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.



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Latest Vancouver Fishing Reports

Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 14 2021
5/14/2021 4:48:41 PM - OUTLOOK  It is a big week for announcements on the retail front.  First up – Reel West Coast – Brendan Morrison’s fishing show has dropped merchandise and we have a great sel


Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: May 7 2021
5/7/2021 6:55:02 PM - OUTLOOK  It looks like another good-looking fishing weekend on the horizon.  We have been in many ways blessed locally over the last 3 weeks.  It has been not too hot to blow


Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: April 30 2021
4/30/2021 6:30:38 PM - OUTLOOK  We are almost in May.  May is a time of flux for weather and fisheries but  there are lots of opportunities worth looking at.  We have still not seen regulation chan


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Vancouver Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Vancouver, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Rainbow Trout - 25% Catch Rate
    Rainbow Trout

  2. Halibut - 25% Catch Rate
    Halibut

  3. Coho Salmon - 25% Catch Rate
    Coho Salmon

  4. Chinook Salmon - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Chinook Salmon

  5. Sockeye Salmon - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Sockeye Salmon

  6. Recommedations above based on 51 local reports and 5 species of fish for May in Vancouver.

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Top Vancouver Fishing Charters & Guides

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.

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

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

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Top Vancouver Bait & Tackle Stores

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.

KUFA Sports Enterprise Ltd


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

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Top Vancouver Marinas

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

Burrard Bridge Civic Marina


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!

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