Vancouver Fishing Report September 2018


September is always a good month for fishing in the local Vancouver area and this year has been proving itself to be just that. After what has been a long hot summer, the first few weeks of September have brought some rain, some cooler temperatures and all our Vancouver fishing trips have been doing well, some better than others.  Here’s the latest news on fishing in Vancouver during September.

Vancouver Fly Fishing Report September 2018

September has been a little bit hit or miss on the first two weeks for our Vancouver fly fishing trips. Before the heavy rains this past week the fishing was very good, especially on some of the smaller tributary rivers we fish. Some big rainbows and big bull trout were happy to crush flies. Since the rains, river levels have risen a bit and clarity has diminished, the Cheakamus and Squamish rivers have been clouded up with silt and not fishing that well, that should all change though as we’ve got our first fresh snow on local mountains and rivers will shape up quickly with lowering freezing levels.

There has been some reports of some chum and coho salmon in the lower Squamish River, this is great news as we’re gearing up for another Fall salmon fishing season, if there’s some early season salmon in the river, hopefully means we’ll be in for a good October.

If you’re looking for a salmon fly fishing trip, then October and November are prime dates for coho and chum salmon fishing with us.  Our Vancouver fly fishing trips in September and October are really booked, 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 September 2018

September has been a really solid month for our Vancouver salmon fishing charters, with consistent sockeye action off the mouth of the Fraser River and more chinook (king) salmon showing up closer to Vancouver, off the West Vancouver shoreline and mouth of the Capilano River.

September is generally one of the better months to target bigger salmon near Vancouver, the Capilano River run of chinooks can get into the high 20 range, even some tyee salmon, over 30 pounds being caught each season!

Keep in mind if you’re looking for a Vancouver salmon fishing trip, this is the month to do it, as we move into October, saltwater fishing will slow down considerably.

We still do have some availability for the rest of September 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.


Vancouver Sturgeon Fishing Report September 2018

September has definitely been a solid month on the Vancouver sturgeon fishing season with our trips out of Chilliwack and the Remote Canyon trips both seeing solid action and some big fish on our Remote Canyon trips.

With the abundant Fraser River sockeye return of 2018 sturgeon fishing has been a bit tougher here in September, fish are full, feeding on a large food source.  That doesn’t mean we’re not getting some big fish though, the Remote Canyon trips with guide Kevin Estrada have pumped out some monsters in September and will only get better as we move into October.

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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