Steelhead Fishing

Tofino Fishing Report – March 2018

Tofino Fishing Report – March 2018

Of course I’m taking about steelhead season, which peaks this month in advance of the spawn. These large, powerful ocean-run rainbow trout return to their natal rivers in prolific numbers during March. They provide exceptional sport on fly and light tackle, eager to take flies or lures with aggressive strikes and long, heart-stopping runs that will test both tackle and angler during the fight. We are fortunate to have some of Vancouver Island’s finest steelhead rivers here in Clayoquot Sound and, while they are not easy to access, they do offer an exceptional angling adventure for both resident and visiting anglers. My favourite combination for spring steelhead here in the Tofino area is...