Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
The number and size of lakes surrounding Atlin make the community a hot spot for fishing. Anglers here are known to catch Trout up to an impressive 18kg/40lb, or sometimes four to five fish per hour. The best time for fishing in the area is mid-June to mid-September.
Popular Fishing Spots
Popular fishing spots include the gorgeous, aqua-coloured Atlin Lake, on which the community of Atlin sits. At approximately 274m/900ft deep, 137km/85mi long and 6.5km/4mi wide, this spectacular body of water is the largest natural lake in BC. The snowy dramatic peaks on the lakes western shore add to the brilliance of the experience.
Other nearby fishing destinations include small lakes in the surrounding area such as Coma Lake, just off Atlin Road on the way into town, and Surprise Lake, which is further north towards Whitehorse.