Fraser Valley BC Fishing Report
By Vic Carrao, STS Guiding Service | Last updated: June 12th, 2016
It has been a good week of fishing in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver area, we have been targeting bull trout on the Pitt River, salmon in the ocean and sturgeon on the Fraser. All 3 fisheries have been productive and some very nice fish are being caught. See below for detailed reports.
Fishing has been consistent and productive this past week, our pro guides have been putting them in the boat and having some great days on the water. Howe Sound, Vancouver Harbour and Gulf Islands have all been producing great results. Our West Coast salmon and Halibut charters are starting up in the next few weeks, we still have space available if you are looking to fill the freezer with some tasty salmon and halibut. If your heading out yourself don't forget to pick up some of them killer guide series flashers by Gibbs/Delta, they are some of the best flashers we have ever seen and produce results.
Speaking of results and GibbsDelta, they have just come out with a new spoon for lake trout fishing that will work great for trolling for trout and kokanee. The new " Mini G" will be out on the stores shelves in the next 3 to 4 weeks so have a look for them and give them a try.
Pitt River Trout
The Pitt River trout fishery has begun, we are now offering daily fly fishing and light tackle spin fishing on the Pitt. Water conditions are perfect for catching these migratory trout ranging from 1 to 8lbs and a chance a catching the odd larger one up to 12lbs. This past week was good with some nice 5 to 6 lb fish caught and released on both fly and spoons. If your like me and love spoon fishing, there is nothing better than the Gibbs Ultra Lure or Croc, size will depend on the depth and current speed but remember to retrieve slowly as this is the key to success. Let the current do the work and just reel enough to keep the spoon off the bottom.
Fraser River Sturgeon
Sturgeon fishing has been good this week, numbers of fish are down but size has been story. 2 fish over 8ft and 1 over 9 makes this week a great one. There has been no best bait, just lots of drops and patience has been the key. Getting the bait down to the fish and in front of them has been more important then what bait you use. We offer daily charters from Mission, Chilliwack, Harrison and Hope, if you're looking for that great adventure on the water, give us a call and let us show you some great fishing.
September, October and November are all great months for sturgeon fishing, if you are planning a trip out to the Fraser, these are the best 3 months to fish. We offer daily sturgeon and salmon trips and can put together a package for any group size. Book now for your best dates in Prime Season.
Our Hells Gate Tours are booking up nicely, we still have a few seats available August 6, 20 and 28 and we have a new trip going out on July 21 and have seats available for the morning 9am trip. Come and join us for what should be another great season in the canyon.
Hope you all have a great weekend.