Power boats and motors, row-boats, pedal boats, and canoes can be rented by the day or by the hour. See the Current Rates page. Our on-site store has a great selection of fishing tackle, bait, and hand-tied flies, as well as fishing licenses. Semi private docks are also available for use.
Facilities and Activities
Our general store carries convenience groceries, milk, and ice cream. We also have unique gifts, T-Shirts, souvenirs, local art and crafts. We sell fishing licenses, fresh bait, tackle, and an excellent selection of hand-tied flies.
Fishing in Watch Lake
Watch Lake is popular family lake that has good numbers of rainbow in the 1 to 5 pound range caught by fly-fishing or spin-casting. The lake has a maximum depth of 10 metres (32 ft) and is therefore difficult to troll except if you drag a lure or fly on or just below the surface. Numerous bays provide shelter for a canoe or belly boat. Cast near the shore area with a chironomid fly in early spring or a dragon-fly or leech imitation later in the spring and summer.
Two sunken islands at the west end of the lake are productive spots. The lake was stocked in April 2005 with 40,000 Pennask rainbow yearlings, which grew to around 10 or 11 inches long by October of 2005. A scrappy, fast growing strain of rainbow called the "tzenzaicut" was stocked from 2000 to 2004. These have now grown to over 8 pounds.
Watch Lake is a "quiet" lake, with a speed restriction of less than 8 kpm (5 mph) and a motor restriction of 9.9 hp. There is no bait restriction. The lake freezes over by the end of November and the ice comes off around mid-April.
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