salmon sports fishing trip to BC?
Columbia is known world wide as one of the best sport fishing
destinations you can experience. There are several different species of BC
salmon bringing a variety of different fishing methods, tackle and incredible BC
scenery to explore. There is currently over 800 salmon charter guides in British
Columbia that look forward to helping you land your trophy of a lifetime.
The Chinook, also known as Spring or King salmon, is the largest of the salmon
species, often weighing over 40 lbs or (18kg). These monsters rank as one of the
most popular sport fish attracting sports fishing enthusiasts from all over the
globe. The Spring salmon run begins in May continuing up until November.
Chinook salmon in BC commonly starts in the coastal salt water in early summer
and as the season moves toward the fall, you can enjoy some exciting river
fishing. Regardless of your taste, there is an abundance of fishing available.
Also very popular with sport fishing enthusiasts, the Coho fishery in British
Columbia is currently under strict conservation measures. Catch and release of
all wild Coho is encouraged for the rehabilitation of this species. Hatchery
Coho fishing has proven to be a very popular sport fishery in BC with the Fall
Coho returns proving to be strong in recent years.
Steelhead have been known to perform spectacular jumps and runs in a quest to be free.
Because of their awesome fighting ability and sheer beauty is why anglers from around the world converge on British Columbia each winter.
Fishing for Winter Steelhead begins in mid January and continues through to April. Peak season for these trophy fish is Feb 1, to March 15th, but can be caught anytime after the New Year.
Sockeye fishing in British Columbia is fast becoming one of the most popular sport fish in freshwater. The Fraser River hosts the largest sockeye migration anywhere in the world, on a high yield year over 30 million salmon will swim the Fraser to their spawning grounds. These fish are fresh from the ocean and are Chrome silver.
Pink are the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific species, often known as a 'humpy' from the hump it develops on its back at spawning time.
These fish can be allot of fun to catch and great on the bbq.
Chum SalmonFeature Salmon Fishing Story
Chum Salmon sometimes known as 'dog' salmon from their big teeth that
develop at spawning time have
become very popular with many anglers because of their great fighting ability.
Chum salmon meat is also considered to be among the best salmon for smoking.
First Ocean Fishing Experience
I fished in several rivers and
lakes with my Dad before but today was something totally new and exciting. We
were going salt water Salmon fishing.
Our boat left the dock at about
5:30am from Secret Cove...