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A Beastly Sturgeon!

A Beastly Sturgeon!

We think 350 pounds and 102″ translates into a Beast of a Sturgeon This Sturgeon was clearly the fish of a lifetime for all 15 guys who were part of a 3 boat fishing charter with us on Saturday May 7th. Even though there are bigger White Sturgeon in the Fraser river, this is certainly a fish that anyone can be proud to boast of for their lifetime! It was caught on Saturday May 7th between Mission and Chilliwack, British Columbia. It was hooked at 1:45 PM and was landed at 3:05 PM. Photos were taken and the fish was released safely. The stag group were amazed at how tough […]

Sturgeon fishing Incredibleness!

Sturgeon fishing Incredibleness!

Our Fraser River Sturgeon Report for April 22, 2016 We want to make this clear. Sturgeon fishing doesn’t get any better than what we’ve experienced over the last 2 weeks. We were on the Fraser on April 19-20th with 2 guys, 1 from Australia and 1 from the USA midwest. They were in for a real treat as there were over 20 good size fish landed. Our biggest was a whopping 8 feet 4 inch beast. Lots of White Sturgeon were in the 4.5 – 6 foot range and full of ‘piss & vinegar’ aka steroids. Many fish were doing incredibly long runs over 200 meters and a couple of […]

Some Beauty Bull Trout on the Fly

Some Beauty Bull Trout on the Fly

Finding Bull Trout is the adventure It’s April 17 and one of our fly fishing guides Jason and myself have the afternoon to go chuck some flies for Bull trout on the Squamish river just north of Vancouver. I decide to take him into a secret run I know. It requires a 20 minute hike through some very cool looking Elk trails and finally pops out onto the river where a sweet piece of river is beckoning a cast. Single hand or Spey? That is the question Jason packs along a 13 foot 7 weight spey rod and  I pack a 7/8 weight single hand equipped with a Hardy Demon […]

April 12 Fly Fishing – When everything lines up!

April 12 Fly Fishing – When everything lines up!

Perfect conditions and a whole lot of tight lines! Steelhead green, overcast with a few showers is what we always hope for when we have clients on the river for Steelhead & Trout fly fihing. This is what you need to wish for. Please don’t wish for sunny skies and low clear water. I had the pleasure of guiding Ed from Washigton state for 2 days(April 11-12) of Steelhead & Bull Troutfly fishing on the Squamish river. Ed has been chucking flies for some time but doesn’t know our area too well so like many other wise people he hired a guide to give him the advantage. Ed stayed at […]

April 2 Sturgeon fishing

April 2 Sturgeon fishing

Sturgeon Fishing remains solid As we head out from the Mission marina there’s  a lot of anticipation in the air on this sunny crisp morning. The memories of March 31 slay fest is firmly in our minds. Will it be a repeat? As the old addage goes, time will tell. We head up river to where there’s been plenty of activity lately. A quick sounding of the river bottom reveals a few Sturgeon so we drop anchor and settle in to our first spot. Lines are cast out and our baits lay deliciously on the river bottom. And so we wait… It doesn’t take too long and the first fish […]

Just another Sturgeon slay fest!

Just another Sturgeon slay fest!

A whale of a day for Sturgeon Fishing! It’s March 30th and our boat is booked for a Sturgeon charter Spring season deal. We start our trip at 9am and head up stream 15 minutes from the Mission marina. The air is crisp and the sun is out. It’s a beautiful day to be on the Fraser river! Everyone is pumped for a good day of Sturgeon fishing including myself. I can sense that the results are going to be good today. We’ve had several days of stable sunny weather which makes for happy fish. The Sturgeon are feeding heavily on Fraser river Eulachons(smelts). This buffet makes them very energetic […]

Bull Trout Fly fishing Magic

Bull Trout Fly fishing Magic

Simply put it was ‘one of those days!’ for Bull trout Fly fishing for Bull Trout on the Squamish river near Vancouver BC We met our 2 angling guests at Sunwolf Cabins right on the banks of the Cheakamus river, a tributary of the Squamish river. It was just past sunrise and we were eager to get going. The weather conditions were  perfect! Overcast with light rain. I sensed it was going to be a good day. It’s almost mid March and from years of experience I know that Bull trout are very actively feeding right now. Most of these Bull’s are sea-run and they know that little salmon fry […]

The little red Steelhead jig that could

The little red Steelhead jig that could

Steelhead love jigs Was out yesterday on the Vedder river in pursuit of a chrome Steelhead. My arsenal? A red jig and some finely cured prawns. The outcome was a silver bullet hooked into in the first 10 minutes. A beauty hen of about 10 lbs. Had 2 other float disappearances after that but no connection. A kind angler who had just got himself a beauty Steelhead 30 minutes earlier took plenty of photos for me. Steelhead season will be upon us until late April. Give us a shout if you want to book a  guided trip with a Steelhead expert.

Steelhead Green: The best colour ever.

Steelhead Green: The best colour ever.

The Steelhead Green light Ever since I can remember the term “Steelhead Green” has inspired myself and many local anglers to abandon everything and hit the river. There’s probably a spike in the number of people with the flu when this happens. “Sorry boss, I don’t feel well today”. We know this strain of flu. The only cure is to be on the river. In most cases Steelhead Green occurs after some high water and the river is dropping. It’s a stage between dirty & high and low & clear. Steelhead will be happy to enter a river when it’s high and dirty. There’s awesome cover and plenty of depth. […]

Preparing for Winter Steelhead Fishing

Preparing for Winter Steelhead Fishing

Winter Steelhead Fishing Prep Well, it’s been another great fishing season on the Fraser river and it’s tributaries in the Fraser Valley. The request for Fraser river charters drops off the map when it’s later November. Guides like us certainly enjoy some much needed relaxation and family time that was put on hold during the frenzy of work that happens from June to November. So fishing would seem like the last thing on our minds. Yeah right. Fishing is never absent from the perspective of a river addict. Uhm… lake and ocean addict too! The rivers are seemingly lifeless creatures, even graveyards as the most prominent sight is strewn salmon […]