June 20, 2020 Fishing Report

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

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It’s fly fishing time for Rainbow trout on our BC interior lakes!

Fraser river sturgeon fishing report

Fraser River @ Mission BC
Sturgeon Report

Our Sturgeon fishing charters resumed on June 7. There is a health & safety protocol in place as directed by our health authorities. You can find out by visiting our Covid Policy page.


The Fraser is now slowly dropping after another surge of high water brought on by  rain and more rain upcountry. As it drops over the week we will see some good fishing. Charters that went out over the past week saw about 6 fish hooked per boat and a few very big ones were hooked. June does offer opportunity to hook into some rather large White Sturgeon upwards of 1,000 lbs or 500 kg.


The Fraser River watershed has a lot of snow pack this year! Expect high dirty water for the month of June. This will make fishing more challenging during this time as plenty of debris is flowing downstream. This snow melt period is also known as freshet. Timing your fishing with those slight drops in water level is key for success. We got loads of good bait to help our clients hook up with their quarry.

Freshet will be over usually around late June or early July. As usual fishing gets really good by then.

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.

>> We have added a 5 hr charter. See our Sturgeon page for all trips and rates.

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New 5 hr Sturgeon charter >>


Our 5 hour Sturgeon Charter is plenty of time to hook up with some dinosaurs if you have limited time and want to save a few dollars.

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5hr Sturgeon Deal

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Includes all premium Big Game tackle & waders.

Trips depart from Mission, BC – World Sturgeon Capital.

2 persons $495
3 persons $545
4 persons $595

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Fly Fishing Report

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. We can also provide multi day trips here with lodging in some nice cabins.

Squamish River:

The Squamish River is now in freshet and so we’ll have to wait until the fall when the Salmon arrive in very late September. This river is a good choice from Oct 1 to late November for Coho and Chum salmon.

Vedder-Chilliwack River:

Steelhead is done for the season here.

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» Fraser River Valley Salmon fly fishing is good from October 7 to mid November for 2020.

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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 done now for the season. There is some opps for summer run Steelhead if you’re in shape to hike in to some secret spots we know. This occurs in July- August.

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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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fraser river valley salmon report

Fraser River Valley
Salmon Fishing Report

Fraser River Valley Coho & Chinook Salmon Fishing will start early to mid September 2020.

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

The parent generation of the 2020 Chum run was HUGE so we are hopeful for some amazing action from October 10 to November 15!

» 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 surrounding Vancouver BC. 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 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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