August 7 Fishing Report for Vancouver & Fraser Valley

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing

The Pinks are in and fishing is Hot.

We were out today up Howe sound chasing pink salmon. It was a bit breezy but we were able to find a large school of pinks that kept us busy for hours. We caught and released several fish and kept a few for the BBQ. It was a great day for the young kids we had out today on there first salmon fishing trip. I think they are hooked.

The pinks we hooked today are some of the biggest pinks we have seen in years which shows the ocean conditions have been very favourable over the last 2 years. The Fraser stocks showing up soon should be as fat as these. We ended the day trolling the West Van area for an hour before we picked up the crab traps. We noticed some sockeye jumping in the outer reaches of the harbour on our run back to the dock.

West Vancouver is also producing some nice Coho and Chinook, we saw several large fish landed this week and fishing should only improve as summer fishing heats up.

Our ocean charters are out daily but we do have a few spots available for next week. Please call or e-mail us for availability

Fraser Sturgeon

Sturgeon fishing has been challenging this past week. We have had some great fish but just not the numbers we come to expect. The average 6 hour trip have been yielding 4 to 6 fish with 1 or 2 over 5 ft, yesterday I had my best day this week with 10 fish and 3 over 5 ft. Although there is fresh sockeye in the river, fish seem to want Lamprey more than anything. At least for me that was the bait that worked best.

I did pick up a stinky old Chinook and it also worked well with a couple large fish coming to the boat.

Vedder River

Lots of Sockeye still moving through, a few jack springs as well. I heard of a few Pinks caught so they are slowly moving in. The Vedder will slow down for a few weeks then you will start seeing the Pinks and a few Coho move in. Water conditions are prefect so great time to fish this river.

Overall fishing is starting to really take off, over the next 3 months we will experience our best fishing for salmon and trout. October is one of our best months so be sure you book a day with us during this great fishing period.

Here is a big hawg we caught this week, 7 ft 9 and man was he fat.

Hope to see you on the water.

Vic Carrao

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Fishing Report for July 29

Vancouver Salmon Fishing

Well the fishing has remained good over on the Eastern side of the Island with some great catches the last week off Gabriola and further north in the Nanaimo area. Not all days are spectacular but the fishing is by far the most consistent as the local scene in the harbour and Fraser mouth has been slow. There are some indications that this is changing as some coho have started to show up off the Capilano mouth and some Chinook starting to be hooked in the outer reaches of the harbour. We landed 2 Coho Today and are starting to see some Pinks As well.

We have hooked 10 fish in two trips and have been very lucky to get 7 of them to the boat. A few very healthy Coho have been mixed in with the Chinook which is very cool. We landed the biggest fish of the year last night at Thrasher weighing in at 33lbs. We also landed another around 12lbs. Fishing was a bit slow but it sure was nice to end the day with this beauty. We are in full summer swing right now with tonnes of opportunity to get out on the water with us either on the Fraser or the ocean for salmon, trout or sturgeon.

Fraser Sturgeon

Water is still very high on the Fraser but the last two days we have seen a substantial drop. Sturgeon fishing has been fair to good but you really have to work for your fish. Yesterday we have a group out that landed 8 fish with all over 5 feet except 2. The larges was 7ft 7 and a 6ft 8 which are both great fish.

Vedder River Salmon

The Vedder has been producing some great Chinook Fishing this past week. One of our guides has been fishing it daily with excellent results. Most of the Chinook are now starting to color a bit but yesterday we landed a chrome 13 lb Chinook that was on the dinner table tonight. There are quite a few Jacks in the river as well so make sure you clearly identify before killing it as there is also a tone of Sockeye heading up to Chilliwack lake. All of our fish have been caught on prawns and the sockeye are just swallowing those things.

Pitt River Trout

Fishing on the Pitt remains steady. We never know what to expect with water this year but over all the July fishery was good. With late run off I think we will see some good August fishing for Trout and salmon on both fly and gear. We are not available for trips on the Pitt early next week but by Thursday our schedule starts to open up.

We are on the water daily, fishing Salmon out of Vancouver, Sturgeon on the Fraser and Vedder and Trout fishing on the Pitt. If your looking to get out on the water, please call or e-mail us for availability.

Tight lines

Vic Carrao

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Fraser Valley fishing report July 10

Fraser Valley fishing report July 10

The fishing in the valley is getting going, the Fraser river is dropping nicely with decent catches of 5-10 sturgeon a day right now, with the river dropping our daily numbers will be going with better fish every day, this past week we landed a beautiful 8”4 fish with a few more 6 footers in between

We have also been fishing the Upper Pitt almost daily, the water is dropping and the fish are filing in here are couple from this past week.

If you would like to book a trip call 14-604-671-3474 or 604-308-5591or email us at sts

June 29 Fishing report

Vancouver area & Gulf Islands Salmon Fishing.

Fishing in the Gulf Island region continues to produce good results. We have been on the water daily producing some nice Chinook Salmon. Yesterday we landed 6 salmon but unfortunately they were all a bit too small. Most of the fish last week were all between 16 to 25 lbs, we even produced one Chinook that weighed 27lbs.

Over the next month we will continue to focus our salmon fishing in the ocean waters surrounding Vancouver & Gulf Islands. By far this is the place to be in the Vancouver area. Although the Fraser will probably open for salmon fishing on July 15, water conditions will remain poor for most of July. We will have to wait and see how water looks in early August before we start salmon fishing the Fraser.

Pitt River Trout Fly- Fishing and Spin Fishing

The Pitt River has been a bit slower than we are use to but we are still producing some nice trout in the 4 to 7 lb range. Waters levels are excellent this time of year so regardless of weather we are always fishing good waters conditions. Both fly and Spoon fishing produces good results, the key is to fish the fly or spoon in fish holding water. Don’t waste your time fishing every run every hole, focus on key holding water and only fish those spots. I fish the Pitt much the same as I would steelhead, fish primary and secondary runs, leave the rest to the other anglers who don’t know any better.

Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing

The Fraser has been fishing fair to good this past week, the last couple days we have seen some aggressive feeding behavior with some larger sturgeon being caught. Yesterday one of our groups battled a large sturgeon for over an hour, the fish got tangled up in some debris on the river bottom and was never landed but they did manage to land a bunch of nice fish.

If you’re looking to get out on the water this week, we still have boats available for this weekend and next week. Just give us a call or e-mail to Book.

Currently we are offering

– Vancouver Salmon Fishing

– Gulf Island Salmon Fishing

– Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing

– Pitt River Fly- Fishing & Spin Fishing for Trout.

Vic Carrao

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Pictures from our last two trips in the Gulf

Nice fish Guys.

Gulf Islands are fishing well, good time to book a trip if your wanting to experience this great fishery.

My guess is 27 lbs, and i don’t mean the girl.

That is one fat fish, nice job Ben.

Below is a couple Pitt River pictures from this week.

Nice Pitt River Bull Trout, this is a great fishery lasting well into early August.

This guy walked out off the bushes about 20 feet from one of our guests. Good thing he was friendly.

We are so lucky to live where we do, all this within 1 hours drive from Vancouver.

Vic Carrao

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Fishing Update for June 23, 2011

Vancouver & Gulf Islands Salmon

Salmon fishing has been steady over in the Gulf Islands, we did two trips this past week to Thrasher Rock and the east side of Gabriola. Both trips produced nice Chinook up to 25lb but numbers of fish were not that great, boat load of Dungeness crab on all trips. Seems like each trip we have 4 or 5 chances so it’s just how many chances turn into landed fish. For the most part that is up to the guests and a bit of luck. The Cod and Rock fish are keeping the rods busy when the salmon are not biting.

This picture was just sent to me from the water at 10:08 am on June 23. Great job Chad, you’re the man.

Pitt River Fly & Spin Fishing

We have been on the Pitt all week fishing for sea-run Bull Trout. Although the numbers seem to be down from same period last year, these fish are probably just late as it’s seems to be the trend on all local rivers. We are catching fish on every trip but working hard for each and every one. Our largest trout this week was just under 7lbs, a few fish in the 5 lb range and some smaller ones.

Here is a typical Pitt River Bull Trout you could expect to catch while on a guided trip. This fish was caught a few days ago.

We are catching fish on both Fly & Spoons, Egg Suck’n Leeches, Streamer fly’s and Flash Flys. Most of our fly’s are hand tied and don’t have names, but if your looking to tie some fly’s for the Pitt, I would recommend using pea cock herl, flashabou and some polar bear or died moose or elk hair. Most of our fly’s are 2 to 4 inches in length imitating larger bait fish like herring or needle fish.

The one below is one of my favorites.

Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has picked up again, we fished the last 3 days between Mission and Vedder River confluence with good results. Bait of choice has been Eulichons and eels but we are picking up a few fish on salmon eggs and bellies. Some of our larger fish are coming from the salmon baits so they might be starting to key in on migrating salmon.

Berkley releases new fishing line

I finally get to talk about Berkley’s new Nanofil fishing line. Someone of you who fished with me last season might remember using a new fishing line that I was not able to say much about. Well now we can not only talk about it, we can purchase it as this new Nanofil will be coming to stores soon.

You’re probably saying, ya ya, another fishing line, whoopti doo. There are so many new lines are the market it gets a bit confusing. Well trust me when i say, this line is like nothing you have ever used.

Nanofil is not a monofilament, not a braid but something completely new. This line is the first Uni-filament fishing line. It casts effortlessly, casts longer than any line I have used and is extremely accurate. This line has zero memory, zero tangles, zero stretch and virtually eliminates tangles.

Last season I tested this line on one of my spinning reels, we used 12 lb test which is the diameter of about 4lb test. It casts like silk. I compared 8 & 10 lb mono which I was using on another rod/reel, the Nanofil casted twice the distance with half the effort. All our guests that used it were thoroughly impressed with this line.

I am trying to get some pictures of packaging so you can see the line, it is white, soft and has no memory. As soon as I do, I will post.

Vic Carrao

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a few pics from today

Below are some of the fish we are catching, we will be out all weekend fishing sturgeon, salmon and trout.

We still have a few boats available for this weekend,604-671-3473

Vic Carrao

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