The Best Time to Fish for Sturgeon

Fishing for sturgeon should be on every angler’s bucket list, and the Fraser River is home to one of the largest populations of sturgeon . Fraser River sturgeon fishing is known to be the best in the world and no other river can compare . It is possible to fish for them yourself with some success, but hiring a local fishing guide will ensure you spend more time fishing than boating. The Fraser is a large river almost 1000 miles long and sturgeon can be found through out most of it’s length, but most fishing for sturgeon is done from the town of Hope down and into the tidal section. A local fishing guide will know the area well and bring you to the best spots for success. Sturgeon are notoriously picky with their food preference, which can change daily, a quality guide is usually in the loop and knows what bait is working best at tat time

Sturgeon fishing season on the Fraser River is open year round but certain times of the year are better than others. Luckily, with sturgeon, the optimal fishing season is long and between March to November. The peak season is characterized by average daily catches numbering between 10 to 20 sturgeon all ranging from 3 to 8 feet and sometimes bigger

May is a great month for sturgeon fishing as is coincides with the eulachon migration. Which is the first feast of the season after a winter of slim pickings. Summer fishing between the months of June to September is also very enjoyable. Nothing beats the warm weather and beautiful scenery and it’s generally a great time of year to be on a boat. However, Fall is prime time for sturgeon fishing as they are fattening up for winters famine.

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