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Located approximately 74 km. (46 mi.) southeast of the town of Merritt.
From Merritt travel south on Hwy. #5A to Hwy. #97C, located just
before the community of Aspen Grove. Turn east onto Hwy. #97C and
follow it to the Elkhart exit. Paradise is located about 4 km. (2
mi.) north of the Elkhart exit. The lake can also be accessed from
the town of Peachland by following Hwy. #97C east to the Elkhart
exit and turning north to the lake.
BCFS campsites are available at many nearby lakes.
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Report: Paradise Lake supports a very good small Rainbow
fishery with trout averaging in the 1/2 lb. range. Ocassionally
4-5 lb. trout will end up at the end of your line. Due to its elevation
Paradise is a consistent performer throughout the open water season.
Fast action, with an 8 fish per day limit makes Paradise an excellent
family lake. Trolling small lures, flatfish, and spinning gear,
as well as fly fishing will all catch fish. Be sure to visit Fishbc.com
for angling information!
Lake - Island Lake located just minutes to the northwest
of Paradise, has a surface area of 53 ha. (131 ac.) and lies at
an elevation of 1509 m. (4950 ft.). Fishing is consistent throughout
the summer months for Rainbows in the 1 lb. range. Island is also
known to produce large trout up to 10 lbs. A 5 vehile BCFS campsite
and cartop boat launching is available at the lake.
Lake - Boot Lake is 30 ha. (74 ac.) in size and is
located 5 km. (3 mi.) east of Island. This lake supports good
quantities of Rainbows in the 1-2 lb. range and like Island is
quite capable of producing large fish as well. Boot has a 4 vehicle
BCFS campsite and cartop boats can be launched. The access road
to the lake is very rough and a 4wd vehicle may be necessary.
Other lakes in the area include Bobs, Boulder, Elkhart, Johns,
Reservoir, Skunk and Walker. All are high elevation lakes that
consistently produce good catches throughout the hot summer months.
Some of these lakes are hike-ins and you can get directions to
them by visiting the lodge at Paradise Lake.
Always check your current BC Fishing regulations before you start
fishing a new lake.