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Columbia River

Species: Trout

Coordinates: 46° 14€² 39€³ N, 124° 3€² 29€³ W

Location: British Columbia

Length: 2,000 km

Why we chose it

Rainbow trout; Some of the biggest, nastiest ’bows weighing up to 15 pounds

When to fish: March and April.

Where to fish: Shallow-water runs and tailouts.

Tip: Cast large streamers on sink-tip lines.

—Don Freschi, host of Sport Fishing: On the Fly

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