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Fishing Guides in British Columbia
Greater Victoria
Greater Vancouver
The Islands
Vancouver, Coast & Mtns
Thompson Okanagan
Kootenays & BC Rockies
Cariboo, Chilcotin, Coast
Northern British Columbia
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
Fishing Guides in all of BC
Fishing Resorts & Lodges in British Columbia
The Islands
Vancouver, Coast & Mtns
Thompson Okanagan
Kootenays & BC Rockies
Cariboo, Chilcotin, Coast
Northern British Columbia
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
Fishing Resorts in all of BC
Fishing Camps in British Columbia
Helicopter Fishing in British Columbia
Boat Charters & Cruises in British Columbia

Golf Vacations in British Columbia, Canada
Fishing by Region of British Columbia
Fishing - North Vancouver Island: Port Hardy, Port McNeill
Fishing - Central Vancouver Island: Campbell River
Fishing - South Vancouver Island: Victoria, Sidney, Sooke
Fishing - Pacific Rim: Tofino & Ucluelet (West Coast)
Fishing - The BC Gulf Islands & Discovery Islands
Fishing - Greater Vancouver: Vancouver & North Shore
Fishing - The Fraser Valley and Fraser River
Fishing - Sea To Sky: Whistler, Pemberton & Lillooet
Fishing - The Sunshine Coast of BC
Fishing - Thompson Okanagan and Nicola Valley
Fishing - Okanagan Valley and Shuswap Lake
Fishing - Kootenays: Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lake
Fishing - BC Rockies: Columbia River Valley
Fishing - Cariboo and BC Interior
Fishing - Chilcotin and Bella Coola Highway 20
Fishing - West Coast, Discovery Coast of BC
Fishing - Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
Fishing - The North East, Northern BC
Fishing - The North West, Northern BC
Fishing Information
Fish Species in BC (Salmon, Trout, Halibut and Bass)
Habits of BC Fish (Salmon, Steelhead, Trout and Bass)
Catch & Release Sport Fishing
Lakes in British Columbia
Rivers in British Columbia

BC Sport Fishing Guide and Canadian Tide Tables
The BC Sport Fishing Guide by Fisheries and Oceans Canada provides all the information required for fishing in the province, fishing regulations, getting a fishing licence, licence fees and regulations, in-season fishing decisions, unlawful practices, packaging of fish for transport, and reporting of fishing violations. For fishing updates by phone, call the 24-hour phone line to get red tide and sanitary closure updates, fishery openings and closures, and other info for your area: 1-866-431-3474 or 604-666-2828. Canadian Tide Tables are also available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Freshwater Fishing
There are so many fishable lakes in British Columbia that even if you managed to try a different one each day of the year, you would have to start young and have a very long life (and maybe a floatplane) to visit them all. Hundreds of pleasant lakes are easily reached and fished with just a vehicle with good ground clearance, a car-top or inflatable boat or float tube, and the right fishing tackle.

Catch-and-release with a single barbless hook has become the official operative byword for those anglers fishing ocean-bound streams and rivers in BC. Attitude means a lot in fishing. Remember that the essence of sport angling is to try to hook a fish on the most sporting terms you can handle, from light tackle with artificial lures, barbless hooks, and delicate leaders to a belief that a trout is much more valuable as a living challenge to your skill than as part of a meal.

Saltwater Fishing
Salmon are the sportfish of choice in BC's marine waters. Depending on the time of year, you'll find chinook (also called king or spring salmon, or tyee if over 30 pounds/13.5 kg), coho (also called silver, blueback, or northern salmon), sockeye, or pink (also called humpy salmon). Coho aren't the biggest salmon, but they are the most sought after, as they jump and fight like trout. Sockeye are the tastiest salmon of all, while Pinks are similar in size but not as tasty.

It's a mystery, but fish - oceangoing and freshwater alike - are hungriest just as a slack tide is beginning to fall, and for an hour thereafter. Another well-considered tip is that the best time to fish in ocean waters is an hour before and after both high and low tides. That's just some of the fishing lore that you'll encounter when tossing a line in BC waters.

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