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Top Photo: June 27, 2016. Mandi shows us even the ladies can land the big one! I guess it doesn’t hurt that her boy friend, Greg Buck has been one the BEST Chinook (King) Salmon guides on the Skeena River for many years. Greg started his fish guiding career with us in 1986. A very special “Thank You” to Greg for giving us permission to post his pic. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime!

 

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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

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Last update was Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:14pm

Sunrise 5:02am Sunset 10:12pm

 

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- 2016 Kwinamass River for Steelhead (April &May) only

- 2016 Nass and Coastal Rivers

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Wind: SW 15km/h Partly cloudy (+22 degrees C) Chinook are coming into the Skeena and Kalum Rivers. 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: Willi Schmidt sent pics, current report and season review, see Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding section. 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 Kitimat River. Update: Would really like to thank Connor Sabo for giving us permission to post his pic of cooking freshly caught Dungeness Crab,  see Douglas Channel section. Update: for Kalum River. Update: Welcome to the

annual SALMON RUN at Kitsumkalum near Terrace BC, see News Bulletin section. Update: DFO Fishery NOTICE regarding the Sportfishing Sockeye Salmon catch limit on the Skeena River, see News Bulletin section. Update: Kyle Alton has been doing well landing early Chinook (King) Salmon on both Skeena and Kalum Rivers, see latest pic in the Kalum River section. Update: FOR RENT Would you like to rent a cabin on the banks of the Skeena River and fish you life away?, see Market Place section ~ near bottom of this report. Update: FOR SALE beautiful river front Trout Creek property and house - Smithers BC, see Market Place section below. Update: It's June 1st and the "cotton wood is flying" we have added Lakelse River Bridge section. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent pics and fishing report for Douglas Channel, see Kitimat Lodge section below. Update: Full month of May 2016 Fishing Reports are posted now, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: DFO Preliminary 2016 Salmon Outlook is in two PDF documents, for links to these documents see News Bulletin section. Update: NEW condition pics for Skeena and Copper River. Update: FOR SALE New House in Rosswood BC Fishermen's paradise, 35k outside Terrace, see Market Place section. Update: Mike Bond  sent pic and caption of his first ever Steelhead, see Skeena River section. Update: Moments ago started posting 2016 stats from the Tyee Test Fishery for our beloved Salmon and Steelhead, see Skeena River section. Update: Connor Sabo reporting June 18, 2016 2:51pm, see Skeena River section. Update: Oscars Fly & Tackle Shop in Smithers BC reports on their area Lake River fishing see Oscars Fly &Tackle Shop section below. Update: Rob Brown latest story titled "Retro rods", see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler 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: to receive the June 30th, 2016 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: NEW condition pics for Skeena, Copper and Kalum River. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to June 23rd, see Conservation section. Update: NEW Top photo posted June 27th. Update: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters sent pics and fishing report for Kitimat River and Douglas Channel, see Kitimat River & Douglas Channel 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.

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Skeena River - June 16, 2016 3:49pm

 

Bright Ocean fresh Chinook caught in the lower Skeena. The river is in great shape this year this time.

It is usually high and dirty due to heavy snow melt

off. Not a lot of snow this winter.

 

Couple pics below from my latest catch:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 - June 18, 2016 2:51pm

 

Fun times on the lower Skeena with friends, I got the pleasure of netting some great fish for great people and even caught a few of my own! The, very, very comfortable and speedy jet boat made by Neid in Terrace BC got us to the "hot spot" quickly!

 

Skeena River conditions near Terrace BC as of June 24th

 

Tue June 28/16  5:40am

Water is clean. Lots of Chinook being caught right now! 2015 Season Review: Friends tell me Steelhead fishing was pretty good, despite a lower than average run, but these folks are all "very" experienced in this area and know all the hot spots and best techniques.

 

June 1 - upper Main stem Skeena opens today! River is in amazing shape, it's not to often we get to fish for the early Chinook. Quite a few different reports of people catching Chinook, almost all are bar fishing, but it is still early in the season. Water level has come down to about 4.9m. Get out there and get your rod wet!

 

 

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 Photos and captions:

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

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chinook Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Steelhead Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Coho Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Pink Charts

 

      

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chum Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - 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

 

 

Tue June 28/16  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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250 639-4277 cell.

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Kalum River:

Tue June 28/16  5:39am

Photo from morning June 24th.

 

Water 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:

Tue June 28/16  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:

Tue June 28/16  5:38am

 

Copper river (lower section near Hwy 16 bridge) condition as of June 24th.

 

Water is good shape. 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:

Tue June 28/16  5:37am

 

Reliable Guide and Charters Fishing Report:

Kitimat River and Douglas Channel June 19 to June 25

 

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK Tedd Warcimaga’s group from Alberta fishing with Larry Wesolowski of Nautical West Sport Fishing (For more details please see Douglas Channel section)

 

WIN A FREE DRIFTBOAT TRIP ON THE KITIMAT RIVER FOR 2.

Contest Rules: Sign up on our Mailing List for our Fishing Reports on our website www.reliableguideandcharters.com and you will be entered into the draw to win a Free Driftboat trip down the Kitimat River. You should be directed to send me an email.

If you are already a subscriber, simply forward our Fishing Report to a fishing partner and encourage them to sign up.  If they sign up and win, you can join them on their trip.

Best of Luck in the contest.  Contest ends Sept 30 2016.

 

Kitimat River

 

June 14

Ron Fujino proudly holding his catch in this photo with his daughter, Kiomi and grandson, Hayden.  Three generations of Fujinos enjoying Chinook fishing on the Kitimat River.

The Chinook may not be the most memorable but the family time together certainly was. Well done, Ron and Nice fish!  It warms my heart to be able to share your family moments in this fishing report.

 

June 20

Roger Smith caught this chrome Kitimat River Chinook bar fishing at the Big Spruce.  Roger’s fishing partners were kidding Roger that it was his “Lucky Hair Cut”. : )

Roger was using a Luminous Slant #2 Spin n Glo. rigged on a Redl Sports Distributor’s Trophy XL 10 1/2’ HC Rod and a Shimano Calcutta reel.   This rod and reel combination is an excellent choice for Bar fishing the Kitimat River.  The proof is in the picture!

 

 

 

June 21

Len Irvin holding a 35lb Chinook he caught in the Upper Lower Dike pool with with his friend Ken.   They were fishing a Luhr Jensen Black Pirate 3/4 SE Mag Hot Shot out of Ken’s Driftboat.  Congratulations to Len and Ken!

 

June 21

Justin Lowes, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters fished with our clients Romona, Mario and their father Juergen Goerlitz.  It has been Juergen’s dream to catch a big salmon in Canada. It is with pride and a sense of satisfaction to report that Justin enabled Juergen to fulfill his dream.  The group hooked 2 Chinook before they landed Juergen’s 22 pounder.

What makes Juegen’s accomplishment even more special is that he was able to share the moment with Romona and Mario.  We were honoured play a role in creating a memerable experience for the Goeriitz family.  Congratulations to you all!  Well done Justin.

Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime with Justin please email Ron wakita@telus.net

of call 250 632 1275.

   

June 21

Cory Larson 21lb-caught this bright Kitimat River Chinook using a Spin n Glo #0 double trouble,  Cory caught this chinook on the rising tide which seems to be  the norm this season with the Kitimat River water level so low. 

 

June 22

I was text this picture but I did not receive a name.  She looked so proud of her catch and

very stylish in her pink Caddis waders that I had to post her photo in my Fishing Report without her name. Nice catch and you are Looking Good!

 

June 22

Glen McNeill from Granisle caught this bright Chinook on the lower, lower dike bar during the morning rising tide.  The fishing has been spotty but Glen persevered and was rewarded for his efforts.  Congratulations Glen.

 

June 24

Eileen proudly holding her catch in this photo taken by her husband.  Her husband (sorry I forgot his name) is a wonderful husband but his photography skills needs works.  Just kidding!  The important highlight is that Eileen caught a very nice Chinook.  Well done Eileen.  Congratulations!

 

Summary:

The Kitimat River is exceptionally low and clean.  With the Kitimat River water levels so low the most productive times to be fishing was on the rising tides.  As the water levels

continued to drop, more Chinook were caught on the evening high tide rather than the morning tide especially in the lower Kitimat.  During the day, the more productive holes were the deep pools.  Black Jigs with black painted heads were the most productive.  Up river, many anglers who got up early were rewarded for the their efforts.

 

Douglas Channel

 

 

 

June 20

Tom Stange and his fishing partners fishing with Larry Wesolowski of Nautical West Sport Fishing caught 4 pacific cod and caught 2 halibut.  They kept one and  released a 115lb Halibut.  (155cm halibut, converts to 115lbs).  Congratulations on your catch.  Good Job Skipper!

 

June 22

Larry Wesolowski of Nautical West Sport Fishing with his clients, Rose Simpson, Loretta West Eraser and Betty Westerager boated 2 halibut and 14 pacific cod.  Wow!  Nicely done ladies.  Congratulations on you catch.  Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime with

Larry please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

June 23-25

Larry Wesolowski of Nautical West Sport Fishing hosted Tedd Warcimaga’s  group from Alberta: Total catch numbers- 18 Chinook 6-32lbs, 7 coho, limit of rockfish, 3 halibut and 1

ling cod. Wow! Congratulations everyone for a impressive catch! Awesome Job Larry!

Larry reports, “This week Nautical West Sport Fishing had some productive days on the water. Monday we took a day trip to mid channel on the Douglas and caught 1 halibut and 4 pacific cod. We also released a 154cm halibut that was too big to put in the boat. On Wednesday we took out 3 ladies from Kamloops and caught 2 halibut and 14 pacific cod. On Thursday we took out 6 people from Alberta on a 3 day charter to our Hartley bay bed and breakfast facilities and caught 17 Chinook 6-32lbs, 7 coho, 3 halibut, 1 ling cod and everyone got there limit of rockfish. Thanks to Josh Wesolowsky for helping out with the guiding this week, everyone had a great trip.”  You certainly had an impressive week!Congratulations to everyone!

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

 

Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport Fishing is pleased to announce their Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund Promotion. Nautical West Sportfishing has made the peak fishing dates of July 25,26,27 and 28th available for a multiple day Fishing Trip to be used in their promotion. Nautical West Sportfishing will generously donate a portion of their profits from these trips to the Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund.

Any anglers wishing to book any of these dates please contact Ron at wakita@telus.net or 250 632 1275.

You gotta Love this country where people willing to help people create a fishing trip of a lifetime and help some people who are in need at the same time.  Well done Todd & Nesia Haynes and honourable mention to Larry Wesolowsky and Chris Thompson and the entire Nautical West Sporting team!

 

Andreas Handl of Kingfish Adventures offers the proceeds of a one day Jetboat trip on the Tidal portion Kitimat River  to the Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund. The available dates for this promotion are  18th,19th,20th,23rd,    Anyone interested in taking advantage of this promotion, please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

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 a Saltwater Charter please contact Ron wakita@telus.net   call 250 632 1275.

  

Any one wishing to book a trip with Dave, please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

I hope you enjoyed the Fishing Report

 

Good Health and Good Fishing

 

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 River
380 City Centre
Kitimat BC
V8C 1T6

ph, 250 632 1275 wakita@telus.net
www.reliableguideandcharters.com

 

Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle Van

Grandson Zander (apprentice) : )

More details of the Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle Van’s Sales and Services in next report.

 


 

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:

Tue June 28/16  5:36am

I have reports of good Salmon and Halibut fishing! Lots of Chinook 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. Pink and Sockeye are out their too. 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

 

Tue June 28/16  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/

 


 

Tue June 28/16  5:36am

 

FISHING REPORTS - June 21, 2016

 

LAKES

Rainbow Alley is still fishing. Water is low, stonefly imitations are the go-to fly. Mornings have been slow but the afternoons have been better. Many families had a great Father's Day out on different lakes. Some nice char, rainbow, and cutthroat were caught on various lakes

in our region. A 9.8lb Char was the highlight of the weekend for a young boy fishing Babine Lake.

BABINE RIVER

Mostly fly fishing for rainbow right now. Water is very low. Stone flies are hatching and the trout are feeding on them.

 

BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

Bulkley and Morice rivers are both low and clear. Some people are out fishing, but things have been slow. Bulkley near Smithers is 3.565m.

 

KISPIOX

Water is low and clear, Chinook just starting.

 

http://oscarssports.com/about/news-events/oscars-summer-fun-sale

www.oscarssports.com

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

Tue June 28/16  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

 

Tue June 28/16  5:34am

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

 

Mon June 27/16  5:33am

 

Welcome to the annual SALMON RUN at Kitsumkalum near Terrace, BC

 

 

http://www.salmonrunwild.ca

 


 

Recent Top Photos:

 

June 20 to June 27, 2016.  Norwegian fish biologist Kristen with a slab she landed June 14. A nice size Chinook (King) Salmon. Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge holds her fish up. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements

for a trip of a lifetime!

 

June 7 to June 20, 2016. Chinook (King) Salmon sea lice fresh awesome scrap for Ben from Seaspan, Kentron Terrance modelling this amazing beast, grizzly bear swam across the river minutes later after this pic. This fish was caught late last week. Photo and caption from

Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. 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!

 

 May 24 to June 17, 2016. We would really like to thank Joseph Princen for giving us permission to post his beautiful “catch and release” Steelhead pic. GREAT technique sir!  Joseph is a fishing guide and his website is: http://www.jpsguideservice.com . Check out “how-to” catch your “dream” Steelhead on the Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. PLUS check out his fish pics on his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joeprincenjr?fref=ts 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! Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

May 10 to May 24, 2016. Photo and caption by Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. "The boys from Belgium were in town facing heavy rains this weekend and crushed 3 nice  Halibut. Many balls of herring are surfacing and hungry Humpback Whales in tow". 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!

 

April 26 to May 10, 2016. Photo and caption by Daniel Krenz Self shots are possible while keeping em wet. Too often I see fish shake and baked in sand, or laying on their sides in extremely shallow water next to a rod (not to mention - a fish lying there has obviously been over fought if it stays put without being touched!). A quick lift over water is fine with a buddy, but we need to focus more on keeping the fish in mind rather than producing a hero shot. Fish was caught on an R&B 2/5 silver/orange spoon swung under a log that other people were having a hard time getting at. To learn more and to get your start using these “first class” products please visit these website at your convenience: First Strike Lures http://www.firststrikelures.com/ and Trophy Tackle http://www.trophytackle.ca/ Thank you Noel. 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! Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

April 12 to April 26, 2016. Beautiful Cutthroat Trout. We would like to thank Art Lingren

for giving us permission to post it. 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! Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

March 29 to April 12, 2016. Photo and caption courtesy Roger Ross, "New water,

beautiful hard fighting fish, no crowds and the company was ok too". 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! Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

March 15 to March 29, 2016. Photo and caption by Daniel Krenz A big ~14-pound buck on the white silver 2/5 R&B spoon. Funny thing was I caught this guy about 10 minutes earlier on roe (the second pic was the first time I caught him to show you his true size). If you're looking for a change up - toss some metal. It's a good option for picking up fish people have missed, or even for fish that have recently been released! To learn more and to get your start using these “first class” products please visit these website at your convenience: First Strike Lures http://www.firststrikelures.com/ and Trophy Tackle http://www.trophytackle.ca/ Thank you Noel. 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! Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

March 1 to March 15, 2016. Photo courtesy April Vokey ~ Fly Gal Ventures www.flygal.ca or www.AprilVokey.com Fish landed on the Upper Dean River. Don’t forget to tune into Aprils Anchored on either iTunes, or www.aprilvokey.com/podcasts 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! Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

February 16 to March 1, 2016. Karry Batson writes the caption and shows another Personal Best Steelhead 43" x 22.5" with a tight tape! I never took the fish out of the water to give you the full grip and grin and it was safely released to spread its amazing Genes. So blessed beyond words to be able to hold and release several over 25# in my life time in Washington State. The Rainshadow XST1264F-TC is absolutely the best Float rod if your wanting to put heavy heat on large Steelhead for safe release! Thanks for your amazing endurance and experience on the oars! It was a blast watching you work the WFO worms you make an amazing product! What am I going to do next? I'm going to Disneyland woooohoooo. Noel please let folks know we are the BC distributor for Rainshadow Rod blanks and Alps and Forecast Components www.valleycustomrods.com Thank You! 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! Cast on photo to view in larger size

 


 

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:

Tue June 28/16  5:28am

                     Cast on this link to read a summary of news items up to June 23, 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:

 

Tue June 28/16  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

 

Wed May 25/16  6:00am

Copper John

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-may-18_2016.pdf

 

Wed May 18/16  6:00am

Endangered

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-may-11_2016.pdf

 

Thu May 12/16 6:00am

Lost wallet

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-may-4_2016.pdf

 

Thu May 5/16 6:00am

Limber Rods and Endangered Steelhead

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-apr-27_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!

 


 

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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

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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:

Tue June 28/16  5:23am

For Sale

 

House and 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

 


Tue June 28/16  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…

 


 

 

Tue June 28/16  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

                                  


 

Tue June 28/16  5:21am

                                                 For Rent

 

        

 

Dream come true opportunity for someone wanting to get away from it all and fish to your hearts content. 

 

Manage the Skeenashack whilst living in a cute Log Cabin on the Skeena River at a discounted rate. 

 

The www.skeenashack.com is a small cabin located on one of the best salmon & steelhead runs 8km east from Terrace British Columbia Canada. Ideally this would suit a couple or a single person. You would need to welcome guests when they arrive, show them the facilities, clean and get the cabin ready between guests. This is NOT a B&B so no work for guests is required except the initial welcome. This would allow you to fish every day of this relaxed life. Serious enquires only, I'd like someone who would be committed for at least 12mths. 

 

The Skeenashack is situated 8km from Terrace, 10mins drive from the downtown area but in

a very secluded and private 22 acre property. 

 

Please email for enquires. Jim@skeenashack.com

 


 

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

 

Tue June 28/16  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".

 

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