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From the city of Kamloops
travel south on Hwy. #5A. The turn-off to Peterhope is found just
past the south end of Stump
Lake (about 50 km./31 mi.). Turn east (left) on this secondary
road and follow it a few kms. to the lake. The road is car accessible.
1 resort with cabins and boats can be found on the northwest shore.
A 15 vehicle BCFS campsite with a cartop boat launch is located
on the northern shore.
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Report: Peterhope is blessed with a rich marl bottom,
broad areas of shoal, sunken islands and an abundance of aquatic
insect life, making it a great lake for the fly fisherman.. Like
Stump Lake low water years have hurt Peterhope. In earliers years
this famous lake routinely produced Rainbows between 8 and 16
lbs. However, Peterhope is on the rebound and things are starting
to look bright again. Managed as a quality water, fish up to 12
lbs. are being caught by experienced fishermen, however trout
in the 5 lb. range are the norm for large fish. Not a fast action
lake and considered difficult by many, Peterhope still holds trophies
for those who will spend time to learn its secrets. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Lake - Glimpse Lake, 95 ha. (235 ac.) in size, is
located to the south of Peterhope. It lies at an elevation of
1113 m. (3651 ft.) and can be accessed by car either via Peterhope
or Nicola Lake. Glimpse has extensive shoal areas and weedbeds,
and offers a fine Chironomid hatch in early spring followed
by a Caddis hatch in June. Needless to say, it is a very popular
fly fishing lake, producing a good Rainbow fishery with trout
reaching into the 2-1/2 lb. range although larger fish have
been caught. Two 6 vehicle BCFS campsites with cartop boat launching
can be found on the north and south sides of the lake.
Lake - Blue Lake, a small lake with a surface area
of 12 ha. (30 ac.), is located 1.5 km. (.9 mi.) northeast of
Glimpse. Surrounded by Douglas fir, Blue is a clear water lake
with a shoal area that encircles the lake and then drops off
to a deep center. Managed as a quality water, fly-only lake,
Blue is the home of large Kamloops Rainbows. 8 lb. fish are
not uncommon, but hard to catch. Your best chance may come during
the Caddisfly hatch in late June. A dry line with your favorite
Sedge pattern may land you that tropy of your dreams. 4x4's
are recommended especially if the weather is wet. There is a
small area for rough camping however BCFS campsites are available
at Peterhope. A Provincial Park campsite is located on Nicola
Lake. All services and accommodations can also be found in the
nearby town of Merritt.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.