Fishem Lake, BC, Chilcotin

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Fishem Lake
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At Williams Lake, turn west onto Highway 20. At Hanceville take the Taseko Lake road south until you reach the Lord River Development road (just past the turnoff to Vedan-Elkin-Chaunigan lakes). Turn south onto the Lord River Development road and travel 32.5 km (20 mi.) to an intersection just past Yohetta Creek. At this intersection, turn left and drive 0.5 km (0.3 mi.) and then turn right and continue another 2.25 km (1.4 mi.) to Fishem Lake.

Size 141 ha. (348 ac.) Shoal 91 ha. (225 ac.)
Mean Depth 4.8 m. (16 ft.) Max. Depth 12 m. (39 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow & Bull Trout Fish Stocked None
Angler Usage Low Elevation 1356 m. (4,448 ft.)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. 72 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: None.

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Fishing Report: Fishem produces small wild stock rainbow and bull trout. Nearby Taseko River can be excellent fly fishing waters for rainbows and bull trout.
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Viewscape: Fishem is situated in a broad valley. Nearby Yohetta Valley is considered by many to be the prettiest in the Chilcotin.

Shoreline: A kame terrace is found on the east side while moraine, kame terrace and alluvial fan make up the shoreline on the west side of the lake. The north end has a shore with a beach berm raised by wave action. A spruce forest with sedge meadows and occassional lodgepole pine are found on the west side. The east side of the lake is mixed lodgepole pine, spruce with grassy areas and some aspen away from the water. Alder is found at the lakeshore.

Nearby Lakes

Taseko, Tuzcha and Yohetta - Taseko, Tuzcha and Yohetta are not known for great fishing, however they are well worth exploring for their scenic beauty.

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

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Fishem Lake, BC, Chilcotin