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.