Lakes & Rivers > Fishing
Unwind & drop your line
Good to know before you go
- Fresh-water fishing is regulated in BC. You do require a fishing license
- Catch and keep or catch and release regulations vary. Chat up the locals at local marinas or bait and tackle shops to learn which rules apply
- You can get fishing tackle and live bait at the Christina Lake Marina and the Jewel Lake Resort. Another supplier is the Kingfisher Fly & Tackle Shop at Grand Forks Victorian Motel & RV Park. You can also get them at shops in Rock Creek, Midway, Greenwood and Grand Forks
- Jewel Lake Resort also rents boats, canoes, and paddle boats
- Launch your watercraft from boat accessible beaches, the Christina Lake Marina, and from the public boat launch at Jewel Lake
- Jewel Lake restricts motorized watercraft to 10 HP only, maximum lake speed of 8 km/hr (5 mph)
- WildWays Adventure Tours offer kayak rentals.
- River levels are at their highest during spring run-off. Exercise caution when kayaking Granby River’s Staircase & S-Curves
Fishing in Boundary Country
Drop your line and let nature takes its course. Fishing is almost that easy in Boundary Country. Kokanee, Rainbow trout, small mouth bass, burbot and whitefish are almost always biting.
Christina and Jewel Lake are the most popular lakes. Ask the locals where to find the best fishing holes. There are hundreds of small lakes, creeks, and streams in the area. There’s also the Kettle and Granby Rivers. They are are open to a variety of fishing styles. Fish from shore, fly-fish, or use a drift boat. You’ll find fish biting all across the region. Not far off the beaten path, you’ll find Conkle, Williamson, Wilgress and Xenia Lakes. You should also check out the fishing spots where the Kettle and Granby Rivers meet.
Learn to Fish
There are no age limits when it comes to fishing. If you have the patience to wait for a bite then you can fish. Learn to fly fish from local, avid fishers. Pop in to the Victorian Motel and RV Park in Grand Forks. Drop in either the first or third Thursday of the month. Someone is usually there between October and April. While you’re there, they’d love to teach you the intricacies of tying flies.
Begin your family fishing tradition at Jewel Lake. Start on the water or by the shores of lakes and rivers. It’s another great memory to share as you help bait hooks and then help little hands cast for Rainbows. Most of all, enjoy these undisturbed moments together. You’re making memories that will last a lifetime.
A Four Season Sport
You can ice fish in the winter and after the ice has melted, come back and shore fish in the spring and fall. Come summer you can fish in the lakes and rivers all day long. Fly, lure or stringer, you don’t need much more than a rod here. That and time on your hands for unlimited adventures fishing Boundary Country.