As the largest salmon-producing branch of the Fraser River system, the Harrison River and Harrison Lake are popular fishing destinations for anglers who come from across the globe to take advantage of top-notch fishing conditions. All five species of salmon – sockeye, chinook, pink, coho, and chum – pass through the Harrison River to spawn, ensuring an abundance and wide range of salmon fishing during the summer months. Beginning in early June, BC salmon fishing begins to pick up speed, with the salmon beginning their migration into the Harrison River across Harrison Lake. Later in the season, typically around mid-August, the sockeye salmon make their way to Morris Creek and the Weaver Creek channels, with runs of chinook, pink, coho, and chum salmon filling the Harrison River. The runs are so abundant with salmon that the color of the water appears to turn pink. Keep an eye out for the following salmon species of salmon in Harrison Lake: Chinook – also known as kings, these are the biggest salmon, often exceeding 30 pounds. Chinooks spawn most often in runs with deep, fast water – timing is everything to catch a chinook. These salmon use the Harrison as traveling grounds and these fish can easily push through in a few days. Sockeye – often referred to as “reds,” the sockeye salmon have the darkest flesh of the salmon species. They first move into the Harrison River in August and continue through the end of September. Pink – the pink salmon are the most abundant and typically the smallest of the species. They typically migrate through the Harrison River soon after hatching.