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There are a couple of ways to get to Quesnel Lake, British Columbia.
To the town of Likely, BC on
the west end of Quesnel Lake: turn east off BC Hwy 97 at 150 Mile
House onto the Horsefly Rd. Continue to the major intersection of
paved roads, then turn left (northeast) onto the Likely Road. Total
distance from 150 Mile is 85 km (53 mi). From here you can access
the northern portion of the lake. Ask for information and directions
To the village of Horsefly
and on to the southern shores of Quesnel Lake: turn east off BC
Hwy 97 at 150 Mile House on to the Horsefly Road. Stay on this road
until you reach the village of Horsefly 59 km (37 mi). From this
point you can access either the southwest or southeast portions
of Quesnel Lake. Directions and information can be obtained in Horsefly.
is the largest lake in the Cariboo District, and there are many
wilderness roads to the lake. It is advised that you acquire a good
map of the area.
There are many resorts, marinas and BCFS campsites around the
lake. All services and facilities can also be found in Likely
BC Adventure Network members serving this area:
Cariboo Rivers Fishing: We specialize in fly-fishing, wilderness and cultural tours, and jet boat adventures from the Chilcotin plateau, to the interior rain forests of the Quesnel Lake watershed. We offer you luxury in a wilderness setting at our private lodge on the Fraser River ... more
Ecotours-BC.com: Adventure in the wilds of BC … untamed, wild and remote. Ecotours-BC will take you to rare ancient forests, glaciers, and the alpine. You’ll see wildlife, mountain grizzly bears, eagles, and salmon – all surrounding Quesnel Lake - the deepest fjord lake on e... more
Elysia Resort: Our full service getaway destination on Quesnel Lake offers fishing for Rainbow Trout, romantic getaways, great dining, and vacation packages in lakeview rental cabins & guest rooms. You'll be warmly greeted at our small, friendly and secluded piece of paradi... more
Northern Lights Lodge: Join us for dry fly fishing on world-class rivers & Quesnel Lake, for the largest most aggressive strain of rainbow trout on the planet. You’ll experience wild native trout and river fishing at its best. We’re located on Quesnel Lake, the deepest freshwater f... more
Plato Island Resort: The sunsets have to be experienced … no words can describe the serenity and splendor. We offer excellent fishing on Quesnel lake, camping & comfortable cabin accommodation, a well protected marina, & delicious quality meals. See you soon! more
Rainbow Waters Fly Fishing Adventures: Rainbow Waters Fly Fishing Adventures offers guided fly fishing in the pristine wilderness of the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia. From diverse stillwaters to Sockeye salmon creeks and rivers, the exceptionally beautiful and unique Quesnel Lake ecosystem... more
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Report: Rainbows, Dolly Varden, Lake Char, and Kokanee
are found in Quesnel Lake. These fish can grow to enormous sizes.
15 lb. rainbows aren't newsworthy and 30 to 40 lb Lake Char are
often caught. You should definately ask locals where to fish on
this hugh lake. Summer winds can be a danger for small boats.
Trolling apex lures with downriggers is the most popular method
of fishing. The Quesnel River flows from the lake at Likely, and
there are several smaller rivers and creeks (including the world
famous Horsefly River) that flow into Quesnel Lake. Flyfishing
at the mouth of these rivers and creeks can be fabulous at times.
Millions of Sockeye and Chinook salmon come up the Quesnel River
and swim through the lake to get to rivers such as the Mitchell
and the Horsefly to spawn. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Forested hills give way to mountains surrounding the N.E. portion
of the lake.
This large and very beautiful lake offers some of the most spectacular
and secluded beaches found on any lake in B.C. Fantastic family
vacations can be planned here. Along with fishing, there is swimming,
water skiing, sailing, kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing.