Fraser Valley Fishing around the Fraser Valley



Here are a number of the more popular fishing areas around the Fraser Valley. All wild trout caught in any stream must be released. Only hatchery trout may be kept. All hatchery fish have their adipose fin missing.

American Creek Small creek crosses TransCanada Hwy #1 approximately 8 km north of Hope. Best during June and July for small Rainbow Trout and Chinook salmon at mouth.
Anderson Creek Crosses TransCanada Hwy. #1 about 3 km south of Boston Bar. Logging road access to upper river. Steelhead in late winter/early spring, Spring salmon June and July and Dolly Varden and rainbow trout year round.
Coquihalla River A medium sized river flowing into the Fraser River at Hope. Access to lower reaches is via Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope. Dolly Varden available all year. Check regulations for closures.
Emory Creek Crosses TransCanada Hwy. #1 about 18 km north of Hope. Best during late spring and fall for Dolly Varden. Spring salmon at mouth in June and July Small rainbow all summer.
Fraser River Access from various points along Hwy #7 west of Hope and Hwy 1 north. Fraser bars are usually fished by spinning or bait fishing. Cutthroats best in winter, spring salmon May through July, sockeye salmon in July August and September, Coho and Steelhead November through March. Catch and release sturgeon through summer. Not suitable for spring fishing due to high water.
Silverhope (Silver) Creek Good estuary fishing as well as fishing the creek's deep pools. Small run of winter steelhead January through April, fair run of summer steelhead June - August and a few Dolly Varden throughout the year. Cutthroat and some resident rainbows. Accessible from Silver-Skagit Road. Located 3 km west of Hope off Flood-Hope Road. Spinning, fly fishing. Check for special restrictions. Forest service campsites.
Skagit River The upper Skagit River can be reached via Highway #3 about 20 miles east of Hope and the main river, where it enters Ross Lake reservoir can be reached via the Silver-Skagit Road about 40 miles south of Silver Creek, just west of Hope. Dolly Varden and Eastern Brook Trout. Good fly fishing from July - September (after high water) for rainbow Check for closures and restrictions. Campgrounds at Silvertip and Ross Lake.
Stein River Good trout fishing. Cross the Fraser River on the reaction ferry north of Lytton on Hwy #12. Flows into the Fraser River at Lytton. Accessible from various sites along Hwy. #1. Good fly spin, and drift fishing for rainbow trout in summer. Good steelhead to 10 kg mid-October through December. Also whitefish and dollies.

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