Fully Guided Fishing in the West Kootenays of British Columbia
Experience the Columbia River the right way! With Dwayne D'Andrea, and Mountain Valley Sports Fishing & Tours.
We are a West Kootenay fly fishing guide company established back in the early 90's, and proud to say the first fly fishing company located in Southern British Columbia that specializes on the Columbia and Slocan rivers.
Unlike many of our competitors, our guides grew up on these waters, and currently live in the immediate area. The "Mighty" Columbia has earned that reputation for a reason, and with Mountain Valley Sports Fishing and Tours, you can fish with confidence, knowing safety is our #1 concern.
When booking a fishing trip, always ask if the water you are fishing is the home waters of the guide company that you will be booking with.
Target Fish Species
Rainbow trout are the main species we target. The Columbia is teeming with them, providing awesome action throughout the season. Whether they're sipping dry flies from the surface or cruising deep within the fast moving currents, we have the flies, locations and knowledge to hook into these beautiful fish.
If you haven't tried fly fishing for Walleye, you should. It's a lot of fun and can be more productive than spin fishing with the jig. We use special patterns and heavy lines on 8 wt. rods to target these great eating fish. The Columbia River near Castlegar produces many Walleye over 8 pounds and the limit here is currently 16 fish per person, per day - any size. You will be guided to the most productive hole via a Walleye tournament style Lund boat, equipped with a 130HP motor to get you up and down the river to the best holes. Walleye fishing on the fly is a great add-on to your trip.
Flies by the Guide
The original Dwayne D’Andrea Carpet Caddis - Often copied but never perfected. This pattern, developed by Dwayne, is a must-have when fishing the Columbia during the dry fly season.
This fly can be purchased before your trip for $2/fly.
Fish with Confidence
"Mountain Valley Sports Fishing and Tours meets or exceed all safety standards, so our clients can focus on what is important... the fishing!"
Book Early - Spots Are Filling Up Fast
2 People - 5 Hour Drift
$380.00 + tax (total)
($190 per person)
Available only in July and early August, this trip tests your skills against the hungry, aggressive trophy rainbows who feast on the intense caddis hatches during the late afternoon and evening, during these summer months.
5 hours is all you'll need to get into some of the best rainbow trout dry fly action available anywhere in the world, making this trip an exceptional value.
Availability is limited so we strongly recommend booking this trip as early as possible.
2 People - 8 Hour Drift
$600.00 + tax (total)
($300 per person)
Experience world-class fishing on the "Mighty" Columbia River with one of our experienced guides, from the safety of a Hyde Drift Boat. This 8 hour float is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
Because this trip is available year-round, fishing styles and techniques will vary based on the season and river conditions. Our experienced guides have the knowledge and expertise to ensure you're fishing the best possible spots with the best possible gear.
3 People - 8 Hour Drift
$750.00 + tax (total)
($250 per person)
Did you know the stretch of the Columbia River we fish is packed with Walleye? It is, and because this species is invasive to our waters, the daily limit to keep walleye is unusually high, making it possible to fill your freezer in just a few hours. These fish can be caught using traditional gear/tackle, and on the fly, providing excellent action for any angler.
Due to river conditions, this trip is only available April, August, September and October.
Kootenay Lake Fix
2 People - 4 Hour Drift
$380.00 + tax (total)
($190 per person)
Get your fly fishing fix with this amazing trip. The west arm of Kootenay Lake has spectacular fishing for Rainbow and Bull Trout, and is perfect for beginners and experts alike.
Experience a different kind of drifting as you meander west, in the slower flowing waters of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. If Bull Trout are your thing, this package is perfect for you, as this section of the lake has excellent Bull Trout fishing.
This trip is available year-round.
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As Seen on TV
Owner Dwayne D'Andrea has appeared numerous times as a guide/guest on the television program
"Sport Fishing on the Fly".
He has also appeared as a guide/guest on the television series
"The New Fly Fisher".