We saw some cooler temps and rain that improved the conditions on the Fraser. Sturgeon fishing should start to improve in the upcoming weeks leading to summer. Typically July marks the beginning of some solid, consistent fishing that will last into the late fall. Salmon fishing has been quite good locally for this time of year. With some luck, these fish will stick around throughout the summer and feed.
Sturgeon fishing has remained a bit challenging even with the improving conditions. If you put in your time, there are fish to be fought. With the warm weather this weekend, we can expect the water levels to come up and get dirty. This is the time of year where lots of scent greatly improves for chances of finding some fish. We have been having the most success with lamprey and roe. We have been hooking 3-6 fish on our half day trips but this should quickly change over the next few weeks. Give us a call to book your sturgeon trip.
We have had a few weeks of solid, local salmon fishing. We have been spending most of our time in Howe Sound, the south end of Bowen Island and in the harbor. Typically early June tends to be a little more hit or miss but it has been quite good. We have been hooking 4-10 fish on our half day trips with a mix of legals and undersized fish. They average in the 10-25 pound range with a few big fish in the area. These fish have been shallow and we are getting bites as we are trying to stack our second rod! We have been using a mix of spoons and bait behind Gibbs Guide Series Flashers(Bon Chovy, Lemon Lime & STS). Shoot us an email or come by our office for all of your salmon gear and up to date reports.