Good sized trout are just one of the attributes that make Quality Lake an attractive family fishing spot. As one of the regionâs Family Fishing Waters, it is a great place for children or beginners to practise and test their skills.
Every spring Quality Lake is stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout. In 2015, Quality Lake was stocked with 1,500 such trout. In the nutrient-laden waters of this lake, the trout grow large quite quickly, which makes for a superb opportunity for anglers of all ages.
Trolling is a great way to cover a lot of distance in a relatively short amount of time. Try trolling around shoal and drop off areas.
A wide variety of hatches occurs throughout the season. Black, green or red doc spratleys can be good producers. Other fly patterns that may work well are those which can imitate a variety of insects. Woolly buggers, Muddler Minnows and chironomid patterns are all good choices.
Brook trout are also present in Quality Lake. Troll slowly through cool water and try small lures such as a Panther Martin or a small Len Thompson. Black leeches, damsel flies and dragon flies are good fly choices.
Early mornings and later evenings are the best time to go after brook trout, as this is when they are most active. They prefer cool water in the 10 to 12 degree celcius range. If youâre trolling, try to get your fly or lure down to this level. Spring is the best time of year to go after brook trout.
From Tumbler Ridge follow the Heritage Highway north for about 7 kilometers. Turn right on the Bearhole Lake Road, just before crossing Quality Creek. Follow Bearhole Lake Road about 6 kilometers to the culvert crossing at the lakeâs outlet. From here, a 100 meter walking trail provides access to the north end of the lake.
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