Fraser Valley BC Fishing Report
By Vic Carrao, STS Guiding Service | Last updated: October 13th, 2014
Fishing has been good to excellent since our last report, our guides working out of Mission have been putting some amazing fish on the beach including a 9ft 8 sturgeon by Ryan. Most of the best bites are happening on the incoming tide or just after the tide turns, the hard outflow tide has been the most challenging. Best baits have been salmon heads and now stink bait. They seem to be the key although we caught some nice fish on sockeye roe & chum roe this week so it is probably best to have a little bit of everything.
Some of the best sturgeon fishing is still yet to come, as many of you know, October and November are the best two months and the good news is we still have dates to fit you in. Tom, Thomas and the rest of STS guides are fishing hard 7 days a week and are dialed in. If you are looking to book with some of the top guides on the Fraser, now is the time.
Sockeye salmon continue to migrate up the Fraser but as of last week the river is closed to retention. There are lots of chinook, coho and now chum salmon entering the river on each high tide so it's time to switch from bottom bouncing and start some real fishing using bar rods, spinning rods and fly rods. Our favorites for coho are the Gibbs Crocs, Tee Spoons and bar fishing with Yakima Baits' spin n glos.
Here is a beauty 32lb chinook caught last week while fishing the Fraser. There are lots more of this to come in the next few weeks. Fly fishing is getting started with our group from Spain, they are catching some big chum on the Harrison River. Float fishing with colorado blades and jigs work best if you don't fly fish, just remember to dead drift your presentation for best results.
The Fraser and location tributaries are fishing well and now is the time to get out if your not tired from the long summer of sockeye fishing. The Vedder is producing some nice coho and chum as well as those big white meat chinook. Best to float fish with cured salmon eggs, orange or red wool, colorado blades or get out the spoons and toss some Gibbs hammered brss red firestripe crocs.
Last but not least we are giving away some great prizes on our Facebook page, make sure you follow us and post to win some Gibbs/Delta Fishing tackle packages.