Ice Fishing in Kamloops, British Columbia


With colder temperatures, some think fishing season is coming to an end but for others, it's a season just beginning. In Kamloops, December is the start of ice fishing season in the lakes of higher elevations.

Ice needs to be at least 15 centimetres (six inches) to be safe to walk on and should be 45 centimetres (18 inches) or more to support the weight of a vehicle.


Fish caught in cold waters are much healthier, as they are not exposed to the bacteria in the warm waters of summer and many lakes in the Kamloops region are in higher elevations. Combined with exceedingly cold winter temperatures, these rural lakes make for an excellent day trip. Alternatively, make it a weekend by staying in the city or at a winterized lodge.



Ice Fishing Information for Kamloops, BC offers information about strategies & techniques for successfully ice fishing the many lakes, rivers & streams surrounding Kamloops British Columbia. For more information on aquatic entomology, fly tying, fly patterns, fishing reports, fishing tips, recipes & more click here.


Ice Fishing Safety in Kamloops, BC

Ice fishing is a great sport, but it is imperative that precautions are taken. Always be aware of the ice thickness as well as the change in winter temperatures. Be very prepared for winter conditions such as a wind chill factor and be aware that because movement is limited, cold is felt much quicker if not dressed properly. Depending on how long is spent out on the ice, it may be of consideration to purchase a shelter and heater.


Fishing Gear in Kamloops, BC

>Canadian Tire: 250-374-9747 (South Shore)

>Canadian Tire: 250-376-2013 (North Shore)

>Kamloops Fly Shop: 250-377-8461

>Surplus Herby's: 250-376-2714

>WalMart: 250-374-1591