Lower Lillooet River – BC Fishing Reports
Lower Lillooet River – BC Fishing Reports, It is that time of year when the river banks are clear of snow and the water is boiling with Sea Run Coastal Cutthroat Trout. The fishing has been very good For large Rainbow Trout, Coastal Cutthroat, Bull Trout, with the occasional Steelhead and Chinook passing by. Water clarity is much better than last year and visibility is between 3′-4′. We have found the fishing to be best at the confluence of clear tributaries to the Lillooet River. Although the main channel is holding just as many fish, visibility may have been playing a role for fly fishing. Gear fishing is very productive throughout the river with the use of bright spoons, blades, rubber worms and Gooey bobs. All of the Trout we caught were absolutely full of Salmon fry to the point of puking them up upon hooking and handling. This being said we matched the Fry to a couple patterns in our boxes and then we really started getting into them heavily. I landed 20 Trout myself this Rainy day on the fly, while my fishing partners did about the same. Minnow patterns 2″-2.5″ in length, white belly with a forest green back seemed to be the answer. Simple patterns like the Lillooet Killer, Bead Headed Brown Wooly Buggers and Muddler Minnows were also working well. Lillooet Lake forest service road is fairly rough but there was a grader working it on the East side. The road down the West side of the Lillooet River is still closed due to trees across the road and should be open any day. Always pack a spare tire, tire pump and plugs when traveling Lillooet lake road. The Pemberton Fish Finder offers full day fishing tours on the Lower Lillooet River, Lillooet Lake and the Upper Lillooet River. For more information on the Lower Lillooet River – BC Fishing Reports visit our Website http://pembertonfishfinder.com
Below is a Picture of a Coastal Cutthroat trout caught recently on the Lower Lillooet River.