Vancouver Fishing November Report


Well Fall 2018 has had some highlights and some lowlights, some great fishing and some slow fishing. Overall it’s been good, but some heavy rains in October played a bit of havoc on our Fall salmon fishing. November can be an interesting month for fishing in Vancouver, so very good options, open availability, no crowds and some cool fishing, if you don’t mind a bit of cold weather!

Vancouver Fly Fishing Report November 2018

The first two weeks of November has been our best for Fall salmon fishing near Vancouver. Our trips on the Squamish River were much slower than average through October, but November has spruced right up with solid fishing for chum and coho salmon on the lower and upper sections of river. 

It was too bad October was slow, as we had a ton of trips booked, and although there were some good days of fly fishing, overall it wasn’t our greatest Fall season. November fly fishing has been really good though, decent numbers of chum and coho salmon in local rivers and we’re moving into our winter trout season. 

Later in November and certainly in December, we’ll start fishing egg and flesh patterns for resident bull trout in our coastal rivers. This provides some of the best trout fishing of the year, as our resident bullies are feeding on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs.  November and December availability for our Vancouver fly fishing trips is open, so have a look at our Vancouver fly fishing trips page for more info and if you’d like to book a trip please email the office or call toll-free 1-877-902-3393 to book.

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report November 2018

Not much to report on the Vancouver salmon fishing front, a few winter chinook (king) salmon in Howe Sound, very hit or miss though. November is generally the slowest month for our Vancouver salmon fishing charters, better off to wait until December and January if you’re looking for a more productive trip, targeting winter chinook salmon.

There will be some Winter specials this year and remember, our winter Vancouver salmon fishing trips include dropping crab and prawn traps if conditions are suitable!

If you’re interested in a Vancouver salmon fishing charter with us.  Email Greg & Yos at or call toll-free 1-877-902-3393 to book your Vancouver salmon charter.


Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Report November 2018

Well if you’re looking for a great trip, and don’t mind braving a little of the cold, our Fraser River sturgeon fishing trips are on fire at the moment. November, historically has been one of the best months for sturgeon fishing here in British Columbia, with the crowds gone and fish fattening up before winter.

So far we’ve had incredible sturgeon fishing through the first two weeks of November and that will only continue into the last two weeks of the month. It is a little chilly, but boats are heated and dressing warmly for the day will ensure you have a comfortable day, battling these giant Fraser River sturgeon.

We have some very good availability throughout November, so if you’re looking for a great Vancouver fishing trip in November, have a look at our Fraser River sturgeon trip page, email us at or give us a call toll-free in North America 1-877-902-3393.


About the Author

Yos Gladstone is the owner operator of Chromer Sport Fishing, a guiding company and booking agency based in British Columbia, Canada. A full-time salmon & steelhead guide, Yos spends 200+ days a year on the water fishing, guiding and hosting trips.

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