Sunday, June 5, 2011

Taking a Creativity Break On Beautiful Moyie Lake

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
    ~Henry David Thoreau

©Moyie Lake, BC   June 4, 2011
   Laura Leeder

We've had a long, cool and wet spring here in the Creston Valley, so when the forecast promised to be clear and sunny, we jumped at the opportunity to get our boat out on the water.

This was our first trip to Moyie Lake and it was an enjoyable, relaxing day.  A much needed break for both myself and Ivor.  Being out on the water, soaking up the's such an enjoyable or no fish!

After several hours on the water, we caught a nice looking rainbow trout.....alas, I was too slow with the net and it got away!  You've heard this one before?!  I'm not kidding.....

So next time I will reel in the fish, Ivor will work the net...and Kenya...well, she'll continue to pick out the fishing lures.

  let's see....this one...

and this one on the other rod...
©Kenya, Fishing Buddy, June 5, 2011
   Laura Leeder
Moyie Lake is approximately 10 km (6 miles) long and is unique in that it was caused by a great depression in the landscape from the retreating glacier and a leftover piece of ice. 
You can fish for:  kokanee, rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat and ling cod. Each year a local fishing derby is put on by the Kokanee Cove Pub in Moyie.  This lake is popular in the winter for ice fishing with good catches reported consistently.

We launched our boat at Moyie Lake Provincial Park, (20 kms south of Cranbrook, BC).   The camp site areas offer privacy with plenty of trees and space between each. There is a beach and a day use area along with picnic sites at the water's edge.  We will certainly come back to this lake and also plan a stay at the provincial park campsite.

Have an enjoyable day,
Laura Leeder
Watercolor Artist,
Creston, BC        

1 comment:

Valdja Maria said...

amo suas artes ,sao suves e delicadas!Beijos

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