Report for Jan 31, 2011

Vancouver Sunset

This week is looking good for those anglers wanting to get out and fish. Water levels & clarity are good on all local rivers and Vancouver Saltwater Fishing is producing some nice Chinook Salmon. See below for specific waters.

Spring Trade Shows – First Stop Toronto

We are getting ready to hit the road, our first stop will be Toronto Spring Boat & Sportsman Show Feb 18-21, if you live in the Toronto area and would like some tickets, please e-mail us. We are really looking forward to spending some time with our friends Angelo, Pete and Mike of the Fishn Canada Show as well as seeing our sponsors from Pure Fishing. Vic Carrao of STS will be on stage once a day during the show talking about sturgeon fishing in British Columbia. Drop by and say hello.

Spring Sturgeon Special

· From Feb 1 to March 31

· 6 hours sturgeon fishing, Fill the Boat ( 4 anglers max)

· All fishing Tackle Provided

· Private guide and boat

· Cost- only $560.00

Vancouver Salmon Fishing

· From Feb 1 to March 31

· 6 hours salmon fishing, Fill the Boat ( 4 anglers max)

· All fishing Tackle Provided

· Private guide and boat

· Cost- only $750.00

Vedder River Steelhead.

Water conditions have been up and down but the past few days we have seen water conditions stabilize. Steelhead fishing has been fantastic the past few weeks with many fish being caught throughout the river.STS Guide

Thomas Rutschmann has been hitting the water daily producing fish on almost every outing. Dialing the river in is very important early season as this is what makes the slower weeks more productive. Thomas is nearing 70 fish for the season which is great for any Vedder River Steelheader.

It looks as though we are going to have clear conditions for the next week so low clear conditions require lighter leaders, smaller baits. If the water does rise and color with the rain, you can up the anti and try some of the larger artificial baits like Pink Rubber Worms, Gooey Bobs and our favorite, Roe Sacks.

If you’re looking to get out on a guided trip, we offer daily guided trips on the Vedder, gear or fly. Our instructional trips are the most popular with locals as our expert guides can teach you all you need to know about reading water, learning the Vedder and most of all, how to catch Steelhead,

Chehalis River

The Chehalis has been fishing well for steelhead and Cutthroat Trout. Most of our local anglers will target Steelhead in the Lower Canyon or Just above the Chehalis Bridge. Both areas have been producing fish. Cured Salmon eggs, Shrimp ( table or sand) are both working as is artificial like wool, jensen eggs and gooey bobs.

Fraser River

The Fraser River is in excellent condition, water clarity is 3 to 4 feet, temperatures are just above freezing. We did a sturgeon trip on Friday last week and managed to land 17 sturgeon, most were smaller fish be we did get several over 5ft. Winter on the Fraser can produce some great Cutthroat fishing if you’re willing to put in the time. Most anglers who winter fish on the Fraser are fly fishing or casting small spinners. For fly fishing I prefer winter stone flys, small minnow patterns or my favorite; pheasant tail nymph with a bead head. Try fishing some of the back water just off the edge of the main flow, this is where we do our best fishing.

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon fishing

Winter Salmon fishing has been fair to excellent the past week. Good numbers of Chinook are being caught in Vancouver Harbour with a fair number of keeper size Chinook. Finding the bait fish is the key, find the bait and you will hook fish. Hoochies, Spoons and bait fish have all been producing fish, trolling near the bottom has worked well. Our new 265 Express is geeting rigged and almost ready to hit the water, If your looking to get out and catch some salmon, February is a great month.

Join our team of 8 professional guides for the 2011 season and see why STS is considered #1 in the valley.

STS Guiding Service is committed to providing current and future clients with the highest level of service and quality angling experiences at the lowest price possible. We pride ourselves on our personal and friendly service, our ability to catch fish on 95% of our guided charters. We are fishing the area 12 months of the year. For us fishing is a year round commitment, not just a summer job.

To Book Your next guided adventure, call us Toll Free 1-866-771-3474

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

Vic Carrao

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I will be riding 260 km on my bike to raise money for cancer. Last year we raised $11,000 help me beat this number. You can make a donation at http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Vancouver2011?px=2331358&pg=personal&fr_id=1371

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Report for January 23

Vedder River Steelhead

The fishing has been amazing the last couple days with the river coming into shape since the high water. Its like a new river out there with lots of amazing holding water. The fish are really responding well to big baits with lots of color. 6 inch worms , magnum BC orange gooey bobs and big roe sacks are definitely working well…on Saturday between 3 of us we had 16 fish to the hand. The next few weeks should be great fishing if the river stays in shape.

If you are looking to improve your steelhead catch rates, STS offers private one on one and small group instructional steelhead seminars. These seminars take place on the river by one of our top steelhead guides. If you would like more information, please call or e-mail us.

Fraser River Sturgeon

Sturgeon often tail walk once hooked

With all the rain the past few weeks the Fraser has been quite dirty with lots of logs and debris. I was going to put a boat in the water a few days ago but when I saw the mess in the river I changed my mind. I don’t think it is worth the effort right now as the conditions are just not that great. Maybe a couple more weeks and we might try a day out for tagging sturgeon.

Chehalis River

We don’t get a ton of reports for this river but from the few that I am getting, it looks like they are having a good return of Steelhead. Talking to the Chehalis Native Band it looks as though they are trying to get more involved in the hatchery to help keep production as high as possible. As we know provincial cutbacks are always a concern and it seems as though our hatcheries are the first to see funding reductions.

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been quite good out in Vancouver Harbour and Gulf Islands. One of our associate guides hooked into quite a few fish this past weekend landing a boat full of keepers. Most of the action was near Gabriola Island but Vancouver Harbour also produced a few nice fish.

Our new 26ft Grady White hits the water this week for it’s maiden voyage, we are looking forward to getting her out on the water. We just installed a diesel heater in the cabin so fishing during winter months will be comfortable. If your wanting to get out on the water, give us a call.

Our boats are in the water ready to to charter

Winner of our Rod & Reel Package was Chris Bird of Langley. Chris entered our free draw and took home a Mooching rod & reel combo worth over $250, congratulations Chris.

Ride to Conquer Cancer

As many of you know, the ride to conquer cancer is a fund raising event to help raise money for cancer research. Last year my youngest daughter and I did a 260km bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle to raise awareness for this great cause. Many of our good friends and clients supported us by making a donation to our Ride to Conquer web page, in 2010 we raised $11,000. This year we are again, riding to conquer cancer, please support our ride, you can make a donation at www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Vancouver2011?px=2331358&pg=personal&fr_id=1371

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

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Report for January 23

Vedder River Steelhead

The fishing has been amazing the last couple days with the river coming into shape since the high water. Its like a new river out there with lots of amazing holding water. The fish are really responding well to big baits with lots of color. 6 inch worms , magnum BC orange gooey bobs and big roe sacks are definitely working well…on Saturday between 3 of us we had 16 fish to the hand. The next few weeks should be great fishing if the river stays in shape.

If you are looking to improve your steelhead catch rates, STS offers private one on one and small group instructional steelhead seminars. These seminars take place on the river by one of our top steelhead guides. If you would like more information, please call or e-mail us.

Fraser River Sturgeon

Sturgeon often tail walk once hooked

With all the rain the past few weeks the Fraser has been quite dirty with lots of logs and debris. I was going to put a boat in the water a few days ago but when I saw the mess in the river I changed my mind. I don’t think it is worth the effort right now as the conditions are just not that great. Maybe a couple more weeks and we might try a day out for tagging sturgeon.

Chehalis River

We don’t get a ton of reports for this river but from the few that I am getting, it looks like they are having a good return of Steelhead. Talking to the Chehalis Native Band it looks as though they are trying to get more involved in the hatchery to help keep production as high as possible. As we know provincial cutbacks are always a concern and it seems as though our hatcheries are the first to see funding reductions.

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been quite good out in Vancouver Harbour and Gulf Islands. One of our associate guides hooked into quite a few fish this past weekend landing a boat full of keepers. Most of the action was near Gabriola Island but Vancouver Harbour also produced a few nice fish.

Our new 26ft Grady White hits the water this week for it’s maiden voyage, we are looking forward to getting her out on the water. We just installed a diesel heater in the cabin so fishing during winter months will be comfortable. If your wanting to get out on the water, give us a call.

Our boats are in the water ready to to charter

Winner of our Rod & Reel Package was Chris Bird of Langley. Chris entered our free draw and took home a Mooching rod & reel combo worth over $250, congratulations Chris.

Ride to Conquer Cancer

As many of you know, the ride to conquer cancer is a fund raising event to help raise money for cancer research. Last year my youngest daughter and I did a 260km bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle to raise awareness for this great cause. Many of our good friends and clients supported us by making a donation to our Ride to Conquer web page, in 2010 we raised $11,000. This year we are again, riding to conquer cancer, please support our ride, you can make a donation at www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Vancouver2011?px=2331358&pg=personal&fr_id=1371

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

www.guidebc.com

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Toll free- 1-866-771-3474

Fish’n Canada Show airs this weekend

Fish’n Canada Show airs this weekend, Saturday morning on Global TV. Watch us fish the Upper Pitt River for Bull Trout with Angelo Viola of the Fishn Canada Show.

Last June the crew from Fishn Canada Show came out West for the 5th consectuive season. Pete, Angelo and Mike Miller travelled to Vancouver Island to fish with one of our friends Kenzie Cuthbert for Bass & Brown Trout. When they finished up on the island they stopped by in Mission and fished 3 days with STS, we spend two days on the Pitt and one day fishing for sturgeon. The sturgeon show will also air this season.

Angelo Viola, Pete Bowman & Mike Miller taking a well deserved break.

The Upper Pitt River offers some of the best fly & Spin fishing for sea-run trout anywhere in SW British Columbia. The remote location is a huge attraction not too mention the incredible beauty this river valley posesses. Only 1 hours drive from Vancouver and your on your way for an adventure you soon wont forget.

Angelo Viola & Vic Carrao of STS with a beautiful Pitt River Bull Trout

This fish was well over 10 lbs but unfortunately was quick released

We are currently booking trips for the Upper Pitt River Sea-run Bull Trout Season. Available dates begin June 1 to July 31. Book now to reserve your private charter on this spectacular river.

Tight Lines

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service.

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Vedder River Steelhead Report for Today,

Fishing report for January 12, 2011

Hi Vic

Today was another great day on the water. We had to brave some cold conditions and lots of slick roads but in the end it paid off with 5 fish by noon between two of us. We let go a 14lb hatchery buck, lost a couple more and I took home a beautiful hatchery doe around 12lbs… The river is in great shape with fish all throughout, we only worked over 5 runs for the fish we got today. It seems like the fishing is only getting better the last few days and with the big snow pack the river should stay in shape for a while…

Video –

Steelhead Fishing report for January 12,2010

Well the bigger fish have made an appearance this week, after our high water on the weekend the river has dropped into ideal conditions for the upcoming week. We have seen a large number of bigger fish averaging 10-16Lbs in the last few days, and they seem really willing to take the bait.

We are finding 2-6 fish per day between a couple anglers. Fish have been coming on roe bags and prawns in a variety of colors, but orange roe bags with a natural colored egg seems to be the best. A lot of fish are being caught in shallow water, so the fight is explosive to say the least.

The fish are spread all through the system now so we have a lot of options in finding fish and seem to be able to get away from other anglers. With the upcoming weather reports and the cold conditions the river should be in great shape for the next few weeks.

If you are looking to improve your steelhead catch rates, STS offers private one on one and small group instructional steelhead seminars. These seminars take place on the river by one of our top steelhead guides. If you would like more information, please call or e-mail us.

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Now Available with STS

For the past 10 years STS has been providing Saltwater Fishing for our guests. At one time we used one of our jet boats for fishing in Vancouver Harbour but on rough days it was quite uncomfortable. We then tried contracting out our trips but that didn’t work well either. As many of you already know, salmon fishing opportunities on the Fraser is getting later and later each year. Last year, Chinook Fishing was not open until July15 and 2011 looks the same. Having said that, there is great salmon fishing just outside the river in the Strait of Georgia and Gulf Islands which we could not access with Jet Boats.

For the past year we have been working on bringing our own guides and boats to Vancouver and offer what we feel is service and knowledge that just isn’t available in the Vancouver Market. So to make a long story short , we teamed up with Delta Airport Hotel and now offer daily fishing charters departing from Vancouver. Check out our new boats and website at www.fishingvancouver.com ( still under contruction)

Vic’s Fishing Blog

If you are one of the many anglers who visit our website on a regular basis looking for fishing reports you will notice a change for 2011. We are no longer doing weekly fishing report but instead will offer more fishing reports, updated more often through our Fishing Blog. You will find fishing report blogs on both www.guidebc.com and www.fishingvancouver.com

2011 Trade Shows

STS Guiding Service will be at the following events for 2011

Feb 18 -21 Spring Fishing & Boat Show (Toronto)

March 4 -6 BC Boat &Sportsman Show (Abbotsford)

March 17-20 – Edmonton Boat &Sportsman Show ( Edmonton Alberta)

The Fishn Hole Show – March 31- April 3 (Edmonton Alberta)

Hells Gate Jet Boat Tours & Canyon Sturgeon Fishing.

We are getting excited to get started for our 2011 spring jet boat and sturgeon fishing tours. Our 28ft twin engine boat is currently in Idaho getting it’s annual check to be sure it is safe and ready to go for our first canyon runs.

I have noticed that some of our competitors are now beginning to offer canyon fishing trips and adventures. A word of caution, this area is dangerous and should not be taken lightly. Only the most experienced jet boat pilots should be entering the canyons of the Fraser River. Our 28ft twin engine boat was built and designed for this big water , our experience speaks for itself.

For more information on our tours, please visit www.hellsgatejetboattours.com

Special Deals & Discounts for 2011

We are still working on a few specials for 2011, All specials are posted on our website at

http://www.guidebc.com/accommodations/accomm_special.asp

Hope to see you in 2011, Vic & Teresa Carrao

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

Vic Carrao

STS Guiding Service

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