May 20th Update

May 20, 2013 Comments Off on May 20th Update

Some nice fish caught the past couple days, a bit slower than last week but still getting some big fish.

This 8ft sturgeon was landed yesterday at the end of the day near Mission.

Another nice fish landed near Mission Harbour, good afternoon bite.

Pitt River Bull Trout Fishing has started , June and July are the best two months for this fishery.

Feb to April – is good for resident Bull Trout, Cutthroat and the occassional Rainbow. Water levels are consistently low as most of our local rain turns into snow in the Alpine glaciers. These resident fish are much smaller than their sea-run cousins in June but they can offer some steady action for anglers looking for some adventure. Size ranges from 10 to 16 inches with the odd fish up to 20 inches. There is alway a chance at hooking into a surprise steelhead as they begin to enter the system in early March.

Pitt River Bull Trout

May 15 to July 15 – is peak fly fishing for sea-run Bull Trout on the Upper Pitt River. These fish enter the Upper river from the lake heading for thier spawning ground in Garabladi Park. These fish are chrome bright and full of fight. Size ranges from 3 to 10 lbs with lots of fish in the 4-6 lb range. Some of the larger fish can reach as much as 14lbs. This is one of British Columbia’s Premier fisheries with limited access and a wilderness experience. We also target Cutthroat on the Fraser & Harrison Rivers as trout feeding on salmon fry migrating back to the ocean.

STS Guide Tom Pearce Fly Fishing

This is also a great time to fly-fish interior lakes, check out our stillwater adventures.

August 1 to October – offers some unique fly-fishing for Trout on some of our harder to reach river systems like the Lillooet and Pitt Rivers. Early salmon runs have reached their home waters and begin preparing their spawning grounds. During this period the trout take position laying behind the salmon waiting for any loose or drifting eggs. We target these trout using by dead drifting egg patterns.

For those fly anglers who have never tried this, it is quite an experience. We attach a # 14 or 16 egg pattern to a short leader, floating line and a strike indicator. Short casts close to shore is often the key.

This is also our peak season for fly fishing for salmon.

Just returned from a trip to Costa Rica where we had some great fishing, if you are ever looking for a trip like this, STS can set it up for you, we have some great connections down in Central America.

Here is a beautiful Rooster fish, they get much larger than this and put up a great battle.

Vancouver salmon fishing has been fair to excellent, this is a great time to get out and give it a try, our ocean boat is moored at the Delta Hotel nea the vancovuer Airport.

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