Steelhead Fishing Vancouver
Although British Columbia is more well-known for her prize salmon and sturgeon fishing, Vancouver steelhead fishing is more of a well-kept secret. The steelhead here can be tricky to find, but guided by an experienced local angler the steelhead in the Vancouver area are quite possibly the most aggressive in the world, often striking at almost any lure no matter what it is. Adding to the excitement of BC steelhead fishing is always the possibility that the one on the end of the line will be a good size, as some of the steelhead trout found in places like Vancouver Island and the surrounding lakes and rivers can reach up to 30 pounds.
What Is Steelhead Fishing?
Steelhead trout, also known as rainbow trout, are some of the most highly desired fish out there, whether it’s sport fishing or take home. Vancouver steelhead fishing nets on average between 6 to 14 pounds, although they can be upwards of 20 pounds if you catch them before they’ve gone too far upriver to spawn. Steelhead fly fishing can land you some of the most fabulous displays of acrobatics once they’re hooked, and they are known for their fight. Nor are you limited to fly fishing if you want to try your hand at the steelhead—we also carry gear and tackle for spoon fishing, float fishing, or even jig fishing.
Tips For Successful Vancouver Steelhead Fishing
As mentioned above, the key to successful Vancouver steelhead fishing is having an experienced and knowledgeable local guide who knows the area, and more importantly, knows where to find the fish at different times of the year. Our staff are on the water 300 days a year, giving them access to the kind of hands-on knowledge of where the fish are biting—and where they aren’t. Each fishing guide is also familiar with every basic fishing technique, including spin fishing, lure fishing, fly fishing, and even ocean trolling, so we aim to please when it comes to helping you have a good time. In fact, those who don’t have a lot of experience or who just want to brush up on their technique are welcome to join us for one of our on-river teaching seminars, designed to cover tips and tactics for catching steelhead. We have a blast every time we take folks out for some Vancouver steelhead fishing no matter what their skill or interest level, so you can count on having a great fishing experience!
Vancouver Island: A Steelhead Fishing Paradise
Anyone going Vancouver steelhead fishing can’t afford to miss the cornucopia of trout on Vancouver Island, a rugged island 20 miles off the coast of British Columbia and stretching roughly 280 miles north to south. With over two thousand lakes and 200 rivers to choose from, many of which are fed by local steelhead hatcheries, you can just imagine that this is a steelhead fishing paradise. With its mild coastal climate and rugged wilderness, the rivers and lakes are full of BC steelhead year round, and there are two distinct types of steelhead found on the Island: summer and winter. And, of course, if you get tired of all the freshwater fishing, there’s always the myriad of bays and inlets carved out by the Pacific Ocean along the coast of the Island to go saltwater fishing in.
Getting To Vancouver Steelhead Fishing
All these rivers and lakes ripe for some steelhead fly fishing have to be empty for a reason, right? Most of the time getting to the right location to make Vancouver steelhead fishing worth it is more trouble than it’s worth—but our fleet of boats include river rafts and jet boats that negotiate the tricky curves and shallows of these waterways with ease. Since wild steelhead run in many of the streams year round, it’s more than possible that you will be the only one fishing for miles around, giving you the chance to take in the beautiful scenery and bountiful wildlife around you—in between tugs on your line, of course. When you’ve had your fill of Vancouver steelhead fishing, our guides will be able to get you back out again and back to civilization in a remarkably short amount of time.
Salmon And Sturgeon Fishing In Vancouver
What to do if the BC steelhead fishing isn’t panning out? Why, fall back on plan B, of course: fishing for salmon or sturgeon! The salmon fishing in the Vancouver is world-renowned, and five distinct species of salmon make their spawning runs up British Columbia rivers from spring to late fall. At certain times of the year, salmon in the water can be upwards of 20 million. Sockeye, Chinook, Pink, Coho, and Chum salmon are all found in the rivers surrounding Vancouver, making Vancouver steelhead fishing just the icing on a delicious cake. And for those who seek a connection with our dinosaur predecessors, there’s always chasing the giant White Sturgeon, found most predominately in the local Fraser River. The sturgeon is considered a premier game fish in North America, and during sturgeon fishing season the length of an average sturgeon is around six feet. Trophy fish upwards of eight feet are not unheard of, however, and there are documented cases of fish in excess of ten feet.
Sign Up For Your Steelhead Fishing Trip Today
So whether you’re looking to return to British Columbia again having already had a successful Vancouver steelhead fishing experience, or whether you’d like to try it out and see if the reality matches up to what you’ve heard, we’d like to invite you to come and see for yourself. Our boats can accommodate up to 60 people each, our guides aim to please in all that we do, and we are confident that the fish and the wilderness will not disappoint you. Even if you have family members that aren’t that interested in steelhead fly fishing, but would like to come along for the ride, they will enjoy seeing wildlife such as bears, elk, and maybe even a bald eagle or two on a fishing adventure with you. Call today and make your dream a reality!
If you would like to book a charter or receive more information regarding a Steelhead fishing Vancouver charter please contact us at email@example.com or 778-389-FISH (3474).