We hike the Swan Creek trail next to Kinbasket Lake, near Golden BC.The hike shows impressive giant Interior Western Red Cedars and nice scenery. Moose Lake and Shere Lake are also great for ice fishing when conditions allow. looks like a cool place to do some exploring, My planning is complete, we will be leaving on july 28th at noon from Valemont, Please do. Just wondering how good the lake is and whether or not it is worth a visit as a side-trip to Jasper? The docks are usually in use by early July with the silt … Kinbasket Lake Resort is conveniently located between Golden and Revelstoke, and is just 10km from Glacier Park and 30km from Rogers Pass The reservoir was … lots of nice rainbow as well. Some years the road is pretty smooth others its brutal washboard. How is it for trailer camping? Has anyone ever fished Kinbasket Lake near the Valemount side? That made our trip and I’d like to say thank you to Lauren for that! There is miles of debris and yes you need a pretty solid boat and some gear to get u down 20-30 ft deep at least to start hooking into bigger stuff. Hot showers, flush toilets and sinks are available to all guests. Where are you driving from and what kind of boat? The lake is enormous. The lake has some good fishing for Rainbow and Bulltrout as well as Mountain whitefish and Kokanee. I never hear people talking about this lake but it looks like it could hold some serious fish? To view the Valemount Marina’s website, please click here Valemount Marina. Catching rainbows larger than 5lbs and kokanee more than 1lb is rare. For anyone interested in a little derby/camping action next weekend, I haven't fished it for several years but it was a good fishery and probably still is. which were all big hits. My parents would tell me how this lake never used to exist and about a massive hydroelectric dam that was at its end ( we would also look for the hotsprings when the lake levels were low enough). Had a great weekend out on the lake. 1,923 were here. Good adventures all around, eh great pics and fish. Dave Trerice from Remote Waters, says Kinbasket Lake offers a unique and secluded fishing experience when compared to other large lakes in the area. I was out there a couple weeks ago around the bush arm. Please also visit Kinbasket Lake, Kootenays Historical Weather, Weather widget and Weather Charts pages. also watch out for dead heads. they flooded the valley years ago and lots of lumber floats up every year. Rainbows and kokanee dissappear in early winter and dont return until late spring. I grew up in the area and it really depends on the time of year on kinbasket on the north end. That made our trip and I’d like to say thank you to Lauren for that! Every third or fourth cast caught something. Bc hydro drains the lake as much as100ft each year killing off most all the plant life. Jan 19, 2021 - Kinbasket Lake (or Kinbasket Reservoir) is a reservoir on the Columbia River in southeast British Columbia, ... What an amazing lake. Take this left off of Hwy 5, the road will turn to gravel after a few kms. Kinbasket Lake is a great place to set up camp and fish for rainbow and bull trout, whitefish and kokanee. Managed to get a few buckets threw the pan and still had enough time to catch some fish. I have fished this lake hundreds of times and if you want big fish come in april and do some c&r for big bulls. I only know the valemount area. We've used that for years now, both out of a kayak and out of the jet boat. Lot's of opportunity for adventure. I remember driving through to the coast with my dad when i was young and always catching a couple good sized fish out of those creeks. Caught a few Kokanees and no luck with other fish, but i've seen pics of guys hauling out some phenomenal size trouts. Thanks. The lake is located in south eastern British Columbia and runs into the Columbia river in the south. The trip from the valemount marina to foster arm takes me about 6 hours(one way) + several days fishing and exploring and my total fuel usage was just shy of 75L. The lake is high right now and a beautiful colour. This file shows the three beautiful campgrounds located on the east side shore of Kinbasket Lake, minutes from the town site of Valemount. My boat was having issues so I spent most my time there getting it running but fishing was slow did manage to catch one little rainbow the day we fished, I'm heading there for two weeks to the Valemount side for fishing and camping. I know on the north arm of kinbasket has different fishing regulations than the south. Will never be bored up there. Lakers deepest. 3 thoughts on “ Kinbasket Lake ” Janice Evans March 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm. I catch more fish walking the shore than out of a boat almost every time except for summer kokanee. 3 talking about this. The lake is full and you dont have to bag your trailer to get a quiet lakefront camping spot. I have a 19 ft bay liner. I did ok with a Utility trailer and 14ft John boat. There is no cell service on the lake, and the angler and boating traffic tends to be low. Undoubtedly the primary appeal of Kinbasket Lake Resort is fishing (and presumably hunting). I went once last summer and didnt do very well either. What an amazing lake. In short kinbasket offers opportunities that cant be had at other bc lakes but the fishing is NOT great compared to other water within a couple of hours drive. There are bulls in there, but i know this time of year, they start going into the creeks in the area to move to the headwaters to spawn. The map also shows hotspots where our fishing junkies have caught lunkers and posted photos and stories. Went a couple years ago. Lots of small kokanee, white fish and rainbows.. large bulls and dollies.. medium sized ling. Once logging starts up in the spring the road gets better maintnance and is easier to get trailerd boats up to the launch. I've been ther mid October and we caught good size rainbows near surface, this time of year you likely (not fished this time of year but have Kootenay) should be down 100 ft or so. Good to know. So best to pack a bunch of jerry cans. I have 45L and 25L boat tanks. The closest launch at Bush harbour is at the 42km with another possible launch at caribou creek- 95km. For large trailers i would not go past the marina. Thanks for the info. Some decent sized burbot and bull trout can be had once in awhile. I also pack 2-25L jerry cans and a 10L small tank hooked up to my 6 horse hose/ball. Boated out to where a stream entered the lake. it has lots of kokanee as well. The Kinbasket Lake fishing map contains information about some of the best fishing spots this lake has to offer as well as the nearby cottages, campgrounds, and bait and tackle shops. So if you happen to lose some high end gear on the north end of the lake in less than 100 fow there is a chance it will end up in my tackle box. Caught a couple small rainbows and wife hooked into a very large one but didnt get it close enough to see what it was. Dave Trerice of Remote Waters has over a decade of guiding experience in his back pocket, and endless experience exploring every contour and structure that holds fish on this big, beautiful waterbody. It consists of 7 self contained cabins, 45 serviced campsites, 8 unserviced campsites, boat launch, docking, and seasonal beach. Historical or past weather forecast page provides historical weather forecast from 1 st July, 2008 till now in 3 hourly interval. This lake haunts me. Heading down end of July. The lake is actually a reservoir created with the construction of the Mica Dam. There is miles of debris and yes you need a pretty solid boat and some gear to get u down 20-30 ft deep at least to start hooking into bigger stuff. Wilderness camping with all the amenities that is easily accessible. Later in the fall bucktails and side planers are the way to go. You might set your VHS radio on 68, most guys use that channel. Best technique for us has always been trolling with a willow leaf and wedding band. The water levels can drastically vary depending on the month but it has great fishing for bull trout, ling cod, rainbow, kokanee and whitefish and several boat launch spots which makes it popular with locals. Seen some guys get their trailer past the marina (45km) mark. There are no lake trout in kinbasket. Catching rainbows larger than 5lbs and kokanee more than 1lb is rare. We enjoyed the fishing and the paddle boarding (plus kayak rental). Kinbasket Lake Resort, Beavermouth: vedi 150 recensioni, 135 foto amatoriali e offerte speciali per Kinbasket Lake Resort, n.1 su 1 altra sistemazione a Beavermouth con un giudizio di … I'm planning a fishing trip with my brothers to Kinbasket for this spring...when is the ice usually off and a guy able to start catching fish? We have some fellow AO members that fish Kinbasket Lake... with boats. The wind funnels down the valley and kicks things up very quickly. As kinbasket is just a flooded mountain valley down rigging is risky the depth changes unnaturally and the bottom still has huge old growth forest in spots. Kinbasket Lake, Golden: See 20 reviews, articles, and 20 photos of Kinbasket Lake, ranked No.9 on Tripadvisor among 44 attractions in Golden. The marina does not sell anything but memberships as far as i know. Kinbasket Lake is a reservoir on the Columbia River and spans 260 km. Visualizza questa fotografia stock relativa a Canada British Columbia Man Fishing At Kinbasket Lake. Its an hour round trip to get gas in town. They couldn’t get us sites together as pre arranged so they put us in site 45 which is overlooking the lake and is right by the dock. A place to post pics tips and tricks of the lake I have fished it a couple of times and would advise using the same as Kootenay - Apex, Lyman, Croc spoons etc. To access the area, drive approximately 1km south of Valemount where you will see signage for Kinbasket lake. You suffer cold nights for better fishing and exceptional rock hounding. Golden Tourism; Golden Hotels; Golden Bed and Breakfast; Golden Vacation Rentals; Golden Vacation Packages; Flights to Golden; Golden Restaurants; Things to Do in Golden Did my first few trips to Kinbasket Lake, BC in 2016. What an amazing lake. I got caught in a storm and ran out of gas fighting swells to get back to the dock -nearly swamped the boat. Campgrounds on the Canoe Reach of Kinbasket Reservoir, just south of Valemount, are managed by the Valemount Marina Association, on behalf of the province’s Rec Sites and Trails Branch. High summer makes for good camping and plentiful small kokanee but the more the lake fills the more the fish population becomes diluted. Kinbasket is pretty tough fishing compared with other bc lakes. That made our trip and I’d like to say thank you to Lauren for that! Are you using downriggers? The road is one lane and they are hauling logs again.. the great trailer camping lakeside is best done late summer. Playing! Kinbasket Lake, Golden: See 20 reviews, articles, and 20 photos of Kinbasket Lake, ranked No.9 on Tripadvisor among 44 attractions in Golden. Is the road paved all the way to Kinbaskit marina/launch, either South or North end? The lake is high right now and a beautiful colour. My friend brought lots of crafts, some toys and bubbles, including a bubble machine! i think you can only keep them until aug. 1 or something like that. We enjoyed the fishing and the paddle boarding (plus kayak rental). Bc hydro drains the lake as much as100ft each year killing off most all the plant life. I was there last summer up around valemount, only caught a couple bulls from shore and small rainbows, only fished for a few hours so no expert. always seem to have the best luck with rainbows near where any creek runs into the lake. “We had no luck fishing, but we didn’t try that hard.” They watched a black bear swim across the lake, and found some excellent cliff-diving areas up the Cummins River, on the east side of the reservoir near the Golden end, and a spire about 50 feet or so high. Lots of small kokanee, white fish and rainbows.. large bulls and dollies.. medium sized ling wow... good thing i started asking questions! Kinbasket Lake, Golden: See 20 reviews, articles, and 20 photos of Kinbasket Lake, ranked No.9 on Tripadvisor among 44 attractions in Golden. Kinbasket Lake is located minutes from Valemount and provides great opportunities for camping and fishing alike. I've made 2 multi day trips out in the last 2 years with limited success. I am researching my genealogy. Remain on this […] “The prime fishing on the Kinbasket is mostly the big bull trout that we are targeting, most of the fish were are catching are in the 5 to 10 pound range and we also occasionally get into some nice rainbows here to when we’re really lucky.” To learn more about fishing adventures in the area visit www.remotewatersbc.com i havn't fished it since i was a kid but a buddy of mine has done quite well there. However, it does turn into a single gravel road and have to watch for the logging trucks. If I don't get fish, I'll go for some free tackle shopping. Heading out tomorrow on the lake prospecting with my brother for a couple days, Ill try and take a few hours to catch some fish as well. http://www.visitvalemount.ca/Events/...hingDerby.html. I enter from the south, Donald side. calgary, with jimmy 4x4, towing 17.5' princecraft 115 optimax and a good amount of gear. Would love to conquer it one day when my boys grow up, Any tips on fishing near golden this time of year thanks. It is a great spot for fishing, boating and other fun lake activities. The government campsites are all run partially by the Valemount marina association so it benifits everyone that uses the boat launch to pay what little it costs to put your trailer in the sites as part of your "donation" goes to maintaining and upgrading the marina. Greylynx is right - be very careful to keep an eye on the weather. Kinbasket Lake Resort sits alone on a 240 kilometer long lake in the BC mountains. I honestly have tried many fishing methods from trolling to bait and sinker and my best luck is still had walking the shore with a large five of diamonds. As one could assume, Kinbasket Lake sees very little angling pressure, but presents a wealth of opportunity for large rainbow and bull trout. Lakers will be deep in summer as will rainbows. Growing up in Valemount, BC, I spent many hours at Kinbasket Lake fishing, having campfires or just exploring the shore and many creeks that entered the lake. north side is 20ish km of gravel rd to marina. Any recent reports for the lake - I'm thinking of getting out there in a couple weeks to try a new lake out ( launching at Valemount ). The big lake and rushing river offer plenty of places to fish and several campers were doing just that. 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