Been a busy week on the river, we are now back up on the Pitt river for another season targeting Sea-Run Bull Trout, The Fraser Sturgeon fishery is still going well and Vancouver salmon fishing is producing some great results. Over the next few months these three fisheries will be our main focus and for those looking for Salmon and Halibut our West Coast adventures begin in a few weeks. Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any question, see below for detailed report.
Vancouver salmon fishing has been very good this past week as has the Gulf Islands, most charters are producing 5 to 15 hook ups with 4 to 6 legal fish. Many of these legal fish are breaking the 20lb mark which is great to see, lots of fish between 14 to 18 lbs as well. Our go to tackle choice is much the same GibbsDelta Guide Series Flashers with G Force spoons or Rhys Davis Teaser Heads with anchovy. The key to using spoons or bait with teaser heads is keeping a good distance between the flasher and lure, general rule of thumb is: spoon or bait fish should be 6 to 6.5 feet behind the flasher, if using needle fish or hoochie, 24 to 26 inches.
This is one of the top producers in the Vancouver area, its named after our company and is called the “STS UV Glo Guide Series produced by GibbsDelta Tackle
Sturgeon fishing has been a bit slower this week, our guides are having to work for every fish but that is what fishing is all about. Both Thomas and Braeden have been out on a regular basis and hooking into some nice fish. Speaking of nice fish, congratulations to Steve Kaye for landing his biggest every sturgeon in 18 years of guiding, his monster sturgeon measured a whopping 11’ 2” to the fork. Water clarity on the Fraser is very clear for this time period, I have never seen such clear water in June so should be an interesting summer if the river does not rise again.
The Pitt is starting to produce some decent results but we could use a bit more water and some color in the water. Our guides have been up on the river several days this week and are having some success but fishing should improve over the next week or two. We offer daily charters on the Pitt for fly and light spin tackle. Come join us.
Hope you all have a great week,