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Fraser Valley report for the week of April 24, 2008

Fraser Valley Report


Sturgeon fishing has been fair to excellent this past week, we did have a couple slow days but fishing has improved considerably the past few days. The wind has been the biggest challenge so hopefully by the weekend we will see some calmer waters.

Best baits have been salmon eggs and eulichons. Although you can find several outlets that are selling eulichons, some are not working that great so it’s buyer beware. Look for the smaller sizes and stay away from the Columbia river smelt as they are not producing that well. Hub Sports just got a shipment in and these are the real deal.

If you’re looking to get out onto the water over the next month, sturgeon fishing is one fishery you should give a try. We are starting to fill up for dates for September , October and November so if you are planning on fishing with us during peak season, book soon to not be disappointed.

Vedder River Steelhead

Steelhead fishing has been very good this past week, our steelhead guide Gerry Dewar has been producing some great results with some large fish in the high teens. Best method has been float fishing with cured salmon or steelhead eggs but some fish have been caught on spoons and flys.

Trout fishing in the Valley

The Upper Pitt River sea-run Bull Trout fishery is almost hear. End of May through the month of June is best. Book now as we limit the number of anglers per day on this river. Last year our biggest trout was 12 lbs but we did manage quite a few fish between 8 to 10 and lots of 4 to 6 lb trout. Our best day was 40 fish on the fly so don't miss out on this world class fishery. Check out these fish from last year. http://www.guidebc.com/photos/photofly2.asp

Chehalis River
With record snow packs at Hemlock Valley Ski Resort you can be sure that once local weather begins to get warm, this river will be done for steelhead fishing. If you want to fish the Chehalis I would suggest getting out soon. A few reports coming from the canyon and most of them are the same, lots of walking, hiking and wetting lines for little reward. If you get lucky and find a pocket of fish, you’re rewarded with a few nice fish.

Vancouver Saltwater Report

The local saltwater fishing has started to show so some signs of life after a real slow spell throughout March and early April. Fishing for chinook/king salmon has been decent off the south end of Bowen Island and the outer reaches of Vancouver Harbour. The average size of the legal fish is getting bigger as well. The fish are averaging in the
10-15 pound range with the odd larger one. A local charter boat picked up a 31 pound chinook off Point Grey on April 12. The fish are starting to show a preference for anchovies. We have been having our success on the downriggers from 50-130 feet. Crabbing has continued to be great in the harbour as well. Crab traps are dropped on every fishing trip.

Extraordinary Fly-fishing for Sea Run Bull Trout

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 our May – June 2008 Sea-run Bull Trout Fishery. This trip is limited to 2 boats per day so book now for best dates.

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
Vic Carrao
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604- 671-FISH ( 3474)
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