Squamish has some of the best River and Stream fishing in British Columbia for Salmon and Trout. Squamish is a year round fishing destination. With a good mix of large and small Rivers varying in size, there is a stream that fits your needs. Throughout the Summer and Fall the Squamish River and Tributaries receive 4 Pacific Salmon Species. On odd years the Rivers surrounding Squamish receive and incredible run of Pink Salmon. Every year the Rivers in Squamish receive Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Chum Salmon. Rivers that we fish in Squamish include the Cheakamus River, Mamquam River and Squamish River. There are plenty of other streams in the Squamish area that hold prime fishing opportunities, google maps exposes these rivers very well. There are also many sport fish species in the Rivers surrounding Squamish year round that include; Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout. In the Winter months the Squamish River and Tributaries welcome a great Steelhead Run. Steelhead are in the Rivers from late December through early May.
Squamish Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing is a very popular method of fishing in Squamish. Squamish holds great fly fishing opportunities for both novice and expert fly fisher persons alike. We highly recommend trying fly fishing for your first time with a fly fishing guide. Fly Fishing Guides will put you on the fast track to catching fish and learning how to fly cast. You will learn the importance of Simple things such as fly presentation, fly location and reading water. These 3 things, when put together are the fundamentals of Fly fishing. Even if you are a seasoned fly fishing veteran, you will pick up necessary tricks of the trade and also some top notch fishing locations. A Fly fishing guide will also teach you proper fish handling techniques and fly fishing etiquette.
Salmon Fishing in Squamish BC
Above is a picture of a very proud father holding his daughters first catch on a Fly rod while fly fishing with the Pemberton Fish Finder. When we state that Squamish holds some of the best fly fishing for Salmon in British Columbia, we mean it! Even very novice fisher persons can catch numerous Salmon in a day. The reason for this is simple, our fishing guides fish these waters daily. Our fishing guides are continually improving our gear and fly selection by testing new patterns. We will find something the Salmon like and improve on it, until we have a fly or lure that the Salmon find irresistible. Then we put it in your hands and show you how to use it. Typically long fly casts are not needed, you will find that Salmon tend to stay near the shoreline on the path of least resistance. This puts Salmon in reach of novice fly casters.
Book a Salmon fishing trip of a life time and let us help you make lifelong memories. We look forward to fishing with you in Squamish,
Pemberton Fish Finder.
Steelhead Fly Fishing in Squamish BC
Squamish offers great Steelhead fishing from March through mid May. Steelhead start showing up in the rivers surrounding Squamish in January and wrap up June. The peak of the Steelhead run is typically the month of April. Steelhead are Chrome and full of life being only minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Rivers we target Steelhead in Squamish are as follows; Squamish River, Mamquam River and the Cheakamus River. Fly fishing with single hand rods is our preferred method of chasing Steelhead, we will also use spinning gear when requested.
Fly fishing in Squamish for Steelhead can be a bit overwhelming. There is so much water to choose from with so little access. Rivers you want to be focusing on while Steelheading in Squamish are as follows; Mamquam River, Cheakamus River and the Squamish River. Although I will not tell you where to fish, I will tell you what to look for while Steelhead fly fishing in Squamish, BC. Look for deep pools with structure, fly fish both the head of the pool and the tail outs. Rarely will you catch Steelhead in the main body of a pool, they typically sit either at the head or the tail out.
I have also caught lots of Steelhead in transitional spots. Transitional spots consist of fast moving water in depths of 3′ – 6′ with large boulders or structure. Boulders cause well oxygenated water and provide great ambush structure, which large fish like to lie in.
Fly fishing guides in Squamish BC Canada
The Pemberton Fish Finder offer year round fly fishing trips in Squamish, BC. Throughout the year we fly fish for Steelhead, Pink Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout. We are excited to announce that it is a Pink Salmon year. Pink Salmon only run on odd years, which makes this a very special Salmon to Squamish. Book your Steelhead fly fishing trip in Squamish today, call toll free 1(877)905-8121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about fly fishing in Squamish visit our fishing in Squamish page.
We look forward to fly fishing with you,
Below are a couple videos of Fly fishing in Squamish for Salmon and Steelhead. We have also included a few pictures of our happy clients and there catch. View our Rates page and or Fishing reports page to see what our clients are catching currently.