iGuideBC Steelhead Fishing

Join iGuideBC Steelhead Fishing and drift miles of the beautiful Cowichan river on Vancouver Island, BC. This fishing paradise is world-famous for its incredible Steelhead runs, as these fish return to their home rivers year after year, with fish upwards of 20 pounds being caught on a regular basis. Come and join anglers from all over the world and get in on the action!

Captain Alex West operates his Steelhead fishing trips aboard a 14’ self-bailing NRS Outlaw whitewater raft that comes fitted with fishing frames to give you the most enjoyable and successful experience possible. You’ll whizz down the river to the productive fishing grounds, before settling on spots to cast from shore, or even try wading.

These waters can get be tricky to navigate at times, but the fish are still there. Capt. Alex also offers hiking fishing trips if you’re up for the adventure of hiking and climbing into these remote but beautiful Vancouver streams. Just get in touch and let him know what you fancy doing.

Whether you’re looking to catch a fish on the fly, or are more comfortable with conventional gear, you’re covered, as Capt. Alex provides it all. But feel free to bring your own gear, if you’d prefer, as you fish for Salmon, Steelhead, and Trout.

These tough-fighting beasts will make you work hard for your catch, so get ready for a battle like never before. You’ll practice catch and release on your trip, in order to conserve the incredible fishing on offer, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of action. You’ll even get a chance to see other wildlife on your trip as there is an abundance of deer, bears, wolves, and eagles that use these waterways to feed.

What better way to get your fish on than in the stunning, remote countryside with some of the world’s best fishing grounds at your mercy? Come and let iGuideBC Steelhead Fishing take you on a real adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $303
    up to 2 persons
    Make the most of the famous Cowichan River, as you follow the winter run of tough-fighting Steelheads. Drift fish or follow the river to a productive spot and cast from shore, as you target these exciting creatures along with King Salmon on what promises to be a fun-filled day. Go after the catch of a lifetime, or target a whole host of these beauties, as you get your fish on like never before.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $189
    up to 2 persons
    If you've only got a few hours to spare, then this 4-hour fishing trip is just the thing to get you on the water and enjoying the incredible surroundings and thrilling fishing on offer. Hit the famous Cowichan River and go after tough-fighting Steelheads and Salmon who promise to keep you on your toes throughout your trip.
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About the Captain

Alex West
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
15 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 17 hours
Member since December 2015
Captain Alex West has been fishing for Salmon, Trout, and Steelhead since he can remember. A native to Vancouver Island, he practically grew up with a rod in his hand, so it's only natural that he's an avid angler. He's perfected his technique over the course of his life, and knows exactly what it takes to land the trophy-sized beauties. He hopes to share his secrets with you so that you can see why he loves it so much.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

Length
14 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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4.89
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Kristie E.
Duncan, British Columbia
 5.00
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An awesome adventure

December 28, 2015
I took a half day drift with Alex at the end of December 2015 and it was a great day.  The sun was shining, the fish were...
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Colleen C.
Duncan, British Columbia
 4.67
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Great time - learnt a lot and caught fish

VERIFIED   May 23, 2018
Alex is a terrific guide who knows the Cowichan River like the back of his hand and just loves fishing. Caught brown...
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Earl B.
Surrey, British Columbia
 5.00
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Half day trip with Alex.

VERIFIED   November 14, 2017
Had a great time. Learned some great fishing techniques and caught some fish!
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