Fishing Squamish BC

SQUAMISH FISHING TRIPS

FLY FISHING GUIDES IN SQUAMISH BC

There are a ton of great spots to go fishing in Squamish BC and our full-service fly fishing guide operation will put you into year-round salmon, steelhead and trout fishing. Getting to Squamish is easy, we’re located 45 minutes north of Vancouver and 45 minutes south of Whistler. Squamish is in the heart of the Sea to Sky corridor and offers river and lake fishing for anglers of all abilities. We offer a variety of guided Squamish fishing trips, including full-days, half-days and Squamish fishing packages.

EASY TO GET TO!

Only 45 minutes north of Vancouver.

BEGINNERS WELCOME

New to fly fishing? We love to teach.

FULL SERVICE GUIDING

Fish with Squamish's Top Guides

YEAR-ROUND FISHING

For salmon, trout & steelhead.

EQUIPMENT INCLUDED

Full fleet of high quality gear for use.

TOP RATED SERVICE

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Fishing Squamish BC

HALF DAY TRIP

GUIDED FISHING RATES

Meet us on the Squamish River for one of our 4.5 hour guided fly fishing trips. This is a great trip for fly anglers looks for an intro to fishing. Offer year-round. Transport not included. Price per person in CAD.

  • One Person Half-Day

    $450 pp
  • Two Person Half-Day

    $275 pp
  • Three Person Half-Day

    $245 pp
Squamish River steelhead fly fishing

FULL DAY TRIP

GUIDED FISHING RATES

Our 8 fly fishing trips will have you with our pro fishing guide team, exploring wild rivers in Squamish BC. This is a popular trip and includes transportation from your hotel if needed. Prices per person in CAD.

  • One Person Walk & Wade

    $695 pp
  • Two Person Walk & Wade

    $395 pp
  • Three Person Walk & Wade

    $325 pp
Squamish Fishing Guides

FLOAT TRIP

GUIDED FISHING RATES

Drift fly fishing trips are offered from September to April, complimenting your steelhead or salmon trip with us. A great way to fish the most remote areas by raft with pro guides. Price per person in CAD.

  • One Person Drift Trip

    $895 pp
  • Two Person Drift Trip

    $495 pp
  • There Person Drift Trip

    Please Inquire
Squamish River Fishing

FISHING TRIPS IN SQUAMISH

TRIPS & SERVICES WE OFFER

We’ve guided in the Squamish area for over 20 years, these have long been our home waters. We offer a variety of fishing trips in Squamish, including single guided days and also affordable multi-day packages with accommodations. You can opt to meet us in Squamish or we offer transportation from Vancouver or Whistler. Fishing gear is also provided at a small rental fee if needed. Our season runs 365 days a year, with a variety of different fishing seasons throughout the year, more on those below. Spring and Fall months are some of our busiest, they book up early, so a good idea to contact us early if you’d like to set up a trip.

Squamish Fishing Guides

FISH WITH SQUAMISH’S TOP GUIDES

OUR UNBEATABLE GUIDE CREW

Nothing beats local expertise and when you book your Squamish fishing trip with us you’ll be with the Sea to Sky’s top angling guides. Our guide crew all have 20+ years experience fly fishing and we love what we do. We are fully licensed and insured and are committed to conservation. That means we are 100% catch and release and focus on the most sustainable fishing methods. We’ve invested in top of the line gear, included two 13 foot fully framed rafts and have a jet boat for lower river access. We love what we do, our 5 consecutive years of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence is testament to our dedicated to service, honest advice and awesome trips!

Squamish Steelhead Fishing

SPRING STEELHEAD FISHING 

PRIME TIME MARCH TO MAY

Spring steelhead fishing isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s not a fishery were fish come easy, we earn ever single steelhead that comes to hand. If you’re looking for an action trip with tons of fish, this isn’t it. But, if you’re looking for a genuine BC steelhead fishing experience on some beautiful rivers with our great guide staff, then you’ll enjoy the fishing experiences we offer in Squamish.

Squamish River steelhead live in funky spots, they’re not your typical fish and you find them in some secret places that only the most experienced guides can stick you in. We swing flies, mainly bright coloured intruder fly patterns and often make many many casts before a fish climbs on. These are wild steelhead, a rewarding prize to those with persistence. The best time to come steelhead fishing with us is anytime from early March to early May and it is a good idea to book early, we are always very busy that time of year. Opting for a drift trip is a great option for steelhead season, it give you the ability to fish lots of water and definitely ups the chances at connecting with a fish.

Squamish River fly Fishing

WHERE WE FISH IN SQUAMISH

ADAPTING TO VARYING SEASONS

We have a variety of rivers to fish, the Squamish River is built for swung fly fishing, with long expansive runs and beautiful hold water for fish. In the early Spring season our fishing focus is on the lower Squamish River, fishing sections only a few kilometres from open ocean. Steelhead here are chrome bright, often with sea lice on them and they crush flies. As we move later in our Spring season our focus is on fly fishing for steelhead on the upper Squamish River, a rugged wilderness valley where we’ve called home for the past 20+ years. This is wild country, we often see mountain goats on the high cliffs, elk in the valley and even grizzly bears roaming the back channels.

Summer season is spent trout fishing smaller tributaries including the Cheakamus, Ashlu & Mamquam rivers. These are home to resident rainbow and bull trout. On odd years there are Pink Salmon on the lower Squamish, this is a great action-packed fishery! Our Fall season has us on the lower and upper Squamish River as well as the Cheakamus, chasing Pacific salmon on the fly.

Fall Fly Fishing

FLY FISHING FOR SALMON

IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER

Fall is when we shift our focus to fishing for Pacific salmon on the Squamish. October and November are prime time for coho and chum salmon. This is one of our favourite times of year with fresh fish rolling off the saltwater of Howe Sound. Often the salmon we catch are only a few kilometres from open ocean. We offer guided day trips and have package information on our Fall Salmon Package page. This is a very busy time for us, so booking early is always a good idea.

Bull Trout Fishing Squamish BC

BULL TROUT FISHING IN SQUAMISH

TROUT FISHING IS YEAR-ROUND

Trout fishing in Squamish is a year-round event, with a variety of different trout species in local rivers. Bull trout are the most prevalent species and average in size from 12-24 inches. These are native trout that can be caught year-round. Winter is a popular time for bull trout fishing as they feed on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs. Bulls and rainbow trout can be caught in the Spring and Summer months as well. One of our favourite bull trout flies is the Mister March.

Fly Fishing Guides Squamish

FLY FISHING COURSES

LEARN HOW TO FLY FISHING IN SQUAMISH

Our guided day trips are filled with tips and highly focused on making your day as educational as possible. We have lots of folks who fish with us looking to improve their fly fishing skills. In addition to our guided days we also offer some courses throughout the year, including our Spey Casting Improvement Weekends in March and our Fly Fishing Schools during the late Summer months. If you have questions on what you’ll learn on a guided day with us please contact us, we’re happy to give you a run through of what you can expect from our guiding service.

Fly Fishing Gear

GEARING UP FOR A TRIP

FLIES & GEAR FOR FISHING SQUAMISH

If you’re coming on a guided day with us you’re welcome to bring your own gear or we can provide top notch wading gear and fly fishing equipment for a rental charge of $39. If you’re planning on fishing on your own then a 2 handed spey rod in a 7-8 weight is a great rod. Single handed rods we fish are in the 6-8 weight range, good for throwing heavier flies. A variety of sink tips is critical, Type III & VI are our go to tips and MOW tips fish nice as well. Fly choice isn’t as important as how you fish it on the Squamish, but if you were to have one fly, that catches everything, then the Hobo Spey is tough to beat.

FLY FISHING PACKAGES

HOTEL & FLY FISHING PACKAGES

KICK BACK, RELAX AND STAY A FEW DAYS

Lining up a few days of fly fishing is easy with our Squamish hotel & fishing packages. We package hotel, guiding and lunches to make for an easy and affordable British Columbia angling getaway. We’ll book your hotel room in Squamish and line up your days on the river. Stay for as long or as little as you’d like. We can also arrange for transportation from Vancouver for you and even airport transfers if required. For pricing please contact us with group size and preferred dates.

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WHY BOOK WITH US?

THE TRUSTED SOURCE FOR BC’S BEST FISHING

There are lots of reasons why people have trusted us with the BC fishing plans for over 15 years. Honest local advice, hard work, dedication to customer service and loving what we do are just a few of the reason. Our fair pricing, thoughtful cancellation policy and easy booking process make planning stress free. Our Google Reviews and 5 Years of Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor will give you added confidence you’re fishing with the right guys!

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HOW DO I GET TO SQUAMISH?

Squamish is about 45 minutes north of Vancouver along Highway 99. Upon booking we'll send you a detailed driving map to our meet location.

DO I NEED EQUIPMENT?

If you don't have your own fishing equipment we have nice gear you can rent for they day, including Simms waders and high quality rods and reels.

CAN WE KEEP FISH?

No, not on our trips. We are very conservation minded guides and operate a 100% catch and release guiding operation.

IS HOTEL PICKUP PROVIDED?

We can certainly make arrangements to pick you up in Vancouver or Whistler. If you're staying in Squamish we can pick you up at your hotel there.

CAN BEGINNERS GO?

Heck yeah! We love welcoming new people to the sport of fly fishing. Squamish offers a great backdrop to learning how to fly fish with our guides.

IS THERE WILDLIFE?

The Squamish Valley is a wild place, home to bears, elk, wolves and lots of other critters. On occasion we are lucky enough to see them.

WHEN'S THE BEST TIME?

Spring & Fall are generally the best fishing months in Squamish but Summer Pink salmon fishing is also pretty awesome in August & September!

DO I NEED A LICENSE?

Yes, a fishing license is required. They cost $10-$20 per day and we'll send you info on how to buy one online when you book.

HOW DO I BOOK A TRIP?

Simply use the contact form below. Let us know your preferred dates and we'll get back to you with info and availablity.

CONTACT US ABOUT A SQUAMISH FISHING TRIP

Contact the pro team at Chromer Sport Fishing about a guided fishing adventure. We’ll send you more info, pricing and availability.