STURGEON FISHING REPORT

Our Sturgeon Fishing Report aims to be your number one resource for the latest up to date water conditions, bait we are using and on the water highlights. Conditions are constantly changing, as such it's always best to keep informed of what's going on before you head out as this enables you to increase your odds of hooking up.

FRASER RIVER STURGEON FISHING REPORT – Steady action continues

fraser river sturgeon fishing

The Fraser River has bumped up slightly since my last report. There is a little debris, but it’s not too bad. I would still recommend exercising caution when navigating the river, especially if one is new to boating or to running the river. Fishing for Sturgeon however, has remained good through the freshet. Average size has been around 5-6 feet , or 50-100+ lbs. The Sturgeon have been particularly feisty as of late and seem to be punching above their weight class which is nice to see them healthy and strong. Baits have still been salmon eggs, lamprey and crayfish. With the higher water levels, I find the Sturgeon fishing to be a bit more technical. Productive spots become more precise with the debris in the water. The game definitely changes. It will be the angler who pays attention to detail that will enjoy the best success. Fishing should remain strong through June.

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FRASER RIVER STURGEON FISHING REPORT – Multiple Fish Days!

Sturgeon Fishing Sunny Fraser River

The Fraser River seemed to have leveled off for a couple weeks. This helped clear out the debris , making the river easier to navigate , and also causing the Sturgeon to bite a little better. Sturgeon fishing has been very good as of late. Although the number per day is down from April , I am still averaging 4-7 fish a day. The upside , is that the Sturgeon I am getting now are much larger in size , putting up a colossal battle.  Each fish will test an anglers willpower for sure. I have been getting fish in the 7′ size range daily. With a few bigger ones thrown into the mix. Top baits have been eggs , lamprey, and worms , with a worm/lamprey combo being my favorite. If fishing on the salt side Eulachons will work as well. Look for slower water and give it a try. Hopefully this helps with ones fishy success.

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Fraser River Sturgeon Report – May 10, 2021

three guys catch a sturgeon

Well , the Eulachon run has come to an end on the Fraser River. The Sturgeon have dispersed from their feeding lanes and seemed to have become a little harder to find. Daily catches have also diminished slightly. I am still averaging 4-8 Sturgeon a day, with most fish being six foot or better.  The river has also bumped up a bit ,opening up new spots to try for the keen angler. With the rise in water also comes a bit of debris. My tactics have now switched to what I call “nook and cranny” fishing. Look for any spot where one doesn’t get leaves on their line. The Sturgeon seem to bite best in spots like this. Bait has also changed. Although Eulachons will still work, I am finding greater success on lamprey and salmon eggs, among other baits. A little experimentation might be advantageous to the average angler seeking to catch a Sturgeon. Also be cautious when navigating and anchoring in the Fraser River, as tragically it claimed a life the other day. My heart goes out to the family. Once the river peaks and starts to drop, Sturgeon fishing will really pick up.

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Sturgeon Fishing Report – Fishing Remains Strong!

Strugeon Fishing May 2021

Sturgeon fishing has remained strong over the last few weeks and I have been averaging 12-18 fish a day. Most of the action seems to be in the morning, with a bit of a lull in the afternoon which is good  because by that time my clients arms need a rest. The Sturgeon are still feeding in the shallows an I have been fishing depths as shallow as six feet of water. I have even witnessed Sturgeon feeding in as little as 18 inches of water. With its tail sticking out of the water as it swam. Having good bait has been paramount in ones success. Second rate bait and you may be having a slow day. Where does one get the prime fresh bait of choice? Well, a guy needs some secrets. River level has dropped slightly, which is perfect for Sturgeon fishing. The dropping river level has also reduced the amount of debris in the river, making it a little more forgiving for the less experienced to navigate.  The Fraser River will get much higher in the next month or so as the snow begins to melt up county.

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Sturgeon Fishing Report – Amazing Fishing and Weather

Guys catch fraser river sturgeon

Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River has been excellent. Multiple fish days are the norm. They seem to average 4-5 feet with a few bigger ones thrown in

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FRASER RIVER STURGEON FISHING REPORT – River is on the rise!

Group Catches Big Fraser River Sturgeon

The Fraser River is on the rise from the snowmelt but Sturgeon fishing has been on fire! The Sturgeon are hungry and looking for food

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FRASER RIVER STURGEON FISHING REPORT – April 5, 2021

The river is slowly rising, which is good. The sooner we get the freshest over the better for fishing. This rising water will trigger the Sturgeon to move

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FRASER RIVER STURGEON FISHING REPORT – March 27, 2021

  The last couple of days were spent fishing a little lower down than I normally fish but with fantastic results. The bites were fast and furious in the morning with many double headers. The action seed to slow around noon but then pick back up. This seemed to be dependent on the tides, with the high slack and the turn the best times. Bait of choice has still been salmon eggs, with a little Eulachon mixed in. Keeping your egg sacks small seemed to have the best results. The water has warmed and taken on a slight bit of colour, which should get some fish moving out of their winter holds. We are in for several days of rain which should bring the river up making a little easier to navigate the skinny sections. Bear in mind, novice boaters should still exercise caution when running the Chilliwack section. There are still some fairly shallow water to navigate when heading out Sturgeon fishing. With the anticipation of the coming Eulachon run which is the first feast of the season for the Sturgeon, they will start to get more active. Soon the Sturgeon will be moving into shallower water to feed on these tasty little treats. There is nothing quite like the explosiveness of a Sturgeon hooked in shallow water. Just make sure you’re holding on tight. April is the prime month for this fishing, and I do have some dates available.

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FRASER RIVER STURGEON FISHING REPORT – March 19, 2021

sturgeon beside boat

Spring seems to have sprung! The weather as of late has been exceptional, sunny , calm , and even a little warm. This coupled with a productive day fishing makes for a perfect experience. Now is a great time to get outside and do something special. Like taking a charter to catch some living dinosaurs. Sturgeon fishing has been fantastic and is only going to get better. High number days have been consistent, with at least a few fish around 7′ or bigger each trip. Let’s just say that after a day on the water, my clients are going to sleep well that night! Double headers are not uncommon. We have also been seeing quit a few fish without tags, which means you get to participate in the application of tags and recoding data for conservation. A very important aspect of our future fishery. We are anticipating the Eulachon run which is the first feast of the season for the Sturgeon. The Eulachon (also known as “Candlefish”) is a type of smelt that comes into the river to spawn. These smelt are extremely oily, and the Sturgeon go crazy feeding on them. Prime time for this is April and May. When the Eulachon are in the river , the Sturgeon move out of the depths and into the shallows to feed on them. Hooking a 200lb plus fish in six feet of water makes for some blistering runs. It’s a fight that needs to be experienced to be believed. Right now prime baits are Lamprey  single Salmon eggs, and of course Eulachon. Keeping baits on the smaller side seems to work best. There really isn’t a better way to spend a beautiful spring day, than in a jet boat on a river catching dinosaurs. My boat is covered and heated, making sure everyone is comfortable. This season will be my 24th as a professional full time Sturgeon guide. Come experience the difference experience makes.

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FRASER RIVER STURGEON FISHING REPORT – March 15, 2021

sturgeon fishing march 2021

Here is the first report of the 2021 season. This winter we saw some cold temperatures making the sturgeon a little slow and not so eager to eat. With spring in the air and some warmer temperatures, the river has risen slightly, warmed up a bit and made the sturgeon more eager to eat. We have been averaging 4-9 fish a day, up to 8 feet in length. Average size has been around 5 feet.  As we head into April, we are going to see the first feast of the season for the sturgeon and with that will be some epic fishing. Here is the first report of the 2021 season. This winter we saw some cold temperatures , making the sturgeon a little slow , and not so eager to eat. With spring in the air , and some warmer temperatures , the river has risen slightly , warmed up a bit , and made the sturgeon more eager to eat. We have been averaging 4-9 fish a day , up to 8 feet in length. Average size has been around 5 feet. As we head into April , we are going to see the first feast of the season for the sturgeon , and with that will be some epic fishing.

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