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Experience: Fall for Fishing along Highway 24

Highway 24 has long been known as British Columbia's "Fishing Highway".

This modern paved route runs East to West between 100 Mile House in the South Cariboo (atop of the Fraser Plateau) and Little Fort in the Thompson River Valley. This route mirrors the one used by fur traders centuries ago; and parts of the Hudson's Bay Fur Brigade Trail can still be seen near the East end, permanently preserved as a "heritage trail".

While steeped in heritage, the route is best known for outstanding fishing because it features access to over 100 lakes along 115 kilometres of highway.

Sheridan LakeWhy fish in the fall? It's the perfect time of year for the perfect catch along this Highway, as the temperature drops in this region and fish fatten up for winter. Kokanee salmon fishing is fantastic at Bridge Lake and Deka Lake. And rainbow trout fishing at Sheridan Lake will take your breath away - with fish weighing up to 16 lbs, you can catch a rainbow the size of a salmon!

Accommodations along the Fishing Highway abound. Resort options include Cariboo Bonanza, Eagan LakeFawn Lake, and  Loon Bay Resort, to name a few. 

For fly fishing, spin casting, and trolling tips you can check the official website at www.fishinghighway24.com/en/fishing.

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