Sea run Bull Trout to as large as 15 lbs begin entering the river in late spring, they continue up the river well into June offering anglers good to excellent fly fishing opportunities in early summer. Cutthroat, Rainbows and resident Bull trout are in the river year round so even if the salmon are being difficult we still have good success fishing for resident trout. Salmon runs begin as early as June but the majority of salmon will enter from mid July through until late Fall. We begin fly fishing for Sockeye and Chinook salmon by mid July with best summer fishing opportunities lasting throughout the month of August.
Once the sockeye runs begin to tapper off in early September, the Fraser River will have somewhere between 8 - 20 million Pink Salmon migrate up to as far as Hope. The Pink Salmon act a bit different than most other species of salmon that enter the Fraser River. Pink salmon will actually spawn in the main channel of the Fraser from as low as Mission to as far up as Hope. The Harrison River also gets large returns of Pink salmon offering anglers some excellent fly fishing opportunities. Pink Salmon are easily fooled into biting lures or flies offering the angler some incredible action on both types of gear.
We use ultra light spinning tackle or 5-7 weight fly rods when targeting Pink salmon. This fishery is excellent for all skill levels and ages of anglers, it's especially exciting for younger anglers or those wanting to catch their first salmon on a fly rod. The shear numbers of fish and willingness to bite just about anything that passes in front makes this fishery one of the most exciting times to visit the Fraser Valley area.
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