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My Dad and I are getting ready to head out for our first fish of the year and I thought I might try to get some feed back! We fish from the Vancouver to Hope area and are looking for some suggestion's on new spot's? Like a lot of people we are tired of the local pan frys and are hoping to find a spot that both produces and offer's some fish in reasonable sizes. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
If you are going to tell me about the double digit lake trout in allouete, save your time and read my rant under it's own heading! Or, SHOW ME A PICTURE OF THE ONE YOU CAUGHT!
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What do you have to fish from? Stave can be good at this time of year if you have the right boat and gear. I f you want to fish smaller lakes, try to find your way to some of the ones that surround stave. Some of them hold large fish. Good luck and report back if you get out :cheers:
 

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If you want consistent size you've got to go a bit farther than Hope.
If you go to Hope already then Merritt is less than an hour past. Coquihala Lakes are even closer. You have to pay the toll and stomach 2 hrs. extra driving time round trip, but you will catch bigger fish in large quantity. Kamloops can be done in a day trip as well, you just have to be a warrior. If you insist on close then Jones would be your best bet but you need a truck. Hicks Lake in Sasquatch Park will produce some bigger fish as well. Kawkawa might be worth a try still but it was better a month ago and the ski boats will start soon. :cheers:
 
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Hey guys, thanks for all the feedback!
To answer your question we have a 14' lund with both electric and gas. We have down riggers if needed and a fish finder. We have fished alouette,weaver and jones. Jones seems good at times but my father has "personal issues" with the road and how it interacts with the boats trailer! Is Sayers one of these lakes and how do you fish stave? It's true about going the extra mile behond hope. My dad and I sometimes just want something close. Has anyone else had good success at Jones. I heard that there was bass in Kawkawa?
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Just a side note, the road up to Jones is better this year now that they are logging actively in that area. Also as of 2 weeks ago the water was up nice and high. As far as size goes in local lake game fish then the norm. is smaller. Other than Salmon and Steelhead double digits only come from trolling the lakes like Chilliwack and Allouette down deeper. I have no pics so dis-believe all you want ;)
 

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I have had good luck done at the far end just out from the inflow, at about 40-60 ft. Haven't been able to nail down one lure as 'The One' yet though. A funny scruffy guy once told me you could jig for these guys also, but who would ever bother
 

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Forgot to ad, If you are on Stave make sure to use the finder. The lake bottm is almost impossible to guess due to the old canyon that used to be there before the Dam went in. Theres a deep channel that runs the lake, I haven't pulled any big guys out of that lake myself, but I have seen what looked like them running that channel.
 

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My uncle use to fish Stave alot quite a few years ago. He's still got a picture of himself with a 23 lb Dollie he caught.He said the spots were the size of dimes. I've read reports of 5-8lb Kokanee in Kawkawa. I've fished Foley lake a few times,wow........ now that lake is productive. Lots of 14-20" range, a couple even larger but lost them before I could get them to my belly boat. There's alot of lakes in the back of Mission-Hope, the problem that seems to be for most people is getting to them. Alot of 4x4 action.
 

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Nice fish :p
 

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If you come up to the kamloops area you need to pick a lake that is not open to the wind. With the weather changing at this time of year the winds can get really high. I don't know what lakes are turning but that is something people can help out with too. Try Jacko--tonnes of fish and every once and a while a nice one.
 
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