Pitt River Sockeye are the largest in the world with some weighing in at 18lbs. The Pitt River is only 40 miles from the ocean, which can bring them into the Upper Pitt River within 24 hrs. With jumps as high as five feet, cartwheels and incredible head shakes these fish are a real challenge to land. Sockeye are also the most plentiful fish in the Pitt with 40,000-70,000 returning each year. They stay bright for the first two weeks of August and then slowly start switching to colourful reds and greens, they are still extremely feisty to the end of August with large numbers caught. This is a spectacular fishery with large numbers of cutthroat rainbows and bull trout following these magnificent fish, waiting for them to spawn. They will all keep your rod bent!
Pitt River King (Chinook) salmon are the most aggressive species in British Columbia. Pitt River Kings are a non-target species but while fishing for sea-run bull trout and Sockeye they frequently hammer the fly. They run from July 1st to Sept 1st and peak July 20th to Aug 20th and range from 10-40 lbs.