Premier Lake is located northeast of Skookumchuk on Highway 93/95
via 8 km (5 mi) of gravel road.
against the west slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Premier Lake is
one of the key recreational fishing lakes in the East Kootenay.
The emerald green lakes of Premier and four smaller lakes, Canuck,
Yankee, Cats Eye and Quartz offer a unique and varied fishing experience
in a secluded and pleasant park atmosphere.
area is rich in wildlife. Premier Ridge, west of the lake, is an
important wintering range for elk, whitetail and mule deer, and
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Forests of Douglas fir and western
larch are common in the park. Osprey, eagle, heron, king fisher,
numerous forest birds and water fowl can also be seen.
Premier Lake Park, situated 72 km north of Cranbrook, contains 57
vehicle/tent camp sites and is located at the south end of the lake.
There are no drive-through sites. There is an information shelter
located at the entrance to the park but no telephone.
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Report: This popular lake offers rainbow trout reaching
sizes of 2 kg (4 lb) and brook trout are resident. These rainbows
have been the main source of broodstock for Kootenay hatcheries.
fishing methods such as Chironomid, halfback, fullback, Doc Spratleys
and shrimp patterns all produce good results.
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for angling information!
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fishing a new lake.