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Williston Lake is a doozy as lakes go. Created when the W.A.C. Bennett dam harnessed the ornery Peace River, Williston Lake is arguably the largest man-made lake in the world.
And talk about fish! I come from a long line of anglers and have fished in northern areas where the fish practically jumped into the boat when you whistled.
But I have never seen the likes of the lake trout we pulled out of Williston Lake.
To call it "fishing" is an exaggeration. We basically threw our lines in the water. Nothing more. In no time flat, we had fish on the line. And not scrawny, hungry little wannabe's looking for some adventure! We're talking 15 pound lake trout!
Now to be fair, we did have some expert help! My companions and I were in the very capable hands of the Rocky Mountain Trench Adventures folks who clealy knew where the best fishing holes were.
And when we got tired of pulling fish out of the water (and then returning them...this is catch and release), we took a spin up the lake to look at some of the amazing waterfalls in the area in our super-fun slippy-slidey jet boat.
A tasty tailgate barbeque rounded out the day perfectly. A great day all round for fishers and non-fishers alike!