ChillBilly Sportfishing Charters offers drift boat fishing tours down the mighty Columbia River.
The Columbia River is well known for its fly fishing and active Rainbow trout. The clean, cold, productive waters have produced what is arguably the best Rainbow trout fishery in North America. The big water and healthy ecosystem allows these fish to grow large with great fighting strength and spirit.
The spring fishery is productive and exciting using nymphs and streams. The fishery from late June to July will bring out the caddis hatches and the dry fly fishing is outstanding. Fish well over 20 inches rise and surface feed. The fishery from August through September bring great hopper, nymph and stream fishing.
The experienced guides understand the changing river levels and currents armed with the knowledge best suited to give you a great fishing experience. All gear is supplied and the use of high quality rods, hand tied flies and shuttles around the river system.
After a fun day on the river, the Lions Head Smoke and Brew Pub is a popular place to stop to unwind at with a frost drink and delicious snack or meal.
Walleye fishing and Creek fishing are also offered.
The city of Castlegar is situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, and is home to an impressive network of trails, where hikers and cyclists enjoy the natural setting of the town and surrounding area.