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 May 31, 2011; 09:37PM - Ocean and River Guided Fishing Specials for 2011
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger

May 22 to May 29, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: It has rained most of the week.
The Skeena River is high and too dirty to fish. Even though the water is dirty the Chinook (King) Salmon will be migrating up river to spawn in their native waters.
The Kalum River is high but still in shape. More and more anglers are heading out to try their luck fishing for Chinook. Reg: The upper section closed for Chinook on May 25. Please do not target Steelhead anymore.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is dirty and not fishable.
The Kitimat River Steelhead fishing is basically over. Chinook are showing up in the lower end. More
and more fish should come in with the higher tides. Chinook have been caught down the Douglas Channel and I have received reports of Chinook being caught in the Kitimat Harbour. Until the numbers are better some boaters are venturing out further for Halibut and bottom fish.
Prince Rupert is fishing well for bottom fish and Chinook.
Lake fishing around the Smithers and Meziadin areas is a little slow.
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River Reports

Skeena River is very high, dark brown colour and too dirty to fish. Even though the water is dirty the Chinook (King) Salmon will still be migrating up river to spawn in their native waters. Tip: You may want to try and fish in the clean water of the tributary rivers where they join up with the Skeena. Example: Try fishing the mouths of the Exchamsiks and Kasiks Rivers.

Check out the Skeena Tyee Test Fishery Chart for Chinook here:
http://www.noelgyger.ca/H2O/Non-Tidal/TyeeTestFishery/Charts/SkeenaChinookDays.pdf

Kalum River is high but still in fair shape. More anglers are heading out to try their luck fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon. Fishing has been reported as fair. Chinook are being caught in the lower section only. Reminder: Fishing for Chinook upstream of signs below the lower canyon closed on Wednesday, May 25. The lower end will remain open to fish for Chinook until August 7.
Steelhead should no longer be targeted. The record 85-pound (if my memory is correct) Chinook was landed by Gordy McDonald of Terrace, BC. It was landed in circa May 1985. Caution: Jet boaters please be careful because there are new channels and lots of trees have fallen into the river. How to: Try using spoons the next time out. Some of the best spoons are made by Gibbs. Some of the best rods are GLoomis. Shimano makes excellent spin reels. Tuf-line makes excellent braided line. Duracast line is coated and slides effortlessly through the guides and won’t wrap on the tip. Tip: If the Chinook are in a pool you should see them rolling. Try casting spoons. They love spoons and by using Tuf-line you have a better chance of landing them.

Lakelse River The water is high but still in fair shape. Some of the side creeks are coming in dirty from all the rain we’ve had. Chinook will be coming in the lower end. Where: The bridge on the lower end is a popular spot to fish for Chinook. Camping: There is a rough forestry campsite close to the bridge. Tip: Fishing off of the bridge with a marabou jig is the most popular method, so is a Hot-shot or Kwikfish plug. Reg: Fly fishing only between Lakelse Lake and CNR Bridge, Mar 1-May 31. I have reports that fly fishing for Cutthroat, Dolly and Rainbows in the upper end is very good right now. Steelhead should not be targeted.

Zymoetz (Copper) River is high, dirty and not fishable. If the water was in shape you would still have a chance to catch a Steelhead in the lower end but this is coming to an end rapidly. Steelhead season is basically over for another year. Fact: it was a great year for summer-run Steelhead. Chinook may be coming in with the higher water. Regs: Fishing for Chinook is allowed until July 23. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. Fly fishing is the choice of many anglers on this river. Wading with quality Simms waders and accessories is the way to go. A friend of mine is very happy with his new Islander fly reel. Trophy XL fly rod, Cortland Line and Maxima Tippet . Tip: Fly fishermen please wade safely by using a wading staff. Trophy XL makes a nice one in 7 sections. Easily folds up and stores in a pouch on the waist.

Kitimat River is high and murky but remains fishable but if it continues to rain it will “blow-out”. I have reports of a few Chinook hooked. Chinook anglers have already started to bang in their rod holders at the Pump House, Lower Dike and the Big Spruce in hope of catching an early Kitimat River Chinook. There have been a few early Chinook caught in the past few weeks and Chinook fever is starting to spread. Trout fishing continues to be good. With the high water the Trout are holding in the back eddies. Regs: This river has a power boat ban. The drift boaters love to “pull plugs”. The most popular plugs are the Hot-Shot and Kwikfish made by Luhr Jensen. Reminder: Bait ban, May 15 - August 31. Regs: Hatchery Steelhead daily quota = 1; hatchery Steelhead monthly quota = 10. All wild Steelhead are catch and release. Gear suggestion: Kamloops Dragon fly rod, 10’ Kamloops fly reel, AFTMA #8line. Backing Dragon Fly “Bright Orange” 30lb, 150 yard spool. Fly line SA Sharkskin Steelhead WF-8-F.

Kasiks River is closed for Chinook (King) Salmon above the highway 16 Bridge. Tip: Below the highway bridge can be a good spot to fish for Chinook when conditions are right. That is when the Kasiks River is cleaner than the mainstem Skeena. This is the time of year when the Chinook start migrating up the Skeena River. This is the first river to go out of shape from rain but is the first river to come back into shape once the rains stops. Sometimes, when the rain stops you can see the river cleaning right in front of you.

Exchamsiks River is closed for Chinook (King) Salmon above the highway 16 Bridge. Tip: Below the highway bridge can be a good spot to fish for Chinook when conditions are right. That is when the Exchamsiks River is cleaner than the mainstem Skeena. This is the time of year when the Chinook start migrating up the Skeena River.

Douglas Channel Chinook have been caught down the Channel and I have received reports of Chinook being caught in the Kitimat Harbour. It is an exciting time of year for boaters on the Douglas Channel. Boaters will soon be able to limit out for both Halibut and Chinook consistently. Crab and Prawns are being landed on a regular basis.

Prince Rupert With the fishing season getting into full swing, and the fish starting to show up with reports of nice size Chinook being caught. The weather has not been good all week. We have had our share of wind and rain. Tip: When trolling for Chinook try a SplitKing Lure. Jeff Carlson of BC Style Fishing Charters reports good success with this lure. I have reports of limits of Dungeness Crab and Prawns. Tip: Use the Ace Line Hauler to pull your traps. Reg: When travelling with Crab you must leave the shell on.

Lakes – Smithers Ice is off most lakes in the Bulkley Valley & Lakes District now except those at higher elevations. Fishing should be decent now close to the surface. Trolling Flat Fish for char on bigger lakes, Jack of Diamonds & Red Devils can be productive. Wedding bands and worms are always a good choice. Rainbow Alley is open for business and trout fishing is fair now. Minnow patterns are effective. A little sun should get the fish really excited! Report from Steve Hidber of Oscar’s Source for Adventure

Lakes - Meziadin Hi Noel, fishing at Meziadin has been slow, over the past week. There are a few Dollies as well as Rainbow's being caught, but not in the numbers that we usually see. The lake level is high, as are, all the inflow streams. This is making fishing at the stream mouths a bit difficult. Successful anglers have been using a variety of baits and lures, ranging from worms and roe to small spinners as well as gang trolls. Kinaskan and surrounding lakes should be ice free by now. My experience has been they do not start producing fish in any numbers, before the first week in June. I will have a report from Kinaskan for next week. I am planning, within the next two weeks, to travel into Brown Bear Lake. There are a number of lakes in and around Brown Bear that I am planning on visiting. Once I have completed the trip, I will let everyone know what the conditions are at each lake along with some photos. Until then, enjoy your fishing.
Marvin Reid marvin_reid@telus.net or at 250-639-9856
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
POOR
Type of Fish Caught
River: Chinook, Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 30-pound Chinook – Kitimat River Ocean: 50-pound Halibut - Rupert
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Yours sincerely, Noel F. Gyger

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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! noel@noelgyger.ca

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. Phone: 250-635-2568 E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca

NOW BOOKING for 2011: 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 noel@noelgyger.ca
 May 18, 2011; 09:38PM - Worlds Best Fishing and Special Rates for 2011
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger
May 8 to May 15, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Weather was good all week. Not too hot but the rivers are on the rise.
The Skeena River is a dark brown colour and too dirty to fish. Even though the water is dirty the Chinook (King) Salmon will be migrating up river to spawn in the native waters.
The Kalum River is in good shape both upper and lower. The river is high but very clean. This is a good time to try your luck for both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Reg: The upper section closes for Chinook on May 25.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is a little high and borderline fishable. You still have a chance to catch a Steelhead on the lower end. Chinook may be in the river also. The upper section is closed for fishing January 1 to June 15. The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair.
The Kitimat River is still producing Steelhead and the Chinook are showing up. There are still plenty of Trout to keep anglers attentive and now we have the anticipation of more Chinook.
The Douglas Channel will start to produce the large Chinook that are prized by so many sport anglers. While in the pursuit of the 'King of Salmon', we are able to dine on Crab and Prawns. Many boaters are venturing out further for Halibut and bottom fish.
Prince Rupert has been fishing very well for bottom fish. The bottom fishing was excellent with light winds and sunshine most of the day. The ice is coming off some of the lakes around the Smithers area. Great fishing at the mouth of the Fulton River where it dumps into the Babine Lake.
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River Reports

Skeena River is a dark brown colour and too dirty to fish. Even though the water is dirty the Chinook (King) Salmon will still be migrating up river to spawn in their native waters. Tip: You may want to try and fish in the clean water of the tributary rivers where they join up with the Skeena. Example: Try fishing the mouths of the Exchamsiks and Kasiks Rivers.

Check out the Skeena Tyee Test Fishery Chart for Chinook here:
http://www.noelgyger.ca/H2O/Non-Tidal/TyeeTestFishery/Charts/SkeenaChinookDays.pdf

Kalum River is in good shape both upper and lower. The river is high but very clean. This is a good time to try your luck for both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. There is plenty of water for the jet boats to get around. How to: Try using spoons the next time out. Some of the best spoons are made by Gibbs. Some of the best rods are GLoomis. Shimano makes excellent spin reels. Tuf-line makes excellent braided line. Duracast line is coated and slides effortlessly through the guides and won’t wrap on the tip. I have reports of Chinook being landed now. Steelhead and Chinook on the same day…WOW. Tip: If the Chinook are in a pool you should see them rolling. Try casting spoons. They love spoons and by using Tuf-line you have a better chance of landing them. Info: Check out an article I wrote about catching both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Cast to the link to read http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/Articles-May-2nd-on-the-Kalum-by-Noel.doc

Lakelse River The water is on the rise but in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead throughout the whole river is fair. Most Steelhead are in their spawning mode now. Chinook will be coming in the lower end. Where: The bridge on the lower end is a popular spot to fish for Chinook. Camping: There is a rough forestry campsite close to the bridge. Tip: Fishing off of the bridge with a marabou jig is the most popular method, so is a Hot-shot or Kwikfish plug. Reg: Fly fishing only between Lakelse Lake and CNR Bridge, Mar 1-May 31. I have reports that fly fishing for Cutthroat, Dolly and Rainbows in the upper end is very good right now. Steelhead should not be targeted.

Gitnadoix River This beautiful Skeena tributary usually has a very good run of spring Steelhead. This river is located in a Provincial Park. It is a very rough, rocky river in the lower end and jet boating can be dangerous. Please be careful! Regs: Class 1 water all year. Steelhead Stamp mandatory April 1-May 31. Fish guiding on this river in this park is limited, for details, advice and suggestions please contact me noel@noelgyger.ca . Tip: Fly fishermen please wade safely by using a wading staff. Trophy XL makes a nice one in 7 sections. Easily folds up and stores in a pouch on the waist.

Zymoetz (Copper) River is a little high and borderline fishable. You still have a chance to catch a Steelhead on the lower end. Chinook may be in the river also. The upper section is closed for fishing January 1 to June 15. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter and spring. Fly fishing is the choice of many on this river. Wading with quality Simms waders and accessories is the way to go. A friend of mine is very happy with his new Islander fly reel. Trophy XL fly rod, Cortland Line and Maxima Tippet completes his set.

Zymagotitz (Zymacord) River The water is in poor shape due to melting snow. Fishing for Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char is poor. This river has some big Bull Trout and a fair run of spring Steelhead. Tip: The best way to practice catch and release and do the least amount of harm to the fish is to use a small hook. Size 1 or 2 Gamakatsu is a good choice. Big hooks harm fish. This is common knowledge so why is the use of small hooks NOT in the regulations? Gear suggestion: Kamloops Dragon fly rod, 10’ Kamloops fly reel, AFTMA #8line. Backing Dragon Fly “Bright Orange” 30lb, 150 yard spool. Fly line SA Sharkskin Steelhead WF-8-F.

Kitimat River will continue to produce some bright Steelhead, some not so bright and everything in between. More Chinook will be caught as we progress into the latter part of May and into June. It is an exciting time of year to be fishing the Kitimat River. You never know what is on the line when the rod goes off, when the float dunks or your fly line rips through your trigger finger. As always, you set the hook and react to whatever comes up splashing. It could be a Trout, Steelhead or Chinook. On the moment of truth when you know how big the fish is, it is a precious moment in an angler's life. The bigger the better. Regs: This river has a power boat ban. The drift boats love to “pull plugs”. The most popular plugs are the Hot-Shot and Kwikfish made by Luhr Jensen. Reminder: Bait ban, Sept 1-Dec 31. Regs: Hatchery Steelhead daily quota = 1; hatchery Steelhead monthly quota = 10. All wild Steelhead are catch and release.

Exstew River This river does not have a Steelhead run. It is closed for Chinook (King) Salmon above the highway 16 Bridge. Tip: Below the highway bridge can be a good spot to fish for Chinook when conditions are right. That is when the Exstew River is cleaner than the mainstem Skeena. This is the time of year when the Chinook start migrating up the Skeena River.

Kasiks River This river does not have a Steelhead run. It is closed for Chinook (King) Salmon above the highway 16 Bridge. Tip: Below the highway bridge can be a good spot to fish for Chinook when conditions are right. That is when the Kasiks River is cleaner than the mainstem Skeena. This is the time of year when the Chinook start migrating up the Skeena River.

Exchamsiks River This river does not have a Steelhead run. It is closed for Chinook (King) Salmon above the highway 16 Bridge. Tip: Below the highway bridge can be a good spot to fish for Chinook when conditions are right. That is when the Exchamsiks River is cleaner than the mainstem Skeena. This is the time of year when the Chinook start migrating up the Skeena River.

Fulton River I hear that the mouth of this river which flows into Babine Lake is now on fire! Lake Trout, Trophy Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout are being landed by anglers at the mouth, just below the mouth of the Fulton River.

Douglas Channel will start to produce the large Chinook that are prized by so many Sport Anglers. While in the pursuit of the 'King of Salmon', we are able to dine on Crab and Prawns. We are truly blessed to live and fish in an area that some are now referring to 'The Playground of the North West'. Tip: Use the Ace Line Hauler to pull your traps. Reg: When travelling with Crab you must leave the shell on. Note: Chinook (King) Salmon fishing won't start until mid May although there is always feeder Chinook wandering around the outer waters of the Douglas in search of baitfish.

Prince Rupert has been fishing very well for bottom fish. When trolling for Chinook try a SplitKing Lure. Jeff Carlson of BC Style Fishing Charters reports good success with this lure.

Lakes – Smithers The ice is off of Lake Kathlyn, Ross Lake and Tyee Lake. It should not be much longer for the big lakes to be ice free! We can't wait to hit Rainbow Alley! The Trout fishing was unbelievable last year. Report from Steve Hidber of Oscar’s Source for Adventure
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
FAIR
Type of Fish Caught
River: Chinook, Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 25-pound Chinook – Kitimat River Ocean: 50-pound Halibut - Rupert
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$1999 per person for a 3 day/3 night trip
(Based on 3 people per boat)

Yes, we know this is a drastic discount compared to other lodges, especially when you consider that this is a fully guided setup, equipped with the best possible gear. Despite the low price and high value, you have assurance that no corners are being cut.

Promotion is subject to availability. Please contact me for details. noel@noelgyger.ca
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Guided Fishing Season…and more

MARCH Guiding starts on the Kalum River March 15 for 'wild' Steelhead on a private (take-out is on private property) five mile drift that has 27 pools, most of which are excellent for the fly and spin rods. Drift-boats or rafts are used on the upper five miles and guiding the lower five miles is with jet-boats. Jet boats are also used on the upper end if there is enough water. There is no hatchery Steelhead in the whole Skeena system. These wild fish have been holding there all winter. This river also has a winter and spring run of Steelhead.
APRIL Same as above but add the Kitimat River and Skeena River PLUS remote coastal streams such as the Kwinamass River. Also, Chinook salmon start coming into the Kalum River in early April making it possible to catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. This is an exhilarating experience!
MAY The Chinook (King) salmon are throughout the Skeena River and Kalum River. Depending on the size of the run and river conditions, angling for these 'monsters' can be fantastic! Steelhead is still plentiful. Both Chinook and Steelhead can be caught on the same day with 'expert' guidance of Terrace or Kitimat BC river fishing guides and ocean charter guides.
JUNE The spring snow 'run-off' is at its maximum making it difficult to angle due to the possible poor water conditions, usually high and dirty. However, the Kitimat River, not being part of the Skeena drainage system, can be fishable for Chinook (King) with some excellent results. Even a few late “spring run” Steelhead may be taken. Usually, by the middle of June, we can fish the Kitimat River with a very good success rate. Kincolith River Chinook fishing can be fabulous; the fish come in with the tides. Other isolated coastal wilderness rivers can produce the same result. Our fishing guides know where to take you. OCEAN FISHING IS PRIME IN JUNE! Don’t forget the Dungeness Crab and Prawns!
JULY This is “prime time” for “giant” guided Chinook Salmon on the Skeena River, Kalum River and Kitimat River. Be ready for a “good scrap!” Chum salmon in the Kitimat River and Sockeye and Pinks on the Skeena River. Also, it is quite possible to hook a “screaming hot” Steelhead on the Skeena River while fly fishing for Sockeye or Pinks.
AUGUST Chinook (King) salmon fishing continues, but mainly catch and release. Fresh Coho (Silver), Sockeye and Pink salmon are throughout the Skeena River and fresh Coho and Chum are entering the Kitimat River. Gleaming silver 'summer-run' Steelhead are in the Skeena River. These fish are fresh and full of energy and it is common to hook Steelhead that weigh in the 20 - 30 pound range. This is “prime time” for fishing Chinook on the Ecstall River. This river is truly a remote “5 star” river. This is the ultimate guided fishing experience and it books up very quickly. Fresh summer-run Steelhead is starting to enter the Copper River, try and catch one of these on a skating dry fly. It is a life altering experience!! Silver fresh Coho are starting to enter their home river at the end of the month.
SEPTEMBER 'Summer-run', Steelhead fishing is very strong. The main runs of 'northern' Coho (Silver) salmon are now entering the rivers and can give you quite a 'tackle straining' experience. Nothing but fresh fish is the norm for this month. The Coho (Silver) salmon can weigh up to 25 pounds, but average 12 pounds. This month is also very special because guided fly fishing begins for both Steelhead and Coho. Trout and Dolly Varden are also plentiful at this time. Ask about “fabulous” Steelhead fishing in remote camps on the Nass River and Bell Irving River.
OCTOBER This is 'prime time' for the Steelhead in Copper River and 'blow-out' Coho (Silver) Salmon fishing on the Skeena River tributaries such as the Kasiks River and Exchamsiks River. Steelhead is also available in the Cranberry River, Meziadin River and Bell Irving River. The record Coho (27-pounds) was landed at this time on the Kasiks River “the most beautiful river in the world”. Outstanding guided Coho fishing can also be had on the Kitimat River and Ishkheenickh River.
NOVEMBER Guided fishing is available on the Kalum River until October 15. If the Zymoetz (Copper) River is clear it is 'prime time' for Steelhead on the (dry or wet) fly. Coho (Silver) salmon are still available for the first week in November on the Skeena tributaries but most fish are dark. These would be “incidental” catches as they cannot be the target fish. Coho fishing usually closes on October 31.
DECEMBER through MARCH is for Steelhead and Trout
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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely, Noel F. Gyger

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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! noel@noelgyger.ca

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. Phone: 250-635-2568 E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca

NOW BOOKING for 2011: 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 noel@noelgyger.ca
 Apr 20, 2011; 12:30AM - Spring Steelhead Fly Fishing
 Category:  Canada
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger

April 10 to April 17, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:
SUMMARY: Weather was good all week but day and night time temperatures have been below average. This has caused ALL the rivers to remain very, very low. Snow pack is staying in the mountains.
Skeena River is in fair shape but “stained” with a little brown colour. This river usually has a good run of spring Steelhead. So get out there and try your luck. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round.
The Kalum River is in good shape but very low. Fishing for Steelhead is good although with the low water they “spook” very easily.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair but water is very, very low. Fish are spooky. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair.
Kitimat River is very, very low, some of the locals describe it as a “ditch”. We need some warm weather or some rain to bring up the water levels. I guess we should be careful what we wish for? Rising water should bring in more spring Steelhead.
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Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair. The water is very low and the Steelhead are “spooked”. When the water is low it can be fished successfully with light spoons. Some of the best spoons are made by Gibbs http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ . Some of the best rods are GLoomis. Shimano http://fish.shimano.com/ make some excellent spin reels. Tuf-line makes some excellent braided line. Duracast http://www.tuf-line.com/ line is coated and slides effortlessly through the guides and won’t wrap on the tip.

Lakelse River Is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair. Float fishing a bright red corky and a little bit of white wool works well. Choice of hook would be a small Gamagatsu http://www.rapala.ca/ barbless or with barb pinched down. Spin or level wind reels filled with Power Pro http://fish.shimano.com/ braided line works well. Use the thinnest line possible. It is still very, very strong.

Skeena River Steelhead and Trout can be caught at some locations. There will be a spring run of Steelhead starting now.

Gitnadoix River This beautiful Skeena tributary usually has a very good run of spring Steelhead. This river is located in a Provincial Park. It is a very rough, rocky river in the lower end and jet boating can be dangerous. Please be careful!

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is in good shape but very low. Fishing for Steelhead is fair. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter. Fly fishing is the choice of many on this river. Wading with quality Simms http://www.simmsfishing.com/ waders and accessories is the way to go. A friend of mine is very happy with his new Islander http://www.islander.com/ fly reel. Trophy XL http://www.redlsports.com/ fly rod, Cortland Line http://www.rapala.ca/ and Maxima Tippet http://wwwbrecksinc/en/maxima.htm completes his set.

Zymagotitz (Zymacord) River The water is in fair shape and access has improved with the melting snow. Fishing for Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden
Char is good. This river has some big Bull Trout and a fair run of Steelhead.

Kitimat River The water is very, very low, some of the locals describe it as a “ditch”. We need some warm weather or some rain to bring up the water levels. I guess we should be careful what we wish for? Rising water should bring in more spring Steelhead.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
FAIR

Type of Fish Caught

River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 20-pound Steelhead – Kalum River. Ocean: King and Dungeness Crab
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Tracey Hittel – Kitimat Lodge

Welcome to Kitimat Lodge
Experience the best in coastal fishing.
Rivers teeming with Salmon and Steelhead flowing into the saltwater of the Kitimat Region
Lodge caters to freshwater and saltwater clients from around the globe
Lodge capacity is 24 guests per week, 18 suites in all, privately located on the cliffs carved by the Kitimat River
Walking distance to Kitimat River
Located mouth of Douglas Channel
Our sea-run Steelhead season begins March 15th and we target all 5 species of Salmon until December 1st
Make Kitimat Lodge your destination for 2011
We are open 365 day a year
See you in 2011…
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KITIMAT LODGE STEELHEAD REPORT APRIL 12, 2011
Has spring finally arrived, I wonder as we get pelted with snow while on the water. The groundhogs are playing games for sure this year. We are now into week 2 of our Steelhead season and the fellas from Japan managed to run straight into a nice run of male Steelhead on the spey rods. It was the first time for these fellas to target Steelhead and the fish ranged from 36-38 inches, so weighing in the high teens, very respectable sizes. River conditions are low at best and water temperatures are still in the high 30s to 40F. Afternoon seemed to be our best success as the odd pool had Steelhead rising to warmer afternoon sun beating on the water. The fellas tied a beautiful assortment of flies and I included a collage of the recipes they used. Please see the Photo of the Week at the very top of this report.
Week 3 is upon us and our next groups arriving from the USA are in for a treat as fish numbers have increased in the local streams and warmer weather is predicted for the next while, I hope.

Tight lines.

Tracey John Hittel

Andrew Rushton – Kalum River Lodge

Hi Noel, another week of good fishing to report. Good numbers of Steelhead in the Kalum River are making for some great fishing. This past week the cooler temperatures have kept water levels down. We have had good success with both the spey rod and spinner fishing. We are anticipating the first Chinook of the season to arrive anytime now, especially with the warmer weather forecast later this week.

Regards,

Andrew Rushton

Kalum River Lodge
Terrace, BC, Canada
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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. Phone: 250-635-2568 E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca

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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger

April 3 to April 10, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Weather was fair all week. Lots of sun shine, some rain and warm day time temperatures. Guided Fishing started on March 15th on the Kalum River.
The Skeena River is in good shape. The ice and snow are melting fast. This river usually has a very good run of spring Steelhead. So get out there and try your luck. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round. The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair. The ice flows are gone. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair.
Kitimat River; Mother Nature played an April Fool's Day trick on the people of Kitimat April 4th when we woke up to snow covered lawns. We thought we were finished with the harsh winter conditions. The snow was only a light dusting and a little rain and the afternoon sun soon transformed things back to normal. Steelhead Season on the Kitimat is progressing nicely with anglers very happy to report their Daily catch although reluctant to reveal much. Steelheaders are a bit different breed. I think due to the nature of the fishery.
Douglas Channel; I spoke to Richard from MK Bay today and he had very little to report mid week. As the snow continues to melt to allow more boaters to get their boats out of winter storage, activity on the Douglas Channel will increase. The weekend should produce more activity. See Important Halibut Information below.
Prince Rupert; sorry, no report from Prince Rupert this week.

If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me noel@noelgyger.ca anytime.


River Reports

Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is excellent. Both spin and fly is working well.

Lakelse River Is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair. Trout fishing is starting to turn on.

Skeena River Steelhead and Trout can be caught at some locations. There will be a spring run of Steelhead starting now.

Gitnadoix River This beautiful Skeena tributary usually has a very good run of spring Steelhead. This river is located in a Provincial Park. It is a very rough, rocky river in the lower end and jet boating can be dangerous. Please be careful.

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is in good shape to fish right now. Fishing for Steelhead is fair. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter.

Zymagotitz (Zymacord) River The water is in fair shape and access has improved with the melting snow. Fishing for Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden. Char is good. This river has some big Bull Trout and a fair run of Steelhead.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
GOOD

Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 20-pound Steelhead – Kalum River. Ocean: King and Dungeness Crab
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Ron Wakita - Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC

Kitimat River Mother Nature played an April Fool's Day trick on the people of Kitimat April 4th when we woke up to snow covered lawns. We thought we were finished with the harsh winter conditions. The snow was only a light dusting and a little rain and the afternoon sun soon transformed things back to normal. Steelhead Season on the Kitimat is progressing nicely with anglers very happy to report their Daily catch although reluctant to reveal much. Steelheaders are a bit different breed. I think due to the nature of the fishery.

April 6 Chris Matos reports catching an 18lb Steelhead on the Kitimat River.

Douglas Channel April 4 Three Generations of the Lafferty family are holding up King Crab. Wow! Rob Lafferty and his father, Pat and son (sorry I didn't have the son's name for this report) are holding up their bounty for a unique family moment. Congratulations to the Lafferty family!

I spoke to Richard from MK Bay today and he had very little to report mid week. As the snow continues to melt to allow more boaters to get their boats out of winter storage, activity on the Douglas Channel will increase. The weekend should produce more activity.

We are booking for the 2011 Season: Anyone interested in Jet boat trips, Saltwater trips or River Drift boat trips please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Good Health and Good Fishing!

Sincerely

Ron Wakita

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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. Phone: 250-635-2568 E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca

NOW BOOKING for 2011: 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 noel@noelgyger.ca
 Feb 28, 2011; 09:59PM - Chilly Fishing in BC CANADA
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger
February 20 to February 27, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Weather very cold all week. Warmer on the weekend.
The Skeena River is in good shape but full of ice flows and frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on the ice ledges! There may be some Steelhead wintering over in some locations but just too cold to fish now. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round.
The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent when it is not so cold.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is poor due to the freezing weather. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair but too cold to fish now. Lake ice fishing is good. Cold weather does not seem to deter the ice fishermen. Beware of thin ice!
Kitimat River; Ariel Kuppers reports that the Kitimat River is iced up along the edges in the faster moving water and completely frozen over in the sections where the current is slower. Ariel also reports -20 degree temperatures. The only facts to report this week is that the Kitimat River is iced up and it is too cold to fish.
Douglas Channel; Dorothy from MK Bay reports cold temperatures and nasty winter conditions have discouraged even the Hard Core anglers such as Victor Lick. Victor is as eager an angler as you will find in our area and he visited the marina and went home. Halibut will open March 1st. Important Halibut Information in this Report. Check out the Ron Wakita report below.
Prince Rupert: Sorry no report from Prince Rupert this week. If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me noel@noelgyger.ca anytime.

There is a New! guiding and fishing destination for 2011 being developed in the far northwest of BC and Alaska Rivers where you can: 'fly fish for and catch salmon, steelhead and trout until your arms will feel like they will fall off!' Click on the Fishing Report BOOKMARK 'Gary Miltenberger - New Destination Stikine River plus a dozen more rivers' BOOKING NOW for 2011
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New Items on Website http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm to find New items:

Feb 24/11 One New item (Halibut Issue MEETING NOTICE)
Feb 22/11 One New item (New webpage added: Prince Rupert Ocean Fishing)
Feb 17/11 One New item (Special Guided Fishing Trips)
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River Reports

Note: fishing reports for the Bulkley, Morice, Kispiox, Babine and Meziadin Rivers North are posted “in-season” only.

Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing for Steelhead is excellent but all most too cold to fish right now. Both spin and fly is working well. Reminder: Bait ban Jan 1 – Mar 15

Lakelse River Is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair but too cold to fish right now.

Lakelse Lake Ice fishing for Trout is good. See a detailed report below from Andrew Rushton of Kalum River Lodge

Skeena River The Skeena River is full of ice flows, ice ledges and is frozen over in some locations.
Please be careful walking on the ice. Fishing for Steelhead is over. There may be some Trout available.

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is in poor shape to fish right now. There are some ice flows. The river is frozen over in some locations. Fishing for Steelhead is poor. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
POOR just to cold all week

Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: none reported. Ocean: none reported
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Yours sincerely, Noel F. Gyger

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RIVER FISHING Lots of day bookings available this winter on the lower Zymoetz (Copper) River. The BEST fly fishing for Steelhead in the world awaits you. Contact Noel to book NOW! noel@noelgyger.ca

OCEAN FISHING Winter Chinook and Crabbing in the Kitimat Harbour is red hot right now. To book warm, covered charter boat please contact Noel Gyger anytime. Phone 250-635-2568 E-mail noel@noelgyger.ca
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger February 6 to February 13, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: We had normal winter weather this week which means good Steelhead and Trout fishing.
The Skeena River is in good shape but full of ice flows and frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on the ice ledges! There may be some Steelhead wintering over in some locations. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round.
The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is slow. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair. Lake ice fishing is good. Beware of thin ice!
Kitimat River: The weather in Kitimat has been a bit warmer and we have received rain rather than snow. A few hard-core Trout fishers have been out catching Trout. The Kitimat Combo is the more productive method of fishing for Kitimat Trout.
Douglas Channel: The Douglas Channel was very quiet as the Recreation Halibut Season remains closed. A few boats wondered out to do a little Crabbing. Important Halibut Information at the end of my Report. Check out the Ron Wakita report below.
Prince Rupert has fantastic Winter Chinook fishing, weather depending. If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me noel@noelgyger.ca anytime.

There is a New! guiding and fishing destination for 2011 being developed in the far northwest of BC and Alaska Rivers where you can: 'fly fish for and catch salmon, steelhead and trout until your arms will feel like they will fall off!' Click on the Fishing Report BOOKMARK 'Gary Miltenberger - New Destination Stikine River plus a dozen more rivers' BOOKING NOW for 2011
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River Reports

Note: fishing reports for the Bulkley, Morice, Kispiox, Babine and Meziadin Rivers North are posted “in-season” only.

Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing for Steelhead is excellent. Both spin and fly is working well. Reminder: Bait ban Jan 1 – Mar 15

Lakelse River Is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair.

Lakelse Lake Ice fishing for Trout is good.

Skeena River The Skeena River is full of ice flows, ice ledges and is frozen over in some locations.
Please be careful walking on the ice. Fishing for Steelhead is over. There may be some Trout available.

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is in fair shape. There are some ice flows. The river is frozen over in some locations. Fishing for Steelhead is slow. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
GOOD

Type of Fish Caught

River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 15-pound Steelhead from the Kalum River. Ocean: none reported
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Ron Wakita: Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC

Website: www.kitimatfishingguideandcharters.com

Home Hardware Tackle Shop
E-mail wakita@telus.net
Phone 250-632-1275

Kitimat River The weather in Kitimat has been a bit warmer and we have received rain rather than snow. A few hard core Trout fishers have been out catching Trout. The Kitimat Combo is the more productive method of fishing for Kitimat Trout.

The Kitimat Combo is a Bubba's Bait Barn http://www.bubbasbaitbarn.com/ Dew Worm comboed with a Berkley http://www.purefishing.com/ Power Bait 3' worm float fished with a Gibbs http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ Float. We are receiving a fair amount of rain and the forecast is for a little snow.

Douglas Channel The Douglas Channel was very quiet as the Recreation Halibut Season remains closed. A few boats wondered out to a little Crabbing.

Special Report:

Feb 6 Glen Kilcup of Fishawk Guiding reports, 'Yesterday Bruce Miller and I snuck out with the jetboat on the upper Kalum....(good boating conditions) and we were able to get into a decent days fishing. Gibbs http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ Silver Koho 65 and copper Ironhead spoons were the winning factors. We saw about a half a dozen anglers who had walked in on various runs.'

Thank You to everyone for providing info and photos to this Fishing Report.

We are booking for the 2011 Fishing Season. Anyone interested please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Thank You to everyone who provided Photos and info to this Fishing Report.

We are booking for next year. We are also offering Gift Certificates for Guided Driftboat Trips, Jet Boat Trips and Saltwater Charters. These would make excellent Gifts anytime.

Good Health, Good Fishing

Sincerest regards, Ron Wakita
wakita@telus.net
www.kitimatfishingguideandcharters.com
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Conservation

February 8, 2011 - New From TheCanadian.org http://thecanadian.org/ : A Closer Look at Closed-Containment; Rafe on BC Politics & Environment; Ray Grigg; 3 Upcoming Events

'Closed-Containment Salmon Farming Highlighted at Seafood Summit' by Damien Gillis
A panel discussion on closed-containment salmon farming at last week's global Seafood Summit, held in Vancouver, highlighted both the encouraging progress of the emerging industry and the real challenges it faces to becoming large-scale competitor to open net pen farms. Notably, it reinforced a recent shift in the discussion. As one participant summarized, 'The conversation has gone from, 'Is it feasible?' to 'Where is it going to happen, how soon, and how much can it grow?''
http://thecanadian.org/k2/item/520-closed-containment-salmon-seafood-summit
Rafe: Time Enviros Tune into BC Politics
'It is time for all environmentalists to start looking very seriously at BC politics because after the NDP convention, we’ll be in the countdown to the next election. Even though the election will still be two years away, that will be the time we who care about environmental values must start turning it up, notch by notch.'...Rafe runs down the environmental/energy policy creed of the contenders for party leadership and BC premier.
http://thecanadian.org/k2/item/521-time-enviros-tune-into-in-bc-politics
Ray Grigg: Predicting the Future
In this latest edition of Ray Grigg's 'Shades of Green' series, the author discusses the work of Dr. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, a highly sought-after politics professor at New York University who employs game theory and mathematical models to predict the future...with a 90% success rate. What do the professor's predictions say about our ability to stick to emissions reduction targets and adequately address climate change?
http://thecanadian.org/k2/item/512-predicting-the-future-ray-grigg

Three Upcoming Events:
-Feb 16: SpOILed - The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival hosts an evening on the proposed Enbridge Pipeline. Multiple films and superb guest speakers - including Ian McAllister, spirit bear guide Marven Robinson, and photographer Garth Lenz. Feb 16 - 6:30 pm @ Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver (2300 Lonsdale Ave). For more info: http://email.incontrolsolutions.com/t/ViewEmail/y/EAC1A08D0D88DD4B
-Feb 19: Two 'Take Back Our BC' events - Port Alberni from 1-3 PM @ ADSS Auditorium; Tofino from 7:30-9:30 @ Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre.

We need your continued support to do what we do - please take a moment to contribute to our work: http://thecanadian.org/donate
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Highway Webcam – Terrace BC

Go here: 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.
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Preliminary Salmon Outlook for 2011

Prepared November 24, 2010 by North Coast StAD and Institute of Ocean Science

Preliminary forecast of status (version 1)
Categorical, not quantitative
Status and targets are based on a variety of approaches including expert opinion

Skeena Region Outlook

Chinook
Lower Range - below target
Upper Range - near target
Coho
Lower Range - conservation concern
Upper Range - abundant
Sockeye
Lower Range - below target
Upper Range - abundant
Chum
Lower Range - conservation concern
Upper Range - abundant
Pink
Brood escapement good, above average returns expected.

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What do I want to fish for (Salmon, Steelhead or Trout)? When is the best time? What is the best way to fish for them? How long is the guided day? Do we fish from a boat or walk and wade? What kind of boats do the guides use (drift boat, jet boat or raft, etc)? What have other anglers caught at this time? Are there any pictures? What was the biggest fish? What was the weather like? How do I get there? What do I need to bring? Are there any testimonials? YES, go here http://www.noelgyger.ca/testimonials.htm for testimonials.

To start to answer any of the above questions and more please check out the Past Fishing Reports webpage at http://www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm There are links there that go back to fishing reports from 1996 right up until today. Who should I contact for more information? Contact Noel Gyger he will be more than happy to help you. noel@noelgyger.ca
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RIVER FISHING Lots of day bookings available this winter on the lower Zymoetz (Copper) River. The BEST fly fishing for Steelhead in the world awaits you. Contact Noel to book NOW! noel@noelgyger.ca

OCEAN FISHING Winter Chinook and Crabbing in the Kitimat Harbour is red hot right now. To book warm, covered charter boat please contact Noel Gyger anytime. Phone 250-635-2568 E-mail noel@noelgyger.ca
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger January 23 to January 30, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Heavy rain at the beginning of the week did not hurt the river conditions as most of it stayed in the mountains as snow. Clear and colder on the weekend.
The Skeena River is in good shape but full of ice flows and frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on the ice ledges! There may be some Steelhead wintering over in some locations. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round.
The Kalum River is low and in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is good.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in fair shape with lots of ice flows and ice ledges. If you can find open water the Steelhead fishing should be pretty good. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout should be Ok. Lake ice fishing has started and the fishing is good. Beware of thin ice! Sorry there is no fishing report from Ron Wakita as he is feeling a little under the weather.
Prince Rupert has fantastic Winter Chinook fishing, weather depending. If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me noel@noelgyger.ca anytime.

There is a New! guiding and fishing destination for 2011 being developed in the far northwest of BC and Alaska Rivers where you can: 'fly fish for and catch salmon, steelhead and trout until your arms will feel like they will fall off!' Click on the Fishing Report BOOKMARK 'Gary Miltenberger - New Destination Stikine River plus a dozen more rivers' BOOKING NOW for 2011
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New Items on Website

- January 26, 2011 One New item (New Webpage added: News Bulletin)
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River Reports

Note: fishing reports for the Bulkley, Morice, Kispiox, Babine and Meziadin Rivers North are posted “in-season” only.

Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing for Steelhead is excellent. Both spin and fly is working well. Even though the weather has been cold this river usually does not freeze over. It has something to do with the warming of the water flowing out of Kalum Lake. It will freeze if the water level drops very low and if it stays cold and starts snowing heavily. If it is cold enough the snow will not melt when it hits the water. The flowing snow clumps together and jams when it hits the rocks and boulders. The river current in some places nearly stops flowing and if it remains cold it will freeze over in these areas that are like lakes. This seems to happen every few years or so. Reminder: Bait ban Jan 1 – Mar 15

Lakelse River Is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is OK as long as you can have river access through the snow.

Lakelse Lake Ice fishing has started and catches of Trout is good.

Skeena River The Skeena River is full of ice flows, ice ledges and is frozen over in some locations.
Please be careful walking on the ice. Fishing for Steelhead is over. There may be some Trout available.

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is low and in good shape but has substantial ice flows and is frozen over in some locations. I have had reports of good Steelhead catches using both spin, conventional and fly gear. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
FAIR

Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 12-pound Steelhead from the Kalum River. Ocean: none reported this week
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Ron Wakita: Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC

Website: www.kitimatfishingguideandcharters.com and
Home Hardware Tackle Shop E-mail wakita@telus.net Phone 250-632-1275

Note from Noel: Ron Wakita regrets he is unable to write a fishing report today as he hurt his knee playing hockey last night. With treatments for that he just ran out of time. In the meantime, regarding the Halibut Issue, Ron would like all of us to carefully read the three posters below and help out with this important issue as best you can as soon as you can.

We are booking for next year. We are also offering Gift Certificates for Guided Driftboat Trips, Jet Boat Trips and Saltwater Charters. These would make excellent Gifts anytime.

Good Health, Good Fishing

Sincerest regards, Ron Wakita
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Preliminary Salmon Outlook for 2011

Prepared November 24, 2010 by North Coast StAD and Institute of Ocean Science

Preliminary forecast of status (version 1)
Categorical, not quantitative
Status and targets are based on a variety of approaches including expert opinion

Skeena Region Outlook

Chinook
Lower Range - below target
Upper Range - near target
Coho
Lower Range - conservation concern
Upper Range - abundant
Sockeye
Lower Range - below target
Upper Range - abundant
Chum
Lower Range - conservation concern
Upper Range - abundant
Pink
Brood escapement good, above average returns expected.

Cast here to view the full report and learn the details:
http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/2011-salmon-outlook.pdf
_____________________________________________

Help me plan my guided fishing trip

What do I want to fish for (Salmon, Steelhead or Trout)? When is the best time? What is the best way to fish for them? How long is the guided day? Do we fish from a boat or walk and wade? What kind of boats do the guides use (drift boat, jet boat or raft, etc)? What have other anglers caught at this time? Are there any pictures? What was the biggest fish? What was the weather like? How do I get there? What do I need to bring? Are there any testimonials? YES, go here http://www.noelgyger.ca/testimonials.htm for testimonials.

To start to answer any of the above questions and more please check out the Past Fishing Reports webpage at http://www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm There are links there that go back to fishing reports from 1996 right up until today. Who should I contact for more information? Contact Noel Gyger he will be more than happy to help you. noel@noelgyger.ca
_____________________________________________

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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely, Noel F. Gyger

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It is NOT too late to book a guided river or ocean trip

RIVER FISHING Lots of day bookings available this winter on the lower Zymoetz (Copper) River. The BEST fly fishing for Steelhead in the world awaits you. Contact Noel to book NOW! noel@noelgyger.ca

OCEAN FISHING Winter Chinook and Crabbing in the Kitimat Harbour is red hot right now. To book warm, covered charter boat please contact Noel Gyger anytime. Phone 250-635-2568 E-mail noel@noelgyger.ca
 Jan 13, 2011; 08:46PM - Spey Fly Fishing in Canada
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger

January 2 to January 9, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Normal winter fishing weather all week for winter Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char. The average day time temperature was plus1 degree Celsius. There has been a little snow and rain but not much wind.
The Skeena River is in good shape but full of ice flows and frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on the ice ledges! There may be some Steelhead wintering over in some locations. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round.
The Kalum River is low and in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is good.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in poor shape with lots of ice flows and ice ledges. If you can find open water the Steelhead fishing should be pretty good. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair. Lake ice fishing has started and the fishing is good. Beware of thin ice! See a full lake report below.
The Kitimat River has produced excellent numbers of Trout and higher than normal numbers of Steelhead so far this season. The catch rates to date have been influenced by the favorable weather and river conditions. This week the river conditions were good but the weather was wet and cold. The hard core anglers who braved the elements were rewarded with pretty good catch numbers of Trout and the odd Steelhead.
Douglas Channel; Lori from MK Bay Marina received reports of increased numbers of Whales, Sea Lions and Porpoises roaming around the Douglas Channel. Lori also observed larger numbers of Sea Gulls circling above the water in the Kitimat Harbour. These are typical signs of the Herring and/or Baitfish moving into the Kitimat Harbor. I think it is a month too early for the main Herring spawning season but there definitely signs of larger numbers of Herring or Baitfish moving up the Douglas Channel into the Kitimat Harbor. Unfortunately this week's strong winds have prevented boaters to get out fishing for Winter Chinook that are normally follow the Herring or Bait fish. The winds were so strong that Lori reports that she had to lock the front door of the
Mk Marina Restaurant and Store to keep the wind from blowing it open. With more favorable winds in the forecast many boaters were heading out this weekend to find out what the Sea animals are chasing. Check out the Ron Wakita report below. Prince Rupert has fantastic Winter Chinook fishing, weather depending. If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me noel@noelgyger.ca anytime.

River Reports

Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing for Steelhead is excellent. Both spin and fly is working well. It is a little cold but don’t let that deter you from going fishing. Even though the weather has been cold this river usually does not freeze over. It has something to do with the warming of the water flowing out of Kalum Lake. It will freeze if the water level drops very low and if it stays cold and starts snowing heavily. If it is cold enough the snow will not melt when it hits the water. The flowing snow clumps together and jams when it hits the rocks and boulders. The river current in some places nearly stops flowing and if it remains cold it will freeze over in these areas that are like lakes. This seems to happen every few years or so. Reminder: Bait ban Jan 1 – Mar 15

Lakelse River Is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good. Both spin and fly is working well.

Lakelse Lake Ice fishing has started and catches of Trout is excellent. See the Ron Wakita below.

Skeena River The Skeena River is full of ice flows, ice ledges and is frozen over in some locations. Please be careful walking on the ice. Fishing for Steelhead is over. There may be some Trout available.
28pm

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is low and in good shape but has substantial ice flows and is frozen over in some locations. I have had reports of excellent Steelhead catches using both spin, conventional and fly gear. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter.

Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
FAIR

Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 15-pound Steelhead from the Kalum River. Ocean: 20-pound Winter Chinook in Prince Rupert, BC.

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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely, Noel F. Gyger
 Dec 29, 2010; 09:26PM - Happy New Year Fellow Fishermen
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger

December 19 to December 26, 2010

Season’s Greetings everyone!

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Cold weather at the beginning of the week but warmer on the weekend. This is normal weather for winter Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout fishing.
The Skeena River is in good shape but full of ice flows. Steelheading is over. There might be some Trout available.
The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good. Lake ice fishing has started. Beware of thin ice during the warmer weather.
Kitimat River; the Trout fishing on the Kitimat River will continue through the winter providing the weather allows. The Trout fishing has been very good and there is the odd Steelhead to keep anglers on their toes.
Douglas Channel; the Winter Chinook Fishery will continue providing the bait fish continue to hang around and weather permitting.
Prince Rupert has fantastic Winter Chinook fishing. With the approach of the 18th annual Marc (Dezi) Desautels Blue Knuckle Fishing Derby on December 27th there has been lots of activity on the water. Everyone seems to be getting out and trying their luck and for the most part it has been paying off. With the great prize money and fantastic door prizes donated by local merchants towards this Charitable Event tickets are selling fast. With limited tickets printed your chances of winning are excellent. Don’t delay, get your tickets today before they are gone. If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me noel@noelgyger.ca anytime. There is a New! guiding and fishing destination for 2011 being developed in the far northwest of BC and Alaska Rivers where you can: 'fly fish for and catch salmon, steelhead and trout until your arms will feel like they will fall off!' Click on the Fishing Report BOOKMARK 'Gary Miltenberger - New Destination Stikine River plus a dozen more rivers. BOOKING NOW for 2011' Check out the full report for this great news and much, much more... This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Ariel Kuppers, and Jeff Carlson. Thank you to the fishing guides who sent reports and photos. It is very much appreciated!

River Reports

Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing is excellent for Steelhead. Both spin and fly is working well. It is snowing and raining on the weekend but don’t let that deter you from going fishing. Reminder: Bait ban Jan 1 – Mar 15

Lakelse River Is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good. Both spin and fly is working well.

Skeena River The Skeena River is full of ice flows. Fishing for Steelhead is over. There may be some Trout available.

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is in good shape but has some ice flows. I have had reports of excellent Steelhead catches using both spin, conventional and fly gear. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon. Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish all winter below the sign.
_____________________________________________________

Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
FAIR

Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 15-pound Steelhead from the Kalum River. Ocean: 20-pound Winter Chinook
_____________________________________________________

My GOAL is to increase TOURISM
You do not have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on Noel Gyger's website. All tourism businesses, tackle businesses and others will benefit.

over 25 years promoting tourism and fish guiding experience
join your consumers on an angling journey of a lifetime
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noelgyger.ca provides you with this opportunity with a limited time website advertising offer at reasonable prices
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It is NOT too late to book a guided river or ocean trip

RIVER FISHING Lots of day bookings available for Zymoetz (Copper River) in November. BEST fly fishing for Steelhead in the world awaits you. Don’t let the winter weather stop you! Contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca to book NOW!

OCEAN FISHING Winter Chinook and Crabbing in the Kitimat Harbour is red hot right now. To book warm, covered charter boat please contact Noel Gyger anytime. Phone 250-635-2568 E-mail noel@noelgyger.ca

NOW BOOKING for 2011: 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 noel@noelgyger.ca to book NOW.

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely, Noel F. Gyger
 Dec 24, 2010; 02:08AM - Year End Steelhead
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger
December 12 to December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays everyone!

Dear Fishing Friends:

Note Bookmarks should appear on the left side when you open this PDF. If they do
NOT just click on the “Blue Ribbon” Bookmark icon to open.

SUMMARY: Mild weather at the beginning of the week but colder on the weekend. This is excellent weather for winter Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout fishing.
The Skeena River is in good shape but full of ice flows. Steelheading is over. There might be some Trout available.
The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good. Lake ice fishing has started. Beware of thin ice during the warmer weather.
Kitimat River; the river conditions were excellent the latter part of this week and there were lots of Trout being caught. Please dress warm, the temperature has dropped but the Trout fishing can still be very enjoyable if you are properly dressed for it.
Douglas Channel; Winter Chinook are very unpredictable during this time of year. The Winter Chinook will roam around looking for baitfish. The baitfish eventually wander into the Kitimat Harbour and the 'Bites back on'. Stay Tuned!
Prince Rupert has fantastic Winter Chinook fishing. With the approach of the 18th annual Marc (Dezi) Desautels Blue Knuckle Fishing Derby on December 27th there has been lots of activity on the water. Everyone seems to be getting out and trying their luck and for the most part it has been paying off. With the great prize money and fantastic door prizes donated by local merchants towards this Charitable Event tickets are selling fast. With limited tickets printed your chances of winning are excellent. Don’t delay, get your tickets today before they are gone. If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me anytime. There is a New! guiding and fishing destination for 2011 being developed in the far northwest of BC and Alaska Rivers where you can: 'fly fish for and catch salmon, steelhead and trout until your arms will feel like they will fall off!' Click on the Fishing Report BOOKMARK 'Gary Miltenberger - New Destination Stikine River plus a dozen more rivers. BOOKING NOW for 2011' Check out the full report for this great news and much, much more... This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Ariel Kuppers, Tracey Hittel and Jeff Carlson. Thank you to the fishing guides who sent reports and photos. It is very much appreciated!

River Reports

Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing is excellent for Steelhead. Both spin and fly is working well. Little cold on the weekend but don’t let that deter you from going fishing.

Lakelse River Is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is excellent. Both spin and fly is working well.

Skeena River The Skeena River is full of ice flows. Fishing for Steelhead is over. There may be some Trout available.

Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is in good shape but has some ice flows. I have had reports of excellent Steelhead catches using both spin, conventional and fly gear.
________________________________________________

Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
EXCELLENT

Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 15-pound Steelhead from Zymoetz (Copper) River. Ocean: 26-pound Winter Chinook
_________________________________________________

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely, Noel F. Gyger

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