Outing Hosts: No Hosts
Registration Fee: $650.00 U.S.
Approximately 15 roadless miles southwest of Nimpo Lake and just east of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is a set of lakes in the West Chilcotin area of British Columbia with large rainbow trout and very few anglers. Access is by float plane. The larger lakes are Crazy Bear (Ginny) Lake and Stewart Lake. There is a fly-in base camp on Stewart Lake. There are reputed to be smaller walk-in lakes, creeks, and ponds nearby. You can either get there on your own or you make arrangements with an outfitter. If you make arrangements with an outfitter you can take advantage of the small motor boats cached there for clients. That is our plan for this outing. For our outfitter we will use Stewart Lodge and Camps, the same people we so successfully worked with on our Turner Chain of Lakes outings in 2015 and 2018.
We will be camping.
There are no cabins at these lakes. We will be camping. There will be weight and bulk restrictions for our food and gear because we have to fly in. A month or so prior to the outing there will be a meeting to discuss trip logistics, transporting club gear, food shopping, carpooling, menu planning, and cook teams.
Nimpo Lake is a very long drive from Seattle. It is recommended you stay at the lodge the night before flying to the lakes.
On past trips we have left Seattle on Friday and stayed in Williams Lake on Friday night. Saturday, we drove to Nimpo Lake and stayed at Stewart's Lodge. The float plane takes off from Stewart Lodge on Nimpo Lake. Everyone needs to be on the dock, packed, and ready to depart at 9:30 a.m.
The contact info for Stewart Lodge is below.
What to Bring for Fishing:
- British Columbia fishing license
- PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.
- Bring 2, 4-6 weight rods, one with a floating line and one with a sink tip or sinking line.
- Bring 3X, 4X, and 5X leader material.
- Bring an assortment of dry and wet lake flies.
What to Bring for Camping:
- Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
- Bring clothes for warmish daytime temperatures and chilly nights.
- Rain gear
- Sun screen, hat, and dark glasses
- Folding Chair
- Water Bottle with liquid
Food & Beverages:
- The outing fee covers all the meals while on Stewart Lake
- Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff. However, there will be no ice for your drinks.
- You do not need to bring any cook gear or eating utensils.
- Float plane ride to/from Stewart Lake
- Motor Boats
- Tent sites
- Food while camping
Costs do not Include:
- Transportation to and from Nimpo Lake
- Lodging or food prior to departure from Nimpo Lake (assume 2 nights, 1 on the way and 1 at Nimpo Lake).
- Lodging after return to Nimpo Lake (assume 1 night, either at Nimpo Lake or on the way home)
- Fishing License
This is a weeklong outing requiring coordination with the BC outfitter at Nimpo Lake and extra logistical efforts on the part of all attendees. In order to get a full refund, cancellations need to be submitted to the NFA Outings Chairperson by June 15. You will also need to cancel your personal lodging reservations.
Contact Information for Stewart Lodge:
Stewart Lodge & Camps
21173 Chilcotin Hwy 20
Nimpo Lake, BC V0L 1R0