The mighty Fraser
River constitutes the backbone of one of the world's great
salmon-yielding systems, comprising countless tributaries that have
been spawning sites since time unknown. The
Fraser River provides an exceptional chinook fishery beginning in May,
and the summer months are popular for huge returns of sockeye. In the
Fall, five species of salmon: coho, chum, pink, sockeye, and chinook
return in abundant numbers on the Fraser and several of its productive
tributary rivers - two of which boast successful hatchery programs.
Amid breathtaking scenic
beauty you'll find yourself fishing the region's local rivers - the
Fraser, the Chilliwack, the Vedder and the Chehalis - for chinook,
chum, coho, pink (running every other year, including 2001) and
sockeye salmon PLUS steelhead, trout and the massive sturgeon (the
latter being catch/tag and release only).
There are few places left where you can genuinely be surrounded by
superb fishing and stunning scenery. The legendary Fraser river
system, which to this day remains undimmed throughout its 850 mile
course, ranks as one of the world's last great salmon producing rivers
and still has no rival in its migratory salmon runs. There is no doubt
about it sturgeon of all sizes are great value - most leap upon
feeling cold steel and 100-200lb specimens are everyday catches on the
Fraser and Harrison Rivers.