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STS Guiding Service has been providing quality fishing charters and vacations since 1994, established by Vic and Teresa Carrao, STS has evolved from a single guide and boat to a team of some of the most skilled, talented and dedicated fishing guides in the Fraser Valley. Year round we carry a Team of angling guides include 4 full time & 4 part time guides who specializing in Sturgeon, Salmon and Fly Fishing. During peak seasons we call upon our associate guides for help and carry as many as 15 full and part time angling guides.

Jet boat seminars

It’s almost that time again, our river seminars are only a few weeks away. HCome join us and learn everything there is to know about the Fraser River and Sturgeon fishing.

Jet boat seminar- March 24- sold out
March 25- sold out, March 31- 3 seats available. For more info go to

Sturgeon seminar- April 7- 2 seats available, April 8 – 3 seats available
For more info go to –

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

best regards

Vic Carrao


Come join us this summer

Some amazing sport fishing happens each year on the Fraser. Take advantage of our trade show specials coming soon to a town near you.

Canyon sturgeon fishing with a Hells Gate Tour make a great family or corpora event.

Mission offers some of the most consistent fishing on the Fraser. Spring and Fall are the best two times to experience the Fraser River

Our 2 night 2 day package includes accommodations, breakfast, lunch and 2 full days on the water. Special trade show price- $550 pp based on 4 anglers sharing 2 rooms, 1 boat/ guide.

Hope to see you at the show

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

best regards

Vic Carrao

Feb 16 report update

BC Boat & Sportsman Show is only a few weeks away. STS will once again attend the show with our booth in Hall A. If your looking for some free tickets, head over to our Facebook page and enter to win 2 free tickets.

For all our local clients, this show is a great place to book your 2018 fishing adventure as we have several sales going on. Drop by and save at the show.

For 2018 we will be offering some great deals on guided fishing, kayak tours and jet boat tours. Visit our website or give us a call to book.

Sturgeon fishing is just getting started on the Fraser, we have been out on a few charters mostly tagging smaller sturgeon for the FRSCS. Fishing will begin to pick up by early March with our next peak fishery between March 15 to May 15.

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

best regards

Vic Carrao

Oct 6 Fishing trip details

Fishing has been good to excellent since our last report, our guides working out of Mission have been putting some amazing fish on the beach including a 9ft 8 sturgeon   by Ryan. Most of the best bites are happening on the incoming tide or just after the tide turns, the hard outflow tide has been the most challenging. Best baits have been salmon heads and now stink bait seems to be the key although we caught some nice fish on sockeye roe & chum roe this week so probably best to have a little bit of everything.

 Some of the best sturgeon fishing is still yet to come, as many of you know, October and November are the best two months and the good news is we still have dates to fit you in. Tom, Thomas and the rest of STS guides are fishing hard 7 days a week and are dialed in. If you are looking to book with some of the top guides on the Fraser, now is the time.

 Sockeye Salmon continue to migrate up the Fraser but as of today the river closes to retention. There are lots of Chinook, Coho and now Chum entering the river on each high tide so it’s time to switch from bottom bouncing and start some real fishing using bar rods, spinning rods and fly rods. Our favorites for Coho are the Gibbs Crocs, Tee Spoons and bar fishing with Yakima baits spin n glos.

  Fly fishing is getting started with our groupo from Spain, they are catching some big chum on the Harrison River. Float fishing with colorado blades and jigs work best if you don’t fly fish, just remember to dead drift your presentation for best results.

 The Fraser and location tributaries are fishing well and now is the time to get out if your not tired from the long summer of sockeye fishing. The Vedder is producing some nice Coho and Chum as well as those big white meat Chinook. Best to float fish with cured salmon eggs, orange or red wool, colorado blades or get out the spoons and toss some Gibbs hammered brss red firestripe crocs.

Last but not least we are giving away some great prizes on our Facebook page, make sure you follow us and post to win some Gibbs/Delta Fishing tackle packages.




STS Guiding Service official hashtag #STSGuiding

Another STS original hashtag to follow #SturgeonFace … The face you make when you have a big one on the line.








Sept 13 report update

Sturgeon fishing has been fair to excellent this past week, most of our full day sturgeon charters are producing some excellent results, our combination salmon sturgeon charters have been less productive so if you are looking to catch some large sturgeon I highly recommend focusing on sturgeon all day. Salmon fishing has been slow this past week, one commercial fishery after another doesn’t help much to get fish up to in-river fisherman.

I’ve spend most of the summer up in the canyon while Tom and the boys are fishing out of Mission, we landed some beauty fish but larger fish are definitely coming out of the Mission area right now. We are still focusing on sockeye salmon baits but now that the chum salmon are starting to show up it won’t be long before we switch over to Chum roe and stink bait.

Vancouver salmon fishing continues to produce some great results, trolling for sockeye has been very productive using the new Gibbs-Delta Guide series flashers. These fish are bright and scrappy and most guest are going home with their limits. This fishery is almost over, maybe another week to 10 days and we will be switiching over to coho and fall chinook.

Speaking of the new guide series flashers, we have a few Gibbs-Delta STS UV Glo Flashers to give away, just go to our STS facebook page and post a picture of your latest catch out in the salt, tell us a bit about your trip and favorite place to saltwater fish and we will send you a Gibb-Delta Fishing Package including the new STS UV GLO Flasher.

Here are a few nice pics from this week.

Have a great weekend.


Sept 8 fishing report

Both salmon and sturgeon fishing has been good this week with most guests taking home limits of sockeye and the occasional Chinook. Sturgeon fishing has also been productive with some very nice sturgeon being landed each day. See below for detailed report.

Fraser River Sturgeon

Sturgeon fishing has been fair to good this past week with quite a few fish over 8ft landed, our biggest fish this week was 9ft 2 and we landed a few over 8ft as well. Most of our fish are being caught on sockeye baits such as eggs, belly strips and gills, a few fish on lamprey eel as well. Most of our trips are heading out early morning to catch sockeye switching to sturgeon in late morning or early afternoon.

Our facebook page is being updated each and every day so if you are wondering how we are doing or would like to keep track before your trip with STS, follow along and join us on our page, we have some great giveaways going on to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Fraser River Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been fair to good this past week, productivity has been solely based on whether or not there has been a commercial fishery the past few days. Seems as though just as the salmon fishing gets good, the next day they announce a gillnet fishery and then fishing slows again. Although we are getting most clients into salmon, limits can be hard to come by some days.

Some Chinook are being caught on the Fraser and over the next few weeks we will start to see the fall run of Harrison and Vedder Chinook Salmon. These fish are best caught by bar fishing on the Fraser using spin n glo’s, you can also fly fish or spin fish once water clears a bit more. Over the next few weeks we will also begin seeing the fall run of Coho which should be excellent this year. Best times to target these fish are early October through to 3rd week then Chum, Coho and sturgeon to fishish off the season until late November.

Most of our Hells Gate Tours are completed for this season but we do have some available dates for private tours and full day sturgeon/whitewater adventures. If this is something you would like to try, give us a shout and we will help you put together a trip of a lifetime.

Big water for big boats, gotta love the canyon

Have a great week