May is the beginning of the lake fishing season in British Columbia and is the end of winter-run steelhead season. Expect nice weather in May, the ice is off the interior lakes. BC river levels begin to rise quickly in May due to spring snowmelt and that can often make for difficult river fishing around the province. Stick with our lake trips for trophy rainbows, definitely the prime May option! Here’s some options for a May fishing trip…
Winter in Whistler isn’t all about skiing, there’s some really good fishing to be had as well. The most popular is a trout trip to the Squamish River, about 45 minutes south of Whistler where temperatures are significantly warmer and fishing is good.
There’s often some good chinook salmon fishing to be had right from Vancouver. Wintering fish feed on stacked bait and it’s also a great time to drop crab and prawn traps!
For serious steelhead anglers there are options in Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island for winter-run steelhead. Vancouver Island is a popular destination in January, with early season fish rolling in to local rivers. Keep in mind timing these trips can be finicky, but if you hit it right fishing can be lights out!
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