Well the bigger fish have made an appearance this week, after our high water on the weekend the river has dropped into ideal conditions for the upcoming week. We have seen a large number of bigger fish averaging 10-16Lbs in the last few days, and they seem really willing to take the bait.
We are finding 2-6 fish per day between a couple anglers. Fish have been coming on roe bags and prawns in a variety of colors, but orange roe bags with a natural colored egg seems to be the best. A lot of fish are being caught in shallow water, so the fight is explosive to say the least.
The fish are spread all through the system now so we have a lot of options in finding fish and seem to be able to get away from other anglers. With the upcoming weather reports and the cold conditions the river should be in great shape for the next few weeks.
If you are looking to improve your steelhead catch rates, STS offers private one on one and small group instructional steelhead seminars. These seminars take place on the river by one of our top steelhead guides. If you would like more information, please call or e-mail us.
Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Now Available with STS
For the past 10 years STS has been providing Saltwater Fishing for our guests. At one time we used one of our jet boats for fishing in Vancouver Harbour but on rough days it was quite uncomfortable. We then tried contracting out our trips but that didn’t work well either. As many of you already know, salmon fishing opportunities on the Fraser is getting later and later each year. Last year, Chinook Fishing was not open until July15 and 2011 looks the same. Having said that, there is great salmon fishing just outside the river in the Strait of Georgia and Gulf Islands which we could not access with Jet Boats.
For the past year we have been working on bringing our own guides and boats to Vancouver and offer what we feel is service and knowledge that just isn’t available in the Vancouver Market. So to make a long story short , we teamed up with Delta Airport Hotel and now offer daily fishing charters departing from Vancouver. Check out our new boats and website at www.fishingvancouver.com ( still under contruction)
Vic’s Fishing Blog
If you are one of the many anglers who visit our website on a regular basis looking for fishing reports you will notice a change for 2011. We are no longer doing weekly fishing report but instead will offer more fishing reports, updated more often through our Fishing Blog. You will find fishing report blogs on both www.guidebc.com and www.fishingvancouver.com
2011 Trade Shows
STS Guiding Service will be at the following events for 2011
Feb 18 -21 Spring Fishing & Boat Show (Toronto)
March 4 -6 BC Boat &Sportsman Show (Abbotsford)
March 17-20 – Edmonton Boat &Sportsman Show ( Edmonton Alberta)
The Fishn Hole Show – March 31- April 3 (Edmonton Alberta)
Hells Gate Jet Boat Tours & Canyon Sturgeon Fishing.
We are getting excited to get started for our 2011 spring jet boat and sturgeon fishing tours. Our 28ft twin engine boat is currently in Idaho getting it’s annual check to be sure it is safe and ready to go for our first canyon runs.
I have noticed that some of our competitors are now beginning to offer canyon fishing trips and adventures. A word of caution, this area is dangerous and should not be taken lightly. Only the most experienced jet boat pilots should be entering the canyons of the Fraser River. Our 28ft twin engine boat was built and designed for this big water , our experience speaks for itself.
For more information on our tours, please visit www.hellsgatejetboattours.com
Special Deals & Discounts for 2011
We are still working on a few specials for 2011, All specials are posted on our website at
Hope to see you in 2011, Vic & Teresa Carrao
Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns
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