Wild rainbows. . .there is no recording of the lake ever being stocked and scale samples taken from 200 fish a few years ago indicated that all the fish were wild! Anyone that has had the opportunity to fish Ruddocks know that these fish fight hard! Smaller ones give a 10+ acrobatic performance across the surface while the big ones pull hard and you have to be ready! (We usually find a couple of rods in the lake in the fall from fisherman not paying attention). The feed is abundant in the lake and the fish grow fast – up to 2 lbs. a year. This is great for the fish but can be hard for the fisherman, these fish can be fussy and will test the advanced fisherman and other days you can’t keep them off the fly.
IMPORTANT! Leave your gas motor at home as we allow electric motors ONLY!! Catch and release, barbless hooks, fly fishing only. Please handle fish with care and try and keep them in the water when releasing them. You must book your time on the lake for a fee. Please ensure you have a fishing license, a rubber mesh net so as to lessen the stress on the fish (we rent them at the lodge for $10/day if you don’t have one) and preferably some type of fish hook removal tool. All children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult while fishing. Those 16 and under fish for free!!
You will find that the lake water is a few feet lower in the late summer and fall.
Day rate for drop in fishing – $75 per day per person.
Fly fishing, when staying in our accommodations – $50 per day per person.