There are healthy populations of Smallmouth Bass in the Kootenays, Okanagan, southern Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. They are particular favourites with light tackle specialists who fish floating lures or flies right on the surface. When hooked, these game battlers put up a fast-paced, stubborn fight, often with lots of aerobatics.
Largemouth bass are popular in the Kootenays and Okanagan. They willingly take baits and lures, but fly fishers do amazingly well during the summer by fishing weedless, floating patterns right in the dense weed beds. Duck Lake is especially good for the fisher looking for Largemouth Bass.