Fraser River: Giant White Sturgeon

  

Overview

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.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver, Coast and Mountains
SUB REGION: Fraser Valley
SPECIES:Fin Fish
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
COST: $$
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.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT
STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT

WEATHER
WEATHER

Sun, May 19

24°C

 

Mon, May 20

15°C

 

Tue, May 21

17°C

 

Wed, May 22

23°C

 

Thu, May 23

23°C

LUNAR

Current Moon Phase


Full Moon
Full Moon
Wind

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light this afternoon then increasing to southeast 5 to 15 early this evening except southwest 20 near Qualicum Beach.

Tides

Low: 12:37

High: 20:05

Low: 01:25

High: 05:49

*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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