The Okanagan and Kootenay regions together makeup Southeastern BC; boasting some of the most stunning landscapes and scenery in Canada. With its majestic mountains, towering peaks, awe-inspiring waterfalls and electric-blue lakes, Southeastern British Columbia is a land of pure and awesome beauty.
This guidebook features many of your favourite lakes and streams found in the Okanagan and Kootenay regions of British Columbia. Our Fishing Mapbooks are designed to take the guesswork out of your fishing experience. Spend less time travelling the waterways and more time reeling in the prize, by using our depth charts and river maps to pin down fishing hot spots. Add in our helpful fishing tips, access details and information on facilities, and you have all that you need to fish with confidence.
With some of the warmest lakes and rivers in the province as well as streams that flow directly from glaciers, you can expect to find warm and cold water species coexisting, sometimes in the same body of water. Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets amongst the locals is what lurks in the depths of these valley lakes and rivers. Start your own epic tale by hooking into a variety of sportfish species including trout, char, kokanee, bass and even Chinook salmon on lakes like Arrow, Kootenay, Mara and Okanagan or rivers like the Columbia and Shuswap.
Not to be overlooked are the many lakes that lie within the magnificent hills surrounding these valleys. These hidden backcountry gems offer incredible angling opportunities. The prolific fly hatches, nutrient-rich environment and crisp waters make the high country of this region a fantastic lake fishing destination. The incredible fishing, serenity and stunning scenery of these mountain lakes make for the ideal getaway. From remote, 4wd access lakes, to even more remote, hike-in lakes that see only a handful of anglers a year, there is a destination for everyone in Southeastern BC.
Home to the world famous Gerrard trout and the Elk River, arguably, one of the finest cutthroat rivers in the world, the BC interior holds epic legends for its fishing adventures. The big lakes, small streams, high and low elevation lakes make this region an ideal playground for anglers.
You will need to weave your way through a maze of winding backroads through this adventurer’s paradise to reach many of these fishing hotspots. We recommend you equip yourself with a copy of our comprehensive regional Backroad Mapbooks (Thompson Okanagan and/or the Kootenay Rockies BC) as well as our Backroad GPS Map for BC. In addition to the detailed backcountry maps, our Mapbooks and Backroad GPS Maps provide descriptions on everything from camping areas to other fishing opportunities and are the perfect accompaniment to the Fishing Mapbook Series.
We certainly hope you enjoy using this guidebook as much as we did making it. Rest assure the detailed combination of how and where to fish in Southeastern British Columbia within this fishing guidebook is the most comprehensive source you will ever need to enjoy your fishing adventures on this magnificent land.
Whether you’re fishing for trout, bass, walleye, whitefish, burbot, Chinook or other BC sportfish species, your southeastern BC fishing map book is a great place to start. With photographs and descriptions of southeastern BC’s fish species, your fishing map book gives you all the info you need to angle with confidence.
Lakes & Bathymetric Charts
Your southeastern BC fishing map book contains an impressive 190 fishing lakes and rivers spanning the southeast of BC from Kelowna to Nelson to Revelstoke. From Aberdeen Lake to Yellow Lake, we’ve included a diverse selection of lakes and rivers, from the popular to the remote, for an abundance of options for the angler. Along with bathymetric (depth) lake charts and river maps, we include detailed directions with access points and facilities.
Fishing Tips & Techniques
Once you’ve found your way to that perfect southeastern BC fishing lake, your next step is fishing know-how. We’ve included handy guides to fishing techniques like fly fishing, ice fishing and more, plus information on fishing flies, southeastern BC hatches, fish releasing technique, and more!
A handy index makes the southeastern BC fishing map book a leading BC fishing guide in terms of functionality as well as quality. You’ll find page numbers for each fishing lake and river, plus a list of important numbers for easy referencing.
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