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Types of Fish in British Columbia

Arctic Grayling
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bull Trout
Chinook Salmon
Chum Salmon
Coho Salmon
Crappie
Cutthroat Trout
Dolly Varden
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Pink Salmon
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
Sockeye Salmon
Steelhead Trout
Walleye
White Sturgeon
Whitefish
Yellow Perch

It is a rare find when you have so many elements for great sport fishing all in one place. However, when your fishing fortunes happen to smile upon you it is quite likely doing so in British Columbia. BC boasts one of the greatest natural fishing environments on the planet. Divided into four key regions, British Columbia offers something for the beginning enthusiasts as well as the most avid anglers.

Northern British Columbia

Northern British Columbia offers pristine untouched wilderness and great catch rates that attract anglers from all over the globe. The nutrient rich coastal waters offer an environment that produces some enormous fish. Halibut often range up to 300 lbs, Steelhead up to 30 lbs, and Chinook Salmon up to a whopping 60 lbs!

Northern BC also offers great trout fishing, and if salmon is your thing, stop by Langara Island to cut plug your way to some giant salmon catch. If you’re up for a unique tourist attraction, the town of Houston is home to the World’s Largest Fly Rod, erected in 1990, it measures a colossal 60 ft. tall and weighs 800 lbs.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

If fishing amongst the backdrop of seals, bears, bald eagles, and other fauna is your thing, the central Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is the place for you. It is ranked within the top five areas for diving on the globe in addition to having some of the best fly-in fishing in British Columbia.

There is the world-renowned Hakai Pass that boasts untouched marine forest amid beautiful bays and islands.

The CCC abounds with great fishing holes and a plethora of diverse fish species. You can book a floatplane from Vancouver to the center of this great fishing hideaway. Anglers can also trek by road per the charming town of Bella Coola.

The Islands

Comprised of the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, this region is a haven for salmon anglers the world over.

Sink your teeth and hooks into some red snapper and lingcod at Port Hardy and Nootka Sound.

If hardy halibut and chinook are more your style hop on over to Ucluelet, Tofino, Bamfield, or the well-known Big Bank.

If a big catch is what your heart desires then you are in for a treat here. Giant halibut have been caught in this region that tip the scales at up to 100+ lbs!

Vancouver, Coast and Mountains

Despite some of the urban sprawl in this region there is still some surprisingly worthwhile fishing to be had. You can cast away for chinook salmon all the way up Howe Sounds beginning from the Fraser River in the springtime.

In odd-numbered years anglers can feast their eyes upon millions of sockeye salmon and pinks during the month of August. At the opening of the Capilano River in Northern Vancouver, the avid fisherman can either fly fish or cast their lure.

With all these incredible fishing holes it is no wonder why British Columbia is a haven for fishing and a great destination for anyone wanting to get away from it all. Pristine wilderness blended with a seemingly endless variety of fish to sink your lures into.

All this being said, pick-up your fishing rods, grab that tackle box from the garage, and cast your lures in British Columbia.
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101 Mile Lake


Located around 67 km from Clinton, British Columbia 101 Mile Lake has much to offer anglers of all skill levels. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near 101 Mile Lake include Williams Lake. If 101 Mile Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Foxtail Creek, Little Bridge Creek, Tatton Creek, Buffalo Creek, Simon Creek, Evergreen Creek, Upper Willowdale Creek, Ninetythree Mile Creek, Halfway Creek and Rail Creek.
Closest Cities : Clinton 67km, Williams Lake 78km, Cache Creek 95km


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103 Mile Lake


Located around 69 km from Clinton, British Columbia 103 Mile Lake has much to offer anglers of all skill levels. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near 103 Mile Lake include Williams Lake. If 103 Mile Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Foxtail Creek, Tatton Creek, Little Bridge Creek, Simon Creek, Buffalo Creek, Upper Willowdale Creek, Evergreen Creek, Halfway Creek, Rail Creek and Dempsey Creek.
Closest Cities : Clinton 69km, Williams Lake 76km, Cache Creek 97km


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105 Mile Lake


Located around 72 km from Clinton, British Columbia 105 Mile Lake has much to offer anglers of all skill levels. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near 105 Mile Lake include . If 105 Mile Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Tatton Creek, Foxtail Creek, Simon Creek, Little Bridge Creek, Rail Creek, Buffalo Creek, Watson Creek, Rock Creek, Dempsey Creek and 111 Mile Creek.
Closest Cities : Clinton 72km, Williams Lake 73km


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108 Mile Lake


Located around 69 km from Williams Lake, British Columbia 108 Mile Lake has much to offer anglers of all skill levels. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near 108 Mile Lake include . If 108 Mile Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Tatton Creek, Watson Creek, Rail Creek, Rock Creek, Simon Creek, Foxtail Creek, Dempsey Creek, 111 Mile Creek, Goose Creek and Husham Creek.
Closest Cities : Williams Lake 69km, Clinton 74km


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130 Mile Lake


Located around 37 km from Williams Lake, British Columbia 130 Mile Lake has much to offer anglers of all skill levels. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near 130 Mile Lake include . If 130 Mile Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Parker Creek, Murphy Creek, Island Creek, Dingwall Creek, Scott Creek, Dennis Creek, Macspring Creek, Coldspring Creek, John Lake Creek and Helena Creek.
Closest Cities : Williams Lake 37km, Clinton 92km


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