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CHASING THE RAINBOWS

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BC’s southern and central interior regions are the “Yellowstone North” of fly fishing.

There is truth to the statement that refers to BC’s southern and central interior regions are the “Yellowstone North” of fly fishing. A comparison made in reference to the abundant and diverse trout fishing opportunities scattered across this vast landscape. In a nutshell we are talking about a trout fishers mecca with a plethora of lakes that are home to some very large rainbow trout.

And we are not talking about vast impoundments but rather hundreds and hundreds of small canoe, pontoon boat or cartop boat friendly stillwaters nestled in terrain ranging from sagebrush dotted grasslands to dense stands of Douglas Fir and Englemann Spruce.

How big do these trout grow?

If you have ever dreamed about landing a double digit rainbow then this is where you can make it happen. The secret to growing such big trout is the perfect blend of shallow, nutrient rich water, abundant aquatic insect life and long growing seasons. Profuse hatches of midges, mayflies, damselflies, caddisflies and dragonflies are complimented with ever present scuds or freshwater shrimp, leeches and other freshwater appetizers.

Add hard fighting and high jumping strains or wild rainbow trout to these food laden waters and the result is fish of a lifetime experiences.

Enhance your fishing vaction by staying in a rustic fishing resort tucked away in quiet forests or make day trips to lakes while staying in the comforts of a modern day hotel. Provincial recreation sites and campgrounds as well as resorts make accessing these lakes easy. The hardest part is choosing which lake to fish.

LAKE FISHING TRIP IDEAS

Fall Fishing Sheridan Lake

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Golden Trophy Stillwater

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Kootenay Lake

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Spring Fishing Nicola Valley

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