There are many great places for angling in this super natural setting. Catch and release regulations vary from spot to spot and river to river, so ensure you check the fishing regulations before setting out as regulations may change from one year to the next.
Idabel Lake is a popular fishing spot, stocked with Brook Trout and has natural Rainbow Trout. Ice fishing is very popular here. Ice leaves the lake towards the end of April.
It is catch and release from the confluence of the Granby and Kettle Rivers up to 28 Mile Bridge, with rainbow trout weighing up to 7 lbs. along with Dolly Vardens and the occasional Brook Trout ready to hook your lure.
On the Kettle River, just east of the Victorian Motel at the little black train bridge, up to the Carson Rd Border Crossing, you may keep one fish. Rainbows, Brown Trout and up to 7 lb. White Fish!
Shore fishing is another great way to fish and Jewel Lake, located just outside of Greenwood, is the perfect setting. With campgrounds nearby the whole family will enjoy this gorgeous lake that completely suits its name. If using a boat to fish, the lake accepts no larger than a maximum 9.9hp engine. The lake is stocked each year in spring with up to 20,000 fish, which add to the natural fish population. In winter months the lake is fantastic for ice fishing and is a popular place for locals. The types of fish here are Rainbow and Brook trout.
Wilgress Lake has no motor size restrictions, but it’s not a big lake so smaller vessels and motors are easier to manage. You will need some type of personal pontoon boat or fishing boat as the lake is ringed with a reed bed making shore fishing a challenge! Rainbow trout can be up to 13 lbs at this small lake, which is also a great location for ice fishing in winter months.