British Colombia’s Fraser River has gained a reputation for being home to some of the largest, fightingest, freshwater sturgeon out there. Tales of epic battles between angler and fish are making their way through the sport fishing community like wildfire. I’m here to tell you that, not only are the stories true – you can come and see for yourself!
There’s no greater achievement for an angler than landing a fish that is bigger and stronger than you. Unfortunately, many fishers never get to experience such a challenge. There simply aren’t that many places left in North America where a person can count on hooking a decent sized fish.
Canada’s Fraser River, however, is one. Experienced local anglers and guides continue to pull massive specimen from the Fraser and report white sturgeon that exceed 4 meters (13 ft) in length and weigh more than 680 kg (1500lbs)! Is it any wonder that Fraser River sturgeon fishing is so popular?
The average sturgeon pulled from the Fraser River is between 1 and 2 meters in length (3 to 6 feet) and will put up a very good fight. Lay your hook into one of the really big ones, though, and look out! This is what Fraser River sturgeon fishing is all about: the challenge. Any angler worth their salt loves a challenge – and sturgeon are everything you could hope for in a big game sport fish. They are powerful fighters that often explode from the water time and again when hooked.
With the right guide or knowledge of the Fraser, they say, you have a 50% chance or better of hooking one of the truly big ones! Luckily for those visiting the area, there are numerous companies that specialize in Fraser River sturgeon fishing.
Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Guides
Below are just a few of the many Fraser River sturgeon fishing guides in the area.
Chads Fishing Charters
3776 McDermott Rd, Abbotsford, BC
www.chadsfishingcharters.com – (604) 316-6461
Great River Fishing Adventures
45695 Cartmell Rd, Chilliwack, BC
greatriverfishing.com – (604) 991-3474
Cascade Fishing Adventures
46229 Yale Rd #34, Chilliwack, BC
www.cascadefishingadventures.com – (877) 887-4366
Fraser River Lodging
Whenever and whatever brings you to Abbotsford and the Fraser River Valley, let Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn be your home away from home. Our convenient location and unsurpassed customer service will help to make your BC getaway the very best it can possibly be. Amenities? Our 5 star hotel was voted #1 for the Abbotsford area, so you can rest assured you’ve acquired the best accommodations in the area! So what are you waiting for? Reserve your stay at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn today so you can get out on the Fraser River and begin reeling in North America’s biggest freshwater fish!