It is transition time between spring river fishing and early season stillwater angling. Local rivers continue to fish well for bull trout and rainbows with the opportunity to hook a steelhead as well. This window of time before the rivers blow out can be the best time to catch all three species. River tactics usually entail deeply sunken and swung flies in pink, orange and black.
Stillwater opportunities abound on all of our lower elevation lakes that are now free of winter ice. Locally, Alta Lake presents the best opportunities for larger fish (Cutthroat to 4 pounds). A few of the lakes in the Pemberton area are open and typically fish very well in mid-April and May. We usually fish the lakes this time of year with a full sink line, leaches, muddlers and wooly buggers in brown, black and green. As the water warms and the hatches begin, we will begin to fish higher in the water column with emergers and dry flies.
Call us for the latest updates. Skiing is winding down and we are keen to fish.