It’s that time of year again when we contact our past guests and offer up some of our best available dates for both salmon and sturgeon fishing. July is one of our busiest booking months so if you were thinking about coming out this season, now is the time to book your favorite guide and pick prime dates for your next Fraser River Fishing Adventure.
The season has started off with a bang, lots of big sturgeon being caught on the Fraser, Salmon fishing has been excellent out on the ocean and our Pitt River fly fishing trips are producing some nice fish. The Fraser River is dropping fast and coming into shape, I expect that by early August we should see some prime river conditions for both salmon and sturgeon.
For those of you wanting to river fish for salmon ( sockeye) and sturgeon we are expecting a large Sockeye Run this year, unfortunately we can’t give you exact dates as to when it might open but we do know that in the past the best time to fish for sockeye and mostly likely opening time is usually between August 21-Sept 15. There are other prime opportunities for salmon that are much more predictable like September, October and early November when you can target other species of salmon such as Chinook, Coho and Chum Salmon.
As most of our clients know, September, October & November is what we consider the best of the best, you can salmon fish using many methods, fly fishing, spin fishing, bar fishing, casting spoons and plunking out of the boat. Whichever is your preferred method, we can provide an expert guide that can help you achieve your goals. Add to that the fact that you can catch monster sturgeon on the same trip and there is what you have “ a trip of a lifetime”.
The Fraser Canyon is one of those unique trips that sticks in your mind long after the trip is over. I still hear guests talking about our Fraser Canyon Adventure years later as if it happened yesterday. Many of our groups make it an annual trip with Vic and Renee as your guides. Vic has been guiding the Fraser for over 25 years and will still be running the Canyon for the 2018 season which begins next weekend. Dates are getting thin for our summer/fall season so give us a call to book. We have provided some of Vic’s available dates below.
August 1,2,27,28,31 – September 5,6,19,23-27 Our last available weekend date is Sunday Sept 23 which won’t last long after we post this report on our website.
Your trip to the Fraser Canyon includes:
- 132km round trip from Hope to Hells Gate
- Full day on the water Sturgeon Fishing
- Barbecue Lunch
- Scenic white water jet boating
- Skeet Shooting if time permits.
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Packages and Adventures
Our new website does not show pricing for 2018 but we have not changed our rates, in fact we have actually lowered our 2 person rate from $750 to $700 for an 8 hour sturgeon or salmon trip. Our Best Western and Harrison Hotel Packages are same as last season but again, our 2 person packages will be a bit less for both Best Western and HHS. We no longer offer the Above & Beyond Lodge Packages but we do have several new options for private home/lodge for larger groups from 6 to 15 people.
Last but not least, our guides have pretty much stayed the same, Tom, Thomas, Doug, Vic and Chris will all be back on the water for 2018, we have also added expert fly fishing guide and Team Canada member Mathew Dirkson to our roster. Matt is a great angler who has tremendous experience far beyond his age. Take a look at Matt’s impressive Bio https://www.guidebc.com/bc-fishing-guide-matthew-derksen/