June 1, 2013
We had an incredible start to our spring fishing season here in whistler. Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought on an early carpenter ant hatch that drove the fish into a feeding frenzy. That same system effectively put an end to our river fishing program as all the rivers in the area had a spike of snowmelt and went from low, clear, and beautiful to high, muddy, fast moving messes. The recent rainy weather has done nothing to improve conditions, and river fishing is on hold until further notice. While the ant feast is over the lake fishing is just getting started. Casting to rising fish with dry flys has been productive, as well as minnow, leach and chironomid patterns fished deeper in the water.
In the lower elevation lakes like Alta, Alpha and Lost Lakes, fishing is mainly for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout. As the season progresses we will travel higher in elevation looking for cooler water temperatures.
However you like to fish now is the time to get out on the lakes.