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Top Photo: June 30, 2015. Kyle Alton with a beautiful, fresh Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon landed a few days ago. If you are interested to hire a fishing guide, ocean or river... to learn how, where and when to catch these guys please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of lifetime.

 

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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

(Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert)

 

Last update was Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 12:34pm

Sunrise 5:07am Sunset 10:09pm

 

BOOKING NOW for:

- 2015 for Zymoetz (Copper) & Skeena River

- 2015 Skeena River summer-run Steelhead and Salmon

- 2015 Kitimat River for Coho (Silver) Salmon

- 2015 Multi Rivers for spring Steelhead

- 2015 Multi Rivers for spring Chinook

- 2015 Kwinamass River for Steelhead (April &May) only

- 2015 Nass and Coastal Rivers

- 2015 Douglas Channel ocean fishing for Salmon and Bottom fish

- 2015 Prince Rupert ocean fishing for Salmon and Bottom fish

Need info to book "any" guided fishing trip for 2015 contact me anytime

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Commentary:  Wind: N 10km/h A few clouds (+28 degrees C) Lots of Chinook are being landed in the Skeena right now. Chinook are in the Kitimat and Kalum Rivers! Sockeye on the Skeena should start coming in numbers soon. Be sure to check the numbers for the Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery located below. 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 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 SALE Cabin on the Skeena River on 6 acres 12km East of Terrace BC, see Market Place section. Update: FREE Family Fishing Weekend, see News Bulletin section ~ just below Skeena River section. Update: Friends of Morice-Bulkley announces a very special event on June 23rd, see Conservation section. 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: We would like to WELCOME Happy Hooker Fishing Charters in Stewart BC Canada onboard, see their section below and/or their Ad in the left menu bar. 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 Kitimat River. Update: for Lakelse River Bridge. Update: FOR SALE Never been used Neoprene Waders, see Market Place section. Update: FOR SALE 5 Bedroom Skeena River Front House 2 minute walk to BEST Salmon fishing, see Market Place section or click on Ad in left menu bar. Update: Do you need Current Highway Conditions? If YES cast on the link below. Update: Willi Schmidt of Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding sent pics and Chinook fishing report, see Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding 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: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent Chinook Salmon and  Halibut fishing report with pics, see Kitimat Lodge section. Update: Interested re the size of the Skeena River Sockeye run this year, see News Bulletin section. Update: for Prince Rupert Ocean Fishing. Update: for Skeena River.  Update: NEW Top Photo posted June 23rd. Update: Chinook are being landed off Ferry Island in Terrace, BC. Update: local mountain snow-pac pic posted. Update: pic of the Chinook fishing on Ferry Island in Terrace, BC. Update: NEW Top photo posted June 30th. Update: two pics and caption of Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon, see Skeena River section. Update: NEW Product Profile Scotty www.scotty.com see Product Profile section. Update: Full month of June 2015 Fishing Reports are posted now, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Rob Brown latest story titled "Helter Smelter", see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler section. Update: Michelle Finch sent two pics and caption of her friends Chinook he landed on the Bulkley River, see Guest Photos and captions section. Update: Noel Gyger fishing videos on YouTube total views as of today July 3 were 856,557. Update: to receive the July 9, 2015 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. More updates will come in as the day moves on. Cast on links to send me your fishing report or feedback. Or phone 250-635-2568, if I am not available leave your report on my answering machine. Thank you.

 

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Terrace BC mountains showing what's left of the snow-pac, not much! Pic taken June 28th

 


 

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.

 

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

Water has been dropping near Terrace and is clean enough to fish now. I have report of some outstanding Chinook fishing near Terrace now. Sockeye fishermen are starting to show up on Ferry Island. I have reports of Chinook landed on Ferry Island. You can also try fishing the clean water of the trib rivers such as Kasiks and Exchamsiks. These spots, below the highway 16 bridges, are open for Chinook. Above the bridges it is closed. 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.

 

Some of the Chinook fishing action at Ferry Island on June 28th

Cast on pic for larger size

 

 

My Family fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon on the Skeena River a few days ago. They are my son-in-law Dennis Therrien and my granddaughter Alix Ritter. Well done!

 

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:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is predicting an average to above average sockeye run this year. Looking at the sockeye numbers so far, even though it's a little early, they are only a little less compared to last year.

 

The rumour is that this year's run of sockeye, will have larger fish on average.

 

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

FN0448-2015-2016 Family Fishing Weekend - Recreational Fishing Information

 

British Columbia's Family Fishing Weekend is a celebration of great tradition of sport fishing. One June 19, 20 and 21, 2015, the public can go fishing at no cost in many of BC's lakes and rivers. The Government of Canada is also providing an opportunity to fish in all tidal waters(except for species and Areas specified below).

 

Cast on link below for more info:

http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=view_notice&DOC_ID=171225&ID=all

 


 

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.

      


 


 

Fishing Reports and more...

 


 

Kitimat Lodge

 

 

 

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

 

Kitimat Lodge fishing report for June 20th

 

June is Chinook and Halibut Fishing Season in BC Canada!

 

 

New Chinook and Halibut pictures added to the  Photo Gallery on the website!

 http://kitimatlodge.com/gallery/summer-2015-bc-sport-fishing/

 

  

 

Sat June 20/15 5:02am

 

Kitimat Lodge fishing report

 

Halibut Fishing in the Pacific Northwest of BC Canada!

 

Click here to watch this explosive Halibut Fishing Video on YouTube!

 

 

Large Halibut Fishing!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFay8GCJVNs

 

This video is explosive! Posted an awesome gallery of pictures with Crab, Salmon and more Halibut!

 

New Photo Gallery on the website:

 http://kitimatlodge.com/gallery/summer-2015-bc-sport-fishing/

 

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. 

 

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:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

Water in good shape. Chinook are in the river now! I have reports of some good ones caught. 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 Lodge guest releases another spring Steelhead.  Just one of the super Steelhead caught by their fly anglers this spring.

 

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:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

Water in good shape. Chinook will be entering the river now. 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:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

Water in good shape. Chinook coming in with the high tides and folks are catching them. If you need the "best" fishing guide just contact me anytime. Thanks.

 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Douglas Channel:

Sun July 5/15 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.

 


                                                                         Fish, Bike, Run and more in Smithers, BC

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Recommended Fly Fishing Gear:

 

Courtesy Chad Black Nicholas Dean Outdoors

 

In the low water conditions of early April, we generally used light sink tips to cover the shallow riffles and tailouts where Steelhead were holding.  Type 3 and Type 6 tips were generally all that was needed for most conditions.  With the higher flows of late Spring, and in particular on the tributary rivers, we've also been using Rio's MOW tips in a variety of weights and lengths to get the fly down to the fish.  The Heavy MOW tips, made of T-14 material, have been particularly useful, in lengths of 5, 7.5, 10 and 12.5 ft.

 

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

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

 

Rods, Reels, Lines: For Steelhead - Spey rods in the 12' to 14' range, with a Skagit head to match.  A 7126 TCX paired with a 500 grain Skagit Flight and Loomis  8139 Dredger with a 525 grain Skagit are excellent choices.  A good quality disc or cork drag reel (e.g. Islander and Ross) with a minimum of 150 yards of 30 lb backing.  For Spring Chinook Salmon, same as above, except with heavier gear - 9 weight minimum, 10 weight better.

Sink Tips and Tippet: A 15' Type III and 15' Type VI for most shallow water applications, and a variety of MOW tips - medium (T-11) and heavy (T-14) for deeper and/or heavier water.  Always 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen for Steelhead.  Increase tippet to 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen if targeting Spring Chinook.

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

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


Prince Rupert Ocean Fishing:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

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

 

Fri Oct 17/14 5:14am

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

 


 

Terrace BC Canada:

 

Skeena Salmon Lodge Guiding

 

 

Flyfishing in Canada

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

 

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

 

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

Early June Fishing Report

 

The Skeena Salmon Lodge guide team has been steadily getting into chrome Chinook since the beginning of June. The Kitimat river has been the most productive for us resulting in Chinook for both Jackson and Maclean on flies and spoons.

 

 

The Kitimat river has been rising and dropping but remaining fishable while bringing in more and more ocean fresh Kings daily. We have also been investigating some of our distant and pristine rivers that we offer packages to. A beautiful drive to Kincolith resulted in more than black bear sightings and lava beds. Head guide Maurice caught an absolutely beautiful Chinook that was less than a kilometre from the ocean and gave him a fight he will never forget!

 

 

The Chinook season has started strong and reports from the ocean indicate an outstanding main run! The season typically runs from early June to mid July. For bookings or more information contact Willi Schmidt at willi.schmidt@canada-flyfishing.com or 001-250-638-1185

 


 

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:

Coming again in July 2015

 


Recent Top Photos:

 

June 23 to June 30, 2015. Two huge Douglas Channel Halibut. The fellow on the left is Ariel Kuppers of Kitimat Lodge the charter guide who knows ALL the hot spots; not only for Halibut but all the Salmon species and Dungeness Crab. If you are interested to hire a fishing guide, ocean or river... to learn how, where and when to catch these guys please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of lifetime.

 

 

 

June 9 to June 23, 2015. Ayla Slanina came along with me this morning, June 6th. It was her first time drifting the Kitimat River. We hooked this beauty not even five minutes in. This Chinook took us way down into the next pool. She landed it after a tough, 20-minute scrap. Photo and caption by Michael Herzberg. If you are interested to hire a fishing guide, ocean or river... to learn how, where and when to catch these guys please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of lifetime. Cast on photo to view in larger size

 


 

Guest Photos and captions:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

 

Thought I (Michelle Finch) would share a Chinook caught 3 days ago June 29th on the Bulkley River in Telkwa BC by Phil Davies. Thanks for sending the pic Michelle.  Noel

 


 

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


 

Product Profile:

Scotty www.scotty.com

 

The Way to Fish

 

Fishing Gear & Equipment

 

 

No. 400 ORCA Rodholder

 

With one quick motion, your fishing rod is lifted straight out into the fighting position.

 

Click on link for short video demonstration:

http://www.scotty.com/fishing-gear-equipment/rod-holders/orca_medium.mov

 

Main features:

  • Unique Side or Deck Mounting Bracket and New! Lock Down Feature

  • Tilts up and down, including upright for rod storage when travelling

  • Less missed strike opportunities

  • Swivels 360 degrees

  • Locks closed for travelling

 

Download their New! catalogue on their website www.scotty.com

 

Contact info: www.scotty.com

Phone: 1-800-214-0141

 

Scotty is a B.C based company.  Scotty Products are distributed by Redl Sports Distributors and these fine products are available at the Best Dealers in the Northwest, City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods in Kitimat J and E's Tackle in Prince Rupert, Oscars Source for Sports in Smithers and Fish Tales in Terrace, BC

 


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:

Sun July 5/15  5:02am

BC Businesses say "NO" to more salmon farms

 

Hello, When the Premier waves the fish farm flag, she is standing alone with the people who are paid by the industry.

 

This week a group of environmental organizations joined me in delivering our 40lb, 3,000 page petition to the Premier of British Columbia. David Suzuki Society, Clayoquot Action, Living Oceans, Watershed Watch, and Sea Sheppard, were all introduced to the Legislative Assembly of BC as we sat in the gallery to witness tabling of the massive 108,000 signature petition not to expand salmon farming in BC. A second petition of BC businesses and organizations who do not want to see the salmon farming industry expand was also tabled and continues to grow.

 

Denman Island Chocolate, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC, Slow Fish, Council of Canadians - mid Island chapter, Wilderness Tourism Association, and the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, a community with 21 salmon farms and 2 farm salmon processing plants among others have signed this petition.

 

If you have a business/organization in BC please consider joining us. You can simply respond to this email with your company name. 

 

See who else has signed cast here

 

It appears that the only people supporting salmon farming in BC are either in government, or paid by the industry.

 

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:

 

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-1_2015.pdf

 

Wed July 1/15 5:02am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-24_2015.pdf

 

Wed June 24/15 5:02am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-17_2015.pdf

 

Wed June 17/15 5:02am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-10_2015.pdf

 

Wed June 10/15 5:02am

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-3_2015.pdf

 

Wed June 3/15 5:02am

Lost wallet

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-may-27_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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My GOAL is to increase TOURISM

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  • over 25 years promoting tourism and fish guiding experience

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

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Large Banner Ad $100/month (within the body of the report 500x80 pixels)

 

 

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:

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

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

 


 

 

Sun July 5/15 5:02am

For Sale 

 

Usk, BC

5 Bedroom house on Skeena River

 

 

 

 

 

Address is 2158 Grandview Drive, which is located in Usk, BC

 

- 5 bedroom -1.5 bathroom -2.5 acres on the Skeena River

- one of the BEST salmon fishing holes 2 minute walk out the door

- par 3, nine hole, chip and putt golf course

- property has full underground irrigation system 

- new septic system - new 200 amp and 100 amp service

- new electric furnace and wood heat

- house has recently been renovated/ updated inside

 

Asking price: $419,000 Contact: Meadow Richard skeenariverrvpark@gmail.com

 


 

Sun July 5/15 5:00am

For Sale 

 

Terrace, BC

800 sq ft - 1-1/2 story rancher cabin w/loft

 

    

 

 

Are you looking for a rustic getaway in the heart of Salmon and Steelhead country? Look no further than this picturesque cabin in a rural setting 12 km east of Terrace BC on the Skeena River. This cabin provides the rustic charm of a cozy living space with a covered deck, wooden tongue-in-groove interior finishing, and an old-fashioned Heartland wood stove. In addition, you also get all the amenities expected of a modern home, including full electric hook-up, interior plumbing with water provided from a natural spring, a bathroom plumbed to septic, 43 litre hot water tank, washer/dryer, fridge, stove, excellent cellular coverage, and availability of internet. This cabin has been lived in year-round for the past 2 years!

Property size ~ 6 acres with a mix of cleared and landscaped grounds and natural treed areas. Lots of fruit on the property including blackberries, raspberries, currants, blueberries, apples, plums, cherries, and pears. Property also has ample room for storage with an open wood shed, a closed garden shed, and an unfinished house/workshop.

Asking price $189,000  Contact: Ric Bennett
wbennettchofo@gmail.com

 


 

Fri Feb 20/15 5:10am

 

For Sale 

SOLD

 

Telkwa, BC

Bulkley Riverfront Home

 

 

 

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

Great Steelhead fishing 40ft from the backdoor or long run 250 yards down, good spot to keep a jet or drift boat. Best time for Steelhead Aug 15 and it is fishable until Dec 31. Also there is Coho, Chinook, Pinks and Trout. Could be yours for $339,000

Contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca for more info


 

For Sale

 

West Coast of Vancouver Islands, BC

Rogers Fishing Lodge

 

Sun July 5/15 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: | Tuf Line | Aspen Inn Smithers | Kitimat Lodge | Skeena Salmon Lodge | Happy Hooker Fishing Charters | Scotty | Islander Reels |


 

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: 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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