PINK SALMON FISHING

GUIDED TRIPS & FISHING TIPS FOR PINK SALMON

Looking for a pink salmon fishing trip or maybe just some tips on doing it yourself? On this page we’ll give you a rundown of pink salmon fishing near Vancouver and the different trips we offer. We offer a variety of guided fly fishing trips in Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler and look forward to welcoming you to our home waters.

Pink Salmon Fishing Squamish River
Pink Salmon fishing on the Squamish River.

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Within an hour of Vancouver!

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Pink Salmon Fishing Squamish

GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIPS

FOR PINK SALMON IN SQUAMISH BC

If you’re looking for a guided fly fishing trip for pink salmon this summer then look no further, we have you covered. We offer full-day and half-day guided fishing trips on the Squamish River. With a 20 year history guiding on the Squamish River system, our team will make sure you have a fun and safe day. You can visit our main Vancouver fly fishing page for more info on who we are and what we offer.

Opt to meet us in Squamish, that will maximize your day of fishing, or request transportation from either Vancouver or Whistler. Transportation services are offered at no extra charge.  Half-day trips are 4.5 hours and full-day trips are 8 hours. Our guided drift trips are generally 9-10 hours.  We’ll have everything ready for your arrival, including high quality wading gear and fly fishing equipment, making for a super easy day on the river.
Prime time for pink salmon fishing is anytime from late July to mid September. This is when we have the biggest runs of salmon in the Squamish River system. This is also a busy time for our trips, so not a bad idea to plan early and book your trip if you have specific dates in mind.
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Fishing for Pink Salmon in BC
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WHERE CAN I GO FISHING FOR PINK SALMON?

There are several rivers close to Vancouver that have runs of pink salmon. They include the Fraser River, Vedder River, Pitt River, Indian River and Squamish River.

CAN YOU KEEP SALMON TO EAT?

It depends on which river you are fishing. Always check the BC Freshwater Fishing Synopsis before heading out.

WHAT TACKLE DO I NEED FOR PINK FISHING?

If you come fishing with us on a guided trip we include all fishing gear, included waders, boots, rods and reels. If you're going fishing alone we've included some pink salmon tackle tips below.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CATCH PINK SALMON?

Pink salmon are odd-year fish, meaning they generally come into rivers on odd years (2021, 2023, etc). The time for fishing is from mid July to mid September, this is when pink fishing is at its prime.

WHERE CAN I BUY A BC FISHING LICENSE?

You can buy a freshwater fishing license online or at local Vancouver fishing stores.

HOW DO I BOOK A TRIP?

Booking a trip is easy. Use any of the inquiry forms and include your preferred fishing date. We'll book you in, sending you all your trip info including good things to bring. You can pay securely online.

Pink Salmon Fishing BC

PINK SALMON FISHING TIPS!

FROM GUIDES WHO CAN CATCH ‘EM

Pink salmon fishing isn’t too tricky to figure out but here are a few tips and tricks we use when pink fishing here in British Columbia..

Pink salmon like eating pink things. Hot pink flies are what we use when fly fishing pinks. Make sure your fly isn’t too big, big flies can scare fish.

 

If you’re fishing lures, a small pink spinner or pink crocodile spoon are most effective.

 

Pinks like slower to medium flow sections of river, usually 2-6 feet deep.

 

Be patient, with all river fishing the salmon come in waves. If you don’t see fish rolling they’re more than likely not in that section of river, but could be coming!

 

Handle fish with care and caution. Release fish unharmed and keep them wet. Don’t pull them onto the rocks or sand.

Hopefully those are a few quick tips that will help you if you’re headed our river fishing. For more detailed info you can check out an blog post we wrote on BC pink salmon fishing on our Chromer Sport Fishing website.

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FISH WITH VANCOUVER’S BEST FLYFISHING GUIDES

Contact the pro team at Chromer Sport Fishing about a Vancouver fly fishing trip. We’ll send you more info, pricing and availability.

You can also call us toll free 1-877-902-3933 or email us at chromersportfishing@gmail.com.

If you know what date(s) you'd like to fish let us know, we can give you our most up-to-date availability.