BEST TIMES FOR FISHING IN WHISTLER

INFORMATION ON EACH OF OUR WHISTLER FISHING SEASONS

We enjoy a full 365 day season guiding and fishing in Whistler, BC. Regardless of the time of year you are visiting town there is almost always something happening on our local rivers and lakes. And remember, some of the best fishing Whistler has is during the winter months, so if you’re in town on a ski trip there can be some solid trout fishing!

Whistler has gone from being known as a ski resort to being a four season destination, the bike park on Whistler Mountain and endless outdoor activities have been a big part of bringing people to town in the summer months. The best fishing Whistler has in the summer is on local lakes, the Birkenhead River, the upper Cheakamus River and the Squamish River if water conditions are good.

Fall is when our clients come and experience the world-class salmon fishing on the Squamish River, a coastal river system located 40 minutes south of Whistler. This is a quiet time of year in Whistler, the summer rush is over and fun events, like the Whistler Cornucopia wine festival and the Whistler Film Festival come to town.

If you’re coming for a ski trip in Whistler and would like to get in a day or two of fly fishing with us then there’s some really good options. Often in the winter months is when we have some of our best trout fishing. The native bull trout and rainbows in the Squamish River gorge on the remnants of the fall salmon migrations, feeding on spawned salmon eggs. Some of best fishing Whistler has for big wild bull trout happens now on the Squamish River and the Cheakamus River, two beautiful systems located 40 minutes south of Whistler.

Spring is one of our favourite times of year for fishing in and around Whistler. The Squamish River system see’s its first push of wild winter-run steelhead in early March. This is one of the most revered sport fish in British Columbia and our guided trips focus mainly on swinging flies for these beautiful fish. There is also good trout fishing for rainbows, bulls and cutthroat during this time of year and Whistler’s local lakes come alive shortly after the ice comes off.

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