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Fraser river:

The Fraser River starts at the base of the Rocky Mountains near Alberta, the river cuts it's way through 970 miles of British Columbia's most rugged country ending up in the city of Vancouver. The Fraser River is one of the largest salmon bearing rivers in the world with an average of 10 to 30 million salmon returning each year. The Fraser is also home to one of the largest freshwater game fish on earth, the White Sturgeon. Sturgeon can grow to lengths of over 15 feet and weigh as much as 1800 lbs. You can find out more about Sturgeon or Salmon fishing the Fraser by clicking on the links provided.

Harrison river:

The Harrison River is one of the more scenic rivers in the Fraser Valley. Although this river is not long, it does offer some great fishing for all 5 species of salmon in late summer and fall, Steelhead and Cutthroat in spring and Sturgeon. One of our favorite accommodations is located just a few hundred yards from the Harrison River. See HMCH for more information.

Chehalis River:

The Chehalis River is approx 15 miles long, 12 miles of this river is pristine canyon wilderness with white water rapids and hundreds of water falls. This river has good runs of Steelhead, Coho, Chum, Chinook and a small run of summer run Steelhead. Because of the rugged canyon most of the angling is done in the lower section of the river. Crowding is a problem on this river as hundreds of angler squeeze together in hopes of that big salmon. We are the only guide outfitter who offer's whitewater rafting/fishing adventures down this pristine canyon. Fish all day with no crowds and good fishing opportunities.

Vedder River:

The Vedder River is one of the largest tributaries to the Fraser. It is approx 35 miles long with good shore access throughout the entire length. This river has large runs of steelhead in the winter and spring, large runs of salmon in late summer and fall. This River gets a bit crowded during peak Steelhead and Salmon season but if you know the river you can easily find a quiet place to catch some fish. We offer many types of fishing adventures on this river including our yearly steelhead seminars. We also offer whitewater rafting year round for those who like to experience a thrill of a lifetime.

Stave River:

The lower Stave River offer some good salmon angling opportunities in the fall and trout opportunities in the spring. This river gets large runs of Chum salmon as well as good numbers of Coho salmon. Stave Lake and Upper Stave River both offer good angling in the spring for Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.

Lilloet River:

This river offers a unique opportunity for those looking for adventure. Getting there is half the fun, we either run jet boats across Harrison Lake then jet boat up this narrow shallow river or we fly you in via Helicopter. The Lilloet offers good angling for Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden Char in the spring and fall with some opportunities for salmon in the fall.

Skagit River:

The Skagit River can be compared to many trout streams in the Colorado region. Lots of good quality rainbows ranging from 10 to 18 inches and Dolly Varden Char to 8 lbs. This river is a non- guided river, many of our clients will spend a day on their own on this little gem that offers great fly fishing opportunities from July 1st to mid August. If you plan on going you might want to checkout our fly patterns.

Upper Pitt River:

Upper Pitt River is located at the North end of Pitt Lake, the largest tidal lake in North America. Fresh runs of salmon ride the tides up the Fraser River, crossing Pitt Lake so quickly that they often have sea lice still on them. Fresh running sockeye, coho and chinook salmon are usually chrome bright. The resident trout are all wild stock - and incredibly beautiful. Good populations of resident trout and sea-run Char are in the river year round. Approximately 40 miles of river awaits you. Because it is boat and air access only, there are no crowds. Surrounded by the rugged Coast Range, it is easy to think you are in a wilderness area in northern British Columbia, or Alaska. We offer year round fishing on Pit River for trout and seasonal fishing for salmon.

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