There’s a long window of opportunity for fishing on the Fraser River of British Columbia. March to November are the best times in BC for activity and fish of all sizes, up to the largest examples.
Sturgeon Fishing Best
Time in British Columbia
The Fraser Valley is open to fish all year round, but the winter months tend to yield smaller, more lethargic fish. Better to leave the sturgeon fish to feed on the limited supplies of food available in winter and replenish their energy ready for the fishing season ahead.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the best months to go sturgeon fishing in BC?
If I were to narrow it down to a few precise months, it would have to be September 1st to November 15th. Those fall months are such high periods to go sturgeon fishing that we offer the “Funky Guarantee” that includes a free trip if no sturgeons are caught.
How much does it cost to go sturgeon fishing?
Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Charters charges a minimum of $725 per trip. Price varies depending on the size of the boat used or other friends and family you would like to bring.
How long is a typical sturgeon fishing trip?
Full sturgeon fishing trips take about 8 to 10 hours. Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing Charters provides a lunch break that is not included in the fishing hours.
What licenses will I need to go sturgeon fishing?
You will need to go online to get a Freshwater License and a Tidal Water License. Both are easy to complete, and we are here to help if you have any questions.
What do I bring?
Proper clothing appropriate to the weather is crucial, so please research beforehand how the weather will look, your beverages, snacks, lunch, cooler, waterproof shoes or ones that can handle wet environments, mandatory licenses, and plenty of rest. Refer to this page for more information.
Is it illegal to fish for sturgeon?
Yes, it is illegal to fish for sturgeon to keep it.
Can you take sturgeon out of the water?
No, we suggest only taking pictures with the sturgeon still in the water. Please be wary of any harm you may cause to the sturgeon by way of hugging or grabbing the gills.
Is the Fraser River closed for fishing?
No, the Fraser River is only currently closed for salmon fishing and specific year dates for sturgeons.
Where can I fish for sturgeon?
At Funky Fishing Adventures, we fish out of Maquabeak Park (Port Coquitlam), Golden Ears Boat Launch (Maple Ridge), Mission Boat Launch (Mission), and Haney Marine Boat Launch (Maple Ridge).