There aren’t too many major cities in the world that offer unique fishing experiences 365 days a year right at their doorstep. Lucky for you (and us!) Vancouver has world class freshwater and saltwater fishing that is all 10-90 minutes from the downtown core! Whether you’re new to fishing and looking for a fun adventure or an avid angler in search of a genuine experience, our Vancouver guide services have you covered. Below is a condensed rundown of what is happening on the Vancouver fishing season during each season and you can click to see a monthly breakdown. Hope this helps with you plans to come fishing with us…

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Summertime is always a sure bet for a visit to Vancouver and if you’re looking for a fishing trip there are lots of different options. You can choose from a saltwater salmon fishing charter leaving right from downtown or a freshwater fly fishing trip for pink salmon on wild coastal rivers.  There’s also excellent sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River about 90 minutes east of Vancouver all summer long and some great options in Whistler, if you’re headed that way. Summer fishing in Vancouver is busy and we book up early, so have a look here at our detailed Vancouver fishing report of the June, July & August and see what would suit your timing the best.

Fall is one of our favourite times to fish in and around Vancouver.  September is one of the best months of the year for big chinook (king) salmon off the Vancouver shoreline and harbour, about 15 minutes from the charter boat moorage. Our fly fishing trips usually see very good fishing for migrating salmon. This year 2017 we’re expecting a big run of pink salmon on local rivers which always makes for excellent fly fishing action! Later in October and November our Vancouver fly fishing trips focus on targeting big chum and coho salmon. Sturgeon fishing in September and October is always a no-brainer option, with very consistent fishing for big fish and multiple hook ups per day. Lots of cool fishing trips to do with us in the Fall, here’s a break down of the options for Vancouver fishing in September, October & November.

Generally Winter isn’t a time many people think of going fishing in Vancouver but there definitely are some options in terms of freshwater and saltwater fishing options.  Our Vancouver salmon charters do see fishing throughout the Winter months, mind you conditions can be cold and fish on the smaller side. Most of our winter salmon fishing charters will include either dropping crab or prawn traps on your day out! Fly fishing trips are still happening through the Winter months, mainly targeting bull and rainbow trout that are busy feeding on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs.  Not much in terms of sturgeon fishing over the Winter, we like to leave them alone as water temperatures on the Fraser River drop.  If you’re skiing in Whistler, we do have a full time guide service that offers winter fishing trips in Whistler, that can be good option to mix up your holiday. For more information on Winter fishing in Vancouver, have a look at our report for December and January options!

Life is good on the water in the Spring months with some really cool fishing options, all close to Vancouver. Saltwater salmon fishing is focused on the Gulf Islands and Howe Sound, with fishing for chinook (king) salmon becoming more and more consistent as we move from February into April and May. Fly fishing on local rivers hits it stride as rivers start to rise and we can swing flies for wild steelhead and native trout. Definitely worthwhile getting out for a Spring fly fishing trip with us if you’re in Vancouver, and we include transportation from the city!  Sturgeon fishing also ramps up after taking the Winter season off. March, April and May are always lots of fun on the Fraser River, as sturgeon begin to get moving and start their Spring feed.  We’ve broken down all the best fishing in Vancouver month by month on our Spring Vancouver fishing report page right here.

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Getting started planning a Vancouver fishing trip is easy, simply fill out our online contact form or call our office toll-free 1-877-902-3393.  We’ll get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. We look forward to earning your business, thank you.