Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing in BC

McMillan Lake

McMillan Lake is located on the west side of Trinity Western University and offers a good Largemouth bass fishery. It's a very shallow pond full of weeds so its not recommended to use weights. There are no watercraft allowed on this lake but there is plenty of shore fishing available around the lake. When fishing for bass look for them close to the surface and chuck a lure over to them trying to entice the fish. Rapala lures work well here as well as frogs or weedless jigs. Since this lake is on Trinity Western property be respetful of the people here and they would like to keep this lake a catch and release only lake. The TWU parking lot is a pay and park so make sure if you decide to park here you pay, but if you dont mind a little walk I usually park at McMillan Park rest area on Glover Road and walk to the lake from here.

Rapala Skitter Pop
1/4 oz. 2" lime frog, Rachel caught her first bass with!
Rapala Skitter Pop
1/4 oz. 2" lime frog, I caught my first bass with!

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Patrick | Reply 04.06.2020 12.42

Can we fish McMillan Lake now - June 2020?

Johnathan 06.06.2020 13.34

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

Mike | Reply 28.06.2016 22.18

They are required to electroshock for non native species, because they are displacing sensetive salmon stocks!

Exploring With Mike | Reply 01.06.2016 19.32

where is the best place to go fishing for bass?

bc bass | Reply 25.02.2015 20.08

lol bass are a way better fish than trout. pound for pound no comparison and in a mudhole like this why not let the bass provide enjoyment to all anglers

LHATTWU | Reply 06.04.2014 22.55

Has anyone tried fishing this April yet? I have had zero success. The pond froze pretty solidly over the winter. Wondering if there was winter kill.

Josh | Reply 31.08.2013 04.31

they did indeed shock the lake around july 16 2013,went there a few days after and I was still catching fish. I went there early this week and caught lots still

Rempy | Reply 29.08.2013 14.21

Rumors that they just went thru and electro shocked this little pond and killed all the bass. Not sure what the 100% truth is. Sad though.

LHatTWU 03.01.2014 16.05

Would rather see native species in this pond coming from the Salmon River run offs in Spring.

LHatTWU 03.01.2014 16.04

There are, unfortunately, still many bass in the lake, even after the electroshock cull of 700+ fish that were mostly pumpkin seeds and bass.

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07.06 | 08:31

Is the nickel open?

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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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06.06 | 07:53

I am on feet with my son and we want to finish the river, nicomekl, but unable to find good access to fish.

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04.06 | 12:42

Can we fish McMillan Lake now - June 2020?

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