Spectacular Keefer Lake is in the heart of the Monashee Mountains. The high elevation of the lake may reduce the open water fishing season but it also helps ensure a good summertime fishery. Ice fishing can also be an exhilarating experience.
The lake is over 1km (0.6 mi) in length and reaches up to 12m (41) in depth. Both brook trout and rainbow trout are found in the lake. Most fish in the lake are 20-40 cm/ 6-15 inch range.
Some 2 kg (4.5 lb) monsters are caught annually.
Trolling is the preferred method of angling, although fly fishing can be quite productive.
Fly anglers should focus on the near inlet and outlet of the Kettle River. Try stripping various nymph patterns near the river areas. Trollers should try along the drop offs near the two deeper holes. Bucktails or smaller spoons like the Little Cleo have been known to produce well.