Every odd numbered year in the river systems of BC the Pink Salmon come up river to spawn.The Pink Salmon of BC are the smallest of the Pacific Salmon averaging 4-6lbs, with bigger fish up to 12lbs available. Their runs are overwhelmingly huge, providing
anglers with a very consistent and fun-filled sport fishery. Some years, this BC salmon run exceeds 25 million fish. The Pink run is considered a world-class fishery, providing some of the best salmon fishing in BC.
The Pink Salmon
are very aggressive and are probably the easiest to catch out of the 5 BC salmon species. If you’re just learning how to fly fish, this is the fishery for you…there are so many fish around that you will catch fish! Traditional spinning and casting
gear is also extremely effective using a variety of baits, and these fish are a lot of fun on light tackle. The Pink Salmon are in the Fraser River and its tributaries from July to September. The Pink Salmon fishery is truly a great fishing experience for
everyone who enjoys fishing and the outdoors.
The fishing techniques for pink salmon are simplistic. They will often chase colourful lures, jigs and flies without any hesitation,
making them one of the easiest salmon to catch. The rod and reel set up for pink salmon should not be too heavy, otherwise it takes away the fun. Since the fish are not very big, your fishing line should be between 6 and 10lb test. The rods should be light
to medium action, flexible is ideal. The length of the rod is dictated by the style of your fishing. If you are spinning, then a 6 foot rod is good enough. If you are drifting in streams, a 10 foot rod is necessary for you to be able to fish comfortably. For
flyfishing, depending on the condition of the waters you are fishing in (current, depth), a 5 or 6 weight rod is strong enough.
Any type of lures should work, as long as it is heavy enough to reach the schools and that the colour is right. Some of pink
salmon's favorite colours include pink, red, orange and green. Some lures that you may want to try out include Gibbs Croc and Koho spoons (1/4 to 3/8 ounce is ideal), Apex, Deadly Dick, Buzz Bomb, spin n glow, wool and pink worm. For more information on pink
salmon fishing. When fishing for pink salmon in the ocean, look for signs of fish. These include feeding on the surface, leaping out of the water or even just watching fish swimming around in the water.