Another Super Year for Sturgeon Fishing!
Here we are again almost at season’s end for Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River, British Columbia. It’s November 20th and time for reflection on the 2017 Sturgeon fishing season and preparation for 2018! There’s always a bitter sweet feeling at the end of the year. Our guides including myself have worked for months straight with little or no time off so having some down time is most welcome. Being away from the river and nature we will miss. It’s why we love being guides. Meeting new and old friends on our charters is also a key element in our passion.
Sturgeon Fishing Recap for the 2017 Season:
Let the photos do most of the talking here. All of our White Sturgeon were caught on the Fraser River in the area just downstream of Chilliwack and as far down as Maple Ridge. Mission is our headquarters and puts us in the middle of the best spots to target lots of Big Sturgeon. This is the most productive water on the entire Fraser River. Being in the best area and having a dedicated Sturgeon guides team with knowledge beyond absurd has allowed our charters to have a success rate of 99.9%. Expect a ‘Better Sport Fishing Experience’.
FYI: All Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River is catch and release! Sturgeon are handled with extreme care according to the Guidelines for Angling White Sturgeon in BC. You can also watch the Sturgeon Best Practices Video.
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March Sturgeon fishing:
Plenty of Sturgeon action was had in March 2017. To see way more of our Sturgeon catches please subscribe to our Instagram feed.
April Sturgeon Fishing:
April Sturgeon fishing is often described as some of the best action of the year! Our guided Sturgeon trips had phenominal success in April 2017. Fish landed on 8 hour charters were routinely in the 10 – 20 range and sometimes over 25 fish! Sizes are commonly in the 3 to 6 foot range but the odd beheamoth is encountered. Sturgeon are VERY scrappy in April.
May Sturgeon Fishing:
A lot of very big Sturgeon showed up in mid to later May this year. Plus the usual 6 footers. Here’s 2 of them.
Read about the 9 foot White Sturgeon caught in May 2017 by Captain Brian Mack
June Sturgeon Fishing:
Our June Sturgeon trips this year had amazing results! June is BIG Sturgeon time but also big water time on the Fraser River. So the quantity of fish is less but the quality of fish can be truly mind boggling. Don’t worry, we know how to deal with the high water flows and get you tied into a fish of a lifetime! We routinely hook up with White Sturgeon in the 8 – 10 foot range in June.
Read our article on the Giant Sturgeon caught in June 2017
July Sturgeon Fishing:
A great month for Sturgeon fishing in the Fraser River Valley! So many big fish that dish out incredible battles. July 2017 was no exception.
Read our article on Top 5 Fraser River Sturgeon for July 2017
August Sturgeon Fishing:
We had superior bait as usual and therefore had the advantage where others struggled. August can be tough if we get into a lingering heat wave. But 2017 was pretty good. 2018 Sturgeon fishing should be epic with all the Sockeye returning to the Fraser.
September Sturgeon Fishing:
Just as we expected the Sturgeon fishing was spectacular! Big crushing White Sturgeon were eager to slam our prime bait. Big fish were hooked into on every charter. Always book well in advance for our Fall dates.
October 2017 Sturgeon Fishing:
October is always a great month for White Sturgeon fishing in the Fraser Valley. 2017 held up to it’s reputation. Bookings are heavy for October due to the incredible Chum salmon fishing that coincides.
November 2017 Sturgeon Fishing:
Here we are in November, the hidden gem month for Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River in Mission, BC. It can be cold, raining or windy but the fish are gorging up for the impending winter. It’s really easy fishing and the Chum Salmon are still plentiful.
Read about November Sturgeon Fishing 2017