Ice Fishing a Truly Unique Canadian Winter Experience
When it comes to fun Winter activities for all ages and abilities, Ice fishing should be high on your list. Ice fishing has a very short learning curve and a high success rate. This makes it fun for Families, first time fishers and people who just love the Great Outdoors. Our Ice fishing trips are located in the Winter epicenter of Eco-tourism AKA. Whistler, British Columbia Canada. Whistler boasts of endless snow tipped mountains and lush forests as far as the eyes can see. Of course, you can’t leave out that it is also rated #1 Ski resort in North America, year after year. Ice Fishing a Truly Unique Canadian Winter Experience
What Types of Fish do we catch while Ice Fishing in Whistler Canada
While Ice fishing in the municipal boundaries of Whistler, most lakes are annually stocked with Rainbow Trout. There are also a few lakes that are stocked annually with Cutthroat Trout. While the annual stocking program keeps the lakes topped up there are also native species that include:
- Bull Trout
- Rainbow Trout
- Cutthroat Trout
While most lakes are located only a short 5 – 10 minute drive from any accommodations in Whistler there is a fantastic selection of lakes in the neighboring village of Pemberton, BC. The lakes in Pemberton are much more remote and typically fish are much larger. The furthest lakes we fish from Whistler would be just under an hours drive from any resort or accommodation. Keep in mind that Pemberton itself is a 30 minute drive North of Whistler into the mountains. A meet in Pemberton at our sports shop, Spud Valley Sporting goods ltd at 1380 Birch Dr. Will add at least an hours fishing time to your day and locate you in British Columbia’s Mecca of Ice fishing. We understand that this is not an option for persons without transportation, don’t worry we provide transportation.
Great Lakes for Ice Fishing in Whistler Canada
Here is a List of lakes worth checking out in Whistler, BC for Ice fishing. Always check Ice conditions before venturing out on any frozen lake. Ice fishing has definitely grown in popularity the last few years. It is common to see persons Ice fishing daily on most lakes in Whistler. It is always a great idea to check the freshwater fishing regulations prior to ice fishing. There are a couple lakes that are closed to fishing during the Winter months. The list below are some of our favorite lakes for Ice fishing in Whistler, BC.
- Nita Lake
- Lost Lake – one of our Favorite lakes in Whistler. Parking is an issue, but well worth it.
- Alpha Lake
- Showh Lake – you’ll need a snowmobile for this lake, loaded with Cutthroat Trout
- Lucille Lake – Brook trout, check the ice here before you venture out. It’s usually last to freeze.
- loggers and Jane lakes – Bring snowshoes.
What you should know before you go Ice Fishing
Customer service is #1 with our guiding company. A recent conversation with our booking lady “Melissa” has brought to our attention a few common questions. At this point we would like to address them so that you can feel prepared for a fantastic day of Ice Fishing.
What do we Wear for Ice fishing? Remember that ice fishing is done on ice, in sub zero temperatures. Although the gentleman in the picture above is wearing shoes, I assure you his feet were cold. We suggest you wear:
- Toque, that covers your ears
- Winter Jacket with a couple warm under layers
- Warm, waterproof winter boots
- Ski pants or waterproof layer with a warm layer under
- Winter gloves, preferably waterproof
- Ice cleats or ice grippers, remember you are standing on Ice.
Ice fishing trips in Whistler Canada
Can we keep the fish we catch? By law you are entitled to keep the fish you catch. There are regulations for each lake that include size and amount. It is always in our best interests to see fish go back. Because of this we typically ask our clients prior to ice fishing, do you have a means of cooking this fish? If the answer is no, your best option is to release the fish in a timely manner. The last thing we want to see is fish being wasted. Most people are very happy with a quick picture and back they go. If fish are being kept we will only allow for 1 meals worth to be kept. It is always in our best interests to see fish released.
Are Ice huts and heaters provided? Yes, on colder days we bring along an Ice hut and Propane heater. This will definitely take the chill off. An ice hut will also black out the direct sunlight and allow you to view into the water. If the water you are ice fishing in is shallow enough, you will be able to view fish eating your jigs or bait. Very exciting!
Are we in a group or are the ice fishing trips private? All of our Ice fishing trips are private. All ice fishing trips are fully customizable. Add lunch, extra guides, transportation, we can even run a private fishing derby for large groups or corporate events. In past fishing trips we have even brought a chef equipped with BBQ and hot plate to cook your catch right there in front of you. No matter your needs we have you covered, make sure you talk to our booking lady. We offer some of the Best Ice fishing in British Columbia, Canada.
How to Book your Ice fishing Trip
We have completely stream lined the whole booking process. You can book online , Email
or call us toll free (877)905-8121. We always encourage our potential clients to do there homework, read reviews, watch YouTube videos, check out our Instagram account and take a stroll through our Facebook page. Our goal is to make you feel right at home. If you have any questions, reach out to us because we are committed to the best customer service possible. We look forward to Ice fishing with you,
Pemberton Fish Finder https://pembertonfishfinder.com/ All the pictures in this post are just a few from the past week.