Father & son team catch giant fish in BC!

2015-07-30 14:31:48
Fraser Valley, British Columbia - Freshwater Fishing Report
Fraser river
Brian McKinlay

Our first day fishing was a Fraser river Sturgeon fishing adventure out of Mission, British Columbia. We started our 6 hour White Sturgeon trip at 10am to coincide with the right tidal effect on the river. It paid off. I found a spot that has produced some big fish over the years and dropped anchor. A few minutes later both rods were sitting in the rod holders and waiting for action. We sat down, started to chat about fishing and the father's son hollered we're getting a bite! I instructed dad to grab that rod and set the hook. He was into a beast. Line was screaming off the reel very fast and I had to act quick to get the boat off the anchor and go chase this monster. When big fish start running you don't have much time to react. They can spool 300 yards of line in 30 seconds. We were in pursuit after we were free to drift downstream with our fish.

We got a excellent view of the giant Sturgeon shortly after when it surged out of the river to expose it's massive body. Over the course of the 1 hour battle we saw it breach 5 times! Dad's arms were ready to pop by the time he was half way through the fight but he held on. Near the end of the battle he let his boy help him reel the fish in. Dad held the rod and son cranked the handle for about a minute.

60 minutes later and we were on a sand bar and pulling the fish into the shallows where it would be photographed, measured and safely released to continue it's life.

This Fraser White Sturgeon measured in at 104 inches or 8 feet - 8 inches. On the Sturgeon weight conversion chart that equates to over 350 lbs with a average girth. This fish had a fat belly on it so I predicted 380 lbs. Either way that's a beautiful fish!

Columbian anglers are preparing to travel here next year! We'll be ready.

Brian Mack

Fish Species: White Sturgeon, Sturgeon
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Fish of a lifetime for Father - son team
Fish of a lifetime for Father - son team

Brian McKinlay

About The Author: Captain Brian McKinlay

Company: Silversides Fishing Adventures

Area Reporting: Vancouver and Fraser River valley

Bio: Silversides Fishing Adventures(since 1996). Our fishing guide service provides reliability and professionalism. We takes great pride in our abilities and passion for true sport fishing, while offering our guests friendly professional service whether its a half day trip or one of our custom BC fishing packages on the Fraser river! Silversides guides for all 5 pacific salmon and monster Sturgeon on the famous Fraser river and it\'s many tributaries. Our guided fly fishing trips for Salmon, Trout and Steelhead are recognized as the premier fly guide service in our area. Jet boat charters or walk and wade. Located in Mission and Vancouver. We know guiding and fishing - you can fish with confidence!

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