With this winter being one of the most mild in years, fishing is not only excellent, it’s also very enjoyable. Winter months may bring ice, wind and rain, but we’re enjoying some amazing early spring weather at the moment. Buds are starting to poke their heads out on the trees and local anglers are hitting the rivers.
Let’s get right to it. STEELHEAD fishing is Hot. This past week we’ve put well over a dozen fresh, winter-run steelhead to the hand, so after a slow start in January, it looks like things are heating up and the numbers we expected are finally starting to show up. Choose your weapon; we are running right around the same success ratio whether we’re fly-fishing or gear fishing. These fish can reach the 20lb class and are known for their incredible takes and exploding aerial acrobatics. They are a most sought after game fish for any sport angler. We are currently offering 30% off our regular steelhead trip rates, so if you would like to get out on the river with one of our steelhead guides, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help you arrange an outing. Some of the best steelhead fishing is still to come!
Trout fishing is always a winter and spring favorite. As water levels continue to drop and the salmon fry start hatching, the Cutthroat trout fishing becomes unbelievable. 20+ fish days can be had, with big cutties reaching over 20 inches and bull trout to the 6lb class are not uncommon either. Using light fly fishing gear and minnow patterns is a favorite way to tackle these scrappy trout. There aren’t many better ways of enjoying a winter day than casting to feisty trout . We’ve been having a blast taking our boats to remote areas on the Harrison and Fraser rivers, and having miles of river all to ourselves all day long. Our area also offers prime eagle wintering habitat, and right now, some trees are holding up to 50 eagles at a time! If you’ve never seen this, it’s absolutely incredible….it’s the perfect time of the year to get out and capture some amazing pictures of these huge birds.
Sturgeon Fishing is still good despite the water temp. being only a few degrees above freezing. From Ft. Langley to the Harrison River, there are plenty of opportunities to tie in to a monster. As long as the mild weather continues, the sturgeon fishery will continue to produce good results. Our spring sturgeon fishery is just around the corner and it will offer some incredible early season fishing opportunities in March and April. Please remember that proper handling techniques need to be strictly followed when catching sturgeon, especially in cold water situations.
Good Luck, Tight Lines, and we hope to see you out here!