Kamloops B.C. Lakes

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  1. NW_flyfisher

    NW_flyfisher if it's not this, then what?

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    I will be fishing a few Kamloops B.C. lakes from the 17th to 21st. I know generally what to use, but any fly suggestions, other than chirps, for this time of the year? What lakes do you like up there? 3 years ago I fished Roche and some small lakes just a 20 minute drive outside of Kamloops.
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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  3. Chris Johnson

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    Assuming you mean chironomids, it depends on the lake but a few patterns I've had success with are Mikulak sedge, Thom Thumb, floating dragon(fished on a sinker), leaches, scuds, sedge pupa, soft hackles, Carey's specials, pumpkin heads, calibeatis nymph.
     
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  4. easywater

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    I fished Roche two weeks ago and it had a nasty algae bloom that killed the chironomid hatches. Algae blooms normally don't happen for another few weeks but the lake is quickly moving into summer mode.

    There is a decent high elevation lake east of Merritt called Hatheume that should still be good. Cookie-cutter 18-20" fish all day when I fished there last year.

    Micro-leeches and dragon nymphs seem to be the ticket when there are no chironomids.
     
  5. Red Arch

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    Well he is into day two of his trip. I would imagine Roche would be pretty good right now though as the weather has been colder the past couple weeks.
     
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    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I was up north of Kamloops last weekend, it was cool and wet. The water temp was warmer than the air, but the sedges were coming off anyway, not in full force mind you but enough to keep the fish interested.
     
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    Lemme guess highway 24 west of Little Fort.
     
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    Love that Hgy. 24 area.
     
  9. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Nope.
     
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    Nice 6.5 lber from secret Cariboo lake on the weekend (n/w from Kamloops):
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    Looks like fun up there. I need to find time to explore in Kamloops country.
     
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    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    There are hundreds of lakes to explore, and I've met some real nice folks while doing so.
     
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    I'm a bit envious "if" you get back up there. My wife and I spent the night in Kamloops last night and drove by Merritt this morning. It was 38°F as we came down into the Nicola valley. No wind - I was thinking about some of the not so secret lakes that I love to fish. I've only been up in the spring. Sure would like to hit them in the autumn. Having fly rods, boat and all the other necessary items wasn't an option on this trip. ;-(

    ps. thanks for the link
     
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    Me too, I think the crowds would be much smaller.
     
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