Hope BC has some of the best fishing in the Lower Mainland. So many different species of fish are found in Hope’s rivers, lakes and creeks. Catch kokanee in Kawkawa Lake, steelhead in the Fraser River or rainbow trout in the Skagit River. The Fraser River also boasts a large population of sturgeon.
Sturgeon Sport Fishing
Anglers travel from far and wide to Hope, BC for an opportunity to battle the largest freshwater fish in the world, the white sturgeon. These prehistoric fish can be caught in the Fraser River through out the year, but the best months are April to October. Sturgeon in the Fraser River usually measure between 2 and 6 feet long, but they can be as long as 10 feet and sometimes even longer! Due to their size and remarkable strength, good quality, heavy duty fishing gear is a must.
Most of the fishing in the lower/non-tidal part of the river is done from boat since the shores have poor access. Anglers who do not have a boat usually hire a guide who can offer the best service and fishing experience from the comfort of a jet boat. Guided sturgeon fishing tours are widely available, but book up quickly. White sturgeon fishing is one of the most powerful experiences you will have in nature. It is great for families, tourists and even corporate groups.
Fishing Lakes in and around Hope, BC
Species: Largescale Sucker, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Kokanee, Dolly Varden, Cutthroat and more…
Lake of the Woods
Jones Lake (aka Wahleach Lake)
Fishing Rivers & Creeks in and around Hope, BC
Species: Chinook, Steelhead, Sockeye, Dolly Varden and more…
The Fraser River
Pipeline Bar on the Fraser RiverA highly recommended fishing spot is on Pipeline Bar. You can access the bar by boat. Fish for Steelhead, Chinook Salmon and Sockeye Salmon. Coordinates: N49°22.18' W121°30.39'
The Coquihalla River
The Skagit River
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