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HERE’S THE BEST TIMES FOR FISHING IN BC

British Columbia offers year round fishing opportunities. Obviously that makes for lots of options and sometimes it can be difficult to narrow down when and where to go fishing. We put this page together to help get you pointed in the right direction. Every year thousands of folks just like you decide to trust us with their BC fishing plans and for that we’re extremely grateful. Our trusted honest advice and unmatched local BC fishing knowledge are a free service. When you book a trip with us, you get prime dates, we always put our clients into the best fishing times in BC!
This is one of our most visited pages on our website, because we made it useful for everyone. You’ll find overview of Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring fishing in British Columbia below, and you can go further with our monthly BC fishing reports. Once you’ve got an idea of what’s available, drop me an email or call our toll free and we’ll be happy to help you start planning your next BC fishing trip.
Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

Summer is a great time to visit British Columbia, with nice weather and lots and lots of fantastic fishing opportunities! The Summer season in BC begins in June and carried through until September. During this time you’ll find prime dates for saltwater salmon fishing trips and some unique freshwater fishing experiences throughout the province.
If you’re looking for a saltwater salmon fishing trip then Summer months will give you the best fishing. The BC coast covers a massive expanse of areas with a variety of different saltwater salmon fishing choices. You can choose from a day charter, we offer those (even ones right from Vancouver) or if you’re looking for an all-inclusive trip, then there’s some fantastic salmon fishing lodges operating on BC’s coast. The lodge we guide at and facilitate bookings for is Langara Island Lodge, BC’s premier saltwater fishing lodge, but there are other options as well, you can see them here.
On the freshwater front there are ample opportunities for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and trout fishing through the Summer months, generally starting in July and carrying through the Summer and into the Fall. The easiest and most affordable freshwater Summer fishing trips in BC take place near Vancouver, where you have Vancouver fly fishing opportunities, guided trips in Whistler and unreal sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. We offer all these trips in day trips and packages.
If you’re looking for a more involved or all-inclusive freshwater fishing package you’ll want to look at the world class salmon and steelhead fishing offered in northern BC.  Small towns are and wild fisheries are quite easily accessed by flights from Vancouver and rivers like the Skeena River or the Dean River, will give you the wildest adventures and the absolute best Summer fishing in BC!
Keep in mind Summer is our busiest season and trips book up early. If you’re looking for a Summer fishing trip in BC, use our contact page or give us a call toll free 1-877-902-3393.
There is no shortage of Fall fishing opportunities in British Columbia, the Fall months of September, October and November offer a variety of BC fishing options and is prime time for freshwater salmon and steelhead fishing.
The easiest and most affordable BC fishing trips in the Fall are all based around the Vancouver area, there really is some fantastic fishing and cutting down on travel will save you money. The most popular Fall fishing trip close to Vancouver is our BC Fall Salmon Packages, these give you the opportunity to fish for wild salmon on the coast rivers near Vancouver. Fraser River sturgeon fishing is also a great Fall option and a uniquely British Columbia fishing experience, putting you into spectacular fishing 90 minutes from Vancouver!
If you’re a serious angler then you know Fall is steelhead season in British Columbia. There are two runs of steelhead in BC; summer-run steelhead and winter-run steelhead. September and October are prime months for summer-run steelhead fishing in northern British Columbia, mainly on the Skeena River system and its tributaries. If you want to plan a first class BC steelhead fishing trip, then we’re your guys. We have prime dates at all the best lodges and local BC steelhead insight that can’t be beat. You can see all our Fall BC steelhead trips or check out a few of our favourites, including the Skeena, Bulkley & Babine.
Now, if you’re looking for a saltwater fishing trip in BC during the Fall months you’ll want to aim for September. September is the last good month for saltwater fishing in BC, as the majority of salmon have migrated into rivers by early October. The best option for a fun saltwater salmon fishing trip in September is our Vancouver salmon fishing charters, leaving right from downtown Vancouver.
Fall months book up earlier than you think, especially if you’re looking for a Fall steelhead fishing trip. If you’d like to fish in BC in September, October or November, feel free to inquire via our contact page or give us a call toll free 1-877-902-3393.
As the snow flies and temperatures drop, so do the different fishing opportunities around BC. There is some good fishing trips throughout the Winter months, granted you don’t mind cold wet condition, those are almost always a guarantee of BC Winter.
It’s most important to remember that most of BC has very cold conditions throughout the Winter months, minus the Vancouver area and sometimes Vancouver Island. What does cold temperatures do to fishing? Well, snow and ice inhibit where you can go fishing and also put freshwater fish into their most dormant stage of their year. That being said, if you focus you fishing on BC’s southwest coast, the area around Vancouver, then there is year-round saltwater and freshwater fishing trips to be had. Vancouver Island also enjoys some milder weather than BC’s north or interior regions and can offer some good Winter fishing.
The most popular BC fishing trips in the Winter are our saltwater salmon fishing charters from Vancouver and our Winter fly fishing trips targeting wild bull trout. Winter salmon fishing charters focus on targeting chinook (king) salmon in local waters near Vancouver and in Howe Sound. Some great crabbing and prawning in the Winter as well! On the freshwater fishing front you have fly fishing for bull trout and rainbow trout on the rivers of BC’s southern coast. These resident fish will feed through the Winter months on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs, fattening up on the eggs and flesh of spawned salmon.
If you’re in search of the most adventurous Winter fishing trips in BC you’ll want to focus on planning a trip to Vancouver Island. There is an early run of winter steelhead on some of Vancouver Island’s rivers and if you want the ultimate BC fishing challenge then that is right up there. The islands of Haida Gwaii also offer some Winter steelhead fishing opportunities, this is also a trip we only recommend for the most hardcore anglers, willing to brave the elements in hopes of Winter glory!
Winter months aren’t terribly busy, but if you’re looking for a BC fishing trip in December, January or February we recommend contacting us for an up to date report and some insight into what exactly to expect. You can inquire via our contact page or give us a call toll free 1-877-902-3393.
The Spring months of March, April & May offer a variety of excellent freshwater & saltwater fishing opportunities throughout British Columbia. You can catch steelhead in BC’s north and south, you can enjoy really consistent saltwater salmon fishing and a variety of other cool options!
By March most of BC is moving into early Spring, snow and cold weather is dissipating, making way for warmer (and sometimes wetter) Springlike condition. On BC’s south coast, March is the beginning of our Spring steelhead season and it is also when saltwater salmon fishing becomes more consistent overall. Fishing trips around Vancouver are the easiest BC fishing options in the Spring and include saltwater salmon fishing charters, guided fly fishing trips and sturgeon fishing.
April is a favourite month, weather conditions are considerably nicer and we lots of cool fishing options. April is usually the best month to target winter-run steelhead, either on BC’s south coast or on the Skeena River in BC’s north. These are magnificent fish and definitely one of the favourite trips to be a part of for our guide crew. April also opens up some more saltwater fishing trips in BC and by May almost all of BC’s charter operators and salmon lodges are in operation.
May is the kick off of Summer salmon fishing season on BC’s coast. Staring in mid May many of the fly-in fishing lodges on BC’s northern coast and Haida Gwaii region begin operation. This can be a great time for a BC salmon fishing trip, with the focus mainly on hard fighting chinook (king) salmon. On BC’s south coast, some of the best salmon fishing is often in May. May also marks the end of some of our Spring river fishing, as warmer temperatures are now rapidly melting the Winter’s snowpack and by mid May most rivers become to high for quality fishing. That changes from year to year, but if you want the best river fishing, aim for an April trip, that will usually keep you safe from high water events.
If you’re thinking of a BC fishing trip during the Spring we’ll be happy to get you into the best dates and fish with our incredible crew of guides. You can inquire via our contact page or give us a call toll free 1-877-902-3393.

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