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Shore Fishing: 3 Spots To Try

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There are more than 1,600 lakes, rivers, and streams within a 100 km radius of Prince George. With such an abundance of options, we know it can be challenging to choose where to sink your line. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up three local fishing holes that are easy to get to and have an accessible dock.

Before you head out, stop by the Visitor Information Centre to borrow a fishing rod, basic tackle, life jacket, and in winter – a handy ice auger.

Interested in a guided experience from the experts? Contact Reel North Adventures to book your own fishing adventure to find those hidden gem lakes and winning trophy fish.

Top Three Fishing Holes

Eena Lake

Located approximately 35 km northwest of Prince George, Eena Lake is a beautiful and plentiful lake with high catch rates throughout the year. You can take a canoe to the lake or fish directly from the shore. This lake is home to Kokanee, Brook Trout, and Rainbow Trout.

Shane Lake

This gem is a fantastic place for those beginning to fish, young families, or people without a boat. Located within city limits and close to the University of Northern British Columbia, this small lake is stocked annually with Rainbow Trout. Bring the whole family to enjoy a fire and picnic while casting a lure into the lake from one of two docks.

Ferguson Lake

Also located within city limits on the north end of Prince George, Ferguson Lake is another excellent lake to visit with your family. Cast your line from the dock or wade in for your best catch. Aside from fishing, Ferguson Lake Nature Reserve also offers picnic tables and a short loop trail around the lake. This lake has been stocked with Brook Trout in the past and more recently Rainbow Trout has been released into the lake.

For more local tips, hit us up on social media or stop by the visitor centre to pick up a copy of our Top 10 Fishing Destinations brochure.

Click here for a map of all locations mentioned plus more!