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Top Photo: August 22, 2016. Pic and caption from Michael Herzberg. "Ayla and I drifted the Kitimat River this morning (August 17th). Still a little early for good coho fishing, but we hooked and landed two nice ones. The first coho she's ever caught." 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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Last update was Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:09am

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Wind: NW 3km/h Partly cloudy (+17 degrees C) Chum and Coho are coming in the Kitimat. Sockeye at Ferry Island. Summer-run Steelhead, ocean fresh Coho and Pinks coming in the Skeena River.. 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.

 

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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: NEW Ad posted on the website for Mario http://www.mvcc2.com who can solve ALL your computer issues local and worldwide. Update: 2016-17 booking trips for Skeena River. Update: Tracey Hittel of

Kitimat Lodge sent an eight minute Video collage created with some amazing fishing pictures from 2014!, see Kitimat Lodge section for the link. Update: as of Feb. 27th noelgyger.ca fishing video clips on YouTube have received 843,379 views, see Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube section.  Update: We would like to WELCOME Pure Fishing onboard, they are now the official, exclusive sponsor of this fishing report.

 

Today's updates:  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. Update: Noel Gyger fishing videos on YouTube total views as of July

3 were 856,557. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent Video link so you all can watch their "2015 Season Review", see Kitimat Lodge section just below the Skeena River section.  Update: FOR SALE beautiful river front Trout Creek property and house - Smithers BC, see Market Place section below. Update: DFO Preliminary 2016 Salmon Outlook is in two PDF documents, for links to these documents see News Bulletin section. Update: FOR SALE House in Rosswood BC Fishermen's paradise, 35k outside Terrace, see Market Place section. Update: Started posting 2016 stats from the Tyee Test Fishery for our beloved Salmon and Steelhead, see Skeena River section. Update: FOR SALE house and property on 10 acres in Old Remo, just outside of Terrace BC within walking distance to the Skeena River for FISHING, see Market Place section. Update: Connor Sabo reporting July 31st, 2016 7:30am, see Skeena River section. Update: lots of action at Terrace's two boat launches, see two pics in the Skeena River section. Update: Connor Sabo reporting August 6th, 2016 7:30am, see Skeena River section. Update: for Skeena River. Update: Full month of July 2016 Fishing Reports are posted now, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Connor Sabo reporting August 13th, 2016 5:43pm (Connor added more pic and text today), see Skeena River section. Update: WELCOME to the 29th Kitimat Fishing Derby, see Kitimat River section. Update: Connor Sabo reporting August 16th, 2016 2:12pm, see Skeena River section. Update: See the *New Trendline* in the Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery graphs below. Update: Mike Herzberg gave us permission to post pic of Ayla's first Coho she ever landed, see Kitimat River section. Update: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters sent pics and fishing report (August 8 - August 18) for Kitimat River and Douglas Channel, see Kitimat River & Douglas Channel section. Update: Alice Belina send pic of fishermen at Terrace BC Ferry Island, see Skeena River section. Update: Connor Sabo reporting August 21st, 2016 2:12pm, see Skeena River section. Update: Tim Moser sent pic and caption, "Saw this online, kind of a fun one.  Dierks Bentley (country singer) and Peyton Manning (NFL quarterback ) were here last week at Komaham.", see Skeena River section. Update: NEW Top Photo posted August 22nd. Update: current water conditions on the Kitimat River, see Kitimat River section. Update: NEW condition pics August 23rd for Skeena, Copper and Kalum River. Update: Victor and Nicky Lopes from England sent us pics of their Skeena River Steelhead and Coho, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: Rob Brown latest story titled "Retro rod 11", see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler section. Update: to receive the September 1st, 2016 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: Oscars Fly & Tackle Shop in Smithers BC reports on Babine Lake and Morice/Bulkley River, Babine River and Kispiox River see Oscars Fly &Tackle Shop section below PLUS reports on Skeena and Kitimat River. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to August 25th, see Conservation 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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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.

 

Oscar’s Source for Sports Fishing Report for August 25th:

Fishing has been decent but we are in need of some cooler weather and more water. Copper River is blown out and the Skeena is a bit coloured below that, but in great shape above the Copper. Still quite a few Sockeye being caught, some big Coho, and some beauty Steelhead! Just a reminder that Skeena 4 is both Classified and Steelhead Stamp mandatory as of July 1.

 

Pic and caption courtesy of Tim Moser, "Saw this online, kind of a fun one.  Dierks Bentley (country singer) and Peyton Manning (NFL quarterback ) were here last week at Komaham."

 

Ferry Island in Terrace BC is one of the "hot-spots" to fish for Sockeye, Steelhead and Coho with easy access. Pic from around August 20th and courtesy of Alice Belina.

 

Kitsumkalum Band Boat Launch. West side of Kalum River - July 31, 2016

 

Fishermen's Park Boat Launch - East side of Kalum River - July 31, 2016

 

Both ramps here in Terrace BC are very, very busy this time year; lots of excited fishermen!

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Skeena River - July 31, 2016 7:30am

First day back out fishing in 3 weeks and first time with the spey rod as well.. didn't take very long to limit out!! Released so many more!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steelhead

 

 

 

                                                                   Sockeye

 

See you on the water soon! More reports to come on other rivers and oceans too, please

stay tuned...

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Skeena River - August 6, 2016 3:05pm

I had a GREAT time fly fishing the Skeena River this weekend August 6 and 7th. The water is in GREAT shape and the weather is perfect. Some would say too hot but not me. I love it!

Skeena River sockeye fishery is 2nd to none. The fish are all covered in Sea Lice which means they are just fresh out of the ocean. It takes about three days in freshwater for all the Sea Lice to fall off.

 

I was fishing with a Pieroway - metal detector - 12' -510gr with a 20 foot Skagit shooting head with 12 foot of lc13.

 

A few pics below, hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Skeena River - August 13, 2016 5:43pm

Well today was a good day with my buddy Paco. . As he slept on the beach I was out in the water hooking fish left, right and center.. I got my limit In salmon and also managed to hook and land my biggest steelhead to date all by myself well fighting it in between anchor lines.. my camera was 150 yards upstream where I hooked the fish.. so I was not able to get any with mine, but luckily there was a guy that took some photos for me.. I'm just hoping he actually sends them!!

Stay tuned, if the pics come in I will post them below. The pics came in, they are posted below:

 Good luck and good fishing to all of you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My big steelhead I got yesterday August 6; I've hooked bigger but haven't had the pleasure of landing them; the pictures don't do it justice!! We all guessed 22- pounds

                                    Chum                                                      Sockeye

Justin Keeler, the fish slayer…first time on a fly rod; spey and single hander and he knocked it outta the park!

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Skeena River - August 16, 2016 2:12pm

Another GREAT DAY Fishing the mighty Skeena. Skeena is the second largest in British Columbia, the largest being the Fraser River.

Weather and water "perfect"!

Fishing is good on the Skeena!! Sockeye numbers definitely seemed lower today although Coho seemed to jump up and are starting to gain size. I even got a couple nice steelheads!!

Absolutely no crowds, lots of room for everyone.

 

Note from Noel, "Connor you need to be congratulated for always using the very best, gentle "catch and release" technique. Well done sir!"

 

Sea Lice screaming Hogg!  I was fishing with my trusty Pieroway - metal detector - 12' -510gr with a 20 foot Skagit shooting head with 12 foot of lc13. Serves me well!

 

The most beautiful river in the world. YES, there is my Fish-Rite boat in the picture.

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Skeena River - August 21, 2016 2:12pm

Noel posted this report today August 21st but I was actually fishing on Saturday August 20th.

Skeena continues to be low and the colour is not too bad; its kind of starting to get that glacial green colour similar to the Kalum River. Since the snow left in the mountains is dirty it colours up the water.

We decided to give the fly rods a rest and picked up our plunking rods, results were still pretty good :-) I like my Trophy XL matched with Ambassduer 7000i Perfect combo for plunking success...

 

 

 

                        Small Steelhead                                                                 Coho

                                    Chum                                    Very gentle release of the Steelhead :-)

See you on the water soon! More reports to come on other rivers and oceans too, please

stay tuned...

 

Skeena River conditions near Terrace BC as of August 23rd.

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:40am

DFO Regulation: Skeena River Chinook fishing closed August 7th in a section from Lakelse River mouth upstream to the Skeena River Overpass (New Hwy Bridge) at Ferry Island. Chinook are still available outside this zone. Sockeye fishing has been pretty good at Ferry Island and other spots on the Skeena. Summer run Steelhead and ocean fresh Coho and Pinks are moving up now. I have a report of some good catches at China bar and a few other hot spots. One has to know where and "how to fish" these hot-spots, I highly recommend you book with a fishing guide.

 

Kyle Alton from Terrace BC sent these two pics of his latest Chinook (King) Salmon catches on the Skeena and Kalum Rivers this spring. Nice to see these early run fish coming in. Kyle explained both fish were released after these very, very quick pics. Thank you Kyle!

 

Guest Photo and Captions:

 

 

Pic on top is Victor Lopes with a bright Skeena River summer-run Steelhead. Below is his wife Nicky Lopes with a fresh Skeena River Coho. I believe both fish were caught fly fishing on the same day. Victor and Nicky are from England. This was their first time fishing here. Victor kept telling me he already landed 6 Steelhead and he was "blown away" by that success. Just for the record they also caught numerous Sockeye. They were guests of Ray Barker-smith and Dr. Marlene White. Nicky is Ray's daughter and Victor is his son-in-law. They tell me they really, really enjoyed their fishing experience and Canadian hospitality!

 

We would like to thank Mike Bond for sending this pic and caption: "Hey Noel thanks for getting back so quick, I have attached a photo of my first ever steelhead from the Skeena last year was told it would go around 24lbs. What a fight!"

 

 

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2016:

 

Sockeye Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chinook Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Steelhead Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Coho Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Pink Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chum Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 

Cast here to view 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Tyee Test Fishery numbers.

 


 

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

http://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html?type=realTime&stn=08EF001

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

For PAST years of the Tyee Test Fishery numbers cast on this link.

 

For PAST years DFO Salmon and Steelhead predictions cast on this link.

 


 

Pure Fishing:

 

 

Updates:

 

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!

 


 

Kitimat Lodge

 

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:39am

 

 

Nice Rockfish and 3 Halibut landed in the Douglas Channel yesterday June 1st

 

Thu June 2/16  6:07am

 

  

Kitimat Lodge Spring Steelhead tidbits from 2016

Video to follow...

We are NOW booking for May-June Kitimat Chinook Salmon and Saltwater Halibut. July - October Skeena Steelhead Fly Fishing and many, many or single anglers, more fishing excursions for groups. Please contact us soon to confirm your spot :-)

 

Mon May 9/16 6:03am

 

 

Here is Chris Paul. He sent us a few pics of his Steelhead catch while he was being guided

by Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge this spring. As you can see he had a good time. If you would like to book for catches like this please let us know. There is still time!

 

REVIEW 2015 Was a Stellar Year for Fishing

 

Hello Friends, we at Kitimat Lodge thought it was an incredible year here, but this Video shows you just how fabulous it really was!  https://vimeo.com/151589262

 

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!

http://kitimatlodge.com

 

Tight Lines,

Tracey Hittel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Seasons Greetings Kitimat Lodge

 

A Warm Fire And A Hot Steelhead!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these pictures of a happy 75 year old Gert! Travelling from Denmark was worth

the trip as he connected with this Skeena Steelhead.

 

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

 

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

 

Hot Steelhead Flyfishing on the Skeena River, deep in the foothills of the mountains along

the North Coast of British Columbia.

   

Tight Lines,

 

Tracey John Hittel

Kitimat Lodge and Steelhead Heaven

Kitimat, BC Canada

 

250-632-6677 Lodge

 

250-632-5666 Fx.

250 632-9880 hm.

250 639-4277 cell.

 

tjhittel@telus.net

 

Kitimat Lodge fishing report

October Steelhead Fishing 2015

 

October Produces Some Of The Best Catches!

 

Check out the great photos we just added to the site!

 

Steelhead Dreaming - Fly Fishing The Skeena

 

 

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

 

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Kevin Thingvold Family Skeena River Chinook
held by Gord McKean

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.

 

    http://kitimatlodge.com/pro-angling-guide-gord-mckean-with-skeena-river-chinook/

 

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.

 

 http://kitimatlodge.com/chum-salmon-on-the-fly-july-27-fishing-report/

 

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.

 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 - don't be disappointed:

 

Tracey John Hittel
Kitimat BC Canada
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Kalum River:

Fri Aug 26/16  5:39am

Photo from August 23rd.

 

Water high but in good shape. The past high water may have brought in the first Chinook (King) Salmon of the year...and you will then have a chance to catch both Steelhead and Chinook  on the same day :-) WOW it does not get any better than this! Guiding, by regulation, started April 1st. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local angler Kyle Alton has been doing well landing early Chinook (King) Salmon on both Skeena and Kalum Rivers. Hope you enjoy this pic...

 

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:

 

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

                                                    

Lakelse River Bridge:

Sun July 10/16  5:38am

This is one of the most popular fishing spots in Terrace. Used to be sign on the bridge No Fishing off the Bridge but many people were. I heard a Chinook was landed early this morning. My good friend the late Lester Bryant used to say the fish will be here when the cotton wood flies. The cotton wood is flying now. He would also say this fishing spot

should be for people over 65 and kids under 6 only. Wise words, we think. Another

gentleman I fondly remember is the late Bill Buck. Bill and his family were the unofficial caretakers of the forestry campsite. Then there was the late Casey (who had to be first on

the bridge early morning) would often comment "ridiculous" to just about everything. Sometimes, beer, wine and singing in the late afternoon. Did I say it was fun times? Answer YES and my wish...that it continue forever...as long the salmon keep coming it will be so.

 

CAMPING: There is a rough forestry campsite close to the bridge. When my kids were

young we camped there often. We have many fond memories. Met some wonderful people there too. Tip: Fishing off the bridge with a Marabou jig is the most popular, so is a Hot Shot or KwikFish plug.

 

FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY: Please get off the bridge when large trucks and equipment are crossing. This bridge has a wide deck sitting on a central pair of girders, and is designed to have the load travel the centre of the bridge. When a truck has to move over because someone didn't want to get out of their lawn chair it endangers everyone on the bridge by putting the load off-centre. In some cases, especially lowbeds with excavators etc on them

are too wide to pass without people moving. Thank you.

 

Zymoetz (Copper) River:

Fri Aug 26/16  5:38am

 

Copper river (lower section near Hwy 16 bridge) condition as of August 23rd

 

Water is dirty. Steelhead coming soon. 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

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:

http://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html?type=realTime&stn=08EF005

 

Kitimat River & Douglas Channel:

 

Oscar’s Source for Sports Fishing Report for August 25th:

Fishing has been tough due to very low, clear waters. Rain is in the forecast so hopefully more Coho come through as the water bumps up.

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:11pm

The river dropped and fishing fair for Coho.

 

Pic courtesy Mike Herzberg. Mike was fishing with Ayla today (August 17th). They landed two Coho. Mike says, fishing was slow for this time of year but a few fish are moving in despite the low water conditions. Note from Noel, "thank you very much Mike for giving us permission to post this pic, very, very much appreciated. We just LOVE our Coho!"

 

 

Cast on this link for larger view....and did I say GOOD LUCK at the Derby?

 

Reliable Guide and Charters Fishing Report:

Kitimat River and Douglas Channel August  9 to August 18

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Guests of Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport fishing are proudly displaying their catch, for more details see report below (Aug. 15,16,17)

 

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Kitimat River

 

Aug 14

Marc Girard, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters Reports, "Had a Great day fly fishing on the Kitimat River with Tom Davis, lots of fresh pinks and a few chum, beautiful weather , good company.  It was an amazing day". Thank You using our Guide services Tom. Great Job Marc Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Marc please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

Aug 15

I had the pleasure of drifting the Kitimat River with Anita and Art Isaac.  Art and Anita are wonderful Christian folks who possess the Love of God and of Fishing. It was a lot of fun fishing with them.  May God Bless you both!

 

Aug 16

Richard Norman caught this nice Coho fishing at the Lower, lower Dike.  Congratulations Richard.  Richard landed this beauty but he lost 3 others.

 

 Aug 16

I had the pleasure of drifting the Kitimat River with Pastor Jerome and Pastor Daniel.  We caught a bunch of Pinks but both Pastor Jerome and Pastor Daniel wanted to catch a Coho.

There were a few prayers in the boat to catch a Coho.  The Power of Prayer and the Power of the Lord.  We were blessed to land a small Coho during our drift.

God Bless you both and it was a lot of fun fishing with you both. 

 

Aug 17

Joyce Brushett provided this photo and comment,  “Hey Ron check out my Coho!”.  There is a sense the pride in your comment and in your photo.  Well done!  Congratulations Joyce!

Joyce now holds the Brushett household record for the largest Chinook, largest Chum and now the largest Coho!  Wow!  It is going to be a long winter for your husband, Ron if he doesn’t get busy. : )

 

Aug 18 

James Scott. landed this beauty on the Ist Dike using a Gibbs Delta Blue scale Koho 45.  Scott wanted to catch a Coho before he had to go home and he accomplished this mission on the his last morning.  Your perseverance paid off.  Congratulations James!

 

Summary

Although there are a few bright PInks still being caught but the majority of the Pinks are in spawning colours.   Wow!  we had an exceptional Pink run this year.

Most anglers are now focusing their efforts on Coho.  The Kitimat River has been extremely low and continues to drop.  Some anglers are hoping for a little rain.

This is Kitimat so I think we need to be careful what we wish for....

The low river levels have caused most of the Coho to be caught during the early morning bite.  Even when the high tides are in the afternoon tides there are not a lot of Coho caught..  The most popular lures used to catch the early Coho are Koho 35 and 45 Blue and Copper.   In the deeper pools and cut banks, Pink and Chartreuse Jigs have been productive.

It is still early in the Coho fishery and it will get better with every rising tide but if the river stays low, you will need to get up early if you want to catch them.

 

Douglas Channel

 

Aug 2

In our last Fishing Report there was a photo posted in error.  This is the correct photo of Bergen and her father, Dave Lucas.  This was Bergen’s Halibut of a Lifetime and I wanted to be sure Bergen was recognised for her accomplishment.  Congratulations Bergen.

Dave, Bergen and Sulli Lucas were fishing with John from Blue Heron Charters.  Great Job John!

  

Aug 9

Todd from Nautical West Sport Fishing reports, “Guests from Invermere get hooked up good today with a fantastic day on the water!”  Wow “  I’ll say!  Congratulations everyone!

Great Job Skipper!

Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Todd, please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275

 

Aug 10

John from Blue Heron Charters provided these pictures: “Gary with the one halibut that did not escape ; Gary and Ingrid with their Coho Double Header; Kim with her Coho catch of the day;”

 

Aug 11

John from Blue Heron Charters fishing with Kevin Hubner and Chris Studiman.  Kevin is holding a 25lb Chinook and Chris is holding an impressive Coho.

Congratulations!  Kevin and Chris during their “Day Jobs” work for Big Rock Sports Distributors who distributes the finest Hunting and Fishing products on the market.  http://www.bigrocksports.ca/  Thank You for using our services.

 

 

Aug 12

John from Blue Heron Charters provided these photos and info,  “ Dave with the biggest Coho caught today and Kayla with the first of 6 Coho caught.”

Wow!  Congratulations everyone!  Well done John.

Anyone wishing to book a trip with John please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275

 

Aug 13

John from Blue Heron Charters fishing with his clients Randy, Carla, Thomas, Abigail and Lydia Kadatz produced these photos of their catch.  Congratulations everyone.  Great Job John. Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

Aug 13

Dan Lachapellle of Halibut Hound Charters comments, “Found the salmon”.  Wow!  You sure did!  Congratulations!

 

Aug 14

John from Blue Heron reports, “Fishing with Matt, Katrina and family; limited out on halibut and crab; two Coho caught later to top off the cooler.  Nicely done!  Congratulations everyone! Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

August 15,16,17

Photo of the week: Todd Haynes reports, “Guests from Alberta land their limit of Coho, Halibut and rockfish while on a 3 day trip with Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport Fishing.

Congratulations Everyone!  Well done!  I am sure there will be some salmon Barbecues and Fish and Chip dinners in the near future for these folks.

Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Todd and Larry please contact Ron at wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.


Aug 18

Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport Fishing reports, “ Guests from Slave Lake get hooked up with a cooler full of Coho salmon!”.  I’ll say!  They needed one big cooler to transport this catch.

Well done!  Congratulations everyone. 

Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Todd or Larry please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275

 

Summary:

Halibut fishing continues to be the highlight of the Douglas Channel fishing although there were a couple days when the bite went off.  It seems that when there is a strong Pink return

there is a few days that I refer to as the “Black hole for Halibut” when the Halibut bite goes off.  As you can see by the pictures in this report, the bites back on.

Coho fishing in the Douglas Channel varies depending on who you talk to.  Some boaters struggled to find Coho while others filled the coolers. I note that he anglers who found the Coho were in a better mood than the ones who didn’t. : ) The Coho are migrating to their spawning streams and river so they are a moving target.

Coho are starting to be caught in good numbers in the outer limits of the Kitimat Harbour.  We are expecting Coho to fill the Kitimat Harbour on day now.

 

We have had some cancellations which has created openings for Aug 30,31 and Sept 1st.  We also have quite a few open dates in September.  Anyone wishing to check off Halibut

from their bucket list, we have open dates to help you do this.

 

Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime for a Driftboat Trip down the Kitimat River or Jet boat Trip to the lower Kitimat or Skeena  or A Saltwater Charter out of Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact Ron wakita@telus.net  or call 250 632 1275

I hope you enjoyed the Fishing Report!

 

Good Health! and Good Fishing!

 

Sincerely

Ron Wakita

Reliable Guide and Charters
Booking Saltwater Charters out of Kitimat and Prince Rupert
Driftboat Trips on the Kitimat River
Jet Boat trips on the Kitimat, Skeena and other Rivers

Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle Van
Servicing the Kitimat River380 City Centre
Kitimat BC
V8C 1T6

ph, 250-632-1275 wakita@telus.net

    

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Full Angler Service

Freezer - We will freeze your fish for you

Fishing Licenses - fresh and salt water

Rod and Reel Rentals  -Wader Rentals - Rod and Reel Repairs

Pick up and delivery services available

Fishing Clinics and One on One Instruction

Fly Casting Courses and One on One Instruction

Fly Tying Course –TBA

On call 24 hours a day Ron 250-632-1275

Watch for Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle Van on the Kitimat River

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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:

 

             1.  http://waterportal.geoweb.bcogc.ca/#12/54.0617/-128.6555

 

2. http://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html?type=realTime&stn=08FF003

 

3. http://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html?type=realTime&stn=08FF002

 


Douglas Channel continued:

 

Oscar’s Source for Sports Fishing Report for Aug 25th:

Saltwater:  Douglas Channel fishing really well for Coho, Halibut has been hit and miss.

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Douglas Channel - July 10, 2016 11:55am

 

Beautiful day to pull some crab traps

 

So it was a nice calm Saturday morning, perfect for a crab fishing trip as the water was almost like glass. After a 15 minute boat ride down the channel we arrived to our spot, dropped the traps and while we waited we went beach combing. After an hour we set back out to pull the traps and even before 6:30am we were limited out!! Nothing but good things to say about the crab fishing in Douglas Channel Kitimat BC.

 

 If you are looking for a crab fishing set up I personally recommend Fish Tales Fly & Tackle Shop in Terrace BC as they have a great selection of traps, rope and floats! For bait I like to use salmon heads; find a nice sandy bay and drop your traps from 30-90 feet of water and you are fishing!!

 

 

My Fish-Rite jet boat gets me out in the salt also...

 

 

 

                                                                            My new pup getting the "hang" of the saltwater

 

  

                Pass the garlic butter please!                          Yamaha works well on the salt!

 

See you on the water soon! More reports to come on other rivers and oceans too, please

stay tuned...

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:36am

I have reports of good Salmon and Halibut fishing! Lots of Chum and Pinks coming into the Kitimat River now. Now when I say this fishing is good you got to know what to fish with, where to fish and how. Fishing for Dungeness Crab is simply outstanding. My suggestion is to book a charter guide for trip or two

 

Wow...I want everyone to take a second look at this photo. It is a beautiful, amazing shot of catching and did I say cooking crab freshly caught in the Douglas Channel.  I would really

like to thank Connor Sabo for giving us permission to post his pic. I love it...it bring back

fond memories when me and my friends did the same thing...many years ago. Please pass the garlic butter :-) !!!

 

Ariel Kuppers pro guide at Kitimat Lodge holds up and nice Douglas Channel Halibut.

Going ocean fishing out of Kitimat when local rivers are dirty is a good option.

 


 

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:

Sun Sep 20/15 5:02am

I received a report that the 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.

 

Fri Oct 17/14 5:14am

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.

 


 

Terrace BC Canada:

 

Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding

 

 

Flyfishing in Canada

Welcome to the Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding! Our unique Lodge sits right on the banks of the salmon-rich Skeena River, surrounded by snow-covered peaks and pristine nature. In the north-western part of British Columbia, where you find Canada at its most beautiful, where lakes and rivers dazzle with their purity, and wilderness can be truly experienced, you will find some of the world’s best salmon river; among them, the Skeena River, possibly Canada’s best know salmon river. Join us and experience outstanding fishing while enjoying comfort of the highest standard in the primal wilderness of Canada. Thank you and tight lines, Willi Schmidt

 

Please visit our website for more info: http://www.canada-flyfishing.com/en

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:36am

Skeena Salmon Lodge Chinook Report

 

Looking back on the last couple months, the Skeena Salmon Lodge Guide Team has prepared a write up on this seasons Chinook fishing. Beginning in early June, large, bright King

salmon were being caught on a variety of rivers using various techniques. These early fish

are generally some of the most aggressive and hardest fighting fish in the river! On smaller rivers like the Kitimat, Kiteen or Kincolith, anglers can target and catch Chinook on a variety of gear techniques as well as swinging flies with both single and double handed rods. Some of the smaller rivers like the Kincolith and Kitimat can have good numbers of Chinook in them starting in the first week of June! This year the Kitimat Kings showed up and immediately the fishing was on fire! Many fishing days had multiple hook ups and our guides were able to

get clients into fish using both fly rods and gear rods. 

              

This year the mainstem Skeena cleaned up just after the 2nd week of June. Once again, as soon as we put boats in the water we were hooking into Kings! Many people will remember this year as some of the best early season Chinook fishing in a long while. The most fish hooked in one day was 13, but these early fish are strong and will give you the fight of your life before you can even think about landing them. While the majority of fish are caught

using one of several gear fishing methods, a mainstem Skeena Chinook will still attack flies and once hooked, you will have to use every possible trick to successfully play and land one of these monsters.

              

Moving into July, the temperatures began to soar and the fishing began to slow down.

While most days still gave clients the chance to fight multiple fish, a heat wave caused both the fish and fisherman to become lazy. Moving into the middle of July, the heat wave began

to break and the fishing began to pick up! Around this time, the largest of the Skeena Kings begin to enter the river and it is not unheard of to hook fish thirty, fourty or fifty pounds and sometimes even bigger! Sometimes, with these fish, they can fight so hard and well that you have to chase them in the boat! Racing after an angry and strong Skeena Chinook with both reel and engine roaring desperately trying to catch the fish before your reel is empty, not many things can compare to fighting these fish. For booking or more information please contact Willi Schmidt at willi.schmidt@canada.flyfishing.com and with the end of chinook season marks the beginnings of the steelhead and coho runs...

 

 

 

 


 

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/

 


 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:36am

 

FISHING REPORTS - August 25, 2016

 

BABINE LAKE

Babine Lake has been fishing excellent for Sockeye. Still lots moving into the lake and most of them are in great shape.

 

BABINE RIVER

Sockeye fishing has been good and the fish are still quite silver. Sockeye fishing on the River ends August 31st.

 

BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

The Bulkley is low and clear! Coho and Steelhead are the main attractions right now. Blue is the 'hot' colour. Some beauty Steelhead have been caught on the dry fly! Be bear aware- there has been one hanging out at Trout Creek.

 

KISPIOX

Water is still too low and clear for productive fishing. Most fish are most likely waiting at the mouth of the Kispiox.

 

www.oscarssports.com

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:36am

DFO Preliminary-2016-Salmon-Outlook-Presentation

Note: there are two PDF documents:

 

Cast on this link to read the 1st document

 

Cast on this link to read the 2nd document

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:34am

DFO Fishery NOTICE regarding the Sportfishing Sockeye Salmon catch limit on the Skeena River. Cast on this link to read the notice.

 


 

Recent Top Photos:

 

August 15 to August 22, 2016. Kitimat River Coho have started coming in. Pic and caption from Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters, “Daniel Boonstra and Haley Green holding Coho they caught fishing at the lower, lower Dike on August 6 and 7”. 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!

 

August 8 to August 15, 2016. WOW ~ Mandi, what a truly amazing pic how to handle those BIG Chinook (King) Salmon about to be released! You, most certainly, show others how to do it. Well done! Skeena River Chinook fishing is over as of August 7 for another year in a zone. The run was low this year, let’s hope and work to make it larger next year. 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!

 

August 1 to August 8, 2016. Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge helps his guest pose this beautiful, fresh Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon this season. 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!

 

July 25 to August 1, 2016. Pic and caption courtesy Matt Moisley,Caught at Kimsquit Bay Lodge on a Pieroway 720 metal detector.” Note from Noel: PERFECT catch and release technique! Thanks for sharing :-) 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!

 

July 18 to July 25, 2016.  Photo and caption by Stan Doll  Skeena Wilderness Fishing Charters. 69-pound  monster Chinook (King) Salmon landed July 14, 2016. What a battle! 10 weight spy rod felt like a noodle rod. 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!

 

July 11 to July 18, 2016. Mandi is up to it again; landing HUGE Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon! This one on July 1st. If Mandi was asked what is her secret she may say, it’s fishing with Greg Buck?! The last one she landed was on June 21st …at least that was when the photo was taken. Nice job Mandi! You rock! 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!

 

July 4 to July 11, 2016.  Photo and caption by Michael Herzberg, "Nice drift on the Kitimat River June 21st. River's in great shape. Weather held off; didn't rain too much. No other boats/fishermen until the bridge. And a nice bright Chinook landed by Lara to top it all off." 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. Skeena River Guided Spey Fly Fishing

 3. BC Steelhead Fishing Guides

 4. BC Heli Fishing

 5. British Columbia Salmon Charter and Fishing Guides

 6. Chinook King Salmon Guide Services

 7. Noel Gyger Guided Fishing Adventures

 8. Terrace BC Fishing Guides 

 


 

No matter if you call the Bulkley Valley home or are here visiting, make sure to come see us. We are your source for fishing and sports activities. We are also here to help you with local information and activities in the area.

 

 

Home Hardware and Sporting Goods

"Kitimat's Largest Tackle Shop"

380 City Centre

Kitimat BC

Tel: 250-632-3522   Fax: 250-632-3528   Cell: 250-632-1275

E-mail: wakita@telus.net

 

They also operate a Fishing Guide and Charter Boat: Reliable Guide and Charters


Contact Noel Gyger to book a guided fishing trip both river and ocean


Weather Reports telephone numbers: Terrace: 250-635-4192 Kitimat: 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert: 250-627-1155 Smithers: 250-847-1958.

Tide Charts: – for  BC Coast: http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/eng/find/region/1

    


 

Conservation:

Fri Aug 26/16  5:28am

                 Cast on this link to read a summary of NEWS items up to August 25, 2016

 

Mon Apr 18/16 6:01am

An Invitation to FFSBC's Public Information Session (April 18, 2016 NWCC Terrace @ 7pm)

 

Please share this with others...

 

Please RSVP Marla Zarelli (marla.zarelli@gofishbc.com) if you plan to attend

 

 

Sat Apr 30/16 6:00am

 

Mon Mar 28/16 6:00am

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
 
Subject: FN0144-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Release of Draft 2016/17 Northern and 
Southern BC Salmon IFMPs for Consultation
 
The Department has released the 2016/17 draft Northern and Southern BC Salmon 
Integrated Fishery Management Plans (IFMPS) for comment.  
 
Deadline for submission of comments is April 18th, 2016.
 
To obtain an electronic or hardcopy for review, please contact OpsCentre@dfo-
mpo.gc.ca
 
The draft plans set out the policy framework that guides decision making, 
general objectives relating to management of stocks of concern, enhancement and 

enforcement, as well as decision guidelines for a range of fisheries.

 

Cast here for all the detail and how to get involved…

 


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.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/terracestandard

 

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:

 

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:28am

Retro rod 11

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-aug-24_2016.pdf

 

Wed Aug 24/16  5:28am

Retro rod 10

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-aug-17_2016.pdf

 

Wed Aug 17/16  5:28am

Retro rod 9

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-aug-10_2016.pdf

 

Wed Aug 10/16  5:28am

Retro rod 8

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-aug-3_2016.pdf

 

Wed Aug 3/16  5:28am

Retro rod 7

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-27_2016.pdf

 

Thu July 28/16  5:28am

Retro rod 6

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-20_2016.pdf

 

Wed July 20/16  5:28am

Retro rod 5

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-13_2016.pdf

 

Wed July 13/16  5:28am

Young bond

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-6_2016.pdf

 

Wed July 6/16  5:28am

Riding the past

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-29_2016.pdf

 

Thu June 30/16  5:28am

Retro rods

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-June-22_2016.pdf

 

Thu June 23/16  6:00am

Vandalism 3

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-15_2016.pdf

 

Wed June 15/16  6:00am

Vandalism 2

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-8_2016.pdf

 

Wed June 8/16  6:00am

Vandalism

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-jun-1_2016.pdf

 

Wed June 1/16  6:00am

Copper John 2

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-may-25_2016.pdf

 


Guest Comments:

Wed Feb 18/15 5:13am

 

A letter in response to Rob Brown’s Skeena Angler column “Setting Them Free” by Dennis Therrien:

 

After reading Rob Brown’s Skeena Angler column “Setting Them Free” of Oct. 29, 2014, I couldn’t help but feel that the steelhead stocks must be in dire straits and are doomed to extinction, unless we take drastic steps to turn things around.


The crux of his argument is...full letter

 

 

A letter in response to Jim Culp’s letter in the Terrace Standard “Stop the Brickbats” by Dennis Therrien:

 

After reading Jim Culp’s recent letter “Stop the brickbats” of Dec. 31, 2014, I could see that both of us are on a similar path, which is to do as little harm as possible to our wild

steelhead, as recreational anglers. Where our paths diverge, is on overregulation.

 

Rob Brown’s position on regulation change is...full letter

 


(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

 


 

Wed Apr 30/14 6:20am

Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube:

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

Total Uploaded Views as of July 3, 2015 were: 856,557

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

http://www.noelgyger.ca/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 Pure Fishing

 

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:

2015-2017 BC tidal waters and fresh-water (Federal) Salmon fishing information (including recent updates):

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

Effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017

Shellfish Contamination Closures:

www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/PSP

On-line tidal waters fishing licenses:

www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish

  

2015-2017 Freshwater (Provincial) Fishing Regulations Synopsis:

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

Effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017

Check for In-season Regulations Changes at:

www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Inseason

Buy your fishing license online at:

www.fishing.gov.bc.ca

 


Market Place:

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:23am

For Sale

 

House with acreage - Old Remo BC

 

 

Unique 10 acre property bordering crown land located 20 min from Terrace BC, in Old Remo. Old growth forest and walking distance to Skeena river for FISHING. Character home, 4 bed rooms, 3 full baths. Guest house or rental for mortgage helper. Great for hobby farm or enjoy nature at your back door. Beautiful mountain views!

Price $439,000 Contact:  Laurie Forbes at Remax

 


Fri Aug 26/16  5:22am                                            

                                                    For Sale

 

House - Rosswood BC

 

New Home in beautiful Rosswood BC 35k outside Terrace, fishermen’s paradise, surrounded by lakes and rivers, 1800 sq ft 3 bedroom home on 10 private acres, all cedar, with 60 ft covered deck plenty of closets, large rooms, 200 amp service drilled well 195 ft with good water, septic system, T & G ceilings completion date early July 2016 - Rv and Toy parking, 2 bay covered parking, plenty of wildlife and trails  $399 k   Call: Gary 250-635-7248 for more info…

 


Fri Aug 26/16  5:22am

                                                 For Sale

 

Trout Creek property - Smithers BC

 

  

 

Premier non-guided fishing/all season recreation homestead/lodge, footsteps from the world famous Steelhead Bulkley River.

 

Phenomenal 118 acre private recreational paradise, with the famous Toboggan Creek and Trout Creek Canyon, waterfall and Bulkley River access. This custom designed home,

features a new chef’s kitchen - 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths with vaulted ceiling living area, spectacular mountain views in all directions. Balcony, decks and new hot tub. A large vegetable garden serves up delicious produce on this total organic paradise. 7 km of forest and meadow trails allow for all season recreation. Artesian spring fed water, wildlife and just 15 minutes from Smithers downtown. New custom built double garage and guest/caretaker apartment. ONLY $950,000 

 

Contact:  Thomas and Lorna Butz - email: cango12@bulkley.net  - 250-847-5882, Box 783 Smithers, BC  V0J 2N0  cell # 778-210-0036

                                  


 

Fri Feb 20/15 5:10am

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

 

Fri Aug 26/16  5:20am

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 1000 guests a year. They also enjoy one of the longest seasons on the coast, operating 19 weeks in 2013.

 

This will be their 31st year in the Sport Fishing business and their 20th year in Esperanza

Inlet. Rodgers has shown a remarkable rate of growth over the past 3 years due mainly to an aggressive, innovative and successful marketing programme. Their gross revenue has more than doubled since 2010 and 2014 looks to be another banner year with over 550 guests already booked.

 

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. The addition of Tuna fishing this year will add a new dimension to the business and will add increased revenue to the months of August and September. The Tuna fishery is going to be a huge breakthrough in the future for West Coast fishing lodges. Rodgers Lodge is perfectly positioned to take advantage of it. Historically, the Tuna in their migration pattern will follow the warm water temperatures that occur along the Continental Shelf. In Rodgers Lodge’s location the Continental Shelf is just 12 to 15 miles offshore as opposed to 50 miles offshore for places like Tofino and Bamfield.

 

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 and wish that they were 30 years younger. However, they feel that it is now time to turn the reins over to someone who shares the same passion for the outdoors and who is looking for a wonderful rewarding lifestyle.

 

Asking price $1,199,000

 

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 |


 

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 2016 and 2017: 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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