Eureka Peak Lodge is located in the eastern portion of the Cariboo region, nestled in the Cariboo Mountains adjacent to Wells Gray Provincial Park. We have a cozy log lodge on picturesque and remote Gotchen Lake and are the only ones on the lake, ensuring complete privacy for our guests. We can accommodate up to twelve persons but prefer to have only eight to ten guests at a time to provide a more personalized service. We offer three to seven day fishing packages from June to September, which include: lodging in comfortable, modern lake shore log cabins, maid service, guide service, boats, motors and belly boats, angling licenses, fish cleaning, smoking and vacuum packing. There are horses and tack for those wanting a horseback fishing experience. Breakfasts and dinners are served in the lodge dining room, while lunches are usually eaten picnic style while out fishing.
We fish numerous lakes, streams and rivers for wild rainbow trout, lake trout, bull trout and kokanee. In order to maintain a high quality fishing experience, we encourage our clientele to practice catch and release techniques and to only keep a few select fish to savor for the smokehouse or barbecue. Our waters have rainbows up to 15 pounds, bull trout to 17 pounds, lake trout (char) up to 30 pounds and kokanee up to 1 1/2 pounds. Fly fishing and spin casting are both excellent methods of luring the rainbow to your net, while trolling is the most successful method used in catching lake trout and kokanee. We have everything from fast action fishing, where you could conceivably catch and release more than 100 feisty trout a day, to stalking beautiful trophy rainbows in a crystal clear river, comparable to the best in Alaska.
During your stay, you can fish Gotchen and nearby walk in lakes and we will take you by vehicle on daily excursions to other lakes and streams. For our guests who would like even more of an adventure, we offer a horseback fishing experience. On these horseback rides, we pack in by horseback from one to three hours to a remote wilderness lake, with wild rainbow trout in the 1 to 6 pound range. We offer drift trips along the Horsefly River, a classified river that is catch and release and fly fishing only with a single, barb less hook. Rainbow trout have been recorded in the river up to 28 pounds. Naturally, the larger trout are more difficult to attract. However, many wild rainbows can be caught daily in the 2 to 10 pound range. The Mitchell River has the same attributes as the Horsefly but is more remote and fly fishing only. We also arrange fly-outs to several other inaccessible lakes for our guests, if desired.
2006 Fishing Rates:
Over 50 different lakes and streams to fish!
Cost per person in US funds
* A Fly-Out to a lake on a Basic Package would be $315.00 per person extra, based on a minimum of 2 persons.
* Vehicle transportation service rate $315.00 round trip per vehicle, from Williams lake to our lodge and return. Each vehicle holds up to four people
Other Available Options:
River Guided Drift Fishing Trips:
Mitchell River Guided Fly-In Trips:
The Mitchell River is a wilderness river located in Cariboo Mountains Provincial Park. It is a catch and release, large rainbow and bull trout river and angling days are limited. Our Mitchell River trip can be done as an add-on to our basic and deluxe lodge packages or as a trip unto itself and is available for up to 3 days at a time.
The additional cost would be $600.00 U.S. per person on the basic lodge package or, if using the Mitchell River as your choice for a fly-out on the deluxe package, it would cost an additional $315.00 U.S. per person. This includes:
For our outpost camps, anglers are responsible to bring their own: bedding, gear, and personal belongings. The prices for outpost camps include the following:
Price per person for 5 days at Outpost Camps :
ALL ABOVE FISHING TRIPS are subject to a 3.5% Goods & Service Tax. All prices are based on double occupancy. Single occupancy would cost an additional 25%. All packages (except the Outpost Camps) are based on a 11:00 a.m. arrival and departure time at the Lodge. . Persons wishing to stay at our lodge before or after the contracted period will be charged an additional $90.00 U.S. per person per night. This would include supper and breakfast.
THE ABOVE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: Hotel expenses before or after contracted period, alcoholic beverages and tobacco, fishing tackle and gear, personal belongings, Goods & Services Tax (GST), or gratuities.
INDEMNITIES: Each client accepts any risk involved in the participation on any of our trips and indemnifies Eureka Peak Lodge & Outfitters Ltd. against injury suffered by the client. Each person will be required to sign a contract and waiver at the time of booking.
BOOKING CONDITIONS: A non-refundable 30% deposit per person is required on all bookings, with the balance due upon departure from the Lodge. In the case of the outpost camps the balance is due 30 days before arrival at the camp. Personal cheques will only be accepted on the initial deposit. Cancellations must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the trip for your deposit to be transferable to another trip the same year. Final payment may be made in any of the following forms: Visa, money orders, bank drafts, recognized travellers cheques, or currency. No refunds will be given upon withdrawal from any trip in progress.