Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Ross Lake BC Canada Fly Fishing

Ross Lake BC Canada Fly Fishing


Ross Lake is a large water body where the Skagit River flows into near the US border at the Skagit Valley Provincial Park. The lake offers a short window of fishing opportunities between July 1st and October 31st, but it is an ideal location for those who wish to combine camping and fishing. The lake is relatively shallow and its trout and char are usually easy to entice. Combining these features with the breathtaking view, it is easy to understand why many from Vancouver choose this as their weekend destination.


How to Get There?

Ross Lake is approximately 2.5 hours by a vehicle from Vancouver. To get there, travel on Highway 1 East and take exit 168 just before Hope. Once exiting from the highway, turn right onto Silver Skagit Road, which takes you to Ross Lake. The drive on Silver Skagit Road to Ross Lake is approximately 40 minutes long and majority of it is on a well maintained gravel road.


At six am I’m the water with my boat 🚣‍♀️ it’s so peaceful the Elk where where screaming like crazy off in the mountains black bears where crossing the campgrounds the deer where a many enjoying there quite time it was like heaven  it was so relaxing I felt so happy Catherine Laflamme I saw your mom and dad they asked me where I bought the boat I told them @myflyshop on broadway @catlaflamme your dad is a great fly fisherman I was privileged to chat with him  what a great family !
very knowledgeable about there products I love adventures like this
I wish I could live there year round it makes life easier first  I caught two amazing rainbow  trout after that boom 💥 I caught my first bull trout my hands where shaking with excitement I was so proud and happy and then another Bull trout the next day I caught two brook trout it was an unbelievable fly fishing trip one of my best




Fishing Season

Fishing at Ross Lake is open from July 1st to October 31st, and it can be consistently productive for bull trout, rainbow trout and brook trout.



Ross Lake Provincial Park

 
Ross Lake Park is popular with anglers, boaters and swimmers. A picnic area, beach, hiking trail and boat launch (electric motors only) offer opportunities for an enjoyable family picnic or evening stroll.
This park offers a pleasant beach on the lake that is popular with locals for swimming and afternoon BBQs.
Established Date: January 31, 1974
Park Size: 307 hectares

Activities Available at this Park

 Canoeing

Canoeing

Ross Lake Park offers a wonderful setting for easy access canoeing and kayaking.
Ross Lake Park offers a wonderful setting for easy access boating with only electric motors allowed on the lake.
 Cycling

Cycling

Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
 Fishing

Fishing


 

Ross Lake Park is a popular year-round fishing spot. B.C. Ministry of Environment stocks Ross Lake with rainbow and eastern brook trout. Visitors can ice fish during the winter months. The lake has a boat launch but has an “electric motors only” policy. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
 Hiking

Hiking

Ross Lake Park visitors can enjoy the gentle 3.5 km Rainmaker Trail that encircles the lake and offers views of the lake, the surrounding mountains and lakeshore vegetation and wildlife. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
 Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has a fun, hands on, Learn to Fish Program that teaches basic angling skills to youth under 16 years old. Check back to this page or ask the Park Operator for information.
 Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

 

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
 Swimming

Swimming

 

There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
 Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Ross Lake Park includes moose and black bear habitat and provides excellent opportunities for waterfowl viewing in the marshy lakeshore.
 Winter Recreation

Winter Recreation

Cross-country skiing is available on existing hiking trails. No tracks are available. Snowshoeing is available on existing hiking trails. Visitors can enjoy ice skating on Ross Lake. Check the thickness of the ice before venturing out and bring your own skates.

Facilities Available at this Park

 Boat Launch

Boat Launch

Ross Lake Park is a popular year-round fishing spot. BC Environment stocks Ross Lake with rainbow and eastern brook trout. Visitors can ice fish during the winter months. The lake has a boat launch but has an “Electric Motors Only” policy.
 Campfires

Campfires

While campfires are allowed and campfire rings are provided at the picnic sites, we encourage visitors to conserve wood and protect the environment by minimizing the use of fire and using campstoves instead. Firewood may be purchased in the park or you may bring your own wood. Fees for firewood are set locally and may vary from park to park. Limited burning hours or campfire bans may be implemented. To preserve vegetation and ground cover, please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park (this is a ticketable offence under the Park Act). Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals and it adds organic matter to the soil.
 Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

Ross Lake Park is popular with residents for day-use picnicking on the lakeshore. The park offers a pleasant day-use area with picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. The day-use area is open with services from May 15 to September 3.
Note: the area is open all year, but the snow is not plowed during the winter.
 Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park has only pit toilets – no flush toilets.





boom 💥 I caught my first bull trou a s brook trout



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