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Sorry about the lateness of this report, but better late than never. The girlfriend and I recently returned from our trip up in the interior and had an amazing time, hitting 4 lakes in a weeks time. We started out at Heffley, and thanks to some members' help had an idea of where to start. Fished mostly in the West end, around the island. First fish on, my GF is reeling in when a hawk or maybe an osprey swoops down, taking her fish/fly/line with it. "What do I do?! What do I do?!" she is screaming at me as her reel is peeling off line! I simply reply.."well, don't horse it!" Anyways she got her line minus her favorite fly back. We were probably into 10-15 fish per day landed with many more lost. They were mostly cookie cutter 1-1.5lber's, except for this fatty I pulled out on the last day. Real good fighters on this lake.

So off we go to our next destination. Taking the back roads to Warren lake, minus the boat of course with our float tubes. Stopped in quickly for a fish at Rhoda lake. Tons of feed in this lake and lots of loons around. Not a sniff. Does anybody know anything about this lake? Couldn't find it anywhere in my books. Small, small lake, with lots of shrimp and insect/chrony casings all over the water. Carried on to Warren, which was extremely difficult to find, and then to get into. Nice small lake stocked with triploids, but not as productive as I woulda liked. Got a few 2-3lber's to the tube. Here is a pic of one.

Off to Pass lake which wasn't originally on our list, but after realizing how close to Kamloops couldn't resist. Heard lots about this lake, especially how moody it can be. It's now my girlfriends favorite lake. Got into a few fish the first night, then the next day probably got into about 10 fish, all of them really good fighters, and silver as can be. Here are a couple from Pass. Saw a guy with a 6lber as well.

Finally it's off to Campbell lake, one of the lakes I was most looking forward too. If anyone knows about this lake, it's that it has a chance for some biggies as it receives quite the handful of triploid stockings. BUT!!...and a big BUT..is that there is a major algae bloom in the summer due to it's shallowness. This is an understatement as when we showed up it looked like astroturf on the water. We couldn't even see the bottom of the lake at the boat launch. Not sure wether I could launch the boat, our spirits were definately down...until we finally got out on the water. I guess the trick is to get your fly down below the algae, because we had 2 fish on 15 minutes into the trip. And it continued from there. There were non-stop nibbles, and we probably ended playing 20 fish or so, with tons and tons of bites. But, they were all pretty much cookie cutter little guys. Until finally I hooked into this guy and knew this was no 14 incher.
The next morning we got a few more with this one being one of the nicer fish.


Another great trip, with 4 new lakes under the belt and definately a couple on the Fave list!
 

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NOW.............That's fishing report...!!.......Thanks, for taking the time to post....Beautiful fish...Looks like it was a tad chilly in the am?..............Ortho 8)
 

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Nice pics and report!

Have you checked out fish wizard for info on Rhoda? Probably a good place to start.

Good to see campbell has recovered from the winter kill it had a few years ago! How was the acess into Campbell, have they completed the big rec site improvement project that they have been talking about there for years?

Good to see you and the lady had fun,

Pat
 

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If you're going to be up towards Kamloops way, stop in to the Kamloops Fly Shop. I did and purchased a few nice flies, one of which caught fish on every lake. As for Campbell, it was one of the nicest campgrounds I've seen off the beaten path. It took about an hour on the rough road because of the boat, but a truck alone could easily shave that in half. The sites seemed quite new, with really nice outhouses and big picnic tables and fire pits at every site. If anybody has any questions about something specific feel free to ask, or just do some research and find your new favorite spot.

P.S. was up at Heffley again this week. Hit Pass lake again and realized why people call it moody. Tough day. Probably one more interior trip this fall. Hopefully pics and report to follow.

Cheers! :beerchug:

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Good to hear that they finally finished that project on Campbell, there have been rumbling about it for a while. Now they just need to get an aerator in there.........

Haven't fished Campbell since before the winterkill a few years ago....good to hear it is still doing well
 
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