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Fraser Valley report for the week of December 15 /2002
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The Fraser River is in excellent shape, visibility is still very good
with water temperatures stable in the mid 40’s. Salmon fishing is pretty
much over for the Fraser for this season but what a season it was. We had
an incredible year of fishing starting with the early run of Chinook right
through until the last week where we were still catching chrome Chum salmon.
Next season should be much the same, but add another 6- 15 million fish,
as next year is a Pink Salmon return year.
Christmas gift ideas
It’s hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner. The weather
feels more like September so it’s hard to grasp the fact that December
25 is only 10 days away.
Buying Christmas gifts can be frustrating when you’re buying for that
angler that seems to have everything he needs. We have several seminars
and guide trips that are tailored for this time of year. We offer gift
certificates for both our annual 3-day steelhead/river fishing seminar
(January) our annual 3-day fly-casting seminar (March/April) and 4, 6 &
8 hour guide trip for salmon or sturgeon. All these gifts can be purchased
on-line through e-mail or you can call us at 604-671-FISH
Cutthroat fishing continues to produce good results in the Chilliwack
to Agassiz area. Why I mention this area is because we don’t fish for Cutthroats
much below Chilliwack. Anywhere that you will find spawning salmon you
will find a few opportunistic Cutthroat. We spent a few hours fishing Queens
the other day with 6 fish in only 30 minutes of fishing. This is exceptional
fishing so our hopes are that this will continue as long as the weather
patterns remain the same.
Sturgeon fishing was fair this week with good numbers of fish between
3- 5 feet and the odd fish over 6 feet. Our guests Jon, his wife and 9
month baby from the UK had a great day of fishing landing 3 large fish
in just 4 1/2 hours of fishing. Jon managed to land the biggest one on
shore so we could get a great picture for his friends and family back home.
Sturgeon fishing will slow somewhat over the next few months but as
long as this mild weather continues and your fishing the right tide, you
should still be able to catch a few nice fish. Our next peak fishing period
is in the spring when the Eulachon migration occurs.
Dewdney / Stave
Same as last week
Salmon fishing is pretty much over for the Stave although there are
still some colored up Coho and old chum that could be fished for. If your
shaking with fishing withdrawals and need a quick fix, try fishing the
side channels on the east side of the river. Try to avoid casting at spawning
fish, there are still some that are just holding that might be willing
The Dewdney slough has been producing the odd late Coho in the upper
reaches near Norish Cr and near the confluence of the Fraser where there
are still a few anglers trolling lures. Norish cr itself had fished well
the past week but as the water dropped so did the fishing. We are still
expecting a good push of late Coho to come up the Norish, all we need is
some rain. If we get a heavy rainfall over the next week, you might want
to give it a try.
The Vedder River is flowing high right now after the heavy rains this
past 48 hours. As of 9:30 the upper river above the clay banks is still
fishable, the lower river has less than 12 inches of visibility. If this
warm weather and heavy rains continue, the river will blow out quickly.
I would suggest calling your local tackle store for current and updated
reports before you head out.
Steelhead fever has already begun. A few nice fish were caught this
week but don’t get too excited quite yet. We still have a good month or
so before it really gets going. If this seasons salmon runs are any indication,
we can expect some larger than average fish and possible late runs. Most
of our salmon runs peaked about 2 weeks late so there is a good chance
that our steelhead runs will follow suit. I guess all we can do right now
is wait and see what happens.
River fishing/Steelhead seminar
Great Christmas Gift Idea
Once again we will be offering our 3- day river fishing /steelhead
seminar which will be held in late January. This seminar is very popular
and has sold out when offered. This year’s seminar will be held once again
at Hub Sports in Abbotsford. The classroom sessions will be from 7-9 PM
each night, the fish out is from 8 AM – 2 PM.
You can read more about this seminar at http://www.guidebc.com/floatseminar.asp
Next Available Seminars
Hub Sports January 20, 22, 25
January 21, 23, 26
Win a guided sturgeon trip for 2 persons on the Fraser River:
Come and spend a day fishing the Mighty Fraser River with Vic Carrao
of STS Guiding Service. The winner will be announced in our WINTER NEWS
To enter Just send us an e-mail with "Fall News Letter contest" in
the subject line
Our morning report has the Chehalis high, colored but fishable. There
is lots of colored up Coho still around but those fish should be left alone.
Steelhead season doesn’t really get going on this river until mid to late
January although you hear of a few fish being caught every couple of days.
If your wanting to catch steelhead I would recommend staying on the Vedder
system until at least mid January.
Believe it or not, the Harrison is still producing some chrome Chum
salmon. Our guide Tom Pearce was out a few days ago and landed some very
nice looking fishing. We also found a few Cutthroat and even Dolly Varden
feeding on salmon eggs. If your wanting to target trout, be sure to carry
a few egg patterns along with you. If your heading out in a small boat
be careful, the winds have been strong and the waves large.
Trout and Char fly-fishing
Trout fishing has just begun to pick up now that the majority of the
salmon have spawned and died. The Fraser has fished well for Cutthroat
this past week with good numbers of fish between 8-14 inches. Our best
winter fishery is just beginning to heat up. Good numbers of Bull trout,
Rainbows and Cutthroat can be caught all winter. We not only offer guided
jet boat trips but also guided raft trips on rivers seldom fished by anyone
in the winter. We are now taking booking for winter/spring steelhead and
trout fishing on one of our more remote river adventures. Space is limited
so don’t wait until it’s too late.
Fraser Valley report for the week of July 24
STS Guiding Service and Hub Sports are giving away a Free Quantum Spinning
rod combo valued at $70.00 retail. All you need to do is e-mail us with
Quantum Free Draw in the subject line. Winner will be announced in our
If you’re looking for Archery products be sure to drop in and see Hub
Sports new archery section. Hubs is located at 33917 Essedene Ave, Abbotsford,
B.C. Phone- 604-859-8316
Salmon fishing is getting Hot!
Fraser Valley report for the week of July 24 /2002
The Fraser River is coming into excellent shape. Water levels have
been receding at a rapid rate since last Sunday, so it’s looks like the
river will be ready for the anticipated August 1 sockeye sport fishery.
We have been fishing for Chinook salmon for the past two weeks with good
to great results. We have been averaging 1 to 3 fish per day with some
spectacular days. Stan Wiens of Abbotsford caught our largest fish this
week, this chrome beauty weighed in at 31.5 lbs. The average size has been
between 14 – 25 lbs but good numbers of fish over 30 lbs have been caught.
Fishery Notice- Salmon fishing closure
Effective 00:01 July 25 the waters of the Fraser River known as:
Grassy bar, Spaghetti Bar and Herrling Island are closed to fishing
until sockeye retention opportunities are announced. The notice states
that this action has been taken to address the impacts on low numbers of
returning sockeye that are being intercepted by sport anglers, yet last
weekend we had a full out commercial fishery and native fishery throughout
the entire lower Fraser basin. I can assure you that sport anglers
are intercepting very few sockeye; our best day so far this season was
4 fish, not much of an impact I would say. Just as I received word of the
closure, I watched nets being dropped by the Cheam Band just above the
Agassiz Rosedale Bridge, one of the very areas that have been closed to
sport fishing. Makes me wonder what the real reason for closing this area
Sturgeon fishing has been fair to good the past several weeks. We have
had hooked some very nice fish with our largest being just over 7 feet.
Anglers can expect sturgeon fishing to improve as more sockeye entire the
river. This is a major food source for sturgeon in the summer and fall,
the more fish in the river the better the fishing.
The Vedder/Chilliwack is in excellent shape. Water flows are moderate
with good visibility. Anglers are catching good numbers of Chinook salmon
in the upper river with some sockeye mixed in. Sockeye is all catch and
release so please handle these fish with care. Most of the Chinook are
holding in the deeper pools and larger runs like the Ranger Run, Borden
Creek, Allison Pools and Fort Apache. Good baits to try would include cured
salmon roe, sand shrimp; wool ties in various shades of red, orange and
The Chehalis River is gin clear and low. This river fishes best at
first light until late morning then your pretty much wasting your time.
Try fishing it again late evening when the light is low again. Some summer
steelhead are still being caught but the majority of fish are now up in
the mid to upper canyon. Try using small roe bags or small wool ties that
imitate salmon eggs. We have always done well with Jensen eggs or similar
Harrison River is still quite high but is dropping at a good rate along
with the Fraser. Trout fishing has been slow overall with the occasional
cutthroat being caught on fly and lure.
Don’t expect much from this river until mid September when the sockeye
are in the river in good numbers.
Remember to conserve your catch
Tight Lines and we will see you on the water
November Sturgeon Special
November/ December is two of the best months to fish for sturgeon. This
is when we catch some of the biggest fish of the year. The average size
increases to many fish over 6-7 feet with good chances at hooking into
that trophy fish of a lifetime. We are offering a sturgeon special for
the month of November/December. Book at guided trip for 3 persons
and bring the 4th person for free or receive a FREE STS Sturgeon ball cap
for each person in your party. This special is good until December 31/2002;
we also offer gift certificates that can be used as Christmas gifts for
that special Husband or Dad.
November fly fishing for salmon seminar
Once again we will be offering our annual fly-fishing for salmon seminar.
This is a one-day on the river seminar where you will learn how to fish
for salmon on the fly. We will spend a few hours teaching you about catching
salmon on the fly, then you will have an opportunity to fish and catch
Coho and Chum salmon. We will be keeping our groups small so seating is
limited. We will run our river jet boats up the Harrison River to some
of the best fly water in the province. Our one-day seminar will be held
during the week of November 12- 17 with weekday and weekend seminars. The
cost is $135.00 per person and includes a STS ball cap.
Please call or e-mail to pre-register.
Tight Lines and we will see you on the water
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