Updated Mar 13, 2011
Whistler/Squamish Area Lakes: Frozen!
Whistler/Squamish Area Rivers: Fishing has been intermittent with the wacky weather we've been having. Rivers levels are increasing due to the rain and the higher freezing levels. A warm stretch of weather is coming later in the week which will increase bug and fry activity. We should see a dramatic increase in this seasonal event towards the end of the week. Slender flies with flash are key in low and clear conditions with increasing size as water colour diminishes. Flies in the size #8 stripped slowly or swung are producing fish in 1-3ft of water. Olive, black, white and naturals are go to colours - add silver flash. Be sure to bring small dry flies for the days that get see a change of 10+ degrees in air temperature. The bugs will hatch at Noon to 2pm! As for the steelhead front a few fish are around now. The full moon, high tides, increase in precipitation and warmer air temperatures this week should bring more fish into the lower river thus kicking off the real beginning of our winter steelhead return.
Upper Squamish Valley Rd.: Snowcovered but melting....I give it at least another week.