BEST TIMES FOR FISHING IN BC

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If you’re looking for the best times for BC fishing trip then this page will help you plan. Below you’ll see the six best fishing options for Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring in British Columbia. For a monthly breakdown click on season on the menu bar and pick your month. There are obviously lots and lots of BC fishing options each season, so if you have questions about when the best fishing in BC is, simply use the contact form on the bottom of the page and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll send you some of the best options.
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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. Photos  below link to corresponding summer fishing trips in BC…

If you’re looking for a luxury saltwater salmon fishing package this Summer in BC, then our Langara Island Lodge trips can’t be beat. All-inclusive guided salmon fishing on the northern tip of Haida Gwaii, BC.

There’s no easy summer fishing trip in BC than our Vancouver salmon charters. Leaving right from downtown Vancouver, these affordable day trips will put you into great fishing from May to September.

BC is home to some monster sturgeon, and our summer Fraser River sturgeon fishing trips will put you into the heart of big fish country. Affordable day trips and packages super close to Vancouver.

Vancouver Island has a ton of great saltwater salmon fishing options, including affordable trips with Coastal Wilderness Adventures in Campbell River. This is a cool summer fishing option on the Island.

The resort town of Whistler is only 90 minutes north of Vancouver and we offer  Whistler fly fishing trips throughout the summer months for trout and salmon. Summer day trips and packages available.

Our BC Big Fish Packages combine salmon and sturgeon fishing, both close to Vancouver. One of the coolest BC summer fishing packages that are super affordable and fully customized to your budget and itinerary!

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. Click on the pics below to explore some of our best BC fishing options for the Fall months…

Experience world class Fall salmon fishing trips on wild rivers close to Vancouver BC. We offer both day trips and packages to the Squamish & Harrison rivers, both within 90 minutes of Vancouver.

Easily our most popular and flexible Fall steelhead packages are on the Skeena River in northern BC. This is BC’s most flexible steelhead fishing package, allowing you to pick your days to fit your budget and timing.

September, October and November offer excellent sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. We have two awesome Fall fishing locations on the Fraser and British Columbia’s top sturgeon guides on our team.

At Chromer we have steelhead fishing in British Columbia covered. Check out all our BC steelhead lodges and packages, where we offer you prime dates in northern BC during September and October

The Babine River is one of the most famous steelhead rivers in BC and we have prime time dates at the remote Babine Steelhead Lodge. Week long all-inclusive packages for the serious steelheader.

If you’re looking for a Vancouver Island fishing trip in September or October, then Island Pursuit Sport Fishing in Comox BC offers guides salmon and bottom fishing trips during the late Summer and Fall months.

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. If you’re on a ski trip to BC and visiting Whistler, there’s some winter fishing options there as well. Click on the pics below to the corresponding trip or make an inquiry for more info…

We offer Vancouver fly fishing trips all through the Winter months. This is a neat time of year, with rivers in beautiful shape and the opportunity to target native bull trout. Trips include transportation from Vancouver.

You can fish for salmon year-round in Vancouver, including the winter months when we target chinook (king) salmon in local waters. Book a Vancouver salmon fishing charter, an easy and fun BC winter fishing trip.

Whistler is a mecca for winter skiing and snowboarding but we also offer winter fly fishing trips in Whistler. You’ll fish local rivers for native bull trout and wild rainbows. Trips include pickup in Whistler.

Vancouver Island has some famous rivers that offer excellent options for a winter steelhead trip. Our Vancouver Island steelhead guides will put you into the best steelhead rivers on day trips or multi-day winter packages.

The most remote winter BC fishing trips available, to the wild islands of Haida Gwaii in search of winter steelhead. All-inclusive Haida Gwaii steelhead packages run from December to April.

Join our crew and explore the wild rivers near Vancouver on our South Coast steelhead trips. These are great packages, offered from February through May, swinging flies to BC’s winter steelhead.

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, April is prime time for our BC fly fishing trips out of Vancouver. 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. If you’re looking for a package trip in the Spring then our Skeena River packages are a great option, putting you on the hunt for early season steelhead on the Skeena. Click on the photos below to the corresponding BC Spring fishing trip…

Spring steelhead fishing on the Skeena River hits prime time in mid March through early May. All-inclusive lodge packages in Terrace, BC, targeting chrome bright while Skeena River steelhead.

Looking for an early season all-inclusive salmon fishing trip then Escott Sport Fishing in Haida Gwaii BC is the way to go. Their season starts in late May, this is when you’ll find some incredible saltwater chinook fishing.

Prime time of our Spring steelhead trips near Vancouver is March and April. Come spend a few days on these very affordable fishing & hotel packages, fishing wild rivers with our pro team of experienced guides.

Spring is the kickoff of our BC sturgeon fishing trips. Get a jumpstart on the action with our Spring sturgeon trips, prime months being March, April & May. A great time of year for a trip, with nice conditions and lots of action.

If you’re in Whistler BC for a Spring ski trip then throw in some fishing, March and April are both awesome months for a Whistler fishing trip, swinging flies on local rivers for bull trout and wild steelhead.

March, April & May offer some of the best chinook (king) salmon fishing of the year on our full-day 10 hour Vancouver salmon charters that will have you fishing on the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

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