Chilliwack Sturgeon Fishing Charters

Chilliwack Sturgeon Fishing Charters

Best Sturgeon Fishing Charters in Chilliwack

Chilliwack: 9 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Chilliwack
Trips from US $874
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Harrison Mills
Trips from US $692
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Harrison Hot Springs
Trips from US $656
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
Maple Ridge
Trips from US $528
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Mission
Trips from US $437

Sturgeon Fishing in Chilliwack

Sturgeon
  • Size 180 to 800lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore

(Acipenseridae spp.)

Chilliwack Sturgeon fishing is the ultimate freshwater challenge! These Living Fossils have a reputation for their strength, size, and amazing jumps. Located on the banks of the mighty Fraser River, Chilliwack promises some of the best Sturgeon fishing spots in the world. 
 

What to Expect

Sturgeon is the freshwater equivalent of Marlin – strong, hard to catch, and reserved only for the most persistent anglers. They measure 6 feet long on average but some of them grow over 11 feet, exceed 1,000 pounds, and live for 200 years – this is THE monster of Canada’s lakes and rivers.
 
You’ll find them in large, deep holes directly under dams and falls. The main technique used is bottom fishing with heavy tackle. Once you have them hooked, expect your reels to start screaming, as the fish moves away with force. When you reel them in, Sturgeon will leap from the water and make loud splashes.
 
Fishing guides in the area offer trips from 4–10 hours long when targeting Sturgeon. Even though it’s possible to catch them on a half day trip, these water dinosaurs require patience, so it’s better to book a longer trip if they’re the main focus of your trip. Longer trips will allow you to explore more fishing spots and even go upstream to the Fraser Canyon. More fishing time is also valuable for less experienced anglers, as it gives them more chances to practice and catch their first Sturgeon.
 

When should I take my trip?

One of the best things about Sturgeon fishing in Chilliwack is that it’s available year round. Although, we would recommend avoiding winter months, as this is the slow period. Otherwise, these fish are at their peak all the way from April till the end of November.
 

Regulations

  • All fisheries in British Columbia require you to have a valid fishing licence. You can get your freshwater fishing licence online.
  • Sturgeon are a protected species. Once you catch them, you can snap a few photos and release them. Some fishing guides take part in the Sturgeon preservation program and you can help them scan, measure, and tag fish you catch.
 
This prehistoric fish will give you the fight of a lifetime and a spectacular day on the Fraser River. You can look forward to exhilarating leaps and long duels. Choose the trip that suits you best, challenge yourself, and help preserve one of the most ancient fish species out there!
 

Chilliwack Sturgeon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Sturgeon fishing in Chilliwack is highly variable throughout the year. High season is April to November. Low season is January to February. There is no closed season.
Chilliwack
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 28,885 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Sturgeon Fishing in Chilliwack

Yes. But be prepared for bi polar weather. Bring some warm clothes and rain gear. As for children id say. Over 12 as these fish r strong anf hundreds of pounds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. But be prepared for bi polar weather. Bring some warm clothes and rain gear. As for children id say. Over 12 as these fish r strong anf hundreds of pounds
Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures
Big Valley Sportfishing Adventures
Come during peak salmon season and book for 2 days to catch salmon the first day, then use salmon to catch sturgeon the next day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come during peak salmon season and book for 2 days to catch salmon the first day, then use salmon to catch sturgeon the next day
Johnny's Sport Fishing
Johnny's Sport Fishing
Big hungry fish after the winter famine - not easy to catch but the quality of the fishing is excellent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Big hungry fish after the winter famine - not easy to catch but the quality of the fishing is excellent
Mainlanders Sport Fishing
Mainlanders Sport Fishing Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia