26 Aug The 5 Best BC Fall Fishing Trips
5 BEST BC FALL FISHING TRIPS
FALL FISHING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA
Some of the best BC fishing opportunities happen in the Fall months during September, October and November. If you’re looking for a fun Fall fishing trip to British Columbia, we have you covered, with multiple fishing options, including freshwater and saltwater trips. Here are our Top 5 Fall British Columbia Fishing Trips, some close to Vancouver, some a bit further, but all guided and all offered by your friends here at Chromer Sport Fishing…
PINK SALMON FISHING IN SEPTEMBER
CHUM SALMON IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
STEELHEAD ON THE BULKLEY RIVER
FALL STURGEON FISHING NEAR VANCOUVER
SKEENA RIVER IN NORTHERN BC
PINK SALMON FISHING
Fishing for Pink salmon is a great Summer and early Fall trip. The rivers of BC’s south coast welcome pink salmon on odd years (2021, 2023, etct). September is a good month for BC pink salmon fishing, offering stable river conditions and nice weather.
Pink Salmon average 5-8 pounds and where we fish for them is super close to the open ocean, so they’re shiny and bright and crush pink coloured flies. September fly fishing for Pink Salmon is something all ages and angler abilities can enjoy. We fish lighter rods to swing flies for these feisty fish, sometimes have 10 to 20 plus fish days!
This is a super easy BC Summer fishing trip to enjoy. Our guided fly fishing trips include transportation from Vancouver, or you can opt to meet us in Squamish, BC, just north of Vancouver. The pink fishing trips we offer are on the Squamish River. Need fly fishing gear? No problem, we’ll outfit you with everything you need for a day of river fishing and our expert guide staff will make sure everyone in your group has an awesome day on the water.
CHUM SALMON FISHING
OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
Within an hour of Vancouver you can be fishing for chum salmon and coho salmon. Prime dates for our Fall chum salmon trips are mid October through to late November, during that time we offer guided day trips and multi-day packages.
The fishing we do is on the Squamish River. This area gives us access to fresh salmon coming off the open ocean. We stay away from spawning fish and respect them as they make their journey upstream. These are fly fishing trips, but we can accommodate conventional gear anglers. This experience is well suited to anglers of all abilities, but moderate fishing experience levels generally get the most of this trip. We also have areas we can fish for BC bull trout through the Fall and Winter months.
If you’re looking for a Fall fishing trip that won’t break the bank, this is one of the most affordable salmon fishing trips in BC!
AT THE REMOTE BULKLEY BASECAMP
There’s a little place, that few know about and even less get to experience. The lower sections of the Bulkley River area accessed by only the most experienced oarsman and guides, opening up a paradise of fly fishing for wild bright summer run steelhead. This is an incredible BC Fall fishing experience, with prime dates from early September to mid October.
The Bulkley Basecamp, hidden away in the deep canyons of the lower Bulkley River offers six day packages into the best steelhead fishing water found anywhere in the world. Fully guided, this is a super limited offer trip, with only six guests per week through September and October. Interested in some dates, drop us a note and we’ll send you current availability or get you on a wait list for the upcoming season.
FALL STURGEON FISHING
ON THE FRASER RIVER, BC
Don’t be fooled into thinking Summer is the only time that is great for sturgeon fishing in BC. Our Fall sturgeon fishing trips on the Fraser River will put you into the heart of the Fraser River Canyon and tied into some of the biggest fish on the planet! September, October and November are all solid months for Fraser River sturgeon fishing, with October & November usually being two months were we see a proportionate number of bigger fish being caught.
Getting to the Fraser River is super easy, it’s only 90 minutes from downtown Vancouver. You can choose a day trip, or a multi-day sturgeon fishing package. Book with Chromer Sport Fishing and get hooked up with the hardest working guides on the Fraser, we have an incredible crew that are on the river year-round.
SKEENA RIVER FALL FISHING
FOR WILD SALMON & STEELHEAD
If you’re in search of a more involved Fall fishing trip in British Columbia, a multi-day adventure into BC’s Skeena River region might just be the ticket this Fall. The Skeena River, home to a strong population of wild salmon and steelhead, is a mecca of sport fishing in September, October and November.
The lodge program at Skeena Spey Lodge is second to none, a flexible BC fishing package that will give you access to a variety of wild rivers, including the famed Skeena and Kalum rivers. Packages are all-inclusive and getting there is easy, with multiple daily flights from Vancouver to Terrace, BC.
About the Author
Yos Gladstone is the owner operator of Chromer Sport Fishing, a guiding company and booking agency based in British Columbia, Canada. A full-time salmon & steelhead guide, Yos spends 200+ days a year on the water fishing, guiding and hosting trips.