Scum Lake, BC, Chilcotin


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Location: At Williams Lake turn west onto Hwy 20. Continue approx 97 km (60 mi) to Hanceville (a.k.a. Lee's Corner) then turn off the highway and travel south 4.67 km (2.9 mi), crossing a bridge over the Chilcotin River. Turn right on the Taseko Lake Road. Drive 44.6 km (27.7 miles) and then turn right (north) onto a very rough road for about 5 miles. Keep to the right until you reach the lake. This last stretch of road can be bad, expecially in wet weather. Use a 4x4.

Size 68 ha (168 acres) Shoal 68 ha (168 acres)
Mean Depth 2.3 metres (7.54 ft) Max. Depth 5 metres (16.4 ft)
Game Fish Rainbow Fish Stocked None
Angler Usage Low Elevation 1190 metres (3,903 ft)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. 145 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: A fishing lodge and several cabins are located at the northeast corner of the lake. There is also a small forested BCFS campsite which is very private because of the rough road. Car toppers can be launched.

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Fishing Report: Wild rainbows averaging 1 1/2 lbs are caught from May to July and September through October. While spinning gear is the most popular, fly fishermen do very well.
Be sure to visit Fishbc.com for angling information!

Viewscape: Scum is surrounded by flat to gently rolling terrain, covered in open pine forest mixed with occassional spruce trees and patches of aspen and birch trees.

Shoreline: Consists of cobble and boulders. Grass and small shrubs extend back some distance from the shoreline in many places, otherwise pine forest grows to the shoreline.

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



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