of BC's Vancouver Lower Mainland Region
was taken at Hicks Lake
Lake: Located approximately 13 km (8 mi) north of the town of
Squamish off Hwy #99. This popular lake supports a mixed fishery of Rainbow,
Cutthroat and Dolly Varden. Rainbows are stocked annually but remain small
Lake: This Fraser Valley lake is located only 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast
of the small town of Maple Ridge. Although the number of fish are great,
the large size and the great depth of the lake make sure there is not
a large number caught. Rainbow average about 1 lb and Cutthroat can average
1 to 1-1/2 lbs Lake Char can reach 20 lbs or better at Allouette Lake.
Lake: Alta Lake can be easily accessed from the city of Vancouver
by travelling 120 km (72 mi) north on Hwy #99. Rainbow trout is the primary
game fish averaging just under 1 lb Dolly Varden are also popular catches
with some reaching up to 6 lbs or better at Alta Lake.
Lake: Brohm Lake is located within a couple of hours drive north of
the city of Vancouver on scenic Hwy #99. It is 15 km (9.3 mi) north of
the small town of Squamish. Good spring fishing for Rainbow trout and
Cutthroat which usually average from 1/2 to 1 lb. Good numbers of Gammarus
shrimp and Chironomids are present in Brohm Lake.
Lake: From the city of Vancouver, 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. Cutthroat usually reach to 2 lbs, while Rainbow
are found from 1/2-1 lb at Buntzen Lake.
Lake: Hwy #99 north from the city of Vancouver will take you to Callaghan
Lake. The average size of the Rainbows is usually 1/2-1 lb, but can
reach over 2 lbs at Callaghan Lake.
Lake: Cheakamus lies within the boundaries of Garibaldi Provincial
Park found approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) south of the resort village of
Whistler. Cheakamus supports a Rainbow fishery with trout reaching into
the 1+ lb class. Dolly Varden char also inhabit Cheakamus Lake and are
reported to grow to large sizes.
Lake: The 10 km (6 mi) long lake is reached by turning north
off Hwy #7 at the community of Harrison Mills. Rainbow Trout and Dolly
Varden are the game fish in Chehalis Lake.
Lake: Located in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, approximately
48 km (30 mi) southeast of the town of Chilliwack. Chilliwack is a large,
deep lake which contains a variety of fish species. Rainbows average 1+
lbs while Dolly Varden and Cutthroat can reach into the 4-5 lb range at
Lake: This popular recreational lake is located in Cultus Lake
Provincial Park, 13 km. (8.1 mi.) south of the city of Chilliwack. Trout
may reach over 3 lbs.
Lake: From the ferry terminal at the town of Powell River, follow
Highway #101 south to Lang Bay and then turn north along a gravel logging
road. Average size for Cutthroat is around 1/2-1 lb however much larger
have been caught at Dodd Lake.
Lake: Lake Erroch is located on Hwy #7 between the community
of Harrison Mills and the town of Mission. Lake Erroch is a very popular
lake which provides a good fishery of Rainbow and Cutthroat.
Lake: This large lake is located amidst the spectacular scenery
of Garibaldi Provincial Park. The lake is reached by travelling north
on Hwy #99 from the city of Vancouver and turning east into the park at
the community of Garibaldi. Even with the late start for fishing - early
July - the productivity of the lake remains good until the fall. There
are reports of trout over 4 lbs but the average is usually around 1 lb
at Garibaldi Lake.
Lake: Green Lake is located along Hwy #99, 3 km (1.8 mi) north of
the town of Whistler. Dolly Varden have been reported over 7 lbs while
Rainbow have come in over 2 lbs at Green Lake.
Lake: Harrison Lake can be found by travelling north on Hwy #9 from
the town of Agassiz. Harrison contains a great variety of fish, however
Cutthroat and Rainbows reaching up to 3 lbs.
Lake: This large, long lake can be reached from the town of
Powell River. Cutthroat are the main attraction and are reported to reach
over 2 lbs in this productive lake.
Lake: Hatzic can easily be found by travelling 6 km (3.7 mi) east
of the town of Mission on Hwy #7. Not known as a great fishing lake, Hatzic
does however support Rainbow, Cutthroat, Black Crappie, juvenile Coho
and Sturgeon. Rainbows are the most numerous and will reach up to 1 lb.
Lake: Located in Sasquatch Provincial Park, Hicks Lake is only
a couple of hours east of the city of Vancouver. Cutthroat is the predominant
game fish, usually averaging 1+ lbs.
Lake: Found just 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the town of Hope on paved
roads. Kawkawa contains many species of fish, however it is best known
for its large Kokanee that can reach up to 3+ lbs.
Lake: Lois Lake can be accessed by travelling south from the
town of Powell River and then turning northeast on the Macmillan Bloedel
Stillwater mainline. Cutthroat can reach up to 3 lbs at Lois Lake.
Lake: Located down in a valley, Morris Lake can be accessed by turning
north off Hwy #7 at the community of Harrison Mills. Although not very
numerous, the Cutthroat can reach up to 3 lbs or better at Morris Lake.
Lake: From the town of Powell River (142 km/85 mi), travel south on
Hwy #101 to Lang Bay where a logging mainline going north will bring you
to the lake. The average Cutthroat reaches 1 lb with larger Cutthroat
reported in the spring when there is a good Chironomid hatch.
Lake: Pitt lake is 16 km (9.9 mi) north of Haney town centre
in Maple Ridge. Good year round fishing is available at this easily accessible
lake. Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat are the game fish in Pitt Lake
Lake: Rolley Lake, located in Rolley Lake Provincial Park, 23 km (13.8
miles) northwest of Mission, BC. Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat are the game
fish in Rolley Lake.
Lake: Access to this lake is a short drive either south from the ferry
slip at Earl's Cove or north from the community of Madeira Park, both
communities are on Hwy #101 on the scenic Sechelt Peninsula. Ruby supports
a Cutthroat and Kokanee fishery. The size for the Cutthroat is usually
about 1 lb but there are reports of them reaching to 3 lbs at Ruby Lake.
Lake: Follow Hwy #101 to Sakinaw Lake Road. Turn west off the 101
onto Sakinaw Lake Road and follow it to the lake. Sakinaw is known for
its large Cutthroat trout which can reach over 4 lbs Kokanee, Sockeye
and Coho salmon are also found in Sakinaw Lake.
Lake: Silver Lake is located in the Silver Lake Provincial Park
12 km (7.5 mi) south of the town of Hope. This small (1 km/.6 mi) long
lake is usually very calm in the evenings. Although the majority of fish
caught are small, the Dolly Varden can reach up to 5 lbs at Silver Lake.
Lake: From the town of Maple Ridge on Hwy #7, the Dewdney Trunk Road
will take you to Stave Falls where you will find Stave Falls Dam and the
flooded area below the lake itself. An alternate route only suitable for
trucks is the Davis Lake Road going north between Mission and Dewdney.
Year round fishing is possible in this large lake where the Cutthroat
can get to 3-4 lbs at Stave Lake.
(Jones) Lake: Jones Lake Reservoir lies approximately 25 km
(15.5 mi) southwest of the town of Hope. Fair to good catch rate for rainbows
to 1+ lbs. Kokanee up to 2+ lbs are also found in Wahleach Lake, and fishing
for these can be excellent at times.
Lake: This small lake, located 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of the community
of Harrison Mills on Hwy #7. The Rainbow trout usually average around
1-1/2 lbs with reports of some reaching up to 4 lbs at Weaver Lake.
Lake: This small lake is located in the city of Coquitlam on Gatensbury
Street. Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat are the game fish in Welcome Lake.
Lake: This small lake can be accessed from the community of Harrison
Mills on Hwy #7. The possibility of large Rainbow attract many fishers
to this small lake. The average size, however, is about 1 lb.