On Jacko Lake - Kamloops Trails

On Jacko Lake – Kamloops Trails

Doug Smith  July 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

Jacko Lake is a very popular fishing lake and since it is one of the first to be ice-free, it will be a busy place in spring before the other lakes open up.   On weekends and in prime times it stays busy right up to summer.   When I paddle the lake I go early in the morning and paddle around the lake (4.7 km) before many of the boats arrive.  On this day there was not much wind at launch time.

Yellow-headed blackbirds and ducks occupied the bays and the marshy shorelines.


Jacko has open slopes above the lake, mostly grasslands, open forest, and a few snags.

Algae was expanding in the lake, giving a greenish hue to the water, with green hills and dark trees reflected in the lake, all under cloudy skies.

By summer fishermen go to higher lakes, so I will be back to do two loops of the lake later in the paddling season.



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