Likely has great fishing for all types of anglers. The types of fish found in our area are Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Bull trout, Char, Burbot, Kokanee, Chinook and Sockeye Salmon.
Boating and Fishing
Fishing licences and fishing regulations here
Benny Lake, Spanish Lake Road. This lake is quite small and remote with walk in access only and fishing is off shore.
Bootjack Lake, Bootjack Road. Small lake with boat launch and recreation site.
Cariboo Lake, Keithley Road and Cariboo Lake Road. Camping and boat launch at Ladies Creek recreation site.
Cariboo River, Keithley Road, Quesnel Forks
Gavin Lake, Gavin Lake Road
Ghost Lake, 8400 Road to Barkerville. Recreation Site.
Jacobie Lake, Likely Road to Jacobie Lake Road. Recreation site and boat launch.
Mitchell River, Access through the north arm of Quesnel Lake by boat.
Quesnel Lake (North and East Arm) Recreation site, paved boat launch at Cedar Point “Class C” Provincial Park and gravel boat launch at Abbott Creek Beach. Further up the lake, Boat Gas and Food are available at Plato Island Resort and Elysha Resort (seasonal). Quesnel Lake is accessible from Likely or Horsefly at Mitchell Bay. Check with locals about access from various locations. For more info on Quesnel Lake Click Here
Quesnel River and Bullion Pool, Old Quesnel Forks Road. Not a through road and the road gets pretty bad before the Bullion Pool so it’s a good idea to walk in.
Spanish Lake, Spanish Lake Road. Recreation site and boat launch for small boats.
Tasse Lake, Spanish Lake Road. Recreation site and boat launch for small boats.
Wolverine Lake, Kangaroo Creek Road. Recreation site and boat launch for small boats.
Victoria Day Fishing Derby
The Derby runs May long weekend from Saturday until Monday. It takes place on Quesnel Lake ‘only’ with the weigh-ins at Cedar Point Park.
For more info stop in at the ‘Cedar City Museum Info Center’ in Cedar Point Park (open May long weekend), check on our camping page or visit the Valley General Store/Gas/Liquor Store in downtown Likely, where you can also stock up on your fishing and camping needs.