Mike Lake

Mike Lake, Golden Ears

Mike Lake is a perfect little float tube lake found in Golden Ears Provincial Park. It is a shallow lake surrounded by marshy wetlands. There is a fishing dock on the south side of the lake down a path from the parking lot, making this a great lake to fish from shore, that is if its not too busy.

The lake contains both rainbow and cutthroat trout in the 20-40cm range and is stocked multiple times a year with a few hundred catchable sized rainbows and every once in a while FFSBC will drop a bunch of brood stock into the lake that can get up to 4lbs. If you catch a brood stock its recommended to release it due to the fact that these fish were used for breeding and have a real muddy taste to them.

Mike Lake has a muddy bottom and marshy shoreline and is a great chironomid lake. Hatches tend to be brown or green. There are a few downed logs around the lake where the fish like to hide so try throwing a lure or fly around them to try and entice the fish.

Also note there is a powerboat restriction on this lake.

How to get there

Mike Lake is located inside Golden Ears Provincial Park. To get there from Langley, cross the Golden Ears Bridge and continue along this road until you come to 232nd. At 232nd make a left heading north and you will come to round-about. Make a right and follow this road. You will come up to the Golden Ears Provincial Park entrance which is gated between 11pm-7am. 4kms after the entrance the Mike Lake access road is to the left. There is a Y in the road follow it left and the road turns to gravel, the lake is located about 5 mins up the road.

May 27, 2013

I headed up to Mike Lake alone on Monday morning. I started fishing around 6:30am with my float tube. There was lots of fish surfacing on the lake so I tried my luck with a worm and bobber. I got a few bites but nothing stuck so I started using a Gibbs Croc 1/16th oz spoon silver and green in colour. I got my first fish around 10:30am and it was a 23cm Cutthroat Trout. The surface action ended around 11:00am but I kept casting and finally landed another one as I was heading in at 1:00pm. This fish was a 31cm Cutthroat. The weather was good with heavy overcast and some light rain in the afternoon.

May 2nd, 2014

Fished Mike Lake on the float tube for a few hours. heavy wind and rain rolled in a couple times but overall was a great day on the water. Caught two small Cutthroat Trout on the fly, both were with an Olive Micro-leech on a full floating line. Fishing should stay pretty consistent until summer when the water heats up. Go to flys are Wolly Buggers, or Doc Spratleys in Olive, Brown, or Black.

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Megan Hourie | Reply 13.07.2019 09.42

When does it get stocked

Shannon | Reply 05.01.2018 11.45

How is this lake for fishing in winter?

Joseph | Reply 29.07.2015 18.57

do you know the depth of lake in general?

Admin | Reply 27.07.2015 13.09

This lake is very small suitable for float tubes or fishing from the dock

bob | Reply 26.07.2015 17.44

how big is your lake?

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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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