Oct 19 Fishing Update

Fishing for both salmon and sturgeon has been good to excellent this past week. The Coho fishing has been nothing short of excellent and more Chum Salmon are entering the river with each high tide. See below for detailed report.

Salmon fishing for Coho and Chum Salmon has been very good to excellent, The Vedder River, Harrison River, Chehalis and Stave River are all producing results. The Harrison and Vedder have been a pleasant surprise producing some big Coho both hatchery and Wild.

Many of our guests are fly fishing for salmon but we are also targeting them with spoons and jigs. My favorite is the GibbsDelta collection of spoons. There is a spoon for every situation including fishing super shallow water where Coho like to hide. The GibbsDelta collection includes casting lures like the Koho, Ironhead and my favorite the Croc. With over 600 sizes and colors there is a spoon for every situation. The trick is to retrieve the lure very slow, remember it is not a spinner, it is a spoon which requires a slow retrieve.

Sturgeon fishing has been good to excellent as we are now into our final stretch of the Fall Fishery. There is still lots of time to book a trip and get out onto the water. Primetime is now through until middle to end of November so it’s never too late. Give us a call 604-671-3474

Best baits right now will be fresh salmon eggs, stink bait (rotten salmon) and lamprey but #1 will be fresh Chum eggs which can be purchased at any local tackle store in the Fraser Valley. Try calling Chilliwack Dart and Tackle, Sea-Run Tackle or if you live near Richmond, Berry’s Bait.

We still have some amazing fishing ahead of us, if you are looking for a last minute trip, e-mail us at sts or call us 604-671-3474

Hope you have a great weekend

Vic Carrao

Celebrating 24 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2018

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Sept 29 Fishing Update

This past week has been fair to good for both salmon and sturgeon, we are still working hard for our fish but if you are willing to put the time in, the rewards have been great. The Fraser closes for salmon fishing at the end of today and will re-open towards the end of October. The good news is that we can fish salmon on the Harrison, Stave and Sumas which is just starting to see some fish migrate into those rivers.

We have been targeting Coho in several tributaries having some good success casting GibbsDelta spoons. Our favorite is the Hammered Brass Red Fire Stripe but any of the croc colors will work once you have found the fish. I also like casting the GibbsDelta Colorado blades especially in shallow water like you will find in the Sumas Canal or lower Vedder Canal. We will continue to offer our salmon/sturgeon combo trips right through until the end of the season as more fish continue to migrate into these local rivers.

The GibbsDelta Ironhead and Ultra Lures also work well for Coho as seen in this pic, the key is having the correct retrieval speed, slow, slow and slower.

Sturgeon fishing is picking up again, still working hard for our fish but they are plenty of fish out there to catch. Best baits have been Lamprey, Salmon Eggs and Sockeye heads but you can throw just about anything at them right now, you just need to find feeding sturgeon and drop the bait on their nose.

Local rivers like the Vedder, Harrison and Chehalis are all producing salmon catches right now, if your heading onto local flows, try float fishing with the GibbsDelta Colorado blades under the float, it works well especially at first light or late evening before the sun goes down. There is still some great fishing to come so get them rods out of the closet and enjoy the great salmon fishing to come.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Tight lines

Vic Carrao

Have a great day

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Sept 22 Fishing update

The Fraser River has had a banner year for sockeye, even today the Fraser is still teaming with sockeye headed up river to spawn. This late run is mostly Adams River and other smaller local tributaries. Currently the Fraser River is closed to sockeye fishing to protect these fish which means no bottom bouncing with a long leader. There is some excellent bar fishing going on right now and you can also target them using spoons or fly fishing.

Some of our best salmon fishing is yet to come, October is our best month on the Fraser for salmon fishing, we can target Coho, Chinook and Chum salmon using fly, spoon, bar fish or float fish. You can also fish the Harrison River for the same species, again, using fly, spoon or float. If your fishing the Vedder, Chehalis or other local tribs, floating fishing is the most popular.

Here is a beautiful Sturgeon landed today by our guests from Long Beach California. This giant measured 9ft 5 with a 55 inch girth. Fishing for sturgeon has been a bit spotty as of late, and some areas of the river have been extremely slow. These fish have been feeding on sockeye salmon for the past 2 months so a slow down was expected.

I think we just might have just turned a corner as we have seen some good fishing the past 24 hours, STS guide Doug Elias also landed a fish over 9ft today in fact it was bigger measuring 9ft 6inch with a 50 inch girth. Doug captured this monster near Mission City where we have been guiding for over 24 years. Right now we are throwing just about everything at them, lamprey, salmon eggs, sockeye meat, gills, heads etc. The key is finding feeding fish, lots of drops for short periods, most fish are coming in the first 5 minutes of a drop.

I know it’s been a while since I posted a fishing report, after 24 years I think I needed a break. I have been focusing on keeping healthy and working hard up in the canyon. It’s been an amazing season for Renee and I so far, great guests and some amazing fish. My schedule is slowing down a bit so hopefully I have a bit more time to keep the report up to date. I have one Sunday left for our Canyon Trip, October 7 is still available, you can call or e-mail us if you would like to book.

We still have lots of great dates for 6 and 8 hour charters or multi-day packages, email us at sts

FREE DRAW

We are doing a Free Draw on our facebook page, I have some Gibbs/Delta STS UV Glo Flashers to give away as well as some Scotty Rod Holders. Just go to www.facebook.com/stsguiding and like and share our page and post. If you tag a friend they will also be entered to win.

Over the next 7-10 days we will start seeing more Chinook , Coho and Chum Salmon and less sockeye salmon in the Fraser. We still have a couple more unstable days of weather then the sunshine is expected all next week with highs of 24 which is beautiful. The Fraser is currently rising from all the rain but by Tuesday it will be in great shape.

Get out there and give it a try, this has been an amazing season for both salmon and sturgeon and some of the best is yet to come. Tight lines and see you on the water.

Have a great week

Vic Carrao

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Great day for IRL International Truck Centers

Good Day with guests from IRL today fishing with Vic & Renee in the Fraser Canyon. Vic still has a couple dates open for early October in the Canyon and we also have trips out of Mission Harbour available.

This beast measured over 8ft with a 48.5 inch girth and put up a great battle before being released unharmed back into the Fraser River. Sturgeon fishing is consistent year round but October is one of our busiest months for salmon and sturgeon fishing on the Fraser.

IRL International Truck Centers Group getting a picture with Vic’s 28ft twin engine jet Boat.

Salmon fishing has been fair to excellent this past week, bar fishing for Chinook salmon has been good as well as spoon fishing for Coho in tributary rivers. Over the next few weeks fishing will greatly improve as more Coho, Chinook and Chum salmon enter the Fraser. October is one of our best months for fishing salmon using all methods including fly fishing and of course the sturgeon fishing just gets better by the day.

Bar fishing for Chinook Salmon is the most productive way to catch them. Green Cap Chrome or Red Cap Chrome are great choices as is plunking with a GibbsDelta Tee Spoon.

Good choice for location would be Harrison Bar, Hendersons, Bowmans, or top end of Queens.

If you haven’t booked your Fall fishing trip, its never too late. Give us a call 604-671-3474 or email at sts

Have a great week

Vic Carrao

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Sept 5 Fishing update

What a great long weekend out on the Fraser River, lots of big sturgeon and some excellent salmon fishing. Sockeye retention is now closed but salmon fishing is still open on the Fraser. You can fly fish, bar fish or spin fish for salmon or use any method but bottom bouncing. Bottom bouncing with a long leader is used for catching sockeye which is now closed so please do not use this method.

Chinook salmon fishing is one of our favorite out on the Fraser, you can best target Chinook Salmon using a method called Bar Fishing. If you would like to learn more about Bar Fishing for Chinook, have a look at an old article written by long time Fraser River Fishing Guide Vic Carrao @ https://www.guidebc.com/chinook-fishing-on-the-fraser-river-above-mission/

September and October are the two best months for fishing the Fraser for both salmon and sturgeon, our weekend dates in September are almost sold out but we do have some good dates available for October and early November. Nows the time to book your Fall Fraser River Fishing Adventure if you haven’t done so already.

If you are looking for a guided fishing trip on the Fraser, please give us a call at 604-671-3474 or send us an e-mail at sts

Have a great day

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August 22 update

Fishing in the Fraser Valley has been nothing short of excellent. The Fraser River continues to be open for salmon and sturgeon fishing with most of our guests taking home their limits of sockeye and the occasional Chinook Salmon. The salmon run this year has been one of the biggest runs we have seen in quite a few years, we are hopeful that this great fishing will continue through to the end of the season.

The best fishing has just got started so anytime between now and end of October is a great time to experience this world class fishery. We are currently fishing for sockeye and Chinook salmon but it wont be long before the Coho and Chum salmon begin to arrive.

The Sturgeon fishing has been excellent, a few slow days but that is expected even in peak season when those monster sturgeon take a short break from feasting on fresh sockeye salmon. We have had some amazing catches with many fish between 6 to 9 feet.

I would like to take this time to wish our good friend Don Stokes of Humminbird the very best and thank you for all you have done for STS and our west coast fishery. Don is moving back to Ontario to pursue other interests so he will be sorely missed in our region. When Don first arrived in BC Humminbird fish finders were rarely seen or used on the Fraser, with Don’s vision and hard work, Humminbird is now #1 in the freshwater fishing scene in both British Columbia and Alberta. Thanks again Don and good luck form all of us at STS.

If you’re looking for a late summer or Fall fishing trip, we still have some good dates available so please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an e-mail. We would love to have you out this season.

Tight lines

Vic Carrao

Come join us this summer/fall

The Fraser is open to salmon fishing and sturgeon fishing has been good. The sockeye run looks like it might last right through August and into September, then the Coho and Chum will begin to enter the Fraser. For the next 3-4 weeks we will be targeting Chinook, Sockeye and Sturgeon on the Fraser River.

Have a great day

Celebrating 24 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2018

Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns

Vic Carrao

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