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

WEATHER
WEATHER

Sun, Aug 25

22°C

 

Mon, Aug 26

26°C

 

Tue, Aug 27

29°C

 

Wed, Aug 28

30°C

 

Thu, Aug 29

29°C

LUNAR

Current Moon Phase


Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon
Wind

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 early this afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this evening.

Tides

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*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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