Fraser Valley, British Columbia Report
<p>Thanks to everyone who dropped by our booth this past weekend. The show was another big success, maybe too much so. The line up on Saturday started at 9am and was still 300 yards long at 2pm. Thats a busy show.
Lots of current and new jet boaters attended the show with quite a bit of attention going in the direction of Ryan Rogers of Hells Canyon Marine. On Saturday Ryan and his crew along with a few guides from STS, did what very few people in world have done, they boated through Hells Gate in their 24 ft HCM Jet Boat not only once but about 12 times. I could miss out so we back on Sunday and did it again with a camera. Take a few minutes and check out our video footage and pictures.
If you looking for a new jet boat and want to test drive a new 22 ft HCM, just give us a call or e-mail, we have one here in Mission for you to try out.
Ryan Rogers of Hells Canyon Marine and STS Guiding Crew Run Hells Gate.
Our seminars are almost full for this year, if your wanting to take the last few seats, don’t wait too much longer.
Fly Fishing Seminar
Jet Boat Seminar
Fraser River / Fraser Valley Report
Sturgeon fishing was a bit better this past week, we had several charters on the water with catches of 4 to 8 fish per boat. Largest fish was just over 4 ft, lots of 3 footers taking bait. By mid March sturgeon fishing really starts to pick up. With the anticipation of the spring Eulichon run ( smelt) sturgeon start to become much more active. Our next peak fishery begins in late March with some great fishing through the month of April and into the early part of May. Book Now for best dates..
IF you wanting to book some of the best sturgeon fishing of the entire season, book Now for best dates in September & October.
The Vedder River is fishing well, water conditions have been very good with good numbers of fresh fish moving in daily. Our guides have been having another great year on the Vedder River producing some great results for our clients.
As we approach the mid point in the steelhead season we can anticipate another really good push of fish to enter the lower river over the next few weeks. By mid March we usually see good numbers of wild fish with some hatchery fish mixed in. As air & water temperatures begin to warm, fly fishing becomes much more productive. March is a great month to swing a fly and we just happen to have some expert guides that can help you achieve your goals. Come join us for what should be one of the best months for steelhead action.
STS Guide Ken Deptuk with a Beauty Vedder River Steelhead.
Trout fishing this past week was very good. We spent several days on one of our more hard to reach rivers catching good numbers of Cutthroat, Rainbows and the odd Dolly. Our biggest fish was 23 inches, but lots of fish in the 10 to 16 inch range. Local trout fishing on the Fraser and Harrison River has been fair to good. Chehalis hatchery has deposited some cutties in local lakes and a few in the Chehalis River. Should be good fishing over the next few weeks.
Extraordinary Fly fishing for Sea Run Bull Trout
A peak at fishing opportunities in the Vancouver area - update
45 minutes from Vancouver is one of British Columbia’s best kept secrets. The Upper Pitt River is located at the north end of Pitt Lake, North America’s only freshwater tidal lake. Each spring the Upper Pitt River receives thousands of Sea-run Bull trout heading back to their home waters in Garibaldi Park to spawn. Each high tide brings a fresh run of fish into the lower reaches of the Upper Pitt River. We begin targeting this bright chrome fish in mid May with fantastic fishing opportunities through June until mid to late July. Some of the best fishing occurs between May 21 to Jun 31. These fish reach as much as 14 lbs with an average size of 4 to 8 lbs. Incredible action on the fly and light spinning tackle.
We are NOW BOOKING for May/June Sea-Run Bull Trout on the Upper Pitt River.
Fathers Day Special
Come join us for our annual Fathers Day Special. This year we are offering a special rate for Fathers Day, book any guided trip and receive $50 off our regular price. Trip must be taken prior to August 1, 2007.
To Book Your next guided adventure, call us Toll Free 1-866-771-3474
Remember to conserve your catch
Tight Lines and we will see you on the water
STS Guiding Service
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About The Author: Captain Vic Carrao
Company: STS Guiding Service
Area Reporting: Fraser, Harrison, Vedder & Pitt Rivers - BC Canada
Bio: STS Guiding Service offers world class Salmon, Trout, Sturgeon and Steelhead fishing on the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada. We are located just 50 miles east of Vancouver on the Fraser River. Fishing on the Fraser River, Vancouver, British Columbia assures our clients some of the best Salmon, Trout, Steelhead and Sturgeon fishing anywhere to be found on the West Coast of British Columbia. We offer fully guided day trips as well as full inclusive fishing packages with lodging on the Fraser River. We fish all styles and methods including fly fishing, spin fishing, plug fishing and bait fishing for sturgeon. Inside our site you will see why fishing on the Fraser River and Harrison River area is considered world class.