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Last update was Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:02pm

Sunrise 8:44am Sunset 4:08pm

 

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- 2016 for Zymoetz (Copper) & Skeena River

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- 2017 Multi Rivers for spring Chinook

- 2017 Kwinamass River for Steelhead (April &May) only

- 2016 Nass and Coastal Rivers

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Commentary:  

 

Wind: N 48km/h A few clouds (-12 degrees C) Coho fishing closed October 31st. Steelhead are in the Skeena, Kalum and Zymoetz (Copper) 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.

"Baby - it's cold outside"

 

 

It was only -11 degrees C. today, Dec 8th. Most anglers would say too cold to fish. BUT that never stopped us going out on the Kalum River with our driftboat in 1987, yes I said 1987!

 

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. Long live our wild Steelhead...

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: 2016-17 booking trips for Skeena River. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent an eight minute Video collage created with some amazing fishing pictures from 2014!, see Kitimat Lodge section for the link. Update: as of Feb. 27th noelgyger.ca fishing video clips on YouTube have received 843,379 views, see Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube section.  Update: We would like to WELCOME Pure Fishing onboard, they are now the official, exclusive sponsor of this fishing report.

 

Today's updates:  FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge ~ owners of this Lodge say they have over 1050 guests booked thus far for 2015 season and did over $2,000,000 in gross revenue

for 2014. Certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see

Market Place section. Update: Noel Gyger fishing videos on YouTube total views as of July

3 were 856,557. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent Video link so you all can watch their "2015 Season Review", see Kitimat Lodge section just below the Skeena River section.  Update: DFO Preliminary 2016 Salmon Outlook is in two PDF documents, for links to these documents see News Bulletin section. Update: Started posting 2016 stats from the Tyee Test Fishery for our beloved Salmon and Steelhead, see Skeena River section. Update: See the *New Trendline* in the Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery graphs below. Update: for Steelhead and Coho fishing, see Skeena River section. Update: Study confirms Salmon major part of First Nations culture during last Ice Age. 11,800 years ago, see Conservation section. Update: for Coho and Steelhead fishing, see Kalum River 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: 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, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: just posted FULL month of October 2016, to read ALL PAST Fishing Reports Cast on this link.  Update: Watch 2:43 minute YouTube video titled Salmon Strongholds: Skeena River, see Conservation section. Update: just post video re Steelhead fishing using jet boat access, see Kalum River section. Update: Hedin Nelson-Chorney sent pics and caption of his successful non guided trip to a Nass Trib, see Guest Photo and Captions section. Update: Just got a report on the water conditions on the Zymoetz (Copper) River. Update: This morning I checked water conditions for the Skeena, Kalum and Copper Rivers. Update: NEW Top Photo posted November 29th. Update: NEW Ad posted, see left menu bar and click on "VHS to DVD". Update: There are "well-meaning" angler members of the  (SFAC) Sport Fishing Angling Committee wishing to make changes to regulations which we all may have to fish by in the future, see News Bulletin section, just below Skeena River. Update: just posted FULL month of November 2016, to read ALL PAST Fishing Reports Cast on this link. Update: Rob Brown latest story titled "Surfacing 5", see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler section. Update: See Commentary: section (above) for how to fish in this extreme cold weather we are having now. Update: to receive the December 15th , 2016 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to December 7th, see Conservation section. More updates will come in as the day moves on. Cast on links to send me your fishing report or feedback. Or phone 250-635-2568, if I am not available leave your report on my answering machine. Thank you.

 

      

 

 

 

 

Cast on this link for Current Highway Conditions

 


 

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

 

Skeena River:

Skeena River is divided into four sections:

Skeena 1 (non-classified) Exchamsiks River downstream to the ocean.

Skeena 2 (class 2 water) Exchamsiks River upstream to 1.5 km above Kalum River.

Skeena 3 (non-classified) 1.5 km above the Kalum River upstream to 1.5 km above Zymoetz River.

Skeena 4 (class 2 water) 1.5 km above Zymoetz River upstream to the head-waters.

 

Oscar’s Source for Sports Fishing Report for October 20th:

Water is very low, borderline record low for this time of year (1.2m near Hazelton). There has been a bit of rain that has coloured the Skeena a bit, but the Copper, Kalum, and other smaller tributaries are still clean. But again-very low water! Fishing has been tough in the lower parts but the Upper Skeena has done quite well.

 

Fri Dec 9/16  6:41am

Water in fair shape and fishable. I've seen anglers out there today.

 

I (Noel Gyger) have over 40 years experience fishing the Skeena River this time of year. In my opinion this 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 have a report of some good catches at China bar and a few other hot spots. One has to know where and "how to fish" these hot-spots, I highly recommend you book with a fishing guide. GOOD NEWS, check the Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery charts below 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.

 

News Bulletin:

Fri Dec 9/16  6:41am

There are "well-meaning" angler members of (SFAC) Sport Fishing Angling Committee wishing to make changes to regulations which we all may have to fish by in the future. My strongest suggestion is that you read what they are up too:

Cast on this link: SFAC-2016-proposed-changes to learn more...

 


 

Guest Photo and Captions:

 

Fri Nov 25/16  6:39am

Hi Noel, Just had an amazing trip exploring the Morice, Bulkley, Lower Skeena, and Nass Watersheds. Lots of intense bushwhacking but I was rewarded with a bunch of Coho and my fair share of big summer-run Steelies.

 

Here are a couple pics from a Nass Trib....hope you enjoy! Cheers, Hedin Nelson-Chorney

 


 

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2016:

 

Sockeye Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chinook Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Steelhead Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Coho Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Pink Charts

 

      

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chum Charts

 

 

 - Current, Average and Previous Year

 - Cumulative Index 1956-2015 *New Trendline*

 - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 

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

 


 

Skeena River stories:

 

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

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

 

Golden Opportunities From Skeena Country - by John Beath

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

 

Cast here to read more stories on more rivers

 

Skeena River videos:

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-1

Cast here to watch the video

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-2

Cast here to watch the video

 

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

                                       

Skeena Water heights below:

Cast on link for current Skeena River water heights

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

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

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

 

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

 


 

Pure Fishing:

 

 

Updates:

 

Sun Sep 20/15 5:06am

 

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

on their website Penn Fishing Reels. Thank You!

 


 

Kitimat Lodge

 

 

Fri Dec 9/16  6:39am

 

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”.

 

 

  

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

 

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 for 2017 - don't be disappointed:

 

Tracey John Hittel
Kitimat BC Canada
250 632-9880 hm.
250 639-4277 cell.

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Kalum River:

Fri Dec 9/16  6:39am

River in good shape and fishing well for Steelhead.  Tip: no use fishing a pool or run for Coho unless you see them rolling, NOT the same for Steelhead, they just don't show themselves. Guiding is very limited and by regulation starts 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.

 

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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I also book guided fishing trips for whom I think are the very best fishing guides in British Columbia. I know all of them very well. They do a fabulous job and pride themselves on service and professionalism.

IF YOU ARE EVER INTERESTED TO BOOK A TRIP WITH ONE OF THEM PLEASE CONTACT ME ANYTIME. My contact info is: Phone 250-635-2568 E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
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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:

Fri Dec 9/16  6:38am

Water is very clean and the Steelhead fishing is "hot"!.  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:

 

Fri Dec 9/16  6:20am 

Water is fishable for Trout and Dolly Varden Char

 


 

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

 


 

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.

 


 

Terrace BC Canada:

 

Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding

 

 

Flyfishing in Canada

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

 

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

 

Fri Dec 9/16  6:36am

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/

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

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

 

Wed Oct 5/16  6:34am

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

 


 

Recent Top Photos:

 

November 22 to November 29, 2016.  My good friend Rob Vodola demonstrates "Keep `em Wet" catch and release technique. Robby vows to promote this to encourage all other anglers to do the same. Cast on the hyperlink to see more https://www.instagram.com/ILikeEmWetter/ Thank you Robby, this “is” a very good cause! If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime! 

 

November 15 to November 22, 2016. Mandi Buck with a beautiful Skeena River tributary “wild” Doe Steelhead. Congratulations to Mandi for a perfect “Keep `em Wet” technique. We hope more and more anglers will try and pose their catch this way J If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime

 

November 8 to November 15, 2016. Reiko Sumiyoshi with a beautiful Kalum River “northern” Coho (Silver) Salmon she landed this fall while being guided by 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! 

 


 

List of Noel Gyger FaceBook pages:

 

 1. Noel Gyger Home Family and Friends Page

 2. Skeena River Guided Spey Fly Fishing

 3. BC Steelhead Fishing Guides

 4. BC Heli Fishing

 5. British Columbia Salmon Charter and Fishing Guides

 6. Chinook King Salmon Guide Services

 7. Noel Gyger Guided Fishing Adventures

 8. Terrace BC Fishing Guides 

 


 

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

 

 

Home Hardware and Sporting Goods

"Kitimat's Largest Tackle Shop"

380 City Centre

Kitimat BC

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

E-mail: wakita@telus.net

 

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


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


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

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

    


 

Conservation:

Fri Dec 9/16  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.

 

Fri Dec 9/16  6:28am

                Cast on this link to read a summary of NEWS items up to December 7, 2016

 

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:

 

Fri Dec 9/16  6:28am

Surfacing 5

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-dec-7_2016.pdf 

 

Wed Dec 7/16  6:28am

Surfacing 4

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-nov-30_2016.pdf 

 

Wed Nov 30/16  6:28am

Surfacing 3

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-nov-23_2016.pdf

 

Wed Nov 23/16  6:28am

Surfacing 2

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-nov-16_2016.pdf

 

Fri Nov 18/16  6:28am

Surfacing

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-nov-9_2016.pdf

 

Wed Nov 9/16  6:28am

Fracked

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-nov-2_2016.pdf

 

Thu Nov 3/16  6:28am

Summer fish in autumn

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-oct-26_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 his...full letter

 


(SSBC) The Steelhead Society of BC:

 

 

     http://www.steelheadsociety.org

 

Here is the last News Letter that was sent out to paid up SSBC members via E-mail and is a brief synopsis of what SSBC has been up to since the last newsletter in January:

 

     http://www.steelheadsociety.org/sites/default/files/June_2013.pdf

 

NEW FaceBook page link here: https://www.facebook.com/SSBCmain

 


 

Wed Apr 30/14 6:20am

Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube:

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

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

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

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

Kind of like: Fishing videos until you drop!

 


 

Advertise:

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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

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

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

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

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

Only one top (front page) spot available.

EXCLUSIVE TO ONE COMPANY - currently Pure Fishing

 

To have your Ad posted in the Current Fishing Report in another location besides the very top is available for $100/month. The maximum size should be 450 x 400 pixels and can be made up with your Logo, two pics and text. Contact Noel Gyger for more info.

 

 

 

Your Ad will be created by a professional graphic artist (see example above) for no extra charge. You will be sent multiple variations to choose from. Your final choice and edits will

be to your entire satisfaction before posting, guaranteed.

 


 

Highway webcam:

http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/111.html to view road conditions.  This one is near Terrace BC and is located at the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 37, looking east on Highway 16.  The image will update every 15 to 30 minutes

 


 

Fishing Regulations:

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

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

Effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017

Shellfish Contamination Closures:

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

On-line tidal waters fishing licenses:

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

  

2015-2017 Freshwater (Provincial) Fishing Regulations Synopsis:

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

Effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017

Check for In-season Regulations Changes at:

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

Buy your fishing license online at:

www.fishing.gov.bc.ca

 


Market Place:

 

Thu Sep 15/16  6:23am

For Sale

SOLD

 

House with acreage - Old Remo BC

 

 

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

Price $439,000 Contact:  Laurie Forbes at Remax

 


 

Fri Feb 20/15 5:10am

For Sale 

SOLD

 

Telkwa, BC

Bulkley Riverfront Home

 

 

 

Updated Bulkley Riverfront home in Telkwa features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a huge sundeck. Basement has been redone with concrete in-floor heat, large master bedroom, and a very modern bathroom. The bathroom has heated concrete floors, an open-room shower, and a beautiful pedestal bathtub. Main floor has original hardwood flooring, freestanding wood stove, and a large sunroom. Great river and Hudson Bay Mountain view, large treed lot and riverside firepit.

Great Steelhead fishing 40ft from the backdoor or long run 250 yards down, good spot to

keep a jet or drift boat. Best time for Steelhead Aug 15 and it is fishable until Dec 31. Also there is Coho, Chinook, Pinks and Trout. Could be yours for $339,000

Contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca for more info


 

For Sale

 

West Coast of Vancouver Islands, BC

Rogers Fishing Lodge

 

Fri Dec 9/16  6:20am

 

Owners of this Lodge say they have over 1050 guests booked thus far for 2015 season and did over $2,000,000 in gross revenue for 2014. Certainly a real positive for any potential

Buyer to have a turn-key business

 

 

 

 

 

Rodgers Fishing Lodge is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island about 90 miles due west of Campbell River in Esperanza Inlet. Rodgers is one of the busiest fishing lodges on

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

 

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

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

 

The Lodge has a location second to none as it is ideally situated to take advantage of some

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

 

Black Bear and Bald Eagles are regularly seen by the lodge. They have the largest colonies

of Sea Otters on the coast and the Gray, Orca and Humpback Whales pass by on their way

to and from the Bering Sea.

 

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

 

Asking price $1,199,000

 

Please contact Noel Gyger if you are interested.

 


For Sale

 

ECO Tour Tenure license for sale:

 

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

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

 


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

 

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


 

It is NEVER too late to book a guided river or ocean fishing trip

 

RIVER FISHING Lots of lodge or day bookings still available on classified or non-classified waters.  Guiding fly or spin fishermen with raft, drift-boat or jet-boat.  Contact Noel to book NOW!

 

OCEAN FISHING Chinook Salmon, Bottom Fish and Crab in Prince Rupert or Kitimat

Douglas Channel has started.  To book warm, covered charter boat please

Contact Noel Gyger anytime. E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca

 

NOW BOOKING for 2016 and 2017: Let me know if I can be of service to book you with

the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges for both river and ocean. There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot of free information and advice from a person with

years and years of fishing and fish guiding experience. It is like hiring two guides for the price of one. I will promptly answer your questions and concerns. Contact Noel Gyger to book NOW

 

I hope this fishing report, "meets with your entire satisfaction".

 

Your Feedback to noel@noelgyger.ca is always welcome

"You meet the nicest people on the river banks"

  

 

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