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Lois Lake
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Location: Lois Lake is actually a reservoir approximately 14 km. (8.5 mi.) long. It can be accessed by travelling south from the town of Powell River approximately 20.2 km. and then turning northeast on Canoe Main. Access is unrestricted on Canoe Main. The Lois Lake boat launch is near the dam.

Size 2495 ha. (6162.6 ac.) Shoal 29.5 ha. (1061 ac.)
Mean Depth 29.5 ha. (1061 ac.) Max. Depth 141 m. (462.5 ft.)
Game Fish Cutthroat and Kokanee Fish Stocked None
Angler Usage Low Elevation 152 m. (499 ft.)
Ice Over Varies with Climate Conditions T.D.S. 16 mg/L

Resorts & Campsites: There is an organized camping area at the end of Canoe Main. This is a lovely lake for paddle sports and swimming. Lots to explore! The nearby communities of Powell River and Saltery Bay can provide accommodations, services and facilities.

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Fishing Report: It is best fished in spring and fall near feeder creeks. Cutthroat can reach up to 3 lbs.
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Viewscape: Signs of logging are visible on the surrounding hillsides. Forests consists of Douglas fir, Hemlock, Western Red cedar, Alder and Broad Leaf maple.

Shoreline: A drowned forest makes up most of the northwest shore of the lake; there are extensive shoals of submerged stumps and dead upright trees by the thousands.

Nearby Lakes

Khartoum Lake: Khartoum is another large lake which is connected to the northeast end of Lois Lake. Best fished near the mouths of feeder creeks during spring and fall months, Khartoum produces Cutthroats up to 4 lbs.

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


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