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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.
Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat and some non-salmonid species
123 m. (403.4 ft.)
Varies with Climate Conditions
Buntzen Lake has 3 resorts and 2 BCFS campsites where cartop boats
can be launched.
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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.
sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.