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Top Photo: September 1, 2015. We would like to thank Connor Sabo for giving us permission to post this beautiful pic of his Kalum River male Steelhead. As you can see it was hooked with a rvrfshr Copper spoon. Check out the rvrfshr website to see all their fine products. Sorry, Connor did not give time of year, he did say "his dog Rocky is watching other steelheads jump". If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime. Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

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Last update was Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 6:02pm

Sunrise 6:43am Sunset 8:23pm

 

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

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Commentary:  Wind: E 6km/h Partly cloudy (+11 degrees C) Some people were lucky this year and landed quite a few Chinook. I heard many people did not do so well. And these are people who come and fish every year. The run was actually below the 10 year average. See Tyee Test Fishery numbers below. Steelhead, Pink and Coho are coming in also. Chinook are in the Kalum River. Skeena Sockeye are here but NOT the big numbers that were expected. Note: NEW section added called Recommended Fly Fishing GearNote: FOR SALE ECO Tour Tenure license, see Market Place section. Note: FOR SALE Saltwater Lodge ~ owners of this Lodge say they have over 1050 guests booked thus far for 2015 season and did over $2,000,000 in gross revenue for 2014. Certainly a real positive for any potential Buyer to have a turn-key business see Market Place section.

 

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Recent and Today's updates below:

 

Recent updates:  Update: NEW to the report, links to Kalum River stories and Kalum River videos, see Kalum River section. Update: NEW to the report, links to Copper River stories and Copper River videos, see Zymoetz (Copper) River section. Update: NEW to the report, links to Kitimat River stories and Kitimat River videos, see Kitimat River section. Update: NEW Ad posted on the website for Mario http://www.mvcc2.com who can solve ALL your computer issues local and worldwide. Update: 2015-16 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: a NEW section has been added it is called Guest Comments, see below the Rob Brown section. 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: original water level graph for the Kitimat River stopped working, so we added another two links that work, see Kitimat River section. Update: David Anderson sent a pic and caption of his Steelhead catch on the Kitimat River this spring, see Guest Photos and captions section.

 

Today's updates:  Update: for Skeena and Kalum River. Update: for Kalum River. Update: for Skeena and Copper River. Update: for Kitimat River. Update: Alexandra Morton re:  BC Businesses say "NO" to more salmon farms, see Conservation section. Update: 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: FOR SALE Never been used Neoprene Waders, see Market Place section. Update: To track the size of the Steelhead and Salmon runs, see Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2015 section - just below Skeena River. Update: To learn size of the Salmon runs, see 2015 Salmon Fishing Outlook section. Update: for Prince Rupert Ocean Fishing. Update: Noel Gyger fishing videos on YouTube total views as of today July 3 were 856,557. Update: We would like to WELCOME Pure Fishing onboard, they are now the official, exclusive sponsor of this fishing report. Update: Duane and Lisa Danielson of Happy Hooker Fishing Charters sent pics and fishing report for Halibut in Steward BC, see Happy Hooker Fishing Charters section. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent fishing report for river and ocean plus Heli fishing with pics, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Luke sent pic of Chinook, Sockeye and Steelhead he caught while fishing our area, see Guest Photos and captions section. Update: Ray Barker-smith and his wife Dr. Marlene White struggle to hold up their huge Chinook, see Skeena River section. Update: Ray Barker-smith poses his family catch of Dungeness Crab and Halibut, see Northwest Pacific Ocean Fishing section (this is a NEW section just below Prince Rupert). Update: SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is asking everyone to help save our Skeena River Salmon by signing petition after watching YouTube video, see Conservation section. Update: Full month of July 2015 Fishing Reports are posted now, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Andrew Rushton of Kalum River Lodge sent pic and caption re Coho and Steelhead , see Skeena River section. Update: Willi Schmidt sent pics and fishing report for Kitimat River fishing, see Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding section. Update: Our friend Lester Watson from Ontario sent pic of his big Skeena River Coho, see Skeena River section. Update: I checked the rivers this morning, Copper is a brown colour which colours up the Skeena, above Copper Skeena in fair shape.  Actually, the Skeena is high but is still in fishable shape. Lots of anglers are still fishing on the Skeena. The Kalum on the lower end is very high and borderline fishable, upper end should be OK. Update: Just added the Skeena trib Coho (Silver Salmon) rivers Exstew, Exchamsiks and Kasiks. Update: Just added Kitimat River Estuary for Coho fishing. Update: to receive the September 3, 2015 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: NEW Top Photo posted September 1st. Update: for Bulkley, Morice, Kispiox, Babine rivers and lakes, see Smithers BC and area fishing report section. Update: Rob Brown latest story titled "Secret Creek in summer", see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler section. Update: Come one Come all - to the 28th annual Kitimat Fish Derby, see Kitimat River section. Update: Watershed Watch Salmon Society and all their contacts do an outstanding job to inform us what is being done to protect our wild Salmon we all love, see Conservation section. More updates will come in as the day moves on. Cast on links to send me your fishing report or feedback. Or phone 250-635-2568, if I am not available leave your report on my answering machine. Thank you.

 

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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.

 

Wed Sep 2/15 5:08am

Water in poor shape but still borderline fishable. Folks are telling me Steelhead fishing this year is pretty good. They are also starting to catch fresh Coho...and of course the usual Sockeye and Pink. Fellow told me lots of fresh Chinook coming in now. He says the run was good early season, but in the main season mid July to 3rd week was slower than normal. He thinks because of the low water and hot weather they just were not coming in. You could say the run is "late"! Out of the closed zones folks are still catching Chinook but not many.

 

Chinook closures in the following zones:

 

- Skeena River from Lakelse River mouth upstream to the Skeena River Overpass (New Hwy Bridge) at Ferry Island Aug 7 – Dec 31.

 

- Kalum River, downstream of fishing boundary signs below lower canyon Aug 7 – Dec 31.

 

Angler are now targeting Pink and Steelhead.  Coho will be coming soon. You may want to consider hiring a guide to learn how? If so please contact me anytime I will get you set-up with the BEST.

 

 

IMPORTANT Cast on this link to read Fishery NOTICE regarding this years Sockeye run

 

Noel, here is a photo for your newsletter. This is Lester Watson from Angus, Ontario with a massive Skeena river bright Coho caught yesterday, Tuesday, August 18th. Photo submitted by Lester Watson.

 

 

                                      Coho                                                              Steelhead

We would sincerely like to thank pro fishing guide Andrew Rushton for allowing us to post these two pics. They show that both Coho (Silver) Salmon and summer-run Steelhead are in the Skeena River now. Andrew says, "A couple of Kalum River Lodge's guests with some fresh Skeena river summer run fish!" Andrew Rushton, Kalum River Lodge

 

Willie Mccleary sent this pic of his friends summer-run Steelhead landed on the Skeena River August 3rd. Note how bright this fish is. Good numbers seem to be coming in now! Thank you Willie for sending the pic.

 

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:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:07am

IMPORTANT Cast on this link to read Fishery NOTICE regarding this years Sockeye run

 


 

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2015:

 

Sockeye Charts

 

      

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2014

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2014

 

 

 


Chinook Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2014

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2014

 

 

 


Steelhead Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2014

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2014

 

 

 


Coho Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2014

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2014

 

 

 


Pink Charts

 

      

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2014

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2014

 

 

 


Chum Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2013

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2013

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

2015 Salmon Fishing Outlook:

from Fisheries and Oceans Canada Cast on this PDF link to read the Preliminary 2015 Salmon Outlook.

      


Pure Fishing:

 

 

Updates:

 

Wed Sep 2/15 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!

 


 

Fishing Reports and more...

 


 

Kitimat Lodge

 

 

Wed Sep 2/15 5:06am

 

Kitimat Lodge fishing report

 

Kevin Thingvold Family Skeena River Chinook
held by Gord McKean

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

 

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

 

Skeena Chinook fishing season closes August 6th, triggering the start of the elusive Skeena River Summer Run Steelhead.

 

Second - some great photos of a great fly fishing adventure!
Late July Chum Salmon Fishing Report, BC Canada

 

Chum Salmon on the fly are in large numbers and a fight like no other, peel line, skin knuckles and nice smiles for these two gentlemen from Austria.

 

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

 

Third  - if you haven't seen these Heli-Fishing Trip Photos...

 

The Black family booked a chopper, Skeena and saltwater tour while at the Kitimat Lodge this week. The wives pictured with a pair of Skeena Chinook and young Jamieson with a Dungeness Crab.

 http://kitimatlodge.com/skeena-and-saltwater-heli-fishing-tour/

 

Be sure to check out the outstanding action photo of Jamie Black from Copper Line Excavating releasing a monster Chinook!

 

Guided Fishing Trips in British Columbia, Canada

 

B.C. Guided Fishing Trips, River Fly Fishing and Ocean Charter Fishing.  

 

Kitimat Lodge is quietly nestled among the cliffs of the Kitimat River Valley - strategically located near the Kitimat River and quick access to the Douglas Channel.

 

All suites are fully equipped with wireless Internet and flat screen televisions, including full kitchenette with fridge, stove and coffee maker. 

 

Guided Fishing Trips in Kitimat, BC, Canada

 

Call or Contact Us today to Check Availability - Phone: 250 632-6677

 

The Seasons:

 

SPRING STEELHEAD

Spring Steelhead begins this late March for 6 weeks. If the run of Steelhead was like last year our guests are going to hit pay dirt.

 

 

CHINOOK SALMON

Starting in May, thru to August, Chinook Salmon we target either by Jetboats or spacious driftboats, on the rivers, or 30ft Aluminum, twin Volvo Diesel, ocean vessel. All our boat are fully equipped with top of the line gear.

 

 

COHO SALMON

Late July to late September all 5 species of Salmon are in full charge from the ocean to the rivers. We intercept these Salmon either in the Saltwater or small coastal micro streams, using like tackle or fly.

 

 

HALIBUT and CRAB

May to November is best for Halibut and Dungeness Crab. For 2014 the size limit for Halibut has increased, retaining a 70lb fish, up from the 60lb fish in 2013

 

 

SUMMER - FALL STEELHEAD

The lower 100 miles of the Skeena and its tributaries are a Steelheaders dream, miles of fly water to chase the elusive steelhead. With our access to Classified waters in Skeena country, this allows us flexibility and tranquility for our customers.

 

BOOK SOON - don't be disappointed:

 

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

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Kalum River:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:06am

Water high in the lower end and coloured up. Both Steelhead and Coho are being caught now, some on the same day. WOW! 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:

 

Kalum River Coho

Cast here to watch the video

 

Cast on link below to watch more videos:

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

 

Kalum River Podcasts:

 

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

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

 

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

 

Cast on the link below to watch more podcasts:

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

                                                    

Lakelse River Bridge:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

This is one of the most popular fishing spots in Terrace. Used to be sign on the bridge No Fishing off the Bridge but many people were. I heard  a Chinook was landed early this morning. My good friend the late Lester Bryant used to say the fish will be here when the cotton wood flies. The cotton wood is flying now. He would also say this fishing spot should be for people over 65 and kids under 6 only. Wise words, we think. Another gentlemen 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.

 

Lakelse River:

Tue Apr 28/15 5:02am

The Steelhead fishing is really good in the upper end and mid river. Tip: Fly fishing is good technique. Instead of a fly I would use a bright red cocky as I knew the Steelhead were eating the Coho eggs that would escape from the Coho reds. Sometimes in the deeper runs I would tie on a flatfish plug and feed it into the deep pool.  I know it is not a fly but no problem as the “fly-only” time is from Mar 1 to May 31. Also in the deeper runs I liked float fishing the corky with a little white wool. My friends and I really liked to fish the upper end this time of year while we waited for the Kalum River levels to drop so we could use our drifts and not have to compete with the jet boats. We would run our drift boats all winter and for many years the Steelhead fishing was simply outstanding and I know it still is. Good luck!

 

Zymoetz (Copper) River:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:06am

Water in poor condition, kind of a brown colour. Summer-run Steelhead are entering the river now but need better conditions to catch them. Keep those fly rods ready! Tip: Float fishing the Pink Worm works very well in this river. Need a guide  for 2015 in either the Class one or Class two section 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:

Wed Sep 2/15 3:04pm

  

Come one come all

to the 28th Annual Kitimat Fish Derby

Labour Day Weekend

September 5 - 6, 2015

 

For more info cast on this link:

http://www.kitimatchamber.ca/content/28th-annual-kitimat-fish-derby

 

Wed Sep 2/15 5:05am

Water came up due to the rain. Mouth of Hearch Creek was the only clean spot to fish on the river. Chum and Pinks are in and now come the Coho. If you need the "best" fishing guide just contact me anytime. Thanks!

 

First Kitimat River Coho: I asked Michael Herzberg permission to post this pic as it is always "very special" to post a first fish of the year. Here is what Mike said, "Sure, Noel. You're welcome to use it. That's my friend, Shannon, here on a visit from Ontario. She grew up in Kitimat but had never drifted the river before. We release a bunch of Pinks and Chums, then she landed this nice little Coho." Thank You Mike !

 

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

 


Kitimat River Estuary:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:02am

Coho fish is good. Please BEWARE it can be dangerous getting into and out of the Estuary with jet boat. If you would like to experience this unique fishery may I suggest you book with a fishing guide for a trip or two. Be safe :-)

 


 

Happy Hooker Fishing Charters

 

Stewart BC Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Fishermen!

“The worst Day of Fishing is Still Better Than The Best Day At work”

 

Come join us for a Sportfishing adventure. Enjoy some unforgettable Salmon and Halibut fishing as well as wildlife sighting that may include seals, otters, eagles, porpoises and maybe pods of whales.

 

We provide excellent value for your fishing dollar and only use the best rods, reels, tackle and bait to maximize your chances to catch the fish you are targeting. We like to promote catch and release, BUT feel free to take home your limit

 

http://www.happyhookerfishingcharter.com

Updates:

 

Wed Sep 2/15 5:04am

 

 

Just heard from Duane and Lisa Danielson of Happy Hooker Fishing Charters in Stewart BC and they tell us Halibut and Salmon fishing is fabulous right now! Give them a shout and book a charter with them, you will really, really enjoy yourself :-)

 


 

Douglas Channel:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:02am

I have reports of good Salmon and Halibut fishing! Now when I say this fishing is good you got to know what to fish with, where to fish and how. Pink and Sockeye are out their too. Fishing for Dungeness Crab is simply outstanding. My suggestion is to book a charter guide for trip or two

 

Hey Noel, Here a picture of my 9 years old son Forrest catching his first Coho salmon in Kitimat this past weekend Aug 15-16. Thought you might enjoy. Fish on Steve Dewit. Thank you Steve.

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                                                                         Fish, Bike, Run and more in Smithers, BC

       http://www.mcbike.ca


Exstew River:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:02am

The Coho (Silver) Salmon are coming in and slowly moving up river. These are bright fish. Concentrate fishing beside tree structures and deep cut-bank pools. Watch for rolling fish, if you don't see them rolling the a probably not there.

 

Exchamsiks River:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:02am

The Coho (Silver) Salmon are coming in and slowly moving up river. These are bright fish. Concentrate fishing beside tree structures and deep cut-bank pools. Watch for rolling fish, if you don't see them rolling the a probably not there.

 

Kasiks River:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:02am

The Coho (Silver) Salmon are coming in and slowly moving up river. These are bright fish. Concentrate fishing beside tree structures and deep cut-bank pools. Watch for rolling fish, if you don't see them rolling the a probably not there.

 


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:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:02am

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

 

Fri Oct 17/14 5:14am

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

 


Northwest Pacific Ocean Fishing:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:01am

 

Ray Barker-smith poses his family catch of Dungeness Crab and Halibut. Not sure of the exact area they were fishing but I believe it was somewhere between Stewart and Kitimat Douglas Channel. Goes to show you, just about anywhere on the BC North coast you have a chance for some great, memorial catches.

 


 

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

 


 

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/

 


 

Smithers BC and area fishing report:

 

This report is courtesy Oscar's Source for Sports

 

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.

 

Bulkley & Morice Rivers:

Sep 1 - Both Bulkley and Morice are still in shape after this rain. Fall weather is upon us, bring on the Steelhead and Coho!!

 

Aug 26 - Steelhead are already up in the Morice. Coho fishing has been pretty good. Still lots of Pinks in the river.

 

Kispiox River:

Sep 1 -  River is blown out with all the rain. Water came up a foot last night, but has already started to come down.

 

Aug 26 -  Water is perfect. Steelhead and Coho are in and being caught. Lots of Pinks in the system.

 

Babine River:

Sep 1 - Sockeye is closed. Steelhead and Coho should be in the river.

 

Aug 26 - Sockeye fishing has been good. T18 sink tip. Sockeye limit has increased to 2 per day. Sockeye is open till August 31.

 

Lakes:

Sep 1 - Babine Lake - Sockeye is open till the 15th, limit 2 per day.

 

Aug 26 - Babine Lake - Sockeye limit has increased to 2 per day. Lots of fish in the lake and most people are getting their limit. Sockeye fishing is open till September 15th.

 

Bulkley River Water heights below:

Cast on link for current Bulkley River water heights near Smithers BC

 

https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html?type=realTime&stn=08EE005

 


Recent Top Photos:

 

August 26 to September 1, 2015. Hey Noel, Here a picture of my 9 years old son Forrest catching his first Coho salmon in Kitimat this August 15-16. Thought you might enjoy. Fish on Steve Dewit. Thank you Steve. We enjoy getting the young folks hooked on fishing :-) "They" are the future... If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime. Cast on photo to view in larger size

 

August 18 to August 26, 2015. Caption from Andrew Rushton, "Another happy customer at Kalum River Lodge! Just one of the Steelhead Alan landed whilst out with Andrew Rushton, Head Guide at Kalum River Lodge.” Thank You Andrew! If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime. Cast on photo to view in larger size

 


 

Guest Photos and captions:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:00am

 

 

                                         Chinook (top) - Sockeye (left) - Steelhead (right)

 

We would like to thank Luke for sending these pics from his very successful fishing trip to our area. He caught all species that were available!

 


 

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 

 


Steve Hidber - Oscars Source for Sports, Smithers BC

 

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.

 

 Alex, Jim, Steve

Oscar's Adventure Travel

www.oscarsadventuretravel.com

jim@oscarsadventuretravel.com

 

and

 

Oscar's Source For Adventure

www.oscarssports.com

info@oscarssports.com

1222 Main Street

Box 550

Smithers BC

V0J 2N0

Phone:(250)877-1994

Fax:(250)847-3396

 

We are looking forward seeing you in the Tackle Store!

 


 

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:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:46pm

 

Watershed Watch Salmon Society and all their contacts do an outstanding job to inform us what is being done to protect our wild Salmon we all love.

 

Please try and find the time to read the details:

 

A wild Salmon will thank you!

 

Wed Sep 2/15 5:00am

                         

                                                            http://skeenawild.org

 

 

Watch this YouTube video https://youtu.be/B7wHi08i2xg and ask yourself if you think that destroying our salmon populations is worth having an LNG transport facility on Lelu Island and Flora Bank. Please sign the Petition: http://www.savelelu.ca/

 

Thu Aug 6/15  5:00am

Happy BC Day? 4 New Salmon Farms

 

Hello, on Friday, before the long weekend, the BC government ignored 100,000 people, Fraser River Nations and local fishermen and granted four new salmon farms access to the BC coast.

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com

 

This is what the industry needed from BC to keep their shareholders happy, as Norway and Chile are not growing due to sea lice, bacteria and over - drug use.

 

Please consider helping me stay in this fight. http://www.gofundme.com/isk8bw

 

It would seem that we have to be relentless in our efforts to keep this world alive in the face of government cowardice and stupidity.  They cannot see what is truly valuable.

 

I certainly wish that my news was better, but please know I will never give up, wild salmon are just too important.

 

Alexandra Morton

 


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 Sep 2/15 12:21pm

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-sep-2_2015.pdf

 

Wed Sep 2/15 5:00am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob- brown-aug-26_2015.pdf 

 

Wed Aug 19/15 5:00am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-aug-12_2015.pdf

 

Wed Aug 12/15 5:00am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-aug-5_2015.pdf

 

Wed Aug 5/15 5:00am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-29_2015.pdf

 


Guest Comments:

Wed Feb 18/15 5:13am

 

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

 

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


The crux of his argument is...full letter

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


(SSBC) The Steelhead Society of BC:

 

 

     http://www.steelheadsociety.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

Wed Apr 30/14 6:20am

Noel Gyger has 96 fishing video clips on YouTube:

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

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

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

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

Kind of like: Fishing videos until you drop!

 


 

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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.

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

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

Only one top (front page) spot available.

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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:

2013-2015 BC tidal waters and fresh-water (Federal) Salmon fishing information (including recent updates):

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/index-eng.htm

Effective April 1, 2015

Shellfish Contamination Closures:

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

On-line tidal waters fishing licenses:

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

  

2013-2015 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:

Wed Sep 2/15 5:00am

For Sale 

 

Neoprene Waders

 

Hi Noel, I thought you may know someone that might be interested I have River Rat Neoprene Waders size XL never been in the water never fit me properly. Wanting $250 OBO can send me an email bwhusband@telus.net or call my cell 250-631-2067.

 

Thanks. Bert Husband ~ Terrace BC

 


 

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

 

Wed Sep 2/15 5:00am

 

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 2015 and 2016: Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges for both river and ocean. There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot of free information and advice from a person with years and years of fishing and fish guiding experience. It is like hiring two guides for the price of one. I will promptly answer your questions and concerns. Contact Noel Gyger to book NOW

 

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

 

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