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Fish Habit and Habitat

The Whistler area is home to several species of salmonids including rainbow trout, Dolly Varden char, cutthroat trout, steelhead and five species of salmon. The following information will give the novice fisherperson some background on habit and habitat. Knowing what a fish species needs to survive is half the battle.

What do all fish need?

All fish have basic requirements. They are shelter, food, temperature, and oxygen. If one of these requirements is not met, there are no fish to be found. Assessing whether these requirements are met will result in fishing the right holes and therefore increase your catch.

Read on! More requirements below!

This list is given in the form "common name" and "Genus species". For more information on each fish species, click on the species name.

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BC Fishing Regulations