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Located 44 km. (27 miles) northeast of the city of Kamloops.
From Kamloops travel north on Hwy #5 (Yellowhead Hwy.) for 14
miles. Turn off at the Sun Peaks Ski Resort exit and stay on this
road (Heffley Louis Creek Road) for 13 miles.
There are two resorts, both at the eastern end of the lake.
One is on the south side near the road, the other on the north.
There is also a BCFS camp site on the north side.
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Report: There are beautiful shoals and shoal bays
which offer excellent fly fishing. The inlet creek is at the
east end, (it is also the spawning channel for the trout) with
an outlet and an irrigation dam at the extreme western end of
There is a large shallow area at the western end of the lake
with an average depth of less than 20 feet where weed beds provide
habitat and shelter for fish and insect alike. Various Nymph
patterns, Leech and Blood Worm can be very successful when used
in this area. To the east of this shallow area, there is an
abrupt drop off which allows the fish to stay in the deep cold
water rising to take an appealing insect or lure.
Chironomid fishing in June can be very exciting and there is
one area known as the “Twin Bays” where the fly is particularly
productive. Heffley Lake offers bays, weed beds, shoals with
marl bottoms and submerged islands to test an anglers ability
to “match the hatch”.
Fly fishing is not the only way to tackle with one of this lake’s
wily Rainbows. They can be enticed by trolling fly patterns,
(Shrimp, Doc Spratleys, Damsel or Dragon Flies) or using light
weight spin gear with Hot Shots or Flatfish. Good ol’ troll
with worm can also be productive particularly during the late
Development on the lake is concentrated on the North shore.
The south side with the exception of one of the resorts is virtually
untouched and offers an opportunity for some excellent wildlife
viewing. The lake is home to Bald
Eagles who summer in the Interior to rear their young.
Other varieties of water birds such as
Loons, Golden Eyes, Buffle Head, Red Necked Grebe, Canada
Geese and Mallard
are also summer residents on Heffley. Moose,
Muskrat also make for interesting viewing. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!