Make Valemount in the Robson Valley, your first stop for a fantastic fishing vacation.
Hook, Line and Sinker
Come to where clear, cool water stretches for miles. Picture this: sun barely up, and you with rod, bait and tackle at hand. Breathe deep and get ready for a great day of fishing. Rainbow and brook trout fill our lakes and rivers, as do Rocky Mountain whitefish, lake char and Dolly Varden. It all adds up to a spectacular, mountain fishing vacation.
Fly fish, troll or spin cast — we have more fishing holes than could be reached in a single visit. Sit back in your boat and watch the bobber float. Don’t let the gentle waves lull you to sleep, because any moment you’ll feel the tug on the line and haul in your first fighter. Fish your limit today and come back tomorrow and do it all over again.
Fishing Where the Waters Run Deep
Yellowhead Lake has rainbow trout, Rocky Mountain whitefish and lake trout. The best fishing is in the spring before high water. Launch your boat in the warmer months. Try Moose Lake, for lake trout, rainbow and bull trout, whitefish, ling cod and kokanee. Moose Lake and Shere Lake are also great for ice fishing when conditions allow. Access to Shere Lake is access 33 km (21 mi) northwest of Valemount.
Kinbasket Lake is a great place to set up camp and fish for rainbow and bull trout, whitefish and kokanee. When storms blow through Kinbasket the winds are treacherous and boaters can get caught unprepared. Always check the weather before going out. There are also several creeks, great for fishing, that can be accessed via ATV. Know before you go and visit BC Fishing regulations for updates.
A Dream is Like a River
Sink your line into the mighty Fraser and pull up some nice sized rainbow and bull trout. The easiest access for Fraser River fishing is between Tete Jaune and Mount Robson. You can rent a pontoon boat from Terracana Ranch Resort and spend the day fishing the mighty Fraser.
While spring angling is closed from April 1 to June 30 at Camp Creek, late summer fishing is sublime in the tail end of summer. Head to Canoe River to find a heavy run of whitefish from late October to late March, as well as a good run of rainbow and bull trout. Or give McLennan River a try near Tete Jaune Cache and catch your limit of good-sized trout. Keep in mind McLennan and Camp Creek are both closed for fishing from April 1 to June 30.
Come and watch in awe as the Chinook return to their spawning grounds in late summer. Check with the Visitor Centre for dates and times for guided interpretive tours. Or, if you want to watch the Fraser Chinook attempt to leap over Rearguard Falls during the last, most triumphant point in their return journey, come in late August and early September.