Vancouver’s waters are home to some of the most prolific salmon runs in the world. With millions of salmon returning to local rivers and streams annually, you can catch salmon here any day of the year.
First Fish Charters is your first choice for catching salmon in Vancouver. Our flexible packages and unparalleled guiding expertise ensure that you will have the most exciting and successful fishing trip possible! First Fish Charters will have you fishing within minutes of departing from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. We provide everything you need, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery as well as the great fishing.
Captain Warren has been selected to be apart of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans stock assessment program. He takes a selection of DNA samples from Coho and Chinook Salmon. This helps provided scientific data for the migration patterns and growth rates for these two iconic salmon species. This data will help enable fishing opportunities for the future.
Everyone from beginning, to seasoned anglers will benefit from host and guide Warren Barker’s more than 15 years of guiding experience. Your day’s catch will include seasonal fishing opportunities for Dungeness Crab and succulent B.C. Spot Prawns in addition to our world famous year round Pacific Salmon fishery. Our charters are perfect for tourist, family and corporate trips looking for a quality local fishing experience. Your world class Vancouver salmon fishing Charter begins with First Fish Charters.
JUNE - JULY
The salmon fishing has been good to excellent this year.
Coho fishing is just getting going and it will continue to improve in the coming weeks.
Chinook fishing opens for retention on July 15th. A minimum 7 hour trip is required to get to open areas for retention.
2022 is a dominant cycle year for Sockeye. The opening is highly anticipated again this year. The opening for sockeye fishing is expected to be the first week of August. Coho & Chinook fishing are both excellent through these months.
August 1st also sees the opening of Chinook Salmon on the West Vancouver shoreline. This will allow for retention opportunities on all trips. September 1st all areas open for a retention of 2 Chinook per person.
OCTOBER - MARCH
October marks the start of our Fall / Winter season fishing for feeding Chinook (King) Salmon. This fishery is open for a retention of 2 per person from October 1st to March 31st.
Spot Prawns and Dungeness Crab
is open for retention year round. The best results are January through May.
In mid May the Commercial Prawn & Crab Fishing season begins. Results are not as consistent in the summer as before the commercial opening but its worth a try...
Please contact me to book a trip or if you have any questions .
Call or Text 1-604-202-6522