Its Steelhead season here in the Fraser Valley!!
This season has been a great start to our local steelhead fishery, there is good amounts of fish in the system and we are seeing a fairly good average size to the fish. The local sport shop derbies are reporting a lot more fish in their daily weigh ins. This is great to see as last season was a bit of a struggle for a lot of anglers.
In my observations this season it really seems that we have better fishing conditions this year over last. I’m biased though, My personal favorite water condition is high and fairly murky. I love the challenge of finding fresh fish in a river that is just on the drop of recent rain events. Our guests will attest to the frequency of me getting to hold off until we have the right conditions. We are booking steelhead trips now for the month of April or for 2022 as we are full for the early part of this season.
Sturgeon trips right now have been very consistent. We have found fish on all our outings so far this winter. We do not target sturgeon heavily at this time of the year as its not a terribly busy time for travelling anglers to join us. We do however head out frequently to fish for a few hours and stay current with what is going on. We do a lot of tagging at this time of the year and provide information to the fraser sturgeon conversation society. We have supported this program since the beginning and will hopefully be able to continue for many years to come.
Local Saltwater fishing has been fair this winter. We have been out a couple times and had a few opportunities each outing. It is always a nice day out and we look forward to the fresh prawns that we get in the process. Its still early in the winter fishery and the best time is still to come. We will be adding crab and prawns to the program during the winter time so there is always a nice bounty after salmon fishing. If you are interested in getting out for this give us a call as we are steadily building our calendar for the season.
Current Corona Virus status – Yes we are providing charters now, You must be local and family at the moment. We have been working with Worksafe B.C to develop a highly structured and safe venue that keeps guests secure and minimizes risk. Guests will be required to wear masks while on the water and we are sanitizing all working surfaces and seating areas multiple times a day. This is certainly not our preferred way to spend a day on the water but we would rather wear a mask and fish than not!!
I look forward to fishing with you this season