Fishing forum > New to fishing, where should I go?

Author Topic: New to fishing, where should I go?
MissyMcFly

Hi guys,

I live in the lovely Okanagan, and I'm relatively new to fishing. I don't have a 4x4 truck, or a boat (yet!), and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good places to go for shore fishing. I am hoping to plan a trip somewhere for my boyfriends birthday, either camping, or a lodge that rents boats. Any suggestions would sure be helpful. I've been reading the forums and reports on here for awhile and finally decided to ask for some much needed help Thanks a bunch in advance!!
cagey

where in the okanagan do you live?
Burly

What I would do is go on to google maps: http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl and look at all the lakes in your area. Then just check them out here on sharp hooks or on google to see what people are doing and what fish are being caught. Have fun
penetr8or

I used to live in penticton and it was a short drive to yellow lake. Pretty much always catch something. You can troll a fly or spincast a worm. As long as you dont go during the algae bloom (midsumme) you will catch fish. Also Osprey lake in between princeton ane summy is a good bet. Pennask has a lodge and lots of smaller trout. Echo Lake kind of near Vernon has a Lodge, rents boats and boasts monster Kamloops gerard rainbows..... allegedly 20 pounders in there!
MissyMcFly

Thanks a bunch guys for the replies!
I live in the Vernon area, but we don't mind traveling to get to good fishing. Have tried Yellow Lake and Echo Lake since I last posted. We've been looking and asking around for some more good shore fishable locations. I'm hoping to head up to Jewel Lake (by Greenwood) for the long weekend in Aug, has anyone been there? How is it?
penetr8or

I haven't been to Jewel but have heard good things. How did you do at Echo and Yellow?
cagey

echo can be good for shore fishing. mr grey1 had a recent post where he caught some trout shorefishing at sugar lk right at the bridge when you reach the lk. mable lk can be good at times fishing at the campsite from shore.
if you want to rent a boat and camp or stay in a cabin, try keefer lk. lots of small, great tasting trout. keefer is 100 km east on hwy 6 then about 15 km on a good gravel road.
good luck.

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