August 27th Fishing Report Update

The Fraser River has risen over 1 meter in the last 36 hours, lots of small sticks in the water. This water is coming from the Kenney Dam up north on the Nachako River and won’t last more than a few days. The water in Prince George is already dropping. Our canyon trip today was a bit more difficult with all the sticks but we did manage to make it to Hells Gate on the first trip , unfortunately then second trip only made it half way.

Fishing today was a bit slower for Sturgeon although all of our boats still caught fish. The Pinks are moving into the Vedder now so anglers who like to fish the lower canal will starting picking up good numbers of fish on High tide. Boat anglers are starting to target Pinks on both Fraser & Harrison Confluences as well as the mouth of the North Arm and South Arm T 10 marker.

Teresa and I went out last night on the salt for a couple hours, we landed 3 fish and watched a beautiful sunset. Quite a few boats were hooking up but you did have to troll around looking for schools of fish.I didn’t hang around all the boats so not sure how many Chinook were caught.

Water conditions on the Fraser will improve in the next 2 or 3 days, if you want some fresh salmon, Vancouver Salt would be a good bet. Pinks and the odd Chinook will be available on the Fraser although sockeye is still open and anglers are catching a few.

Have a great next few days and hopefully we will see you on the water.

Vic Carrao

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Update Report for August 24

WOW, fishing has been red hot this week for sturgeon on the Fraser. Yesterday we landed 7 fish which only 1 was under 6ft all the rest were between 6 to 7.5 feet in length. Tom had a double header 7footers with both fish jumping clear out of the water at the same time, amazing to say the least.

We pulled up beside Tom and within seconds he hooked this fish.

This fish measured 7 ft 8 inches and put up a great battle.

This was one of our bigger fish from yesterday, these guiys are having a great time.

Salmon fishing has been fair to good as well, we are getting some Chinook, Sockeye and now the Pinks are moving in, Should be some great fishing over the next few months.

We still have lots of good dates for October which is primetime.,

Within minutes of arriving at this location, Fish on.

Another beauty Chinook

Vic Carrao

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August 20 th report

Lots of fish around the past few days, below is some of the pictures of fish we have been catching both in river and ocean.

We have a few boats available this week and first week in September, nows the time to take advantage of the great fishing.

Here is a nice limit of sockeye while fishing the salt near the north arm of the Fraser

As you can see, some of these sockeye are quite large, today we landed a pink salmon that was well over 12 lbs.

Here’s a beauty sturgeon caught on the fraser today,

Ron Waddell of Washington landed this nice Chinook while fishing the Fraser River

Come join us for some great fishing

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Fishing Report for August 17

Outlook for August /September

Before I go into this week’s fishing report, I thought I would give you a look into what we are doing over the next few months. Right now, fishing in Vancouver/Fraser Valley is coming into some of the best salmon and sturgeon fishing you will find anywhere in the world. Our Sockeye Salmon was just upgraded to 7 million, we are expecting 17 to 30 million Pink Salmon and the Coho and Chinook numbers look to be strong. Fishing from now through to mid November is some of the best fishing you will experience anywhere.

We are targeting Sockeye, Pinks, Chinook, Coho and Sturgeon in both fresh and salt water, Our river boats are moored in Mission and are out every day, our saltwater boat is moored in Vancouver at the Delta Airport Hotel. If you would like to read more on what methods we use and what species we target each month you can look at our seasonal outlook on our main freshwater fishing site http://www.guidebc.com/season_fall.asp

Availability – We still have some good dates available for the last 10 days of August, weekends are full but we do have week days available. We have a few selective dates open in September but we are about 90% Sold out until Sept 28. If you are wanting to experience some great fishing for both salmon and sturgeon in September, we have about 10 boat days remaining, these boats will go fast, in fact I did have 12 boat days available when I started writing this report.

October offers some of the best all round fishing for salmon and sturgeon using many methods, we fly fish, spin fish, pull plugs, Plunk and bait fish. From Oct 15 to Nov 15 is what we refer to as the "Guides Season" We call it the guides season because we think this is the best time to fish our area, there are so many places to fish, we as guides love changing things up so it’s fun for us. We think this is the best season to fish our region. We still have some boats available for this time period so don’t wait too long to inquire or book.

August 17 fishing report

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing

Fishing in Vancouver is starting to heat up, lots of options for species and areas. We are targeting West Vancouver for Chinook and Coho, Howe Sound for Chinook and Pinks, Fraser South arm for Sockeye & Chinook and throwing out our crab traps on every trip. Fishing has really picked up this week, we saw a large school of Chinook move through West Vancouver yesterday and sockeye fishing at the mouth of the Fraser was excellent.

Fraser Salmon

Sockeye fishing has been fair to excellent, each day is a bit different because these fish are on the move up stream heading for their home rivers in the interior. Yesterday one of our groups landed 3 Chinook and a limit of Sockeye in just a few hours of fishing. Since the sockeye run was upgraded to 7 million we decided to offer morning and afternoon trips. We will do this as long as the sockeye remains open. By the looks of things, we are now expecting this fishery to remain open until last week in August.

Fraser Sturgeon

Fishing for sturgeon has greatly improved this past week, we have landed many fish over 7ft and battled a few over 8/9 ft. Yesterday I was so close to landing one of my largest fish of the season but unfortunately the fish had other ideas. Sturgeon fishing will remain good and improve over the next few weeks. Best boat has been salmon eggs, gills, belly strips and just about anything that is related to Sockeye or Chinook Salmon. Have fun and enjoy some of the best sturgeon fishing in the country.

Fly fishing Trout and Salmon

We are currently fly fishing for trout and salmon on several rivers. Fishing has been fair to good, mostly small trout but now we are seeing the salmon moving in so fishing is improving greatly.

over the next few weeks we will target Sockeye, Chinook, Pink and trout on the fly. Lots of river to choose from so just e-mail us and we can discuss your options.

Hells Gate Jet Boat Tours

Our Jet boat tours into Hells Gate Canyon are running most weekends. Seats are going fast and we are now booking for the September long weekend. The only seats I have left are for Sept 4 at 9 am and 1:30 pm. Give us a shout if you are wanting to book a seat. I will be opening some dates for last two weeks in October when water will be crazy big. If you want to experience the canyon when it is at its meanest, this would be the time.

I apologize for not updating this report Blog sooner but we have been doing double headers and having trouble finding the time. Once again, don’t wait to book if you are looking for October Salmon and Sturgeon fishing. Hope you have a great week and we will see you on the water.

Vic Carrao

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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.

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