Fatox Lake & The Deadman Region

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Fatox Lake & The Deadman Region
British Columbia, Canada

Location: From Kamloops travel west on Hwy. #1 (Trans Canada Hwy.). Travel past the community of Savona. You will cross two rivers. The first river you will cross is the Thompson River. The second is a small river called the Deadman River. After you cross the Deadman River, you will start climbing a hill, near the top of the hill turn north (right) off Hwy. #1 onto a secondary road (Deadman Creek Road) which will take you to several lakes including Fatox. Fatox is approximately 50 km. (31 mi.) from Hwy. #1. A truck is recommended.

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Size 24 ha. (59 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth Data not Available Max. Depth Data not Available
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Brook Trout
Angler Usage Low Elevation 1128 m. (3700 ft.)
Ice Over November - May T.D.S. Data not Available

Resorts & Campsites: There are no resorts on the lake but there is a small undeveloped area for rough camping. Cartop boats can be launched at the lake. Nearby lake include Vidette, Deadman, Skookum and Snohoosh Lakes.

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Fishing Report: Fatox is reported to be a good producer of Rainbows that reach into the 3 lb. class or better. Trolling small lures and spinning gear are the preferred method of fishing however fly fishing has met with success.

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Nearby Lakes

Vidette Lake Vidette Lake, located northwest of Fatox, is considered a good family lake. Rainbows to 3 lbs. are caught on flies or by trolling. A good quantity of Kokanee are also present in the lake. Vidette has cartop boat launching. Deadman Lake, located south of Vidette offers a good fishery for Rainbow and Kokanee that reach into the 2 lb. range. The lake has a timbered camp area with cartop boat launch. Skookum Lake can be found immediately to the south of Deadman. Trolling for Rainbows and Kokanee up to 2 lbs., is the most popular method of fishing. Skookum has an open, grassy BCFS camp area with cartop boat launch. Snohoosh Lake, south of Skookum, is the largest of these 5 lakes. Rainbows and Kokanee up to 2 lbs. are caught successfully by trolling, spinning or on the fly. A timbered camp area with cartop boat launch is available. All in all this area of the Southern Interior Plateau offers fine recreational value for families, along with the spectacular scenery of Deadman Creek Valley that features colorful sandstone formations known as "Hoodoos".

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


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Fatox Lake & The Deadman Region