Get hooked in Kamloops, where fishing is available year-round with spring and fall months offering the most consistent open water fishing options. Good fishing is also available during the warm summer months at higher elevation lakes, and early winter provides great ice fishing conditions, as the fish are still actively feeding. Come cast a line on trophy stillwater and experience some of the BC Interior’s best fishing.
Top 5 Lakes to Fish
Edith Lake is situated 25 minutes west of Kamloops off Highway 5A, known to locals as the Old Fishing Highway. The recreation site features camping for 15 units, day-use areas with picnic tables, a fishing dock, and three boat launches for cartop or small trailered boats. Kamloops Rainbow and Brook Trout are stocked year-round.
Monte Lake is located 50km SE of Kamloops on Highway 97 towards Vernon. Trolling is the best method for consistent success of catching Kokanee between early spring and fall months. It is a popular spot for ice fishing beginning in January when the ice is thick enough.
Tunkwa Lake Provincial Park is located 40km from Kamloops off Highway 1 West between Savona and Logan Lake. Being one of British Columbia's premier fishing destinations, anglers can cast for Rainbow Trout from a boat, tube, canoe, or the shore. Camp at the provincial park or stay year-round at Tunkwa Lake Resort.
15km SE of Kamloops, Jacko Lake is one of the most productive stillwaters in BC. Rainbow Trout are stocked annually and grow up to 10lbs. The day-use site features a gravel boat launch and is only open from spring to fall. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended on the gravel road, 8kms off Inks Lake Road.
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CASTING LOOPS FLY & TACKLE
Casting Loops Fly & Tackle is Kamloops' only fishing dedicated store. Get your fly and tackle gear before casting a line on the many lakes around Kamloops.
Plan Your Kamloops Fishing Trip
Three primary strains of Rainbow Trout are stocked in local lakes by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC: Pennask, Blackwater, and Fraser Valley. Eastern Brook Trout can also be found in some Kamloops stillwaters, as well as Chinook Salmon, Kokanee, Burbot, Northern Pikeminnow and Carp.