Lake off Hwy 97. A good producer of both kokanee
and rainbow, with spinning and trolling the most popular method.
All of these lakes offer camping and boat launching.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.