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Early spring stillwater in the Nicola Valley

Spring fishing one of the best times to visit the grasslands

The low-altitude lakes of the Nicola Valley near Merritt are often the first in B.C.s Interior to be free of winter’s grip every spring. They offer the keen angler a chance at early season trout most others will need to wait weeks more to see. Many of the lakes are set in rolling grasslands or sparsely treed stands of pine and fir. They are shallow, productive and teeming with trout. It can be tough fishing, as early season weather is unpredictable, but for those who have a hardy spirit and a sense of adventure, there are trophy days to be found. And of course, there are many resorts, guides and outfitters in the area who can cater day-long or multi-day trips to each angler’s needs and experience.

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