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.
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.
We are following the direction of the BC Public Health Officer to keep our customers safe.
If anyone in a group is feeling ill or has tested positive for COVID-19 we will reschedule the trip to a later date for no charge.
The vessel is cleaned and disinfected between each trip.
Masks are not required on the vessel. If you have health concerns and require the captain to wear a mask please let us know prior to the trip.
The Captain is fully vaccinated.
Please let us know if you require any further information.
Catch and release for Chinook Salmon. These conservation measures are in place to protect the early returning Fraser River Chinook runs. Our science permit allows us to fish in otherwise closed areas to get DNA samples of the Chinook Salmon. This helps The Department of Fisheries better understand the migration routes and feeding patterns of this iconic salmon species.
JUNE - JULY
Coho Salmon arrive early to mid June and can be caught through to to the end of the summer. Chinook (King) Salmon retention opens July 15th. A full day 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.
OCTOBER - MARCH
October marks the end of fishing for migrating salmon and is the start of our Fall / Winter season fishing for feeding Chinook (King) Salmon. This fishery is open from October 1st to March 31st.
Spot Prawns and Dungeness Crab are open year round. The best results are January through May. In mid May the Commercial Prawn season starts and in Mid June the Commercial Crab season begins. We can have some decent catches in the summer, but the winter and spring produces the best crab & prawn results.
All trips are weather dependent. Operating in safe and comfortable conditions is a top priority. Please contact me if you would like to more information.
Call or Text 1-604-202-6522