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Top Photo: March 1, 2018. LOOKING FORWARD to April and May when the BIG Chinook (King) Salmon start showing up in our many rivers. Here is Noel Gyger with a nice one landed on the Skeena River a few years ago. We guide these rivers with jet-boat or drift-boat. Chinook fishing goes on until August 7th. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 


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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

(Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert)


Last update was Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:07am

Sunrise 7:44am Sunset 7:39pm



- 2018 for Zymoetz (Copper) & Skeena River

- 2018 Skeena River summer-run Steelhead

- 2018 Kitimat River for Coho (Silver) Salmon

- 2018 Multi Rivers for spring Steelhead

- 2018 Multi Rivers for spring Chinook

- 2018 Kwinamass River for Steelhead (April &May) only

- 2018 Nass and Coastal Rivers

- 2018 Douglas Channel ocean fishing for Salmon and Bottom fish

- 2018 Prince Rupert 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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Noel Gyger was a well-respected fishing guide in Northwest BC who has created quite a following on since he retired in 2001. He still welcomes ALL fishermen to our beautiful area guided or not.


Mandi Campbell Buck knows ALL the rivers and ocean very, very well and will do an excellent job promoting your business or product on or off the water.


We guarantee it will be all "to your total satisfaction" !


STATS: In 2014 website received an average of 5,220 Visitors per day and 103,254 Page Views per day.


Noel will be happy to send you updated stats anytime, just ask.



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Weather Reports via  website

Currently at 5:07am:  Wind: N 13km/h A few clouds (+1 degrees C )


Weather Reports via telephone:

Terrace: 250-635-4192 Kitimat: 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert: 250-627-1155 Smithers: 250-847-1958


Note: To review ALL PAST Tyee Test Fishery data and charts cast here: Note: NEW section added called Recommended Fly Fishing GearNote: FOR SALE ECO Tour Tenure license, see Market Place section. Note: FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge  owners of this Lodge say they have over 1050 guests booked thus far for 2015 season and did over $2,000,000 in gross revenue for 2014. Certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see Market Place section. Note:  NEW section titled Guest Post and first article from Jeremy Watson titled Why Fishing is Good for Your Health, see Guest Post section.


NEWS:  FN0899 - RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Halibut Fishing Closure - September 6, 2017


Cast here for more information.


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



Recent and Today's updates below:


Recent updates:  Update: NEW to the report, links to Kalum River stories and Kalum River videos, see Kalum River section. Update: NEW to the report, links to Kitimat River stories and Kitimat River videos, see Kitimat 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.


Today's updates:  FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge ~ info updated May 25 and the price lowered. Certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see

Market Place section. Update: To watch a short YouTube Video "Releasing Salmon in a river" see How to Release Fish webpage: Update: We would like to WELCOME Best Lure co as a NEW sponsor. Update: Ben Reubeni of BER Float Fishing Reels sent a YouTube link re his fishing here last fall, this is an outstanding 3 minute video, see Fishing Video in our area section, just below the Skeena River section. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent pics of his catches down the Douglas Channel, see Kitimat Lodge section below. 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: District of Kitimat meeting Monday to decide whether to allow vehicle camping on rivers edge, see Kitimat River section. Update: Joe Varcelli from Cleveland sent pic of his beautiful Steelhead landed on the Skeena River with his spey rod, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: My Granddaughter Stephanie Faye Ritter with a beautiful Skeena River Coho (Silver) Salmon, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: Repeat guest Jorde Nathan with a wild Kalum River Coho (Silver) Salmon landed while he was a guest of Tracey Hittel Kitimat Lodge, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: Jenn of "Best Lure Co" sent me a package of sample lures, business cards and brochure, see News Bulletin section. Update: Skeena Wild Conservation Trust re Province investigating after allegations CN Rail improperly used herbicide, see Conservation section. Update: A tribute to Bruce Hill by Shannon McPhail, see News Bulletin section Update: Call Jim Teeny 1-800-501-6602 and order his book, see Market Place section. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge produced a beautiful YouTube video, to watch see, Kitimat Lodge section below. Update: the 2017 Tyee Test Fishery Charts have moved to News Bulletin webpage; all past years can be read here also. Update: Residents worried the Telkwa Coal Mines will reopen causing pollution in waterways, see Conservation section. Update: as of January 8, 2018 fishing video clips on YouTube have received 910,639 views, see Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube section. Update: Suzanne Jones sent an educational article All You Need to Know About Fishing Grayling, see Guest Posts section. Update: We have a NEW sponsor for this fishing report and it's Teeny Fly Lines.  Update:  Skeena Waters Fly Shop for Materials to tie your flies, see Skeena Waters Fly Shop section below. Update: To read the 2018 DFO Salmon Outlook, see News Bulletin section. Update: just posted FULL month of February 2018, to read ALL PAST Fishing Reports Cast on this link. Update: NEW Top Photo posted March 1, 2018. Update: to receive the March 8th, 2018 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: Halibut fishing opened today March 1, 2018, see News Bulletin section for details. Update: Alexandra Morton re: Washington State votes to phase out Atlantic salmon farms!!, see Conservation section. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to March 14th, see Conservation section. Update: to receive the March 22nd, 2018 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck posted a pic and fishing report, see Skeena River section. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck posted a pic and fishing report, see Kalum 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.







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How to read this webpage: Scroll down to read ALL the Current updates in Red highlighted in Yellow  The most up-to-date reports are DATE STAMPED (Example: Tue July 11/11) So when you scroll through the report look for these markers.


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.


Sat March 17/18  5:07am

River low and in fair shape but lots of ice forming at the edges and floating mid stream.! Caution: Please be carful walking on the ice. Some Steelhead are being caught.


LOOKING BACK to last year. I hold up a really nice Chinook (King) Salmon for a quick pic, then release. I am waiting for this season to begin. Actually I am going fishing today March 16th for the first time. Water has been so low and ice to contend with, we just had to wait. I will be posting lots of pics and fishing reports throughout the whole season. Stay tuned! If you wish to land a beauty like this contact me anytime and I will set up a guided fishing trip for you. For ALL your fly fishing needs visit Skeena Waters Fly Shop in Terrace BC. Wishing you good fishing, until next time! Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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Photo taken January 14, 2018. As you can see the Skeena River is just about totally frozen over. CAUTION Please be very careful walking on the edges, ice can break anytime, you may end up in one foot of water or water over your head.  I would like to thank Christene Sinjur for giving me permission to post. Thank You!



Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery


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



FISHING VIDEO from our area:


Sat March 17/18  5:06am

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: or Italo Labignan YouTube channel: there are more viewing options using Italo's channel :-) The title is "The River - The Passion -YouTube 4K"  Enjoy !!




Ben Reubeni

BER Float Reels


Please take a minute to view our new web site


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!

Guest Posts:


Sat March 17/18  5:05am



All You Need to Know About Fishing Grayling 


Those who love outdoors are most often inclined towards fishing. Fishing, as many have a misconception, is not a boring sport. It is very adventurous and many a time involves walking for miles before reaching a good spot, boating to reach a good spot, or wade through water for fishing. A majority of the people who love fishing confess that it is very relaxing and let them get their minds off their stressors. Also, it sets the mind working and keeps it occupied planning strategies in the many different ways to catch a fish. Whether to use live bait or artificial bait and so on. Fishing is an art, and it requires a lot of skills before you master it, and over the years you will be able to master the art. For example, fishing for grayling can be really tough. For one, they have a tendency to shoal, and if they are caught, they are tough fighters and tend to corkscrew when hooked. It is recommended to use a light but long fly rod that has a soft tip and a strong butt.


Each fishing adventure adds a new experience that will help you develop your fishing skills. It also involves a lot of learning about each fish, where it is found, how to play a fish, the seasons when fishing for a particular species is prohibited, the spawning time for a particular fish, the type of fly to use to catch a particular fish in different seasons, etc.


The beautiful Lady of the Stream can be found in the freshwaters and it can really test the patience of an angler. It is really tricky to catch one of these, and hopefully, this info graphic will give you all the needed information to plan for fishing grayling. May success be yours in your future fishing adventures! Click here to check out more details about how to go about fishing for a grayling.


Best Regards,

Suzanne Jones


Sat March 17/18  5:04am

by Jeremy Watson



Why Fishing is Good for Your Health


Its summer and it’s a Saturday. Do you have any plans? If you don’t yet, I suggest you go fishing. Make sure to bring friends and family with you so you can enjoy their company.

You can choose to go out in the ocean in your boat to go fishing or perhaps drive your truck to the river to fly fishing. Either way, you’ll be having loads of fun.

Make sure to stock your cooler with some drinks and food for barbecuing, and you will be all set for fishing for eight hours.

There are many health benefits to fishing this special guide trips. Some of the health benefits are fishing will help you stay fit, it is fun, it will keep you stress-free, you can socialize with family and friends, and it will improve your dexterity and concentration.


Fishing will help you stay fit

When you go fishing, you will be utilizing your main muscle groups, your heart, and lungs. They will be getting a good work out. Fishing is good for your health because you will be exercising when you are trekking to and from the car. This exercise will provide you with lower aerobic activity.

Your forearms, wrists, and fingers are also going to be getting some exercise. Make sure to choose the perfect fishing reel when you go fishing, so you do not hurt your arms. If you go fishing, you will not need to go to the gym.


Fishing is fun

Fishing will keep you stress-free

You can socialize with family and friends

Fishing will improve your dexterity and concentration


To read more... cast on this PDF link:



Guest Photo and Captions:


 Sat March 17/18  5:03am

Repeat guest Jorde Nathan with a wild Kalum River Coho (Silver) Salmon landed while he was a guest of Tracey Hittel Kitimat Lodge.


Sat March 17/18  5:03am

My Granddaughter Stephanie Faye Ritter with a beautiful Skeena River Coho (Silver) Salmon landed a couple of days ago. She was fishing with her good friend Adam.


Sat March 17/18  5:02am

Hi Noel, I'm an avid steelhead speycaster from Cleveland, OH and have been coming to BC to fish each fall.  I wanted to share this pic of the biggest steelhead I've ever caught anywhere this guy came in over 17 lb 36in based on measurements. This was on the Skeena river about an hour and a half upstream of terrace I of course released it. Keep up the great work on the website it's super helpful and informative. Joe Varcelli


Tue August 8/17  6:03am

Nelson Furtado with a bright fresh Skeena River doe Chinook (King) Salmon landed on July 27th. Nelson's family and friends are having a great time! Thank you for sending the pics.


Hi Noel, Josh Allen with his healthy doe. Just relaxing at camp cooking a late dinner July 25th and all of a sudden tight lines. Nelson Furtado


Wed July 26/17  6:03am


We would like to thank Seth Rupert for sending us this pic of his Steelhead landed in the Skeena River on July 22nd. NICE "Keep-em-Wet" technique!



Skeena River stories:


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


Golden Opportunities From Skeena Country - by John Beath


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  



Skeena Waters Fly Shop

HOURS 11:00AM - 5:00PM

        Addicted to Fly Fishing

Skeena Waters Fly Shop is a modern dedicated fly-fishing shop in Terrace, British Columbia. The many sport-fishing anglers will find all what they need to make successful their fishing adventure on the various waters of the Skeena river region and beyond. Shop at our store with confidence and expert advise. We offer best in class products from level entry to the high end fishing brands that will satisfy all needs not matter if you are a novice or a professional anglers needs. We are proud to carry some of the most innovative and finest brands in the fly fishing market like Hardy, Guideline, Fishpond, Redington, Hodgman, Columbia Sport Wear, RIO, Airflo, Echo and many others.


4717 Lakelse  #118, Terrace BC.  Phone 250-635-0100




Fly Shop Specials:

Posted:  January 26, 2018

New - Materials to tie the BEST flies:


Cast on this link which leads to Skeena Waters Facebook page, so you can see details.


Posted:  January 25, 2018

New - Hodgman Wade Boots:


Cast on this link to watch YouTube video


Posted:  January 19, 2018

New - Want to start fly fishing?:


Posted:  January 7, 2018

New - Bead it:


Posted:  December 18, 2017

New - dubbing spinner video and more:

To watch the video and so the links will work please go to Skeena Waters FaceBook.


Posted:  December 16, 2017

New - 6 pics showing suggestions for Christmas Gifts:

To see ALL the pics please go to Skeena Waters FaceBook. Thank you!


Posted:  December 15, 2017

New - at the shop now - come on down and check it out:


Posted:  December 8, 2017

New - at the shop now - come on down and check it out:


Posted:  November 16, 2017 #2

New - Black Friday Specials:


Posted:  November 16, 2017 #1

New - fly tying instructions:

Cast on this link to watch YouTube video:


Posted:  November 8, 2017

New Deal:


Posted:  October 12, 2017

Steelhead Time. At our dedicate fly fishing shop all what you need to get out and have fun.
Rods, Lines, Clothing and technical support.

— Products shown: REDINGTON Dually Rod Switch, Columbia Women Lake 22 Hooded Jacket, OPST Commando Head, WILLOW RIVER WADER SILT/BOULDER and Hodgman Aesis Sonic Zip Stocking Foot


Note: so that the links above work you will need to sign into  Skeena Waters Facebook:


Posted:  August 30, 2017

To play video cast here:



Posted:  August 4, 2017

To play the video cast here:


Posted:  July 13 2017


The new Sonic-Pro HD features field tested SonicWeld seams and highly durable 4 layer waterproof-breathable construction with tough, ergonomic neoprene booties to create our most durable wader ever. Ample pockets create enough storage space for essential gear, and our ActiveFit means these waders will be comfortable for even the longest days in tough-wading waters.
Ergonomic 3.5mm neoprene bootie with 4mm bottom for additional comfort and increased durability against punctures
Two-sided fleece hand warmer pockets
Large water-resistant chest pocket
Anti-corrosive hardware
Slim wading belt compatible with majority of pliers and staffs
Flip out pocket with zipper and mesh tippet pocket

To play the video cast here:


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The BEST Handmade Wooden Lures. PERFECT for fresh and saltwater fish. Our lures are crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. We strive to make our lures as lifelike as possible. Made with the highest quality materials, all of our products are durable and effective.



February 2, 2017



Do you know a fish who won't bite these ?


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Pure Fishing:





Sun Sep 20/15 5:06am


Penn Fishing Reels are "well known" for their ocean reels but Pure Fishing would like you to know they also have some fantastic freshwater (river-lake-stream) reels. Check them out

on their website Penn Fishing Reels. Thank You!







Cast on this PDF link for more info: bait-2-go-feb-28_2017.PDF




Flyer Flyer 2017 PDF  


Phone: 705-561-1406





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Kitimat Lodge



Sat March 17/18  5:01am


WATCH the latest video from Kitimat Lodge.


To watch the video cast on photo or link below:


Tracey Hittel has been fishing the Douglas Channel and catches have been very good for all the bottom fish including Halibut plus some Chinook; which are heading to the Kitimat River. He send 8 pics so I posted a couple here.


The 2018 Spring Steelhead Challenge


Back again for the Steelhead challenge, it's been a really good week many bites, great catches; a really nice grab in this pic (below left)


Another week and Mr Kim from South Korea landed this pair of male Steelhead on his Spey rod. First Steelhead trip for Kim and 38 inch length on these beautiful creatures, very healthy and all catch and release (upper right)


Master rod builder and Spey Caster, Hiroshi landed and had many bites this spring and using his O-Rex, 7wt rod was put to the test fishing for wild ocean running Steelhead, minutes from the ocean (top left)

James and Gerry Fisher slamming some local Steelhead. No words can say the serenity of this fishery (top right) 


Pic and caption from Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge; OOPS is about all we can say about this pic :-) Tried to get the perfect "Keep'em Wet" shot! Next time :-) This feisty Steelhead was landed this week (first week April 2017).



Pic and caption from Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge; "family day today September 17th with my big boy, nice Lingcod and Halibut for the freezer".



Coastal coho fishing. Pic and caption from Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge; “William from Indiana posing with one of many nice Coho”.




Hello Friends, we at Kitimat Lodge thought it was an incredible year here, but this Video shows you just how fabulous it really was!


Since 1999, Kitimat Lodge has been providing Guided Fishing along the rivers and tributaries near Terrace Bay and Kitimat, BC, Canada.


Check out more than a decade of Steelhead Fishing Photo Galleries on our website!


Tight Lines,

Tracey John Hittel









Steelhead Dreaming - Fly Fishing The Skeena


Kitimat Lodge fishing report


First - we would like to share this fantastic image!  Click on the link for the larger large size!
Skeena River Chinook. Kevin Thingvold Family with Kitimat Lodge Pro Angling Guide

Gord McKean.


Skeena Chinook fishing season closes August 6th, triggering the start of the elusive Skeena River Summer Run Steelhead.


Second - some great photos of a great fly fishing adventure!
Late July Chum Salmon Fishing Report, BC Canada


Chum Salmon on the fly are in large numbers and a fight like no other, peel line, skin knuckles and nice smiles for these two gentlemen from Austria.


Third  - if you haven't seen these Heli-Fishing Trip Photos...


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.


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




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.




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.




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




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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Kalum River:

Sat March 17/18  5:00am

Steelhead fishing is good! Check out this story I wrote, many years ago now but still relevant: May 2nd on the Kalum – by Noel Gyger  Guiding started April 1st. This is classified water and the guiding is limited. If you need a guide to show you how and where just contact me anytime. Note: NEW reg this year: Bait ban Jan 1 - June 15.


Fri March 16/18  4:30pm




Abu Garcia Reel  -  Fenwick HMX  -   Maxima Line


OK, I finally got out fishing today March 16th. Most beautiful day for a fish.The hike in proved to be quite the chore as my legs were much smaller than the legs of my angler that had taken the walk before me. Water still too low for running our jet boat, so had to do a walk in, lots of snow but lots of fun too! Was great once we got in, a coffee break then to cross to the other side to fish  Water was a bit murky but there were some beautiful steelhead. Greg and I landed a couple one male and one female. Gently let them go back. Lots of fish in the river but we don't need to hook more and more, just one or two is fine. Hope you agree? They loved the pink. The big hike and walk in proved to be well worth it when the fish gods blessed us with a couple of beauty chromers. If you wish to land a beautiful Steelhead like this contact me anytime and I will set up a guided fishing trip for you. Guiding  on the Kalum starts April 1st. It will change your life. Wishing you good fishing, until next time!

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

Follow me on Twitter: @BCGuidedfishing



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:

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:

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:


Enjoy !!


Kalum River stories:


Sweetheart Steelheading on the Kalum River - by Noel Gyger


North Country Spring Time Steelhead - by Dave Vedder


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


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:


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:


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 Siwash hook rigged up on a 7' Trophy XL rod and an Abu Cardinal 704 Spinning reel spooled up with 30lb Tuff line Duracast This rod and reel Combo handled this Kalum River Steelhead very nicely and was caught and released using Gibbs Catch and Release Net 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 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.

If you wish to learn more about fishing in my area
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I also book guided fishing trips for whom I think are the very best fishing guides in British Columbia. I know all of them very well. They do a fabulous job and pride themselves on service and professionalism.



More videos below:


Kalum River Coho

Cast here to watch the video


Cast on link below to watch more videos:


Kalum River Podcasts:


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


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


Cast on the link below to watch more podcasts:


Zymoetz (Copper) River:

Sat March 17/18 4:59am

River is clean but just about frozen over. Most other rivers are clean but the 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 2016 in either the Class one or Class two sections contact me anytime...


Copper River stories:


Copper River Steelhead - by Jim & Carolyn Z. Shelton


For more stories cast here:


Copper River videos:


Watch more videos here:


Sample Zymoetz (Copper) River heights below:

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


Kitimat River & Douglas Channel:


Sat March 17/18  4:58am 


Kitimat River; in good shape but lots of ice, not much open water. Be careful walking on the ice!


Douglas Channel; is fishing well for Salmon and Bottom fish. Halibut fishing is outstanding and drop your Crab traps.


NEWS: 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.


Kitimat River stories:


12 Seasons of Kitimat River - by Noel Gyger


For more stories cast here:


Kitimat River videos:                                                  


Sample Kitimat River waters heights below:

Cast on links for current Kitimat River water heights: 


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:

Salmon and Halibut fishing out of the port of Prince Rupert has been simply outstanding. One charter guide reports landing over 20 Chinook but of course his clients kept only their legal limit, plus they kept their limit on Dungeness Crab. 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:



News Bulletin:


Sat March 17/18  4:57am


FN0144-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Halibut: 2018 Fishery Opening March 1 2018 and Management Measures in Effect Until March 31, 2018

Cast on this link to read the full Fisheries Notice



Sat March 17/18  4:57am



Cast on this link to read the 2018 DFO Salmon Outlook



Sat March 17/18  4:55am

A tribute to Bruce Hill

by Shannon McPhail



For the full story Cast on this link   (.doc file)


NOTE: so all the links work cast on Shannon McPhail Facebook:




Sat March 17/18  4:53am


Jenn of "Best Lure Co" sent me a package of sample lures, business cards and brochure:


For more info please contact:


Jennifer Wood

General Manager

778-581-FISH (3474)





Recent Top Photos:


February 1, 2018. LOOKING FORWARD to April and May when the BIG Chinook (King) Salmon start showing up in our many rivers. Here is Kyle Alton and his wife Holly with a nice one landed a few years ago. We guide these rivers with jet-boat or drift-boat.  If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 


January 1, 2018. It may be winter and cold weather but still possible to catch wild Steelhead. Here is a pic of Tanya Alton with a nice one from the Skeena River. The pic was taken by her brother Kyle. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 


December 1, 2017. SEASON REVIEW: Photo by Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge Caption by Tracey: "A feisty Steelhead caught by Tomonori, fly master from Japan, fishing a dirty hoe fly hand tied, thinking it was another coho the aggressive proceeded to peel line making for a quick pic and release." Comment from Noel: "Wow, Steelhead and Coho on the same does NOT get any better than that!" If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 


November 1 to December 1, 2017. Mandi Buck showing another perfect “Keep-em-Wet” technique for Steelhead on the Skeena River this summer. To view more of Mandi fishing pics and videos cast to Terrace BC Fish Addicts (FaceBook group) and join up. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 


October 1 to October 8, 2017. Guest releasing a Coho (Silver) Salmon while being guided by Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. Pic shows perfect "Keep-em-Wet" technique. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 


September 15 to October 1, 2017. Mandi Buck with a fresh Skeena River Coho (Silver) Salmon landed a few days ago. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 




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


Sat November 18/17  6:12am       


FISHING REPORTS - October 25, 2017



Yep, that is a big ol' tree coming down!




Want a cookie with that chocolate milk?




High and... definitely not dry.


This is the last report of the season. We would need some really dry weather for the rivers to be fishable anytime soon. If it is sunny we will have snow melt, if its rainy it will only add water......


Adios and thank you for your participation in the past season! We look forward to a new fishing season in 2018!


View Website:




Tide Charts: – for  BC Coast:





Sat March 17/18  4:50am



[wildsalmonpeople]  Washington State votes to phase out Atlantic salmon farms!!


Hello: Finally, good news!  Washington State is the first government anywhere, to legislate removal of Atlantic salmon farming from a region of our oceans.


It was a tough fight, with last minute desperate theatrics to stop the bill


I have released a new 5 minute innovative film - behind-the-scenes on farm salmon science because, frankly it is hard to believe. The film is spreading rapidly. You can see it here:


We are getting closer to finally closing this disastrous chapter in our history, but for now the next generation of wild salmon leaving BC rivers face the same exposure to farm lice and disease and they really are in no condition to survive this.


Thank you for sticking with me on this!  Alexandra Morton



Mon January 15/18  5:12am


Friends of Morice Bulkley


[FOMB] Impacts of selenium pollution from coal mines


As most of you know there is proposal to re-open the Telkwa Coal Mine.  Residents have been meeting to discuss concerns about the project and in December formed a group called What Matters in our Valley.  The group is sponsoring an event on Monday,  January 15th.  Speaker Erin Sexton from the University of Colorado will be talking about the impacts of selenium pollution from coal mines on rivers and lakes.  The poster for the event is below.


If any of you would like to be on the mailing list for What Matters in our Valley and get notified of future meetings of the group, please let me know:

Pat Moss  




 Sat March 17/18  4:55am



Province investigating after allegations CN Rail improperly used herbicide

- CN says its also reviewing vegetation control plan on rail line between Terrace and Prince Rupert


For the Full story cast on this link:



 Sat March 17/18  4:50am



[wildsalmonpeople] Salmon Occupied by First Nations - They have had enough


Hello: There have been a lot of developments in the past few weeks in the effort to protect wild salmon from salmon farms! 


Read on, a wild salmon will thank you for it...


Alexandra Morton



Sat October 7/17  6:49am


            Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition


Pink salmon have made it most of the way up the Skeena and tributaries. Did you know Pink Salmon are a major nitrogen fertilizer for our forests? You can actually look at growth rings in a tree to see which years were abundant salmon years! More fish = healthier forests. This amazing photo capture by Mel McPherson of Random Acts of Travel on the Kispiox River.


Mon August 14/17  5:49am


Alexandra Morton reports:

Hello, A quick blog to let you know on this day when thousands of scientists are becoming activists around the world, that I am still here, still fighting for wild salmon.


Opposition to my work escalates as we move closer to the truth and I have learned to work quietly.


However, here is a brief update and thanks to all of you, alex



 Sat March 17/18  4:48am


PLEASE cast on this link to donate:

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


Cast on this link to read a summary of NEWS items up to March 14, 2018



Fri Dec 23/16  6:29am

Salmon Strongholds: Skeena River

The Skeena is a globally important wild salmon stronghold and Canada’s second largest wild salmon river. Home to some of the largest Chinook and steelhead ever recorded, the river’s combined tribal, recreational, and commercial fishing economy is worth $110 million a year. The river and its salmon form the cultural and social bedrock of the place, where fishing is a near-universal way of life and First Nations have been celebrating and eating salmon for 5,000 years. More… Cast here to watch 2:43 minute YouTube video.



Thu Oct 20/16  6:29am

Northwest Coast Energy News - from Robin Rowland


Study confirms Salmon major part of First Nations culture during last Ice Age.

11,800 years ago


The Ice age First Nations in the interior of Alaska relied more heavily on salmon and freshwater fish in their diets than previously thought, according to a new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

First Nations of the Pacific Coast have always recognized the value of the salmon. Archaeologists have used new techniques to date the remains of salmon found in hearths back more than 11,000 years. The results now offer a more complex picture of Alaska’s ice age residents, who were previously thought to have a diet dominated by terrestrial mammals such as mammoths, bison and elk.


Cast on this link to read the full story.


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:


Rob Brown blog:

Rob Brown Welcome:


Cast on PDF link to read article:

Thu January 18/18   5:10am

Rob Brown latest story January 11, 2018 titled:

A dark hike, and no bites angling Mini Canyon

can be viewed by casting on this link and going to page 18 on e-editions


Sat December 23/17  5:10am

Rob Brown story December 13, 2017 titled:

A fishing guides woes on the Skeena River

can be viewed by casting on this link and going to page 22:


Thu November 30/17  6:10am

Rob Brown story November 23, 2017 titled:

Hunting the steelhead on Halloween Part 2

can be viewed by casting on this link and going to page 23:


Wed November 22/17  6:10am

Rob Brown story November 16, 2017 titled:

Hunting the steelhead on Halloween

can be viewed by casting on this link and going to page 16:


Thu November 16/17  6:10am

Rob Brown story November 9, 2017 titled:

Recalling a fall 2002 steelhead hooked in Lakelse River

can be viewed by casting on this link and going to page 24:


Mon November 13/17  6:10am

Pesticides another hitch against CN Rail


Fri October 27/17  5:47am

Contemplative Creek: Remembering Bruce Hill


Fri October 20/17  5:47am

Our sad impact on fish, bears


Thu October 12/17  5:47am

Economic drivers fuel the fires and bad air


Fri September 22/17  5:47am

Ripple rock: Case against Christy Clark, lock her up


Wed September 13/17  5:47am

Ripple rock 7: Stalking that first catch


Thu September 7/17  5:47am

Ripple rock 6


(SSBC) The Steelhead Society of BC:



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:


NEW FaceBook page link here:



 Fri March 16/18  4:47am

Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube:

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:


Kind of like: Fishing videos until you drop!




Want rates for sponsorship?  Just click here

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

  • 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  

$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: 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:

2017 BC Tidal and non tidal waters

Effective April 1, 2017


2017 BC Freshwater (Provincial) Fishing Regulations Synopsis:

Effective April 1, 2017


Market Place:


Sat March 17/18  4:46am

For Sale 


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



For Sale 



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 for more info


For Sale


West Coast of Vancouver Islands, BC

Rogers Fishing Lodge


   Sat March 17/18              4:45am






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


Please contact Noel Gyger if you are interested.



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:


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".


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