Elk River Fly Fishing
The 2nd most popular fly fishing river in British Columbia.
Friday 29 July 2016 06:18 GMT
Near Fernie, the Elk River is popular with fly fishermen for westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout. The Elk River is a mid-sized freestone river that runs 110 miles from the headwaters up in the MacDonald Range down to the Kootenay River confluence. It is known for deep pools and riffles. You can expect to find cutthroats up to 20 inches and bull trout up to 30 inches. It has a good hatch season from late June through September.
Overall, Elk River is the 2nd most popular fly fishing river of all 16 fly fishing spots in British Columbia.