Hicks Lake, Harrison

Hicks Lake, Harrison

Hicks Lake is a beautiful fishing lake located in Sasquatch Park near Harrison Hot Springs. It is the biggest lake among the trio of lakes located in Sasquatch Park. The other two are Trout Lake, and Deer Lake. Being the biggest lake here it is also the busiest and can be very hectic in the Summer with anglers, rowers, and beach bums alike. There are a few sportfish found in this lake including kokanee, whitefish, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout. Cutthroat and rainbows average in at just under a pound and the kokanee are just under that. The whitefish are not commonly fished for but can be a great alternative to the other species found here as they can reach sizes in excess of five pounds. Some good places to try fishing on this lake are around the two small islands, the mouth of one of the four bays, or at the far south end of the lake. This lake produces well for all methods of fishing from Febuary to July, and September to November. For gear fisherman A worm and bobber or bottom fishing with eggs work well, as well as trolling with a lake troll and wedding band or flatfish. Kokanee tend to like pink wedding bands and flatfish so stick to those colours if your in search for them. For fly fisherman black, brown, and olive patterns work very well in the form of leeches, micro leechs and Doc Spratleys. There is a campground at the lake but during the Summer months it can be hard to find a spot so try to plan your trip in advance and make a reservation. There is a trail that circles the lake so if you dont have a form of watercraft there are lots of opportunities to fish from shore all around the lake.

Note: There is a motor restriction on this lake of 9.9 horsepower

How to get there

 Hicks Lake is located in Sasquatch Provincial Park and is easy to find following signs. To get there from highway 1 take the Harrison Hot Springs exit 135 then head north. Follow Agassiz-Rossdale Highway 9 through Aggazi. After you cross the railroad tracks follow the road left then make a right at the fourway to continue on Highway 9. Follow this road all the way down to Harrison, making a left onto Lillooet Avenue which wil turn into Rockwell Drive. Follow this winding road along side Harrison Lake and it will eventually turn to gravel when you enter Sasquatch Provincial Park. After 5kms there will be a marked sign leading you right then to the lake.

October 20, 2013

Spent a beutiful day out on Hicks lake which the rest of the Valley was covered in a sheet of fog the lake was clear skys and crystal clear water. We started the day trolling around some leechs trying to intice a bite so we could see what they were feeding on. After a few hits we finally got one to the boat on the southern side of the lake. The fish was a chrome silver Rainbow about 22cm long. We pumped the stomach and found some size 14 and 16 white Chronomids. I started fishing those and it really started to heat up, I couldnt keep the fish off! I got one right up to the boat but it crossed with Rachels line and got away, all the others didnt stick and we ran outta time before I could land one.

April 12th, 2015

Fished Hicks lake with Donny and his son Aiden. When we arrived at the lake in the morning it was glass with overcast, the water was dark and it rained throughout the day. We started the day one a good note with a nice little Kokanee. It was caught on a colorodo spoon leading to a purple/black 1.5" Apex flatfish. We had another fish on but lost it, then it slowed down for the day. The other rig used was a willowleaf 4 blade with a red wedding band tipped with a worm. We ended the day casting spoons at shoals with little success. 

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22.09 | 10:54

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what time of year these lakes usually freeze up?

12.08 | 08:30

Thanks for this info. And idea if this Lake has swimmers itch? We’re going with the kids and want to be prepared!

07.06 | 08:31

Is the nickel open?

06.06 | 13:34

give it a shot, caught a 1.5 pounder last summer. i used a frog and attacked thick cover

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