Sakinaw Lake

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Sakinaw Lake
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Location: Follow Hwy. #101 to Sakinaw Lake Road (located about 6 km./3.7 mi. south of Earl's Cove). Turn west off the 101 onto Sakinaw Lake Road and follow it to the lake.

Size 816 ha. (2016 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth 43 m. (141 ft.) Max. Depth 140 m. (459 ft.)
Game Fish Cutthroat and Kokanee Fish Stocked Natural Sockeye and Coho
Angler Usage Moderate Elevation 5 m. (16.4 ft.)
Ice Over Varies with Climate Conditions T.D.S. 52 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: Boat rentals are available at fishing camps on the lake. Other resort and camping areas can be found on nearby Ruby Lake and a Provincial Park is also located at Halfmoon Bay.

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Fishing Report: Sakinaw is known for its large Cutthroat trout which can reach over 4 lbs. Kokanee, Sockeye and Coho salmon are also found in the lake. This beautiful lake is the largest on Sechelt Peninsula and is best fished in the spring and fall months. Boats can be launched at the lake.
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Nearby Lakes

Garden Bay, Hotel, Katherine and Mixal lakes can be found a few kms. to the southwest of Sakinaw near the community of Garden Bay. Garden Bay, Katherine and Hotel are Cutthroat stocked lakes providing fishermen with trout up to 2 lbs. Mixal Lake has a surface area of 43 ha. (106 ac.) and also provides a Cutthroat fishery. Like Sakinaw these lakes are best fished in the spring and fall months. All services and accommodations can be found in the Garden Bay area.

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


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