With over 50 lakes within a one hour drive of Clearwater, you’ll find the ultimate in angling experiences at Clearwater and Wells Gray Park. The freshwater lakes and rivers are waiting for you to get here.
Find Your Fishing Hole
Try your hand at fly-fishing from the Dragon’s Tongue at Clearwater Lake’s Osprey Falls or near the waterfall on Azure Lake. Drag a fly on Alice or Shadow Lake. There are some great catch and release spots on the Clearwater River around Bailey’s Chute and the Horseshoe.
Try trolling on the north end of Clearwater Lake, west end of Azure, and around Rainbow Falls. Fish from your canoe or from shore.
The Clearwater Trout Hatchery will let you learn about the life-cycle of fish. Borrow a rod from the Hatchery and try your luck at Dutch Lake. Then try drift boat fly fishing on the Clearwater and North Thompson Rivers.
Ask the local fly shops, boat tour folks and marine patrols what’s biting and where to go for great experiences.
Blue River is the gateway to the remote bays of Murtle Lake, North America’s largest paddle only lake. It’s here where you can cast your line and catch trophy worthy rainbow trout weighing up to 3 kg (7 lb). No gear, no worries. You can rent canoes, carts and fishing gear at the Blue River Campground.
Fish for Your Favourite
Ask the locals where the best spots are to catch a Dolly Varden trout, rainbow trout or BC salmon. It could be a quiet creek, under a bridge, a hidden river or an unmarked fishing hole. Angle away in the Blue, Mud, and North Thompson Rivers. Favourite lakes include Angus Horn, Mystery Lake, Blue and Twin Lakes.
Throw in your line in the Valemount area and you could catch bull trout, rocky mountain white fish, rainbow trout, burbot or kokanee.
Rivers and Lakes
The Fraser, Thompson and Canoe Rivers offer a variety of fishing in the Valemount area. To the east, Moose, Whitney and Lucerne Lakes are great options. Shere Lake has good access for canoes, small aluminum and belly boats. There’s also great ice fishing here. Make sure you call ahead and ask about ice conditions and road access.
Kinbasket Lake is a wonderful place for boat fishing and creek fishing with all the amenities including camping at recreational sites and a small marina.