Hooked on Fishing in Alberta

April 13, 2016

Photo: Travel Alberta / Sabrina Hill

It’s poetry in motion. A dry fly arches over a stream in a perfectly placed cast and somewhere beneath the water’s surface a fish searching for its next meal attacks the lure. With more than 600 lakes, 245 rivers and 315 spring-fed creeks and ponds, Alberta is an angler’s paradise where totally unique fishing adventures await.

On a custom fishing trip with Banff Trail Riders, guests can slip into a saddle and ride on horseback to a shimmering mountain lake. Westslope cutthroat, bull, and brook trout await in pristine lakes and streams surrounded by spectacular scenery.

The Bow River is one of the world’s top trout fishing destinations where there’s a good chance of landing a record-size brown trout. Visitors improve their odds of catching a big one on a guided trip with Bow River Fly Fishing Guides.

In the Edmonton region, Get Hooked Fishing Adventures takes guests out on the North Saskatchewan River or on one of the area lakes to angle for walleye, northern pike, sturgeon, sauger, burbot and goldeye.

For some of the finest trophy pike and walleye fishing on the planet, visitors need only head north with Fish Northern Alberta where the lakes are plentiful and the fish practically jump into your boat.

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