2015 Feb Fly Fishing along the Squamish River

GSB_Canada-1031-20150222_Squamish riverThe 80 km long Squamish river is located at the head of Howe Sound, the most southerly fjord on the west coast of British Columbia and has four main tributaries: the Elaho, the Ashlu, the Cheakamus and the Mamquam. The Squamish river is located in Region 2 in the British Columbia freshwater fishing regulations. Fishing for pink salmon tends to start in August and runs to September. Chum and coho salmon can be caught from early October to late December. During the winter months fishermen may catch: bull trout, coastal cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and winter steelhead.The glacier fed Squamish river is also home to late running winter steelhead and four species of Pacific salmon: chinook, coho, chum and pinks. Sea running Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout and a few rainbow trout can also be found in the Squamish river. Information about the local conditions and techniques can be found at several local shops including; The Squamish Fly Shop; and Valley Fishing.