23
Dec
2019

Can You Catch A Sturgeon In Winter?

December 23rd, 2019 | in Fish Facts
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Yes, you can catch Sturgeon in the Fraser River any time of the year. Just like you, Sturgeon eat all year-round.  What sucks for them is that there is less food around so they need to look harder than other seasons.

Why Fish For Sturgeon In The Winter?

Vancouver weather is unique to the rest of Canada, especially in the winter months.  It rarely snows in Vancouver – maybe a couple times a year.  We do get rain, but rain won’t freeze a river.

Winters are quiet on the river.  You may be the only boat on the water. In many areas, you won’t even know another soul exists.  You are in the middle of a river with no sign of civilization around.

If you fish with a skilled guide with a good boat, you are set.  You will have the proper gear, a covered cabin, a portable heater, and hopefully a monster sturgeon or two to contend with.

 

Will I Catch Less Sturgeon In The Winter?

No, you should not catch less sturgeon in the winter.  If your guide fishes the right bait and the right location, the season should not matter. The sturgeon are still biting, the hooks are still sharp, and the reels still winding.

The table below is a survey of nearly 12,000 fish caught by Yves Bisson since 2004.  As you can see, winter is just as good as any other season.  In fact, the average size seems to be larger. 

 

total fish

# trips

fish per trip

avg size (cm)

Spring

1377

200

6.9

145.9

Summer

3880

620

6.3

143.1

Fall

5694

605

9.4

142.2

Winter

780

94

8.3

157.5

 

* Information for Yves Bisson retrieved from Fraser River Sturgeon Society database.

So that settles it.  Sturgeon Fishing in the Winter is great.

If you are in the Vancouver area and are looking for a great fishing adventure, contact Yves Bisson – any time of the year.  Winter fishing is just as good – just the weather changes.

Yves Bisson has been a sturgeon fishing guide on the Fraser River, Vancouver BC for over 15 years.  Providing first class sturgeon charters with only the best equipment, any time of year.  Book with Yves and you get Yves for your guide.


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