Bluff/Sapeye/Horn Lake Region
Also known as West Branch
West Branch can be accessed by turning south onto the Tatlayoko
Road just before entering Tatla Lake community, then turning
west onto the West Branch road. It is the home of several
beautiful fishing lakes.
Like a string of pearls lying along Mosley Creek, Horn, Sapeye,
Bluff, Middle Lake and Twist Lake all offer their own beautiful
vistas and unique fishing experience.
Horn Lake is a very consistantly producing lake with Rainbow
Trout to three pounds that can be caught on the fly or by
trolling. Sapeye Lake, which is almost directly across from
Horn is a fly only lake with Rainbow Trout to three pounds
(although larger can be caught) and Bull Trout to six pounds.
Continue south a couple of miles and you will come to Bluff
Lake which is a rockier, deeper lake consistantly producing
Rainbow Trout to three pounds and Bull Trout to ten pounds.
There are several operators in this valley offering a variety
of adventures ranging from mountaineering, heli-hiking, heli-kayaking,
heli-biking, ski-mountaineering, to backcountry hiking, backcountry
skiing, mountain biking, trail and horseback riding, fishing,
flightseeing and wildlife photography.
There are numerous mountain ranges to explore including the
Pantheon, Queen Bess, Niut, and Waddington Ranges and climbing
groups from around the world come here to conquer them. If
mountain climbing isn't your thing, then take a ride up in
a plane or helicopter to see some of the most breathtaking
vistas and remarkable glaciers you will ever see including
the giant Homathko Icefield. Or take a guided pack trip into
these mountains to see the glaciers, fish high alpine lakes
and marvel over the swaths of wildflowers.
To the south of Bluff Lake is a portion of the Homathko Tatlayoko
Protected Area so designated to protect valuable wildlife
habitat, including the Mosley Creek wetlands and valley migration
corridors through the Coast Range. The protected area is one
of the only ones in BC that spans the warm, wet coastal environment
to the high, dry, harsh climate of the Chilcotin. There are
no roads into the Protected Area but backcountry hiking will
take you into old growth forest, and valley wetlands that
are home to an amazing variety of birdlife, waterfowl and
raptors, Mule Deer, Moose, Mountain Goat, Grizzly and Black
Operators - West Branch