Grizzly Swamp Lake is located in British Columbia's Okanagan region
approximately 40 km. (25 mi.) northeast of the town of Winfield.
From the city of Kelowna travel
north on Hwy. #97 to Winfield. Turn east onto the Beaver Lake Road.
Follow this road past the Dee Lake chain and Doreen Lake. Travel
onto Haddo Lake. Grizzly Swamp Lake is located just minutes due
south of Haddo.
There is no developed campsite at Grizzly Swamp Lake however there
is lots of room for organizing your own camping area. 2 boat launch
sites are present on the lake.
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Report: Before being turned into a reservoir in 1978,
Grizzly Swamp lake was considered to be an excellent lake for large
Rainbow trout. Following years showed a decline in this fishery
and in 1987 the lake was completely drained down and all fish died.
In 1988 Rainbow stocking resumed and by 1992 good numbers of Rainbows,
up to 45 cm. (18 in.) were reported. Stocking was then cut back
to 5000 Pennask/Beaver Rainbows per year so trout size would increase
and once again become an excellent fishery for large Rainbows.
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Lakes - Specs Lakes are 3 small lakes found just east
of the northen end of Grizzly Swamp Lake. Excellent fly fishing
for good quantities of smaller Rainbows, although Specs #2 (the
middle lake) has reported catches of trout in the 2-3 lb. range.
A rough access road is provided to Specs #3, the northernmost
lake in the chain. A 6 vehicle BCFS campsite with rough cartop
boat launching can also be found at the lake. Ideal Lake is 146
ha. (361 ac.) in size and can be accessed by following the road
leading south from Specs Lakes. Ideal is considered an excellent
family lake providing fishermen with good quantities of smaller
Rainbows. A large 30 vehicle BCFS campsite with cartop boat launching
is available at the lake.
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fishing a new lake.