Sturgeon fishing holidays on the Fraser River have risen in popularity over the years. This is due to the complex characteristics of the fish and the spectacular destination that comes with them. These giant dinosaurs, also known as the White Sturgeon, attract many anglers from across the globe. It comes as no surprise that anglers tend to return year after year to try and beat their personal best. With Sturgeon averaging between 75–200lbs now being the norm, this is an action-packed wilderness adventure not to be missed.
Like all our Sturgeon fishing holidays, everything has been carefully put together for you. Including flights, airport transfers, accommodation, and some of the best guides in Chilliwack. On top of this, all fishing tackle and bait are included. You will have a guide per boat, and these guides have been fishing the River Fraser for many years. They will take you to their hotspots and pass on their vast amount of knowledge.
With its year-round action, any travelling angler can expect a full-on, exciting trip. As Sturgeon fishing holidays go, this is one-of-a-kind, and when you combine this with guides who have exceptional knowledge, you will be in a fishing paradise. This part of Canada is world-famous for its fishing and its massive run of the White Sturgeon. Make sure to visit our YouTube channel to see our latest freshwater sturgeon fishing videos.
It’s not just the number that is present, it’s the size that attracts anglers from around the world as these prehistoric beasts grow very large and fight very hard. The fishing takes place from a town called Chilliwack which is the perfect base for your adventure and with it only being a short 40-minute drive from Vancouver.
Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing
The style used when Sturgeon fishing is arm aching, some fights can last over 4 hours. Especially when hooked up to a 10ft plus fish. But the ache is worth it when you see a Sturgeon giving an aerial display as they begin to battle. On average, Fraser River Sturgeon tend to be 75–200lbs. Still, each week there is always a couple of extraordinary fish caught, and these special ones are what keeps anglers coming back to the Fraser River for their Sturgeon fishing holidays.
The primary method of fishing is with a zip slider lead of a couple of pounds and a long hook length leading down to your bait. Bait varies throughout the year and will always depend on what bait is running the river at your chosen time. The bait and lead are then cast behind the boat, and the rods are then placed in rod holders on the boat. You will then sit back while watching the tip of the rod, but keep your eyes peeled as some bites are very twitchy and the tip may tremble a couple of times, but more times than not the rod will hoop over, and the battle will commence. The rods and reels you will be using are mainly uptide rods with high-quality multipliers.
Each day your guide will pick you up from the designated area outside of your hotel, this will be discussed with you when you arrive, they will then take you down to the jetty where your state of the art jet boat will be waiting to take you out for your full days fishing. The jet boats you will be fishing from are 21–24 ft aluminium boats powered by 300hp inboard V8 engines.
All boats are equipped with a full top, complete with side windows and back-drop curtains, as well as heaters. Every boat is professionally outfitted with all the fishing equipment you will need to enjoy fishing the river. Most importantly, your boat is operated by a safe, conscientious, and professional fishing guide.
The guides here are a hand-picked crew that reflects the positive attributes required to be working in this industry. They have a passion for Sturgeon fishing and know the Fraser River better than anyone. They have a passion and desire to succeed in meeting and exceeding your expectations, a great sense of humour and an amiable persona.
Chilliwack is a vibrant town, rich in history, tons of outdoor adventures, so why not make a family fishing holiday out of your fishing adventure. We can organise numerous hikes, spend an afternoon golfing, walking around the various shops and museums.
If you have any questions regarding our Fraser River Sturgeon fishing holidays, please feel free to contact our experienced team. Our team will be happy to help with any queries you have. Alternatively, here you can view all our freshwater fishing destinations in Canada and request a free brochure.