Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing
<p>When the Fraser river is high, and I mean high, water is into the bushes and 3 feet from the top of the dykes it means BIG Fast water that limits where you can fish. There is also debri coming down river from 1000's of kilometres of tributaries. Big trees coming down river are a common sight and leaves gathering on your line if your not in the right protected seams.
regardless of these tough conditions we were out there fishing. We found many spots where the debri was well away from us and the current speed is ideal to hold fish looking for easy water to hold in. So we anchor up and drop the baits down to sit on the bottom. And after a few minutes one of the rods starts bouncing and by the time I can get over to grab it the line is already peeling off. I quickly grab it and pass it off to my fishing partner for the day, a very excited Natascha who has never caught anything over 3 lbs! She is holding on dearly and as the fish jumps many times and rips line of the reel(she is laughing wildly) and asking for advice but she does a very good job fighting the big fish and after a hard 25 minute battle the 6 foot, 100 lb fish comes to the boat. I do my best to bring the fish into the boat for a photo with the camera set to 10 second delay so I can help her hold it up for a great shot. Everything goes great and after the pic I slide the fish back into the river where it quickly goes back down to the bottom.
6 foot is a great fish but there are many bigger ones out there. I have seen hundreds of fish over 200 lbs come to the boat and every year fish over 500 lbs are taken and even a few over 800 lbs!!!
By mid July the fishing gets great so why not give it a try?
About The Author: Captain Brian McKinlay
Company: Silversides Fishing Adventures
Area Reporting: Vancouver and Fraser River valley
Bio: Silversides Guided Fishing Adventures(since 1996) takes great pride in our abilities and passion for true sport fishing, while offering our guests friendly professional service whether its a half day trip or one of our custom fishing packages! Silversides guides for all 5 pacific salmon and monster Sturgeon on the famous Fraser river and it\'s many tributaries. Our guided fly fishing trips for Salmon, Trout and Steelhead are recognized as the premier fly guide service in our area. Jet boat charters or walk and wade. Located in Mission and Vancouver. We know guiding and fishing - you can fish with confidence!