March 25 Fishing Update

Sturgeon fishing has been excellent this past week, lots of fish around the Mission/Chilliwack area. Looks like the Eulachons are making their way up the river now, lots of seals in the Mission area. Sturgeon fishing will just get better over the next few weeks and April should be a great month. We still have another 5 weeks of steelhead fishing left in the season and salmon fishing has been good so far out of Vancouver.

Sturgeon fishing has improved considerably over the past few weeks, lots of bait in the river which means aggressive feeding fish. For many years April /May were considered the best two spring months to catch big numbers of sturgeon but smaller average size. This trend has change slightly, we are still catching lots of fish but our size average has gone up and there are many more larger fish in the 6 to 8 ft range being caught. April is a great month to get out onto the water and give sturgeon fishing a try.

Steelhead season is winding down, still some great fishing on the Vedder and other local rivers but as the weather begins to warm, local rivers will rise and color up. Best is to get daily reports before heading out, call your local tackle store for current and up to date river reports.

Vancouver salmon fishing has been fair to excellent so far this season, could be some of the best local salmon fishing we have seen in many years. Not sure why but there are plenty of fish hanging around the Harbour, Howe Sound and Strait. Best method to target salmon is trolling flashers and spoons using a downrigger. Our favorite is the Gibbs Guide Series STS UV Glo with a G-Force spoon fishing hear the bottom in the Harbour area, 60 to 130 feet when trolling out towards Bowen Island.

Our Fraser Canyon Adventures are booking up fast, August/September are the two prime months, if the snow pack comes off early middle to late July might be good as well. We only have a few weekend dates left for the Fraser Canyon with Vic so if you are planning a trip up to Hells Gate, book soon. Our April Jet Boat Seminars begin April 2 and 3, both these dates are sold out but we do have 3 seats left for April 10. If you would like to book, please call Vic at 604-671-3474 or email us at sts

Have a great weekend.

Vic Carrao