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Top Photo: March 16, 2021 The spring Steelhead season has arrived !! Here we are on the Kitimat River. If you would like to book a guided fishing trip it would be a good idea to do it now because dates are filling in fast. Contact me: Noel Gyger via e-mail email@example.com and I will be happy to set it up for you.
Lots of snow on the Terrace mountains. Photo taken March 8, 2021.
Kitimat Lodge and fishing guides are the BEST
2021 is busy with steady bookings.
Top Photo: January 1, 2020 SEASON REVIEW: Italo Labignan of Canadian Sportfishing were here from August 16 to 19, 2019 to shoot more shows with Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. AND all 12 anglers were fishing with the BER Float Fishing Reel Top Centre Pin Reels. They fished multi rivers and ocean. All in all had a wonderful trip and talk of coming back next year with even more BER fishermen. WOW. As soon as I know the show dates I will give em to you, stay tuned...
REPORT - January
from Tracey John Hittel of
group for a trip of a lifetime!
Italo says, “Had so much fun
Kitimat Lodge with our group of Ontario steelheaders. Looking
forward to getting back this coming Aug. for 3-days of world-class
Tracey Hittel and our group. If you would like to join us
Benjamin Reubeni for all the details and Happy New Year!”
Benjamin Reubeni Trip of a lifetime with
awesome people! I will announce the upcoming 2020 dates, flights
and lodging costs in a post in the Ber Owners Club group
J More info and dates
steelhead/salmon anglers. Ber Owners Club is again hosting an
3-day mind-blowing fishing adventure at Kitimat Lodge, BC
Aug. 28-Sept.1, 2020 at a very reasonable price. We will be
targeting several species of Pacific Salmon & Steelhead in some of
the top rivers in the world and you can also fish saltwater for
This is a
group adventure and we are booking people now. If you have dreamt of
fishing in BC, this is the time to do it. Make sure to contact
Tracey John Hittel, Kitimat BC Canada, Phone: 250 632-9880 hm,
Phone: 250 632-6677 lodge, Phone: 250 639-4277 cell, Email:
REPORT - January 2, 2020 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge,
Join this group for a trip of a lifetime!
Italo says, “Had so much fun Kitimat Lodge with our group of Ontario steelheaders. Looking forward to getting back this coming Aug. for 3-days of world-class fishing with Tracey Hittel and our group. If you would like to join us contact Benjamin Reubeni for all the details and Happy New Year!”
Benjamin Reubeni Trip of a lifetime with awesome people! I will announce the upcoming 2020 dates, flights and lodging costs in a post in the Ber Owners Club group tomorrow J More info and dates below:
Attention steelhead/salmon anglers. Ber Owners Club is again hosting an amazing 3-day mind-blowing fishing adventure at Kitimat Lodge, BC Aug. 28-Sept.1, 2020 at a very reasonable price. We will be targeting several species of Pacific Salmon & Steelhead in some of the top rivers in the world and you can also fish saltwater for giant Halibut.
This is a group adventure and we are booking people now. If you have dreamt of fishing in BC, this is the time to do it. Make sure to contact Tracey John Hittel, Kitimat BC Canada, Phone: 250 632-9880 hm, Phone: 250 632-6677 lodge, Phone: 250 639-4277 cell, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a short list of what the guides offer; Full service private suites, All inclusive meal plan, Cabins with full kitchen, fridge and stoves, Laundromat, Secluded location, Picnic tables BBQ and Fire pits, Wireless internet, Open year round, Steelhead & Salmon fly fishing, Conventional and spin fishing Saltwater fishing Salmon Halibut and Crab (Dungeness and Alaska King), Jet boat tours Skeena Kalum, Kitimat River Drift Boat fishing full and half days, Coastal Rivers, Nass River and tribs. Transport Canada approved vessels, Helicopter fishing, Hot spring Tours. See you soon...
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The list below should assist visitors find titles on this lengthy webpage, from Top to Bottom:
Top Photo March 16, 2021
Booking Now for 2021-22-23
Available guiding dates
Fishery Notices and News July 15, 2020 - Skeena Chinook fishing opens
Releasing Fish see webpage
This month most current updates (updates shown here as soon as they happen)
Slide shows May 17, 2020
Current highway conditions
Skeena River - August 13, 2020
Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery
FISHING Video's from our area
Guest Photo and Captions
Skeena River stories
Skeena River videos
Kitimat Lodge - Tracey John Hittel, owner REPORT March 6, 2021
Kitimat Lodge - Fish Guiding Videos
Kalum River stories
Kalum River videos
Kalum River Podcasts
Zymoetz (Copper) River
Copper River stories
Copper River videos
Kitimat Ocean Fishing (Douglas Channel) REPORT August 7,, 2020
Kitimat River (dangerous log jams are still here) REPORT July 13,, 2020
Kitimat River - Kitimat Lodge guiding guest Testimonials
Kitimat River stories
Kitimat River videos
Oscar's Fly & Tackle Shop
Recommended Fly Fishing Gear
Amber Serbin – posted a story "Addicted to Chrome
All Northwest BC river height info
Past Fishing Reports see webpage
Recent Top Photos
List of Noel Gyger FaceBook pages
Conservation September 25/20 Alexandra Morton pic and text
Rob Brown – The Skeena Angler
(SSBC) The Steelhead Society of BC
Noel Gyger YouTube Videos
My History - by Noel Fredric Gyger
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Kitimat Lodge http://kitimatlodge.com list of options:
• Full service private suites
• All inclusive meal plan
• Cabins & Deluxe Suite accommodation
• All Suites boast a full kitchen with fridge and stove
• Secluded location
• Picnic tables BBQ and Fire pits
• Wireless internet
• Open year round
• Steelhead & Salmon fly fishing
• Steelhead & Salmon conventional and spin fishing
• Saltwater fishing Salmon Halibut and Crab (Dungeness and Alaska King)
• Jet boat tours Skeena and Kalum
• Kitimat River Drift Boat fishing full and half days
• All the Coastal Rivers
• Nass River and tribs
• Transport Canada approved vessels
• Helicopter fishing
• Hot spring Tours
WOW that is all I can say … lets talk ♥ ♥ ♥
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Recent and This months most current updates below:
Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent an eight minute Video collage created with
some amazing fishing picture, see Kitimat Lodge section for the link. Update: To watch a
short YouTube Video "Releasing Salmon in a river" see How to Release Fish webpage: http://www.noelgyger.ca/how-to-release-fish.htm. Update: Call Jim Teeny 1-800-501-6602
and order his book, see Market Place section. Update: the 2018 Tyee Test Fishery Charts have moved to News Bulletin webpage; all past years can be read here also. Update: as of January 8, 2018 noelgyger.ca fishing video clips on YouTube have received 910,639 views,
see Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube section. Update: We have a NEW sponsor for this fishing report and it's Teeny Fly Lines.
This month most current updates:
Update: We would like to Welcome Eco Tours of Terrace BC as NEW sponsor, see Eco
Tours section. Update: FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge ~ info updated August 24, 2018 and the price lowered from $999,000 to $650,000; certainly a real positive for any potential
Buyer to have a turn-key business see Market Place section. Update: Al Erricson types out a glowing review of the Kitimat Lodge, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Stuart Horner of Mightyweb designed my website; he did a fantastic job! WOW! AND I must thank Stuart for archiving many past years; to look at these go to My History section. Update: Amber Serbin made her "first" post with us. Welcome to the team Amber, see Amber Serbin section just below all the rivers. Update: Amber Serbin has found a way to get you all a Special Price for an All INCLUSIVE guided fishing trip for Chinook, Coho and Steelhead this year, see Amber Serbin section...or click on her name link. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted report and 3 pics for Coho, see Douglas Channel section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted report and 3 pics of Chinook, see Kitimat River section. Update: Noel posted: Terrace fisherman awarded $50K for Skeena salmon documentary, see Conservation section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted report and 1 fly fishing pic for Chinook caught over last week, see Skeena River section. Update: 12 fishermen using BER float reels, were here Aug 9-13 shooting TV shows with Italo Labignan of Canadian Sportfishing, see FISHING Video's from our area section. Update: Italo Labignan of Canadian Sportfishing sent 2 pics and wrote a few words of his recent trip to Kitimat Lodge August 9 to August 13, 2019, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Italo Labignan of Canadian Sportfishing has given us permission to promo TV show he did with Tracey John Hittel in late August 2016, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT Sept. 2nd along with 3 pics of Chum and Coho, see Kitimat River section. Update: Danger Log Jam please note: a second permanent sign up at the highway bridge, see Kitimat River section. Update: Amber Serbin posted at story "Addicted to Chrome", see Amber Serbin section. Update: Book For Sale: "Voices From The Skeena" in this collaboration with oral historian Robert Budd, celebrated artist Roy Henry Vickers is inspired by voices from the past to illustrate the rich history of the Skeena River, see Market Place section. Update: Alexandra Morton re Wild Salmon vs Farm virus, see Conservation section. Update: This plan includes a move from open netpen salmon farming to closed-containment systems by 2025, see Conservation section. Update: Don't miss this show titled "BC Tributary Coho & Steelhead" it airs Sat. Dec 21, 7am, YES TV, see Fishery Notices and News (just below). Update: REPORT Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted a special price for spring Steelhead group booking, see Skeena River section. Update: REPORT Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge inviting you all to join the BER group this summer for a trip of a lifetime, see info above just below the Top Photo. Update: ALL Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery data charts for past years have be moved to the News Bulletin webpage. Update: REPORT Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted a "2019 Season Review" video, see Skeena River section, this is a must see video !! Update: Rob Brown latest article titled "Big Problem" see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler section. Update: Alexandra Morton does a speech on saving our wild salmon Salmon, see Conservation section. Update: Noel Gyger posted full month January 2020, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORTS for full month January 2020, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Full month February 2020 is now posted, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Thank You Cabela's, see Conservation section. Update: Full month March 2020 is now posted, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: pic of snow pac in mountains around Terrace, BC, see above. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted report and 1 pic of river conditions, see Kitimat River section. Update: Alexandra Morton gives us good news on the Fish Farm issue, see Conservation section. Update: thank you Kyle Struck for allowing us to post your spring Steelhead pic see Guest Photos section, just below. Update: REPORT Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted a Fish guiding update, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORTS for full month April 2020, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: NEW section added , see Slide Shows section, just below. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT May 21st along with 2 pics of Chinook and Halibut, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Salmon conservation receives funding, see Conservation section. Update: from Oscar's Fly & Tackle Shop in Smithers, BC, see their section. Update: ARTICLE stating flooding unlikely this year throughout Skeena watershed, see Fishery Notices and News section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT May 29th along with 2 pics of a variety of species caught, see Kitimat (Douglas Channel) section. Update: PUBLIC NOTICE: Radley and Hirsch Parks are opening for camping June 19th, see Fishery Notices and News section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT June 8th along with 4 pics of Chinook, see Kitimat (Douglas Channel) section. Update: TV SHOW "first" airing June 15th, title: Kitimat Lodge-BC Salmon, see Fishery Notices and News section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT June 15th along with 1 pic of Chinook see Kitimat River section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT June 24th along with 1 pic of Chinook see Kitimat River section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT June 25th along with 1 pic of Ocean fishing, see Kitimat (Douglas Channel) section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT June 26th along with 1 pic of Chinook "keep-em-wet" see Kitimat River section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT June 27th along with 1 pic of Chinook "keep-em-wet" and "wear you PFD for NICK" see Kitimat River section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT June 29th along with 3 pics of Chinook and Halibut, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Check this webpage http://www.noelgyger.ca/ EVERYDAY to view a NEW SPORT FISHING Photo. It's right near the top of the webpage. Enjoy from firstname.lastname@example.org. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT July 13th along with 4 pics of Pink Salmon, see Kitimat River section. Update: NOTICE - Skeena River Chinook Salmon fishing opens July 15th, see Fishery Notices and News section, just below. Update: Alexandra Morton compares what we do in Canada to Save the Salmon and what they do in the USA Bristol Bay region, see Conservation section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT July 16th along with 2 pics of Ocean fishing, see Kitimat (Douglas Channel) section. Update: just posted 4 older pics of Skeena River fish and some text to WELCOME you all back on the river, it is now OPEN to Chinook, see Skeena River section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT July 20th along with 5 pics of Ocean fishing, see Kitimat (Douglas Channel) section. Update: just posted "text" update for Skeena, Kalum, Copper and Kitimat Rivers (hint, water is cleaning up). Update: NOTICE - Skeena Sockeye Salmon fishing opened August 5th, see Fishery Notices and News section, just below. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT August 7th along with 4 pics and text of Ocean fishing, see Kitimat (Douglas Channel) section. Update: from Noel, he just posted a pic from the Skeena at Ferry Island showing water conditions and fishermen, see Skeena River section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT August 13th along with 1 pic of summer-run Steelhead, see Skeena River section. Update: 8 Skeena West Coho trib rivers have been added: Kasiks, Exchamsiks, Exstew, Zymacord, Shames, Ecstall, Gitnadoix and Kleanza Creek. Update: NOTICE see Poster of upcoming 33rd Annual Fish Derby Sept 5 and 6th on the Kitimat River and ocean, see Fishery Notices and News or Kitimat River sections. Update: To watch a 5 minute video from Alexandra Morton and read PDF see Conservation section. Update: NEW Top Photo posted August 30th. Update: Noel Gyger 6 pics from the trip Canadian Sportfishing TV Shows made to the Kitimat Lodge the weekend Aug 29-30, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Here are the winners of the Kitimat Fish Derby held on Sept. 5 and 6, 2020, see Kitimat River section. Update: Alexandra Morton; pic of young salmon off Port Hardy, near the salmon farms, are pock-marked with these open sores. I don't have any answers. Just thought you should know, see Conservation section. Update: Two Boskalis NEWSLETTER's refer to the excellent job done at the Kitimat Lodge and their pro fishing guides, see just below and Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT for full month October, 2020,see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: posted 3 pics of Douglas Channel fishing PLUS Link to 6:15 min video, see Kitimat (Douglas Channel) section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT and two pics for river Steelhead fishing March 6_2021,see Kitimat Lodge webpage. Update: Noel Gyger posted REPORT and one pic of the the snow pac on the Terrace mountains March 8, 2021, see Current Fishing Reports webpage. Update: NEW Top Photo posted March 16th. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society latest news, see Conservation section. Update: Noel Gyger posted full month March 2021, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Alexandra Morton; says "NOT on her watch", see Conservation section. Update: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge posted REPORT and four pics for spring run Steelhead, see Skeena River section. Update: to receive the Thursday 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 and best regards, Noel Fredric Gyger email@example.com
Slide Shows - for the BEST fishing photos
Cast on the link below to watch the slide show on You Tube
Cast on the link below to watch the slide show on You Tube
Mon June 29/20 4:51am
I would like to thank angler Kyle Struck for allowing me to post this pic of a beautiful Steelhead landed this spring on our local river. Nice "keep-em-wet" too. Best regards, Noel
BC Non tidal waters
Effective April 1, 2019
BC Freshwater (Provincial) Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
Effective April 1, 2019
Fishery Notices and News:
Tue January 5/21 4:22am
Fishery Notice #1
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
FN0779-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye - North Coast –
Areas 4 and 5 - Open - Effective Immediately
Areas 4 and 5:
Effective immediately to March 31, 2021
Daily limit is four (4) Sockeye per day in Areas 4 and 5.
Variation Order Number: 2020-RCT-405, 2020-RFQ-406
Fishery Notice #2
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
FN0778-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye –
Region 6 - Skeena River Watershed - Opening –
Effective immediately, the following waters
of the Skeena River watershed are open for
one (1) Sockeye per day as follows:
Effective immediately to September 15, 2020
The waters of the Babine Lake, not including tributaries
and excluding those waters within a 400 m radius of
the following tributary streams: Morrison Creek,
Six Mile Creek, Pierre Creek, Pendleton Creek,
Hazelwood Creek, Twain Creek, Tachek Creek,
Five Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Sockeye Creek,
Big Loon Creek, Tsezakwa Creek. Also closed east
of a line from Gullwing Creek to the south shore of Babine Lake.
Note: Barbed hooks are authorized in Babine Lake.
Thu August 6/20 4:22am
CAST on this link images/skeena-chinook-opens-july-15_2020.PDF to read the full NOTICE
Mon June 29/20 4:51am
Update: If you missed this show .... it will be airing soon via YouTube. Stay tuned I will let you know when it is available. To BOOK a guided fishing trip contact me firstname.lastname@example.org anytime ♥
ALL Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery data charts for past years have be moved to the News Bulletin webpage http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm
Flooding unlikely this year throughout Skeena watershed
by Quinn Bender - Terrace Standard
Cast on this link to read the full article ( page 2 e-Editions ) published online
Cast on this link for Current Highway Conditions
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.
Water is back in shape But lots of ice!. Fish at the trib creek mouths, might be an option, if the trib water is clear. The fishing will hang out in the clean water. All salmon fishing closed Oct 31st. Fishing for Steelhead now is pretty good.. Tip: fish the clean water at creek mouths if the main stem is dirty. If you need a fishing guide please contact me anytime. They know all the "tricks" ♥
Featured Article: The mist rises from the Skeena - by Tracey John Hittel
REPORT - April 16, 2021 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge,
spring-run Steelhead at its BEST
REPORT - August 13, 2020 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge,
summer-run Steelhead at its BEST
Paul is a happy guy with this nice Skeena run Steelhead, a chrome bar!
Skeena River section 3 (non-classified) at Ferry Island August 12, 2020 around 9:00am as you can see a few fishermen and I believe they are targeting Sockeye. It looks like the guy on the top end is just landing something? Water is in good shape and they have a chance to hook Steelhead, Coho and Trout too.
BELOW are a few older photos of Skeena River fish, read more:
Skeena River is open to angling BUT please check the regs as some species and sections are closed. On July 15 the Skeena opened to Chinook fishing, once again check regs. You are very welcome to fish on you own but I always say it is BEST to hire the BEST guides. If you would like to book a guide contact me email@example.com anytime and I will be happy to set it up for you. SO GET out on the Skeena and catch the BIG one. Thank you and good luck ♥
REPORT - January 20, 2020 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge,
Watch some of the "2020 Season
to create your own incredible 2020 Adventures.
REPORT - December 29, 2019 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge,
Spring Steelhead SPECIAL group price:
REPORT - September 24, 2019 from Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge,
Skeena River Steelhead and Coho on the same day.
Skeena River Steelhead available on the main stem and a few "prime" tribs. These are all "wild" fish. Skeena River Coho available on many, many rivers both inland and even in Coastal streams. WOW lots of choices. If you are interested, lets say, to hook both
Steelhead and Coho on the same day just contact me Noel Gyger firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Book before end of October 2019....or next year :-) ?
Recommendation from Cuchulain Hammilcar I've been fly fishing with Tracey and his Steelhead Heaven for the last 10 years or so. At the start the entire setup was good, now it is excellent. Tracey and his team have given me excellent value over the years. The rivers in his portfolio are some of the best in the world. For the fly fishermen/women out there I suggest taking a double hander switch rod with you. Tight lines...
FISHING Video's from our area:
fishing with the BER Float Fishing Reel Top Centre Pin Reels. They fished multi rivers and ocean. All in all had a wonderful trip and talk of coming back next year with even more BER fishermen. WOW. As soon as I know the show dates I will give em to you, stay tuned...
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 -You
Tube 4K" Enjoy !!
BER Float Reels
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!
Understanding website statistics
The “page views” statistics give a clear induction of site traffic. “Page view” measures the entire page, and tells you how many times people have visited that particular page. By understanding “page views” and knowing which pages are being looked at, you can determine the overall popularity of a site, and which pages within it are being viewed most often.
“Visits” are one of the more useful measurements of web statistics. A visit includes all of
the pages viewed by a visitor to your site. The measurement of “Visits” begins when a person enters your site and ends when the same visitor leaves the sir or remains idle for a period of time (usually 30 minutes). Usually, one person visiting your site 15 times is
counted the same as 15 people visiting one time each, so you can see, that while useful, the measurement is not perfect.
This a more precise way to measure visitors to your site, as each person is counted only
once, regardless of how many times they visit during a fixed time frame, typically 30 days. They are measured according to their unique IP address which is a number allocated by an ISP (Interpret Service Provider).
Please feel free to contact me Noel Gyger anytime and I will be happy to send you the latest statistics for our website via e-mail PDF attachment. Thank you for your interest.
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Skeena River stories:
Skeena River - Four Seasons of Angling Paradise - by Noel Gyger
Golden Opportunities From Skeena Country - by John Beath
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Skeena River videos:
Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-1
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Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-2
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Alexandra Morton says, “Not of my watch!”
Hello, I want to thank all of you who have remained on this list. You witnessed the fight to protect wild salmon as it spilled through the courts, scientific journals, the streets, the ocean, the halls of government. Now there is a record. My new book - Not on My Watch.
If enough people - politicians, chiefs, chefs, businesspeople, environmental groups, people who eat seafood, love whales, bears, eagles, actors, change-makers - read this book they would become part of this. Once you know would you continue to buy farm salmon, would you write to the Minister of Fisheries, your MLA, MP, your idols, the people you respect, your newspapers?
The fate of wild salmon, and all that depend on them, is a choose your own ending story.
In two weeks this book has become one of the top selling nonfiction books in Canada. If it stays there the story it tells cannot be ignored.
CBC As-It-Happens did a feature interview with me, thank you Carol Off.
If every member of parliament read this book we would be done, because they cannot afford the stench of this scandal sticking to them. This is only happening because people are getting away with it unseen. Please consider helping me turn the lights on.
Some tributaries of the Fraser River, such as the Shuswap, saw 20 sockeye return last year. There is nothing left to wait for except extinction.
Not on My Watch – please consider joining me in making it impossible for Canada to ignore the deliberate and sustained effort to be rid of the fish that forces politicians to bite the hands that feed them... We are close but - when Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan told the fish farmers they could not restock farms on the sockeye migration routes one of the companies, Mowi, sued her. Mowi won on Monday and on Wednesday DFO gave Mowi $305,169.
If you can, help me put this book into enough hands to make the government realize - salmon farms need to come out of the ocean now...
Thank you for all these years, Alex
Alexandra Morton; The young salmon off Port Hardy, near the salmon farms, are pock-marked with these open sores. I don't have any answers. Just thought you should know
Fri September 25/20 4:19am
To watch this video please go to Alexandra Morton's FaceBook and cast on this link:
To read an e-mail from Alex re this matter cast on this PDF link:
Fri September 25/20 4:19am
Cast on the pic above or this link to read more about Bristol Bay Fisheries.
Sat August 29/20 4:19am
Salmon conservation receives funding
$1.2 million total B.C. community-driven initiatives
by Quinn Bender - Terrace Standard
The Pacific Salmon Foundation is doling out $1.2 million in grants to 117 grassroots salmon projects in BC. Cast on this link to read the full article. ( page 15 e-Editions ) online
Mon June 29/20 4:50am
Mon June 29/20 4:50am
Thank You Cabela's
Mon June 29/20 4:50am
GOAL: Save our wild Salmon
What can salmon teach us about sustainability in a complex environment? Marine biologist Alexandra Morton shares startling new research that lets us decode the information stored
in a salmon’s immune system. The data reveals where we’re harming the fish, the ocean,
and ourselves – ultimately revealing lessons for how humans can thrive on this planet without destroying it.
Cast on this link to hear Alexandra Morton speak.
Mon June 29/20 4:56am
Cast on this link to read the full story
Mon June 29/20 4:50am
Update Wild Salmon vs Farm virus
Hello, I feel it is important to keep a record on the spread of a farm salmon virus onto this coast. I continue to try to stop this, but the resistance within the Canadian government is strong, consistent and, so far, impossible to reason with.
They now still refuse to screen for the virus, but DFO also says they will now allow fish
they know are infected with PRV to be transferred. This is a complete disregard for the three rulings by the Federal Court of Canada and the law. The only glimmer of hope is that this reckless decision was made during a caretaker government. It only benefits the three companies farming Atlantic salmon in BC.
Perhaps our new government will reassess this ASAP as the 2019 wild salmon return is the lowest on record in the history of this country, exposing their offspring to PRV as they try
to migrate to sea puts them at risk of extinction. More on this later.
If you want to help, please contact your MP and ask that the decision to allow PRV-infected farm salmon into BC waters needs to be changed to align with the laws of Canada.
For the record: https://alexandramorton.typepad.com
Thank you, Alexandra Morton
Mon June 29/20 4:50am
Alexandra Morton still fighting to save wild Salmon:
Hello, Over the past few weeks I have sat across from DFO's senior Aquaculture and
Science managers repeatedly in advance of DFO's 3rd attempt to decide what to do about
all the PRV virus in farm salmon. DFO has thus far avoided responding to the court on this since 2016. I believe we have a Minister who might be willing to face this decision, but who is informing him on what occurred at these meetings?
Alexandra blog - From the Front lines
My over-arching concern is that the same group that caused the problem are the only DFO group at the table. How can they reverse their own history of decisions to respond appropriately to scientists and the court? Where are the wild salmon managers in DFO, shouldn't they be part of this decision?
Because so few witnessed what I saw, I wanted to create a record of it. I get that governments should avoid causing shock to industrial operators and I understand that wild salmon face many challenges, but I don't see why the decision to protect wild salmon has fallen into the hands of DFO's Aquaculture Division and I have real concerns about DFO Science manager's willingness to properly evaluate the science on the threat of PRV to wild salmon.
DFO management has destroyed any chance that the BC salmon farming industry had of developing into a blue ribbon industry and wild salmon are collateral damage.
We don't have the luxury of getting this wrong as the stunning failure of this year's salmon returns settles over us like ashes. I have tried to be gentle here, because I watched the DFO reps struggle, caught between policy and reality - mission impossible. But I have no tolerance for this situation. As a biologist I take very seriously my role in preventing avoidable destruction of one of earth's most generous and beneficial creations - salmon.
DFO has so much potential, but there is going to have to be an internal regime shift. The level of denial I witnessed has no place in a world facing a scenario so frightening most of
us don't want to look at it.
Thank you, Alexandra Morton
Wed June 17/20 4:50am
Cast on this link for all the details:
Tue July 16/19 5:10am
Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition
Cast on this link to learn the full story. You will be glad you did!
Fri August 16/19 5:09am
DFO has created a regulatory system that allows salmon farmers to get away with killing
wild salmon with sea lice. Here are their own words.
Cast on this link to read the full story
Wed July 24/19 5:09am
Fri August 16/19 5:09am
If the mere presence of PRV in farmed Atlantic salmon smolts is sufficient to prevent
Fri December 7/18 4:03am
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and grandchildren. Join and offer your support: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/
PLEASE cast on this link to donate:
A "wild" Salmon will thank you for it :-)
Cast on this link to read the latest summary of NEWS items.
Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler:
We are honoured to have Rob contributing to the Fishing Report. Rob also contributes a weekly column to our local Terrace Standard Newspaper: http://www.terracestandard.com/
Rob Brown blog: http://web.me.com/skeenaangler/Skeena_Angler/Blog/Blog.html
Rob Brown Welcome: http://web.me.com/skeenaangler/Skeena_Angler/Welcome.html
Cast on link to read article:
Fri January 31/20 4:50am
Rob Brown latest story January 23, 2020 titled:
can be viewed by casting on this link on page 19 in Terrace Standard e-edition
Fri January 24/20 4:50am
Rob Brown latest story January 16, 2020 titled:
Collapse: The end
can be viewed by casting on this link on page 10 & 15 in Terrace Standard e-edition
Fri January 3/20 4:51am
Rob Brown latest story December 13, 2019 titled:
Mink Creek Part Two
can be viewed by casting on this link on page 26 in Terrace Standard e-edition
Fri December 20/19 5:13am
Rob Brown latest story December 13, 2019 titled:
can be viewed by casting on this link on page 18 in Terrace Standard e-edition
Fri December 13/19 5:13am
Rob Brown latest story December 6, 2019 titled:
The Column Collapse Part 2
can be viewed by casting on this link on page 24 in Terrace Standard e-edition
Fri December 6/19 5:14am
Rob Brown latest story November 29, 2019 titled:
The Column Collapse
can be viewed by casting on this link on page 25 in Terrace Standard e-edition
(SSBC) The Steelhead Society of BC:
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:
NEW FaceBook page link here: https://www.facebook.com/SSBCmain
Noel Gyger YouTube Videos:
On April 2nd I went over to YouTube to have a look around and look what I found out; of 10 videos YouTube recommends, guess what? My videos got 5 spots! WOW that is all I got to say J J J J J
Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube:
Total Uploaded Views as of September 16, 2019 were: 924,259
BIG PARTY when we hit one million views !!
PLUS Noel has another 50 or so posted on his webpage:
Kind of like: Fishing videos until you drop!
Dungeness Crab Feast
■ This one is titles Dungeness Crab Feast. Now, when I say older this one is 27 years old...but beauty I think, staring my two BEST friends and fishing buddies the late Ed Schulmeister and the late Lester Bryant.
Here is the direct link to the under 2 minute video:
Hope you enjoy. I could do it all over again if I could and I did my BEST to help other
fishing guides in the business. I was their chairman from 1996 to 2006. We were called SAGA
(Skeena Angling Guides Association).
■ Noel Gyger posted another video on his YouTube Channel; the video is titled "Record Coho mid Oct 95 Kasiks - Kitimat rivers", see Noel Gyger YouTube Videos, here is the
direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFlmyONgWjc&t=113s
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My honour to work with April Vokey - by Noel Fredric Gyger
April Vokey visits Noel Gyger in his office in Terrace BC and explains to him how she would fly fish "his" rivers. Noel listened to every word. He knows April is the very BEST. Noel knows every inch of every river in northwest BC but is always willing to learn more how to fish them.
Cast on the pic above to watch the 38 second VIDEO and meet the TV Film Crew with April
My honour to meet Jim Teeny - by Noel Fredric Gyger
I first met the legend Jim Teeny in the early 90s when he came out with the late Larry Schoenborn to shoot a fly fishing Steelhead TV show on the Kispiox River. Larry had asked me if I could supply two drift boats, I said sure, no problem. It was an honour to be asked. One boat for Jim and Larry and one for the TV crew. I rowed one boat and my dear friend, the late Ed Schulmeister, rowed the other. My boat took Jim and Larry and Ed took the camera crew.
The regulation on the Kispiox is power boat ban and you cannot fish from the boat, the
boats can be used for transport only. We launched above the Sportsmen’s Lodge for a drift of about 6 miles. We covered a lot of water and fished many tail-outs and pools. Unfortunately we did not have any luck higher up. It wasn’t until we got to our take-out where we found
the Steelhead and Larry’s camera crew shot a wonderful show.
Larry Schoenborn produced “Fishing the West” TV show and "Larry’s Travel Agency"
out of Portland Oregon, USA.. Ed and I were not paid but all our expenses were covered by Larry. I can honestly and proudly say Ed and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Jim had fished the river a few years back and knew a few of the runs, but at that time did not have a boat therefore his fishing was limited.
When the shoot was over and we were back in Terrace I invited Jim and Larry to fish on a
few of our local rivers. We fished on the Zymoetz (Copper) River and a small tributary called the Clore. On the Clore, Jim landed a beauty. Larry could not fish as he had injured his right hand. We also fished the Lakelse River which at the time was crowded with anglers fishing for Coho. Jim blew away anglers with his casting skills by using his world famous “Teeny” lines and an assortment of “Teeny” flies. He could cast from one side of the river to the
other with no effort. WOW did this look good.
From this trip we gained a lot of guiding business for my lodge. Jim knew many people.
Many of them from Hollywood, such as movie star agent Skip Brittenham. Jim came back
the next year with his wife Donna and Skip and his wife actresses Heather Thomas. Henry Winkler (the Fonz of "Happy Days" TV show) was supposed to be along but had to cancel last
I fished with Jim and Donna on the Kitimat River in May of 1991 and landed a very nice Steelhead with one of Jim’s flies, it was a Black #2 Teeny Nymph and a T-300 Teeny line. Before Jim’s group left for home I bought a Jim Teeny Fly Vest for myself and a bunch of Teeny Nymph flies to sell at my lodge Tackle Shop.
The rest is “history” as they say ☺
Book For Sale
An Illustrated Oral History
In this collaboration with oral historian Robert Budd, celebrated artist Roy Henry Vickers is inspired by voices from the past to illustrate the rich history of the Skeena River.
The Skeena, second longest river in the province, remains an icon of British Columbia’s northwest. Called Xsien (“water of the clouds”) by the Tsimshian and Gitksan, it has always played a vital role in the lives of Indigenous people of the region. Since the 1800s, it has also become home to gold seekers, traders, salmon fishers and other settlers who were drawn by the area’s beauty and abundant natural resources.
Voices from the Skeena will take readers on a journey inspired directly by the people who lived there. Combining forty illustrations with text selected from the pioneer interviews CBC radio producer Imbert Orchard recorded in the 1960s, the book follows the arrival of the Europeans and the introduction of the fur trade to the Omineca gold rush and the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Open the pages to meet Robert Cunningham, a Anglican missionary who would later become the founder of the thriving Port Essington. Here too is a man called Cataline, a packer for whom no settlement was too remote to reach, and the indominable Sarah Glassey, the first woman to pre-empt land in British Columbia. At the heart of these stories is the river weaving together a narrative of a people and their culture. Pairing the stories with
Roy Henry Vickers’s vibrant art creates a unique and captivating portrait of British Columbia that will appeal to art lovers and history readers alike.
Order through Harbour Publishing (Books of the Pacific Northwest)
Book For Sale
Highly recommended by Noel Gyger. Order now for yourself and your fishing partners. Call Jim at 1-800-501-6602.
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
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West Coast of Vancouver Islands, BC
Rogers Fishing Lodge
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 Price reduced to $650,000
Please contact Noel Gyger if you are interested.
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
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