Fraser River Salmon Fishing with Streamline Guiding
Anyone who’s ever been fishing knows there’s salmon fishing—and then there’s Fraser River salmon fishing. The adventure of hooking your very own King Salmon can be addictive, and we cater to fishing enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, from first-timers to 30-year veterans. Below find a brief rundown of the salmon fishing BC Canada has to offer and what you should plan for.
Just Another Day “Gone Fraser River Salmon Fishing”
Most any Fraser River fishing guide will tell you that there are five different species of Pacific Salmon that can be caught on the river. What they often don’t tell you is the ideal window of time to catch each one. Take a moment and look over the descriptions below and use that when deciding what the best time of year would be to schedule your Fraser River salmon fishing trip.
Fraser River Salmon Fishing: The Salmon
Chinook/King Salmon – these are the ones everyone wants to catch. They generally run in the 25-35 pound range, although during the early months before the fish have traveled very far in their migration you can catch some that are up to 60 pounds. Although any guided fishing BC has to offer could potentially include Chinooks if you’re willing to go saltwater fishing, the best time to schedule a trip targeting them would be early June to November.
Sockeye/Reds – Even though they are smaller than some of the other types of salmon with an average weight of between 4 to 8 pounds, Sockeyes are generally considered the tastiest. With thousands (and often millions) of migrating fish in the late summer months (usually between July and September), there’s probably no better place in the world to find sockeyes than on a Fraser River salmon fishing expedition.
Coho/Silvers – Fishing for Coho salmon can be a lot of fun. These guys are known for their fight and beautiful silver skin that has earned them the nickname “silversides”. They average between 5 to 12 pounds, but the larger ones can be as big as 20 pounds, so part of the thrill of catching a Coho is not knowing how big the fish on the end of the line is! A good Fraser River salmon fishing season will get you Coho salmon from September all the way to until December or even January, so don’t let the cooler weather slow you down.
Pink/Humpy – Pink salmon are sort of a well-known secret about the salmon fishing charters BC offers. That’s because every odd numbered year, the rivers in and around the Fraser River ecosystem are overrun by literally millions of pink salmon returning to their home grounds to spawn. Although there are always some pink salmon swimming in the waters around Vancouver, if you’re aiming for the peak time, plan on coming mid- to late- September, and you can expect a Fraser River salmon fishing experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Chum/Dog – Of all the salmon breeds, chum salmon (known more colloquially as tigers) are the easiest to catch. When they’re in the water, you could almost stick a net in the water and fish them out without any tackle at all. One local Fraser River fishing guide claims that a chum even took a chunk out of his waders in a particularly aggressive attack! Although these fish can be found in the waters from September to early December, the most productive time is October to early November.
Other Fish Found In Fraser River Valley
Once you’ve had your fill of Fraser River salmon fishing, it’s time to turn to some of the other incredible fish to be found in the Vancouver area, like the famous Fraser River sturgeon. No guided fishing BC tour would be complete without at least mentioning the great White Sturgeon, can be quite prolific in the warmer months of spring and summer. Sturgeon are in the water year round, however, and there’s nothing like a battle with one of these ancient fish. The average sturgeon caught in the waters around Vancouver is around six feet long, and there have been numerous documented cases of fish well over 10 feet long. It doesn’t matter whether we call it a Fraser River salmon fishing charter or a hot dog on a stick, you will enjoy the “thrill of the chase” with one of these guys on the end of your line.
Besides sturgeon, there are also steelhead, bull trout, and rainbow trout to be found in various rivers around the area, depending on what you’d like to try and catch. If it swims in the waters of British Columbia, we can usually customize a fishing charter for you to get out there and have a crack at it!
Other Locations For Salmon Fishing
The Salmon fishing charters BC offers are by no means limited to just the Fraser River. Our Fraser River salmon fishing guides are well experienced in all of the local river systems, such as the Pitt River, the Stamp River system, and of course the open sea. No matter whether you want to go trolling for salmon in the open waters of the ocean, or simply sit on a bank and do some relaxing bar fishing, it’s our business to make sure that your business is happiness. Rest assured that salmon fishing BC Canada can mean any or all of the above venues, and our knowledgeable guides will be happy to accommodate you if it is at all possible.
Customize Your Fraser River Trip
If you’re getting the feeling that our salmon fishing charters BC are highly customizable, you’re right. Only have time for a half-day trip? We offer half day trips to some of the closer fishing destinations that should still net you a fish or two you’ll be quite pleased with. Want to take the whole office out for a day of fishing? Our fleet of charter boats includes 21 to 28-footers, which can handle up to 60 people with ease. So give us a call, and we’ll find a way to make a Fraser River salmon fishing expedition work for you!
Whatever your target species of salmon is while fishing in Vancouver, we can ensure that we will put the best quality charter together for you and your group to maximize your fishing success! Our Fraser River Salmon fishing trips can be customized to suit your needs!
To book a Fraser River Salmon fishing trip with Streamline Guiding or to speak to one of our certified guides please contact us 778-389-FISH (3474) or via email at email@example.com.