Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
The Lillooet area is well known to anglers for the sheer variety, size, and number of fish available here.
Sturgeon, rainbow trout, lake trout, Dolly Varden, steelhead, and salmon abound in rivers, lakes, and creeks in and around the community.
Bridge Fountain, Pavilion, Crown, Leighwood, and Turquoise lakes are favoured for fly-fishing and fishing with conventional tackle.
The Lillooet River contains rainbow and bull trout, Dolly Varden (char), as well as chinook (also known as tyee, spring or king) chum, and coho (silvers) salmon. Bridge River and the muddier Fraser River are both home to chinook, the largest salmon species. In the fall, sockeye salmon are found in Bridge River, while in winter, steelhead are common. The best fishing is before and after the spring/summer melts (June to August).