You can go fishing practically anywhere there’s enough clean, deep water, but what you catch—or if you catch anything—is another story. As it turns out, location really does matter if you want to catch something worth keeping. British Columbia is replete with such locations and is world famous for their Chinook salmon. Other fish often pursued are the white sturgeon and the elusive steelhead. White sturgeon can get up to 12 feet long and 1,200 pounds and leap clear out of the water when they get hooked. The steelhead is revered by anglers as the hardest-fighting and most elusive game fish in the world. The Chinook salmon is the crown jewel of BC sport fishing and can weigh up to 32kg/70lbs. If you’re looking for the fight of your life, you need not look any further.
British Columbia has more than 20,000km/12,000mi of coastlines, 25,000 lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. Each region boasts its own unique fishing experience. Fish like rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and char are found pretty much everywhere, along with whitefish, pike and bass.
The best way to get the most out of a fishing trip to British Columbia is to go on a guided trip. There are several charter companies all over British Columbia that are able to ensure that your fishing experience is both safe and memorable. Southwestern British Columbia is especially known for its excellent salt and freshwater fishing. Vancouver has many fishing destinations in close proximity. Choosing which direction to go is the hardest part, but once you’ve decided where to go, the rest is easy. Get your tackle, get out on the water, and catch your trophy.
British Columbia has some of the best salmon fishing in the world, and it’s waiting here, ready for you to plan your trip and come have the time of your life. BC is ready when you are. See you soon!