Well our Fall Salmon and Sturgeon season has come to an end, the Staff at STS would like to thank all of our new and repeat guests for choosing to fish with STS Guiding and celebrating our 20th season with us. We are now taking a break from fishing the Fraser and working on our winter promotions and getting ready for our spring sturgeon fishery. We will still be offering Vancouver salmon charters targeting winter Chinook so if you are getting the itch, just give us a call.
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Overall I think we had a great season which began with our Spring Sturgeon fishery. We landed many large fish over 7ft which is a bit unusual for spring fishing. As long as we continue to catch & release sturgeon and handle them with care, this trend of catching larger fish will continue for many years. Our late summer/fall sturgeon fishing was good overall with some excellent weeks that produced some incredible fishing.
Our summer salmon and halibut adventures were amazing as usual, if you have not experienced this fishery it is a "bucket list" adventure for sure. We have added a new lodge for 2015 which can hold up to 32 anglers so we can handle any size of group. We start up on June 21 and fish until end of July. We offer 3 night 2 day and 4 night 3 day trips and provide everything but transportation to Port Hardy. Fully inclusive packages start at $1,995.00 You can read more at http://www.guidebc.com/accommodations/accomm_island_saltwater.asp
The summer sockeye did show up in large numbers but the many commercial openings made it difficult to produce consistent results. We had many mediocre days with some great days in between. The good news for sturgeon is that all those fish means healthy hungry sturgeon and that did not disappoint. I think you might agree our team of guides are some of the hardest working on the river, day in and day out they put out the effort that it takes to be top guides on the Fraser.
2015 Pre-Season Forecast
I just received the official 2015 pre-season forecast for Fraser River and West Coast of Vancouver. Without going into too much detail it looks very promising. Our 4 key fisheries for 2015 will be our Spring Sturgeon from April 1 to May 21, West Coast Salmon & Halibut June 21 to July 30, Fraser River Pink Salmon/Sturgeon combo’s Sept 1 to Sept 30 and Fall chum, coho & sturgeon from Oct 1 to Nov 15. If you would like more information on any of these time periods please feel free to call or email us.
As many of you know odd years like 2011, 2013 produce some amazing salmon /sturgeon fishing on the Fraser. This is because Pink Salmon are the perfect size for medium to large sturgeon to feed on. These Pink Salmon are what we call main stem spawners which means they spawn in the Fraser River itself which is quite different than other salmon species. 2015 is another Pink salmon return year so we are looking forward to another great season. You need to book early to experience this fishery as many of our regular clients are already booked.
Christmas is only 23 days away, if you are looking for that special gift for a family member, special friend or an important client, we are now selling gift certificates for both Guided Fishing and Hells Gate Jet Boat Tours. You can also purchase STS clothing but we will need to get orders out right away before Christmas rush. Speaking of Hells Gate Jet Boat Tours, for 2015 we will be limiting the amount of days in the canyon. If you are looking to re-book or try the canyon for the first time, you will need to book early. Best way is to e-mail Vic at sts
STS Sturgeon and Jet Boat Seminars – 2015 Dates – Jet Boat Seminar – Saturday April 25 and Sturgeon Seminar – Sunday April 26
Cost – $195.00 per person , book both seminars and receive a free STS Hoodie
Hells Gate Jet Boat Tour – 4 hour Hells Gate Tour – regular price $149 per person
Christmas Deal – Buy 1 seat and get second seat for 50% OFF
STS will be attending sportsman shows this spring traveling through BC and Alberta, if your local show is one you think we need to attend, please send me an e-mail or a link to the show website as we are always looking for new venues to attend.
We hope you and your family have a great holiday and thanks again for celebrating our 20th year on the water with us, we truly hope you enjoyed your trip and we would love to have you back in 2015. If you’re not following us on Facebook your missing out on some great information, discount sales and free prize draws. Please join us at http://www.facebook.com/stsguiding
Vic & Teresa Carrao
Thanks for being part of our 20th anniversary