Winter Fishing

Ice fishing and river fishing, very popular Canadian past times, are both available during the winter season in the Pemberton Valley. A hole is cut though the ice using and ice saw or chisel. The size of the hole is typically 8 inches (20cm). You can then fish though the hole. Ice huts are used on colder days so you catch fish in comfort.

The ice fishing season typically runs from November to March once the ice has formed on the lakes. Pemberton and the surrounding area offers the best ice fishing as the fish are much larger and temperatures a little cooler. You can expect to fish for bull trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee and pike minnows.

The rivers around Pemberton and Whistler offer some great winter fishing. Winter fishing species you can expect to find include Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Bull Trout and Coastal Cutthroat. Popular rivers include the Birkenhead River, Lillooet River, Ryan River and the Cheakamus River. The Steelhead season starts in November and runs until April. April is a great month for catching Coastal Cutthroat trout. They return in large numbers to spawn in the Pemberton area.

If you are here to fish and need supplies Spud Valley Sporting Goods is located in downtown Pemberton. Open 7 days a week this great store is stocked with all your fishing and outdoor needs. Spud Valley offers the largest quantity and selection of quality trout and salmon flies and fly fishing equipment and apparel in the Sea to Sky corridor. Rod and rental gear is also available. The friendly guys at the store have extensive knowledge of the Pemberton and Whistler area. They are all passionate about fishing and will help you with any questions you may have.

Pemberton Fish Finder provides year round guided fishing trips in the Pemberton and Whistler area. Guided ice fishing trips include transportation to and from fishing, fishing gear, bait and lures, ice fishing instruction from a professional guide and lunch on full day trips. No experience is necessary and guided fishing trips are a great activity for the entire family. You will also see some of the most speculator scenery in BC. Pemberton Fish Finder also offers a fish catch guarantee on full day ice fishing trips. No Fish, No Pay! For more information or to book you winter fishing adventure visit Pemberton Fish Finder.