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Prince George, Fishing
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The Blackwater River truly lives up to its reputation as one of BC's best dry fly rivers. The rainbow trout aren't particularly big but you can expect to catch 20+ fish a day with an average size of 12" - maybe even a 16" fish if you're lucky. The best time to fish is in August but if water levels are low, there's some spectacular fishing in late June/early July just after the river opens. Access is limited to the three river crossings, or through private land if you know the owner. The best way to fish the river is to float it in a pontoon boat or a bigger raft.