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River, Ocean and Lake Reports

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Last update was Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 12:49pm

Sunrise 5:40am Sunset 9:40pm

 

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

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Wind: S 6km/h Partly cloudy (+21 degrees C) Chinook are coming into the Skeena, Kitimat and Kalum Rivers. Chum are coming in the Kitimat. Sockeye at Ferry Island. Chinook being hooked off the Hog Line at the mouth of the Kalum River. 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 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: 2016-17 booking trips for Skeena River. Update: Tracey Hittel of

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

 

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

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

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

3 were 856,557. Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent Video link so you all can watch their "2015 Season Review", see Kitimat Lodge section just below the Skeena River section.  Update: FOR SALE beautiful river front Trout Creek property and house - Smithers BC, see Market Place section below.Update: Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge sent pics and fishing report for Douglas Channel, see Kitimat Lodge section below. Update: DFO Preliminary 2016 Salmon Outlook is in two PDF documents, for links to these documents see News Bulletin section. Update: FOR SALE New House in Rosswood BC Fishermen's paradise, 35k outside Terrace, see Market Place section. Update: Started posting 2016 stats from the Tyee Test Fishery for our beloved Salmon and Steelhead, see Skeena River section. Update: FOR SALE house and property on 10 acres in Old Remo, just outside of Terrace BC within walking distance to the Skeena River for FISHING, see Market Place section. Update: Full month of June 2016 Fishing Reports are posted now, see Past Fishing Reports webpage. Update: Connor Sabo reporting July 5th, 2016 1:04pm, see Skeena River section. Update: Connor Sabo reporting July 8th, 2016 8:08am, see Skeena River section. Update: Connor Sabo reporting July 10th, 2016  at 11:55am, see Douglas Channel continued  section. Update: Oscars Fly & Tackle Shop in Smithers BC reports on their area Lake River fishing see Oscars Fly &Tackle Shop section below. Update: Oscar’s Source for Sports Fishing Report for Skeena, Kitimat and Saltwater July 20th. Update: to receive the July 28th, 2016 e-mail NEWSLETTER subscribe here. Update: NEW condition pics for Skeena, Copper and Kalum River. Update: NEW Top Photo posted July 25th. Update: FOR SALE 1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4, see Market Place section. Update: Rob Brown latest story titled "Retro rod 7", see Rob Brown - The Skeena Angler section. Update: Watershed WATCH Salmon Society news up to July 27th, see Conservation section. Update: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters sent pics and fishing report (July 17-16) for Kitimat River and Douglas Channel, see Kitimat River & Douglas Channel 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.

 

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

Skeena is dirty but fishable and cleaning up. Some Sockeye are being caught in the Hazelton area and West of that as well. Hopefully there is a fresh bunch of Chinooks coming in with the higher water. A good number of Steelhead also showing up already, so get out and fish!

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Pics and caption from Tammy July 4th, "Out trying this fishing thing again .Lots of people have the same idea. But nothing caught as of yet for any of us. A couple nibbles here and there but nothing stuck in the fishes mouth.. Hope I see one caught or land one myself!"

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Skeena River - July 5, 2016 1:04pm

 

Happy Canada Day!

No better fishing partner then your dog!

 

My Yamaha outboard jet and Fish-Rite boat got me and my dog to the "hot spot" quickly and safely!

 

Good to know Yamaha is sold and serviced right here in Terrace BC by Ken Marine. It is a very popular motor in this area.

 

Water was in great shape but the fishing was a little show but we still managed to hook a few. Looking forward to a good feed of Chinook Salmon tonight for supper.

 

I've been wearing Simms waders for years and highly recommend them.

                                 Three pics below:

My "new" puppy is just starting to get used to fishing. It won't take him long!

Connor Sabo Fishing Report Skeena River - July 8, 2016 8:08am

Took 5 days off fishing.. But it being my birthday I had to go get myself a chrome slab... Didn't even realize I was hooked up until I looked over at my rod bent to the water and by the time I got to it half my line was gone and the fish was in the middle of the river!! Got er back though.. Great birthday fish!!! - Correction by Noel, "I just realized this pic was taken on July 8, 2015 not 2016."

See you on the water soon! More reports to come on other rivers and oceans too, please

stay tuned...

 

Skeena River conditions near Terrace BC as of July 24th

 

Thu July 28/16  5:40am

Water cleaning up. Chinook are being caught. Hog line has formed at the mouth of the Kalum River. Sockeye being landed at Ferry Island! Lots of jet boats showing up at Fishermen's Park boat launch. Early Coho and Summer-run Steelhead being caught at China Bar.  2015 Season Review: Friends tell me Steelhead fishing was pretty good, despite a lower than average run, but these folks are all "very" experienced in this area and know all the hot spots and best techniques.

 

June 1 - upper Main stem Skeena opens today! River is in amazing shape, it's not to often we get to fish for the early Chinook. Quite a few different reports of people catching Chinook, almost all are bar fishing, but it is still early in the season. Water level has come down to about 4.9m. Get out there and get your rod wet!

 

 

Kyle Alton from Terrace BC sent these two pics of his latest Chinook (King) Salmon catches on the Skeena and Kalum Rivers this spring. Nice to see these early run fish coming in. Kyle explained both fish were released after these very, very quick pics. Thank you Kyle!

 

Guest Photos and captions:

We would like to thank Mike Bond for sending this pic and caption: "Hey Noel thanks for getting back so quick, I have attached a photo of my first ever steelhead from the Skeena last year was told it would go around 24lbs. What a fight!"

 

 

Skeena River Tyee Test Fishery for 2016:

 

Sockeye Charts

 

      

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chinook Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Steelhead Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Coho Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Pink Charts

 

      

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 


Chum Charts

 

 

  - Current, Average and Previous Year

  - Cumulative Index 1956-2015

  - Average Daily Index 1956-2015

 

 

 

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

 


 

Skeena River stories:

 

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

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

 

Golden Opportunities From Skeena Country - by John Beath

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

 

Cast here to read more stories on more rivers

 

Skeena River videos:

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-1

Cast here to watch the video

 

Skeena River Sockeye Fly Fishing-2

Cast here to watch the video

 

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

                                       

Skeena Water heights below:

Cast on link for current Skeena River water heights

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

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

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

 

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

 


 

Pure Fishing:

 

 

Updates:

 

Sun Sep 20/15 5:06am

 

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

on their website Penn Fishing Reels. Thank You!

 


 

Kitimat Lodge

 

 

Thu July 28/16  5:39am

 

 

Nice Rockfish and 3 Halibut landed in the Douglas Channel yesterday June 1st

 

Thu June 2/16  6:07am

 

  

Kitimat Lodge Spring Steelhead tidbits from 2016

Video to follow...

We are NOW booking for May-June Kitimat Chinook Salmon and Saltwater Halibut. July - October Skeena Steelhead Fly Fishing and many, many or single anglers, more fishing excursions for groups. Please contact us soon to confirm your spot :-)

 

Mon May 9/16 6:03am

 

 

Here is Chris Paul. He sent us a few pics of his Steelhead catch while he was being guided

by Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge this spring. As you can see he had a good time. If you would like to book for catches like this please let us know. There is still time!

 

REVIEW 2015 Was a Stellar Year for Fishing

 

Hello Friends, we at Kitimat Lodge thought it was an incredible year here, but this Video shows you just how fabulous it really was!  https://vimeo.com/151589262

 

Since 1999, Kitimat Lodge has been providing Guided Fishing along the rivers and tributaries near Terrace Bay and Kitimat, BC, Canada.

 

Check out more than a decade of Steelhead Fishing Photo Galleries on our website!

http://kitimatlodge.com

 

Tight Lines,

Tracey Hittel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Seasons Greetings Kitimat Lodge

 

A Warm Fire And A Hot Steelhead!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these pictures of a happy 75 year old Gert! Travelling from Denmark was worth

the trip as he connected with this Skeena Steelhead.

 

https://plus.google.com/+Kitimatlodge

 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/steelhead-fishing-in-british-columbia

 

Hot Steelhead Flyfishing on the Skeena River, deep in the foothills of the mountains along

the North Coast of British Columbia.

   

Tight Lines,

 

Tracey John Hittel

Kitimat Lodge and Steelhead Heaven

Kitimat, BC Canada

 

250-632-6677 Lodge

 

250-632-5666 Fx.

250 632-9880 hm.

250 639-4277 cell.

 

tjhittel@telus.net

 

Kitimat Lodge fishing report

October Steelhead Fishing 2015

 

October Produces Some Of The Best Catches!

 

Check out the great photos we just added to the site!

 

Steelhead Dreaming - Fly Fishing The Skeena

 

 

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

 

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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
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250 639-4277 cell.

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Kalum River:

Thu July 28/16  5:39am

Photo from morning July 24th.

 

Water high but in good shape. The past high water may have brought in the first Chinook (King) Salmon of the year...and you will then have a chance to catch both Steelhead and Chinook  on the same day :-) WOW it does not get any better than this! Guiding, by regulation, started April 1st. If you need a guide to show you how and where just contact me anytime. Note: NEW reg this year: Bait ban Jan 1 - June 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local angler Kyle Alton has been doing well landing early Chinook (King) Salmon on both Skeena and Kalum Rivers. Hope you enjoy this pic...

 

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 10/16  5:38am

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

gentleman 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.

 

Zymoetz (Copper) River:

Thu July 28/16  5:38am

 

Copper river (lower section near Hwy 16 bridge) condition as of July 24th.

 

Water is cleaning up. Steelhead coming soon. Regulation: No Fishing upstream of the sign at the transmission line crossing (downstream of Zymoetz Canyon) Jan 1 - June 15. Steelhead fishing below this closure is still permitted. Just need to find some open water and give it a shot. Need a guide  for 2016 in either the Class one or Class two sections contact me anytime.

 

Copper River stories:

 

Copper River Steelhead - by Jim & Carolyn Z. Shelton

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/copper-river-steelhead-nov-29_2014.doc

 

For more stories cast here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm

 

Copper River videos:

 

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0010.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0011.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0012.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0013.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0014.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0015.wmv

http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/Steelhead-0016.wmv

 

Watch more videos here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/video-clips-web.htm

Enjoy!!

Sample Zymoetz (Copper) River heights below:

Cast on link for current Zymoetz (Copper) River water heights:

http://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html?type=realTime&stn=08EF005

 

Kitimat River & Douglas Channel:

 

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

Kitimat River: Lots of Chum and Pinks and still a few Springs yet. Water level spiked on the 14th and has been up and down since then. Nice thing about the Kitimat though is it cleans up quickly if the weather is good. For a chance to win a Drift-boat Fishing Trip, sign up for Ron Wakita's fishing report: http://reliableguideandcharters.com 

 

Thu July 28/16  5:36am

 

Reliable Guide and Charters Fishing Report:

Kitimat River and Douglas Channel July 17 to July 23

 

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:  Olivia Green holding her prize fish she caught on the Kitimat River.  Look at that smile! Olivia was fishing with her father, Matt and Grandfather, Rick and uncle Kris. For full details, please Kitimat section in the report below.

 

WIN A FREE DRIFTBOAT TRIP ON THE KITIMAT RIVER FOR 2.
Contest Rules: Sign up on our Mailing List for our Fishing Reports on our website www.reliableguideandcharters.com and you will be entered into the draw to win a Free Driftboat trip down the Kitimat River. If you are already a subscriber, simply forward our Fishing Report to a fishing partner and encourage them to sign up.  If they sign up and win, you can join them on their trip.Best of Luck in the contest.  Contest ends Sept 30 2016. 

I hope you enjoy the Fishing Report.

 

 

Kitimat River

 

July 17

Dan Patchett, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters was on a personal trip with our good friend, Bill Schnupp.  Bill and Dan caught these 2 Chinook on their drift of the upper Kitimat.  Bill’s Chinook was pretty bright and Dan’s Chinook has been the Kitimat for a while.  Congratulations Dan and Bill. Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime with Dan please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275

 

July 19

Joyce Bushett is holding a 17lb Chum she caught at the upper, lower dike.  Joyce’s husband catches the most fish but Joyce definitely catches the biggest and pretty darn proud of it.

Congratulations Joyce!  Well done!

 

 

July 20

Marc Girard, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters is holding a Chinook caught by Jerry McAssey on their drift with Larry Ginther.  They caught 2 Coho on their drift in addition to bunch of Chum and Pinks.  Congratulations Larry and Jerry!  Thank You for using our Guide services. Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime with Marc please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275

 

July 21

Jamie Harker fishing with his daughter Selah and his friends Caleb and Trinity Coelho caught these Pink Salmon fishing on the gravel bar in front of Radley Park. This was only the start of their fishing trip.  I am sure their catch grew before the were finished their trip.  Jamie and kids are members of the Harvest Church that I attend.  We are truly blessed to share the passion of fishing with our kids.  Well done everyone! 

 

July 22

Justin Lowes, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters guided Chris Bruder and his grandson Isaac.  Isaac is holding one of the many Chum and Pinks that they caught on their drift with Justin.  Isaac was a very polite respectful young man who enjoyed fishing with his Grandfather and Justin.  It is a pleasure to observe the special relationship between Grandfather and grandson evolve well enjoying the passion for fishing.  I am not sure who was prouder.  Isaac of his catch or Chris of his Grandson!

 

July 22

Justin Lowes and Dan Patchett, Pro guides for Reliable Guide and Charters had the pleasure of guiding  Dave and Naomi Stainton and Dawn and Madeline Gennaro on a 1/2 day Driftboat trip on the Kitimat River.  This group caught a bunch of Pinks on their drift and when I spoke to this group, they thoroughly enjoyed their trip.  Well done everyone!  Thank You for using our Guide Services. 

 

 

July 23 and 24

Rick Green fishing with his sons, Matt and Kris and grand daughter, Olivia caught these Chinook while fishing at the upper, lower dike. Three generations of the Green family.   Rick and Matt are proudly holding the Chinook they caught but the “Star of the show” is Olivia holding her catch!  Look at her smile!  These are precious family moments!  Well done everyone!

 

Summary:

Chinook season is coming to the end as retention for Chinook ends July 31st at midnight.  The highlight of this week’s report on the Kitimat has to be the Pink fishery.

I counted 8 family groups of Grand parents fishing with their sons or daughters and their grandchildren.  Their were 2 family groups of 4 generations fishing together.  Great, great grand parents fishing with their great, great grand children.  Wow!

It is indeed a pleasure to watch, admire and report this sentimental phenomenon.  I am honoured to share some of these moments in this Fishing Report.  Well done everyone!

 

Anyone wishing to book a Driftboat Trip of a Lifetime on the Kitimat River please contact Ron wakita@telus.net of call 250 632 1275.

 

Douglas Channel

 

July 18

Todd Haynes of Naut West Sportfishing fishing with his “Lucky Charm”....his wife, Nescia.  Nescia is holding a beautiful Douglas Channel Coho she caught on their personal trip.

It is a pleasure to observe couple enjoying the passion of fishing together.  Well done Todd and Nescia! Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime with Todd, please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

July 19 to 21

Dan Lachapelle of Halibut Hound Charters provided these photos and info, “Zaine , Tracy, William and Verma all from Fort St. John , got a 118,109,103 and a 87cm halibut,  hooked into 4 others but we couldn't seem to find a small one , limit of crab most well over 7" some 9".  We also got 3 coho , 1 chum and a bunch of pinks , and highlight of the trip was a breaching humpback that we could have almost touch from the boat at one point , waiting to receive the video they took and I will share that with you”.  Wow!  Congratulations everyone!  Well done Skipper!

 

July 20,21

John from Blue Herons Charters provided these photos and details.

Lawrence with Dungeness crabs, June 20.
Gerry and 50lb halibut, June 20.
Ralph and 60lb halibut, June 21.

Congratulations Everyone!

 

July 24

John for Blue Heron Charters also shared this photo of his clients, Brent & Friends Halibut Fishing in the Douglas Channel.  Wow!  Congratulations Everyone! 

 

Summary:

Halibut fishing is awesome right now!  Coho fishing on the outer waters of the Douglas Channel is outstanding as well. This is the perfect time of year.  It is very possible to limit out on Halibut and Coho Salmon right now and the Coho fishing is only going to get better. 

With each rising tide more Coho will migrate into the inner waters of the Douglas Channel and eventually into the Kitimat Harbour.  The Kitimat Harbour fishery is a popular fishery with the local anglers.  It is literally 20 minutes from our homes.  We are truly blessed!

 

Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime on the Douglas Channel please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275.

 

Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime for a Driftboat Trip down the Kitimat River or Jet boat Trip to the lower Kitimat or A Saltwater Charter out of Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact Ron wakita@telus.net or call 250 632 1275 hope you enjoyed the Fishing Report!

 

Good Health! and Good Fishing!

 

Sincerely

Ron Wakita

 Reliable Guide and Charters
Booking Saltwater Charters out of Kitimat and Prince Rupert
Driftboat Trips on the Kitimat River
Jet Boat trips on the Kitimat, Skeena and other Rivers

Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle Van
Servicing the Kitimat River380 City Centre
Kitimat BC
V8C 1T6

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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

 


Douglas Channel continued:

 

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

Saltwater: Great reports of Coho being caught, still some Chinook as well. Bottom fishing has been decent.

 

Connor Sabo Fishing Report

Douglas Channel - July 10, 2016 11:55am

 

Beautiful day to pull some crab traps

 

So it was a nice calm Saturday morning, perfect for a crab fishing trip as the water was almost like glass. After a 15 minute boat ride down the channel we arrived to our spot, dropped the traps and while we waited we went beach combing. After an hour we set back out to pull the traps and even before 6:30am we were limited out!! Nothing but good things to say about the crab fishing in Douglas Channel Kitimat BC.

 

 If you are looking for a crab fishing set up I personally recommend Fish Tales Fly & Tackle Shop in Terrace BC as they have a great selection of traps, rope and floats! For bait I like to use salmon heads; find a nice sandy bay and drop your traps from 30-90 feet of water and you are fishing!!

 

 

My Fish-Rite jet boat gets me out in the salt also...

 

 

 

                                                                            My new pup getting the "hang" of the saltwater

 

  

                Pass the garlic butter please!                          Yamaha works well on the salt!

 

See you on the water soon! More reports to come on other rivers and oceans too, please

stay tuned...

 

Thu July 28/16  5:36am

I have reports of good Salmon and Halibut fishing! Lots of Chinook coming into the Kitimat River now. 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

 

Wow...I want everyone to take a second look at this photo. It is a beautiful, amazing shot of catching and did I say cooking crab freshly caught in the Douglas Channel.  I would really

like to thank Connor Sabo for giving us permission to post his pic. I love it...it bring back

fond memories when me and my friends did the same thing...many years ago. Please pass the garlic butter :-) !!!

 

Ariel Kuppers pro guide at Kitimat Lodge holds up and nice Douglas Channel Halibut.

Going ocean fishing out of Kitimat when local rivers are dirty is a good option.

 


 

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 Sep 20/15 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

 

Thu July 28/16  5:36am

Skeena Salmon Lodge Chinook Report

 

Looking back on the last couple months, the Skeena Salmon Lodge Guide Team has prepared a write up on this seasons Chinook fishing. Beginning in early June, large, bright King

salmon were being caught on a variety of rivers using various techniques. These early fish

are generally some of the most aggressive and hardest fighting fish in the river! On smaller rivers like the Kitimat, Kiteen or Kincolith, anglers can target and catch Chinook on a variety of gear techniques as well as swinging flies with both single and double handed rods. Some of the smaller rivers like the Kincolith and Kitimat can have good numbers of Chinook in them starting in the first week of June! This year the Kitimat Kings showed up and immediately the fishing was on fire! Many fishing days had multiple hook ups and our guides were able to

get clients into fish using both fly rods and gear rods. 

              

This year the mainstem Skeena cleaned up just after the 2nd week of June. Once again, as soon as we put boats in the water we were hooking into Kings! Many people will remember this year as some of the best early season Chinook fishing in a long while. The most fish hooked in one day was 13, but these early fish are strong and will give you the fight of your life before you can even think about landing them. While the majority of fish are caught

using one of several gear fishing methods, a mainstem Skeena Chinook will still attack flies and once hooked, you will have to use every possible trick to successfully play and land one of these monsters.

              

Moving into July, the temperatures began to soar and the fishing began to slow down.

While most days still gave clients the chance to fight multiple fish, a heat wave caused both the fish and fisherman to become lazy. Moving into the middle of July, the heat wave began

to break and the fishing began to pick up! Around this time, the largest of the Skeena Kings begin to enter the river and it is not unheard of to hook fish thirty, fourty or fifty pounds and sometimes even bigger! Sometimes, with these fish, they can fight so hard and well that you have to chase them in the boat! Racing after an angry and strong Skeena Chinook with both reel and engine roaring desperately trying to catch the fish before your reel is empty, not many things can compare to fighting these fish. For booking or more information please contact Willi Schmidt at willi.schmidt@canada.flyfishing.com and with the end of chinook season marks the beginnings of the steelhead and coho runs...

 

 

 

 


 

All Northwest BC river height info:

 

Water is important for a number of natural resource industries and water data is not always either shared or accessible. This portal is like a clearing house for water data from a variety

of sources.

 

One feature of the portal that may interest you is the real time and historic stream flow information for some of the rivers we fish and report on.

 

Cast on this link to enter the portal: http://waterportal.geoweb.bcogc.ca/

 


 

Thu July 28/16  5:36am

 

FISHING REPORTS - July 20, 2016

 

LAKES

Lakes are lots of fun and provide a variety of small fish. Some kids had fun at Grizzly Lake near Houston- catching 24 rainbow in one day! Round Lake had a surface temperature of 23 degrees and fishing was tough. Some good reports from Babine Lake though; lots of char caught! Meziadin Lake Sockeye is open but so far has been slow.

 

BABINE RIVER

July 20- Rainbow fishing still doing well using mayfly patterns. Babine River opens August 1 for Sockeye.

 

BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

Bulkley River is still very dirty with the silt coming from the Little Bulkley. The Morice is clean and clear and good for fishing. Some Springs being caught but not a lot.

 

KISPIOX

River is in nice shape and some Springs are still being caught. No retention of Springs after July 31 on the Kispiox so now is the time to get out there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sage Rods on Sale!

Sage One Spey Rods, regular price $1369.   Sale price $900 plus tax. Great selection to choose from but we need to make room for the new Sage X!

Sage One Single Hand Rods, regular price is over $1100 (deepening on models) on sale for $800.- plus tax. Great rods. Come get one before they are gone…. 

 

www.oscarssports.com

 


 

News Bulletin:

 

Thu July 28/16  5:36am

DFO Preliminary-2016-Salmon-Outlook-Presentation

Note: there are two PDF documents:

 

Cast on this link to read the 1st document

 

Cast on this link to read the 2nd document

 

Thu July 28/16  5:34am

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

 


 

Recent Top Photos:

 

July 18 to July 25, 2016.  Photo and caption by Stan Doll  Skeena Wilderness Fishing Charters. 69-pound  monster Chinook (King) Salmon landed July 14, 2016. What a battle! 10 weight spy rod felt like a noodle rod. 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!

 

July 11 to July 18, 2016. Mandi is up to it again; landing HUGE Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon! This one on July 1st. If Mandi was asked what is her secret she may say, it’s fishing with Greg Buck?! The last one she landed was on June 21st …at least that was when the photo was taken. Nice job Mandi! You rock! 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!

 

July 4 to July 11, 2016.  Photo and caption by Michael Herzberg, "Nice drift on the Kitimat River June 21st. River's in great shape. Weather held off; didn't rain too much. No other boats/fishermen until the bridge. And a nice bright Chinook landed by Lara to top it all off." 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!

 

June 27 to July 4, 2016. Mandi shows us even the ladies can land the big one! I guess it doesn’t hurt that her boy friend, Greg Buck has been one the BEST Chinook (King) Salmon guides on the Skeena River for many years. Greg started his fish guiding career with us in 1986. A very special “Thank You” to Greg for giving us permission to post his pic. 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!

 

June 20 to June 27, 2016.  Norwegian fish biologist Kristen with a slab she landed June 14. A nice size Chinook (King) Salmon. Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge holds her fish up. 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!

 

June 7 to June 20, 2016. Chinook (King) Salmon sea lice fresh awesome scrap for Ben from Seaspan, Kentron Terrance modelling this amazing beast, grizzly bear swam across the river minutes later after this pic. This fish was caught late last week. Photo and caption from

Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge. If you are interested in hiring a fishing guide for river or ocean and want to learn how, where and when to catch these fish, please contact me anytime and I will help make the arrangements for a trip of a lifetime!

 

 May 24 to June 17, 2016. We would really like to thank Joseph Princen for giving us permission to post his beautiful “catch and release” Steelhead pic. GREAT technique sir!  Joseph is a fishing guide and his website is: http://www.jpsguideservice.com . Check out “how-to” catch your “dream” Steelhead on the Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. PLUS check out his fish pics on his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joeprincenjr?fref=ts 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

 


 

List of Noel Gyger FaceBook pages:

 

 1. Noel Gyger Home Family and Friends Page

 2. Skeena River Guided Spey Fly Fishing

 3. BC Steelhead Fishing Guides

 4. BC Heli Fishing

 5. British Columbia Salmon Charter and Fishing Guides

 6. Chinook King Salmon Guide Services

 7. Noel Gyger Guided Fishing Adventures

 8. Terrace BC Fishing Guides 

 


 

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

 

 

Home Hardware and Sporting Goods

"Kitimat's Largest Tackle Shop"

380 City Centre

Kitimat BC

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

E-mail: wakita@telus.net

 

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


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


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

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

    


 

Conservation:

Thu July 28/16  5:28am

                      Cast on this link to read a summary of NEWS items up to July 27, 2016

 

Mon Apr 18/16 6:01am

An Invitation to FFSBC's Public Information Session (April 18, 2016 NWCC Terrace @ 7pm)

 

Please share this with others...

 

Please RSVP Marla Zarelli (marla.zarelli@gofishbc.com) if you plan to attend

 

 

Sat Apr 30/16 6:00am

 

Mon Mar 28/16 6:00am

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
 
Subject: FN0144-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Release of Draft 2016/17 Northern and 
Southern BC Salmon IFMPs for Consultation
 
The Department has released the 2016/17 draft Northern and Southern BC Salmon 
Integrated Fishery Management Plans (IFMPS) for comment.  
 
Deadline for submission of comments is April 18th, 2016.
 
To obtain an electronic or hardcopy for review, please contact OpsCentre@dfo-
mpo.gc.ca
 
The draft plans set out the policy framework that guides decision making, 
general objectives relating to management of stocks of concern, enhancement and 

enforcement, as well as decision guidelines for a range of fisheries.

 

Cast here for all the detail and how to get involved…

 


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:

 

Thu July 28/16  7:12am

Retro rod 7

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-27_2016.pdf

 

Thu July 28/16  5:28am

Retro rod 6

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-20_2016.pdf

 

Wed July 20/16  5:28am

Retro rod 5

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-13_2016.pdf

 

Wed July 13/16  5:28am

Young bond

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-july-6_2016.pdf

 

Wed July 6/16  5:28am

Riding the past

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-29_2016.pdf

 

Thu June 30/16  5:28am

Retro rods

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-June-22_2016.pdf

 

Thu June 23/16  6:00am

Vandalism 3

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-15_2016.pdf

 

Wed June 15/16  6:00am

Vandalism 2

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-june-8_2016.pdf

 

Wed June 8/16  6:00am

Vandalism

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-jun-1_2016.pdf

 

Wed June 1/16  6:00am

Copper John 2

http://www.noelgyger.ca/images/rob-brown-may-25_2016.pdf

 


Guest Comments:

Wed Feb 18/15 5:13am

 

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

 

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


The crux of his argument is...full letter

 

 

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

 

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

steelhead, as recreational anglers. Where our paths diverge, is on overregulation.

 

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

 

 

 

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

be to your entire satisfaction before posting, guaranteed.

 


 

Highway webcam:

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

 


 

Fishing Regulations:

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

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

Effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017

Shellfish Contamination Closures:

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

On-line tidal waters fishing licenses:

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

  

2015-2017 Freshwater (Provincial) Fishing Regulations Synopsis:

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

Effective April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017

Check for In-season Regulations Changes at:

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

Buy your fishing license online at:

www.fishing.gov.bc.ca

 


Market Place:

 

Thu July 28/16  5:23am

For Sale

 

1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4


 

Thu July 28/16  5:23am

For Sale

 

House with acreage - Old Remo BC

 

 

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

Price $439,000 Contact:  Laurie Forbes at Remax

 


Thu July 28/16  5:22am                                            

                                                    For Sale

 

House - Rosswood BC

 

New Home in beautiful Rosswood BC 35k outside Terrace, fishermen’s paradise, surrounded by lakes and rivers, 1800 sq ft 3 bedroom home on 10 private acres, all cedar, with 60 ft covered deck plenty of closets, large rooms, 200 amp service drilled well 195 ft with good water, septic system, T & G ceilings completion date early July 2016 - Rv and Toy parking, 2 bay covered parking, plenty of wildlife and trails  $399 k   Call: Gary 250-635-7248 for more info…

 


Thu July 28/16  5:22am

                                                 For Sale

 

Trout Creek property - Smithers BC

 

  

 

Premier non-guided fishing/all season recreation homestead/lodge, footsteps from the world famous Steelhead Bulkley River.

 

Phenomenal 118 acre private recreational paradise, with the famous Toboggan Creek and Trout Creek Canyon, waterfall and Bulkley River access. This custom designed home,

features a new chef’s kitchen - 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths with vaulted ceiling living area, spectacular mountain views in all directions. Balcony, decks and new hot tub. A large vegetable garden serves up delicious produce on this total organic paradise. 7 km of forest and meadow trails allow for all season recreation. Artesian spring fed water, wildlife and just 15 minutes from Smithers downtown. New custom built double garage and guest/caretaker apartment. ONLY $950,000 

 

Contact:  Thomas and Lorna Butz - email: cango12@bulkley.net  - 250-847-5882, Box 783 Smithers, BC  V0J 2N0  cell # 778-210-0036

                                  


 

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

 

Thu July 28/16  5:20am

 

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

Buyer to have a turn-key business

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

to and from the Bering Sea.

 

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

 

Asking price $1,199,000

 

Please contact Noel Gyger if you are interested.

 


For Sale

 

ECO Tour Tenure license for sale:

 

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

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

 


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

 

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


 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Your Feedback to noel@noelgyger.ca is always welcome

"You meet the nicest people on the river banks"

  

 

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