Murray Lake is a nice high elevation lake located just off the coquihalla highway halfway between Hope and Merritt. It offers great fishing all year round for some scrappy stocked Rainbow trout. Even in the dead of winter when its -20*C and the lakes
under two feet of ice, the ice fishing up here can be fantastic. Both the north and south end of the lake offer a BC Recreation Site with the boat launch being located at the south and offering 3 campsites. The north site offers 12 campsites. The lake is divided
up into two main parts that are seperated by a shallow channel. The southern part is shallower getting up to 20 feet while north of this channel gets alot deeper, around 70 feet in areas. For gear fisherman trolling flatfish, lucky bugs or a lake troll with
a wedding band and worm can work or casting spoons, spinners, or lucky bugs can also do well. For fly fishermen casting dry flies at rising fish like adams, damselflies or elk hair caddis can do well or slow retriving a bloodworm or micro leech around some
structure can also produce. You can also choose to troll around a Wolly Bugger, Doc Spratley or egg sucking leech and have great results.
How to get there
Murray Lake is located
6kms up a gravel road off the Juliet exit of the Coquihalla Highway. To get here take exit 338 and follow the road under the freeway, you should come up to a logging road on your left called Murray Lake FSR. Take this for 6km and you will reach the southern
part of the lake first where the boat launch is and 3 rec sites. Keep going and you will pass a bunch of cabins then the north rec site will come up offering 12 sites.