BC salmon fishing for sport is great fun for every age and is available year-round, though with huge runs coming through our surrounding rivers, it is a way of life here during the Fall. Every year millions of Pacific salmon, including those listed below, return to the Fraser River and its tributaries from the Pacific Ocean. Whether you want to catch and release on the fly, or take home a tasty meal after a day on the water, rest assured you will go home happy.
(Spring – King – salmon)
The largest of the salmon species, Chinook can grow to over 60 lbs. Famous for their great energy reserves, and as strong fighters, they can spool 200 yards of 30 lb. line before you know it. Sizes range from 15 to 60 pounds averaging 25.
Prime times are June to October.
Coho Salmon fishing in B.C. is a sportsman's dream; if it is a challenge you want this is an excellent sport fish. These smaller systems allow the use of very light tackle or fly equipment.
Prime times are September to December.
So plentiful in BC during the Fall local anglers find Chum salmon a nuisance during their challenge of angling species such as coho. Chum range up to 20 lbs and are terrific fighters, especially on the fly.
Prime times are October to December.
Running only on odd years pinks are aggressive biters. They can be readily taken on the fly or other methods. They average between 3 to 5 lbs.
Prime times are September to October.
The most plentiful of the Pacific BC Salmon – literally millions of these acrobatic silver bullets enter the Fraser River – sockeye are very streamlined and battle extremely well. The often spend more time in the air than in the water. Sockeye average 4 to 8 lbs and are considered ''Great Table Fare'.
Due to the nature of these fish, openings vary from year to year, with August