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Abbotsford & Chilliwack
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Abbotsford
Pacific Angler
Vancouver
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Abbotsford
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Coquitlam
Trout Waters
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Tunkwa Lake

BC River Fishing Articles

River fishing in British Columbia is widely available. In coastal rivers, salmon and steelhead can be caught in fall and winter, while anadromous trout and char are readily available throughout the year. Rivers in Interior British Columbia offer world class trout fishing opportunities. Some rivers can be easily accessed such as the Chilliwack River in the Lower Mainland, while other rivers are more remote and provide quality fisheries that experienced anglers look for. In this section, you can find an archive of articles related to river fishing in British Columbia. Articles include featured fisheries and techniques that you should know when visiting rivers in BC.

Title Publish date
Bar Fishing Made Simple
The most common method for targeting chinook salmon in the Lower Non-tidal Fraser River is bar fishing, as Mike Duncan of Prestige Sportfishing explains.
July 2012
Chilliwack River Fall Salmon Fishery
This complete fishing guide on Chilliwack River's fall salmon fishery covers the basics on fishing techniques, regulations, fish identification and general etiquettes.
September 2010
Chilliwack River Summer Salmon Fishery
Chilliwack River summer chinook and sockeye salmon fishing techniques, regulations and general etiquettes that anglers should be aware of are discussed in this article.
June 2016
Chilliwack River Winter Steelhead Fishery
Chilliwack River steelhead fishing techniques, regulations and general etiquettes that anglers should be aware of are discussed in this article.
December 2010
Doc, I Need an Arm Transplant!
Chum salmon is a popular gamefish on the West Coast of British Columbia due to their size and fighting ability.
November 2001
Float Depth Adjustment for River Fishing
Having the correct float depth in river float fishing can improve your catches of salmon, trout and steelhead.
April 2012
Float Fishing with a Spinner
This article explains how float fishing with a spinner for salmon in British Columbia rivers is done.
September 2012
Fraser Valley Cutthroat Trout Fishery
This complete fishing guide on Fraser Valley's cutthroat trout fishery covers the basics on fishing techniques, regulations, fish identification and general etiquettes.
November 2010
Homemade Spinners can be Deadly
This simple homemade spinner can be quite effective for salmon, trout and steelhead fishing in rivers.
October 2001
No Longer Sticky and Tricky!
This article explains how roe is prepared for bait fishing when targeting salmon and steelhead in British Columbia.
October 2004
Planning the Perfect River Salmon Fishing Trip
Salmon fishing in Southwestern British Columbia's rivers can be excellent in October and November, here are some useful tips for new anglers.
October 2015
Short Floating Tactic Explained
This is the complete guide on float fishing for fall salmon species in the Chilliwack River and other river systems in British Columbia.
October 2003
Super Rubber Power
Rubber worms and gooey bobs are two excellent artificial fishing baits when targeting winter steelhead in British Columbia.
April 2005
The Unforgettable First
Rodney Hsu describes the experience of catching his first winter steelhead on the Chilliwack River in British Columbia.
February 2002
Those Picky Silvers!
This article explains common coho salmon fishing techniques when they return to rivers of British Columbia., include drift fishing, lure fishing and fly fishing.
November 2004
Winter Coastal Trout and Char
Fishing for coastal cutthroat, rainbow and bull trout in the winter months around the Lower Mainland can be both challenging and rewarding.
December 2005