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Our Fraser river fishing location is “The Mecca” of the salmon and sturgeon fishing action in Chilliwack, which is just 1 hour east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Cascade Fishing Adventures has been in operation since 1990 with its original operator and guide and has earned an international reputation for providing an unforgettable fishing adventure.
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Steelhead range in size from the common six to ten pounds, up to the world record size of 42 pounds. Steelhead ranging between 28 pounds and 36 pounds have been recorded in BC.
The current sport-caught world record, 97.25 lb (44.11 kg), was caught in 1985 in Alaska. The commercial catch world record is 126 lb (57 kg) caught near Rivers Inlet, British Columbia, in the late 1970s
The largest sturgeon caught on record was caught on the Fraser River, in British Columbia, and weighed an estimated 1,832 pounds (831 kg) and measured 12 feet, 4 inches.
Mature adults have a pronounced red skin color with darker backs and average 28 inches and 7 to 11 pounds, occasionally reaching up to 36 pounds (16 kg). The current record is 39 lb 2 oz.
Adult chum usually weigh from 4.4 to 10.0 kg, (9.7 lbs to 22.0 lbs) with an average length of 60 cm (24 inches). The record for chum is 19 kg (42 lbs) and 112 cm (44 inches) and was caught at Edie Pass in British Columbia.
Sockeye salmon is the third most common Pacific salmon species, after pink and chum salmon with the most famous run being the Fraser River sockeye run. The current sockeye world record is 8kg or 17 lb 10 oz.
Pink salmon runs occur on odd years and it is the smallest and most abundant of the Pacific salmon. Pink salmon average 4.8 pounds (2.2 kg) in weight with the maximum recorded size at 30 inches (76 cm) and 15 pounds (6.8 kg).
Cutthroat trout are popular gamefish, especially among anglers who enjoy fly fishing. The common name “cutthroat” refers to the distinctive red coloration on the underside of the lower jaw. The current record is set at 62 lb 0 oz.
Since 1990 Cascade Fishing Adventures has specialized in the exhilarating experience of sturgeon and salmon fishing in British Columbia. The mighty Fraser River contains not only monster Sturgeon, but also Steelhead, Chum, Trout, Chinook, Coho, Pinks and Sockeye Salmon. It is with thanks to our clients, that in 2021 we celebrate our 31st season and we could not have achieved this milestone without you, our clients for whom we always go that extra mile.
The Fraser’s sturgeon fishery has drawn considerable international attention in the last decade due to the white sturgeon’s incredible size, life history and sport fishing qualities. When you factor in the sturgeon’s substantial abundance, the area’s beautiful geography, and the Fraser valley’s many activities, you will find our guided sturgeon fishing experience is the complete package.
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