happens when the world's deepest fjord lake is fed by wild
rivers hosting prolific Sockeye salmon runs?
trophy British Columbia Rainbow trout river fishery!
The presence of Sockeye salmon in the Quesnel Lake watershed
produces spectacular fly fishing opportunities for large Rainbow
trout. While our rivers have large stonefly and caddis hatches,
it is the enormous spawning Sockeye runs which provide the
building blocks for an absolutely great Rainbow habitat.
river fly fishing season extends from mid-June to mid-October.
Expect excellent dry fly action in July as large 'bows, held
over in the rivers after their own spring spawning, lie in
wait for the arrival of the Sockeye. By early August the first
of these Sockeye will start filtering into the rivers followed
by big numbers of large Quesnel Lake Rainbows. These aggressive
trout are here to gorge themselves on nymphs (dislodged from
the river bottom by spawning salmon), eggs, and eventually
decaying salmon flesh.
does this all mean to the angler? It means that this
is your best chance and best time to catch trophy Rainbow
in a wild British Columbia river!
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