Bridge Lake is a popular fishing lake found along the Fishing Highway west of Little Fort. It's unique to the Cariboo as it contains Arctic Grayling. The Lake also contains Lake Trout, Kokanee, Rainbow trout, and Burbot. The lake is stocked with both
kokanee and rainbows, both being a popular gamefish to target. The kokanee here are generally small but can get up to 5 pounds. The best way to catch these fish is to use a lake troll or dodger tipped with either a wedding band and worm, a flatfish, or a spoon
in between 20-45 feet of water. Dont forget to put a rubber snubber in your troll as well seeing as these fish have soft mouths and need the shock absorber so the hook doesn't tear right through them. The Rainbows in this lake can exceed 6 pounds but are more
comonly caught in the 1-2 pound range. The best time to target these fish is in the spring or fall seeing as the summers get hot up here and the Rainbows get very sluggish and unwilling to chase lures. For fly-fishermen there is a very good spring chironomid
hatch, some other popular patterns include damselflies, dragonfly nymph, or mayflies. Try these patterns around the shallows of the small islands where there are usually lots of shoals around.
Bridge Lake is located right on Highway 24 so its very easy
to find and there are two private campsites and two resorts on the lake as well as a Provincal campsite. Bridge Lake Provincal Park is a very nice campsite with its own boat launch and a great place to go if you feel like camping out on the lake.