Fishing Report January 18, 2019

Fishing reports for Vancouver - Fraser River - Vedder River - Squamish River - Harrison River

some urgent news first !!

The Heart of the Fraser is in peril

This precious stretch of the river between Mission and Hope, less than two hours drive from Vancouver, provides prime spawning habitat for salmon and white sturgeon and serves as a nursery for millions of baby salmon every year. Two large islands in the Heart of the Fraser are under imminent threat. Herrling and Carey Islands not only provide a large amount of vital fish habitat but are an important area for fishing and outdoor recreation.

Developers have applied to build bridges to these islands which, if approved, would lead to the destruction of critical fish habitat for agriculture or subdivisions. This could also increase flood risk in the surrounding communities. These bridges must not be approved!



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Salmon Fishing Outlook for 2019

» The next Salmon fishing opportunity will start July 10 on the Squamish River for Pink salmon. This is a Incredible fishery!!
This is a perfect fly fishing venue with eye candy scenery. Hotel pickup from Vancouver or Whistler is available year round for this river.

Visit our Salmon fishing page or Fly Fishing page to reserve your trip.

Sturgeon Fishing

» Sturgeon fishing is still very good due to above average temperatures this Winter. Recent charters have produced very well with fish up to 7 feet !!

Our Sturgeon charters are highly popular and also very productive. Sturgeon success rates are over 99.5% year round !

» Book Now for our Winter/Spring Sturgeon Deal – the action is great !!
Dates are limited, please book soon to avoid missing out.

Multi day packages with lodging are always available!

Sturgeon Best Times

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Fraser River
Sturgeon Fishing Report

Our Sturgeon fishing charters are producing great results over the past 2 weeks. The mild El Nino winter is working in our favour for this fishery. Book for our Spring Sturgeon Special which is running from January 1 to April 30.

See our Instagram feed for photos from the entire season.

We are always well stocked with the right bait that will get you the fish of your life.

Book for 2019 Now
Booking your charter or multi day Sturgeon package well in advance is strongly recommended as we are very busy!

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Vedder River
Steelhead Report

Steelhead fishing on the Vedder-Chilliwack River is in full swing now with decent reports of fish for those who cover water. Our guides are getting fish.

Visit Steelhead Fishing Page.

If you are having a tough time finding fish you might need some in depth coaching from one of our pro’s. It’s a great investment and will save you time and money.

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Fly Fishing Report

Steelhead on the fly should pick up around mid February on local rivers.

The Squamish River offers good fly fishing for Bull Trout starting in March when the Salmon fry start moving.

» 2019 offers a big Pink salmon run from July 10 to late August !

» Don’t miss the Upper Pitt River flyfishing action from mid May to early July, trips are limited for this jet boat access only gem. For details click Here.

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Fraser River Valley
Salmon Fishing Report

Fraser River Valley Salmon Fishing is done for the year. So we look forward to Fall 2019!

Fall Salmon: Make sure you book early to get in on the intense Salmon fishing action for Chums and Coho starting in mid September. This will go well into November.

» Prime Salmon fishing happens from mid September to early November for Coho, Chinook and Chum. These dates always sell out.

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Saltwater Fishing Report

Salmon fishing opportunities exist almost year round in the salt water. Call Warren at First Fish Charters for all saltwater bookings.

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Interior Lakes
Fly Fishing Report

A very good option for May – June. We do provide single day trips or multi day fly fishing packages to some very productive lakes just 3 hrs from Vancouver. If you go without a guide be well stocked with midges in all colors in sizes 8 to 16. Other flies to keep in your box include Damsels, Dragons, May flies, micro leeches, bead head wooly buggers in black, green, brown and maroon.

» We offer fly fishing lessons for Rainbow trout too. Our experience will give you the edge!

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Please contact us to get answers on your BC fishing adventure or trip planning. We reply same day, usually within the hour.

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