Nicola supports a fair Rainbow and Kokanee fishery throughout
the season. Rainbows go to 4 lbs. while Kokanee remain in the
1 lb. class. Trolling lures, flatfish, wedding bands and spinning
gear are the most popular methods used, however flies are also
successful. Ice fishing for Burbot
during winter months is also enjoyed by many people.
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A beautiful setting, Nicola lies amongst rolling hills of sage,
grass, and sparsely dotted Ponderosa pine.
Lake - Marquart Lake, with a surface area of 23 ha.
(57 ac.) is located due south from Nicola at an elevation of 1130
m. (3706 ft.). Travelling east from Merritt, access is via a secondary
road heading east off Hwy. #5A. Distance from Merritt is approximately
13 km. (8 mi.). The best fishing time for Rainbow, Kokanee and
Brookies is during the spring and fall months. These fish range
between 1-2 lbs. A small 8 vehicle BCFS campsite with boat launching
can be found on the lake. Lundbom Lake, about 46 ha. (114 ac.)
in size, is found just 2 km. (1.2 mi.) east of Marquart. Once
famous for its large quantities of huge Rainbows which reached
double digit sizes, Lundbom has in recent years been hit hard
by overfishing and abuse. However, this lake still remains very
popular and is still capable of producing Rainbows in the 4-5
lb. class. 2 medium sized BCFS campsites with cartop boat launching
are available on Lundbom. Weekend traffic can be very heavy so
weekdays are better days to explore both Marquart and Lundbom.
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fishing a new lake.