January 7, 2021 Fishing Report

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


Your rights to selectively fish for healthy salmon runs on the fraser river are being quickly removed by dfo!

Along with 70 other anglers and guides we took part in the September 9 demonstration fishery in Chilliwack on the banks of the Fraser River. Charges were laid so we’re going to court! With the aid of the Fraser Valley Salmon Society and other supportive groups we are raising funds via GOFUNDME. Funds raised will be paying for legal costs to challenge DFO’s reckless attitude towards the sustainable salmon fishing opportunities for recreational anglers, tourists and guides. DFO has refused to acknowledge the science and the economic impact that their reckless decisions have on us.


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One of several sturgeon caught and released on january 6

Fraser river sturgeon fishing report

Fraser River @ Mission BC
Sturgeon Fishing Report

Our Sturgeon fishing charters are completely open. Rely on our 20 plus years of experience.


Sturgeon fishing is still quite good due to the mild wet weather this January. Our January 6 charter resulted in 10 fish being brought to the boat in 4 hrs. 2 of them were in the 6 – 7 foot range. Double digit days are quite common when we get this type of weather patterns in January. If you want to ring in the New Year by having some fun on the river book now.

Q: Do Sturgeon care if it’s raining or cooler weather? NO. They love it!

2021 dates are already selling. Want to know some key times for the big ones? Read: Sturgeon Fishing Best Times on the Fraser River.

We got loads of top baits to help our clients hook up with their quarry.


The Fraser River is  in excellent shape for Sturgeon fishing.

Be safe out there!

Don’t anchor up in the debris lanes or tugboat lanes. Tug boats have the legal right of way whenever they are towing. Violating this right of way could cost you your life. Always keep a watchful eye on trees coming down river.

Read our >> Fraser River Boating Safety Article <<

>>See our Sturgeon page for all trips and rates.

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High octane sturgeon action

fraser river valley salmon report

Fraser River Valley
Salmon Fishing Report

Fraser River Valley Coho & Chum Salmon Fishing will be a great option from early October to November 10.

Fall Salmon: Make sure you book early to get in on the great Salmon fishing action that goes until early November. These trips require the use of our jet boats to access the prime spots.

Chum Salmon fishing is extremely good right now! Success rates are 100%. The parent generation of the 2020 Chum run was HUGE so we are seeing another great return!

Coho Salmon fishing is also producing some fine results!

» Dates always sell out in advance so make sure to contact us ASAP.

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vancouver fly fishing report

Fly Fishing Report

Squamish River:

The Squamish River will offer some great fly fishing for Bull Trout starting in March and going through until late April. It’s walk n wade or drift using the raft.

Upper Pitt River:

The Upper Pitt will be a great option once we hit later May and continues through until early July. This river is accessed only by jet boat or helicopter and thus offers a very quiet setting with awesome scenery and flyfishing for sea run Dolly Varden that go over 10 lbs.

Lake Fly Fishing for Rainbow’s:

May & June offer fantastic results on several lakes we guide on in BC’s interior region. We have spent a lot of time on a few lakes near Merritt with amazing results for Rainbow’s in the 18 – 24 inch range. It’s a 3 hr drive from Vancouver but if you love still water it’s totally worth it on these wilderness lakes. Scenery is extremely nice. We can also provide multi day trips here with lodging in some nice cabins.

Vedder-Chilliwack River:

Steelhead season is just starting here. The best fly fishing happens here in March – April. Gear fishers dominate this river mostly but we do get the odd one on the fly.

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Steelhead fishing report

Vedder-Chilliwack River
Steelhead Report

Steelhead fishing on the Vedder-Chilliwack River is available Dec 15 – April 30. Peak times are Feb 7 to April 7.

Winter Steelhead are being caught recently. Some rather nice ones too. Be prepared to cover lots of water.

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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vancouver salt water report

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Saltwater Fishing Report

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


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interior lakes fly fishing report

Interior Lakes
Fly Fishing Report

A very good option for May – June. We have spent about 2 weeks on these lakes this May and were blown away by some very impressive fly fishing for Rainbow Trout in the 18 to 24 inch range. A load of fun on 4 & 5 weight fly rods! Chironomids in sizes 10 – 16 are the mainstay. Use chromies in various colours. But when they aren’t biting chromies try dull dark colours.

For all the best chironomid fly patterns visit FLYGUYS.NET

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 colours 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!

Call Brian at 1-604-864-5445 to inquire about a lake fly fishing trip.

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