BC fishing for salmon, trout, steelhead, sturgeon, halibut and other sport fish in British Columbia Canada!

August 2017

Latest BC Fishing Videos
Inshore Lingcod Tactics Inshore Lingcod Tactics
Dave Murphy at Murphy Sportfishing in Kyuquot Sound demonstrates an effective and selective method of catching big lingcod.
Wild River, Untamed Coho Wild River, Untamed Coho
Join Rod and Kitty as they explore a remote stream on Vancouver Island in early fall for large, wild coho salmon.

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Latest BC Fishing Reports
Lower Mainland Fishing Report Lower Mainland
Salmon fishing remains closed for the Fraser River, but opportunities are available in other systems.
Updated on August 21st, 2017
Vancouver saltwater fishing report Vancouver Saltwater
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters is reporting excellent chinook salmon fishing around the Gulf Islands in the past week.
Updated on June 1st, 2017

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Latest BC Fishing Deals, News & Events

Lower Fraser Salmon Closure Extended
Due to extremely poor returns of sockeye salmon, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has extended the salmon fishing closure for the Lower Fraser River past the original July 31st date until further notice.
Posted on July 28th, 2017

25% Off for Crab and Prawn Traps
Army and Navy Department Stores are running a sale on crab and prawn traps between August 1st and 7th!
Posted on August 1st, 2017

2017's Lingcod and Rockfish Regulations
If you are thinking about targeting rockfish and lingcod this season, please see the following fishery notices on daily quotas and openings.
Posted on April 21st, 2017

Berry's Bait and Tackle Spring Sale
Richmond's Berry's Bait and Tackle is having its annual spring sale between April 17th and 23rd! Check out the sale flyers!
Posted on April 17th, 2017

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Featured BC Fishing Articles & Videos

Video Tutorial: Line Setup for Lure Spinning
Kitty Kanhoffen demonstrates how to connect the braided main line to the fluorocarbon leader for salmon and steelhead.

Blog: Curing the Early Season Steelhead Bug
Rod documents his recent outings for winter steelhead in the Chilliwack Vedder River system, which has been productive lately.

Planning the Perfect River Salmon Fishing Trip
Salmon fishing in Southwestern BC's rivers can be excellent in October and November, here are some useful tips for new anglers.

Chilliwack River Winter Steelhead Fishery
This summary focuses on Chilliwack River's winter steelhead fishery, including spots, timing and other species which you may encounter.

Blog: Passing on the Joy
Recently we brought young angler Jacob along to one of our favourite brook trout lakes and introduced a new style of fishing to him.

Fish Recipe: Simple Delicious Halibut
Here is a really simple yet delicious halibut recipe which we love! All you need are thin slices of halibut, egg wash, Panko breadcrumb.

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Latest BC Fishing Regulation Updates

Osoyoos Sockeye Fishing Remains Closed
Due to the low return, sockeye salmon fishing will remain closed in 2017 for Osoyoos Lake.

Squamish River Pink Salmon Opening
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has revised the opening areas for pink salmon in the Squamish River as of August 1st.

Sockeye Salmon Fishing Closed in Region 2
Due to conservation concerns for the Fraser River sockeye salmon, fishing for sockeye salmon is closed in Region 2.

Finfish Closure for Tidal Portion of Somass River
Starting on July 31st, parts of the tidal portion of the Somass river is closed to fishing for all fin-fish.

Somass River Sockeye Salmon Daily Limit
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has increased the daily limit of sockeye salmon for a portion of Somass River known as Somass Park.

2017's Lingcod and Rockfish Regulations
If you are thinking about targeting rockfish and lingcod this season, please see the following fishery notices on daily quotas and openings.
Posted on April 21st, 2017

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Featured BC Fishing Spots

Marquart Lake, Merritt
Located just outside of Merritt in the Thompson-Nicola Region, this little lake offers good rainbow trout fishing and other activities.

Jones Lake
Also known as Wahleach Lake, this reservoir produces rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee in spring and summer.

Durrance Lake, Mount Work Regional Park
This so-called urban lake is surrounded by dense forest and abundant wildlife while providing good trout fishing for families.

Tunkwa Lake
Located just north of Logan Lake in Thompson-Nicola, Tunkwa Lake offers excellent ice fishing for rainbow trout from December to March.

Tidal Fraser River
The Lower Fraser River between Steveston and Mission provides excellent fishing spots for pink salmon in September.

Find more fishing locations!

Fishing Retail Stores
Army and Navy
New West, Langley & Vancouver
Berry's Bait & Tackle
Richmond
First Light Fishing & Tackle
Burnaby
Fred's Custom Tackle
Abbotsford & Chilliwack
Mike's Reel Repair
Abbotsford
Pacific Angler
Vancouver
River City Marine
Abbotsford
Sea-Run Fly & Tackle
Coquitlam
Trout Waters
Kelowna
Fishing Guides & Lodges
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Vancouver
Fishing Tofino
Tofino
Hot Pursuit Charters
Ucluelet
Lang's Fishing Adventures
Vancouver
Murphy Sportfishing
Kyuquot Sound
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake