Johnny's Sport Fishing

If you’ve never fished Fraser River, then you’re missing out on a spectacular experience, but don’t worry, Johnny’s Sport Fishing can help make it right! With Captain John Waring to take you to the best fishing grounds around Chilliwack, you’re in for a great day on the water.

To begin your trip, you will come aboard a 22’ jet boat, with enough space to accommodate up to 5 anglers. You will get to the bite in no time thanks to the 400 HP Chevy engine, and then you have the rest of the trip to focus on fishing. Capt. John will use quality navigational electronics to find fish hideouts and then it’s up to you to cast your line and wait for the bite. Chances are, you won’t wait too long.

Your primary prey on the Fraser River will be White Sturgeon, which happens to be the largest freshwater fish on the continent. Fighting these acrobats is not for the faint-hearted and it requires patience and strength. Your guide will be with you every step of the way until you land your trophy catch, snap a few awesome photos, and release it.

If you prefer going after Salmon, there are several species you can target in the river, but the most frequent catch are Chinook and Coho Salmon. Depending on the time of the year, they can come in impressive sizes. Casting and fishing with jigs are the most productive techniques. Bear in mind that, in certain times of the year, all Salmon species are strictly catch-and-release.

Capt. John will provide all the fishing equipment you need, including Penn and Shimano rods and reels, as well as Accurate reels for Sturgeon fishing. If you’re a fly angler, your guide can bring the fly fishing gear, as well. Before you start your trip, you should buy a fishing licence and stock up on food and drinks.

Johnny’s Sport Fishing has been in business for two decades and that speaks volumes of the quality of their service. Turn to Capt. John when you’re ready for a thrilling and successful day on the Fraser River!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $668
    Capt. John personally recommends full day trips for a complete impression of the potential Fraser River has to offer. Whether you're on the lookout for your biggest Sturgeon yet or Salmon species, 8 hours gives you plenty of time to test the bountiful river waters. Pack your fishing licence, drinks, snacks, and lunch, and Capt. John will take care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $585
    A few hours more on the water means more opportunities to land your new personal record. You get 6 hours on Fraser River with an experienced guide that will put you on the bite of colossal White Sturgeon, Coho, and Chinook Salmon. Don't forget your fishing licence and favorite nibbles.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    $501
    Get a taste of the great fishing Fraser River has to offer on this 4-hour trip. You will chase the legendary White Sturgeon that calls these waters home and different species of Salmon. You will have all the fishing tackle you need on the boat, you only need a valid fishing licence, snacks, and drinks.
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About the Captain

John Waring
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
2 Fishing Reports
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3 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2019
Fishing has been Captain John Waring's ultimate passion, and since he was a child, he spent every free moment with a rod in his hand. From that path, becoming a charter captain seemed as natural as breathing. Capt. John has been running trips on the Fraser River for over two decades, and he wouldn't change it for the world. His job allows him to meet great new people and share his angling experiences with them.

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Targeted Species

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Northwest (Jet boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 400HP Chevy engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Sturgeon Report week of June 20
Sturgeon Report week of June 20
June 21, 2021
The Fraser River is in fine shape , and has been for the last little while. It rose slightly on Saturday ,but by Sunday had dropped slightly. There is not much debris at all , making for some great fishing.  Sturgeon fishing has been fairly consistent. I have been averaging 5 fish on a day.  With some large fish . I just finished 4 days of guiding and ended up with 5 fish over 8' along with the others.  Top baits have remained the same. Lamprey and Salmon eggs. I am still looking for inside edges and seams to fish.  Fairly shallow. 8-15' generally. The takes and the first run on shallow water is something to be experienced. The Fraser River should start to continually drop soon, shaping up for some fantastic fishing.  

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Half day with Johnny’s Sport Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 26, 2020
I took my family on a 4 hour fishing trip. The boat was good. John is a great guy with lots of fishing knowledge...
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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 6, 2020
Booked it as a birthday gift for my 39 year old son who has never been sturgeon fishing all went well and we catch 2 monsters...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 15, 2019
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FAQs about Johnny's Sport Fishing

Johnny's Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $630 per group, additional CA $53 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • CA $735 per group, additional CA $53 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • CA $840 per group, additional CA $53 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Johnny's Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Johnny's Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Johnny's Sport Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

Johnny's Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Johnny's Sport Fishing include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Sturgeon