Terrace: 250-635-4192 Kitimat: 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert:
Fisheries Technician Job Posting
The Terrace Salmonid Enhancement
Society requires Fisheries Technicians to help conduct a
Chinook salmon broodstock collection and mark-recapture program from
mid August until early October. Successful candidates must have
a current Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1) certification
(or equivalent) or willingness to obtain certification.
- Experience operating jet boats on
- Pleasure Craft Operator’s
- Post secondary education in
fisheries or related field
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ALL PASTTyee Test
Fishery data and charts cast here:
NEW section added called Recommended Fly Fishing Gear.Note:
FOR SALESaltwater 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 businesssee Market Place
section titled Guest Post and
first article from Jeremy Watson titled Why Fishing is Good for Your Health,
see Guest Post section.
Record, Report fisheries and wildlife violations
Recent and This
months most current updates below:
NEW to the report, links to
Kalum River stories and Kalum River videos, see
Kalum River section.Update:Tracey Hittel
Kitimat Lodge sent an eight minute Video collage created
with some amazing fishing picture,
see Kitimat Lodge section for
FOR SALESaltwater Lodge ~info updated May 25
and the price lowered. Certainly a real positive for any potential
Buyer to have a turn-key businesssee Market Place section. Update:
To watch a short YouTube Video"Releasing Salmon in a river" see How to Release Fish webpage:
Little bit of history; I did a TV Fishing Show in 1991 with Larry
Schoenborn FISHING THE WEST, see the YouTube link in the
Kalum River section.Update:
My Granddaughter Stephanie
Faye Ritter with a beautiful Skeena River Coho (Silver) Salmon,
Guest Photo and Captions section.Update:
Call Jim Teeny
1-800-501-6602 and order his book, see
Market Place section.Update:
the 2017 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:Suzanne Jones sent an educational article
All You Need to Know About
Fishing Grayling, see
Guest Posts section.
We have a
sponsor for this fishing report and it's Teeny Fly
To read the 2018 DFO Salmon Outlook, see
Fishery Notices section. Update:Halibut fishing opened today March 1, 2018, see
Fishery Notices section for details.
Update:Alexandra Morton re: Washington State votes to phase out
Atlantic salmon farms!!, see Conservation
month most current
posted; out of 10 recommended videos from YouTube he has 5
out of 10 spots, see Noel Gyger YouTube
Video section, near the bottom of this report. Update:
We would like to
Tours of Terrace BC as NEW
sponsor, see Eco Tours
We would like to
Gemma's Boutique of Terrace BC as NEW sponsor, see Gemma's Boutique section.Update:
Are you interested to book a Sturgeon guided fishing trip?,
see Lower mainland BC Sportfishing
Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protects areas of natural
diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our
children and grandchildren, see
Conservation section.Update:FOR SALE
22 acres house and property with Skeena River Frontage;
opposite the Copper river junction in the non classified section
meaning foreigners can fish every day unguided,
see Market Placesection. Update:Outside
Magazine features Roy Henry Vickers,
News Bulletin section Update:Tracey John Hittel
of Kitimat Lodge sent
pics and reports for Douglas Channel saltwater fishing, see Kitimat Lodge section.Update:Alexandra Morton posted an update on
Salmon Farming, see Conservation
Update:for Kitimat River Chinook:
Starting July 1 to July 31 a person may retain one Chinook per day
but it must be under 80cm, see Kitimat
River section.Update:Mandi Campbell Buckhad a GREAT
day fishing on the Kitimat River with
Kitimat Lodge, she landed a
"hat trick" of Chinook, see Kitimat
River section.Update:Pic of
DANGER ZONE July 9,
2018, please stay safe, see
Kitimat River section.
Jim Teeny is selling his hand tied Teeny Flies in multi colours and sizes and he
will autograph the back of the card, see
Market Place section. Update:
New2017 Manufactured Home
16 x 67 feet totally set up in the Copper River Estates 1km
to the Zymoetz (Copper) River.
About a 10 minute walk to
the BEST Salmon and Steelhead fishing in the world.
Make an offer!, see Market Place section. Update:
Skeena Waters Fly shop in Terrace BC offer specials for multi sunscreen protection and
many more others specials, see Skeena
Waters Fly Shop section. Update:Mandi Campbell Buck gives a water condition report with two pics for the Skeena River and
predicts a bit of the future, see Skeena River section.Update:April Vokey re the latest episode of
Anchored is live and featuring "legend" Bob Hooton! , see News Bulletin section. Update:Mandi Campbell Buckposts three "guided" Chinook pics from the
Kitimat River his year, see Kitimat River section.Update:Mandi Campbell Buck
is excited about the size of this years Skeena River summer-run Steelhead, see
Skeena River section.Update:
Noel Gyger reports lots of Pink and Chum Salmon are moving up the river now, see
Kitimat River section. Update:
Job Posting for fisheries technician in Terrace BC see above, just below weather.Update:
Gemma's Boutique offering 20% off some cool fans, see
Gemma's section. Update:DFO May Allow
Recreational Sockeye Fishery on Skeena Next Week, cast on link
above for details.Update:
The Northern Branch of the BC Steelhead Society is getting
busy with their third smolt/fingerling rescue campaign,see
Conservation section.Update:Mandi Campbell posted her reports for the FULL month of July 2018, see the
Past Fishing Reports webpage ♥
check it out. Update:NEW Top Photo posted August 1st.Update:
Noel Gyger posted FULL month of July 2018 fishing reports, see
Reports section.Update:Mandi Campbell ties one of her favourite flies, see Skeena
River section. Update:
Gemma's BoutiqueDiscount Store closing
Everything Must Go, see
Gemma's section. Update:Alexandra Morton posted
Saving salmon - Black ops
and a sailing ship, see Conservation
Source For Sports in Smithers BC posted an ocean, lake
and river report for August 10th, see Oscars
section below. Update:
Gemma's Boutique see ALL the new products that will be in
the store soon, see
Gemma's section. Update:Mandi Campbell Buck
shows fishermen on Ferry Island and guest pic, see
Skeena River section.Update:
to receive the August 23rd, 2018 e-mail NEWSLETTER
here. Update:Watershed WATCH Salmon
Society news up to August
15th, see Conservation
section.More updates will
come in as the day moves on. Cast on links to send me your
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
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.
Thu August 16/18 3:22am
River is clean enough to
fish now. It is beautiful ♥ ♥ ♥
need I say more? A record number of summer-run Steelhead are moving
up the river according to the Tyee Test Fishery; see charts
below. Both fly and spin are working well. Stay tuned...lots of options of where
you can fish, guided or not. You are ALL WELCOME
☺We are so blessed to have so many
rivers, creeks and lakes to fish, oh did I say ocean out of Kitimat
or Prince Rupert? WOW the variety...
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Tue, August 14/18
Mandi shows fishermen on Ferry Island and guest pic:
Fishermen at Ferry Island on
the Skeena River in Terrace, BC. Most are targeting Sockeye but have
a chance to catch summer run Steelhead and fall Coho Salmon, Water
is very low and clean. Would like to thank Damian for sending
his pic. Please send me your fishing pics I would love to post them.
Send them to
. WOW love your
technique, it's the BEST
♥ ♥ ♥
Hey Mandi, I travelled from Toronto
on my annual fishing trip and just wanted to share this beautiful
Steelhead caught on the Skeena passed weekend.
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Fri, August 3/18
Mandi ties one of her favourite fles:
I love ♥
to fish, but I guess you knew that ☺.I
prefer to fly fish but will spin fish where and when appropriate.
Here I am tying one of my many fly patterns and with my favourite
I buy most of my fly tying supplies from
Skeena Waters Fly Shopin Terrace,
BC. If you are new to fly fishing and need some tips the owner
Francesco is always happy to
help. If you don’t own your own equipment “yet”, you can rent it
Did I say there seems to be
a record run of Steelhead coming up the Skeena now?
I am, and all anglers are
pleased to hear the DFO will open angling for Sockeye, Coho and Pink
Salmon soon. Stay tuned for the official notice.
In future, I will show my
favourite flies for Trout, Dolly Varden, Steelhead and all five
species of Pacific Salmon. Stay tuned…
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Sat, July 21/18
Mandi is excited for this years Skeena River summer Steelhead
As of today, it looks like the Skeena
River summer-run Steelhead are heading for a record year! The
Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery
chart show the run is well above average. It's a little hard to read the chart I posted above as I had to shrink to fit
this webpage. The
Steelhead line is in red.
Click on this link to see the chart
full size. Scroll down a
little bit to see ALL the charts for Salmon also. Looking forward to
a good year. Fly fishing works well on the Skeena especially
Spey fly fishing.
If you need a guide
contact me anytime, I can
set-you-up with the BEST. And for all your fly fishing needs and
wants please visit
Skeena Waters Fly Shop
in Terrace BC. They offer equipment rentals and some very, very good
advise and tips. Please remember if you accidently land a Salmon
please release em. Please "keep-em-wet" too ♥
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Sat, July 14/18
Mandi planning to fish the Skeena River soon:
looking beautiful it has dropped quite a bit and has been quite a
few fish moving through, a lot of fish rolling. Looks like the
Steelhead numbers are pretty good this year as well. There will be a
good fly fishing season ahead. For all your fly fishing wants and
Skeena Waters Fly Shop in
Terrace, BC, they even offer equipment rentals.
BEST guide? Book now while you can spots are
filling up fast contact me at
email@example.com This week the
temperatures will be in he high 20’s.
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!
Thu August 16/18 3:22am
All You Need to Know About Fishing
Those who love outdoors are most
often inclined towards fishing. Fishing, as many have a
misconception, is not a boring sport. It is very adventurous and
many a time involves walking for miles before reaching a good spot,
boating to reach a good spot, or wade through water for fishing. A
majority of the people who love fishing confess that it is very
relaxing and let them get their minds off their stressors. Also, it
sets the mind working and keeps it occupied planning strategies in
the many different ways to catch a fish. Whether to use live bait or
artificial bait and so on. Fishing is an art, and it requires a lot
of skills before you master it, and over the years you will be able
to master the art. For example, fishing for grayling can be really
tough. For one, they have a tendency to shoal, and if they are
caught, they are tough fighters and tend to corkscrew when hooked.
It is recommended to use a light but long fly rod that has a soft
tip and a strong butt.
Each fishing adventure adds a new
experience that will help you develop your fishing skills. It also
involves a lot of learning about each fish, where it is found, how
to play a fish, the seasons when fishing for a particular species is
prohibited, the spawning time for a particular fish, the type of fly
to use to catch a particular fish in different seasons, etc.
The beautiful Lady of the Stream can
be found in the freshwaters and it can really test the patience of
an angler. It is really tricky to catch one of these, and hopefully,
this info graphic will give you all the needed information to plan
for fishing grayling. May success be yours in your future fishing
Click here to check out more details about how to go about
fishing for a grayling.
Thu August 16/18
by Jeremy Watson
Why Fishing is Good for Your Health
Its summer and it’s a Saturday. Do you have any plans? If you don’t
yet, I suggest you go fishing. Make sure to bring friends and family
with you so you can enjoy their company.
You can choose to go out in the ocean in your boat to go fishing or
perhaps drive your truck to the river to fly fishing. Either way,
you’ll be having loads of fun.
Make sure to stock your cooler with some drinks and food for
barbecuing, and you will be all set for fishing for eight hours.
There are many health benefits to fishing this
special guide trips. Some of the health benefits are fishing
will help you stay fit, it is fun, it will keep you stress-free, you
can socialize with family and friends, and it will improve your
dexterity and concentration.
Fishing will help you stay fit
When you go fishing, you will be utilizing your main muscle groups,
your heart, and lungs. They will be getting a good work out. Fishing
is good for your health because you will be exercising when you are
trekking to and from the car. This exercise will provide you with
lower aerobic activity.
Your forearms, wrists, and fingers are also going to be getting some
exercise. Make sure to choose the perfect
fishing reel when you go fishing, so you do not hurt your arms.
If you go fishing, you will not need to go to the gym.
Fishing is fun read more...
Fishing will keep you stress-free
You can socialize with family and friends
Fishing will improve your dexterity and
concentration read more...
The latest episode of Anchored is live and featuring Bob Hooton!
Bob is one of Canada’s most informed
and long-standing steelhead advocates. As a BC government fish
biologist, he spent almost 40 years in office fighting to save our
fisheries. Recently Bob has published another book titled Days of
River’s Past. In this episode we discuss Bob’s career, his books,
and where our fishery is headed today. You can find Bob’s book at
BC Federation of Fly Fishers, where all proceeds will be donated
to the organisation and steelhead related projects.
This episode is brought to you by
cellhelmet Enter code “Anchored” for a 40% off discount on their
products (lifetime guaranteed)! Find the show on iTunes, stitcher
Thu August 16/18 3:21am
features Roy Henry Vickers
Northern BC Tourism hosted writer Chuck Thompson in the region
earlier this month for a feature on Indigenous artist
Roy Henry Vickers for Outside
Magazine. Roy is working on the Hosumdas' Great
Raven Pole, a replica to be raised this summer in the coastal
village of Wuikinuxv (Owikeeno).
image courtesy Roy Henry Vickers
Chuck spent 10 days in the Hazeltons, at Roy's home on the Skeena
River with Roy and his crew while they finished the pole. Chuck also
had the opportunity to join Roy in a traditional sweat, attend the
71st Annual Kispiox Valley Rodeo and enjoy many hikes the area has
Outside will be releasing the article in the spring of
Note from Noel, he is one of the
public speakers I have ever listened too, he brought me to tears at
one of his talks to stop fish farms at the mouth of the Skeena
Waters Fly Shop is a modern dedicated fly-fishing shop in
Terrace, British Columbia. The many sport-fishing anglers will find
all what they need to make successful their fishing adventure on the
various waters of the Skeena river region and beyond. Shop at our
store with confidence and expert advise. We offer best in class
products from level entry to the high end fishing brands that will
satisfy all needs not matter if you are a novice or a professional
anglers needs. We are proud to carry some of the most innovative and
finest brands in the fly fishing market like Hardy,
Guideline, Fishpond, Redington, Hodgman,
Columbia Sport Wear, RIO, Airflo, Echo and many others.
The Salmon season is now in full
swing, Chinook Salmon are running the river and all chrome bright
Saltwater fishing is also productive as the Halibut are biting quite
nicely as well the Prawns and Crab are filling the pots.
A full line-up of guests will be flooding the area for the massive
runs of migrating Pacific Salmon, so stay tuned for more awesome
I also had to attach a pic of the Disney cruise ship we saw while
fishing near Hartley Bay, tight lines. Tracey John HittelKitimat
is quietly nestled among the cliffs of the Kitimat River Valley
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 Ustoday to Check
Availability - Phone: 250 632-6677
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.
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.
Late July to late September all 5 species of Salmon
are in full charge from the ocean to the rivers. We intercept these
Salmon either in the Saltwater or small coastal micro streams, using
like tackle or fly.
HALIBUT and CRAB
May to November is best for Halibut and Dungeness
Crab. For 2014 the size limit for Halibut has increased, retaining a
70lb fish, up from the 60lb fish in 2013
SUMMER - FALL STEELHEAD
The lower 100 miles of the Skeena and its tributaries
are a Steelheaders dream, miles of fly water to chase the elusive
steelhead. With our access to Classified
waters in Skeena country, this allows us flexibility and
tranquility for our customers.
BOOK SOON for 2018 - don't be
Tracey John Hittel Kitimat BC Canada 250 632-9880 hm. 250 639-4277 cell.
River is high but clean. Steelhead fishing is
good but many of them are starting to kelt! Chinook are in but you
must not target them.
Check out this story I wrote, many years
ago now but still relevant:
May 2nd on the Kalum – by Noel Gyger
Guiding starts April 1st. This is
classified water and the guiding is limited. If you need a
guide to show you how and where just
contact me anytime.
reg this year: Bait ban Jan 1 - June 15. Chinook will start coming
in soon, just need a bump of higher water to bring em in. Hay, they
catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Both fish will
have to be caught and released "keep-em-wet"....but
like April Vokey says, in her latest video, you don't have
kill them to have a good hunt.
We called this boat our "Super Boat"
it was a 19 foot fibreglass drift boat with wooden frame completely
covered in plastic. We had a propane heater, kept us toasty warm and
we kept Steelheading all winter no matter what the weather. Sorry
this pic does not show much of it. I thought I had better pics, I
searched my files today but could not find them. The angler above is
Terry Munday; I think the temperature outside was -12C. I took this
pic from the Podcast:
Note: in those days we didn't take many pics using the
current "Keep `em Wet, but we did care and tried
to keep the Steelhead out of the water for no more than a couple of
seconds if at all.
Long live our wild Steelhead...
In May of 1991 I did a TV fishing show on the Kalum
River with Larry SchoenbornFISHING THE WEST fame!
Wow, that was 26 years ago and my beard is not full gray and look at
those neoprene waders:-) Our plan was to catch both Chinook and
Steelhead on the same day and I must say "we did it" !
VIDEO INFO:I had
the pleasure of fishing with Calvin Higano, Ron Wakita and Glen
Kilcup on the Kalum River on Tuesday morning, April 20, 2010 for
about four hours. Glen invited us on this trip with his Jet boat
crack of dawn. We hooked 4 Steelhead and landed 2 plus a bunch of
Trout. We landed one Steelhead using a silver BC Steel spoon
with 3 OTT Gamagatsu
Siwash hook rigged up on a 7' Trophy XL rod
and an Abu Cardinal 704
Spinning reel spooled up with 30lb Tuff line Duracast
This rod and reel Combo handled this Kalum River Steelhead very
nicely and was caught and released using Gibbs Catch and Release
http://www.gibbsfishing.comThe Gibbs C & R Net has a very soft mesh which
allows anglers to net Steelhead and release them unharmed back into
the river. Calvin landed the other Steelhead using a Sage
2106 rod and a Shimano Calcutta 250TE reel
Calvin was the "Hot Rod" on this trip! Calvin landed one and had
another 2 Steelhead on which released themselves (AKA
long-line-release) after a bit of a tussle. Calvin is a very gifted
angler who has brought some very effective Steelheading techniques
to the North West. One of his techniques Calvin calls "Dredging" and
another would be the method which he cures his bait. Calvin uses
Pautzkse's Pink Fire Cure on both his Chinook roe and on his
Prawn bait. As most Steelheaders already know the quality of the
bait is critical to Angler success. A huge THANK YOU to Glen
for an awesome morning fishing trip on the Kalum!
Here is some info on Glens custom Rocket Jet Boat: This boat
has a top speed 48 MPH with 450 HP pushing water through a
Hamilton Jet with a 10 inch impeller. When this thing takes-off,
hold your hat and hang on! The Teflon bolted to the bottom of
the boat allowed us to skim over the shallowest of water.
If you wish to learn more about fishing in my area
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I also book guided fishing trips for whom I think are the very best
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They do a fabulous job and pride themselves on service and
IF YOU ARE EVER INTERESTED TO BOOK A TRIP WITH ONE OF THEM PLEASE
CONTACT ME ANYTIME. My contact info is: Phone 250-635-2568
River is clean enough to fish
now ☺ If you want
to buy a home with a 10 minute walk to the river
cast on this link. Make an offer,
the price is NOT firm. Copper is the last one to clean out.
Catch Steelhead on a "skating" dry fly! Regulation:No Fishing upstream of the sign at the transmission line
crossing (downstream of Zymoetz Canyon) Jan 1 - June 15. Steelhead
fishing below this closure is still permitted. Just need to find
some open water and give it a shot.
Need a guide for 2018 in
either the Class one or Class two sections
contact me anytime.
Copper River stories:
Copper River Steelhead - by
Jim & Carolyn Z. Shelton
Kitimat River; is in good shape.Lots of Pink and Chums are moving up the river now.
District of Kitimat Council voted Monday September 18
five to two to create a “working group” of “concerned citizens and
community groups” to consider the future of riverbank camping along
the Kitimat river. The working group will consider issues such as
access to the river, pollution and how to control extended camping
along the river. Cast here for more information.
DANGER ZONE July 9,
2018, please stay safe...
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Tue, July 17/18
Mandi posts three "guided" Chinook
pics from the Kitimat River his year:
Happy guests when they are
catching fish ♥ !!
Pro fishing guide
knows how to get em into fish ♥ !!!
Rivers been great this
season .. river is pretty quite to traffic as well ..
Kitimat Lodgehas some fantastic
packages available for you . Don’t miss out on some great once in a
lifetime memories. Contact me at
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Sat, July 14/18
Mandi continues to explore the
"ever changing" flow/path of the
So the day
started out very quiet, we made it out at first light. Right around
the first corner we had the luck of seeing two grizzlies running
along the banks, checking the boat out a bit, drift boats are nice,
quiet and smooth , great on the Kitimat.
Pink jigs got quite a lot of action!
Josh Buck with a nice Chinook!
Was a beautiful
day with a lot of fish movement of chums and pinks as well as the
Was a beautiful
day for a drift on the Kitimat, the Kitimat is a highly
unpredictable river whose path is always changing, waters come up
quite fast sometimes and the river is constantly changing, if your
new to the area check out some of your local tackle stores
Skeena Waters Fly Shop, check out some of
the local Tourism groups on social media also sign up here: http://noelgyger.ca/subscribers_form.htm
for up-to-date fishing reports ♥ ♥ ♥
when exploring new places to ask a lot of questions these can be
very helpful in learning all about the dangers of the area as well
as some helpful tips.
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Wed, July 4/18
Mandi celebrated America's 4th of
July by going fishing:
Had an amazing trip with Kitimat
Lodge guide today, left Terrace 3am for a most
beautiful and peaceful start to the day...then the fish starting
biting ♥♥♥ !!!
Was very nice and very quiet most of the day ...
temperatures into the high 20’s
Our choice of fishing was mainly jigging, some
fly fishing too. Got all my fly stuff from
Skeena Waters Fly Shop in
Terrace BC. My colour of choice was of course
pink it is one of my faves on
the Kitimat .
The BEST fishing
rod ever, fly or spin -
need I say more ?
Oh, what a beautiful day, where have I heard that
saying before? Was it in a song?
Pictures...worth a thousand words, so very true
♥ ♥ ♥
By 6 am I had caught and released a "hat-trick" of
beauty Chinook...using "keep-em-wet" technique. A couple out of
the water for just a couple of seconds ♥
Please forgive me...too
much excitement...cannot be perfect all the time...but I try.
Drift boat at rest, did a wonderful job today. I
think it was legend Noel Gyger who made the first drift boat
to ever drift the Kitimat River...true...and the rest is history.
One more nice day
tomorrow with mid 20’s with a few days ahead with some rain. All in
all some amazing Chinook are running and it would be a great time to
book a trip !! I have many available trips for some once in a
lifetime trips...contact me at:
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
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
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 SkagitFlight 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
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
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
contact me anytime.
Tue July 31/18
Salmon and Halibut fishing out of the port of
Prince Rupert has been simply outstanding. One charter guide
reports landing over 20 Chinook but of course his clients
kept only their legal limit, plus they kept their limit on
Dungeness Crab. If you would like to book an ocean trip just
contact me anytime and I
will do my best to get it all set up for you.
Fish from this Grady White for
ALL the bottom fish plus
ALL the Salmon, Dungeness Crab and Alaskan King
Crab...with a captain who has over 40 years experience. If you are interested
to book a charter please
contact me anytime for
ALL the details.
Mandi Campbell Buck reporting Mon March 26/18
is my hometown and it is internationally known for its amazing salt
water fishing .. The waters around Prince Rupert are brimming with
life. You can fish all five species of Salmon and halibut, ling cod,
rock fish, Dungeness crab, prawns and shrimp .. The weather is
rather warm here Spring is in the air and along with spring comes
rain .. a very rainy week ahead. If your hunting the mighty Spring
salmon best time to go is May - late June , Pinks and Coho’s late
June through September. Halibut is available as well, constant
changes with fishing regulations so be sure to check regs before all
Top Photo:July 1, 2018.
Richard from Whistler, BC
lands the first Chinook on the Kitimat River this season around mid
June. He was a guest of Tracey John Hittel of
Kitimat Lodge. If you would like to
book any guided fishing trip please
contact Noel Gygeranytime.
Mandi Campbell Buck with “another” fish! A Steelhead this time! This girl can catch em; I guess it does not hurt
that her better half Greg Buck is one of the BEST fishing guides I
have even known. If you are interested to
advertise and sponsor Mandi you can contact her through
her many Social Media: Twitter: @BCGuidedfishing Website:http://bcsportfishingguides.ca/
Things have been a little rough out on the coast this past
week. I'm not talking about the weather, of course as it has
been fantastic! I'm unfortunately talking about the salmon
fishing. We have had a few reports that the Coho fishing has
been a little slow with some boats only getting one or two fish
in a day. The bright side of this is that they are bound to
show up sometime! Hopefully with a little cooler temperatures
expected this week we hope to see the big numbers of fish roll
fishing out of Prince Rupert, try fishing around the north end
of Stephens Island or Cutter Rocks off the south end of Melville
Island. Edye Pass can be very good for Coho this time of year,
as can Humpback Bay if you are launching out of Port Ed.
of Kitimat, down the Douglas Channel, the south end of the Sue
Channel can be very good. For those looking to stay close to
home you can troll around right in front of the marina and pick
up Coho this time of year. If you’re up for more of a run down
the channel, Money Point is always my first stop. It can be
very hit of miss so if nothing is happening then I continue on
to Turtle Point. You can also fish for Halibut off Turtle
Point, it as a good spot to be when approaching slack tide.
Oscars has a great selection of spoons and flashers to set you
up for your next salmon outing.
Halibut fishing has remained good coast wide. The flat calm
seas over the past week have allowed for some offshore ventures
and we've seen some really nice halibut boated.
Until next week.......tight lines. Hope to see you on the water.
RIVER FISHING REPORT
Finally! Finally! Finally! We hear the news that we have been
waiting for (kind of) on August 3rd with the DFO
Fishing Notices FN717, FN703 and FN702.
The rivers are opening or are open, even though there are some
tight timelines, strict daily limits and limited salmon (no
chinooks or chum, period). Still, even with the limitations, we
can still get out on some water to fish for salmon.
short, the Skeena River mainstream waters is
open for pinks, sockeye and Coho fishing (see details in the
three listed notices above). Skeena River tributaries or
sections of those tributaries not mentioned in FN717 will
remain ‘No fishing for salmon’. Currently fishing on the Skeena
for sockeye has been good with some good sizes coming through.
the locals, the Bulkley River will open up on
August 15th to October 15th for four (4)
Coho per day. You will be able to angle for pinks from August 15th to
December 31st of this year. All other recreational
and retention salmon fishing remains closed at this juncture.
River (downstream of Howson Creek) also opens August 15th to
October 15th for Coho fishing only with the daily
retention limit at four (4) per day.
River will be open for pinks August 15th to
August 31st (2 pinks per day) and for Coho August 15th to
October 15th (4 Cohos per day).
details about the openings and limitations can be found on the
following links FN717, FN703, FN702.
Also you can come in and just talk to us. We can help explain
all the rules and regulations so you can be confident in your
LAKE FISHING REPORT
Summer doldrums have set in and the fishing has been fair. With
the hot, sunny weather, the smaller lakes are feeling the oxygen
squeeze and slowing down productivity ever so slightly. During
these times it is best to hit the lakes in the early morning or
in the evenings when the water temperature is cooler and helps
the oxygen levels for the fish.
Fishery Notice 702 we see that effective
immediately, the waters of the Skeena River Watershed is open
for two (2) sockeye per day, which means that the waters of the Babine
Lake is open also for sockeye. The notice FN702 does
state that even though the Babine Lake is open, it does 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, Pinkut Creek.
Also closed east of a line from Gullwing Creek to the south
shore of Babine Lake.
Still Babine Lake
is open for sockeye fishing from now to September 15th,
so come in to get the skinny on the best equipment to use to be
Hello, Below is a
link to an update on my efforts to protect wild salmon from
salmon farms. I have hope we will be successful, but it is
now a race against extinction of some wild runs. However, so
many people are involved now that wild salmon have a much
better chance for survival.
On September 10,
the real fight begins as my lawsuit with Ecojustice and a
Namgis lawsuit are heard together in Vancouver to halt the
dirty practice of transferring piscine orthoreovirus
infected Atlantic salmon into salmon farms on the BC coast.
This is against the law in Canada, and I already won a case
ruling that the Minister of Fisheries must screen farm
salmon for this virus, but he has chosen to ignore this
We have vessels
hired by Marine Harvest following us everywhere; they have
blacked out windows, more aggressive than smart for an
industry on thin ice. However, a court ruling last week gave
me permission to continue sampling near Marine Harvest
farms, so the research into their impact continues.
I think it is time to let the
government know whether you stand beside them on this.
Thu August 16/18
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