Winter isn’t always a time people are thinking of a fishing trip but there definitely are a few cool (no pun intended) fishing options around Vancouver during the winter month. Surprisingly enough our Vancouver salmon fishing charters can see good fishing and our Vancouver fly fishing trips are usually fairly consistent for trout fishing on local rivers. If you’re looking for a Vancouver fishing trip in anytime from December to February best to drop us a note and see what current conditions are, we’ll be happy to give you an updated winter fishing report.

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Looking for a Vancouver fishing trip in December?  Here’s whats happening…

  • Quality fishing is heavily dependant on weather, if it’s really cold, then fishing options will be limed – warmer weather equals better fishing.
  • There is some winter salmon fishing in the local waters of Vancouver. They are here to feed on winter’s abundance the bait fish.
  • Fly fishing trips are focused on trout fishing, as the salmon runs are done by December.
  • Trout feed heavily on salmon eggs and flesh and we can have some good fishing for bigger bull trout if river conditions stay fishable.
  • If you are visiting Whistler for a ski vacation there is some winter fishing options there with our crew of fly fishing guides

Looking for a Vancouver fishing trip in January?  Here’s whats happening…

  • You can count on January being the coldest month of the year in Vancouver and our surrounding area. Fishing options are limited.
  • Salmon fishing charters start seeing the first push of better numbers of winter chinook (king) salmon moving into local waters.
  • The salmon are not big (averaging 5-10 pounds) but it probably is the best January option for fishing in Vancouver.
  • Winter fly fishing continues to focus on fishing for bull trout, we can have some good fishing if rivers are in good shape.

Looking for a Vancouver fishing trip in February?  Here’s whats happening…

  • More consistent numbers of salmon move into the local Vancouver waters to feed, still not big in size or numbers, but both are growing!
  • A bit of sturgeon fishing starting in later February, all depending on river conditions on the Fraser River.
  • Our Vancouver fly fishing trips start seeing their first winter steelhead starting in mid/late February.
  • Winter fly fishing continues to focus on fishing for bull trout, we can have some good fishing if rivers are in good shape.
  • If we have an earlier Spring, then mid February temperatures start warming and fishing options get better.

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