Sea Run Cutthroat – Next to steelhead, these fish are one of the most beautiful to be found. They can get up to 8 lbs., however the Fraser Valley rarely sees fish over 4 lbs and most sea run cut throat range from 10″ – 20″. They are very aggressive at times, however they do make you appreciate how selective they can be. Fly fishing is popular.
Dolly Varden – Sea run and resident dollies through the river and Lake Systems of the Fraser Valley do provide some very interesting fishing. The lakes are best fished with a trolled ply or lure with mooching roe occasionally the answer. On the river dolly fishing is best on the remote destination such as the Upper Pitt, Upper Stave, Lillooet and Birkenhead rivers. Chilliwack, Pitt, and Stave Lake offer good dolly fishing in spring and fall.
Rainbow fishing is primarily best in the higher elevation lakes where public access is limited. There is some superb fly in lakes that you may want to experience some terrific fly fishing for rainbow to 20″. The Skagit River is also a fly angler’s dream if you prefer moving water in a mountain wilderness setting.