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Fraser River Fishing Update for March 22, 2023

The Fraser River has been fishing better than average for the past few weeks for White Sturgeon. All of our charters have produced good results and lately there has been some monsters taken to the beach for pics and tagging. As always, all of our guides are participants in the FRSCS White Sturgeon Monitoring Program so all guests will participate in scanning and tagging of white sturgeon they catch.

As mentioned above Sturgeon fishing has been good to excellent the past few weeks. The Eulachons have arrived into the river as sturgeon are now beginning to feed on these as well as other bait fish like lamprey. For those of you who have fished with us in April /May in past years, know how great sturgeon fishing can be, average day is 6-10 with the occasional double digit day. We still have some great guides and dates available to book so please reach out if you would like to come out and experience the great sturgeon fishing.

Sturgeon Fishing will continue to produce good results well through the spring and into early summer. Freshet usually begins around early to middle of May but who really knows with the cooler start to spring were having across the country, we could have a late freshet. Once we do I’ll send out another update.

This summer is the return of the Pink Salmon to the Fraser, they only return every other year. Sturgeon love eating Pink Salmon and key in on them from mid August through to late September. This would be another great time to book a trip with us. They also make great sport for fly fisherman as these salmon will also chase down a well presented streamer.

Fraser Canyon Hells Gate Adventure

We still have a few dates available for our Hope to Hells Gate Adventure. For the 2023 season we will be running the entire month of August, currently we have August 11,14,18, & 24 available. Also still have a few dates in first week. Email us for current availability.

This trip is 132km round trip from Hope to Hells Gate and includes an amazing tour up the Fraser Canyon through steep narrow gorges not seen from the hwy. There are 5 technical rapids that vary in size and degree based on water levels. We include some sturgeon fishing along our way and include a shore lunch on one of the many private sandy beaches. This is a great day for family and friends or bring out your customers for a trip they will not soon forget.

Did You Know ? – our office is located in Harrison Hot Springs Resort Hotel. We not only sell fishing trips, jet boat tours, Guided kayaks tours and rent E-bikes we also sell retail items such as Under Armour Clothing, Garmin Fish Finders, Fly Rods, Custom Flies, Fly Boxes and more. If you’re wanting to stay at the resort hotel, we can help you with your accommodations and making booking easy. Give us a call at 604-671-3474. or 604-796-3345.

Hope to see you out on the water



STS News Update for February 2023

Well the holidays are finally over , spring sportsman shows are now planning their season and early booking season is just getting started. STS is going into our 29th season fishing the Fraser and local rivers like Harrison, Pitt, Stave, Vedder and Chehalis to name a few. We will be attending several shows in Alberta and BC, we will be posting when/where as we get closer to the date. Below I have provided some early spring fishing information.

Steelhead season is going strong and will take us right into our next peak sturgeon fishery, also spring cutthroat fishing. Because the Fraser Fishery is so focused on Sturgeon, anglers often overlook our amazing fly fishing opportunities for both trout and steelhead in March, April and May. You can either focus solely on trout or steelhead or come for a few days and try a little of both.

  • DID YOU KNOW – that STS Guiding started in 1992 as a fly fishing company?
  • DID YOU KNOW – that STS has 100’s of fly patterns that you can learn to tie, all of which are most common and productive for our region. We not only list the pattern we provide a photo and complete instructions on how to tie including the list of materials needed> check it out at :

We also have patterns for salmon, rainbow, lake trout, steelhead and more. Check it out at FLY PATTERNS – STS Guiding Services (

Book for Spring Steelhead/Trout on the Fly or come join us for some incredible Spring Sturgeon Action.

For Spring STEELHEAD & TROUT we recommend staying atm Harrison Resort Hotel

For Spring STURGEON fishing we recommend our Best Western Package

2 night 2 day BW SPRING STURGEON package includes: accommodations, breakfast, lunch and 2 full days of guided fishing.

Total cost is $839.00 pp based on 4 anglers sharing 2 rooms 1 boat/guide

2 night 2 day Harrison Resort Spring Steelhead/Trout package includes: accommodations, buffet breakfast, lunch and 2 full days of guided fishing.

Total cost is $936.00 pp based on 4 anglers sharing 2 rooms 1 boat/guide

To BOOK – Call 604-671-3474 or email us at

It’s official, time to book

   Rock star guides Renee Coghill and Jesse Judd will be once again running our Fraser Canyon / Hells Gate Sturgeon Adventures.

This amazing adventure begins in the town of Hope,BC. We depart early morning and travel a total of 132km up to Hells Gate and back.

Learn the Stories of the Caribou Gold Rush, The Franklin Expedition , catch prehistoric white sturgeon and run some of the biggest and baddest rapids on the Fraser River

This trip is one you will never forget, the scenery, history and fishing is amazing, suitable for our corporate groups, families and larger groups up to 12 people.

We are now booking, let’s go, call Today or email us at

Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.

best regards

Vic Carrao