May 13 Fishing Report

Fishing is still red hot for sturgeon in the Mission area, all of our groups are going home with sore arms and big smiles. If you’re in the area and want to do a last minute trip we still have some boats available for this Sunday early next week.

Here is a good example of the quality of fish we are catching this week

We want to thank you again for the amazing experience from Tom & Thomas this past Monday & Tuesday….. we had SO much fun and we wish we were still down there fishing away. We will definitely come back to fish with you guys, STS made our first sturgeon experience unforgettable…. we have been calling it Holy Shit fishing when we tell people. Thanks again for everything, we hope to see you in the fall!

Regards,

Lauren & Josh Wettlaufer

Vic Carrao

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Fishing report fopr May 8, 2011

Fishing in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley has really picked up this past week. Both salmon, sturgeon, ground fish and crabs are all fishing very well. June is approaching fast which will offer some great fly fishing for sea-run trout and excellent salmon fishing on the ocean out of our Delta Airport Hotel location. Below you will find a detailed report for what we have been catching this past week.

TV Host Mark Pendlington visits Mission, BC

Sportfishing BC Fishing Show just wrapped up two days of sturgeon fishing with Vic Carrao of STS. After two days of fishing Mark went home with a sore back and arms. Can’t say much more than that other than watch for the show to air sometime in August or September of 2011.

Mark Pendlington & Vic Carrao, owner of STS Guiding Service

Mark Pendlington battling a Fraser River Monster Sturgeon, did he land it? watch the show to find out.

Hells Gate Jet Boat Tours are now booking seats for upcoming trips into the Fraser Canyon

All trips depart from Hope, this 4 hour round trip includes calm waters of the lower canyon, big whitewater, deep canyon walls and incredible scenery throughout the trip. Cost is $119.00 per person plus tax.

Next Trip Out : Saturday May 15 – Available seats – 8

Fishing Report For May 8

Fraser River Sturgeon

This past week we experienced some great sturgeon fishing on the Fraser, we fished several areas including the lower river out of our Delta Airport Hotel Location. Sturgeon Fishing is without a doubt the most consistent fishing available anywhere in British Columbia. An average day is 6 to 10 fish with a great chance at catching fish well over 200 lbs. This past week we landed several monster sturgeon and plenty of smaller 3o to 80 lb fish.

Gill & his boys are visiting us from Ontario this week, this was just one of 8 fished landed yesterday.

This group from Beecher Carlson is visiting Vancouver for a conference, they took an afternoon off from meetings and joined us for some great sturgeon fishing.

This was the first fish of the day weighting approximately 80 lbs, not bad for their first sturgeon.

Sturgeon are biting on Ulichons ( small bait fish), salmon eggs and Lamprey eel, the key is to find where they are feeding and be quick on the hook set. These fish are dropping bait quickly so if your sleeping at the wheel you’re going to miss a lot of bites.

Vancouver Salmon Fishing

Fishing has really picked up in the Vancouver area as well as Gulf Islands. We spent Thursday out on the water and returned back to the dock with a boat load of sea-food.

Trolling Hoochies, spoons and Anchovies will produce fish, we found that more hits were coming from green glow hoochies but we also got a few strikes on Anchovy.

We found that most fish were suspended just off the bottom although when the tide turned we see fish working the mid range depths.

Our 26ft Grady White Express is one of the top guide boats on the water, come join us for some great action as the salmon season is just getting under way.

Rock Fish and Cod is now open in specific areas along our coast. These fish make for a great feast after a long day on the water. Add some Dungeness crab and a few Chinook and you have a great day on the water .

When you return to the dock our guides will ensure your catch is cleaned and packaged for your trip home

Trout & Steelhead Fishing

Local waters are producing some great trout fishing, for those of you looking to take the family out, check out the stocking program from Fraser Valley Hatchery. Local lakes are regularly stocked and offer some great lake fishing opportunities. http://www.gofishbc.com/stockingreports/default.htm

For those of you who would like a guided experience on some of the less fished trophy lakes in the Interior, we offer day trips into Merritt and Kamloops area. Our fly fishing guides can not only show you some of the best waters in the region but also teach you how to fly fish for trophy rainbow trout. We are licensed for over 50 lakes and rivers and offer daily fly fishing trips from Mission and Vancouver.

Vedder River Steelhead

The Vedder River is currently open for fly fishing for steelhead until May 31. Water conditions are very good considering all the rain we have had this past week. Most of the productive fly water is in the lower river but so are all the fisherman. Dont over look the fishing just below the Vedder Crossing as when I was out the other day this area was void of anglers. Once steelhead season is closed the Vedder will re-open on July 1 for Chinook Salmon.

If your looking for the ultimate fishing holiday, corporate outing, team building or just a day trip on our local waters with family or friends, let our team of professional guides look after all your needs. Our phone lines are open from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week or you can e-mail us anytime at sts@guidebc.com

Hope you have a great week and keep those line tight.

Vic Carrao

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Fishing Report for April 23, 2011

For Steelhead and Saltwater Report, see last report, this report is a sturgeon update.

Fraser Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has been excellent this past week, lots of fish feeding on Ulichons ( small bait fish). We had several days where we had to reduce the number of rods we were running as fishing was just too crazy running 4 rods. Lots of nice fish in the 4 to 6 foot range in fact one day this past week we landed 12 fish over 5ft, wow what a day.

If you looking for some great fishing action, now’s the time to come out and enjoy, weathers been pretty good too.

These fish are putting up a great battle, all sturgeon are released back into the water unharmed,

This one measured 7ft 8 inches caught on Thursday of this week. girth was 40 inches.

Although the Ulichons are in the river and most of the anglers are using them for bait, dont over look Lamprey Eel as we have been doing very well and getting some of our larger fish on this bait.

Vic Carrao

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Fishing Report for April 13, 2011

Vancouver Saltwater

We spent the entire week on the Fraser so I don’t have much to report on Vancouver Saltwater Scene. I did hear from several associate guides that fishing was fair to good for Chinook Salmon. Some of the larger Chinook are starting to show up around Bowen Island and moth of Capilano. Trolling near the bottom is a good bet for those larger fish but you might want to run a rod or two in the 5o to 80 ft range as well. These fish do suspend the bottom but also come up off the bottom to find bait.

Sturgeon Fishing On the Fraser

Wow, what a great week. We saw some excellent fishing this past week for sturgeon from 2 to 10 ft. On Monday we battled a large fish for 30 minutes, we finally got it to the surface when the rod exploded leaving us with nothing but a rod handle and reel. The sturgeons tail was visible so we have a pretty good idea when the tail is 3 ft that the fish was probably over 10 ft. Unfortunately we never did land the fish so it is only a fish story.

Even though we lost this big one, we landed more than our share of nice fish between 4 to 7 feet. Our group from Calgary went home with sore arms and some great fish stories of the big one that got away. The best bait seemed to be Ulichons but we also caught quite a few fish on Lamprey eel. Salmon roe also worked but I think Ulichons is your best bet.

The Parna family visiting from Toronto managed to land 17 fish on their one day trip. I think we beat their expectations by about 16 fish.

I have a feeling they will be back sometime soon.

We spent all day yesterday in the Canyon running to Hells Gate and doing a little sturgeon fishing, our group from Edmonton had blast and said it was a great way to end their 3 day trip. We landed two very nice fish, enjoyed a nice camp fire and had some wild and wet rides through some big rapids.

Steelhead Fishing on the Vedder River

Another great week on the Vedder, we hooked fish both on fly and gear. If your wanting to fish the Vedder for Steelhead you have 2 more weeks until the river closes to all methods and as of May 1 switches to Fly fishing Only . Our fly guide Thomas will be available for fly fishing guide trips, just give us a call and we will hook you up with one of the top fly guides in the valley. Keep in mind you have 30 days as the Vedder Closes to all fishing on May 31.

Once the Vedder closes we will turn our angling efforts over to one of our remote rivers for Sea-run Bull Trout. This fishery is as high of quality as you get in the fly fishing world. Getting there is half the fun, fishing the Upper Pitt is an experience you won’t soon forget, some say addicting. These sea-run Bull Trout average size is between 3 to 8 lbs with good numbers of fish in the 6 to 10 lb range.

To maintain the high quality experience STS will limit the number of anglers per day offered by our guiding service. You must book early if you are wanting to fish this spectacular river during primetime. Fishing weekdays is far more relaxing and gratifying although we will offer guided trips on Saturday & Sundays. Please book early to experience this great fishery.

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

Vic Carrao

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Some pictures from the last few days on the water

I didn’t have time this morning when I posted the report so here are a few pictures from fishing this week.

Today we landed 5 fish in 6 hours, we could have easily hook double that but we were covering ground trying to fish as much river as possible.

My Youngest Daughter Deanna, her friend from Germany Mirium, and STS guide Chad Hammond.

Our new Islander reels are ready for the salmon season. Our 26ft Grady White is Moored near the Vancouver Airport 13 minutes from the best fishing grounds.

These Happy young anglers managed to land this fish with the help from Dad. Getting ready to land the big one, This fish measured just over 5ft

This picture would look way better if the boat was RED!! Al??? We laid the first foot prints of the year in the Canyon, time to book.

See below for current fishing report

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Vic Carrao

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Fishing Report For April 9, 2011

Vancouver Saltwater Fishing

We were out fishing several days this week, fishing was not as good as last week but we did manage to find a couple small keepers in the 7 to 9 lb range. Lots of crab still in the Harbour so nobody went Home empty handed. On April 5, we took some of our friends from Vancouver Tourism out for a ride on the Fraser. We took our twin engine jet boat up the Fraser to Pitt Lake to view the Fjords but unfortunately the clouds and rain made visibility poor. We did manage to catch a sturgeon so all in all it was a great day.

If you would like to experience the lower Fraser river & Pitt Lake Wildlife Reserve, we offer private and group tours departing from the Delta Airport Hotel. For more information you can call or e-mail us or contact your hotel conseirge at Delta Airport Hotel or through Tourism Vancouver.

Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser

We have been out on the water all week, fishing has been good to excellent in the Mission area. On Thursday we landed 5 fish, lost a couple more but it was nice to see that 4 of the 5 fish were over 5ft. There has been some monsters hooked this past week so it looks like spring fishing has finally arrived. Best Bait has been Lamprey Eel and Ulichons.

Vedder Steelhead

Thomas was out on Thursday and landed 5 fish, if I could just get him to e-mail me pictures ( hope he reads this) I could show you some beauties. Water conditions were good but I’m afraid the forecast is not looking good. Thomas has been using shrimp mostly but then again you can use almost anything, the trick is finding them.

Mike Cooper and Vic fishing for steelhead on the Snake River.

Fraser Canyon Tours is starting to book up, we did our first run on Friday and had ablast. Checkout our Hells Gate Jet Boat Tour website at www.helssgatejetboattours.com

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

Vic Carrao

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March 29 Fishing Report Update

I’m off to Edmonton for the second and last trip of the spring trade show season. This time I will be at the Fishn Hole Show at the Mayfield Center working for Pure Fishing. We will have a small display but if you drop by show you will find me at the Pure Fishing Booth ( Berkley/Fenwick) or selling rods and reels in the Fishn Hole Tackle area. Please drop by and say hello.

Vancouver Salmon Fishing

We had our new Grady White out today for an afternoon trip, weather was not that great but fishing was decent. Dan and Chad ended up taking home several nice Feeder Chinook as well as some Dungeness Crab. The salmon fishing will begin to pick up as we get further along in the season, we are now starting to head over to the Gulf Islands fishing for larger Chinook Salmon up to 30 lbs. We can also fish for bottom fish and crab as well. Todays Chinook were caught just outside the freighters in 70 to 90 feet of water, trolling spoons.

Vedder Steelhead

The last few days the river has been low and clear , fishing has been more difficult than the previous few weeks with our guides working much harder to find fish. Gerry was out last night as saw a few rising fish but no takers. We still have a good 4-6 weeks of steelhead fishing before these fish move onto the spawning grounds. Fly fishing, fishing with bait or artificial eggs are all producing fish. As we get closer to May trying using single jensen egg with white wool, it’s one of my favorite lures for April steelhead fishing.

Pitt River Trout fishing is approaching fast, we have a great season last year and expect another great fishery. June is our best month, book now before the limited dates are gone.

Fraser Sturgeon

I was out on Sunday with the family and had a great day, we didn’t fish much but did manage to use up 100 shot gun shells while shooting clay pigeons. We did fish for a couple hours and landed 1 – 4 ft sturgeon. Thomas was out guiding for us on Sunday as well and managed to land 4 or 5 fish, nothing real large. During the BCFR fishout there were several large sturgeon caught, one over 8ft which was measured and tagged and a reported 10 plus footer. Overall the river is fishing about average for this time of year, still need to work for your fish but that is expected. Best baits have been Lamprey and Ulichons, some fish on salmon eggs a well.

STS Guide Dan Macleod fishing the Fraser for sturgeon

Have a great week and weekend, I will update this report when I get back from Edmonton on Monday.

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

Vic Carrao

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