BEST TIMES FOR FISHING IN BC

BC FISHING REPORT | MONTHLY BREAKDOWN OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA FISHING

This will help when it comes to planning your British Columbia fishing trip with us, or if you’ve already made arrangements to visit BC this will let you know what’s happening when and where. You can click on each month for even more detailed info and trip options.

SUMMER FISHING IN BC

MORE DETAILS  JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER

If you’re looking for a summer fishing trip in British Columbia there are a pile of excellent options that will put you into some of the best saltwater and freshwater fishing found anywhere in the world. Much of the summer fishing in BC is focused on saltwater salmon fishing, to which we offer a variety of different trips with our network of lodges and charters. You can choose a day charter from locations in Vancouver or Vancouver Island, or opt for an all-inclusive BC salmon fishing package at one of our fly-in destinations! On the freshwater fishing front, there’s excellent sturgeon fishing all summer on the Fraser River, you can swing flies for salmon starting in August or you can find very good trout fishing on alpine lakes and mountain streams. Lots of great stuff to do, so if you’re looking for the best summer fishing BC has to offer, get a hold of us on the contact form below and we’ll be happy to send you some ideas.

  • The many saltwater salmon fishing lodges on British Columbia’s north coast begin operations in late May. This is a great time for lots of action, with chinook salmon coming off open ocean ready to feed. The salmon fishing extends all the way to mid September!

  • Later in the summer, starting in early August we have salmon moving into our freshwater rivers. 2017 is going to be a big year, with massive returns of pink salmon forecasted, making for some awesome BC river fly fishing opportunities.

  • Trout fishing in BC rivers starts early July, before then rivers are usually too high for fishing, as the majority of snow melt happens in May and June.

  • Mid August is when most of the steelhead lodges in British Columbia’s north start ramping up for their season.  The first push of summer-run steelhead on the Skeena River starts in early August.

FALL FISHING IN BC

MORE DETAILS  OCTOBER | NOVEMBER 

There’s no lack of fishing options for the Fall months in British Columbia. We have a ton of different stuff going on, with the majority of the Fall fishing focused on freshwater salmon and steelhead trips. One of the most well-known fisheries in BC happens during the late Summer and Fall months, that’s the steelhead runs in northern British Columbia’s Skeena region. Fall is also when we see the best river fishing for salmon, as fish move from the ocean to their home rivers to spawn. Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River remains strong into October and November and lake fishing picks up again as water temperatures drop and trout begin to feed before winter. Lots of great Fall fishing options, here is a breakdown of Fall fishing in BC….

  • The BC steelhead fishing season on the northern rivers of British Columbia is in full swing. Lots of options for all-inclusive steelhead fishing packages including trips on the Bulkley, Skeena and Babine rivers just to name a few.

  • Salmon move from the saltwater into the freshwater rivers of BC’s coast. Most rivers see healthy returns of chum and coho salmon in starting in early October with good fishing through to late November.

  • Lake fishing in BC’s Interior picks up again as water temperatures cool and trout start to feed heavily before the incumbent winter months.

  • It’s still go time for sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. October can see some excellent fishing and you can combo a trip with river salmon fishing as well.

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WINTER FISHING IN BC

MORE DETAILS  DECEMBER | JANUARY  | FEBRUARY

If you’re visit British Columbia during the winter months and looking for some winter fishing ideas the options are a bit limited. Much of the success of fishing in the Winter definitely has to do with weather conditions. British Columbia encompasses a massive area and weather and conditions to change dramatically throughout the province.  Winter on the coast is generally cool and wet and as you move inland conditions become cold and dry.  Most of the Winter fishing in BC is done on the southern coast, in the area around Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.  Freshwater river fishing focusses on trout and winter-run steelhead, while saltwater fishing is mainly targeting chinook (king) salmon.  Here’s a breakdown of the best Winter fishing in BC….

  • December and January are considered prime time for Yakoun River steelhead on BC’s Haida Gwaii region. This is a remote area, hard to access but does offer a unique BC winter fishing experience.

  • Winter salmon fishing opportunities provide themselves on BC’s south coast, with some solid winter chinook salmon fishing in Vancouver and southern Vancouver Island..

There’s often some good river fishing for trout on BC’s south coast if river levels don’t get too low. Trout in the winter are feeding heavily on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs, eating eggs and flesh. We usually have very good trout fishing on our Whistler and Vancouver fly fishing trips in the Winter.

SPRING FISHING IN BC

MORE DETAILS  MARCH | APRIL  | MAY

Oh we love Spring fishing in BC, finally Winter is over and everything comes alive all throughout the province. If you’re looking for a Spring fishing trip in British Columbia there are lots and lots of options. The lakes of BC’s interior have excellent stillwater trout fishing after the ice comes off.  Rivers are on the rise after being at their lowest points during the cold winter, and this brings in steelhead from the ocean and gets trout on the move. Spring is also when we start seeing the influx of salmon coming off of open ocean to feed.  The south coast of BC will have consistent salmon fishing starting in March and the north coast of BC has some epic chinook (king) salmon fishing starting in mid May. Other salmon species start showing up a bit later. All in all some quality fishing to be had in British Columbia during the Spring, here are a few more ideas of what you can do…

  • BC lake fishing for rainbow trout is best in May and June after the ice comes off lakes. This is when trout feed heavily as lakes turnover after the winter.

  • Lots of really good Spring river fishing opportunities on BC’s southern coast for trout & steelhead starting in mid March. We offer guided trips from Vancouver and Whistler.

  • Early season fishing on the Fraser River kicks off for big sturgeon with Spring being the official start of the season here.

  • Surprisingly good salmon fishing can be found in April and May on BC’s south coast, specially in the southern Gulf Islands as early season fish start piling up to feed.

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