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Top Photo: October 8, 2017. My great-niece Justice Gyger landed this wild Coho (Silver) Salmon this fall. I guess “sport-fishing” runs in our family? If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 

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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

(Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert)

 

Last update was Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:04am

Sunrise 8:10am Sunset 6:28pm

 

BOOKING NOW for:

- 2017 for Zymoetz (Copper) & Skeena River

- 2017 Skeena River summer-run Steelhead and Salmon

- 2017 Kitimat River for Coho (Silver) Salmon

- 2018 Multi Rivers for spring Steelhead

- 2018 Multi Rivers for spring Chinook

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

- 2017 Nass and Coastal Rivers

- 2017 Douglas Channel ocean fishing for Salmon and Bottom fish

- 2017 Prince Rupert ocean fishing for Salmon and Bottom fish

Need info to book "any" guided fishing trip for 2017 contact me anytime

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Commentary:  

Wind: W 7km/h Light rain (+4 degrees C ). Note: To review ALL PAST Tyee Test Fishery data and charts cast here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm Note: NEW section added called Recommended Fly Fishing GearNote: FOR SALE ECO Tour Tenure license, see Market Place section. Note: FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge  owners of this Lodge say they have over 1050 guests booked thus far for 2015 season and did over $2,000,000 in gross revenue for 2014. Certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see Market Place section. Note:  NEW section titled Guest Post and first article from Jeremy Watson titled Why Fishing is Good for Your Health, see Guest Post section.

 

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

 

Cast here for more information.

 

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

 


 

Recent and Today's updates below:

 

Recent updates:  Update: NEW to the report, links to Kalum River stories and Kalum River videos, see Kalum River section. Update: NEW to the report, links to Kitimat River stories and Kitimat River videos, see Kitimat River section. Update: 2017 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: 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 ~ info updated May 25 and the price lowered. Certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see

Market Place section. Update: To watch a short YouTube Video "Releasing Salmon in a river" see How to Release Fish webpage: http://www.noelgyger.ca/how-to-release-fish.htm Note: scroll to the bottom of the page to find. Update: as of December 13th noelgyger.ca fishing video clips on YouTube have received 895,834 views, see Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube section. Update: We would like to WELCOME Best Lure co as a NEW sponsor. Update: Ben Reubeni of BER Float Fishing Reels sent a YouTube link re his fishing here last fall, this is an outstanding 3 minute video, see Fishing Video in our area section, just below the Skeena River section. Update: Skeena Wild Conservation Trust giving you an opportunity to win a complete trout set up from Orvis Fly Fishing and a dry pack from Simms Fishing Products is wickedly awesome!!! Enter and win, see Conservation section. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent pics of his catches down the Douglas Channel, see Kitimat Lodge section below. Update: Little bit of history; I did a TV Fishing Show in 1991 with Larry Schoenborn FISHING THE WEST, see the YouTube link in the Kalum River section. Update: Dennis Therrien, local angler,  in Terrace BC offers a summery of the Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery regarding history of the Chinook and Steelhead runs, see News Bulletin section. Update: We would like to WELCOME Best Western Terrace Inn as one of our sponsors, they have special prices for fishermen, see their section below. Update: Feds want input on fish regulation, see News Bulletin section. Update: Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition reports on the importance of Pink Salmon, see Conservation section. Update: Alexandra Morton reports, Salmon Occupied by First Nations - They have had enough, see Conservation section. Update: Coho started now for Skeena trib rivers namely Lakelse River and Bridge, Exchamsiks, Kasiks, Ecstall, Exstew, Zymacord, Shames, Gitnadoix and Kleanza Creek. see their NEW sections below. Update: Halibut Closure as of September 6th, see Commentary section above or News Bulletin section below. Update: District of Kitimat meeting Monday to decide whether to allow vehicle camping on rivers edge, see Kitimat River section. Update: Joe Varcelli from Cleveland sent pic of his beautiful Steelhead landed on the Skeena River with his spey rod, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: Connor Sabo Fishing Reports posted two reports on September 12th, see his section below. Update: REMEMBERING Mr. Bruce Hill September 17, 1946 - September 18, 2017, see News Bulletin section. Update: My Granddaughter Stephanie Faye Ritter with a beautiful Skeena River Coho (Silver) Salmon, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: NEW Top Photo posted October 8, 2017. Update: Repeat guest Jorde Nathan with a wild Kalum River Coho (Silver) Salmon landed while he was a guest of Tracey Hittel Kitimat Lodge, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: just posted FULL month of September 2017, to read ALL PAST Fishing Reports Cast on this link. Update: Oscars Fly & Tackle Shop in Smithers, BC sent fishing report dated October 11th  for their rivers and lakes, see their section below. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to October 11th, see Conservation section. Update: Stop by Skeena Waters Fly Shop for Steelhead Time. At our dedicate fly fishing shop all what you need to get out and have fun. Rods, Lines, Clothing and technical support., see Skeena Waters Fly Shop section below. Update: Rob Brown latest story titled "Our sad impact on fish, bears", see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler section. Update: to receive the October 19th, 2017 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. More updates will come in as the day moves on. Cast on links to send me your fishing report or feedback. Or phone 250-635-2568, if I am not available leave your report on my answering machine. Thank you.

 

      

 

 

 

 

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

 

Lake, Ocean & River Fishing:

Connor Sabo Fishing Reports for September 12, 2017 at 6:04am #1

 

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Reports for September 12, 2017 at 6:05am #2

 

 

Would you like to catch fish like this in this time period? If so, you may want consider booking with a fishing guide who can show you how? I know all the best guides; just contact me Csabo@connorsabofishingreports.ca anytime and I will set it up for you...

 

Stay tuned, more reports coming soon...

 


 

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.

 

Wed October 18/17  7:04am

River high and dirty, time to tie some flies. Steelhead and Coho are coming in. Closed for Chinook in an area near Terrace BC, the area is from Lakelse River mouth upstream to the Skeena River Overpass (New Hwy Bridge) at Ferry Island.

 

Skeena River recreational sockeye fishery opens

Opens in certain areas only and has a daily limit

Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 1:30am

 

Cast of this link for details:

http://www.terracestandard.com/news/skeena-river-recreational-sockeye-fishery-opens/

 

 

Skeena River pic taken on September 11th. Note: Really, really dirty!  Too much rain :-(

 

Noel Gyger opinion: The DFO “last minute” notice to close all Salmon fishing on the Skeena River from June 15 to July 14, 2017 should not have happened. We all want to conserve Salmon so I think a better option would have been a total catch and release fishery with all using the “keep-em- wet”. Catch and release worked for wild Steelhead so why not Salmon? Let me know if you agree or not?

 

Commentary - not current fishing report: I (Noel Gyger) have over 40 years experience fishing the Skeena River this time of year, 3rd week August. In my opinion it is absolutely "prime-time" to catch the most summer-run Steelhead and Coho. In my days of guiding we used to catch over 30 Steelhead and 15 Coho or so per day for our guests (as long as we had good water conditions). Why did we catch more Steelhead than Coho, when there are more Coho in the river, and the "theory is" the Steelhead are a Trout and are still feeding and the Coho are not, which means any bait or fly you put in front of a Steelhead they more likely to bite it. I've had many reports of 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. GOOD NEWS, check the Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery charts and you should be thrilled to see the Steelhead and Coho runs are well above the historical seasonal averages. So get out there my fishing friends and enjoy the great water and weather conditions. Send me a pic of your catch, I would love to post them in this fishing report.

 

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2017:

 

Sockeye Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2016 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2016

 

 

 


Chinook Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2016 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2016

 

 

 


Steelhead Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2016 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2016

 

 

 


Coho Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2016 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2016

 

 

 


Pink Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2016 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2016

 

 

 


Chum Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2016 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2016

 

 

 

Cast here to view 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Tyee Test Fishery numbers.

 

 


FISHING VIDEO from our area:

 

Wed October 18/17  7:03am

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

 

 

Sincerely,

Ben Reubeni

BER Float Reels

905.660.4144

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

 

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


Guest Post:

 

Tue August 8/17  6:03am

by Jeremy Watson

 

 

Why Fishing is Good for Your Health

 

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

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

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

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

 

Fishing will help you stay fit

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

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

 

Fishing is fun read more...

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

Guest Photo and Captions:

 

Wed October 18/17  7:03am

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

 

Wed October 18/17  7:03am

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

 

Wed October 18/17  7:03am

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

 

Tue August 8/17  6:03am

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

 

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

 

Wed July 26/17  6:03am

 

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

 


 

Skeena River stories:

 

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

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

 

Golden Opportunities From Skeena Country - by John Beath

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

 

Cast here to read more stories on more rivers

 

Skeena River videos:

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-1

Cast here to watch the video

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-2

Cast here to watch the video

 

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

                                       

Skeena Water heights below:

Cast on link for current Skeena River water heights

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

 


 

Skeena Waters Fly Shop

        Addicted to Fly Fishing

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

 

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

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

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

 

Fly Shop Specials:

Posted:  October 12, 2017

New Arrivals:

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

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

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/flyaddicted/

 

Posted:  August 30, 2017

To play video cast here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE_tn2XsHF4

 

 

Posted:  August 4, 2017

To play the video cast here:  https://vimeo.com/187381810

 

Posted:  July 13 2017

REDINGTON WADERS SONIC PRO HD

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

To play the video cast here: https://player.vimeo.com/video/199691691

 

Posted:  July 12 2017

 

 

Posted:  July 5 2017

 

GUIDELINE VOSS REEL
The VOSSO fly reel is the latest, most advanced and strongest fly reels ever in the Guideline family. The design of the Vosso is based entirely on the field of use; Fishing for salmon, sea trout, steelhead and tropical species.

Read more.. http://www.guideline.no/The+new+VOSSO+fly+reel.9UFRDWXD.ips

 

 


 

Best Lure co

                     https://bestlure.ca/

 

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

 

Updates:

February 2, 2017

 

 

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

 

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

 


Accommodation:

 

Wed October 18/17  6:56am

 

BEST WESTERN Terrace Inn

 

 

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Terrace's finest hotel with personalized service and a friendly atmosphere. Stay at this Fully renovated 100% non-smoking Hotel, with 42 Inch LED TV's ,freshly carpeted, new bed linens, wireless and wired Internet.

The Best Western Terrace Inn offers both the comfort and convenience to make our guests feel right at home. The Hotel is centrally located to offer guests easy access to local attractions including the Nisga'a Lava Bed Park and the Mount Layton Hot Springs. Hotel guests can enjoy skiing at the Shames Mountain Resort in the winter and fishing on the famous Skeena River, during the summer.

Select guest rooms include views of the Coastal Mountain Range and suites with a Jacuzzi tub. Hotel amenities include new 42 Inch flat-screen LED televisions, Fitness Center , Meeting and Banquet facilities. Guests can enjoy a complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast Every morning.

The Best Western Terrace Inn is only two kilometers from Heritage Park featuring an old world pioneer village. Hotel guests can take advantage of the nearby Llama Ranch or enjoy picking blueberries at Shames Mountain. Guests will find unique art shopping at the Falls Gallery only three kilometers away. For those seeking outdoor recreation, Lakelse Lake offers the best in boating, swimming and fishing.

Note: The Best Western Terrace Inn provides access to freezer for guest (fish/meat) and special prices for meals and accommodation. Check it out!!

For special prices for fishermen please contact the hotel directly

1-800-488-1898  or  1-250-635-0083

Note: To view their detailed webpage cast on this link. The 1-800 number you see on this website is of Central reservations number (Best Western Headquarters). They won’t be able to help those who are looking for fisherman's specials as these are internal promotions.

 


 

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!

 


 

Bait-2-Go

 

 

 

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

 

Website: http://bait2go.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bait2go

Flyer Flyer 2017 PDF  

E-mail: trybait2go@gmail.com

Phone: 705-561-1406

 

It’s EASY to SHOP ONLINE NOW: http://bait2go.ca/shop 

 

 

Standby to see updates here:

 


 

Kitimat Lodge

 

 

Wed October 18/17  6:55am

 

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

 

The 2017 Spring Steelhead Challenge

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Steelhead Dreaming - Fly Fishing The Skeena

 

Kitimat Lodge fishing report

 

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

Gord McKean.

 

    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.

 

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Kalum River:

Wed October 18/17  6:53am

Coho (Silver) Salmon plus summer and fall runs of Steelhead coming in now! You have a chance to catch both Coho and Steelhead on the same day. Does not get any better than that! Closed to Chinook fishing. Check out this story I wrote, many years ago now but still relevant: May 2nd on the Kalum – by Noel Gyger  Guiding started April 1st. This is classified water and the guiding is limited. If you need a guide to show you how and where just contact me anytime. Note: NEW reg this year: Bait ban Jan 1 - June 15.

 

Kalum River pic taken on September 11th. High and very, very dirty :-(

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Here is the You Tube video link:

 

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

 

Enjoy !!

 

Kalum River stories:

 

Sweetheart Steelheading on the Kalum River - by Noel Gyger

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

 

North Country Spring Time Steelhead - by Dave Vedder

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

 

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

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

 

May 2nd on the Kalum – by Noel Gyger

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Kalum River videos:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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More videos below:

 

Kalum River Coho

Cast here to watch the video

 

Cast on link below to watch more videos:

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

 

Kalum River Podcasts:

 

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

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

 

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

 

Cast on the link below to watch more podcasts:

http://www.noelgyger.ca/podcast.htm

                                                     

Zymoetz (Copper) River:

Wed October 18/17 6:52am

River high and dirty. Steelhead are coming in. Catch em on a "skating" dry fly! Regulation: No Fishing upstream of the sign at the transmission line crossing (downstream of Zymoetz Canyon) Jan 1 - June 15. Steelhead fishing below this closure is still permitted. Just need to find some open water and give it a shot. Need a guide  for 2016 in either the Class one or Class two sections contact me anytime...

 

Zymoetz (Copper) River near highway 16 bridge taken September 11th. TOTALLY blown out; note the Copper colour, I think this is where the name came from...

 

Copper River stories:

 

Copper River Steelhead - by Jim & Carolyn Z. Shelton

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

 

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

 

Copper River videos:

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Enjoy!!

Sample Zymoetz (Copper) River heights below:

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

 

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

 

Lakelse River Bridge:

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.

 

Kasiks River:

Skeena trib non-classified approx 70km West of Terrace BC with a maintained public boat launch (west side of river). If you drove another few KM and look to your left on the Skeena you would see anglers and maybe their camper trailers, this is locally known as China Bar. One of the BEST spots I have ever fished this time of year for Steelhead and Coho. One can camp at Snow Bound Creek and launch their boat; located left off Hwy 16 just past China Bar. The launch is a little rough so be careful watch out for all the rocks that can hang up or damage your boat trailer; this is tidal water, so don't leave your boat in water overnight, it may be high and dry up the bank in the morning. Nice place to camp; room for 4-5 camper trailers. It's this time of year when the Coho (Silver) Salmon start to enter the Kasiks river. For the most success start fishing the lower end along the deep cut banks, cliffs and trees that are jammed in the river. The Coho like to hold in these places and wait for a bump in water height to move upstream. Normally this is a pretty rainy time and when it rain heavy it will colour up the river and when it just starts to clean that's the best time to get fishing and try your luck. A guiding guest of mine, many years ago now, told me this was the most beautiful river he has ever seen...and I totally agree. Caution: don't travel up this river in low water, you will get hung up or worse crash; wait until you are sure there is enough water! Be safe, not sorry...

 

Exchamsiks River:

Skeena trib non-classified approx 49km West of Terrace BC with a maintained public boat launch (west side of river). Provincial Park open most of the summer season, nice place to camp, cliff and waterfall views are outstanding. It's that time of year again when the Coho (Silver) Salmon start to enter this river. For the most success start fishing the lower end along the deep cut banks, cliffs and trees that are jammed in the river. The Coho like to hold in these places and wait for a bump in water height to move upstream. Normally this is a pretty rainy time and when it rain heavy it will colour up the river and when it just starts to clean that's the best time to get fishing and try your luck.

 

Exstew River:

Skeena trib non-classified approx 30km West of Terrace BC with a maintained public boat launch (west side of river just past the bridge). It's that time of year again when the Coho (Silver) Salmon start to enter this river. For the most success start fishing the lower end along the deep cut banks, cliffs and trees that are jammed in the river. The Coho like to hold in these places and wait for a bump in water height to move upstream. Normally this is a pretty rainy time and when it rain heavy it will colour up the river and when it just starts to clean that's the best time to get fishing and try your luck.

 

Zymacord renamed Zymagotitz:

Skeena trib non-classified approx 3km West of Terrace river right, boat launch near the mouth not maintained. This is a very good Coho river in the fall and a very good Steelhead river in the spring. For Coho fish the mouth where is dumps into the Skeena, the later in fall go upstream, especially around the old ski hill area. Lovely area to walk and wade.

 

Shames River:

Skeena trib non-classified approx 30km West of Terrace river right. This is a very small running river, should really be called a creek, not much Salmon fishing above Highway 16 but fishing the mouth for Coho, Pink and Trout usually pretty good in the summer and fall.

 

Ecstall River:

Skeena trib Class 2 water all year 30 km East of Prince Rupert, Steelhead Stamp not required unless angling for Steelhead. Absolutely "prime-time" now to fish for Coho. BEST to hire a guide, which are very limited, as it is a long jet boat right up to the fishing grounds. Once there you are in paradise. Helicopter can bring you up to the guide camp quickly (used to be tent camp). Very beautiful area. Lots of late run Chinook in the river now but you must  let the go, "keep-em-wet", just do your best, don't target them.  Harold Kossler of Komaham Lodge had the best camp ever, but Harold has retired now. If you need a guide contact me anytime. If you want to do it yourself you can launch your jet boat just below the Tyee Test Fishery. I have lots of memories fishing this river, this time of year, with my friend Rick Wallace local angler from Terrace BC.ed a guide for Ecstall River - thank you

 

Gitnadoix River:

Skeena trib Class 1 water Provincial Park approx 31km West of Terrace river left. Launch your jet boat at the Exchamsiks boat ramp. This ramp is maintained. You can also launch off Hwy 16 "left side" at around 28km which is a Skeena side channel that flows to mainstem. This is a very, very good Coho river in the fall and a very, very good Steelhead river in the spring. PLEASE note this is a very rough, turbulent river that changes channels with just about every high water; so please use extreme caution when running jet boat, Just when you thought you had the route figured out - it changes. Many jet boat have crashed. This is not a river for novice jet boaters. Take Care - Be Safe!

 

Kleanza Creek:

Skeena trib non-classified Provincial Park (picnic and camp) approx 18km East of Terrace river left. No fishing for Steelhead or Salmon (some Trout and Dolly Varden available) within the creek but a good spot to fish is right at the mouth where it dumps into the Skeena. If Skeena is dirty fish the clean seam from the Creek. No place to launch a boat. Note: up creek there is a road leads to the "famous" Kleanza Creek Water Falls. It is truly beautiful, a place everyone must go see.  Google for pics :-)

 

Kitimat River & Douglas Channel:

 

Wed October 18/17  5:52am 

 

Kitimat River; Water high and dirty.

 

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

 

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

 

Cast here for more information.

 

Kitimat River stories:

 

12 Seasons of Kitimat River - by Noel Gyger

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

 

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

 

Kitimat River videos:

 

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

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

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

 

Sample Kitimat River waters heights below:

Cast on links for current Kitimat River water heights:

 

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


 

Recommended Fly Fishing Gear:

 

Courtesy Chad Black Nicholas Dean Outdoors

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

if targeting Spring Chinook.

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

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


Prince Rupert Ocean Fishing:

Salmon and Halibut fishing out of the port of Prince Rupert has been simply outstanding. One charter guide reports landing over 20 Chinook but of course his clients kept only their legal limit, plus they kept their limit on Dungeness Crab. If you would like to book an ocean trip just contact me anytime and I will do my best to get it all set up for you.

 

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

 


 

All Northwest BC river height info:

 

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

of sources.

 

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

 

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

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

Wed October 18/17  6:52am

 

REMEMBERING

Mr. Bruce Hill

September 17, 1946 - September 18, 2017

 


PS. For those of you not familiar with Bruce, here is a video of Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talking about his legacy:
https://vimeo.com/65103074

 


 

Wed October 18/17  5:52am

 

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

 

Cast here for more information.

 

 


 

Recent Top Photos:

 

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

 

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

 

September 1 to September 15, 2017. Some fishermen have been doing very well fishing for Steelhead, Coho and Pinks on the Skeena River. Here is my Granddaughter Stephanie Faye Ritter with a couple of bright, fresh Coho her group landed this week. 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 15 to September 1, 2017. SEASON REVIEW: Lorrell Weisgerber family; first time Skeena River with a Tyee aka Chinook (King) Salmon guided by Gord Mckean Kitimat Lodge. NOW fishing and guiding for Skeena River summer-run Steelhead, Coho and Pinks, PLUS Coho on the Kitimat River and MORE northwest coastal rivers. Try em your life will be changed!!! 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 15, 2017. Mandi Buck with a huge Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon landed last week. The last day you can fish for these near Terrace is August 6th. 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 15 to August 1, 2017. SEASON REVIEW: Here is "one" happy guest of Tracey John Hittel with Kitimat Lodge. Tracey and his team of pro guides are having a great year! Now that the Skeena River is open again to Salmon fishing the season should only get better! If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 

 


 

List of Noel Gyger FaceBook pages:

 

 1. Noel Gyger Home Family and Friends Page

 2. Terrace BC Fishing Guides

 3. Skeena River Guided Spey Fly Fishing

 4. BC Steelhead Fishing Guides

 5. BC Heli Fishing

 6. British Columbia Salmon Charter and Fishing Guides

 7. Chinook King Salmon Guide Services

 8. Noel Gyger Guided Fishing Adventures

 


Wed October 18/17 6:50am       

 

FISHING REPORTS - October 11, 2017

 

BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

Rivers are in awesome shape right now! Fishing has improved over the last week or two, but there are still less fish around than previous years. Bulkley is fishing ok, and the Morice is doing quite well.

 
KISPIOX

River is in great shape; nice water level and good clarity. Steelheading has been really tough. Very few fish to be had.

 
SKEENA

Skeena is continuing to drop every day and is looking good now. The Middle Skeena has been fishing quite well, but again, less fish around this season so it has been tougher. Still quite a few Coho around as well! Copper is fishing ok as well.

 
KITIMAT

River is dropping and clearing and is just getting good! A few Coho caught even in the murky waters, but it should pick up now that the waters are clearing. We are nearing the end of the Coho season and the fish are definitely starting to change color; fewer silvers.

 

LAKES

Take the boat out to Dennis Lake, Ross Lake, Chapman Lake, or another one of our Bulkley Valley lakes for some fall fishing. Fall is a great time to hit up the local lakes and catch some nice trout or char as they fatten up before the winter freeze. Stop by the store to check out our great selection of lake gear.

 

 

View Website: https://oscarssports.com/

 

WE SPEAK FISH. LAKE FISHING. RIVER FISHING. OCEAN FISHING

 


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:

 

Wed October 18/17  6:49am

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com

Alexandra Morton

 

Sat October 7/17  6:49am

 

            Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/Skeenawatershed

 

Mon August 14/17  5:49am

 

Alexandra Morton reports:

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

 

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

 

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

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2017/04/i-am-still-in-the-fight-for-wild-salmon.html

 

Wed October 18/17  6:48am

PLEASE cast on this link to donate:

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

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

 

Cast on this link to read a summary of NEWS items up to October 18, 2017

 

 

Fri Dec 23/16  6:29am

Salmon Strongholds: Skeena River

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

 

Thu Oct 20/16  6:29am

Northwest Coast Energy News - from Robin Rowland

 

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

11,800 years ago

 

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

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

 

Cast on this link to read the full story.

 


Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler:

 

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

 

Wed October 18/17  5:47am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-oct-12_2017.pdf

Our sad impact on fish, bears

 

Thu October 12/17  5:47am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-oct-4_2017.pdf

Economic drivers fuel the fires and bad air

 

Fri September 22/17  5:47am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-sep-13_2017.pdf

Ripple rock: Case against Christy Clark, lock her up

 

Wed September 13/17  5:47am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-sep-6_2017.pdf

Ripple rock 7: Stalking that first catch

 

Thu September 7/17  5:47am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-aug-30_2017.pdf

Ripple rock 6


 

(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

 


 

Sat Dec 31/16  6:20am

Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube:

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

Total Uploaded Views as of December 13, 2016 were: 895,834

 

BIG PARTY when we hit one million views !!

 

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

 

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

 

Kind of like: Fishing videos until you drop!

 


 

Advertise:

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

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

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

My GOAL is to increase TOURISM

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

All tourism businesses, tackle businesses and others will benefit.

  • over 25 years promoting tourism and fish guiding experience

  • join your consumers on an angling journey of a lifetime

  • communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers

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

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

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

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

Only one top (front page) spot available.

EXCLUSIVE TO ONE COMPANY - currently 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:

2017 BC Tidal and non tidal waters

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

Effective April 1, 2017

 

2017 BC Freshwater (Provincial) Fishing Regulations Synopsis:

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

Effective April 1, 2017

 


Market Place:

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

 

   Wed October 18/17 6:43am

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Asking price $999,000

 

Please contact Noel Gyger if you are interested.

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For Sale

 

ECO Tour Tenure license for sale:

 

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

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

 


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

 

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


 

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 2017 and 2018: 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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