Fly fishing for silvers (coho), springs (Kings), sockeye, pink salmon, chum, steel head and five different trout species.Our unique river feeds into one of the only two freshwater tidal lakes in the world and being only 40 miles from the ocean our salmon come in bright and powerful for incredible acrobatic performances. Far from the maddening crowd, this isolated and remote location is surrounded by the forests of three parks, Garibaldi, Golden Ears and Pine Cone Burke. The Pacific Coastal Mountain Range isolates and protects all that live in this secluded valley bottom and the location beside this glacier fed river enables us to be the closest true wilderness fishing spot.
The Pitt river is an isolated location with no road access and only accessible only by air or jet boat, which means no crowds! This is a pristine glacier feed river valley surrounded by mountains, beautiful landscapes and an assortment of wild life. The Pitt river empties into Pitt lake, which is one of only two fresh water tidal lakes in the world. The river is very close to the ocean, in fact it is only forty miles from the pacific ocean; these fish are very fresh, bright chrome and eager the eat a fly. The Pitt river offers fly fishing twelve months of the year, with trout and salmon all available throughout the year at various times. The Pitt is a catch and release river, perfect for the spey casting and single hand fly fishing.
January-May: Steelhead, Cutthroat, Bull trout.
Steelhead begin returning January and peak at the end of March. The steelhead are all wild, and average 6-12 pounds with some as big as 15 pounds. Along with the steelhead youll catch many Bull trout in the 3-6 pound range. A days catch and release of 30-40 Bull trout plus a couple of steelhead is not uncommon.
-Bring egg sucking leech patterns, Squamish poachers.
May-August: Sea run Bull Trout, Cutthroat, rainbows.
The bull trout in this system are extremely aggressive, powerful and average between 4-12 pounds, with some up to 15 pounds.
They attack large leech patterns or fry imitations. A fast sink line is recommended.
August-September: Sockeye, Bull Trout, Cutthroat and Rainbow trout.
From the first week of August until the 3rd week, the largest sockeye by weight in the world return to the Pitt River. Still chrome, these huge fish run up to 15 pounds and are renowned for their wild fighting abilities. After the 3rd week they begin to lose their color as they get ready to spawn. Bull trout, cutts and rainbows are all feeding on the sockeye eggs and are very aggressive.
Bring egg patterns, leeches, Muddler minnows and at least 10lb test line.
September-December: Coho, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout and Bull trout.
From the end of September the largest run of all wild coho in British Columbia returns to the upper Pitt. As many as 15-20 thousand coho will be in the system with over 7,000 Bull trout.
Bring: Minnow patterns, leach patterns Kelseys Hope.
October-May: Bull trout, Steelhead, Cutthroat, Rainbow Trout.
There is no end! Throughout the coldest months of winter the water drops and clears, but the fish are still accessible and available!