Chilko Lake is surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks, pristine forests, ice fields, and is fed by dozens of glacial creeks, giving it her gorgeous colour. Our fly fishing guests spend a day or two up the lake to experience the untouched beauty of the area and fish for monster Bull Trout. A day on the Chilko Lake is not to be missed!
This is considered to be by many, the most beautiful lake in the world...after seeing her, you will not disagree. The great fly fishing is just a bonus to the beauty that you will be surrounded by. Grizzly Bears and Mountain Goats are just a few things that you can watch for while combing her shores between casts.
The Chilko River
The Chilko River remains one of the premier streams in North America for trophy wild Rainbow Trout. Chilko’s crystal clean waters, deep pools, long shelves, fast and calm waters, offer a variety of fishing opportunities to you. The Rainbows are big, healthy, strong and very colourful.
Since the headwaters are 52 mile-long Chilko Lake, acting as a big filter for runoff, the river never clouds or silts up...it remains crystal clear drinking water and is very consistent in its levels.
The Chilko’s resident fish are Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden, Mountain Whitefish and the ocean run fish are Steelhead, Sockeye Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and Coho Salmon. At Tsylos Park Lodge we focus on the Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout. We primarily catch Rainbows in the river and Bulls on the lake.