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Crystal Lake is a beautiful and small 55 ha. (135 acre) lake that can
be found in British Columbia's South Cariboo approximately 5 kms (3 mi)
southwest of neighbouring Bridge Lake on Highway 24 that links 100 Mile
House and Little Fort.
& Campsites: There is camping available at a nearby BC Forest
Service Recreation Site. This campsite offers 7 vehicle well treed campsites
that is accessible by 2 wheel drives and RV's.
Lake is home to one of BC's excellent guest ranches, Crystal Waters Guest
Ranch, offering western theme adventures, riding and log cabin accommodations.
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Report: At an elevation of 1159 m (3801 ft), Crystal Lake is
known to be a good producer of trout up to 2 kg (4.4 lb), although, a
6.3 kg (14 lb) rainbow trout is on record. The best months are in the
spring, early summer and fall, with the peak time being May 1st to July
15th. The lake also produces well throughout the winter ice over period.
Crystal Lake is stocked with Rainbow trout. Anglers employ a number of
techniques, including fly fishing, and spinning or trolling gear. The
water is crystal clear and so fly fishing with long leaders of up to 20
feet are recommended. Watch for the frequent hatches and this often challenging
lake can prove quite rewarding.
float tubes and canoes, this tranquil lake is not for the water ski or
power boat enthusiast. Car toppers can be launched and rowing or electric
motors are advised.
Fish: You have to hike into this small lake that offers excellent
fly fishing for rainbow. No facilities are available and it is advisable
to ask for specific directions for this lake off the Pendleton Lake Road.
Located northwest off the Hendrix Lake Road on a rough logging
road, this wild stock lake has good rainbow fishing all summer with flies
and spinning lures being most effective. The small Forest Service campsite
has an area for cartop boat launching .
Howard: This lake noted for its fly fishing, is located on the south
side of Canim Lake. The busy Forest Service campsite is RV accessible
with a boat launch; motors restricted to 10hp. Rainbows can reach five
pounds and better.
Note:Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start fishing
a new lake.