Both salmon and sturgeon fishing has been good this week with most guests taking home limits of sockeye and the occasional Chinook. Sturgeon fishing has also been productive with some very nice sturgeon being landed each day. See below for detailed report.
Fraser River Sturgeon
Sturgeon fishing has been fair to good this past week with quite a few fish over 8ft landed, our biggest fish this week was 9ft 2 and we landed a few over 8ft as well. Most of our fish are being caught on sockeye baits such as eggs, belly strips and gills, a few fish on lamprey eel as well. Most of our trips are heading out early morning to catch sockeye switching to sturgeon in late morning or early afternoon.
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Fraser River Salmon Fishing
Salmon fishing has been fair to good this past week, productivity has been solely based on whether or not there has been a commercial fishery the past few days. Seems as though just as the salmon fishing gets good, the next day they announce a gillnet fishery and then fishing slows again. Although we are getting most clients into salmon, limits can be hard to come by some days.
Some Chinook are being caught on the Fraser and over the next few weeks we will start to see the fall run of Harrison and Vedder Chinook Salmon. These fish are best caught by bar fishing on the Fraser using spin n glo’s, you can also fly fish or spin fish once water clears a bit more. Over the next few weeks we will also begin seeing the fall run of Coho which should be excellent this year. Best times to target these fish are early October through to 3rd week then Chum, Coho and sturgeon to fishish off the season until late November.
Most of our Hells Gate Tours are completed for this season but we do have some available dates for private tours and full day sturgeon/whitewater adventures. If this is something you would like to try, give us a shout and we will help you put together a trip of a lifetime.
Big water for big boats, gotta love the canyon
Have a great week