Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler, Canada.
A new lake among the 200 or so that surround the valley. There really is not enough life left to try them all, but I’ll have a go.
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. in it’s guide had stated that" Oyama was a high elevation lake( about 1341m) and had once been the home to monster trout". That was in the past and now good access and increased pressure have seen a drop in fish size. However the B.C Fisheries still stocks 25000 triploids annually in an attempt to redress the balance. Coupled with some extra regulation and the future looks good. Excellent value from your fishing licence. There are no day-ticket charges in B.C as one would expect in the UK.
You get out the car and observe the view. You can’t fail.
Oyama is a large lake of about 261 Ha, depths of 24m can be seen.
On this occasion I did not take the boat and it proved to be a wise move as there were a few white caps on the waves which ran in front of the wind. The islands ( there are 27 of them ) would have provided some shelter, but I chose to walk along some of the trails and access the water wherever I could.
The best places to fly fish should be around the island shoals as one would expect, but fish are still to be found along the shore. I had several pulls and finally landed a trout of about 26cms. A fish in fine form and one which gave me the enthusiasm to return.
A good web site to view is the Go fish BC Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC found at www.gofishbc.com