Pinaus Lake, British Columbia

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Location: From the city of Kamloops, travel 27 km. (17 mi.) on Hwy. #1 (Trans Canada Hwy.). Turn south (right) onto Hwy. #97 at the Monte Creek junction. Travel till you reach Westwold. When leaving Westwold, you only have to travel a very short distance before coming to the Pinaus Lake Resort sign on the right side of Hwy 97. (There are two roads off Hwy 97 that will take you to Pinaus Lake please take the first one when coming from Westwold, as the second road is not maintained.) Follow signs along Ingrim road to Pinaus Lake Resort.

When leaving Falkland to Pinaus Lake turn left off Hwy 97 just before reaching Westwold. (There are two roads that will take you to Pinaus Lake please take the second road as this road is maintained.) Follow signs along Ingrim road to Pinaus Lake Resort.

Size 162 ha. (400.1 ac.) Shoal Data not Available
Mean Depth 22 m. (72 ft.) Max. Depth 58 m. (190 ft.)
Game Fish Rainbow Trout Fish Stocked Rainbow Trout
Angler Usage High Elevation 1006 m. (3300 ft.)
Ice Over November to Early-April T.D.S. 140 mg./L

Resorts & Campsites: A resort is located on the lake along with a large 25 vehicle BCFS campsite with a good cartop boat launch.

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Fishing Report: Pinaus Lake supports a good Rainbow fishery for trout up to 5 lbs. This high use lake is heavily stocked to provide good numbers of trout. In 1994 50,000 Rainbows including 17,000 Gerrard Rainbow were introduced to the lake. Pinuas is a good quality lake, managed to produce good quantities of large sized Rainbow.
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Nearby Lakes

Square Lake - Square Lake is 10 ha. (24.7 ac.) in size and is located 1 km. (0.62 mi.) east of Pinaus. This small lake supports a good Rainbow fishery for trout up to 2 lbs. Managed as a good quality water, Square Lake is situated amidst beautiful surroundings and like Pinaus is considered an excellent fly fishing lake. A small 7 vehicle BCFS is available at the lake. Cartop boat launching is difficult, but possible. Little Pinaus, another small lake, is found just 1.5 km. (0.9 mi.) to the southeast of Pinaus Lake. Rainbows to 2 lbs. are caught with flies or by trolling small lures, flatfish, or spinning gear. A 3 vehicle BCFS campsite with good cartop boat launching is available.

Lady King Lake - Lady King Lake, is a small lake 6 ha. (14.8 ac.) in size and lies at an elevation of 1036 m. (3398 ft.). The maximum depth is 7 m. (23 ft.) and the mean depth is 3.5 m. (10 ft.). Lady King is within walking distance, just west of Pinaus. Winterkill can be a problem, however aeration systems have been installed and management plans call for 4000 Rainbows to be stocked annually. A quality fly only lake, Lady King supports an excellent Rainbow fishery for trout up to 3+ lbs. Camping is available at Pinaus, Little Pinaus and Square lakes.

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


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