World-Class Fishing - Will You Take the Bait?
Shuswap fishing reels in visitors from around the globe – lured by unique species and gorgeous waters.
Why is Shuswap fishing exceptional? Of course, there are of plenty of fish – but we’ve also got excellent boat access, year-round fishing possibilities, and an exquisitely beautiful setting you’ll never forget. Experience the peaceful pleasure of casting from the beach on a quiet morning, just steps from your cottage. Or paddle out from your houseboat and let a sinker down deep into the middle of the lake. Whatever your preference, bring your rod and let the Shuswap reel you in!
Whether you’re a fishing veteran or a newbie, your chances for success are high – so you’ll never feel like you’re floundering. White Lake, Pillar Lake, Phillips Lake, Skimikin Lake, and Bolean Lake are excellent destinations, stocked with Fraser Valley and Pennask Rainbow trout.
Come to the Shuswap to discover world-class fishing for wild Rainbow trout. The Thompson River, Adams Lake, Shuswap Lake, and Adams River offer this one-of-a-kind species you won’t catch anywhere else. That’s not just a fishy story!
If salmon’s more your style, head to the Shuswap River or Thompson River in autumn to find Chinook – or take a boat out on Little Shuswap Lake and Mabel Lake, where you can catch and eat!
Be sure to cast your net wide! Try a variety of techniques while you’re here, from trolling, belly boating, and float fishing to bottom bouncing, fly fishing, and casting lures into holding pools – or just fish from the shore. If you love fishing in the summer, why not try it in winter? Many Shuswap lakes freeze over, making them perfect for ice fishing. White Lake, one of the top ten Rainbow Trout fishing lakes in North America, is a great spot to visit in winter – so bundle up, pack a hot drink and a snack, and drop a line here
For more information and regulations on fishing in the Shuswap, visit the BC Ministry of Environment website.