River Wrangler Sportfishing

The Fraser River holds many amazing fishing spots and River Wrangler Sportfishing knows about all of them! Based in Abbotsford, BC, Captain Brandyn has been fishing in the area his whole life. Still passionate as on his first day, he runs fishing trips year round. Choose what you want to catch and join him on a trip of a lifetime!

You’ll be fishing from a custom made 22’ jet boat. The boat accommodates up to four anglers, including kids. She can reach the speed of 55 knots, thanks to the powerful 600 HP Chevrolet engine. This will let you change your fishing spots smoothly and without losing too much time. There’s navigational electronics to find the fish easily and a cooler.

The star of the show in the Fraser River is Sturgeon. You can go after this dinosaur fish any time of year but the best times are between March and November. They are heavy and hard-fighting, so landing one of these is an accomplishment to be proud of! You can also target several types of Salmon. You’ll usually use jigging, spinning, or bottom fishing to catch them. Up for a challenge? Catch them on a fly!

The captain will fully cover your fishing equipment and clean the fish you’re allowed to keep. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license, which is about $25. Bring some snacks and drinks, wear proper clothing, and you’re ready to go!

Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser river is exciting enough on its own but with River Wrangler Sportfishing – it gets even better!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Salmon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $783
    There is nothing better than hooking one of these hard fighting fish and hearing that reel scream. There are five species of Salmon that travel up the Fraser River and its tributaries. You can target Chum, Chinook, Sockeye, Pink, and Coho Salmon!
  • Private trip
    Sturgeon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $783
    The White Sturgeon is North America’s largest freshwater fish. Reaching up to 1100 lbs, they range in size from 1-13 feet in length, sometimes bigger! Once you hook one you won’t want to stop! When you hook a Sturgeon, you better be prepared for an epic battle of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $587
    On this half day adventure, you can go after Salmon or Sturgeon. You can catch them using popping, spinning, bottom fishing, and fly fishing. The captain will cover your equipment but you'll need to purchase your license, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $587
    Choose your target! You can go after mighty Sturgeon or different Salmon species. The captain will cover your fishing equipment. You'll need to get your fishing license in advance and purchase some snacks and drinks for the day.

About the Captain

Brandyn Desjarlais
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since February 2020
I grew up fishing and decided to turn my passion into a profession. River Wrangler Sportfishing gives me the opportunity to do what I love the most every day! I prefer spoon fishing or float fishing for Salmon under a sensitive rod for a great fight! And for Sturgeon, I prefer a nice heavy rod with 150 lb braid for those monster Sturgeon!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon

Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Custom (Jet boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 600HP Chevrolet engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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Bob T.
Delta, BC
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* hour tripo in a rain down pour with Tony

VERIFIED   Salmon Trip on September 17, 2021
Fishing effected by heavy rain, but had early catches of pinks and 2 small sturgeon
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Cody P.
Victoria, British Columbia
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Full day out on the Fraser River B.C

Sturgeon Trip on June 15, 2019
Going out on the River Wrangler Boat was a great experience for me and my wife Meagan. To be able to see the prehistoric Sturgeon...
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Dalton B.
Chilliwack, British Columbia
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Half day trip with captain brandyn

Sturgeon Trip on November 1, 2019
We started out fishing the lower vedder for chums and finished the day with some sturgeon .
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Tiana D.
Chilliwack, British Columbia
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Sturgeon fishing

Sturgeon Trip on September 7, 2019
Awesome day out on the water! Reeled in some big fish & had a great time, can’t wait to go again
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FAQs about River Wrangler Sportfishing

River Wrangler Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $750 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group - Salmon Trip (8 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group - Sturgeon Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with River Wrangler Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with River Wrangler Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano or Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

River Wrangler Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing

River Wrangler Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with River Wrangler Sportfishing include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Sturgeon