Quesnel River * Cariboo River
* Horsefly River * Mitchell River
For many of us, exploring new river systems is the
primary reason we are fly fishermen, and our eco-system
boasts two of British Columbia's premier trophy streams.
By jet boat, pontoon boats or drift boats, let us
take you on a stretch of water you will find hard
favorite rivers to explore and fish on are the Horsefly
River by drift boat, and the Mitchell, Cariboo and
Quesnel Rivers by Jet Boat.
river season starts in mid July and lasts through
September. Large Quesnel Lake rainbows will be present
waiting for the huge returning runs of sockeye salmon.
can deliver outstanding dry fly action for these big
'bows with caddis and hopper imitations. By
late August these waters are congested with spawning
are also present in ever increasing numbers and they
are here to feast on the nymphs freed from the river
bottom through the act of redd building, and to gorge
themselves on salmon eggs and eventually decaying
salmon flesh. This means that for the fly fisher,
fall is the best chance to catch a trophy rainbow
in a British Columbia river.
is truly exciting, and sometimes it can be simply
last a lifetime and the guides at Elysia Lodge are
here to put you in the best possible position to make
your trip something you will never forget. This is
truly exciting, and sometimes it can be simply magical.
miss this opportunity!
this happy fisherman has to say:
"Susan -- Thank you!!!! for providing
such a wonderful 5 days of fishing, eating,
drinking, laughing, relaxing, -- you've gathered
such a nice group of talented, friendly, happy
people, who do you and Canada proud. 5, 7, 9,
10, 12 pound Bull Trout/one day a lifetime highlight
- but we'd like to come back and get a 10+ rainbow.
We had a wonderful time and it was a great value
- thanks, warmly."