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Batnuni Lake is a 9 km (5.5 mi) long lake that is reached by taking
the Blackwater River Road northwest from Quesnel,
in the North Cariboo region of British Columbia. It is third in
a chain of lakes including Boat and Hanharn lakes and is located
about 35 km (21 mi) past the junction of the Blackwater / Nazko
roads. Total distance from Quesnel, BC,is about 161 km (100 mi).
There is a Forest Service Campsite on the west side of Batnuni Lake
that is reached over a rough 2 WD road. The small site, which can
be used for camping or picnicking also has a gravel boat launch.
Other accommodations and services are available. The area is used
for fishing, hunting, camping and summer occupation.
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Report: The semi-wildemess Batnuni Lake sports good fishing
for a variety of fish. The rainbow average around a pound with the
occasional one over four pounds and are best caught by fly fishing
around the island shallows. The plentiful kokanee, which average
about a pound, are best taken on trolled lures or flasher strings
and worms. The same gear can be used for the Dolly Varden. The lake
char require deep trolling with medium sized plugs or large metal
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The scenic rolling countryside is dotted with aspen groves. A number
of small islands dot the lake.
Dense cover blankets most of the gentle to steep slopes surrounding
Snag Lake: Snag Lake, located 4 km (2.48 mi) west of
Hanham, is a small lake with steep banks. Try flyfishing for wild
Hanham Lake: Hanham Lake is 3 km (1.86 mi) west of Boat
Lake. Steep access to the lakeshore of Hanham makes it inconvenient
for anything but light boats and canoes. There is a little used
Forest Service campsite on the east end of the lake.
Boat Lake: Boat Lake is located 2.5 km (1.55mi) west
of Titetown Lake on the road to Batnuni. Wild rainbows and Dolly
Varden to a couple of pounds. Boat Lake offers a Forest Service
campsite and boat launch.
Titetown Lake: Titetown Lake is located about 24 km (14.88
mi) west of the Nazko-Euchiniko road junction, and offers anglers
an opportunity to fish for wild stock rainbows and Dolly Varden.
There is a recreation site on the east end of this long lake.
Pelican Lake: Pelican Lake is located 10 km (6.2 mi)
west of the Nazko-Euchiniko road junction, watch for the forest
access road that leads north for 4 km (2.48 mi) to the Pelican Lake
recreation site. Despite it's heavy summer time use, Pelican continues
to provide good fishing for wild rainbows.
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fishing a new lake.