May 17th 2014 9:59 pm
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For the last day of our trip, how about some …. Big game hunting??
Get your fishing gear back on, we’re going up the Fraser Canyon in pursuit of the “Great White”. Sturgeon, that is. White Sturgeon fishing in British Columbia means excitement and "wrestling" with prehistoric giants … the largest freshwater fish in the world!
The Sturgeon has been protected in these rivers and as a result they are plentiful. While the average Sturgeon catch is 50-200 lb., guests here have landed some very big ones, over 1,000 lbs. in weight and up to 14 ft. in size. When hooked, these fish have the pulling force of a submarine. And when the sturgeon launches itself out of the water like a missile, you have a fishing experience you will never forget. And don’t worry, kitties, our guides will carefully release each sturgeon after taking a picture.
For those who would rather just enjoy the scenery, there is a jet boat tour of the Fraser Canyon as well. Both expeditions take off from the town of Hope, 20 minutes away from the Lodge. This is where they shot much of the movie "First Blood" also known as "Rambo" with Sylvester Stallone. It is where we enter the Fraser Canyon with 1,000 foot high mountains on either side of the River. The valley tightens and in some spots you can see the walls going vertical seemingly into the sky. The further we enter the canyon, the narrower it gets until at some points we pass through 30 yard wide canyons. At lunchtime both expeditions get together for a delicious BBQ on a scenic spot.
This ain’t no fish story!
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