Woss lake on Vancouver Island is a large body of water that is easily accessed by car. The lake produces good numbers of rainbow, cutthroat, and dolly varden trout that average around 35 to 45 cm but can get to be 2.5 kg in this deep lake. Watch for strong winds that come up fast on this lake, The way the winds come up almost every day makes this lake a favorite destination for windsurfers. All in all, l must say this is one of the best lakes on Vancouver Island.
There is a good recreation site with a boat launch at the north end of this lake with great views. The south end of the lake is protected by the Woss Lake Provincial Park. The lake here can reach depths of 150 meters, it’s a great place to troll deep where the monster fish are, there are some very nice creeks that flow in where you could set up a wilderness campsite and spend a few days at. There are many such spots on this big lake. This is a great lake to spend time on in a kayak or canoe, so peaceful and not that well-used making it a premier camping lake.
There is an abundance of wildlife in the area including black bears, cougars, wolves, blacktail deer, and roosevelt elk along with lots of different bird species. The wildflower show in the late spring is pretty incredible and the insect life on the shores is awesome, so bring your camera.
There are many summer cabins located on this lake, please respect these cabins and do not trespass. I would love to own one of these, what a place to head up for the summer months or a great winter trip in the island’s wilderness.