Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Fishing in Powell River means year-round variety and abundance.
Whether it's saltwater angling or freshwater fly-fishing that visitors crave, options are easy to find on the upper Sunshine Coast. Grab a rod and aim to reel in the catch of a lifetime.
Salmon are the main fishing claim to fame in this coastal city, 145km/90mi northwest of Vancouver. Glistening chinook salmon can be caught throughout the year, with prime ocean fishing in the summer. Some weigh in at more than 13.6kg/30lb. Coho salmon abound along the coast from August to November, and hooking pink salmon and chum salmon is a good bet as well in the late summer or early fall.
Saltwater Fishing Locations
There's always good fishing at Coho Point and Blubber Bay on nearby Texada Island, and the waters around Harwood Island teem with salmon. Alternatively, hook up a fishing charter and explore the fish-rich waters of Desolation Sound. Trolling with a downrigger is a savvy option.