Catch a big one. A really, really big one. The largest sport caught White Sturgeon on record was caught in the Fraser River in 2012, weighing approximately 500 lbs and measuring over 12 feet! And while you may not make history yourself, a fishing trip on the Mighty Fraser will at least give you the opportunity. Anglers come from all around the world for the famous, White Sturgeon here and many guided charter companies specialize in seeking out – and finding – these giant creatures.
All Sturgeon fishing in the Fraser is catch-and-release only. And while you can fish for Sturgeon in the tidal waters south of the Mission Bridge, most anglers fish north of the bridge, which requires a Freshwater licence.
|REGION:Vancouver, Coast and Mountains|
|SUB REGION: Fraser Valley|
|SEASONS:Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter|
|CONDITIONS:Large River. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.|
|ACCESSIBILITY:Numerous guided charter companies operate in and near Vancouver. Many anglers prefer to fish for White Sturgeon north of the Mission Bridge, near Abbostford, about 1 hour east of Vancouver via Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway).|
|LENGTH:Half Day, Full Day|
|GUIDED:Certified Tidal Angling Guide|
|TOURISM: Tourism Abbotsford|
|SERVICES:Services and amenities are typical of a large, North American metropolitan area.|
|EXPERIENCES:Boating and white-water rafting along portions of the Fraser River are popular. The surrounding Fraser Valley offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, golfing and exploring the communities surrounding Vancouver.|
STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
Sun, Aug 25
Mon, Aug 26
Tue, Aug 27
Wed, Aug 28
Thu, Aug 29
Current Moon Phase
Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 early this afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening.
*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.