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Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 01-10-12

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Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 01-10-12

White SturgeonFraser River fishing reports are good right now. Sturgeon fishing keeps getting better our team is doing very well in both the upper and lower Fraser and had some success as well in the Fraser Canyon. We predict the Sturgeon fishing to break wide open and the fish to really come on in the next month and a half. Best hook ups have been on salmon parts, roe, lamprey and stink. If you ever get a chance to fish for these leviathans of the deep, the Great River Fishing Crew and guides are second to none in producing some of the most unreal fishing experiences available for these monsters. Just remember, using proper gear and safe handling practices is important to make sure these incredible fish are there for a long time to come. Our participation in the catch monitoring (tagging, scanning and measuring) with our clients has made us leaders in the industry introducing clients to all these practices is nothing short of incredible and can be life altering.

Bar fishing on the river is outstanding right now. Big Chinook salmon are being landed along with loads of Coho and Chum! Bar fishing is really the best method right now and it is such a great family fishing experience. Chrome and red, chrome and green and the newer black scale spin and glows seem to be the big ticket item to tame these incredible fish. Please remember that the bait ban on the Fraser River is still in effect till Oct. 8 after that the bar fishing should be even better, if that is possible. Fly fishing for Chinook, chum, and Coho salmon is something you don’t want to miss. Catching these bullets on fly gear is amazing, and will be coming on in no time. So let us take you! Our lineup of fly guide’s on our crew is the best in BC so come experience a day on the water and fish and learn at the same time.

The Chilliwack River, and Vedder River are doing well, but the lack of water means that you have adjust your gear. The water is clear and shallow, this means lighter gear, smaller hooks, spoons, blades, roe sacks.  Keep moving the fish are there!

I touched on the incredible Harrison River experience last report, and the team is on fire with epic fishing coming in the weeks to come up until December! Spoon fishing and floating Mari boo jigs in purple and pink is how business is getting done! The fly fishing in this river for Coho in a few weeks will really break wide open so don’t miss your opportunity to get hooked up – we have very few opening left but give us a call and we will try to fit get you a date with the fish.

Giovanni Ciddeo

Expert fly-fisher and newest member of the Great River Team, Giovanni Ciddeo.

I just want to take a moment to talk about the Pitt River. In a short time the river will be brimming with Coho and there is nothing like this remote river with fantastic wildlife viewing. The boat ride alone is worth the price of admission, and gives you a real appreciation for what fly fishing is all about! You don’t have to be an experienced fly fisherman to come out. Our guides are top notch and have the experience and knowledge to help teach you and make this a trip of a lifetime. We would also like to welcome expert fly fishing guide and crew member Giovanni, a fly fishing guru with tactics that are only thought of by masters in this field! He will be taking out groups of two anglers for all October and November. If amazing instructional coupled with outstanding fishing is what you looking for book with Gio he has limited days and they are going fast.

If you have any questions check out DFO Pacific Fishery Notices & Region 2 Summary Page

Sturgeon FishingThat’s the scoop! As always, pack out what you pack in. Don’t forget to take the kids with you. It’s healthy to unplug them for a while! And some of our most memorable times we were out with Mom and or Dad fishing and enjoying the great things Mother Nature has to offer. Youth is our future they will be the stewards of river so bring them out and help teach them respect and courtesy for all of our natural resources in Beautiful British Columbia!

Don’t forget to check out our pictures and river updates on facebook hit the “like” button!

Great Adventures!

Steve “Murkywater” Price



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