Vancouver fishing report June 2018


June and May have been awesome so far on the Vancouver fishing scene, all our trips have enjoyed really good fishing, both freshwater and saltwater with ocean and river conditions being better than ever for this time of year, which always is good, making our guide life easy!

Vancouver Fly Fishing Report June 2018

June is usually when we’re really limited in our Vancouver fly fishing options, because of high river levels, due to melting snowpack in the higher elevations. This year our big blowout on the rivers was in early May and the rivers really seemed to level out earlier than we expected. Might have been because the majority of the snow was melted quickly due to the high temperatures in May. June for the most part has give us very good conditions, with nice water clarity and some really good river fishing, better than usual for May!

For the rest of June and into July our focus will be fishing some of the smaller tributaries in the Squamish River valley, including the Cheakamus and Ashlu rivers. These are two beautiful wild rivers that offer opportunities at bull trout and rainbow trout in the early summer season. Swinging streamers and nymphs is still the program, maybe some dry fly fishing as we move into July.  We’ve also had some great success with our Vancouver beach fly fishing trips, getting cutthroat trout on a regular basis and even the odd coho (silver) salmon starting to show up!  Our Vancouver fly fishing trips in June and July are getting pretty busy, so if you’re looking for a trip please email the office or call toll-free 1-877-902-3393 to book.

Salmon Fishing Vancouver June 2018

Salmon fishing in Vancouver has been absolutely lights out this Spring, and June has been no exception! As we move into the summer salmon fishery here, we’ve seen no signs of it slowing down, our Vancouver salmon charters in June have seen a lot of success for chinook (king) salmon in the 10-15 pound range with many full-days seeing 10-20 nice fish to the boat!  

Full-day trips are the way to go at this point, this will give you the opportunity to fish the southern Gulf Islands and productive areas like Thrasher Rock. The half-day charters haven’t been quite as active, but still seeing fish local.  

As we move into the summer Vancouver salmon fishing season we offer two different salmon charters from Vancouver; a half-day 5 hour trip and a full-day 10 hour trip. July and August are getting very very busy, so not a bad idea to contact us if you’d like to plan a trip.  We still do have some good availability for a Vancouver salmon fishing charter through the summer months.  Email Greg & Yos at or call toll-free 1-877-902-3393 to book your Vancouver salmon charter.


Vancouver Sturgeon Fishing Report May 2018

The Fraser River has been pretty big through May and June but is now on the drop and sturgeon fishing is getting better by each passing day. We had quite a few clients fish with us through the high water season and our guides did an incredible job, not a trip without at least 3 or 4 fish!

Sturgeon fishing is a great way to experience fishing in British Columbia and unique experience to our part of the world. We have available Fraser River sturgeon fishing dates throughout the summer, come and see what this fishery is all about, with the biggest freshwater gamefish in North America!

If you’d like to book a Fraser River sturgeon trip with us, 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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