Sturgeon Fishing in Canada

Fishing for sturgeon in Chilliwack, BC is one of the most exhilarating guided fishing trips you can ever experience.

Mainlanders Sport Fishing was born from a lifelong passion for sturgeon and salmon fishing in the mighty Fraser and Chilliwack rivers on the stunning west coast of Canada.

For our head guide, Brandon, the thought of being a full time Sturgeon guide seemed like an unobtainable dream as he was working two jobs to support his young family and fishing at every opportunity to feed his passion.

Eventually he took the plunge and obtained his guiding license, bought a jet boat and Mainlanders was born.  With over 20 years of experience sturgeon fishing and salmon fishing on the Fraser river, all of a sudden his immense knowledge of the fish, the river, the salmon runs, the seasons, different baits and locations – became the perfect tools to being an incredibly successful sturgeon guide. So successful in fact, that mainlanders sport fishing is happy to offer a 100% guarantee on all trips – the only Fraser river sturgeon guide to offer this.

At mainlanders our passions are simple: 

  • Protecting the majestic sturgeon and salmon
  • Providing the ultimate guest experience
By keeping these two mantras at the forefront of every guided fishing trip we hope to create a sustainable future for sturgeon guiding and salmon fishing for future generations.


We hope to see out there soon!

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The Fraser River is home to North America’s largest freshwater game fish – the white sturgeon. Our guides are dialed in and consistently hooking clients up with these magnificent, ancient fish. 

Sturgeon are explosive fighters – often jumping multiple times when you engage with them in a battle causing you to hang on for dear life. These fish are active feeders – not always scavengers but hunters of live prey. 

Virtually unchanged for 200 million years, Sturgeon are true living dinosaurs that can reach upwards of 15 feet in length and weigh up to 1800 pounds. An experience every fisherman/fisherwoman needs to cross off their bucket list. 

Sturgeon fishing really starts to heat up in early spring as the first food sources enter the river. The fishing remains great right until the end of November.


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Every year millions of salmon migrate up the Fraser River to their birth streams to complete the salmon life cycle – hatch, migrate, spawn and die.

  With this, the Mighty Fraser offers a host of  world class fishing opportunities. Here you will find chinook, sockeye, pink and coho salmon. Chinook salmon can weigh up to 50 lbs. 

We offer many different techniques to target salmon here: spey fishing, float fishing, fly fishing, bar fishing and spin fishing. Our salmon season usually starts early August and runs right till the middle of November. 

We will accommodate any style or skill level when it come to salmon fishing.