October Fishing Report

Fraser and Harrison River October Fishing Report

Salmon Fishing

Wow, has it really been over a month since my last fishing report? How time flies, so here is an October Fishing Report for you. The fall Salmon and Sturgeon fishing season is now in full swing with many Chum, Chinook and Coho salmon in the local rivers like the Stave, Chilliwack and Harrison River systems. We are targeting the Coho Salmon by trolling spoons at creek mouths and fly fishing with Kelsey’s Hope and Christmas tree flies and spin fishing with small brass hammerd Gibbs Crocs and Colorado spinners in the slower waters of the Harrison and Stave Rivers, back trolling chartruse quick fish plugs on the Harrison has been producing some good numbers of Chinook Salmon and Jig fishing with pink and purple jigs at the confluence of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers for Chum Salmon has been outstanding.

Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon

Sturgeon Fishing

September sturgeon fishing was a little challenging this year to say the least, some days would see only a few Sturgeon to the boat and other days would would be over a dozen to the boat……but thats fishing. However, this October has seen some fantastic Sturgeon fishing, we have been turning double digits almost every day and one day last week saw 45 sturgeon to the boat! The baits of choise have been fresh Chum Salmon eggs (roe) and rotten Salmon flesh also known as “Stink Bait”. This month is seeing some big tide changes on the Fraser River, and that seems to be the best time to target Sturgeon as they are activly searching out a food source to last them over winter.

Fishing should remain strong right into November and we still have a few prime dates available to target Salmon and Sturgeon, so give us a call and we can arrange a great day of guided fishing for you.



Randy & Trish Beck

BC Fishing Guides