For the past few weeks I have been off traveling around BC with my wife Teresa visiting our daughters so time to catch up on the local fishing scene. As you have probably heard on the news there was a big slide above Clinton and record rainfall up north so the Fraser has been a mess the past few days. Trees, logs and all kinds of debris coming down the river.
The water is beginning to drop so it will only take a few days for the Fraser to clean up but slide area needs some quick action to help the salmon migrate past this new obstacle. I’m not really sure what the answer is but hopefully a few good engineers will come up with a solution.
Fraser River Sturgeon
The water conditions are poor right now but with a dropping river we should see improvement over the next few days. Most anglers are using lamprey eel, salmon eggs or some of last year’s salmon parts to catch sturgeon. The average catch right now is between 3 to 5 fish per day but we should start to see some improvement as more salmon enter the river.
Our Fraser Canyon Adventure is almost sold out for 2019, Our last available weekend date is Saturday Sept 28. If you would like to book this date e-mail us at sts
We also have a few Fridays in August available, please call or e-mail us if you would like more information.
The Canyon Adventure begins in Hope, British Columbia and travels 132km round trip to Hells Gate. We include sturgeon fishing, barbecue lunch, jet boat trip through some of the largest rapids on the Fraser River with Vic Carrao and Renee Coghill. Learn all about the Canyon War, Caribou Gold rush, Hills Bar and visit two of the current Fish Ladder sites at Saddle Rock Canyon and Hells Gate. E-mail us for pricing and availability
Also in the news has been the Fraser River Chinook Salmon, there has been lots of discussion regarding ocean closures in regions that don’t see Fraser stocks, you really need to wonder why this government has chosen this path. They could have closed areas known to catch high volumes of Fraser Chinook and left other regions open. The sport fishing industry brings in millions of dollars to the local economy so really makes no sense.
Cool shot of a monster sturgeon on the line.
The Fraser Salmon fishery forecast for 2019 does not look good, we are closed until August 23, the bright spot is we might see an opportunity to catch and release salmon after August 23 and maybe even keep a few pinks or sockeye. The Vedder river is now open for retention of Chinook Salmon, the Harrison river has been fishing good for Cutthroat and the occasional pike minnow and sturgeon.
We having been guiding out of Mission, Harrison and Hope for Sturgeon and Harrison and Pitt River for Trout, if you are looking for a guided fishing trip please give us a call or e-mail us at sts We still have some great dates for our prime fall salmon and sturgeon fishery.
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