Voght Valley Lakes

Where it is and how to get there

The scenic Voght Valley is located southeast of Merritt in between Coldwater and Aspen Grove streaming off of the Kane Valley. It has a lot to offer besides just fishing; Cross country skiing, ATVing, camping, and horseback riding is very popular here as well. There is a BC Rec Site on each lake so camp fishing is available here.

How to get there

There are endless amount of dirtroads in the area and dozens of ways to get there but the most popular 2 are from either Highway 5A or the Coquihalla Highway. Personally I prefer the Coquihalla so those are the directions I will explain. From the Coquihalla take the Coldwater exit just after Larson Hill. After exiting the freeway make a left, go under the highway. Follow this road for about 4kms or so and you should see a road on the right marked Kane Valley Road. Follow this road for 9km then you will see a road to the right marked Voght Valley Road. These lakes are located along this road and will be marked with signs so you can't miss them.

Shea Lake

Shea Lake is the first lake along the Voght Valley road and is located 2 kms up its own road. This lake has its own recreation site which is easily accessed. There is also a boat launch and a dock as well. The lake is stocked with Blackwater strain rainbow trout to battle off the red sided shiners, and can put up quite a fight. These fish are also known to grow fairly quickly and are caught regularly weighing in over a pound. Trolling is the preferred method here to cover more ground and some common lures are Gibbs Gypsey, with some red on it, behind a lake troll or if your trolling flies a red doc spratley and leeches also work well.

Tahla Lake

Tahla lake is the next lake down the Voght Valley road. It has a recreation site but there is no boat launch here the only access to the lake is a short walk down a well marked trail, so if you plan on bringing a boat you will have to pack it in. The lake is stocked with Blackwater strain rainbow trout to battle off the red sided shiners and can put up quite a fight. These fish are also known to grow fairly quickly and are caught regularly weighing in over a pound. Dry fly-fishing can be good here along the shoals on the south end of the lake, Tom Thumbs and Elk Hair Caddis can work get in the evenings.

Boss Lake

Boss lake is inbetween Thala and Davis Lakes and has 3 recreation sites on it surrounding the lake. There is a boat launch here on the north side recreation site. The lake is stocked with Blackwater strain rainbow trout to battle off the red sided shiners and can put up quite a fight. These fish are also known to grow fairly quickly and are caught regularly weighing in over a pound. Trolling is the preffered method here using a lake troll and Flatfish near the drop offs at the south end. Ice fishing is also very popular here and the road is well maintained so they can be easy to access in the winter.

Davis Lake

Davis Lake is by far the most popular lake in the Voght Valley and for good reason, the rainbows in this lake can reach up to 5 pounds! Also this lake is very popular for ATVing so it can get very lould and annoying at the recreation site with people flying around on there bikes. This lake is complete with a boat launch but also offers a few docks along the east side of the lake. The lake is stocked with Blackwater strain rainbow trout to battle off the red sided shiners and can put up quite a fight. These fish are also known to grow fairly quickly and are caught regularly weighing in over a pound but can reach up to 5 pounds. Trolling is the best method here working the many shoals and sunken islands around the lake. Ice fishing is also very popular on this lake and is easily accessed in the winter time.

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Dave Pease | Reply 30.12.2016 14.59

Is the road plowed in the winter for ice fishing? Thinking of mid January 2017.

Admin 30.12.2016 15.25

Yes it is ive been ish fishing at boss and Davis lake several times

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