Fishing Birch Lake
The fishing is amazing on Birch Lake!
Fish for rainbow trout up to 12 lbs and burbot (fresh water cod) up to 9lbs.
The lake depth reaches 126 feet in some areas with reed beds for the fly fisherman and open areas for trolling.
A car-top boat launch is available and for your convience, we offer ice & bait for sale.
From the steelhead family, Rainbow trout have small heads with well-developed teeth on the roof of the mouth and no teeth at the base of the tongue. They have an adipose fin, a small, soft, fleshy fin on the back behind the dorsal fin. There are black spots present on the back, sides and fins.
Lake-resident rainbow trout are usually found in the deeper, cool lakes with adequate shallows and vegetation for good food production. Rainbow trout mainly eat leeches, crustaceans, molluscs, and insects such as caddis flies and black flies.
There are many delicious ways to prepare Rainbow Trout, but nothing beats a fresh catch right onto the fire!
Also called "Cariboo Lobster" or "Freshwater Cod", the burbot is an eel-like fish with a fat cylindrical body.
Burbot can be fished in the summer though they tend to hide out in the depths of lakes during this season as they are a cold water fish, preferring temperatures in the 15°C range. The best time to fish for burbot is in the winter because their lean flaky white flesh is at its flavour peak and because they move into shallower waters to spawn.
Burbot like things simple: fancy tackle does not impress them. A simple hand line or tip- up in an auger hole about 90 metres offshore (4 to 8 metres deep) is good.
Voracious and carnivorous, burbot are predators who satisfy their natural appetites with a variety of foods; insects, small fish, crayfish, and snails.
It can be boiled, baked, deep-fried, pan-fried, even pickled or smoked if you want to put more time into your preparation. Personal favourte - Fish and Chips!!!