All posts by Tyler Davis

June 20th Fishing Update

This past week has been decent out on the Fraser, we just finished up with our guests from Saskatchewan who fished 3 days, we managed to land 4 or 5 fish over 6 feet and 2 over 7 feet and a few smaller ones. Water still has lots of weeds and sticks but it is starting to clear up and water is dropping even though we have warm weather which tells me the snow melt is over.

As I mentioned above sturgeon fishing has been good, we expect the conditions to continually improve on the Fraser as we get closer to primetime sturgeon and salmon. For 2019 we are running a smaller crew so if you plan on joining us this summer or fall, please don’t wait as we have many sold out dates already.

Trout fishing has been fair to good, we have been targeting cuttroat trout on the Harrison and Bull Trout on the Upper Pitt River. Both systems are p;roducing some good results and should continue through June and July. We offer daily trips on both Harrison and Pitt and the Lillooet River as well.

Our Fraser Canyon Adventures are starting up this weekend, we will be in the Canyon both Saturday and Sunday so watch our social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. Your best source for up to date reports.

Hope you all have a great weekend and hope to see you out on the water.

Celebrating 25 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2019

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

www.guidebc.com

sts

Local 1-604-671-3474

Toll free- 1-855-223-5453

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May 10 Fishing Report Update

Celebrating 25 Years Fishing the Fraser 1994-2019

There has been lots of negative news lately regarding BC West Coast Salmon fishery. It seems as though our Federal Government is not only going after the oil industry in Alberta, they are also hell bent on destroying the Sport fishing industry in British Columbia. Although there are many areas along the West Coast that are now catch & release for Chinook Salmon until July 15, there is still some great fishing for Halibut, Ling Cod and other ground fish. There are also some areas that are open as usual like our west coast adventure in Quatsino Sound.

On the Fraser it will be business as usual, we will still target some salmon on tributary rivers but for the most part we will be targeting sturgeon on the Fraser until late August early September. We will also be targeting some salmon and trout on several remote tributaries rivers in June, July and early August. By late August we should be able to find some Pink salmon to fish for as well as some hatchery Coho. As usual September, October and November will be our Peak fishing season for both salmon and sturgeon.

April was a great month for sturgeon fishing on the Fraser, the big snowmelt did not come and spoil our great fishing and still today as I write this report, the Fraser is still in great shape for fishing. With the way that the weather has been, hot/cold/hot/cold, we could see a slower than normal snowmelt which will result is good fishing conditions all through Maybe, June and early part of July.

Big jumper shot taken by one of our guides Doug E on a guided trip this past April, who would have thought a 200lb fish could jump like that?

As I mentioned above lots of negative news about salmon closures on the West Coast. The fishing community along BC coastline relies on this industry like no other, many of these small remote communities get 100% of their annual revenue from the sport fishing industry so this catch and release Chinook regulation will severely affect them. Please keep in mind that these restrictions are only until July 15 so you will still be able to fish your favorite spots. If you’re an avid Saltwater angler or have frequented the West Coast each year for your annual salmon harvest, please support the SFI, you can visit their website at https://sportfishing.bc.ca/ or facebook @ sportfishinginstitutebc

For those of you who had planned to visit the West Coast this June/July and are still looking for some salmon fishing opportunities, we have several areas that have not been affected by the closures, just give us a call and we can discuss some options for you. If you’re looking for some salmon on the fly action ( all catch and release) we do have several options fishing one of our remote river systems.

We are open for business, Jet Boat Tours are running daily, fishing charters for sturgeon are available 7 days a week, salmon fishing opportunites will be made available as they are announced and the fly fishing for trout is just about to heat up. Next up for May, June, July – Sturgeon on the Fraser, Trout on fly and light spin tackle.

Have a great weekend

Vic Carrao

Chinook Closure has little impact on STS

It’s business as usual for us at STS. The Chinook Closure for BC has been going on for us on the Fraser River for years, this is nothing new. We have plenty of salmon opportunities available from August through to November as well as Sturgeon so come join us for 2019. Also our west coast salmon operation has not been effected by the closure so if you are looking for a salmon/halibut trip this summer, give us a call.

Celebrating 25 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2019

Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

www.guidebc.com

sts

Local 1-604-671-3474

Toll free- 1-855-223-5453

Only one boat left for next Saturday

Come help us celebrate 25 years on the Fraser, ONLY one boat left for April 20 Sturgeon Tournament.

Celebrating 25 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2019

Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

www.guidebc.com

sts

Local 1-604-671-3474

Toll free- 1-855-223-5453

Join us April 20 to celebrate 25 years on the Fraser

Come join us on April 20 and celebrate 25 years of guiding on the Fraser River. This Sturgeon Tournament is a fun day with a focus on sturgeon conservation and just having some fun. Winners will receive $1500.00, second prize is $500, 3rd is $250. Lunch is provided as well as tournament gift for each person. Cost is only $800 per boat. Call us now to book.

604-671-3474 or e-mail us at sts

Celebrating 25 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2019

April 4 Fishing Update

The past few days we have seen a steady rise on the Fraser River, there are some smaller sticks and debris floating down so you need to use caution. Looking at the local forecast my guess is we are about to see some local flooding in smaller creeks or at least some high water in rivers like the Vedder & Chehalis. The Fraser will continue rising but it is really a wait and see as to how much water we will get.

Sturgeon fishing has been good this past week, we are getting fish on all kinds of bait so that is a good sign they are getting ready for the big feed on Eulachon. Once we see substantial feed in the river sturgeon will key in on fresh only and fishing will get a bit more challenging. Using baits like eggs and lamprey will often out fish previously frozen store bought.

We have been landing some nice 6 and 7 footers so we are seeing some good fish.

We would like to welcome our newest member to the guide team Chris Burdekin. Chris has been fishing the Fraser Valley for many years and enjoys chasing salmon on the fly as well as fishing for white sturgeon. We are looking forward to getting Chris out on the water.

This sling is used by our guides to handle small, medium and the odd larger sturgeon at the boat, here we are able to scan, measure and tag each sturgeon as part of the FRSCS volunteer tagging program. The fish can easily swim out of this sling when he is ready to go. If you would like to learn more about the sturgeon tagging we do on our guided fishing trip, feel free to contact us at sts

There is still lots of local steelhead fishing going on, the Vedder is still producing some nice fish and now is the time to start fishing the Harrison with a fly. Salmon fry are coming off the gravel beds as we speak so try using patterns like egg & I or epoxy minnow work as well. You can also try targeting the trout and whitefish with small Gibbs spoon. I like using the smaller crocs and Colorado blades.

We are out on the water daily right now, we are fishing the Fraser for sturgeon, Harrison for trout and sturgeon and also offering Lillooet river trips. We would love to show you one of these great fisheries.

Celebrating 25 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2019

Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

www.guidebc.com

sts

Local 1-604-671-3474

Toll free- 1-855-223-5453

March 26 Fishing Update

We have been out on the water all week with some great success, we also completed our Jet Boat Seminar with 2 days on the water instruction. Our Sturgeon Seminar is coming up in a week or so and we still have a couple seats if your interested.

Sturgeon fishing has really picked up this week with good numbers of fish throughout the river system. Mission and Chilliwack areas are both fishing well, best baits have been salmon eggs and lamprey eel but the Eulachon will be the hot bait over the next couple weeks.

Peak sturgeon fishing is about to begin with our Spring fishery, if your looking for some great action for all sizes of sturgeon, give us a call we would love to introduce you to this amazing fishery. All of our guides are enrolled in the mark recapture study of sturgeon so on your trip you will also be learning and participating in the ongoing sturgeon study.

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Come join us this season, hope to9 see you out there.

Celebrating 25 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2019

Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions or concerns

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

www.guidebc.com

sts

Local 1-604-671-3474

Toll free- 1-855-223-5453