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Top Photo: December 1, 2018 Photo and caption by Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. His client  Jason Stubbs with a beautiful Skeena “wild” Steelhead. Rod is a Sage Xi3 ; Reel is a Snowbee Classic2 #9/11; Line is a Snowbee XS Nano – multi tip Scandi line. And he is wearing the BEST fishing attire by Simms. Love the Keep-em-Wet release ♥ ♥ ♥. For the BEST way to release fishing cast to this webpage. For info to book guided fishing trips (ocean or rivers) please contact Tracey John Hittel via email anytime or give him a call on his cell phone: 250-639-4277. A very special “thank you” to Mr. Gary Lagdon of Dun&Spinner fly-fishing from the beautiful United Kingdom (UK) for providing the tackle information.  Fish on…

 

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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

(Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert)

 

Last update was Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 5:49am

 

Sunrise 8:46am Sunset 4:08am

Weather Reports via  website  for Terrace BC

Wind: SE 20km Light rain (+1 degrees C )

Weather Reports via telephone:

Terrace: 250-635-4192 Kitimat: 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert: 250-627-1155

Smithers: 250-847-1958

 

 


 

The list below should assist visitors find titles on this lengthy webpage, from Top to Bottom:

 

Top Photo Dec 1/18

Booking Now for

Commentary

Releasing Fish see webpage

Recent updates

This month most current updates (updates shown here as soon as they happen)

Current highway conditions

Skeena River

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2018

FISHING VIDEO from our area

News Bulletin

Guest Photo and Captions

Skeena River stories

Skeena River videos

Eco Tours

Kitimat Lodge - Tracey John Hittel, owner

Kitimat Lodge - Fish Guiding Videos Dec 6/18

Kalum River  

Kalum River stories

Kalum River videos

Kalum River Podcasts

Zymoetz (Copper) River

Copper River stories

Copper River videos

Kitimat Ocean Fishing (Douglas Channel)

Kitimat River

Kitimat River - Kitimat Lodge guiding guest Testimonials Dec 9/18

Kitimat River stories

Kitimat River videos

Recommended Fly Fishing Gear

Prince Rupert Ocean Fishing

All Northwest BC river height info

Fishery Notices

Recent Top Photos

List of Noel Gyger FaceBook pages

Oscar’s Fly & Tackle Shop – Fishing Reports – Smithers BC

Conservation

Rob Brown – The Skeena Angler Nov 29/18 

(SSBC) The Steelhead Society of BC

Noel Gyger YouTube Videos

Advertise

Highway webcam

Fishing Regulations

My History - by Noel Fredric Gyger

Market Place

 


 

BOOKING NOW for:

- 2019 for Zymoetz (Copper) & Skeena River

- 2019 Skeena River summer-run Steelhead 

- 2019 Kitimat River for Coho (Silver) Salmon

- 2019 Multi Rivers for spring Steelhead

- 2019 Multi Rivers for spring Chinook

- 2019 Kwinamass River for Steelhead (April &May) only

- 2019 Nass and Coastal Rivers

- 2018 Douglas Channel ocean fishing for Salmon and Bottom fish

Need info to book "any" guided fishing trip for 2018-19 contact me anytime

Cast on any link above to e-mail Noel Gyger to receive all the details for a trip of a lifetime!                                      


 

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You do not have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on this website. All tourism businesses, tackle businesses and others will benefit.

 

STATS: As of Sunday, March 18, 2018 noelgyger.ca website received an average of 1,698 Visitors per day, 3,330 Page Views per day and 8,298 Unique IPs (over last 2 week period)!

 


 

To read June 2018 Fishing Reports cast on this link:

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/noel-full-month-jun-2018.PDF

 

To read ALL past Fishing Reports cast on this link:

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Note: To review ALL PAST Tyee Test Fishery data and charts cast here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm Note: NEW section added called Recommended Fly Fishing Gear. Note: FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge ~ info updated August 24, 2018 and the price lowered from $999,000 to $650,000; certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see Market Place section.

  

Observe, Record, Report fisheries and wildlife violations 1-800-465-4336

 


 

Recent and This months most current updates below:

 

Recent updates:  

Update: NEW to the report, links to Kalum River stories and Kalum River videos, see Kalum River section. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent an eight minute Video collage created with some amazing fishing picture, see Kitimat Lodge section for the link. Update: To watch a short YouTube Video "Releasing Salmon in a river" see How to Release Fish webpage: http://www.noelgyger.ca/how-to-release-fish.htm Update: Little bit of history; I did a TV Fishing Show in 1991 with Larry Schoenborn FISHING THE WEST, see the YouTube link in the Kalum River section. Update: Call Jim Teeny 1-800-501-6602 and order his book, see Market Place section. Update: the 2017 Tyee Test Fishery Charts have moved to News Bulletin webpage; all past years can be read here also. Update: as of January 8, 2018 noelgyger.ca fishing video clips on YouTube have received 910,639 views, see Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube section. Update: We have a NEW sponsor for this fishing report and it's Teeny Fly Lines.

 

This month most current updates:

Update: Noel Gyger posted; out of 10 recommended videos from YouTube he has 5 out of 10 spots, see Noel Gyger YouTube Video section, near the bottom of this report. Update: We would like to Welcome  Eco Tours of Terrace BC as NEW sponsor, see Eco Tours section.  Update: Are you interested to book a Sturgeon guided fishing trip?, see Lower mainland BC Sportfishing section. Update: The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and grandchildren, see Conservation section. Update: FOR SALE 22 acres house and property with Skeena River Frontage; opposite the Copper river junction in the non classified section meaning foreigners can fish every day unguided, see Market Place section. Update: Outside Magazine features Roy Henry Vickers, see News Bulletin section. Update: Alexandra Morton posted an update on Salmon Farming, see Conservation section. Update: Jim Teeny is selling his hand tied Teeny Flies in multi colours and sizes and he will autograph the back of the card, see Market Place section. Update: April Vokey re the latest episode of Anchored is live and featuring "legend" Bob Hooton! , see News Bulletin section. Update: The Northern Branch of the BC Steelhead Society is getting busy with their third smolt/fingerling rescue campaign, see Conservation section.  Update: FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge ~ info updated August 24, 2018 and the price lowered from $999,000 to $650,000; certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see Market Place section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent pics and reports for river and Douglas Channel saltwater fishing, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Al Erricson types out a glowing review of the Kitimat Lodge, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: So... you need a little "hint" how the Coho fishing should be like  in the Douglas Channel this time of year? May Ron Wakita and I highly recommend you watch this video, I won't say anymore the video speaks for itself.  Warning it plays fish, just about non stop and folks eating, having fun....I will stop now... please enjoy the 12 minutes. Here is a direct link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9jljMwgi_k . Update: Alexandra Morton posts Why I am in Court with the Minister again.., see Conservation section. Update: guest comment for slow Coho fishing, see Kitimat River section. Update: Hideyuki Den-Den Saito sent pic of his Steelhead he landed while out here on a guided fishing trip last week, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: just posted a full size pic and text how to release fish properly, see Releasing Fish webpage. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, sent Testimonial from a happy guest, includes pic, see Kitimat River section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge reporting guests sent pics of their recent Steelhead and Coho guided fishing trip with Tracey see Kalum River section. Update: Oscars Source For Sports in Smithers BC posted multi river and lake reports for November 1st, see Oscars section below. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, invites you to be guided for the SEASON OPENER on April 1, 2019, see Skeena River section. Update: Just posted a NEW section titled Kitimat Lodge fish guiding videos. Update: Just posted a NEW section titled My History - by Noel Fredric Gyger includes article and pics "How I met Jim Teeny" see My History section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, sent pic and invite for you to catch Halibut and Winter Springs which have arrived; want to get out this month call Kitimat Lodge, see Kitimat Ocean (Douglas Channel) section. Update: Would you like to read "many" more Testimonials by guests, from ALL around the world, who experienced the BEST guided fishing they have ever had while staying at Kitimat Lodge, then see Kitimat River section. Update: FOR SALE 2017 Manufactured Home located 10 minute walk to the Zymoetz (Copper) River, see Market Place section. Update: Rob Brown latest article titled "Connecting the dots" see Rob Brown - Skeena Angler section. Update: Noel Gyger posted FULL month of November 2018 fishing reports, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: ALL of Tracey John Hittel fishing reports for November 2018 are now posted, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: NEW Top Photo posted Dec 1st. Update: just posted water condition pics for the Skeena, Kalum and Copper Rivers. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to December 5th, see Conservation section. Update: to receive the December 13th, 2018 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: Want to watch another video from Kitimat Lodge re Steelhead fishing; it plays for 7:43 minutes.  FISHING at its VERY BEST ♥ ♥ ♥  see Kitimat River section. More updates will come in as the day moves on. Cast on links to send me your fishing report or feedback. Or phone 250-635-2568, if I am not available leave your report on my answering machine. Thank you and best regards, Noel Fredric Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

 


 

      

 

 

 

 

Cast on this link for Current Highway Conditions

 


Skeena River:

 

Skeena River is divided into four sections:

Skeena 1 (non-classified) Exchamsiks River downstream to the ocean.

Skeena 2 (class 2 water) Exchamsiks River upstream to 1.5 km above Kalum River.

Skeena 3 (non-classified) 1.5 km above the Kalum River upstream to 1.5 km above Zymoetz River.

Skeena 4 (class 2 water) 1.5 km above Zymoetz River upstream to the head-waters.

 

Tue December 11/18  5:49am

River is very low and in great shape. A record number of summer-run Steelhead have moved up the river according to the Tyee Test Fishery; see charts below. Both fly and spin are working well. All Salmon fishing closed October 31st. Stay tuned...lots of options of where you can fish, guided or not. You are ALL WELCOME We are so blessed to have so many rivers, creeks and lakes to fish, oh did I say ocean out of Kitimat or Prince Rupert? WOW the variety...

 

Water very low and clean as of December 1st.

 

Featured Article: The mist rises from the Skeena - by Tracey John Hittel

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/The_mist_rises_from_the_Skeena.PDF

 

Recommendation from Cuchulain Hammilcar I've been fly fishing with Tracey and his Steelhead Heaven for the last 10 years or so. At the start the entire setup was good, now it is excellent. Tracey and his team have given me excellent value over the years. The rivers in his portfolio are some of the best in the world. For the fly fishermen/women out there I suggest taking a double hander switch rod with you. Tight lines...

 

 

REPORT - Nov 8, 2018 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, Well the November snow has finally hit the mountains and making its way closer to the majestic Skeena and Kitimat valleys. This fall the Steelhead and Coho fishing was off the charts and pictured above are a few of the snaps we took of our clients from England, USA and Japan. All the Steelhead and Coho were in great shape and hot, making for epic fights on the Sage Spey rods. April will be your next opportunity for Steelhead, so please book your group early as space is already limited for this short season. Thanks again to all our guides and lodge staff and our new and repeat clients. Have a good winter I suggest you lock in some dates soon by contacting me Tracey John Hittel anytime via e-mail tjhittel@telus.net  or give me a call on my cell phone 250-639-4277.

 

 

REPORT - Nov 5, 2018 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, SEASON OPENER on April 1, 2019. The above 4 pics were from season opener in 2014 and from all the experience we have we can expect the same in 2019. Steelhead on as many as five rivers, inland and coastal we do em all. We are licensed with rod-days to guide on section 2 of the Skeena and the whole Kalum River. We are already taking bookings and dates are filling in...so...if you and or group are interested I would suggest you lock in some dates soon by contacting me Tracey John Hittel anytime via e-mail tjhittel@telus.net  or give me a call on my cell phone 250-639-4277. Oh...and while you are here you should enjoy a feed of fresh Dungeness Crab from the Douglas Channel.

 

PS: We highly recommend the BEST fishing attire by Simms.

 


 

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery

 

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2018:

 

Sockeye Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2017

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2017

 

 

 


Chinook Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2017

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2017

 

 

 


Steelhead Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2017

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2017

 

 

 


Coho Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2017

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2017

 

 

 


Pink Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2017

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2017

 

 

 


Chum Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2017

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2017

 

 

 

 

To read the 2017 charts and ALL previous years cast on this link:

http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm

 


 

FISHING VIDEO from our area:

 

Tue December 11/18  5:47am

Hi Noel, This is the video Italo of Canadian Sportfishing shot of my reel when we were in BC last fall. Feel free to share this link: http://berfloatreels.com/river-passion-jordan-feliz/ or Italo Labignan YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ItaloLabignan there are more viewing options using Italo's channel :-) The title is "The River - The Passion -YouTube 4K"  Enjoy !!

 

 

Sincerely,

Ben Reubeni

BER Float Reels

905.660.4144

Please take a minute to view our new web site www.berfloatreels.com

 

Hi Ben, I am honoured to share this beautiful 3 min Steelhead and Coho fishing clip of your fabulous fishing reels. I see Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge doing an excellent job with the net:-) Oh did I say the music is outstanding?  Well done my friend!

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

Fri December 7/18  5:47am

April Vokey - Anchored

The latest episode of Anchored is live and featuring Bob Hooton!

Bob is one of Canada’s most informed and long-standing steelhead advocates. As a BC government fish biologist, he spent almost 40 years in office fighting to save our fisheries. Recently Bob has published another book titled Days of River’s Past. In this episode we discuss Bob’s career, his books, and where our fishery is headed today. You can find Bob’s book at the BC Federation of Fly Fishers, where all proceeds will be donated to the organisation and steelhead related projects.
This episode is brought to you by cellhelmet Enter code “Anchored” for a 40% off discount on their products (lifetime guaranteed)! Find the show on iTunes, stitcher and www.AprilVokey.com


Fri December 7/18  5:47am

Outside Magazine features Roy Henry Vickers

Northern BC Tourism hosted writer Chuck Thompson in the region earlier this month for a feature on Indigenous artist Roy Henry Vickers for Outside Magazine. Roy is working on the Hosumdas' Great Raven Pole, a replica to be raised this summer in the coastal village of Wuikinuxv (Owikeeno).




image courtesy Roy Henry Vickers

Chuck spent 10 days in the Hazeltons, at Roy's home on the Skeena River with Roy and his crew while they finished the pole. Chuck also had the opportunity to join Roy in a traditional sweat, attend the 71st Annual Kispiox Valley Rodeo and enjoy many hikes the area has to offer.

Outside will be releasing the article in the spring of 2019. 

 

Note from Noel, he is one of the BEST public speakers I have ever listened too, he brought me to tears at one of his talks to stop fish farms at the mouth of the Skeena River.


 

Guest Photo and Captions:

 

Tue November 13/18  3:21am

 

Hideyuki Den-Den Saito sent this beautiful pic of a Steelhead he landed while out here on a guided fishing trip. He says the fishing was fabulous☺! If you need a fishing guide contact me anytime, I will set you up with the BEST. Love the "keep-em-wet" ♥♥♥

 

Send your photos to: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca


 

Skeena River stories:

 

Skeena River - Four Seasons of Angling Paradise - by Noel Gyger

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/skeena-river-four-seasons-of-angling-paradise.doc

 

Golden Opportunities From Skeena Country - by John Beath

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/skeena-country.doc

 

Cast here to read more stories on more rivers

 

Skeena River videos:

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-1

Cast here to watch the video

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-2

Cast here to watch the video

 

Cast here to watch more videos of local rivers and oceans - Salmon and Steelhead

                                       

Skeena Water heights below:

Cast on link for current Skeena River water heights

https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/real_time_e.html?stn=08EF001  

 


Eco Tours:

 

To VIEW webpage please click on pic

We can custom design Eco Tours to suite your interests

Skeena Wilderness Safaris
5131 McConnell Ave.
Terrace, B.C. Canada V8G 4W9
Residence: (250) 635-4686
Fax: (250) 635-4681
Toll Free: 1-800-485-7696

 

More beautiful wildlife pics:

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Kitimat Lodge

 

 

Mon December 10/18  5:46am

 

Featured Article: The mist rises from the Skeena - by Tracey John Hittel

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/The_mist_rises_from_the_Skeena.PDF

 

Recommendation from Cuchulain Hammilcar I've been fly fishing with Tracey and his Steelhead Heaven for the last 10 years or so. At the start the entire setup was good, now it is excellent. Tracey and his team have given me excellent value over the years. The rivers in his portfolio are some of the best in the world. For the fly fishermen/women out there I suggest taking a double hander switch rod with you. Tight lines...

 

 

 

Tracey John Hittel
Kitimat BC Canada
250 632-9880 hm.
250 639-4277 cell.

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Jet boat trips for Salmon Fishing

2018 Summer Saltwater Salmon Fishing Trips: BOOK NOW

 

Some great shots of our Douglas Channel Saltwater fishing and jet boat trip!

 

The Chinook don't get any fresher than this ♥♥♥

 

This jet boat salmon fishing trip produced excellent catch and lots of fun.

 

Nothing like an impressive halibut catch!
 

The shrimp and crab-feast will be memorable.

Note: see crab pic in the next section below :

 

Tracey John Hittel, Kitimat BC Canada
Phone: 250 632-9880 hm.
Phone: 250 639-4277 cell.
Email: tjhittel@telus.net
Skype: kitimat_lodge

www.steelheadheaven.ca
www.kitimatlodge.com

 

                                               MORE NEWS for 2018

 

The Salmon season is now in full swing, Chinook Salmon are running the river and all chrome bright fish.
Saltwater fishing is also productive as the Halibut are biting quite nicely as well the Prawns and Crab are filling the pots.
A full line-up of guests will be flooding the area for the massive runs of migrating Pacific Salmon, so stay tuned for more awesome pics.
I also had to attach a pic of the Disney cruise ship we saw while fishing near Hartley Bay, tight lines. Tracey John Hittel Kitimat Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+Kitimatlodge

 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/steelhead-fishing-in-british-columbia

 

Steelhead Dreaming - Fly Fishing The Skeena

 

BOOK Heli-Fishing Trips now:

 

The Black family booked a chopper, Skeena and saltwater tour while at the Kitimat Lodge

this week. The wives pictured with a pair of Skeena Chinook and young Jamieson with a Dungeness Crab.

 http://kitimatlodge.com/skeena-and-saltwater-heli-fishing-tour/

 

Be sure to check out the outstanding action photo of Jamie Black from Copper Line Excavating releasing a monster Chinook!

 

Guided Fishing Trips in British Columbia, Canada

 

B.C. Guided Fishing Trips, River Fly Fishing and Ocean Charter Fishing.  

 

Kitimat Lodge is quietly nestled among the cliffs of the Kitimat River Valley - strategically located near the Kitimat River and quick access to the Douglas Channel.

 

All suites are fully equipped with wireless Internet and flat screen televisions, including full kitchenette with fridge, stove and coffee maker. 

 

Guided Fishing Trips in Kitimat, BC, Canada

 

Call or Contact Us today to Check Availability - Phone: 250 632-6677

 

The Seasons:

 

SPRING STEELHEAD

Spring Steelhead begins this late March for 6 weeks. If the run of Steelhead was like last year our guests are going to hit pay dirt.

 

 

CHINOOK SALMON

Starting in May, thru to August, Chinook Salmon we target either by Jetboats or spacious driftboats, on the rivers, or 30ft Aluminum, twin Volvo Diesel, ocean vessel. All our boat are fully equipped with top of the line gear.

 

 

COHO SALMON

Late July to late September all 5 species of Salmon are in full charge from the ocean to the rivers. We intercept these Salmon either in the Saltwater or small coastal micro streams, using like tackle or fly.

 

 

HALIBUT and CRAB

May to November is best for Halibut and Dungeness Crab. For 2014 the size limit for Halibut has increased, retaining a 70lb fish, up from the 60lb fish in 2013

 

 

SUMMER - FALL STEELHEAD

The lower 100 miles of the Skeena and its tributaries are a Steelheaders dream, miles of fly water to chase the elusive steelhead. With our access to Classified waters in Skeena country, this allows us flexibility and tranquility for our customers.

 

BOOK SOON for 2018 - don't be disappointed:

 

Tracey John Hittel
Kitimat BC Canada
250 632-9880 hm.
250 639-4277 cell.

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Kitimat Lodge Videos:

 

Want to watch another video from Kitimat Lodge ? It plays for 7:43 minutes.  FISHING at its VERY BEST ♥ ♥ ♥    Guided Fishing BC 2014 Season with Kitimat Lodge Fishing Tours & Adventures – Book NOW for a spring trip. Cast on the link to watch the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJUkg-94u88  

 

Want to watch another video from Kitimat Lodge ? It plays for 2:08 minutes.  FISHING at its VERY BEST ♥ ♥ ♥   Fishing in BC With Our Best Steelhead Spey Guides - Kitimat Lodge Fishing Tours & Adventures – Book NOW for a spring trip. Cast on the link to watch the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf43ouvAP7U  

 

Want to watch another video from Kitimat Lodge ? It plays for 1:49 minutes.  FISHING at its VERY BEST ♥ ♥ ♥   Halibut Fishing BC with Kitimat Lodge Fishing Tours & Adventures . It is a YouTube video and here is the direct link to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFay8GCJVNs  

 

Want to watch another video from Kitimat Lodge this one from their April 2016 season? It plays for 2:39 minutes. SPRING FISHING at its VERY BEST ♥ ♥ ♥ It is a Viemo video and here is the direct link to it: https://vimeo.com/167005258   

 

To watch the video cast on photo or link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5Yt098ntQE&feature=youtu.be

 

Want to watch a short video from Kitimat Lodge with a surprise ending? It is a Viemo video and here is the direct link to it:  https://vimeo.com/229471850 

 

Want to watch another video from Kitimat Lodge from their 2015 season? It plays for 7:17 minutes. It is a Viemo video and here is the direct link to it: https://vimeo.com/151589262 

 


 

Kalum River:

 

Tue December 11/18  5:44am

River in great shape. Good Steelheading now and will continue all winter. Guiding is over for another year but if you need a guide in the spring starting April 1st  to show you how and where just contact me anytime. Note: Bait ban Jan 1 - June 15.

 

Water very low and clean as of December 1st. This pic shot off the highway 16 bridge just west of Terrace BC.

 

 

 

REPORT - Nov1, 2018 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, Richard and Ben Spenser from the USA last week. Steelhead and Coho on the same day. WOW !! Got to love it

 


 

We called this boat our "Super Boat" it was a 19 foot fibreglass drift boat with wooden frame completely covered in plastic. We had a propane heater, kept us toasty warm and we kept Steelheading all winter no matter what the weather. Sorry this pic does not show much of it. I thought I had better pics, I searched my files today but could not find them. The angler above is Terry Munday; I think the temperature outside was -12C. I took this pic from the Podcast:

 

http://www.noelgyger.ca/Podcast/podcast0006.mov

The Podcast was all about the members of the Kalum Drifting Club and all the fun we had :-)

To watch ALL the Podcasts cast on this link: http://www.noelgyger.ca/podcast.htm

Note: in those days we didn't take many pics using the current "Keep `em Wet, but we did care and tried to keep the Steelhead out of the water for no more than a couple of seconds if at all.  Long live our wild Steelhead...

In May of 1991 I did a TV fishing show on the Kalum River with Larry Schoenborn FISHING THE WEST fame! Wow, that was 26 years ago and my beard is not full gray and look at those neoprene waders:-) Our plan was to catch both Chinook and Steelhead on the same day and I must say "we did it" !

 

Here is the You Tube video link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdeEtWMi5Bs&feature=youtu.be

 

Enjoy !!

 

Kalum River stories:

 

Sweetheart Steelheading on the Kalum River - by Noel Gyger

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/sweetheart-steelheading-on-the-kalum-river.doc

 

North Country Spring Time Steelhead - by Dave Vedder

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/Articles-3--Vedder-2-Northcounty-Spring-Time-Steelhead-long.doc

 

Big River Mixed Bag - West Coast Bounty - by Italo Labignan

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/Articles-7-BIG-RIVER-MIXED-BAG-by-Italo-Labignan.doc

 

May 2nd on the Kalum – by Noel Gyger

 

North Country Spring Time Steelhead (Short) – by Dave Vedder

 

20- Pound Steelhead – Making the Dream Come True – by Dave Vedder

 

For more stories cast here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm

 

Kalum River videos:

 

This is how it looks when you are trying to drink your coffee and you are blasting up the lower Kalum River at 48 MPH.

 

TITLE of this video: Rocket Boat Steelheading - play time 5:48 minutes.

 

TO WATCH VIDEO cast here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QPTv4kOZd8

 

VIDEO INFO:  I had the pleasure of fishing with Calvin Higano, Ron Wakita and Glen Kilcup on the Kalum River on Tuesday morning, April 20, 2010 for about four hours. Glen invited us on this trip with his Jet boat crack of dawn. We hooked 4 Steelhead and landed 2 plus a bunch of Trout. We landed one Steelhead using a silver BC Steel spoon with 3 OTT Gamagatsu http://rapala.ca Siwash hook rigged up on a 7' Trophy XL rod http://redlsports.com and an Abu Cardinal 704 http://www.purefishing.com Spinning reel spooled up with 30lb Tuff line Duracast http://www.tuf-line.com This rod and reel Combo handled this Kalum River Steelhead very nicely and was caught and released using Gibbs Catch and Release Net http://www.gibbsfishing.com The Gibbs C & R Net has a very soft mesh which allows anglers to net Steelhead and release them unharmed back into the river. Calvin landed the other Steelhead using a Sage 2106 rod and a Shimano Calcutta 250TE reel http://fish.shimano.com Calvin was the "Hot Rod" on this trip! Calvin landed one and had another 2 Steelhead on which released themselves (AKA long-line-release) after a bit of a tussle. Calvin is a very gifted angler who has brought some very effective Steelheading techniques to the North West. One of his techniques Calvin calls "Dredging" and another would be the method which he cures his bait. Calvin uses Pautzkse's Pink Fire Cure on both his Chinook roe and on his Prawn bait. As most Steelheaders already know the quality of the bait is critical to Angler success. A huge THANK YOU to Glen for an awesome morning fishing trip on the Kalum!

Here is some info on Glens custom Rocket Jet Boat: This boat has a top speed 48 MPH with 450 HP pushing water through a Hamilton Jet with a 10 inch impeller. When this thing takes-off, hold your hat and hang on! The Teflon bolted to the bottom of the boat allowed us to skim over the shallowest of water.

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More videos below:

 

Kalum River Coho

Cast here to watch the video

 

Cast on link below to watch more videos:

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/video-clips-web.htm

 

Kalum River Podcasts:

 

Dustin Kovacvich & Noel Gyger "test fish" for Kalum River Chinook

http://www.noelgyger.ca/Podcast/podcast0016.mp4

 

Please note: it may take awhile for the podcasts to load.

 

Cast on the link below to watch more podcasts:

http://www.noelgyger.ca/podcast.htm  

                                                        

Zymoetz (Copper) River:

 

Tue December 11/18  5:43am

River is great shape. ☺ Steelhead is starting to pick up; Copper is the last one to clean out. Catch Steelhead on a "skating" dry fly! Regulation: No Fishing upstream of the sign at the transmission line crossing (downstream of Zymoetz Canyon) Jan 1 - June 15. Steelhead fishing below this closure is still permitted. Just need to find some open water and give it a shot. Need a guide  for 2018 in either the Class one or Class two sections contact me anytime.

 

Water very low and clean as of December 1st. This shot is looking upstream from the highway 16 bridge just east of Terrace BC. WOW - time to get out there and catch a big wild Steelhead!

 

Copper River stories:

 

Copper River Steelhead - by Jim & Carolyn Z. Shelton

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/copper-river-steelhead-nov-29_2014.doc

 

For more stories cast here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm

 

Copper River videos:

 

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0010.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0011.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0012.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0013.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0014.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0015.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0016.wmv

 

Watch more videos here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/video-clips-web.htm

Enjoy!!

Sample Zymoetz (Copper) River heights below:

Cast on link for current Zymoetz (Copper) River water heights:

 

https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/real_time_e.html?stn=08EF005

 


 

Kitimat Ocean (Douglas Channel):

 

Tue December 11/18  5:41am

REPORT - Nov12, 2018 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, Halibut and winter springs have arrived want to get out this month call Kitimat Lodge. I suggest you lock in some dates soon by contacting me Tracey John Hittel anytime via e-mail tjhittel@telus.net  or give me a call on my cell phone 250-639-4277. Have a good winter ♥ Oh did I say get some Dungeness Crabs too ???

 

Fri December 7/18  5:40am

 

So... you need a little "hint" how the Coho fishing is going  in the Douglas Channel this time of year? May Ron Wakita and I highly recommend you watch this video, I won't say anymore the video speaks for itself.  Warning it plays fish, just about non stop and folks eating, having fun....I will stop now... please enjoy the 12 minutes. Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9jljMwgi_k

Douglas channel have been producing lots of Coho this past week.  We are still seeing the odd Chinook on the outer banks of the channel, but most of them have moved south to spawn.  Over the past week we have seen really good action around Money Point and Turtle Point.  Fishing over top of where the Queen of the North went down can be very productive as well.  An anchovy or cut plug is always my go-to when starting to troll down the Douglas until I can figure out what the fish are to key in on. If you find that you are getting hit on a cut plug, put on a larger spoon in the 5-6inch range. If they are hitting the anchovy when put something a little smaller on.  If they don’t like what you’re offering, switch it up!  I typically keep roughly 20-30 different spoons in assorted sizes and colors in the box.  You never know what's going to be hot at any given time.

 

The above ocean fishing report is courtesy Oscars Fly and Tackle Shop in Smithers BC. to read all their reports cast on this link. Thank you

 

Kitimat River:

Tue December 11/18  5:38am

Kitimat River; All Salmon fishing closed October 31st. One can still angle for Trout, etc.

 

District of Kitimat Council voted Monday September 18  five to two to create a “working group” of “concerned citizens and community groups” to consider the future of riverbank camping along the Kitimat river. The working group will consider issues such as access to the river, pollution and how to control extended camping along the river. Cast here for more information.

Testimonial

 

My Number one "recommendation"  for World Class Steelhead and Salmon Fly Fishing

           

Hi Folks, early on in my now 25 year fly fishing career I went on a lot of expensively disappointing fishing trips. Then in 2006 I discovered Tracey and his Steelhead Heaven outfit in beautiful British Columbia and have been going back ever since. The main rivers he fishes, the Kitimat, the majestic Skeena, and the Kalum are beautiful and abundant. Tracey and his guides are knowledgeable and well equipped and I advise you to listen to what they tell you (although many guests don't). You can fish single or double hand but there’s no double that a Switch or Spey rod is more effective and energy efficient. Tracey’s mission is to get you into the best fishing runs - then it’s up to you! I also recommend staying at the Tracey’s Kitimat Lodge where there’s often same day caught crab on the evening menu. CU in 2019! Best…

     Steve Hardy

     steve.hardy@azimutconsulting.at

     www.azimutconsulting.com

 

Would you like to read "many" more Testimonials from guests around the world who experienced the BEST guided fishing they have every had?  If YES cast on this link below:

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/Kitimat-Lodge-Testimonials.PDF

 

Would you like a similar experience? Then book with Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, Got questions for Tracey? E-mail: tjhittel@telus.net  or call his cell phone: 250-639-4277. He would love to hear from you.

 

Kitimat River stories:

 

12 Seasons of Kitimat River - by Noel Gyger

http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/kitimat-river-nov-29_2014.doc

 

For more stories cast here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm

 

Kitimat River videos:

 

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Jerry%20and%20Kevin%20Kitimat%20drift.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Coho-0001.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Coho-0006.wmv                                                  

 

Sample Kitimat River waters heights below:

Cast on links for current Kitimat River water heights:

 

https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/real_time_e.html?stn=08FF001 

 


 

Recommended Fly Fishing Gear:

 

Courtesy Chad Black Nicholas Dean Outdoors

 

In the low water conditions of early April, we generally used light sink tips to cover the shallow riffles and tailouts where Steelhead were holding.  Type 3 and Type 6 tips were generally all that was needed for most conditions.  With the higher flows of late Spring, and

in particular on the tributary rivers, we've also been using Rio's MOW tips in a variety of weights and lengths to get the fly down to the fish.  The Heavy MOW tips, made of T-14 material, have been particularly useful, in lengths of 5, 7.5, 10 and 12.5 ft.

 

As with March, best colours have been pink, black, blue and orange.  When fishing the Skeena and its tribs, larger flies from 2.5" to 4" in length have been most productive.  Smaller flies in a variety of weights in the 1" to 2.5" range have worked the best on coastal rivers. 

When targeting Steelhead, we've been using rods in the 12.5' to 13.5' ft range, for a 7 or 8 weight line on the larger rivers. Our personal favourites for this fishing include the 7126 Sage TCX and the 8139 Loomis Dredger.  When targeting Chinook specifically, we've been using heavier 9 and 10 weight rods in the 13' to 15' range.  Single hand rods and switch rods have gotten the nod on the coastal rivers.  In particular, I had a chance to fish a 8116 Sage One

rod and can confirm that it's a very good rod that's ideally suited to the coast!

 

Rods, Reels, Lines: For Steelhead - Spey rods in the 12' to 14' range, with a Skagit head to match.  A 7126 TCX paired with a 500 grain Skagit Flight and Loomis  8139 Dredger with a 525 grain Skagit are excellent choices.  A good quality disc or cork drag reel (e.g. Islander and Ross) with a minimum of 150 yards of 30 lb backing.  For Spring Chinook Salmon, same

as above, except with heavier gear - 9 weight minimum, 10 weight better.

Sink Tips and Tippet: A 15' Type III and 15' Type VI for most shallow water applications,

and a variety of MOW tips - medium (T-11) and heavy (T-14) for deeper and/or heavier water.  Always 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen for Steelhead.  Increase tippet to 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen

if targeting Spring Chinook.

Flies: Idylwilde String Leech, Bunny Tube, Marabou Tube and Popsickle, in shrimp pink, cerise, black, blue and orange.  

If you need info to book a pro fishing guide please contact me anytime.


Prince Rupert Ocean Fishing:

Thu October 18/18  3:20am

Prince Rupert has been fishing well over the last week.  I have had reports of good halibut and ling fishing, as well as, anglers getting their limits of Coho. The coyote 4.0 in the live image or cop car finish have been winners this week with a lot of 8-12lb Coho brought in. We have seen the odd Northern Coho showing up. These fish can get into the 20lb+ range and you'll never forget hooking one.  It’s like fighting an acrobatic chinook and hooking one will leave your arms sore and wanting more.The above ocean fishing report is courtesy Oscars Fly and Tackle Shop in Smithers BC. to read all their reports cast on this link. Thank you

 

Halibut fishing out of the port of Prince Rupert has been simply outstanding. If you would like to book an ocean trip just contact me anytime and I will do my best to get it all set up for you.

 

Fish from this Grady White for ALL the bottom fish plus ALL the Salmon, Dungeness Crab and Alaskan King Crab...with a captain who has over 40 years experience. If you are interested to book a charter please contact me anytime for ALL the details.

 


 

All Northwest BC river height info:

 

Water is important for a number of natural resource industries and water data is not always either shared or accessible. This portal is like a clearing house for water data from a variety

of sources.

 

One feature of the portal that may interest you is the real time and historic stream flow information for some of the rivers we fish and report on.

 

Cast on this link to enter the portal: http://waterportal.geoweb.bcogc.ca/

 


 

Fishery Notices:

 

Tue July 24/18  3:20am

 

 


 

Recent Top Photos:

 

November  1, 2018. Photo and caption by Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. This is 1 of 3 Steelhead this size we landed in a single day fishing the Spey! First time Japanese lady landed this beauty. And she was wearing the BEST fishing attire by Simms. Love the Keep-em-Wet release ♥ ♥ ♥ For info to book guided fishing trips (ocean or river) please contact Tracey John Hittel via email anytime or give him a call on his cell phone: 250-639-4277

 

October  1, 2018. Caption by Michael Herzberg, “My biggest Kitimat River Coho in the last four years. Best fight in probably ten. This thing hit as we were reeling in the hot shots. Then went crazy on the surface. Love those big Northerns!” If you would like to book any guided fishing trip please contact Noel Gyger anytime.

 

September 1, 2018. Steve Peng with a Zymoetz (Copper) River "keep-em-wet" Steelhead landed this August 2018 when the water was just starting to clean. If you would like to book any guided fishing trip please contact Noel Gyger anytime.

 

Top Photo: July 1, 2018. Richard from Whistler, BC lands the first Chinook on the Kitimat River this season around mid June. He was a guest of Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. If you would like to book any guided fishing trip please contact Noel Gyger anytime.

 


 

List of Noel Gyger FaceBook pages:

 

 1. Noel Gyger Home Family and Friends Page

 2. Terrace BC Fishing Guides

 3. Skeena River Guided Spey Fly Fishing

 4. BC Steelhead Fishing Guides

 5. BC Heli Fishing

 6. British Columbia Salmon Charter and Fishing Guides

 7. Chinook King Salmon Guide Services

 8. Noel Gyger Guided Fishing Adventures

 


Thu November 8/18  3:20am

 

Smithers, BC Canada

 

FISHING REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 1, 2018

This will be our last fishing report of the 2018 fishing season. The Oscar’s Team would like thank everyone for the continued support throughout this season. It was a unique season from years previous due to dry weather, tighter fishing regulations and closures due to massive forest fires. Even with those challenges, many of us was still able to hook into some big lurkers, had tight lines, lost a lure here and there, but most importantly had a good time with friends and family while fishing. We are already looking forward to the 2019 fishing season and the tight lines ahead. Tune in next year and fish on!

RIVER FISHING REPORT

All rivers in our area are experiencing much lower than normal streamflow. We will need more precipitation to bring the water levels up to “normal” levels. What a difference from last year when we experienced some major high water. Until we get some more water, be very careful out there.

BULKLEY RIVER:

Fishing has been decent. The fish have most definitely pooled up at this point. Use a heavier sink tips and slightly larger flies. Water is extremely low and clear. Not a lot of jet boats seen on the river which is probably not a bad idea and should just be parked for the season at this point.

MORICE RIVER:

Low and clear. Fishing has been really good up higher. Some bigger fish caught in the Morice this year, which is encouraging.

KISPIOX RIVER:

The Kispiox is dropping again after it experienced a couple of bumps due to precipitation. Fishing has been challenging because of low, clear water.

SKEENA RIVER:

Skeena has been fishing rather well. Low and clear as well.

LAKE FISHING REPORT

Turnover on the lakes, depending on your elevation is either here or lurking. If going out on the lakes, try lower elevation lakes for smaller trout using an ultra-light spinner or 4-6wt fly rod with leech patterns or chironomids. Afternoon fishing is best when the water is warming up a little, but that is if the lake hasn’t turned over yet. Each lake is going to be at a different stage of turnover depending on regional daily temperature, volume of water and oxygen usage of both flora and fauna. However, in short, it is almost time to hang it up for the ice-free season and start getting things together for the ice fishing season.

We will try to post some ice fishing reports this winter depending if we can get out of the shop or off the ski hill. There are a lot of opportunities locally for some fun and successful ice fishing.  Until then, enjoy the remaining threads of the ice-free lake fishing season and see you next year.

Hook up online with Oscars here:

https://oscarssports.com/

 

Our mailing address is:

Oscars Source for Adventure

1222 Main Street

Box 550

Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Canada

   


 

Conservation:

 

Tue November 13/18  3:37am

 

Cast on poster to open PDF

Friends of the Morice-Bulkley: Film Night November 10th featuring Blue Heart and Primeval (with special guests from Valhalla Wilderness Society)

 


 

Tue December 11/18  5:37am

Why I am in Court with the Minister again..

 

Hello, I am in court next week to stop piscine reovirus from entering BC waters.  I already won this case, but the Minister of Fisheries refuses to acknowledge the court's decision.  The Namgis of Alert Bay have filed a lawsuit to stop the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Harvest from putting piscine reovirus-infected farm salmon into their territory. A reasonable request as this is the law. These cases will be heard together Monday - Friday September 10-14, 701 W. Georgia St., Vancouver.

 

This is a critical moment for the salmon farming industry, because they are so heavily infected they state they will be "severely" impacted if they can't grow piscine reovirus infected fish in their farms.

 

By the end of the month, the BC government talks with Broughton Nation governments will decide the fate of the salmon farm tenures in the archipelago.

 

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton

 

You can stay more current via my facebook page! Thank you, Alexandra Morton

 

Fri December 7/18  5:37am

 

Saving salmon - Black ops and a sailing ship

 

 

Hello, Below is a link to an update on my efforts to protect wild salmon from salmon farms.  I have hope we will be successful, but it is now a race against extinction of some wild runs. However, so many people are involved now that wild salmon have a much better chance for survival. 

 

On September 10, the real fight begins as my lawsuit with Ecojustice and a Namgis lawsuit are heard together in Vancouver to halt the dirty practice of transferring piscine orthoreovirus infected Atlantic salmon into salmon farms on the BC coast.  This is against the law in Canada, and I already won a case ruling that the Minister of Fisheries must screen farm salmon for this virus, but he has chosen to ignore this decision.

 

We have vessels hired by Marine Harvest following us everywhere; they have blacked out windows, more aggressive than smart for an industry on thin ice. However, a court ruling last week gave me permission to continue sampling near Marine Harvest farms, so the research into their impact continues.

 

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2018/08/30-days-on-martin-sheen.html

 

This fight continues to escalate.

 

Alexandra Morton

 

Fri December 7/18  5:37am

 

Cast on this link for more detail...

 


 

Fri December 7/18  5:36am

 

                       

 

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and grandchildren. Join and offer your support: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/

 


 

Tue December 11/18  5:35am

 

PLEASE cast on this link to donate:

https://www.watershed-watch.org/get-involved/donate-now/

A "wild" Salmon will thank you for it :-)

 

Cast on this link to read a summary of NEWS items up December 5, 2018


 

Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler:

 

We are honoured to have Rob contributing to the Fishing Report. Rob also contributes a weekly column to our local Terrace Standard Newspaper: http://www.terracestandard.com/      

Rob Brown blog: http://web.me.com/skeenaangler/Skeena_Angler/Blog/Blog.html

Rob Brown Welcome: http://web.me.com/skeenaangler/Skeena_Angler/Welcome.html

 

Cast on link to read article:

 

Fri December 7/18  5:34am

Rob Brown latest story November 29, 2018 titled:

Connecting the dots

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 23 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Thu November 29/18  6:17am

Rob Brown latest story November 22, 2018 titled:

Climate change a reprise

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 24 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Thu November 22/18  3:17am

Rob Brown latest story November 15, 2018 titled:

Shame at Shames

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 19 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Thu November 15/18  3:17am

Rob Brown latest story November 8, 2018 titled:

Sweepers

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 24 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Thu November 8/18  11:26am

Rob Brown latest story November 1, 2018 titled:

Bob and Doug's big misadventure

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 27 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Thu November 1/18  9:06am

Rob Brown latest story October 18, 2018 titled:

Addition to Great Pink Collapse 2018 series

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 27 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Fri October 26/18  3:18am

Rob Brown latest story October 18, 2018 titled:

Fishing in the time of drought...and...abnormal the new normal?

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 23 and 24 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Tue October 23/18  10:40am

Rob Brown latest story October 11, 2018 titled:

The Great Pink Salmon Collapse of 2018 part 3 of 3

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 26 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Thu October 11/18  11:08am

Rob Brown latest story October 4, 2018 titled:

The Great Pink Salmon Collapse of 2018 part 2

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 28 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 

Thu October 4/18  3:18am

Rob Brown latest story September 27, 2018 titled:

The Great Pink Salmon Collapse of 2018 part 1

can be viewed by casting on this link on page 25 in Terrace Standard e-editions

 


 

(SSBC) The Steelhead Society of BC:

 

 

     http://www.steelheadsociety.org

 

Here is the last News Letter that was sent out to paid up SSBC members via E-mail and is a brief synopsis of what SSBC has been up to since the last newsletter in January:

 

     http://www.steelheadsociety.org/sites/default/files/June_2013.pdf

 

NEW FaceBook page link here: https://www.facebook.com/SSBCmain

 


 

Tue December 11/18  5:33am

 

Noel Gyger YouTube Videos:

 

On April 2nd I went over to YouTube to have a look around and look what I found out; of 10 videos YouTube recommends, guess what? My videos got 5 spots!  WOW that is all I got to say J J J J J

 

 

Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/noelgyger?feature=watch

Total Uploaded Views as of January 8, 2018 were: 910,639

 

BIG PARTY when we hit one million views !!

 

PLUS Noel has another 50 or so posted on his webpage:

 

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/video-clips-web.htm

 

Kind of like: Fishing videos until you drop!

 


Advertise:

 

Want rates for sponsorship?  Just click here http://www.noelgyger.ca/advertise.htm

It is a "good" idea to advertise online because Canadians spend more time on their

computers than watching television.  They spend 18.1 hours per week online compared with 16.9 hours watching television. Click here to read the survey

My GOAL is to increase TOURISM

You do not have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on Noel Gyger's website.

All tourism businesses, tackle businesses and others will benefit.

  • over 25 years promoting tourism and fish guiding experience

  • join your consumers on an angling journey of a lifetime

  • communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers

  • noelgyger.ca provides you with this opportunity with a limited time website advertising offer at reasonable prices

  • gain an edge over your competitors in this ever-expanding market

Current Fishing Report webpage http://www.noelgyger.ca/current-fishing-reports.htm  

$50/week, $150/month or $1500/year for your Ad to be displayed at the top of the report.

Only one top (front page) spot available.

EXCLUSIVE TO ONE COMPANY - currently Teeny Fly Lines

 

To have your Ad posted in the Current Fishing Report in another location besides the very top is available for $100/month. The maximum size should be 450 x 400 pixels and can be made up with your Logo, two pics and text. Contact Noel Gyger for more info.

 

 

 

Your Ad will be created by a professional graphic artist (see example above) for no extra charge. You will be sent multiple variations to choose from. Your final choice and edits will

be to your entire satisfaction before posting, guaranteed.

 

 

 


 

Highway webcam:

http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/111.html to view road conditions.  This one is near Terrace BC and is located at the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 37, looking east on Highway 16.  The image will update every 15 to 30 minutes

 


 

Fishing Regulations:

BC Non tidal waters

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html

Effective April 1, 2018

 

BC Freshwater (Provincial) Fishing Regulations Synopsis:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Synopsis

Effective April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019

 


 

My History:

 

My honour to meet Jim Teeny - by Noel Fredric Gyger

 

 

I first met the legend Jim Teeny in the early 90s when he came out with the late Larry Schoenborn to shoot a fly fishing Steelhead TV show on the Kispiox River. Larry had asked me if I could supply two drift boats, I said sure, no problem. It was an honour to be asked. One boat for Jim and Larry and one for the TV crew. I rowed one boat and my dear friend, the late Ed Schulmeister, rowed the other. My boat took Jim and Larry and Ed took the camera crew.

 

The regulation on the Kispiox is power boat ban and you cannot fish from the boat, the boats can be used for transport only. We launched above the Sportsmen’s Lodge for a drift of about 6 miles. We covered a lot of water and fished many tail-outs and pools. Unfortunately we did not have any luck higher up. It wasn’t until we got to our take-out where we found the Steelhead and Larry’s camera crew shot a wonderful show.

 

Larry Schoenborn produced “Fishing the West” TV show and "Larry’s Travel Agency" out of Portland Oregon, USA.. Ed and I were not paid but all our expenses were covered by Larry. I can honestly and proudly say Ed and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Jim had fished the river a few years back and knew a few of the runs, but at that time did not have a boat therefore his fishing was limited.

 

When the shoot was over and we were back in Terrace I invited Jim and Larry to fish on a few of our local rivers. We fished on the Zymoetz (Copper) River and a small tributary called the Clore. On the Clore, Jim landed a beauty. Larry could not fish as he had injured his right hand. We also fished the Lakelse River which at the time was crowded with anglers fishing for Coho. Jim blew away anglers with his casting skills by using his world famous “Teeny” lines and an assortment of “Teeny” flies. He could cast from one side of the river to the other with no effort. WOW did this look good.

 

From this trip we gained a lot of guiding business for my lodge. Jim knew many people. Many of them from Hollywood, such as movie star agent Skip Brittenham. Jim came back the next year with his wife Donna and Skip and his wife actresses Heather Thomas. Henry Winkler (the Fonz of "Happy Days" TV show) was supposed to be along but had to cancel last minute.

 

 

I fished with Jim and Donna on the Kitimat River in May of 1991 and landed a very nice Steelhead with one of Jim’s flies, it was a Black #2 Teeny Nymph and a T-300 Teeny line. Before Jim’s group left for home I bought a Jim Teeny Fly Vest for myself and a bunch of Teeny Nymph flies to sell at my lodge Tackle Shop.

 

http://www.jimteeny.com

The rest is “history” as they say

 


 

Market Place:

 

Tue December 11/18  5:32am

                                          FOR SALE

     

    2017 Manufactured Home
    10 year warranty
    Brand new alarm system through Graydon Security Systems 

     

    16 x 67 feet totally set up in the Copper River Estates 1km to the Zymoetz (Copper) River. About a 10 minute walk to the BEST Salmon and Steelhead fishing in the world. Property 90 x 114 ft. New RV chain link gate just installed, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, fridge, stove, micro-wave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric forced air furnace, New Govt approved septic tank and field, About a 10 minute drive east of Terrace BC. Asking $239,000

              Contact: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca or call: 250-635-2568

 


 

Tue December 11/18 5:31am

For Sale 

SKEENA RIVER FRONTAGE HOUSE

 

 

 

 

22 acres with Skeena River Frontage. Opposite the Copper river junction in the non classified section meaning foreigners can fish every day unguided. 

 

Property now has the Skeenashack rental cabin along with the main house.

Website is www.skeenashack.com

 

Off the grid living with a Japanese inspired spa off the main deck of the house. The rental (Skeenashack) is 30 feet behind the main house and rents out throughout the fishing and non fishing seasons. 

 

This is an incredible opportunity for someone retired to live in a beautiful off the grid location only 10 mins from downtown Terrace with an income. Demand for accommodation on the river during the peak season is high and the cabin can easily book 3 times over in the main Aug/Sept prime time. 

 

Looking for offers around $450,000 USD or $600,000 CAD

 

Contact:  Jim Zondanos jim@skeenashack.com

Website:  for more info and many more pics: www.skeenashack.com

 


Tue December 11/18  5:30am

 

For Sale

 

Highly recommended by Noel Gyger. Order now for yourself and your fishing partners. Call Jim at 1-800-501-6602.

 


 

For Sale 

SOLD

 

Telkwa, BC

Bulkley Riverfront Home

 

 

 

Updated Bulkley Riverfront home in Telkwa features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a huge sundeck. Basement has been redone with concrete in-floor heat, large master bedroom, and a very modern bathroom. The bathroom has heated concrete floors, an open-room shower, and a beautiful pedestal bathtub. Main floor has original hardwood flooring, freestanding wood stove, and a large sunroom. Great river and Hudson Bay Mountain view, large treed lot and riverside firepit.

Great Steelhead fishing 40ft from the backdoor or long run 250 yards down, good spot to

keep a jet or drift boat. Best time for Steelhead Aug 15 and it is fishable until Dec 31. Also there is Coho, Chinook, Pinks and Trout. Could be yours for $339,000

Contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca for more info


 

For Sale

 

West Coast of Vancouver Islands, BC

Rogers Fishing Lodge

 

Tue December 11/18  5:30am

 

 

 

 

 

Rodgers Fishing Lodge is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island about 90 miles due west of Campbell River in Esperanza Inlet. Rodgers is one of the busiest fishing lodges on the B.C. coast, entertaining over 1200 guests a year. They also enjoy one of the longest seasons on the coast running from May 1 to September 30.

 

This will be their 33rd year in the Sport Fishing business and 25th year in Esperenza Inlet. Rodgers has shown a remarkable rate of growth over the past 4 years. Their gross revenue has more than doubled since 2010. The Lodge has a location second to none as it is ideally situated to take advantage of some of the most outstanding fishing opportunities on the BC coast for Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Tuna.

 

Black Bear and Bald Eagles are regularly seen by the lodge. They have the largest colonies of Sea Otters on the coast and the Gray, Orca and Humpback Whales pass by on their way to and from the Bering Sea.

 

The owners love the business, but feel now is the time to turn the reins over to someone younger who shares the same passion for the outdoors and who is looking for a wonderful rewarding lifestyle.

 

Asking price $999,000 Price reduced to $650,000

 

Please contact Noel Gyger if you are interested.

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For Sale

 

ECO Tour Tenure license for sale:

 

It ranges from the Bulkley bridge just above the Suskwa down stream to Hazleton.  Then down stream through Terrace to the salt water. Takes in the Bulkley down stream to

Hazleton, Skeena, Zymoetz, Kalum, Lakelse, Kasiks, Exstew, Khyex. The Seven sisters hiking trails, Pretty much everything downstream of Hazleton. Great rafting, jet boat rivers, Bird and wildlife viewing, scenery. Contact Noel Gyger if you are interested.

 


We would like to thank ALL our sponsors.  Without them the website and this fishing report would NOT be possible.

 

Current sponsors are: | Kitimat Lodge | Skeena Salmon Lodge | Happy Hooker Fishing Charters | Scotty | Islander Reels | Pure Fishing | Oscar's Source for Sports | Teeny Fly Lines |


 

It is NEVER too late to book a guided river or ocean fishing trip

 

RIVER FISHING Lots of lodge or day bookings still available on classified or non-classified waters.  Guiding fly or spin fishermen with raft, drift-boat or jet-boat.  Contact Noel to book NOW!

 

OCEAN FISHING Chinook Salmon, Bottom Fish and Crab in Prince Rupert or Kitimat

Douglas Channel has started.  To book warm, covered charter boat please

Contact Noel Gyger anytime. E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca

 

NOW BOOKING for 2018 and 2019: Let me know if I can be of service to book you with

the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges for both river and ocean. There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot of free information and advice from a person with

years and years of fishing and fish guiding experience. It is like hiring two guides for the price of one. I will promptly answer your questions and concerns. Contact Noel Gyger to book NOW

 

I hope this fishing report, "meets with your entire satisfaction".

 

Your Feedback to noel@noelgyger.ca is always welcome

"You meet the nicest people on the river banks"

  

 

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