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Nov 07 STS Fishing Update
« on: November 07, 2013, 11:52:03 AM »

Fishing remains good on our local rivers for both salmon and sturgeon, the big talk this year has been around the incredible Coho Fishing. Even as late as yesterday our guides were still producing chrome silver Coho using Gibbs Crocs and Ultra Lures. There is 3 areas that we have been doing well, Harrison, Stave and main stem Fraser between Dewdney Slough and Hatzic Flats, Reports of good Coho fishing are also coming from Norish Creek.

Chum fishing is also very good and will produce results well into late November, we are mostly float fishing with jigs and fly fishing but they can also be taken using Gibbs Spoons as well. Both the Stave and Harrison confluence is producing fresh chum on each high tide. Best to check your tides and try to fish the incoming if you are fishing the Stave R, for the Harrison try fishing about 2 hours after high tide reaches Mission for best push of fish.

This has been one of the best seasons we have seen for sturgeon fishing on the Fraser, lots of big fish this year and our team is still landing the big ones on a daily basis. Although we are starting to wind down we will continue to offer sturgeon trips until last weekend in November, then we will be taking a break for a few months and allow these fish to rest in their wintering holes. If you plan on going out this weekend, Chum roe is your best bait, rotten salmon is also working but fresh eggs are producing best results.

Our Jet Boat Tours are done for another season, this was our busiest year ever and would like to thank everyone who journeyed up the Fraser Canyon with me. We are already getting booked for next summer/fall so be sure to book early for 2014. Speaking of 2014, STS Guiding Service will be celebrating our 20th year in business and will be offering some great incentives to book early. Stay tune and if you don't already follow our blog or face book page, you can join us by following this link.

Our Vancouver Island Salmon and Halibut Charters are already 50% full for 2014, if you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime fishing for Chinook, Coho, Halibut, Snapper and Cod in calm flat waters, we have the place for you. Last season all of our groups returned home with limits of all species of fish and they are all coming back next season. Come join us on the West Coast and experience the STS way of doing things.

I am heading south to Costa Rica to do some warm water fishing and will return just in time to some winter steelhead fishing, I will update you as the winter season progresses and if you would like to follow us while we are fishing in CR, check out our Facebook page or sign up to follow me on my blog at

Tight lines

Vic Carrao