Spending time with loved ones, sipping on eggnog, spreading christmas cheer and maybe even dropping a line, what a wonderful time of the year. The Winter Season is full of wonderment, no matter which direction you choose to look. If you are looking down the end of your rod at a thrashing splashing steelhead, then it may be over flowing with wonder.
The quiet still winter days are short, so if you are planning on heading out with your rod, be prepared. Bring a headlamp as night can fall quickly especially in Northern BC. The days are bone chilling so dress appropriately and it never hurts to bring a buddy. A snack and some water can give you a much needed burst of energy.
When it comes to finding fish, your gonna have to be on the move as fish tend not to move around too much this time of year which means your gonna have to go to them. Look for deeper sections of water and swing flys or spinners beside them and through them. Make sure you are getting your gear down near the bottom. If you are float fishing then you will have access to deeper waters and may be able to entice a few more fish with some well placed roe.
If you are fishing BC rivers and creeks you may bump into Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden, White Fish, Steelhead or even a Coho. All are welcomed with great appreciation!
Have fun, be safe, keep that rod tip up and happy holidays,