As we headed north we drove along the eastern side of the Canadian Rockies up Hwy
93/95 and then headed west on TCH 1 just north of Golden. We found this small campground
where we spent a beautiful evening surrounded by snow capped mountains.
Kamloops is in the Okanagan area of BC and is noted for its lake fly fishing. It is a city of about 80,000 and the campground where we were staying was noisy with all the traffic and trains. So, we left early, as soon as the fishing and coach repairs were completed.
The fly fishing on Heffley Lake was not what we expected. We were hoping for a hatch that
never came. So we didn't get the large amount of action that this lake area is noted
for. But we did get some good fish like the one Gary is holding. Our guide,
is the author of "Flyfishing Small Lakes For Trout" and is a wealth of information
on still water flyfishing. All in all, we had a great day learning as we fished. At
lunch time, you sit in the boat with your line in the water while you eat a great
lunch and drink a very nice Merlot. Not too bad a way to go, eh?
When we left the noise of the Kamloops RV park we headed for Lac la Hache where we
found the environment that we were looking for. We have a great campsite on the
banks of the lake with a nice view out the front of the coach while doing the
morning stuff like reading the newspapers on the internet
and having a relaxing breakfast. The lake even has a good population of kokanee
and rainbows so some fly fishing is in order.