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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

(Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert)

 

Last update was Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:22am

 

Sunrise 5:15am Sunset 9:46pm

Weather Reports via  website  for Terrace BC

Wind: SW 13km Partly cloudy (+12 degrees C )

Weather Reports via telephone:

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

Smithers: 250-847-1958

 

BOOKING NOW for:

- 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

- 2018 Sturgeon guided fishing in lower mainland of BC

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

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Mandi 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.

 

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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  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.

 

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

Snow pac near Terrace BC May 19, 2018. Looking GOOD, not much left :-)


 

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. 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: http://www.noelgyger.ca/how-to-release-fish.htm Update: We would like to WELCOME Best Lure co as a NEW sponsor. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: To read the 2018 DFO Salmon Outlook, see News Bulletin section. 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: DFO Notice: FN0249-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon), see News Bulletin section.

 

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: We would like to Welcome  Gemma's Boutique of Terrace BC as NEW sponsor, see Gemma's Boutique section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent a detailed report of this years guiding season, see Kitimat River section. Update: Are you interested to book a Sturgeon guided fishing trip?, see Lower mainland BC Sportfishing section. Update: Michael Herzberg sent two pics of Extreme DANGER on the Kitimat River drift, see Kitimat River section. Update: FOR SALE Skeena River property with cabin, see Market Place section. Update: Carl J. Reibin gave us a "heads-up" if you plan to travel the Copper River road, see Zymoetz (Copper) River section. Update: from Bruno Belanger, see Gemma's Boutique section. Update: NEW Top Photo posted May 1, 2018. Update: just posted FULL month of April  2018, to read ALL PAST Fishing Reports Cast on this link. Update: To read ALL of Mandi Campbell Buck's fishing reports, the full month of April 2018 is now posted, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Radley Park Boat Launch CLOSURE, see Kitimat River & Douglas Channel section. Update: from Bruno Belanger just arrived at Gemmas embroidered men's shirt in all sizes and crest, see Gemma's Boutique section. Update: from Bruno Belanger at Gemmas with Mother's Day specials and enters a DRAW, see Gemma's Boutique section. Update: Skeena Waters Fly Shop has a Special Offer for Mothers Day, see Skeena Waters Fly Shop section. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck reports on the poor fishing water condition, but says, don't give up we got lots of options, see Kalum River section. Update: For the latest DFO Salmon opening and closures, see Skeena River section. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck posted two river scenic pics, see Skeena River section. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck posted  a pic and 17 sec. MOV video clip showing water condition, see Skeena River section. Update: just posted a Lake pic taken by Lisa Buck, see Lakelse Lake section. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck posted  2 pics and 8 sec. MOV video clip showing water condition, see Zymoetz (Copper) River section. Update: Pat Moss of FOMB invites all to a Conservation event, see Conservation 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: Skeena Waters Fly Shop deals: Get 20% off on our Columbia Sportware collection, Aquaz Waders, Guideline Jackets, Victorinox Swiss Tool. Offer is valid from May 22 to May 26, see Skeena Waters Fly Fishing section. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck went lake fishing and posted 7 pics and report, see Ross Lake section. Update: water condition pic, see Kalum River section. Update: Mountain "snow pac" pic as of May 19th, see above. Update: Mandi Campbell Buck going lake fishing and posted 1 pic and explains what to use for fly and spin, see Dragon Lake section. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to May 23rd, see Conservation section. Update: to receive the May 31st, 2018 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. 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.


 

      

 

 

 

 

Cast on this link for Current Highway Conditions

 


 

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.

 

Thu May 24/18  4:22am

River high and very dirty. Some Steelhead are being caught but we need cleaner water. Lots of local Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char. Both fly and spin are working well. Guides have been doing well, they know the tricks, many of them have years and years of fishing this water and will do an excellent job for you. Chinook will start coming in April. Stay tuned...lots of options of where you can fish, guided or not. 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...

 

As of May 3, 2018 cast on link to read latest opening and closures for Salmon fishing:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/fresh-douce/region6-eng.html

 

Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Tuesday May 15/18 8:44am

Skeena River Water condition:

The Skeena River is very high and dirty. It is NOT fishable anywhere at this time. The good news is, with this warmer weather, the snow melt is really extensive. Most of the snow should be off the mountains by first week July and even if we get more very hot weather then, the river will stay in shape and fishing conditions should be excellent. Cast on the link to watch a 17 second video: http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/skeena-river-may-15_2018.MOV

 

Time to get out for some guided spring Steelhead fishing on the Skeena (plus tribs), Kalum and Kitimat Rivers...Oh...and some coastal rivers. The variety of river we offer are AMAZING. Jet Boat and Drift Boats are ready. Contact me anytime for all  information and prices etc and...send me a pic of your catch.

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Saturday May 10/18 8:09am

Hope you enjoy the scenic shots:

 

Time to get out for some guided spring Steelhead fishing on the Skeena (plus tribs), Kalum and Kitimat Rivers...Oh...and some coastal rivers. The variety of river we offer are AMAZING. Jet Boat and Drift Boats are ready. Contact me anytime for all  information and prices etc and...send me a pic of your catch.

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

Follow me on:

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Website: http://bcsportfishingguides.ca/ 
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Cell: 250-922-5546

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Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery

 

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:

 

Thu May 24/18  4:22am

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!


Guest Posts:

 

Thu May 24/18  4:22am

 

 

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

 

Thu May 24/18  4:22am

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 read more...

Fishing will keep you stress-free read more...

You can socialize with family and friends read more...

Fishing will improve your dexterity and concentration read more...

 

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

 

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/Why-Fishing-is-Good-for-Your-Health-jun-6_2017.PDF

 


 

Guest Photo and Captions:

 

Thu May 24/18  4:21am

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

 

Thu May 24/18  4:21am

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.

 

Thu May 24/18 4:21am

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


 

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  

 


 

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

Website: https://www.skeenawatersflyshop.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flyaddicted/?pnref=story

 

Fly Shop Specials:

Posted:  May 18, 2018

Get 20% off on our Columbia Sportware collection, Aquaz Waders, Guideline Jackets, Victorinox Swiss Tool. Offer is valid from May 22 to May 26.

 

Posted:  April 10, 2018

New - Hardy Cascapedia Heritage fly reel:


Gemma's Boutique

 

Bath, Kitchen, Souvenirs, Gift and Bedding E-mail: gemmas@citywest.ca

250-635-4086 Toll Free 1-800-563-4362 – 4627 Lakelse Avenue Terrace BC V8G 1P9

 

http://gemmasgift.ca

https://loveterrace.com

https://www.facebook.com/GemmasBoutique

 

UPDATE: May 19, 2018

 

UPDATE: May 6, 2018

 

UPDATE: May 4, 2018

 

UPDATE: May 3, 2018

 

 

UPDATE: May 2, 2018

 

 


 

Best Lure co

                     https://bestlure.ca/

 

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.

 

Updates:

February 2, 2017

 

 

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

 

Check their FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/bestlureco/

 


Eco Tours:

 

To VIEW webpage please click on pic

We can custom design tours to suite your interests.

Skeena Wilderness Fishing Charters

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


 

Kitimat Lodge

 

 

Thu May 24/18   4:21am

                                                     NEWS for 2018

 

WATCH the latest video from Kitimat Lodge.

 

To watch the video cast on photo or link below:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Kalum River:

Thu May 24/18  4:21am

Steelhead fishing is good! Chinook will be coming in soon got to through em back. Check out this story I wrote, many years ago now but still relevant: May 2nd on the Kalum – by Noel Gyger  Guiding starts 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. Chinook will start coming in soon, just need a bump of higher water to bring em in. Hay, they catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Both fish will have to be caught and released "keep-em-wet"....but like April Vokey says, in her latest video, you don't have kill them to have a good hunt.

 

Kalum River as of May 19, 2018. High but very clean.

 

  Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Wednesday May 9/18 5:42pm

Poor water conditions now but we never give up...many places to fish in our beautiful, wonderful area and for many species, Salmon and Trout. Come and get em :-) !!

As the rivers rise, and amid closures of salmon in the areas 1-6 to help bring numbers back, I get ready tie flies and wash out drift boat, to hit the wonderful lakes in the area, first hit will be at Ross lake, stocked with brook trout and rainbows. There are plenty of options and even some Fantastic Eco Tours to explore here in this beautiful area. Caution around all rivers as the banks become unstable and unsafe; looking forward to the hot weather this weekend. 

 

There are still some guiding dates open if you want to get out with the BEST fishing guide contact me mandi@noelgyger.ca anytime for all the info.

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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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

 

Dragon Lake:

Thu May 24/18  12:01pm

Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Wed May 23/18 at 12:01pm

So I prepare once again to head to yet another lake in our beautiful area .. Dragon lake: 

Very much fun to be had here. Dragon Lake is a medium-size lake located in the Nass Valley north of Terrace. Rainbow trout are a popular sport fish in this lake and are prized by fly fishers. Dragon Lake is known for producing large wild-stock rainbow trout. The fishing is normally good year-round, and in the summer, the best times for fishing are going to be earlier and later in the day, in part because heat can stress the fish, and also because the recreational activities can make fishing more challenging.

Fly fishers can try wet or dry flies when going after the rainbows. For wet flies, try Muddler Minnows, Chironomids, Dragonfly patterns and Leeches, all using a sinking line. For dry flies, try a Mayfly or Mosquito pattern along the edge of weedbeds. For ALL your fly fishing supplies, and even rentals, check out Skeena Waters Fly Shop in Terrace, BC.

Lure fishers can try small spinners, such as Blue Foxes, Panther Martins and Mepps - but keep the hooks small. No special restrictions apply to this lake but make sure to consult the B.C. Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for the regional and provincial guidelines. Please remember that Dragon Lake is in bear country—both grizzly and black. Everyone should use caution when fishing this and other remote lakes and bring along bear bangers and spray. Wishing you GOOD fishing, until next time for the next adventure! Stay tuned...

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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Ross Lake:

Thu May 24/18  4:21am

 

Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Sat May 19/18 at 8:14am

One of our many, many beautiful lakes:

Very nice trout and rainbows here at beautiful Ross lake (non motorized only). Stayed a few days at a very nice hotel nearby, a place that we were able to park with the drift boat very nice picnic tables .. we fished some chronomids and leeches also spinners and trolled some Dick nights. Managed to find a huge rainbow on a spinner ... a lot of fun to be had here. For ALL your fly fishing supplies, and even rentals, check out Skeena Waters Fly Shop in Terrace, BC. Told you I was going lake fishing! Wishing you GOOD fishing, until next time for the next adventure! Stay tuned...

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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Lakelse Lake:

Thu May 24/18  4:21am

 

Time to go lake fishing when the rivers are high and dirty. Photo by Lisa Buck.

 

Lakelse River:

Sat April 28/18   4:21am 

 

Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Sun March 25/18 11:44am

          Wild doe Steelhead "keep-em-wet" this time in a soft-mesh net, then quick release.

 

Went to the Lakelse River yesterday but was a little bit too coloured up to fish. This river is one of my favourites. This time of year the Steelhead fishing can be outstanding for both fly and spin. Please keep in mind they will be spawning soon so if you land one please “keep-em-wet” and release quickly. For ALL your fly fishing needs visit Skeena Waters Fly Shop in Terrace BC. Regulations: effective April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2019: Angling prohibited for non-guided resident aliens from the outlet of Lakelse Lake to the power line crossing located 3.5km upstream of the Lakelse River mouth, all year. Fly fishing only between Lakelse Lake and CNR Bridge Mar 1-May31. Bait ban, no power boats. Note: The mouth of the river is designated by signs 1.7km downstream of Lakelse River logging Road Bridge. Class 1 water all year. Steelhead Stamp mandatory Sept 1-May 31. Wishing you GOOD fishing, until next time for the next adventure! Stay tuned...

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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Zymoetz (Copper) River:

Thu May 24/18  4:21am

River is very high and dirty. Kalum is the only clean river. 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.

 

Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Wed May 16/18 at 8:49am

Zymoetz (Copper) River water condition:

Very poor water conditions now but we never give up; many places to fish in our beautiful, wonderful area and for many species, Salmon, Trout and Dolly Varden Char. Try our many lakes and/or ocean out of Kitimat (Douglas Channel) or Prince Rupert. Come and get em :-) !!

Cast on link below to watch 8 second video:

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/copper-may-16_2018.MOV

 

Wishing you GOOD fishing, until next time for the next adventure! I am headed for the lakes. Stay tuned for that report...

 

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Plan to travel up the Copper River Road? See notice below:

 

 

A BIG Thank You goes to Carl J. Reibin for posting this on this FaceBook

 

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 River & Douglas Channel:

 

Thu May 24/18   4:21am 

 

 

Thu May 24/18   4:21am

 

DANGER -  please be careful !!!!!!!

 

Hi Noel, hope all is well with you.  I walked down from the Kitimat River highway bridge this morning.  There is a bad logjam approximately 1 km downstream from the park.  River channel is completely blocked.  As you drift down from the park, the river channel narrows above a blind corner.  Just below this corner, a cottonwood has fallen across the river.  100m below the cottonwood is the logjam.

 

 

 

Thank you Michael Herzberg, so very much,  for sending this NOTICE of extreme danger on the Kitimat River drifts. You are a HERO Mike! You are the BEST!  Noel Gyger

 


 

Thu May 24/18   4:21am 

 

Kitimat River; water is coming up should bring in lots of spring Steelhead. Lots of local Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char available.

 

Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Wed April 18/18 7:41am

Steelhead update, weather and fishing forecast:

 

The next few days will be a bit rainy, the rivers will colour and come up a bit Steelhead fishing was also quite good this week according to many anglers who were out ,catching beauty steelhead, some 10-20lbs have been caught and released . Keep an eye on the hydrograph because it can rise and conditions can change very fast. Once it settles down again, good steelhead fishing can be expected. This time of the year, because of the presence of salmon fry, these steelhead can in fact be preying on them. Very much looking forward to much sunnier warmer weather coming next week and on into the May.

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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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

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 


Bulkley River:

 

Thu May 24/18  4:57am

 

River is very, high and flooding is happening... Please be careful.

 


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.

 

Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Mon March 26/18 8:25am

 

Prince Rupert is my hometown and it is internationally known for its amazing salt water fishing .. The waters around Prince Rupert are brimming with life. You can fish all five species of Salmon and halibut, ling cod, rock fish, Dungeness crab, prawns and shrimp .. The weather is rather warm here Spring is in the air and along with spring comes rain .. a very rainy week ahead. If your hunting the mighty Spring salmon best time to go is May - late June , Pinks and Coho’s late June through September. Halibut is available as well, constant changes with fishing regulations so be sure to check regs before all fishing.

Yours sincerely, Mandi Campbell Buck

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Lower mainland BC Sportfishing:

 

Thu May 24/18  4:57am

 

Are you interested to book a guided Sturgeon fishing trip in the lower mainland of British Columbia Canada? Is YES please contact Mandi Campbell Buck: mandi@noelgyger.ca

 


 

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/

 


 

Thu May 24/18  4:57am

 

 

RECREATIONAL - General Information,
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
 
Subject: FN0249-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)  
Rockfish and Lingcod: Coast-wide Management Measures
- daily limits and close times - in effect starting April 1, 2018
 
Effective April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, the following recreational daily 
limits and close times apply to Rockfish and Lingcod in North and South Coast 
waters as described.  These management measures are required to reduce fishing 
impacts on rockfish in general and identified rockfish species of concern.
 
North Coast:
Areas: 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142
Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3), only one (1) of which 
may be a Quillback rockfish, a Tiger rockfish, or a China rockfish; there is 
zero (0) retention for Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish; lingcod - two (2).
Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)
 

Thu May 24/18   4:20am

 

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

 


 

Thu May 24/18   4:20am

 

 

Cast on this link to read the 2018 DFO Salmon Outlook

 


Thu May 24/18   4:20am

 

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)

E-mail: jenn@bestlure.ca

Website: www.bestlure.ca

 


 

Recent Top Photos:

 

 April 1, 2018. LOOKING FORWARD to April and May when the BIG Chinook (King) Salmon start showing up in our many rivers. Here is Mandi Campbell Buck 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! 

 

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! 

 

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! 

 


 

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

 


 

FISHING REPORTS - Coming soon for 2018

    


 

Conservation:

Thu May 24/18  4:20am

 

                       

 

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/

 


 

Thu May 24/18  4:20am

 

On Tuesday, May 29th, there will be a showing of the film UpRivers followed by speaker Jacinda Mack who was impacted by the Mount Polley mine disaster.  The event will be held at Northwest Community College from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

 

UpRivers is a documentary about two watersheds and the communities that depend on them in the face of a mining boom presently underway in British Columbia. It is the story of two rivers; a wild river that has been deeply wounded, and another river, as yet untouched, but at risk of the same fate. These two stories are one story, a story woven together with threads of salmon, community, watershed, tradition and resistance against degradation and disunity.


For more information, see: http://standforwater.org

 


 

Thu May 24/18 4:20am

 

[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:

 

Alexandramorton.typepad.com

 

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


 

Thu May 24/18  4:18am

 

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 to May 23rd, 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 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

https://www.terracestandard.com/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:

https://www.terracestandard.com/e-editions/?iid=i20171214041932712

 

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:

http://www.terracestandard.com/e-editions/?iid=i20171123041710359

 

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:

http://www.terracestandard.com/e-editions/?iid=i20171116041631277

 


 

(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

 


 

Thu May 24/18  4:17am

 

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

 


Market Place:

 

Thu May 24/18  4:16am

FOR SALE

Skeena Riverside cabin and property

10 acres - 6km east of Terrace - 1140 sq. ft. with loft - white pine log - 2 bedroom - 1- 3 piece bathroom - wood heat - loft sleeps 6 - Located on unclassified river -20' c-can for storage -10x16 wood shed - propane stove, fridge and hot water on demand - Remote start Generator - Rainwater collection system - 70' from river on gated private island with vehicle access - everything included from dishes to fishing rods  - $469,000

Contact: Tony Kafer kafer.tony@gmail.com 

View many pics through Google. Click on the pic above.

 


 

Thu May 24/18  4:16am

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

 

   Thu May 24/18              4:15am

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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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