Kamloops B.C. Lakes

NW_flyfisher

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#1
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.
 
#4
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.
 

Red Arch

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#5
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.
 
#6
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.
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.
 

Buzzy

Active Member
#14
A chironomid write up from last May for entertainment:
http://flyguys.net/fishing-reports/chironicals-of-may-2016

Might go one last time near Merrit this weekend.
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