Where is the best summer fishing in Vancouver? Our summer fishing report breaks down each month and gives you tips on how to make the most of your BC summer fishing trip! There are plenty of cool options for fishing in Vancouver and the general fishing report is solid on all fronts, especially good on our Vancouver salmon fishing charters and sturgeon fishing tours of the Fraser River.  Below you’ll find detailed Vancouver fishing reports for June, July and August. For a weekly report you can visit our BC fishing blog or use our quick and easy contact form to send us an inquiry.

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June is a pretty interesting month on the local fishing scene, it’s a hard time to have any consistency with a fish report as conditions vary drastically based on weather and temperatures. You can expect the highest water of the year on local rivers in June, making for difficult, and sometimes impossible, fishing access on the streams and rivers of BC’s south coast. This is due to the warmer temperatures and higher freezing levels allowing for the accumulated Winter snow to melt. If you’re really wanting to go fly fishing in June there is some fun beach fishing for cutthroat trout close to Vancouver. There is also some good lake fishing in Whistler, BC. The best report we can give you is for June salmon fishing on the ocean, overall a super good time for some action packed saltwater fishing!

  • Good month for saltwater fishing for bigger chinook salmon.
  • River conditions are generally poor due to high runoffs.
  • Some good lake fishing around Whistler British Columbia.
  • Sturgeon fishing conditions are settling and fishing is picking up.
Summer Fly Fishing near Vancouver BC



July is a wonderful month weather wise throughout British Columbia and offers a variety of different freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities. River conditions are getting better by the day and ocean conditions are some of the best of the year. Trout fishing on local rivers is best on dry flies or small nymphs. The Ashlu, Mamquam and Cheakamus rivers are all local favourites in July. On odd years (2023, 2025, etc) there is the first push of Pink Salmon into the rivers near Vancouver. Hit up the Harrison or Squamish River for the best Pink Salmon fishing, which starts by mid July. You can count on saltwater salmon fishing to be consistent throughout the month of July. There is a variety of salmon species in local waters, including Sockeye, Pink, Coho and Chinook salmon. Ocean conditions are nice, an easy time for any age or ability level to get out for a fishing charter. July will also be one of the overall most consistent months for sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. If you are interested in some July dates it is advised to inquiry early as we are usually at 100% capacity in July and August.

  • More species & numbers of Pacific Salmon in local waters.
  • The Squamish River gets the first push of Pink Salmon.
  • The Fraser River is in great shape for sturgeon trips.
  • Busy month for us, book your trip early!
vancouver salmon fishing



The saltwater fishing report for salmon is expect some of the best fishing of the year in August. Rods are moving, fish are biting and there is a fun variety of salmon species in local waters, include Chinook, Coho and Pink salmon. The best river fishing in August is on the Squamish River and some smaller local tributaries. There are all wild rivers north of Vancouver and on odd years there are healthy runs of Pink Salmon that offer fantastic fishing. On even years (2020, 2022, etc) there are no Pink Salmon returning, so fly fishing for trout is the main focus. Below we talk more about August fly fishing and give you more details on Fraser River sturgeon fishing. Trout fishing is best on some of the smaller streams around Vancouver. To the east of the city the Harrison River offers some good cutthroat fishing while the Skagit River is a local favourite for dry fly rainbow trout fishing in August. Sturgeon fishing is prime in August, with excellent sturgeon fishing to be had at our Chilliwack & Remote Canyon locations.

  • Great saltwater salmon fishing action near Vancouver.
  • Hit up local rivers for bull trout and Pink Salmon.
  • Fraser River sturgeon fishing is awesome in August!
  • Busier than July, good idea to plan your trip early.

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