FALL SALMON FISHING

SALMON FISHING ON RIVERS NEAR VANCOUVER

Our guided salmon fishing day trips and packages will put you into the heart of the Squamish River and some of the best freshwater river fishing found anywhere in BC. Prime fishing dates are October and November for chum and coho salmon. There is also some very good pink salmon fishing earlier in the season. Pink salmon fishing is available on odd years with August being the prime month. Joining us for a Fall salmon fishing trip is easy. Our packages include transportation from Vancouver, accommodations and guided fishing. More information on our BC Fall fishing opportunities can be found below.

PRIME DATES ALWAYS

October & November for prime fishing.

CHOOSE YOUR TRIP

Raft Drift trips or Walk & Wade

CLOSE TO VANCOUVER

Fishing right in Squamish BC

AFFORDABLE PACKAGES

With no big travel plans needed!

SOLO ANGLERS WELCOME

Priced nicely for solo travellers.

TOP RATED

5 Star Rating on Trip Advisor

Fall Salmon Fishing

GUIDED DAY TRIPS

ON THE SQUAMISH RIVER

Guided day trips for Fall salmon fishing on the Squamish River. Transportation from Vancouver included or you can meet us in Squamish. Prices based on a two people but solo anglers are welcome. If you’re not bringing your own gear, we have quality Simms wading gear and all fishing equipment available for a rental charge. Price per person in CAD.

  • Two Person Half Day

    $275 pp
  • Two Person Full Day

    $375 pp
  • Two Person Drift Trip

    $440 pp
Fall Fly Fishing

SOLO ANGLER

PACKAGE RATES

Built with solo anglers in mind, our salmon packages in Squamish BC are some of the most affordable you’ll find in British Columbia. Enjoy guided fishing with hotel accommodation minutes from the river. Lunch included on guided days. Transportation from Vancouver can also be included. Price per person in CAD.

  • 2 Day / 1 Night Package

    $1195
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Package

    $1935
  • 4 Day / 3 Night Package

    $2595
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TWO ANGLERS

PACKAGE RATES

The perfect BC fishing package for two, or any other group size! A fun and easy fly fishing getaway in BC for October or November. Enjoy guided fishing with hotel accommodation minutes from the river. Lunch included on guided days. Transportation from Vancouver can also be included. Price per person in CAD.

  • 2 Day / 1 Night Package

    $825
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Package

    $1285
  • 4 Day / 3 Night Package

    $1825
Fall Salmon Fishing

FALL FISHING PACKAGES

AFFORDABLE FISHING GETAWAYS IN BC

Looking for a fun BC fishing package that won’t break that bank? Our Fall fishing packages in Squamish BC check all the boxes, putting you into great fishing with no big travel plans! Our custom fishing packages include hotel accommodations in Squamish combined with our top-rated fishing guide services. Packages are flexible and affordable, you can pick how many days you’d like to fit any budget. Packages also include transportation from Vancouver, we can even pick you up at the airport.

The Squamish hotels we use for these packages are the Howe Sound Inn and the Executive Suites Squamish. The Howe Sound Inn has a great onsite brewpub and is within easy walking distance of other restaurants and pubs. It offers small cozy rooms and is stones throw to the ocean. There is also the Executive Suites Squamish that has an onsite restaurant, gym and pool. Both hotels are close to the river, with a 10-20 minute drive to the fishing.

Squamish River Fishing

SQUAMISH RIVER SALMON FISHING

FLY FISHING FOR SALMON CLOSE TO VANCOUVER

Our guided fly fishing day trips to the Squamish River are offered year-round but if you’re interested in targeting chum and coho salmon you’ll want to aim for an October or November timeframe. The fishing we do is mainly focused on the sections of river closest to the ocean, targeting clean chrome fish as they come off the saltwater. This is the best area for fresh chum and coho salmon. The area is home to hundreds of eagles in the Fall months and it’s not uncommon to see elk and black bears. We offer a variety of guided experiences, from half-day trips, to full-day trips to our popular river drifts.

Chum salmon range from 8-20 pounds. They’re a great fighting fish and the Squamish River is home to a healthy return of chum salmon each Fall. Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon, are in the 5-12 pound range. These are aerobatic fish that crush flies. Have a look at the full feature done on our company with Fishing BC & The Fly Fishing Journal, it will give you a good idea of what to expect!

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 GUIDED DAY TRIP INFO

JUST LOOKING FOR ONE GUIDED DAY, NO PROBLEM!

If you’re only looking for a single day trip we offer guided day trips on the Squamish River system all year. Prime time for Fall salmon trips are October & November. You can choose from a half-day, full-day or drift trip, all are good options for the Fall months. We offer transportation from Vancouver or you can maximize your day by meeting us in Squamish. More info on our guided day trips can be found here.

Fall Fly Fishing

COHO FISHING CRAZINESS!

FALL FLY FISHING INFO

Coho salmon, also known as Silver salmon in the US, are our targeted species during the Fall salmon runs. The past few years we’ve had very strong coho salmon returns on the Squamish River. These acrobatic fish range from 5-12 pounds and crush flies. We fish a variety of streamers and attractor patterns for coho salmon in slow and slack moving water. A fun fishery and a big part of our Fall salmon packages!

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GEARING UP FOR FALL SALMON

FLY FISHING GEAR FOR SALMON FISHING

Before we get into gear needed, it is important to point out all fishing gear is included on our trips for a small rental fee. That said, if you’re interested in gearing yourself up for Fall salmon fishing here are a few ideas and recommendations to get you started…

You’ll want a good quality fly rod. Single handed rods are best in 7-9 weight ranges. For double-handed spey rods an 8 weight will serve you well. If you can, carry both a single handed rod and a double handed rod when fishing. We bring both on our guided trips, as some of the fishing we do requires shorter casts and stripping action on flies. That’s when we use a single handed rod with a full intermediate sinking line. Spey rods are great for covering water and longer casts. A variety of sink tips are important, with Type III and Type VI being the two most used. A good reel is needed for Fall salmon season as these fish love to take line, so a solid drag is important. Having a collection of small to medium sized flies is key. Smaller flies for clear water conditions and bigger flies when rivers offer less clarity.

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FALL SALMON FISHING TIPS

IF YOU’RE HEADED OUT ON YOUR OWN

Having a guide is nice but if you’re headed out salmon fishing on your own we wanted to give you a few tips. These are simply tips we use when guiding and will hopefully help you catch a few more fish… Don’t wade deep. This is the most common mistake, as most salmon are often close to shore in 2-3 feet of water.Be patient. Salmon come through in waves, especially if you’re fishing close to the ocean. Rolling fish are an indicator that salmon are moving through. Downsize your fly. It’s a common mistake to use big heavy flies for salmon. Most of the fish we catch are on small, sparsely tied flies that have a light amount of weight to them! Here’s the Hobo Spey Fly, a Fall salmon and steelhead favourite.

Be respectful of these fish. Never drag salmon onto sand or rocks and ensure all fish are kept in the water. If you’re taking a photo do it quickly and ensure the fish is revived before releasing. Read the BC freshwater fishing synopsis before heading out, use only single barbless hooks and ensure you have you BC fishing license with you at all times!

Squamish Fishing Package

HOWE SOUND INN

FALL FISHING PACKAGE ACCOMMODATIONS

Located in the heart of downtown Squamish is the Howe Sound Inn. We put lots of our guests up here, it has a great onsite brew pub and small cozy rooms. It is within walk distance of shops and other restaurants.

FLY FISHING PACKAGES

EXECUTIVE SUITES SQUAMISH

FALL FISHING PACKAGE ACCOMMODATIONS

The Executive Suites Squamish is a newer hotel with an onsite restaurant called Norman Rudy’s. There are a variety of room arrangements and amenities, including a pool and workout room.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO RIVER FISHING?

We enjoy a relatively long season of Fall salmon fishing on BC rivers, with solid fishing from late September to late November. For the absolute most prime window for fishing you'll want to be here from mid October to mid November.

Do you do hotel pickups?

Yes, we can pick you up in Vancouver. You can also meet us in Squamish to maximize your day.

Is it guaranteed catch?

Nothing in fishing is guaranteed. We'll put you in all the right places, the fish just have to cooperate!

Where are these packages?

Our Fall salmon packages take place in Squamish BC. Squamish is less than an hours drive time north of Vancouver. An easy to get to location that offers wilderness fishing.

Do I need a license?

Yes, a fishing license is required, we will send you information when booking on how to buy one.

Is it fly fishing only?

Mostly fly fishing but we can accommodate conventional gear fishing as well.

Can We Keep Our Catch?

No, we are a catch and release guiding operation and don't offer retention. If you are headed out on your own make sure you read BC fishing synopsis prior to fishing.

Is food included?

Not on day trips but we include lunch on multi-day package trips.

How Do I book?

Fill out the form below and we'll let you know our availablity!

FALL SALMON INQUIRY FORM

Contact the pro team at Chromer Sport Fishing about a Fall salmon fishing trip. We’ll send you more info, pricing and availability.

You can also call us toll free 1-877-902-3933 or email us at chromersportfishing@gmail.com.