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Young Lake
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Location: At 70 Mile House turn east onto the Green Lake road. Continue for 26 km. (l6 miles) following the south road. Turn right and continue for about 9 km. (5.6 miles). Stay on the right fork about 1.3 km. (.8 miles) after the last turn. Continue for about l km. (.6 miles) and take the left fork marked as Young Lake Road East. Continue for 4.l km. (2.5 miles) and make a right turn on to a 'no through road'. The north side of the lake near the mid point is about 1/2 km. (.3 miles) beyond the last turn.

Size 252 ha. (622 ac.) Shoal Data Not Available
Mean Depth 28.7 m. (94 ft.) Max. Depth 66 m. (217 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage Moderate to High Elevation 936 m. (3070 ft.)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. 78 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: Boats, boats launching and campsite areas are available.

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Fishing Report: Rainbows to 4 lbs. are taken by spinning or trolling. Caddis fly and an abundance of scuds make it interesting to the flyfishers.
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Viewscape: The south arm is very steep. Several rocky slopes and bedrock faces extend to the waters edge. This area is completely forested in Douglas fir. Patches of western birch are scarce and scattered over the hillsides. Understorey and groundstorey is very low and the forest is mainly open and clear. The west arm is more gently rolling to hilly with mixed mature Douglas fir, Lodgepole pine and spruce on both sides. Deciduous growth is restricted to a few isolated patches mostly on the south shore. Summer cabins are located along the north shore.

Shoreline: The south arm area is very steep both above and below the water line. Shoreline is dominated by near 100% cobble and boulder from failing talus slopes and bedrock outcroppings. The west arm is fairly steep but open and stable with a thin margin of understorey development at the waters edge. Shoreline substrate is again cobble with occasional small sandy beaches.

Nearby Lakes

Spectacle Lake: Just a short distance from Young, it is a very productive rainbow lake on the fly.

Note: Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing a new lake.



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