Missezula Lake, British Columbia

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Missezula Lake
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Location: From the town of Princeton travel north on Hwy. #5A. Turn east (right) off Hwy. #5A onto the Summers Creek Road and travel 32 km. (19.8 mi.) to the south end of the lake. The lake can also be reached by travelling south on Hwy. #5A from the town of Merritt. The north end of the lake can be accessed by turning east off Hwy. #5A onto the secondary road leading to Hook and Ketchan Lakes. Do not turn south on a branch road leading to these lakes, but instead, carry on to Missezula.

Size 259 ha. (639.7 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth 30 m. (98 ft.) Max. Depth 74 m. (242.72)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout, Kokanee & Eastern Brook Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout
Angler Usage Moderate Elevation 696 m. (2283 ft.)
Ice Over November to April T.D.S. 176 mg./L

Resorts & Campsites: A 9 vehicle BCFS campsite with boat launching can be found on the north end of the lake.

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Fishing Report: Rainbows, Kokanee and Eastern Brook trout to 2 lbs. are the norm in this large lake, however management's objective is to develop a large sized Rainbow fishery and a successful Kokanee fishery. To this end over 281,000 Rainbows have been put into Missezula since 1991. Included in these stockings have been over 60,000 Gerrard trout with intentions to add an additional 20,000 annually.
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Nearby Lakes

Hook Lake - Hook Lake, a small lake of 12.2 ha. (30 ac.) can be found via a branch road off the road to Missezula. Managed as a quality lake, Hook provides a fine Rainbow fishery for large trout. 2 small BCFS campsites are available at the lake.

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


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Missezula Lake, British Columbia