Pemberton and Whistler offer amazing winter fishing
opportunities. Ice fishing and river fishing, very popular
Canadian pastimes, are both available during the winter
season. A hole is cut though
the ice using and ice saw or chisel. The size of the hole is
typically 8 inches (20cm). You can then fish though the hole. Ice
huts are used on colder days so you catch fish in
The ice fishing season typically runs from November to March
once the ice has formed on the lakes. Pemberton and the surrounding
area offers the best ice fishing as the fish are much larger and
temperatures a little cooler. You can expect to fish for bull
trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee and pike
Pemberton & Whistler Winter River Fishing
The rivers around Pemberton and Whistler offer some great winter
fishing. Winter fishing species you can expect to find
include Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Bull Trout and Coastal Cutthroat.
Popular rivers include the Birkenhead River, Lillooet River, Ryan
River and the Cheakamus River. The Steelhead season starts in
November and runs until April. April is a great month for catching
Coastal Cutthroat trout. They return in large numbers to spawn in
the Pemberton area.
Fishing Equipment and Supplies
Spud Valley Sporting
Goods is located in downtown Pemberton. Open 7 days a week this
great store is stocked with all your fishing and outdoor needs.
Spud Valley offers the largest quantity and selection of quality
trout and salmon flies and fly fishing equipment and apparel in the
Sea to Sky corridor. Rod and rental gear is also
available. The friendly guys at the store have extensive
knowledge of the Pemberton and Whistler area. They are
all passionate about fishing and will help you with any questions
you may have.
Guided Winter Fishing Trips
Pemberton Fish Finder provides
year round guided fishing trips in the Pemberton and Whistler area.
Guided ice fishing trips include transportation to and from
fishing, fishing gear, bait and lures, ice fishing instruction from
a professional guide and lunch on full day trips. No experience is
necessary and guided fishing trips are a great activity for the
entire family. You will also see some of the most speculator
scenery in BC.
Pemberton Fish Finder also offers a fish catch guarantee on full
day ice fishing trips. No Fish, No Pay! For more information or to
book you winter fishing adventure visit Pemberton Fish Finder.