October 9, 2023

Hooked on Dinosaurs: Fishing the Mighty Fraser River for Giant Sturgeon

Hooked on Dinosaurs: Fishing the Mighty Fraser River for Giant Sturgeon
Hooked on Dinosaurs: Fishing the Mighty Fraser River for Giant Sturgeon

Have you ever felt the adrenaline rush of reeling in a prehistoric giant from the depths of a mighty river? I’m excited to share my exhilarating experience fishing for sturgeon on the legendary Fraser River.

Nestled in the heart of British Columbia, the Fraser River is renowned for its rich biodiversity and abundance of aquatic life. It’s here, amidst the rugged beauty of the Canadian wilderness, that anglers from around the world flock to test their skills against one of the most elusive and powerful freshwater fish: the White Sturgeon.

Setting out from the quaint riverside town of Mission, our expedition began with anticipation and excitement. Guided by seasoned experts who know the river’s every bend and eddy, we embarked on our quest to hook into one of these prehistoric behemoths.

As we cast our lines into the swirling currents, the anticipation was palpable. The thrill of the chase, the tug of the line, and the sheer strength of these majestic creatures had us on the edge of our seats. With each powerful surge, we were reminded of the raw power and resilience of these ancient fish, some of which can grow to lengths exceeding 10 feet and weigh over 1,000 pounds. In total, we caught and released 7 sturgeon with the biggest being 6ft long and weighing in at approximately 150-200 pounds.

But it wasn’t just the thrill of the catch that made this experience so memorable; it was also the breathtaking beauty of the river and the surrounding wilderness. Towering mountains, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls provided a stunning backdrop to our angling adventure, reminding us of the importance of conservation and preserving these pristine habitats for future generations.

As the day drew to a close and the sun dipped below the horizon, we reflected on our day’s adventures with a sense of gratitude and awe. Fishing the Fraser River for sturgeon had been an experience like no other, one that had left an indelible mark.

So, if you’re seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure amidst the stunning beauty of British Columbia’s wilderness, look no further than sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice enthusiast, there’s no greater thrill than hooking into one of these ancient giants and experiencing the untamed power of nature firsthand.

By: Sam Hauer