Quesnel Lake is said to be the deepest fjord lake in the world. And its fertile waters are a must-fish destination for anglers looking for big lake lunkers.
At a maximum depth of 511 metres, it’s the deepest lake in British Columbia and the third-deepest lake in British Columbia.
So, what does a big lake mean? In this case, it means giant freshwater fish.
“Few lakes in North America have rainbow trout as large as the ones swimming in this massive fjord lake,” says anglersatlas.com. “Thanks to an older spawning age giving them plenty of growing time and an abundance of food sources, rainbow trout in Quesnel Lake can grow up to 20 pounds!”
Kokanee and sockeye are in the lake (it’s connected to the Fraser River), as are dolly varden, lake trout and other freshwater species. Barbed hooks and live bait are banned.
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