Pinantan Lake, British Columbia

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  Pinantan Lake
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Location: From Kamloops travel north on the Yellowhead (hwy #5) for about 5 kms. (3.1 miles). Turn off to the east (right) onto the Paul Lake road. Stay on the Paul Lake road until reaching the Pinantan Lake road (approximately 12 km/7.4 miles) and turn left onto the Pinantan Lake road. Drive about 13 kms. (8 miles) further. There are many public and private boat launches.

Size 68 ha. (168 ac.) Shoal 12 ha. (29.6 ac.)
Mean Depth 10.6 m. (34.8 ft.) Max. Depth 18.5 m. (60.7 ft.)
Game Fish Data not Available Fish Stocked Data not Available
Angler Usage Moderate Elevation 878 m. (2880 ft.)
Ice Over November to mid April T.D.S. 264 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: 1 large resort is located at the west end of Pinantan Lake with cabins, boats and campsites. There are no public campsites on the lake ,however, there is one public picnic site on the north side of the lake.

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Pinantan Lake Bathymetric Map

Fishing Report: Excellent family lake producing well throughout the season. Rainbows in the 1 lb. range are numerous and offer fast action on trolling and spinning gear. A good mayfly hatch is a bonus for the fly fishers.

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Viewscape: Situated in a low, broad valley of Paul Creek which runs east-west through the northern part of the Interior Plateau physiographic region. Englemann spruce is the main forest growth in the valley bottom and along the ridge tops with large areas of bunchgrass parkland, douglas fir, ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine on the valley slopes. Relief is moderate to gentle and is about 350 m. (1148 ft. ) overall in the area of Pinantan.

Shoreline: The lake has sharp drop-offs into deep water from a narrow littoral bench all along the shoreline. A flat back shore with cattails and bulrushes is found around the shoreline with the exception of a part of the southern shoreline which has patches of cattails and a steeper backshore. There is an extended marshy back shore at the southeast end of the lake. The riparian fringe behind the bulrushes, sedges and cattails consists of willows and some water birches.

Nearby Lakes

Little Pinantan Lake - Little Pinantan is found at the northeast end of Pinantan lake. A very small lake with much the same physical characteristics as the larger lake. Rainbows in the 1 lb. range are very numerous.

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


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Pinantan Lake, British Columbia