stoney is the ultimate choice for the serious fly fishing enthusiast
a focus on trophy rainbow trout
Situated in the world famous Kamloops Rainbow Trout Region, fish in these waters are notorious for their incredible fighting abilities. Guests have unlimited access to Stoney and Minnie Lakes. Minnie Lake is a 5 minute drive from the lodge, with both lakes offering opportunities to catch and release trout up to the double digits. Both lakes are surrounded by total private property. Limited visitation and angling pressure is the first draw to these nutrient rich bodies of water. A complete fishery waters management program is firmly in place, closely monitoring water levels/angling days/fish populations, natural and enhanced [Triploid & Diploid Rainbow Trout]. These lakes are strict Rainbow Trout only habitats.
about stoney lake lodge
The lodge has 8 tastefully appointed rooms, bringing the total capacity to a perfect 16. Ambiance is important, so the over-all space at Stoney Lake Lodge is usually the first compliment from our new guests. All rooms have two queen beds, and of course, a private bathroom. A single occupant room is set-up for wheelchair accessibility, as well as the entire lodge. Included in our fly fishing and lodging adventures are three meals daily. We take our food serious here. A delicious breakfast buffet, boxed lunches and a hearty dinner are all included. Guests of the lodge can choose how they prefer their lunch plans, to maximize angling opportunities. Dietary concerns/allergies are always addressed immediately. Dinner is provided on the day of arrival as breakfast/lunch are served on departure day.
At 3500 feet in elevation, the ice-off period can vary from season to season. Normally, give or take a week, the lakes become ice-free around May 1st. Due to maximum Southern exposure, common Southerly winds speed up a sometimes minimal turn-over phase. The Spring season/temperatures usually extend to the end of June. The warmer Summer fishery usually runs from mid July to mid August. The normal Fall phase extends to around November 1st, where the ice-on period usually occurs.
These are the best months to experience the Chironomid emergence. In the earliest part of the season, hatches seriously revolve around surface temperatures, therefore the warmest part (between 10:00 am & 2:00 pm) are more predictable, while sun and wind are still the biggest factor. During the same Spring season, Scuds (freshwater Shrimp), Leeches, Darner and Gomphus Dragonfly Nymphs and most of the traditional attractor patterns will catch fish. Floating lines, intermediate, and up to type 3 sinking are recommended fly-lines for this part of the season.
This time of the year generally has the least wind, warmest temperatures and the longest daylight opportunities. Mild surface algae blooms can create a natural "umbrella effect", allowing the cooler preferred temperatures within normal reach. The largest of the Stoney and Minnie Rainbows are caught during the warmer water phases. Big Leeches, Huge Dragonfly imitations and unorthodox attractor flies work like magic throughout the summer. Dry Fly opportunities (Traveling Sedge / attractors) can occur during cooler evenings and drastic temperature changes. Fast sinking Fly Lines (type 4 to type 7) and tippets of 6 pound and greater are the recommended choices during the warmer months.
The Fall season usually spans from mid August to November 1st. Periodic Chironomid fishing can take place, as well as the traditional Leeches, Dragonflies, Scuds and most of the usual attractors. As the season progresses closer to ice-on, large rainbows can sometimes be caught in very shallow water.
Every room at Stoney Lake Lodge includes unlimited use of a custom flat bottom fly fishing skiff for two people. All of our boats are flat floor decked, carpeted, front and back anchored with oars. The boats are treated with a rubber based interior and exterior to eliminate unnecessary noise. Electric motors and batteries are available as an upgrade at a minimal cost. Guests are more than welcome to bring in their own favorite fishing craft, excluding any form of gas powered motors. Fully guided fly fishing trips include extra wide 14' guide boats.
additional fees + Exclusions
Fully guided fishing packages - 8 hours per day, completely outfitted: $195 per day
Airport pick up and delivery/lodge landings available - please inquire
Not included: transportation to the lodge, liquor purchase, fishing licenses or tackle, taxes or gratuities. Fly fishing rods/reels are available to our guests upon request.
CHECK IN time is 3pm and CHECK OUT TIME is 11am. See Reservations page for terms & cancellation policies.
Properly built on the southern shoreline of Stoney Lake this exclusive, adult oriented facility offers the finest in World Class fly fishing, lodging and dining. The lodge is furnished with a fully licensed lounge bar, tastefully decorated dining room and large rock fireplace. A large sun deck with hot tub is immediately adjacent to the lounge and makes an ideal spot for outdoor barbecues while enjoying the stunning view of Stoney Lake's famous sunsets. Rainbow trout and bird/wildlife activity can be observed right from the large windows of the lounge. Read more about fishing at on the ranch
SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
Superior Customer service is our culture at Stoney Lake Lodge. All of our Lodge staff are experienced in the remote adventure business. Our Management, Chefs, Guides, Servers and Housekeepers are just as excited to have our guests enjoy the lodge and the fishery, as they are to answer and explain any questions that guests may have. We are proud to say that our crew are not only ambassadors to the fly fishery, but also ambassadors of the Douglas Lake Ranch itself.
rate + RESERVATIONS
Rooms Accommodate Double Occupancy STONEY LAKE LODGE AVAILABILITIES 2016
From April 15th to July 31st Please inquire as soon as possible to book your preferred primetime fly fishing and lodging vacation. All lodging is based on double occupancy and retains a two night minimum reservation. $550.00 per evening based on double occupancy. $395.00 single rate.
The following dates are scheduled availabilities during the Fall prime time season at Stoney Lake Lodge. All lodging is based on double occupancy and retains a two night minimum reservation. $550.00 per evening based on double occupancy. $395.00 single rate.
FALL AVAILABILITY Evenings of:
September 1st to September 4th
September 8th to September 11th
September 15th to September 18th
September 22nd to September 25th
September 29th to October 2nd
October 6th to October 10th
October 13th to October 16th
October 20th to October 24th
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