Canyon Trips begin this weekend.

First Canyon run up to Hells Gate today since freshet. Lots of big whirl pools but manageable in the big red beast.

This weekend is the official start of our Hells Gate/ Canyon trips. I just had a cancellation for Saturday August 11. This is my last Saturday/ Weekend date for the season. If you would like to book a trip with Vic, just call , message or email us.

Thanks to Ron and Renee for coming out today and A big Happy Birthday to Renee who turns a big 29 today. Happy Birthday Renee.

Here’s a few pics from today.

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Some Great Action

Our good clients from First Truck Edmonton killing it out on the West Coast. Great job Guys.

Early Summer Update

It’s that time of year again when we contact our past guests and offer up some of our best available dates for both salmon and sturgeon fishing. July is one of our busiest booking months so if you were thinking about coming out this season, now is the time to book your favorite guide and pick prime dates for your next Fraser River Fishing Adventure.

The season has started off with a bang, lots of big sturgeon being caught on the Fraser, Salmon fishing has been excellent out on the ocean and our Pitt River fly fishing trips are producing some nice fish. The Fraser River is dropping fast and coming into shape, I expect that by early August we should see some prime river conditions for both salmon and sturgeon.

For those of you wanting to river fish for salmon ( sockeye) and sturgeon we are expecting a large Sockeye Run this year, unfortunately we can’t give you exact dates as to when it might open but we do know that in the past the best time to fish for sockeye and mostly likely opening time is usually between August 21-Sept 15. There are other prime opportunities for salmon that are much more predictable like September, October and early November when you can target other species of salmon such as Chinook, Coho and Chum Salmon.

As most of our clients know, September, October & November is what we consider the best of the best, you can salmon fish using many methods, fly fishing, spin fishing, bar fishing, casting spoons and plunking out of the boat. Whichever is your preferred method, we can provide an expert guide that can help you achieve your goals. Add to that the fact that you can catch monster sturgeon on the same trip and there is what you have “ a trip of a lifetime”.

The Fraser Canyon is one of those unique trips that sticks in your mind long after the trip is over. I still hear guests talking about our Fraser Canyon Adventure years later as if it happened yesterday. Many of our groups make it an annual trip with Vic and Renee as your guides. Vic has been guiding the Fraser for over 25 years and will still be running the Canyon for the 2018 season which begins next weekend. Dates are getting thin for our summer/fall season so give us a call to book. We have provided some of Vic’s available dates below.

August 1,2,27,28,31 – September 5,6,19,23-27 Our last available weekend date is Sunday Sept 23 which won’t last long after we post this report on our website.

Your trip to the Fraser Canyon includes:

  • 132km round trip from Hope to Hells Gate
  • Full day on the water Sturgeon Fishing
  • Barbecue Lunch
  • Scenic white water jet boating
  • Skeet Shooting if time permits.

Call or e-mail us for current rates.

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Packages and Adventures

Our new website does not show pricing for 2018 but we have not changed our rates, in fact we have actually lowered our 2 person rate from $750 to $700 for an 8 hour sturgeon or salmon trip. Our Best Western and Harrison Hotel Packages are same as last season but again, our 2 person packages will be a bit less for both Best Western and HHS. We no longer offer the Above & Beyond Lodge Packages but we do have several new options for private home/lodge for larger groups from 6 to 15 people.

Last but not least, our guides have pretty much stayed the same, Tom, Thomas, Doug, Vic and Chris will all be back on the water for 2018, we have also added expert fly fishing guide and Team Canada member Mathew Dirkson to our roster. Matt is a great angler who has tremendous experience far beyond his age. Take a look at Matt’s impressive Bio https://www.guidebc.com/bc-fishing-guide-matthew-derksen/

Happy July 4th

Happy July 4th to all of our good friends and customers from down south. Hope you all have an Amazing Day. Fishing is great, common up and enjoy a strong US dollar.

Hammer Time

Some great fishing happening on the West Coast & Fraser River. Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Sturgeon, Bull Trout. It’s on fire right now in all of our fisheries. If your looking for a last minute trip, give us a call.

Leslie Perks of Ontario getting some Sturgeon Fishing in before heading to the West Coast for some Salmon and Halibut.

Hammertime on the salmon yesterday, fishing only 36 feet of flat calm water.

22lb Spring, just one of 9 for the morning, gotta love it when fishing is Hot.

End the day with some Hali fishing,

Come join us for a last minute fishing vacation, you won’t regret it.

Happy Canada Day Long weekend everyone

STS Team.

Hope to Hells Gate Jet Boat Tour

Sign up Now for our July 28 or 29 Hells Gate Jet Boat Tour.

This 4 hour tour takes you deep into the Fraser Canyon, 132km round trip departing from Hope at 9am or 1;30pm, Cost is $149 pp. Call us now to book your seat. 604-671-3474

June 25 Fishing Report Update`

It’s been a great couple weeks out on the water, right now we are fishing sturgeon on the Fraser River, Trout on the Pitt River and Salmon and Halibut fishing on the West Coast at our private lodge. Please see below for detailed report.

Sturgeon Fishing has really picked up over the past few weeks as water levels continue to drop. Some larger sturgeon in the 7-8 foot range have been consistent but that is day to day as you just never know when the big ones are lurking below the boat. Best baits have been salmon eggs, salmon belly strips and lamprey eel. Some of the best fishing is still to come and we still have lots of great dates available. Primetime is August through to November, we offer day trips or overnight with or without accommodations.

Have you met our newest super star guide Mathew Dirksen (top left) Mathew is a local boy who has been tearing up the local waters since he was just a youngster. A member of the Canadian Youth Fly Fishing Team since 2014 he has traveled around the world competing for Canada. Matthew is also an accomplished sturgeon angler who has been fishing the Fraser since a young child. We are confident you will enjoy your time on the water with Matt.

West Coast Salmon fishing has been excellent as well as bottom fishing for Ling Cod and Halibut. We are fishing Quatsino Sound area for the next few months putting our guests up at the new Kagoagh Lodge. We still have a couple dates available for this up coming long weekend. If your looking to get some fresh salmon and halibut in the freezer, this would be the trip to do. All of our packages include accommodations, meals and guided fishing. Give us a call if you would like to take one of our two available dates.

What an amazing weekend for this couple catching salmon, ling cod and snapper while fishing calm flat waters of Quatsino.

Pitt River has been producing some great catches of Bull Trout both on the fly and using light tackle spin gear. A good push of Bull Trout went through late last week which made for a good weekend of fishing. Water conditions are perfect right now so looks like we are going to have another great week of fishing. The Pitt River produces some good to excellent fly fishing throughout June and July for Bull Trout, Sockeye and the occassional Chinook, if you can get out before August 15 you should have a great trip.

Have a great week

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