Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
A few choice lakes near Dawson Creek offer opportunities to pull in a rainbow trout, a northern pike, or a walleye (also referred to as pickerel).
Swan Lake, One Island Lake, and the Kiskatinaw River are easy to reach, while Stewart Lake provides a more off-the-beaten path option. Ice fishing is also possible near Dawson Creek.
At Swan Lake, anglers can catch and release walleye, which is an exciting fish to catch, as it tends to fight while it is reeled in. Anglers can also try their luck catching northern pike, stocked yellow perch and burbot. There is a boat launch and dock on-site for anyone planning to fish by boat.