douglas lake ranch exclusive access lakes

Doulas Lake Ranch Trout

your opportunity to experience the very best at these premier fee fisheries

The Douglas Lake Ranch provides dedicated anglers with some of the best and exclusive stillwater fly fishing in North America. Our lakes are rich with hard fighting Kamloops Rainbow Trout weighing up to ten pounds. The following list of Exclusive Access Lakes are booked and reserved through Salmon Lake Resort.


For more information call us toll-free at 1.800.663.4838
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THE fly fishing

not your average angling experience
DLR FLyfishing

These premier fee fisheries are comprised of private lakes that all range between 10 acres to 65 acres, in other words... perfect. Our diligent management program includes a catch and release policy, and the number of anglers per lake is kept to a minimum. Guests are permitted to use fly rods with artificial flies on a single barbless hook. An over abundance of food makes it possible for our healthy Ranch Rainbows to achieve above average growth rates of two to three pounds per year. Their primary food sources include leeches, shrimp, chironomids, damsels, dragonflies, boatmen and sedges. A full selection of fly lines, four to six weight rods, and five to eight pound tippets are recommended. Anglers may also want to consider using 150 yards or metres of backing at our larger lakes as big fish can cruise these waters.

All of these lakes have 2-4 rowboats on site but visiting anglers are more than welcome to bring their own fishing craft.

Please note that a BC freshwater license is required, and a 4x4 vehicle is highly recommended.

exclusive access lake RATES

PRICING & RESERVATIONS
Please note the following is the rate per rod

  • BIG SABIN - $55
  • LITTLE SABIN - $60
  • PIKE'S LAKE - $60
  • HARRY'S DAM - $40
  • LITTLE CHAPPERON - $55

  • SPECIAL RATES

  • 15% discount on all rod fees Mon, Tues, Wed

  • ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Rowboat Rental [incl cushions/oars] - $30/day

  • TERMS

  • Rod fees are based on one rod per person per calendar day from dawn until dusk
  • BC Fishing License required on all lakes
  • 4 x 4 Vehicle recommended
  • Prices do not include taxes or gratuities
  • All rates are quoted in Canadian funds and are subject to change without notice
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking
  • Cancellation Policy: 30 days, 50% non-refundable at less than 30 days notice
  • Reservations required through Salmon Lake Resort
  • Major credit cards and Debit accepted
  • Note there is no ATM on the premises

  • READ MORE ABOUT DLR FISHING

our private lakes

Big Sabin Lake
BIG SABIN

RODS PERMITTED: 8 | ROWBOATS: 4 | SIZE: 30 acres | depth: 22' | elevation: 3000'
A perfect choice for the angler looking to explore a fishery with fairly easy access. Big Sabin is annually stocked with Triploid Rainbow Trout and can boast a great average of 2-4 pounds. This lovely lake has different edges and shoals to work from with an inflow and outflow at either end. Fairly protected from winds in most directions. Big Sabin is the closest Exclusive Access Lake from the Home Ranch area with a short 10 minutes to the lake once guests are through the locked gate.

Little Sabin Lake
LITTLE SABIN

RODS PERMITTED: 6 | ROWBOATS: 3 | SIZE: 15 acres | depth: 24' | elevation: 2950'
Located just below Big Sabin is the nutrient rich Little Sabin. Perfect for the beginner fly fisher, families or the experienced angler looking to fish a very small, productive piece of water. Little Sabin is annually stocked with Triploid and Diploid Rainbow Trout. An average size fish in this lake is between 1 and 2 pounds, with the some much bigger fish cruising it's depths. Little Sabin is generally protected from all wind patterns and is a short 15 minutes through the Sabin gates.

Pikes Lake
PIKES LAKE

RODS PERMITTED: 8 | ROWBOATS: 3 | SIZE: 65 acres | depth: 20' | elevation: 3200'
Access through the Cowboy camp at Chapperon Lake, a small locked gate delivers guest access into this long time angler's favorite. Pike's Lake has been known to boast extremely large Rainbow Trout to patient anglers. Fish of the double digits can cruise these waters, with an average of 3-5 pounds being more of the normal. Pike's Lake is managed as a trophy fishery, therefore it retains a moody characteristic as quality outweighs quantity here. A calculated amount of Triploid Rainbow Trout are stocked annually. Access to Pike's is fairly easy, being located about 20 minutes from either the Home Ranch or Salmon Lake Resort.

Harry's Dam
HARRY'S DAM

RODS PERMITTED: 6 | ROWBOATS: 3 | SIZE: 10 acres | depth: 24' | elevation: 3400'
Located further up the Chapperon Lake road, lies the one of the most picturesque stillwaters of the Douglas Lake Ranch. As a super small, highly productive lake, Harry's Dam is an ideal lake for families, beginner fly fishermen or just about anybody that's interested in spending a day catching and releasing numerous fish in the 1-3 pound range. This Lake is managed as a quantity fishery, yet every season fairly large trout have been caught and released here. Harry's Dam is stocked twice a year with Triploid Rainbow Trout and is located about 40 minutes from either the Home Ranch or Salmon Lake Resort.

LITTLE CHAPPERON

RODS PERMITTED: 8 | ROWBOATS: 1 | SIZE: 55 acres | depth: 24' | elevation: 3000'
Located near Chapperon Lake, sits the newest of our managed access fisheries. We are still collecting data on this fishery, as the numbers and populations are that of world class measure. Little Chapperon hosts a mix of Triploid Rainbow Trout and course fish. To date, catch reports have been extremely high, with numerous fish in the 2-4 pound class, with some extra large Rainbows being released. Access is fairly close and we are excited to offer this gem of a lake, to our customers of the Douglas Lake Ranch.


RESERVATIONS
Call Toll-Free 1.800.663.4838
Email reservations@douglaslake.com
Or Stoney Lake Lodge direct: 1.250.378.7492
Or Salmon Lake Resort direct: 1.250.371.7206