Banff National Park
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Fishing in Banff National Park
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Banff National Park Fishing Seasons
The Bow River is open year-round for excellent fishing opportunities, so if the weather permits, start your year off in the best way by going after some monster Trout!
Again, the Bow River is your best bet for some top angling action – the majority of other waterways are still closed at this point. If the river isn’t iced over, you’ll be able to hook both Rainbow and Brown Trout.
If the park’s waterways have frozen this is usually when they start to thaw! The Bow River is especially popular with fly fishermen during spring, so why not try battling some supersize Trout on the fly?
Spring has well and truly sprung! Head to the Bow River for some excellent Trout fishing, and make sure you bring along a camera, too. The views during this time of the year are some of the best around!
May heralds the true start of the fishing season! This is when the majority of the rivers and lakes open for business. Head to Lake Minnewanka for trophy-sized Brown Trout, as well as Rainbow and Lake varieties.
The weather is stunning, the scenery has never looked better, the fisheries are in full swing...why not come experience it all for yourself on a June fishing adventure? The lakes are bustling with Trout and Whitefish.
What could be better than cruising down the Trout-packed Bow River as the sun shines on you? It’s common to find supersize Rainbow varieties in July, and the temperature makes for some excellent wade fishing action!
Fly fishermen should take advantage of the Bow River’s excellent Trout population and come test their skills during this month. Anglers who prefer to use spinning gear will find plenty to whet their appetites, too!
Most of Banff National Park’s waterways shut down for the closed season at the end of this month, so venture out for one last hurrah! Brown, Rainbow, Lake, and Cutthroat Trout are abundant in Lake Minnewanka.
If the Bow River hasn’t iced over yet, it’s your best bet of indulging in top-quality angling action. Test your skills against huge Rainbow Trout, and make sure you wrap up warm – the temperature has really dropped!
The majority of the park’s waterways are closed or iced over. If the weather’s on your side, head to the Bow River for Trout action. Otherwise, explore nearby lakes outside the park, where ice fishing is allowed.