Our region has 22 winter fishing waters. Winter fishing can be quite productive and enjoyable. Fishing does slow down a little in the cold months of July and August but the rest of the time if water conditions are good then all fishing methods permitted will catch fish, especially those big searun trout in the lower reaches. Midday hatches are always possible on the main rivers on warm sunny days.  May is still a great month to fish, particularly either side of midday on clear sunny days.  In September, the fishing begins heating up with trout chasing bait fish in lower reaches, however trout will often be found nymphing energetically in riffles trying to put on condition post-spawning. Fishing softbaits and spinners can be deadly this time of year.

Check out the Fish & Game fishing regulations for listed winter fisheries.