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Buntzen Lake
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Location: From the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, travel east on the Barnett Highway towards the town of Port Moody. Turn north and travel to the community of Ioco. Buntzen Lake is located 4 km. (2.5 mi.) north of Ioco on paved and good gravel road. Although this popular day use lake is part of the local reservoir system for BC Hydro, it is still located amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the Fraser Valley.

Size 151 ha. (373 ac.) Shoal 12 ha. (30 ac.)
Mean Depth 30 m. (98.4 ft.) Max. Depth 65 m. (213.2 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat and some non-salmonid species
Angler Usage Low Elevation 123 m. (403.4 ft.)
Ice Over Varies with Climate Conditions T.D.S. 14 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: Buntzen Lake has 3 resorts and 2 BCFS campsites where cartop boats can be launched.

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Fishing Report: Cutthroat usually reach to 2 lbs (some 4 lb. Cutthroat have also been taken) while Rainbow are found from 1/2-1 lb. Because the Buntzen Lake drops off very steeply - going to 70 m. (230 ft.) within 200 m. (656 ft.) of shore - there is very little shoal area, but there are still many excellent fishing areas.

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Viewscape: The forested hills surrounding the lake are mainly coniferous with some deciduous on the eastern shores. The distant mountains are breathtakingly beautiful, offering an abrupt contrast with the often stark rocky shoreline.

Shoreline: Often rocky with abrupt drop off areas most of the way around the lake. Marshes are found on the flatter south arm. Some stumps below the water at the north end of the lake.

Nearby Lakes

Sasamat Lake Lake - Sasamat Lake located approximately 3 km. (1.9 mi.) from Ioco , is 45 ha. (111 ac.) in size and provides both a Rainbow and Cutthroat fishery. Rainbows will reach up to 1 lb., while Cutthroat will often reach 2 lbs. A large campsite with boat launching is available.

Coquitlam Pit - Coquitlam Pit (Lafarge Lake) is located in the nearby town of Coquitlam on Pine Tree Way behind the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. This man-made urban lake of 5 ha. (12.4 ac.) is stocked with Rainbows which will reach up to 2 lbs.

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

 

 



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Buntzen Lake, BC. Buntzen Lake, British Columbia