Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Cache Creek provides great access to both river and lake fishing.
Steelhead salmon is one of the most prized trophy catches in British Columbia, and the Thompson River run of these fast ocean-going fish is one of the most important in the province. Also, Rainbow trout and Kokanee are well stocked in local and nearby lakes, including Loon Lake, Bose Lake, Bog Lake, Kamloops Lake, Dairy Lake, and Willard Lake.
Among the best of Cache Creek's fishing lakes is Loon Lake, a long narrow, well-stocked Rainbow Trout lake that also contains Kokanee. The fighting Rainbow Trout run to 1.4kg/3lbs, with regular catches measuring 1ft/12in to 1.3ft/16in on fly, flatfish, or troll. The deep and narrow 14km/9mi long Loon Lake is one of a few remaining naturally stocked lakes in British Columbia. Boat launch facilities are located at Loon Lake, as well as Barnes Lake and Pavillion Lake. To get there, turn north at the Trans Canada Highway/Highway 97 and drive for 21km/13mi to Loon Lake road, turn right and follow the road for 18 km/11mi to the lake.