July 2016 Fishing Report for Whistler and Pemberton British Columbia Canada
July 2016 Fishing Report for Whistler and Pemberton British Columbia Canada
As you can see we have been extremely busy and I would like to take this time to say Thank You to all of our new and repeat clients. Our clients love that we share our pictures and videos, it’s there claim to fishing fame. It also provides our potential clients a resource to what we offer. To all of our potential clients, notice that everyone is smiling and having a Great time 😉 Below we have put together a small fishing report for a few bodies of freshwater that we fish between Whistler and Pemberton BC.
Ivey Lake Fishing
Ivey lake has been fly fishing very good with lots of Rainbow ranging in size from 16″ – 24″ and weighing as much as 5 LBS. The use of barbless hooks is mandatory and bait is prohibited. The early mornings and evening fishery has been producing good top water action. Most of the top water fly fishing is sight fishing. A Trout slurping flies off of the surface will fall victim to a fly placed approximately 6′ ahead of the direction traveled. Once the fly lands on the water a couple small twitches will stir its interest, fish on. We have been having great success with Adult Damsel patterns. The use of Barbless hooks makes it a bit more challenging but is a lot better for the fish that are to be released. We see numerous fish shake hooks at our clients feet. Below a client shows you how big the one that got away was. You never lose sleep over the one you land, it’s always the ones you lose.
Lost Lake Fishing
If you are thinking of fishing Lost lake this time of year, you better be ready to get up early. Lost lake is a very popular swimming and sunbathing lake for Whistler BC. It is also one of the best performers when it comes to catching lots of Rainbow Trout. Rainbow Trout in Lost lake range in size from 10″ – 16″ and can weigh as much as 2 LBS. It is not uncommon to catch 30 – 40 Rainbow Trout in a 5 hour morning tour. The shore fishing is also exceptional and this lake is great for families with small children. Fly fishing flies that are hot right now on Lost lake are; Red Carey special, black or green spratley, black micro leech and an Adams dry fly. Come out and let’s get your kids hooked on fishing. Below is a couple more pictures of fishing at Lost lake in Whistler, BC.
Nita Lake Fishing
We are seeing larger than usual Rainbow Trout in Nita Lake this year, hopefully this is a sign of things to come. The Rainbow Trout from Nita Lake are as pretty as they get and are very feisty. Rainbow Trout in Nita Lake this year are ranging in size from 12″ – 18″ and weigh as much as 1.5 LBS. Just this week we had a Bald Eagle steal a Rainbow Trout off of our fly rod, boy that was exciting. Our guide Matt just happened to have his GoPro recording his fight and got great footage of the Eagle stealing his fish off of his Fly rod. No worries the hook pulled out of the Trout and the Bald Eagle got his lunch, video is below. Flies you want to be using at Nita Lake right now are as follows; Pheasant tail nymph, orange Carey special and pumpkin heads. Pumpkin heads seem to be the go to fly right now for the Bigger fish in Nita Lake. Nita Lake is a great lake for Spin fishing with a small spinner tipped with bait. Both powerbait and Worms produce fish after fish. Below is a short video and a couple pictures of fishing at Nita lake in Whistler, BC.
Birkenhead River Fishing
The strange cooler than average weather that we have been having in Pemberton, BC has allowed us to fish the Birkenhead River right through the Spring run off this year. This is a first for me and all of our guides at Pemberton Fish Finder. The Coastal Cutthroat season is just wrapping up and the Chinook Salmon are just starting to show up. The fly fishing for Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout has been good and will continue to get better as the water starts to fall here in the next couple of weeks. Once the water falls, the pools and holding waters become more defined. While the water is high we tend to fly fish the side channels with small Salmon fly imitations and Stone fly patterns. The Birkenhead River is continually changing this time of year, holes that you fished this week may not be there next week or they may become even better. We always recommend that you get out and go for a walk, cover some water and always carry bear spray because there is a good chance you will see a bear. There has never been a reported bear attack on the Birkenhead River, but you will be amazed how much piece of mind a can of Bear spray will give you especially if you run into one. Bear Spray is available at Spud Valley Sporting Goods Ltd at 1380 Birch street in Downtown Pemberton, BC. They are well stocked in all your fishing needs, stop by and have them show you a few spots on the map that covers their counter. Below are a couple fly fishing pictures from the Birkenhead River in Pemberton, BC.
Mosquito Lake Fishing
Man there are some big Rainbow Trout in Mosquito lake. For the size of Mosquito lake it produces Rainbow Trout ranging in size from 16″ – 25″ and weighing as much as 6 Lbs. Although Mosquito lake is a kill lake the Trout from this lake during the Summer months taste muddy, for this reason we recommend that people release them. Best fishing is early morning and evenings because Mosquito lake is also a very popular swimming lake. This is a great lake to learn how to fly fish nymphs. As you can see in the picture above there is a ton of structure in the form of; lily pads, downed logs and over hanging brush. These areas are key locations to catch large feeding Rainbows. Nymphs to try while fly fishing in Mosquito lake are as follows; Dragonfly Nymphs, Prince Nymph, Pheasant Tail, Hare’s Ear and Damselfly nymphs. All of these flies will produce trophy sized Rainbow Trout in Mosquito lake. Below is another fly fishing pictures from Mosquito lake.
Anderson Lake Fishing
I have a bad habit of saving the best for last. Anderson Lake in my opinion is the best fishing lake in British Columbia, Canada. There are three sport fish that grow to trophy class status in Anderson Lake that include; Bull Trout, Rainbow Trout and Kokanee. Bull Trout can reach a staggering 30 LBS, Rainbow Trout top out at 15 LBS and Kokanee that tip the scale at 4.5 LBS. Anderson lake is best fished from a boat and downriggers are a bonus. The lake itself reaches depths of 700+ feet and you only need to be a few feet from shore to reach these depths. Clients are always amazed by its crystal clear blue water and stunning beauty. This lake is great for corporate groups and families because there is never a dull moment. It is not uncommon to have multiple double headers in a day. In the fall the lake becomes overrun by Sockeye Salmon, these Salmon bring a ton of Trout in their wake from the Fraser River. Being tied to the Fraser River is important for the migratory Bull Trout and their spawning. There are 4 major creeks that feed Anderson lake, these creeks are very important spawning grounds, a form of nutrient, oxygen and help to keep its waters cold throughout the year. These are all key points in growing Trophy sized fish. As you can see from the pictures below there are no shortage of quality fish in Anderson Lake.
Fishing Guides in British Columbia Canada
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The Pemberton Fish Finder provides a Safe, fun, educational and rewarding fishing adventure for all ages and abilities. We are a small family owned and operated business. Our Guides combined have over 100 years fishing knowledge of the local lakes and Streams in the Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton area. We specialize in Fly fishing, Spin fishing, Sturgeon Fishing, Helicopter Fishing, Salmon Fishing, Trolling and Ice fishing. With over 50 bodies of water to choose from and 1 lake with exclusive guiding rights. You can be assured we will put you, your friends and families on fish. All fishing equipment is provided on either full or half day fishing tours. Transportation will be provided to our Clients staying in both Pemberton and Whistler British Columbia Canada. Visit our main Website to view the fishing tours we offer in most scenic part of British, Columbia Canada. We look forward to fishing with you,
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