Pierce Lake

SURFACE AREA: 18 Hectares (44 Acres)
MEAN DEPTH: 13 metres (43 feet)
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 34 metres (111 feet)
ELEVATION = 1,357 metres (4,452 feet)

An excellent fly-fishing lake for Rainbow Trout which have been reported to grow as large as 50cm.  Perhaps this is because fisherman have to endure the challenging 8km trail which climbs more than 1km.

Many say that the taxing hike is worth it, and you will be rewarded with one of the prettiest lakes to fish in.  There are few trees around the lakes rocky shoreline which is set below Mount MacFarlane.

Due to its high elevation, fishery season runs June through to October.  With the deepest sections of the lake, more than 30m, a float tube is a good option if you can carry it on the hike!  The still waters make it a difficult lake to fish from the shore, as the fish are easily spooked.

Most of the usual trout fly patterns work because the fish are not selective.  Spincasting and bait fishing have also been reported as being productive.

Access the trail to the lake from the Chilliwack Lake Road, just over 22km from the bridge at Vedder River Crossing.  Look for a trail marker on the right, parking is 100m in at the base of a new logging road.

Species Guide: Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout

Lat: 49.063653 Long: -121.629649