Vancouver Fishing

Vancouver Fishing

Vancouver is a major city on the Pacific Coast in Canada. Located in British Columbia, Vancouver is a city with international appeal. It is often used for film production, and it is a business hotspot with links to North America, Asia and the rest of the world. In addition to these feats, Vancouver also happens to be one of the best fishing destinations in all of British Columbia.

When you think about Vancouver fishing, your first thought is probably about salmon. This is with good reason. Vancouver is an excellent spot to catch all sorts of salmon. In particular, you may get lucky with chinook salmon, coho salmon and sockeye salmon. Many of these delectable species spend the majority of their lives in the ocean. However, during different parts of the year, they can migrate inland to the freshwater rivers to spawn. The Fraser River in Vancouver is a popular spawning location. The population of sockeye salmon is particularly prominent. Vancouver fishing is also quite robust at Howe Sound in the spring.

The salmon runs in the Fraser River are extremely popular, which means you may need to plan ahead in order to secure your supplies and your spot. The salmon is most prevalent in the spring and summer, and the numbers really start to drop by the fall and winter. There are plenty of charters available for novices with less experience in salmon fishing.

Other popular catches for Vancouver fishing include rainbow trout and halibut. Rainbow trout love the coldwater tributaries in Vancouver. Lakes like Kootenay Lake and Okanagan Lake are also great options. For halibut, be sure to visit the waters around Vancouver Island. You may also want to try your hand at flyfishing in the Squamish River or the Eleho River. These are great destinations for trout.



Top Vancouver Fishing Spots

  1. 54092
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  2. 54092
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  3. 54092
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  4. Thrasher Rock Light
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  5. Grappler Rock Light
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  6. Governor Rock
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  7. Ben Hur Rock
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  8. HMCS Saskatchewan
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  9. HMCS Cape Breton
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  10. CAPILANO R
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Vancouver Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Vancouver, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Chinook Salmon

  2. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 18.18% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 2 Chinook Salmon counted.


  3. Coho Salmon

  4. Coho Salmon

    There is a 18.18% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 2 Coho Salmon counted.


  5. Halibut

  6. Halibut

    There is a 18.18% catch rate for Halibut, based on 2 Halibut counted.


  7. Lingcod

  8. Lingcod

    There is a 18.18% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 2 Lingcod counted.


  9. Pink Salmon

  10. Pink Salmon

    There is a 18.18% catch rate for Pink Salmon, based on 2 Pink Salmon counted.


  11. Sockeye Salmon

  12. Sockeye Salmon

    There is a 9.09% catch rate for Sockeye Salmon, based on 1 Sockeye Salmon counted.


Recommedations above based on 6 species of fish and 11 fish counted for May around Vancouver.

To date, there are 10 species of fish and a total of 75 fish counted for Vancouver and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Latest Vancouver Fishing Reports

  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 13 2022
    5/13/2022 6:21:18 PM - OUTLOOK  Happy Friday 13th everyone! Hope no bad luck comes your way and the fishing gods are kind if you are out on the water!  Though we don’t buy into the superstition we


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 6 2022
    5/6/2022 6:22:05 PM - OUTLOOK  We have a big report for everyone this week!  First off if you have been outside at all this week you will know the weather continues to be cool with rain this weeke


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 29 2022
    4/29/2022 8:11:14 PM - OUTLOOK Things continue to be unseasonably cool but the upside is that it has made for some great fishing weather. Lakes are icing off in the interior and the reports we are


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 22
    4/22/2022 6:42:27 PM - OUTLOOK  It is almost the end of April and the bits of sun today have us excited for spring fishing!   For our saltwater anglers it’s petition time!   There is a petition out


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 15 2022
    4/15/2022 6:07:26 PM - OUTLOOK  With sun cloud and a little rain over the next couple days and into next week we are hopeful for some good fishing.  That said things continue to be cold and with th


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 8 2022
    4/8/2022 7:15:38 PM - OUTLOOK  Spring is here but she seems to be dragging her feet a little in the Lower Mainland with cool night time temperatures over the last week. We have had some rain over


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 1 2022
    4/1/2022 6:59:41 PM - OUTLOOK  A spring storm is incoming! Overall this is a good thing but you will want to watch your river levels and marine forecasts if you are heading out over the next 5 day


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 25 2022
    3/25/2022 7:59:16 PM - OUTLOOK  Our Spring Super Sale Starts tomorrow! If you are looking to gear up for the upcoming season there is no better time to save! Below we have details on the sale and a


  • Pacific Angler Spring Super Sale – 2022 Sale List
    3/25/2022 12:36:33 AM - Spring is in the air and it is time to get geared and save big!  Come down to our 13th annual Spring Super Sale and save big on the industry’s top brands. From beginner to ex


  • Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: March 18 2022
    3/18/2022 8:20:51 PM - OUTLOOK  We saw some rain over the last week. Rivers rose but they didn’t rise hard. In many areas we would have liked to see more water. The good news is more is on the way.


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Top Vancouver Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Pacific Angler
    If you’re looking for a specific fishing item or planning your next fishing trip, the knowledgeable and friendly staff of Pacific Angler can provide you with the information you need.

  2. KUFA Sports Enterprise Ltd


  3. Berry's Bait & Tackle Ltd
    Serving British Columbian anglers since 1973!

  4. First Light Fishing & Tackle


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Top Vancouver Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
    Bon Chovy Fishing Charters offers fully guided salmon fishing charters from Downtown Vancouver. Located on Granville Island, we are minutes away from all major Vancouver Hotels. Come join us for an adventure you won’t forget.

  2. STS Guiding Service
    We specialize in Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing and Freshwater Salmon, trout and Sturgeon fishing.

  3. Predator Charters
    Based out of Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Predator Charter’s skipper - Dave’s 25+ years experience in fishing charters provides the knowledge and background to ensure the time of your life in the best of Vancouver's

  4. Silversides Fishing Adventures
    Professional Guided Fishing trips and vacation packages in Vancouver BC and the Fraser river valley for Salmon, Sturgeon, Trout and Steelhead since 1996. Our capabilities and insights into sport fishing means you can fish with Confidence!

  5. Watermark Fishing Charters
    Watermark Fishing charters offers the premier, fully guided salmon fishing experience that Vancouver has to offer.

  6. Bites-On Salmon Charters
    Salmon Fishing Adventures from downtown Vancouver, BC. Your Vancouver Fishing Experts.

  7. Bonnie Lee Fishing Charters Ltd


  8. Deep Respect Fishing Charters
    Nothing beats a day on the water, fishing for salmon, while enjoying time with family and friends. The Pacific Northwest, especially B.C., Canada, is the best place to experience sport fishing, with its beautiful landscapes and crystal clear waters.

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Top Vancouver Marinas

  1. Thunderbird Marina
    Our unparalleled access to the West Coast waters is something that needs to be seen. Thunderbird is situated in a sheltered bay in West Vancouver, which protects the marina from any weather. Our sheltered location provides a calm, relaxing environmen

  2. Burrard Bridge Civic Marina


  3. Coal Harbour Marina Ltd
    Coal Harbour Marina is Vancouver’s premier provider of salt-water moorage. Centrally located in the heart of downtown, tenants and guests are offered a superior range of yachting amenities in one of the most spectacular harbours in the world!

  4. Maritime Market & Marina
    Maritime Market and Marina, a leading BC marina, is located on Granville Island, in the heart of Vancouver, BC. This BC Marina has the distinction of being one of the most central Vancouver moorages.

  5. Vancouver Marina (1971) Ltd.


  6. Mosquito Creek Marina
    Your Yacht Our Priority. We are a full service marina in North Vancouver, BC. Our services include a fuel bar, valet storage, straddle lift and moorage.

  7. Quayside Marina


  8. Spruce Harbour Marina


  9. Pacific Boulevard Marina


  10. Sewell's Marina Horseshoe Bay


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