April 26, 2009 1:58 AM | Alaskan Photo Tours


Fishing in British Columbia, Canada – People do that?

Fishing is a secret, and like any good secret, someone has to let the cat out the bag. And in the end, everyone most consistent salmon fishing can not be in the Kenai, Alaska. It may not even be in the U.S. at all. Enter Columbia BC, Canada. While you may only know Canada for his love of hockey and maple syrup, can be another hidden gem waiting.

Where is British Columbia (BC), anyway?

Before you go fishing in BC, you might want to know where he is. While much of the population Canadian living in the areas of southeastern Canada, in places like Toronto or Ontario, British Columbia has the strongest in the west coast. Vancouver, BC, where the Games 2010 Olympics will be held, is located north of Seattle for less than 150 miles, and Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is only 3 hours away ferry home to Starbucks and the Space Needle.

Situated between Alaska and Washington salmon that go through these same sites also pass through British Columbia, often giving the fishermen fishing in BC's first opportunity to catch the best and brightest fish swimming by.

It is the BC fishing really as good or better than fishing for Alaska?

Of course. Maybe. Like any good question, the answer requires a little explanation. If you are looking for salmon over 50 pounds, the Kenai Peninsula fishing has beat BC. The fifty of seventy pounds occasionally appear in parts of Alaska are rare in British Columbia.

However, most fishermen are mainly interested in spending a day keeping water constantly busy reeling in the big salmon, a fighter, tasty. For these fishermen, fishing BC may actually be better than Alaska. Why Why? British Columbia has fishing spots that keep the fish on the line as often, if not more often than most areas of Alaska.

Although many of these salmon runs pass through both British Columbia and Alaska, fishing BC Chinook salmon attracts more salt water than in Alaska. Fishing the BC coast usually provides no more than appreciated, twenty to fifty pounds Chinook Alaskan salt water. When fishing rivers, where most of Alaska Chinook are caught, the fish have "dark" and are returning to the river to die. This changes the texture and flavor of the meat, and the Chinook tend to be much weaker and not as a fighter of the combatants. Another benefit of saltwater fishing is the great expanse of space. When fishing the Kenai River, for example, there are hundreds of boats on the contrary. In the ocean, however, are less likely to be surrounded by other fishermen.

Why go fishing BC?

For many people, British Colombia is more accessible than that of Alaska. For example, residents of the northwestern states can lead to fishing destination. Even for those that fly, however, travel time to go fishing in BC is significantly lower than in Alaska destinations. Flights are usually BC cheaper than Alaska, too, and require fewer connections on average.

For Americans, depending on the strength of the U.S. dollar, fishing BC can also come at a discount. Sometimes, when the exchange rate is good, the price in U.S. dollars is only two thirds of the price is Canadian dollars. Indeed, that is similar to a deep discount.

While fishing in BC is not as well known as fishing in other areas, has some surprisingly strong ties. Fishermen here have a great opportunity to attract a lot of feisty and delicious salmon while spending less time and money in many other places. Now that the secret is out, not afraid to take a visit and see for yourself!

For more information, visit the BC Fisheries website.

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