Captain
Peter Krahn

Member since November 2019 North Vancouver, Canada
Background
I grew up fishing on the Fraser River and became a chemical and environmental engineer specializing in environmental forensic research, legislation development and law enforcement. Throughout my life, I have worked in environmental protection and enforcing our fisheries legislation. It is only natural to make my profession my hobby and I enjoy every day out on the water. The truth is that fishing for these "Fraser River Marlin" as they are often called requires strength and stamina so it is always good to have others come out with me. I work in support of the Fraser River White Sturgeon Conservation Society, and tagging and measuring these fish and recording their health makes my passengers "Citizen Scientists" as they not only get a thrill of a lifetime but also help us collect the scientific data needed to manage this great fishery. Sharing this experience with people who love to fish and respect our wild heritage is a great way to spend the day. I look forward to meeting you.
Techniques
Sturgeon fishing is strictly a bottom fishing technique. The boat is navigated to likely spots where sturgeon hang out and anchored. One rod per person can be used and up to four rods are cast out at a time if there are enough licenced people on board. Sturgeon fishing usually requires a degree of patience as the bite is often tied to the stage of the tide in the area where we fish. The bites can range from being very subtle to nearly ripping the rod out of the holder but the size of the fish does not necessarily reflect the intensity of the bite so every fish is a surprise.

Hey, I'm Captain Peter Krahn

North Vancouver, Canada
Background
I grew up fishing on the Fraser River and became a chemical and environmental engineer specializing in environmental forensic research, legislation development and law enforcement. Throughout my life, I have worked in environmental protection and enforcing our fisheries legislation. It is only natural to make my profession my hobby and I enjoy every day out on the water. The truth is that fishing for these "Fraser River Marlin" as they are often called requires strength and stamina so it is always good to have others come out with me. I work in support of the Fraser River White Sturgeon Conservation Society, and tagging and measuring these fish and recording their health makes my passengers "Citizen Scientists" as they not only get a thrill of a lifetime but also help us collect the scientific data needed to manage this great fishery. Sharing this experience with people who love to fish and respect our wild heritage is a great way to spend the day. I look forward to meeting you.
Techniques
Sturgeon fishing is strictly a bottom fishing technique. The boat is navigated to likely spots where sturgeon hang out and anchored. One rod per person can be used and up to four rods are cast out at a time if there are enough licenced people on board. Sturgeon fishing usually requires a degree of patience as the bite is often tied to the stage of the tide in the area where we fish. The bites can range from being very subtle to nearly ripping the rod out of the holder but the size of the fish does not necessarily reflect the intensity of the bite so every fish is a surprise.

My Charter Listing

Fraser Legends Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
North Vancouver
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Fishing Reports

Great Sturgeon Fishing in September and
Great Sturgeon Fishing in September and
Sep 20, 2020 North Vancouver
Steve and Bob went out for their first ever sturgeon trip in September. Bob, was an Afghanistan Vet who had been injured in a helicopter accident and suffered multiple injuries and cracked vertebra which had to be fused. Bob took the initiative treated his friend Steve to a day of sturgeon fishing and neither really comprehended what they were in for. Bob brought along his medals and told us what he had been through and this trip would turn out to be an important part of his healing process. Steve had only fished for smaller bass or walleye in eastern Canada and had no idea what would happen when his rod went into its first bend. I warned them both that I was not responsible for chiropractor or physio appointments after a day of sturgeon fishing.....was that ever a good thing! Bob started off the day with a few "trainer fish" and was ahead of Steve with three fish before Steve's rod began to pulse. Steve grabbed the rod and I told Bob to focus his camera on where the line was hissing out through the waters surface as that was where the breach was going to be.......They were not disappointed. Steve's fish at 6 ft 10 inches broke water not once but three classic sturgeon leaps in a row. Then Steve was in for a fight that he had not anticipated. His blood pressure was definitely rising and the sweat was rolling down his forehead, cheeks and nose but he was determined to be the only one to fight this fish. After about 30 minutes, it was Steve who finally began to prevail and the result was the great shore side photos. Both Steve and Bob did high fives and said this was their trip of a lifetime. By the end of the day they had chances at 18 sturgeon and landed 9 of them. I dropped of two very tired but happy fishermen and they plastered their Facebook pages with the adventures of the day! And now the winter season is starting up. During this time of year, I focus on sturgeon research and slightly smaller gear as we also support sturgeon research and conservation. Every trip tries to actually catch the smallest fish possible as that is the population we still need more information on. That said, fish in the 5 1/2 feet to almost 6 feet are possible, so you never know what that bobbing rod tip will end up with. Also, at this time of year, the action can actually get really good as fish are in concentrated areas. So, enjoy the time on your computer couch surfing but you could also be sturgeon fishing!

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (5)
We met up with Peter this morning.  He was on time,  super friendly and knew what he was doing
We met up with Peter this morning.  He was on time,  super friendly and knew what he was doing
We met up with Peter this morning.  He was on time,  super friendly and knew what he was doing
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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David B.
Bristol, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 14, 2022
I’d recommend Peter to anyone. What a great guy and very knowledgeable. We had a super day.
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Brandon M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Peter was super awesome and very knowledgeable. Knew what he was doing. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants...
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Julian V.
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Had a great time on this trip! We launched from the dock, jetted down the river and were fishing in the first sturgeon hole...
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Dillion P.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 7, 2021
The charter operator canceled 17 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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