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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – June 7, 2019

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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – June 7, 2019

Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 7th of June.

With summer quickly approaching, new fishing opportunities begin to open up to satisfy the most hardened and ardent angler. Here’s what’s been happening….


The Fraser River seems to have crested over the last week and is now on its steady and slow descent from spring freshet. Water level during this year’s run off stayed very steady and we saw no violent water level changes. This has made for one of the best high water fisheries that we’ve seen in a few years. As the water drops and more fishing holes become available to the angler it should only get better…


Having said that still be ultra-vigilant when boating the river as there is still a lot of debris coming down the Fraser. Also, one is wise to keep an eye upstream while anchored for logs and trees that may hang up on your anchor line and or fishing line, they can really make a mess in hurry. With all the debris you will need to check baits a little more often to ensure that they are also clear of small debris.


Most feeding fish can be found in shallower water (under 30 feet) at the moment and the most consistent bait has been coarse fish and lamprey. Like most fish, sturgeon typically become very active as the river levels drop and will move actively searching out food. The trick is finding them… and then its “hang on” time as they have been jumping repeatedly and making blistering runs!


The Fraser Canyon has been fishing very well as of late and we have seen some truly huge fish. If you are thinking of running this special piece of water keep in mind that is very “heavy” water and not for the timid or unexperienced jet boater. Please be very careful!! The canyon is a high water fishery and the sturgeon haunts are not obvious as the water levels tend to hide the really good spots. It’s also an area with massive rocks and underwater crevices that love to snag anchors and fishing gear, if you are uncertain about an area it would be wise to keep moving. If you’re interested in trying your hand at biggest of the big in one of the most spectacular venue’s in the world drop Rick a line and he’ll be more than happy to help organize one of our Ultimate Fraser Canyon Sturgeon trips with you.


What better way is there to spend a spring day than sitting in a comfortable covered jet boat waiting on another bite from the almighty sturgeon.  With limited fishing pressure on the river this is a great time of year to get out and experience these dinosaurs of the deep. We offer half and full day outing’s via jet boat with nothing but the finest in guides and tackle. We pride ourselves in ensuring your day is as comfortable, safe and enjoyable as possible. Whatever your speed, we will cater to your needs. Call or email today.

June signifies the annual start to the Pitt River Bull trout fishery and thus far it’s shaping up to be an excellent season. With the spring freshet being right at normal levels the river is in prime shape right now and we’ve seen some excellent action already.


The biggest bull trout of the season are typically the first to enter the river and our last few charters some fine specimens already. Also, one of guests last week was lucky enough to hook and land a late steelhead! Keep in mind that if you do happen into one of these fish to please handle it with care to ensure it can return to spawn again, they are a rare and special fish.


If you are going to try running your jet boat up the Pitt River keep in mind that this is a shallow water fishery and not the place for an unexperienced jet boater. The river has changed dramatically from last year and will continue to “move” around as the season progresses. This is not the place to run into trouble as it is a remote river and help can be far away…


Coming soon! The timing on the salmon runs up the Pitt River is from mid-July through mid-August. These free rising fish are super charged chromers that love to smash a lure or fly. This is the height of the season for the river and we are filling up fast. If you are interested in trying this incredible fishery don’t delay, contact us today.


Great River Fishing Adventures guides have many years’ experience fishing the Upper Pitt River watershed and are knowledgeable about the area and effective techniques to target all species. As Jet Boats and experienced boat handling skills are required to access and fish this river, you rarely see other anglers, and more importantly this area is not over fished. It is truly an adventure that is easily accessible within a day from Vancouver. For a free personalized quote please drop Rick an email at


That’s it for now. Conserve our waters and here’s to great fishing, forever…



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