The news everyone has been waiting for has been announced, the Fraser River Sockeye fishery open August 6 for retention of sockeye salmon between Mission and Alexander Bridge above hope. This years run is supposed to be a record run of yup to 70 million fish so if we see these numbers, fishing will be amazing. Keep in mind we also fish for Chinook and sturgeon on many of our guided salmon charters so overall a great day on the water.
Sockeye salmon are beginning to pour into the Fraser so I would think that by middle of August we should see some great fishing for salmon on the Fraser. We still have boats available for most days so please give us a call or e-mail to book. Please keep in mind we are on the water each day so we do our best to get back to you ASAP.
We just returned from our west coast fishing location where we enjoyed some of the best salmon and halibut fish found anywhere in British Columbia. Our daily catch includes Chinook Salmon, Coho, Halibut, Ling Cod, Snapper, and other ground fish. Our largest Chinook landed so far has been 38 lbs landed by Mike James from Lewiston Idaho , largest Ling Cod was 42 lbs, lots of Halibut between 15 to 30 lbs with some in the high 40’s.
Sturgeon fishing has really picked up on the Fraser this past week with lots of big fish being caught. STS guides have been put some big fish on the beach so great time to get out and do some salmon and sturgeon fishing. Now is the time to start using salmon baits such as sockeye gills, salmon bellies and other salmon parts. Most fish are feeding aggressively so be patient and allow the fish to take down the rod tip before setting the hook.
Some very nice sturgeon being caught right now in both lower and middle Fraser, good timer to get out and give it a try.
Our group from Waylon Transport did some serious damage while fishing with STS a few weeks ago. Great fishing guys.
Hope you all have a great weekend, enjoy the sunshine and we will see you on the water.