Big Game Sturgeon fishing heats up!

2014-05-02 18:10:59
Fraser Valley, British Columbia - Freshwater Fishing Report
Fraser river @ Mission-Chilliwack area
Brian McKinlay

Sturgeon fishing trips on the Fraser river are producing some excellent results over the past 2 weeks as water temps are on the rise and fish are aggressively feeding and on the move. We have been fishing in the productive Mission area also known as the 'Sturgeon Capital of North America'. Lots of big fish are caught here each year including mammoth fish up to 1,000 lbs.

At this time of year the fish start to get really active and dish out a severe fight, combining jumps and forceful long runs up to 300 yds which often requires us to 'chase' the fish down river or up.

Our last trip saw 2 guys fight about 8 fish and the biggest was about 8 feet but unfortunately that fish found a underwater stump and wrapped the mainline around it. But they still got 2 bigger fish in the 5-1/2 foot range.

Sturgeon fishing is amazing through the spring-summer-fall time and well worth the trip here. Great Salmon fishing will also be experienced this year from late July to late November including a massive Sockeye run that is estimated to be 30-40 million fish!

Captain Brian Mack

Fish Species: White Sturgeon
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a double header April 24
a double header April 24

happy guys with a 5.5 Fraser Sturgeon
happy guys with a 5.5 Fraser Sturgeon

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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