Upper Columbia River Fly Fishing

The 4th most popular fly fishing river in British Columbia.

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Near Castlegar, the Columbia River is popular with fly fishermen for excellent rainbow trout and walleye fishing. The upper Columbia River stretches 42km from the Hugh Keenleyside Dam in Castlegar down to Waneta near the US border. The rainbow trout are best from May through October while the walleye are from June through October. You can expect to find trout averaging about 20 inches.

Overall, Upper Columbia River is the 4th most popular fly fishing river of all 16 fly fishing spots in British Columbia.


Local Contact(s):  St. Mary Angler Fly Shop, Kimberley (800) 667-2311; Dave Brown Outfitters (520) 604-2729

Recommended Book:  "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" from Wendy Gunn

Article Source:   Best Upper Columbia River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=22720

GPS:  49.339357, -117.757344

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  22720

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