Its been a while since we posted a detailed fishing report, the weather is beginning to improve so it’s just about that time to break out the boats and get back out on the water. Speaking of boats, STS Doug Elias has upgraded his 19ft North River to a beautiful new 22ft Thunderjet . The BC Fishing & Hunting Show is this weekend, drop by and say hello, STS will have a booth in Hall A, also if you like Doug’s new boat Thunderjet will also be at the show..
Speaking of new shinny jet boats, Vic didn’t get himself a new jet boat but “Twice as Nice” did get an overall and will be ready to hit the water in a few weeks. Also if you are in the market for a new boat or have purchased a new boat in the last few years and would like to learn all there is to learn about the Fraser River, Jet Boats and Jet Boat handling, we still have a few seats on our March 31 Jet Boat Seminar, cost is $195 for the full day.
This seminar is a full day on the Fraser River with Vic Carrao of STS jet boating 240km from Mission to Hells Gate and Back. This seminar is for anyone who already has a jet boat or is thinking about purchasing one. Vic will show you how to navigate the Fraser River, run whitewater, surf a jet boat in big water, read shallow water, anchoring techniques, jet boat control and much much more.
Cost: $195 per person
Date(s): Saturday March 24, and March 25 are both SOLD OUT, we have a few seats available for March 31.
Registration: Register by emailing us at sts
Spring Sturgeon Fishing
Spring Sturgeon fishing is just around the corner, our next peak period is only 4 weeks away so we are really looking forward to some great weather and fishing. The next 3 weekends we will be traveling from city to city attending Sportsman Shows. This weekend we will be in Abbotsford and Red Deer Alberta. We have some great SHOW SPECIALS that you can save hundreds of dollars so drop by and say hello. You can also take advantage of our SHOW SPECIALS by calling us at 604-671-3474 or send us an e-mail.
STS Guide John Popowich and guests with a 10ft Fraser River Sturgeon caught in 2017
Salmon Fishing Report
If you are wanting to catch a few salmon there is only one place to do that during winter months. Vancouver area offers some decent winter Chinook fishing in around the Harbour and around local islands such as South Bowen, Howe Sound and Tungstall Bay. To catch these fish you need to troll with flasher/hoochie or spoons and use downriggers to get your gear near the bottom. The best rods and guides are all using GibbsDelta Guide Series Flashers and a variety of their popular spoons and hoochies. You can visit their website at http://www.gibbsdelta.com or drop down to the show this weekend and visit their booth.
Steelhead fishing has been fair to good this past month, looks like the last week has produced some great results for local angler who put in the time. Yes I know everyone says that but it’s true, you need to put in your time, cover lots of water and hunt these elusive fish just like you would a Trophy Elk or Moose. The saying “90 percent of the fish are caught by 10% of the anglers” applies to steelhead fishing more than any other species. Paying attention to the finest details is what separates the average angler from the top rods on the river. You can improve your chances by talking to local pros and dropping into your local tackle store for updated information. You can also hire a local guide for a 4 hour walk and wade seminar which would greatly reduce your guess work.
Hope you all have a great weekend, hope to see you at the local shows.