Fishing Report for Nov 8

A Quick look at local fishing.

This past week we have seen a small push of fresh chum and coho enter the Fraser, most of these fish are heading up to either Dewdney/Norish Creek, Stave River & Harrison River.

The chum are quite a bit smaller than most years but still offer up a great battle, most of our guests are either fly fishing or float fishing with jigs. Regardless of menthod, Purple/Pink Maribou works best either in fly or tied onto jig.

Sturgeon fishing has been very good this past week, lots of fish in the 3 to 5 ft range, fewer larger fish caught this past week with largest fish measuring just over 6ft. Fish are getting quite full so we would expect fishing to begin to slow by early to mid December. As water temperatures decrease so does feeding activity, watch for fish laying on line and try to resist setting the hook. Only set hooks on agressive, obvious bites if possible.

We will continue to fish for sturgeon until the end of November, if weather co-operates and remains mild we might continue through until mid December. If your wanting to get out over the next few weeks, fishing should remain good.

This large male chum took a purple jig fished under a float.

2012 Seminars are now posted at

These seminars make for great Christmas Gifts, available in Gift Certificates from STS.

Come visit us at the First annual Vancouver’s Men Show – Nov 18,19,20 at Abbotsford Tradex.

Hells Gate Jet Boat Tours make great Christmas Gifts, at this year’s Men Show we will be offering Hells Gate Tour Gift Certificates for $99. Don’t miss out on this great deal.

Need tickets, we have 7 sets left for the first 7 people to e-mail us. Please include your mailing address

Nov 14 – Off to Idaho for my annual Snake River Steelhead Trip and visit the boys down at Hells Canyon Marine. We are getting a few upgrades on the 28ft twin so she will be ready to go this coming winter . We hope to make a few winter runs to the canyon as well as some new local tours that should be fun.

Tight Lines

Vic Carrao