Sept 5 Fishing update

What a great long weekend out on the Fraser River, lots of big sturgeon and some excellent salmon fishing. Sockeye retention is now closed but salmon fishing is still open on the Fraser. You can fly fish, bar fish or spin fish for salmon or use any method but bottom bouncing. Bottom bouncing with a long leader is used for catching sockeye which is now closed so please do not use this method.

Chinook salmon fishing is one of our favorite out on the Fraser, you can best target Chinook Salmon using a method called Bar Fishing. If you would like to learn more about Bar Fishing for Chinook, have a look at an old article written by long time Fraser River Fishing Guide Vic Carrao @

September and October are the two best months for fishing the Fraser for both salmon and sturgeon, our weekend dates in September are almost sold out but we do have some good dates available for October and early November. Nows the time to book your Fall Fraser River Fishing Adventure if you haven’t done so already.

If you are looking for a guided fishing trip on the Fraser, please give us a call at 604-671-3474 or send us an e-mail at sts

Have a great day

Celebrating 24 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2018


August 22 update

Fishing in the Fraser Valley has been nothing short of excellent. The Fraser River continues to be open for salmon and sturgeon fishing with most of our guests taking home their limits of sockeye and the occasional Chinook Salmon. The salmon run this year has been one of the biggest runs we have seen in quite a few years, we are hopeful that this great fishing will continue through to the end of the season.

The best fishing has just got started so anytime between now and end of October is a great time to experience this world class fishery. We are currently fishing for sockeye and Chinook salmon but it wont be long before the Coho and Chum salmon begin to arrive.

The Sturgeon fishing has been excellent, a few slow days but that is expected even in peak season when those monster sturgeon take a short break from feasting on fresh sockeye salmon. We have had some amazing catches with many fish between 6 to 9 feet.

I would like to take this time to wish our good friend Don Stokes of Humminbird the very best and thank you for all you have done for STS and our west coast fishery. Don is moving back to Ontario to pursue other interests so he will be sorely missed in our region. When Don first arrived in BC Humminbird fish finders were rarely seen or used on the Fraser, with Don’s vision and hard work, Humminbird is now #1 in the freshwater fishing scene in both British Columbia and Alberta. Thanks again Don and good luck form all of us at STS.

If you’re looking for a late summer or Fall fishing trip, we still have some good dates available so please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an e-mail. We would love to have you out this season.

Tight lines

Vic Carrao

Come join us this summer/fall

The Fraser is open to salmon fishing and sturgeon fishing has been good. The sockeye run looks like it might last right through August and into September, then the Coho and Chum will begin to enter the Fraser. For the next 3-4 weeks we will be targeting Chinook, Sockeye and Sturgeon on the Fraser River.

Have a great day

Celebrating 24 years of Guiding Fishing Adventures 1994-2018

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

Vic Carrao

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Salmon fishing open tomorrow

Sockeye and Chinook salmon fishing open tomorrow on the Fraser River, if your looking for a last minute trip please give us a call. Looks like we are in for an amazing summer/fall of fishing .

Sturgeon fishing has been excellent this past week, lots of big fish being caught.

You can email us at sts or call us at 604-671-3474

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

best regards

Vic Carrao

Canyon Trips begin this weekend.

First Canyon run up to Hells Gate today since freshet. Lots of big whirl pools but manageable in the big red beast.

This weekend is the official start of our Hells Gate/ Canyon trips. I just had a cancellation for Saturday August 11. This is my last Saturday/ Weekend date for the season. If you would like to book a trip with Vic, just call , message or email us.

Thanks to Ron and Renee for coming out today and A big Happy Birthday to Renee who turns a big 29 today. Happy Birthday Renee.

Here’s a few pics from today.

STS Guiding Service