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 Feb 9, 2009; 10:45AM - Winter Steelhead
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows an extremely bright Kalum River Coho (Silver) Salmon landed last fall by my brother Mike Gyger. His son, Justin slips in the background. As we wait for the spring Steelhead season to begin I thought you’d like to see some other specie.

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
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Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca

Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated February 1 – February 8, 2009

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Winter still has a grip on us although the temperatures are getting a little warmer. Both the upper and lower Kalum and lower Zymoetz (Copper) Rivers are open to Steelhead fishing. I have heard the ice fishing in our local lakes is pretty good also. I think more and more fisher people with “cabin fever” are thinking about getting out and wetting a line for some late winter Steelhead, weather permitting, of course.

A couple of my friends and I wanted to fish on Saturday but the weather turned bad, with light rain and nasty winds gusting to around 90km per hour. Maybe we will try again on Monday.

PODCAST update: There are “two” ways you can be notified when I post a New podcast:

#1 click on this podcast RSS feed button. These buttons are located on every webpage. Some of you may already have done this but you need to click on it again and re-subscribe to the new feed.

#2 Click on the itunes store http://www.apple.com/itunes/ link and on the top right Search itune Store using words like “Noel Gyger podcast” (Yes, my podcasts are now listed in itunes) and hit enter. When you find my podcast click on the “subscribe button”. You may have to be a member of itunes to subscribe but don’t worry it is FREE. Then whenever I post a new show (itunes call them episodes) the show will automatically download to your computer. If you have an iPod or iphone you can watch the shows there. Take it with you on the river. In itunes, the shows can be searched under the category: Games and Hobbies or Sports, Recreation and Outdoors. Isn’t technology wonderful?

To watch “all” podcasts cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/podcast.htm

Note: Scroll down to read a couple of New “Market Place” items…

VIDEO CLIPS – I posted one New clip on February 3, 2009

Todd Haynes, Rob Vodola and I were fishing for Steelhead on the Kalum River last fall (November) and Todd landed this nice doe. To watch the clip right away cast to this link: Video Clip 0065 The clip is titled “Todd’s 2nd Steelhead”

PODCASTS – I posted one New podcast on February 5, 2009

Podcast 0008 Category: Meet the “best” river fishing guides. In this show meet Dustin Kovacvich and learn more about fishing in this beautiful area of northwest British Columbia. The show starts with an intro, photo of Dustin and a one minute video clip of him landing a Zymoetz (Copper) River Steelhead, followed by an audio interview. Plays with QuickTime

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

One New 'how to' be notified of a new Podcast show February 7/09
One New 'For Sale' is posted on 'Market Place' February 6/09
One New 'Wanted to Buy' is posted on 'Market Place' February 5/09
One New video posted on 'Video Clips' February 3/09
Two New items are posted on 'Conservation' February 2/09

NOW BOOKING FOR 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

BOOK EARLY and save money! The Canadian Dollar is low right now. Which way will the Canadian Dollar and the exchange rates go? The answer is no one knows. The Canadian Dollar is low at this time (as of today, Feb 8) A typical Weekly Lodge Package for 7 days/6 nights/5 days of guided fishing will cost $3500 Canadian Dollars in 2009. With the current exchange rate it will now cost $2868.85 in United States Dollars. A savings of $631.15. I would suggest you BOOK NOW before exchange rates go the other way. Cast here for current money conversion rates. Contact me anytime for package details.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: only FAIR

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: Angler: Where: (none reported this week)

WEATHER: Flurries ending late this afternoon then cloudy. Amount 2 cm. High plus 2. Sunrise 8:10 AM Sunset 4:27 PM. Today’s yearly average temperatures: Maximum 2 degrees. Minimum -4 degrees.

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean but still frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on those ice shelves. The spots that are open can have some drifting ice. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout one can catch.

KALUM RIVER: is in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now. Fishing for them with fly or spin tackle works well. Walking around is getting a little easier as a lot of the snow has melted. The boat ramps are getting easier to access.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: is fishing well for Steelhead right now. The upper section is closed to angling as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for the winter Steelheaders to enjoy.

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The keener anglers in the area continue to fish when the weather permits but the hardcore are fishing even when the winter weather is extreme. In the northwest we can receive snow, ice rain, high winds and sunny periods all in the same day. We had a bunch of these hardcore types gearing up with dew worms for the weekend. Early this week we had a fair amount of rain which dirtied up the river a bit but the river is dropping and may clean up for the weekend. We can always dress for the weather conditions but there is little we can do if the river is dirty. Stay tuned as I will report this weekend's results in next weeks report.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Similar to the situation on the Kitimat River where there are trout to be caught if and when weather and conditions will allow, the Douglas Channel has winter Chinook to be caught if and when boaters are able can get out to. The number one consideration for the Salt water anglers is the wind. We have experienced some strong winds which has reduced fishing opportunities this week. The other issue of the Kitimat harbour fishery has been the dirty water produced by the Kitimat River. With the Kitimat River dropping and calmer winds many of the keener boaters are anxious to get out.

Our guiding company, Reliable Guide and Charters is starting to receive numerous enquiries for fishing trips on the Kitimat River and the Douglas Channel.

We would be pleased to answer any enquiries about fishing in our area. Anglers interested in fishing the Kitimat River on their own are welcome to contact us at our tackle store, City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods in Kitimat. Any anglers wishing to book guided Drift boat trips on the Kitimat or Salt water charters on the Douglas Channel please contact Noel.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

FISHING REGULATIONS WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

Catch & Release formula:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

Cast to RSS feed button for “News Bulletin” AND RSS feed button for “Podcasts”

For your information: RSS stands for (Really Simple Syndication). If you have subscribed to the feed then whenever you go onto the internet you can easily check your “Favorites” for any new updates from me. For example, on the Windows Internet Explorer browser all you have to do is click on the orange “star” symbol located on the top left. RSS works on all of the other browsers. NOW…this is really simple…go ahead subscribe today…you will be glad you did. You will never, ever miss important fishing news from me again

Noel Gyger WELCOMED sponsors and advertisers on his website. You don't have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on his website. All tourism businesses and others will benefit...just ask him. Let him prove it to you. Communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers. Gain an edge over your competitor in this ever-expanding market. Cast here for more information and pricing. Cast here to check out the “new” Sponsors webpage.

PARTNERS IN CHANGE SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has been working on a certification mark program designed to encourage selective commercial fisheries in the watershed, which release unharmed steelhead and non-target salmon such as chinook and coho. By purchasing SkeenaWild Salmon's selectively harvested Skeena River sockeye you are partnering with Gitxsan and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance to help transform the Skeena River salmon fishery. Order your SkeenaWild Certified hot-smoked sockeye fillets NOW! They will ship directly to your home.

Cast here for more detail and colour poster
Cast here for order-form

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items.

Two new listings this week as follows:

For Sale: Must Sell. Like new! Rarely used jet boat, only averaged 6 hours per year. Excellent for sports fishing, fresh and salt water. Boat can be viewed at Kens Marine in Terrace BC. Asking $25,000 worth $35-40,000. Phone Brad Tait 250-631-2183 for quick sale. New Feb 6/09

Wanted to buy: Angling Guide would like to buy rod-days. If you have rod-days for sale please contact jbhwohe@hotmail.com New Feb 5/09

Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports

Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.

To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

To receive my WEEKLY FISHING REPORT and PHOTO via e-mail please send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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Home page: www.noelgyger.ca
 Feb 3, 2009; 01:32PM - Zymoetz (Copper) River Steelhead
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows three very happy anglers. Left to right are my nephew Justin, in the middle his father (my brother) Mike and on the right my good friend and top angler and guide Robby Vodola with a very beautiful Zymoetz (Copper) River Steelhead. The guides have very limited rod-days on this river so please consider booking early.

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
================================

Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated January 25 – February 1, 2009

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Winter still has a grip on us although the temperatures are getting warmer. It is still too cold for me but the young guys are getting out and catching lots of fish I have been told. Both the upper and lower Kalum and lower Zymoetz (Copper) Rivers are open to Steelhead fishing. I have heard the ice fishing in our local lakes is pretty good also.

VIDEO CLIPS – I posted one New clip on January 30, 2009

Chad Black, Rob Vodola and I were fishing for Steelhead on the Kalum River last fall and Rob landed this very bright doe on his centre pin float fishing rod. To watch the clip right away cast to this link: Video Clip 0064 The clip is titled “Steelhead with sea lice”

To watch podcasts cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/podcast.htm

I promised I would let you know at the end of January which “Photo of the Week” from 2008 got the most votes. And the winner is:

August 10, 2008. Greg Buck and his son Josh hold up this huge Skeena River 70-pound Chinook (King) Salmon before releasing it. This once-in-a-lifetime giant was landed by Josh...yes...all by himself. Full Report

Thanks to all who took the time to send me their votes.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

One New item posted on 'Conservation' January 31/09
One New update posted on 'Quality Waters Strategy' January 30/09
One New video posted on 'Video Clips' January 30/09
One New item posted on 'Conservation' January 26/09

NOW BOOKING FOR 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

BOOK EARLY and save money! The Canadian Dollar is low right now. Which way will the Canadian Dollar and the exchange rates go? The answer is no one knows. The Canadian Dollar is low at this time (as of today, Feb 1) A typical Weekly Lodge Package for 7 days/6 nights/5 days of guided fishing will cost $3500 Canadian Dollars in 2009. With the current exchange rate it will now cost $2851.21 in United States Dollars. A savings of $648.79. I would suggest you BOOK NOW before exchange rates go the other way. Cast here for current money conversion rates. Contact me anytime for package details.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: FAIR

WEATHER: Snow becoming mixed with rain this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm except 15 cm near Stewart. High plus 2. Sunrise 8:23 AM Sunset 5:13 PM. Today’s yearly average temperatures: Maximum 1 degrees. Minimum -2 degrees.

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean but still frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on those ice shelves. The spots that are open can have some drifting ice. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout one can catch.

KALUM RIVER: is in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now. Fishing for them with fly or spin tackle works well. Walking around is getting a little easier as a lot of the snow has melted. The boat ramps are still difficult to access.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is in poor shape today, with moderate to heavy ice flows and fishing for Steelhead is difficult. The upper section is closed to angling as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for the winter Steelheaders to enjoy.

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: I apologize for the lapse in Fishing Reports for the Kitimat area but there has not been a lot to report. I have also been very busy coaching my son, Corey's hockey. Such is life in the Northwest.

We are having a very severe winter season. In fact as I write this report there is a deer walking down the middle of our street. This is a common occurrence in the outskirts of town but I live in the middle of Kitimat's residential area. This is a sign that even the deer are struggling with this winter's conditions.

There have some ice fishing opportunities for the hard core anglers. Ariel Kuppers and Jesse Houston fought some rainbow trout in Onion Lake. Onion Lake is a small lake located right next to the highway midway between Kitimat and Terrace.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Tom Blake a local boater drove down to MK Bay Marina last weekend to check his boat. As he looked out at the harbour he watched a boat land two feeder chinook right in front of the marina. He came into our tackle store to buy some bait and went back out to the marina and took his boat out trolling. He also managed to land a Winter spring.

If anglers are willing to brave the elements and get out and do some fishing there are fish to be caught.

Dress warm and Tight Lines, Ron Wakita

Fishing Report from: Chad Black of Nicholas Dean Lodge

No, this fish has not been through photoshop! Randy Marshall hooked and landed this monster Chinook Salmon on the Skeena in mid July this year with the help of Nicholas Dean guide, Greg Buck. The fish was estimated to weigh 70 lbs. Nelson Furtado Photo
Hello Anglers,
For the die hard angler who likes to pursue his or her addiction, this winter has not been a good one. For most of December, a cold snap where temperatures reached lows of -25 C was commonplace, making skating and ice hockey a much better and more successful pursuit than river fishing. January snowstorms blanketed Terrace in several feet of snow on numerous occasions and even getting to the river has been a difficult proposition! This is not to say that ice fishing isn't an option - it is, and I've heard some good reports of Cutthroat being caught - but my personal preference would be for catching up on some much needed fly tying to fill the holes in my fly boxes, and dream of days to come where I can launch a long cast over favourite pools, and anticipate the excitement of the grab.
It's also a time for us to reflect back on the fishing we had in 2008, and look forward to the 2009 season. Actually, when sitting down to weigh through my options for a photo for this week's report, I had a difficult time trying to decide which one to choose, owing to the great photos taken by our clients and guides. However, I finally decided to use a photo of Randy Marshall's (of Randy's River Guiding) giant Chinook that he landed in mid July with one of our guides, Greg Buck, for the simple fact that it's a massive fish. At 70 lbs, it's the biggest Chinook I've ever seen, and the story of how this fish was caught only makes it that much more impressive.
Back in the early Summer last year, water conditions were prime on the Skeena from late June all through the month of July during the typical peak Chinook fishing period, and Greg and his son Josh took advantage of this by being on the water nearly everyday. On this particular day, they had been backtrolling on the Skeena River near Terrace with some success, and Randy Marshall decided to join them around mid day. Instead of making their usual backtrolling runs down the river, they decided to back bounce slowly down the river, targeting the deep pools of the Skeena where Chinook like to hold. Having tried back bouncing last year with Dustin, I can say with all honesty that it takes a bit of getting used to, and that my ability to detect strikes needs a little work. Essentially, you attach a heavy lead weight (or lead substitute) to your line via a three way swivel, along with a big chunk of roe and a fluorescent coloured cheater, and you lift and drop this rig off the bottom as the current pushes you downriver. Takes can be very light, so you have to be very attentive - sometimes the only thing you'll feel is your line going slack on the way down.
After starting to back bounce down a favourite run on the Skeena, Randy hooked into what felt like a large fish. Large Chinook have a tendency to test the limits of even heavy action rods and level wind reels, and this fish was no exception. After several large head shakes, the fish sounded and peeled off line as it used the flow of the Skeena to its advantage. To give them the best chance of landing this fish, Greg expertly maneuvered the boat downriver, following the fish, until he was able to find a good location on shore to get out. Once there, Randy was able to apply enough pressure to tire the fish and work him into the shallows. With what I'm sure was a triumphant moment, Greg netted the fish in one scoop before the fish had a chance to head back to the middle of the river. Afterwards, Greg told me that the fish was so large it was difficult to fit in the net! As they set about taking a few photos of the fish prior to its release, they realized that they were even more fortunate to have landed this fish after inspecting the mouth. Apparently, a large, silver hook was still imbedded in its giant mouth, likely a remnant of a Commercial Salmon fisherman's lines, and caught within the eye of this hook, was Randy's 4/0 Gamakatsu! Now, when you sit down and think of the odds of catching a fish this size, this feat almost defies logic. I mean, what are the chances that after a Chinook made a move for your bait, that you were able to catch the eye of another hook - and have this hook stay in place? I'm sure that Greg, Randy, and Nelson Furtado (the photographer) will not forget this fish anytime soon...
On the heels of a great Chinook season in 2008, we expect the 2009 season to be a fantastic one as well. Whether you prefer to back troll down the mighty Skeena (or back bounce!), or casting spoons on the Kitimat, you can be sure that some of the largest Chinook in the world will be ascending our rivers. Of course, if you're a fly angler looking to hook into these great game fish on the fly, we do have several options for you as well, including fishing on a remote, intimate wilderness river that holds fish up to 70 lbs. To find out more about our Trophy Chinook and Fly Fishing packages, as well as many others, just contact Noel. He will be happy to answer all of your questions. Spots in June and July for the BIG Chinook are filling in quickly so please remember to book early.
Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels...
Chad Black, Operations Manager.
AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

FISHING REGULATIONS WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

Catch & Release formula:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

Cast to this link and subscribe today!

For your information: RSS stands for (Really Simple Syndication). If you have subscribed to the feed then whenever you go onto the internet you can easily check your “Favorites” for any new updates from me. For example, on the Windows Internet Explorer browser all you have to do is click on the orange “star” symbol located on the top left. RSS works on all of the other browsers. NOW…this is really simple…go ahead subscribe today…you will be glad you did. You will never, ever miss important fishing news from me again

Noel Gyger WELCOMED sponsors and advertisers on his website. You don't have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on his website. All tourism businesses and others will benefit...just ask him. Let him prove it to you. Communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers. Gain an edge over your competitor in this ever-expanding market. Cast here for more information and pricing. Cast here to check out the “new” Sponsors webpage.

PARTNERS IN CHANGE SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has been working on a certification mark program designed to encourage selective commercial fisheries in the watershed, which release unharmed steelhead and non-target salmon such as chinook and coho. By purchasing SkeenaWild Salmon's selectively harvested Skeena River sockeye you are partnering with Gitxsan and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance to help transform the Skeena River salmon fishery. Order your SkeenaWild Certified hot-smoked sockeye fillets NOW! They will ship directly to your home.

Cast here for more detail and colour poster
Cast here for order-form

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports

Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.

To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

To receive my WEEKLY FISHING REPORT and PHOTO via e-mail please send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

Back to: http://noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm

Home page: www.noelgyger.ca
 Jan 19, 2009; 11:08AM - Winter Steelhead Skeena River Tribs
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows professional angling guide Andrew Rushton owner of Kalum River Lodge posing his happy guests Steelhead for a quick photo before release. Andrew and his guest were spey fly fishing on the Skeena River in mid August 2008 They not only caught Steelhead like this one but caught many Salmon also. Andrew and his guests love this time period. Book your trip early!

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated January 11 – January 18, 2009
(Number 106)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Considering it is still winter the weather has been good all week and temperatures mostly above freezing. The snow is melting and access to the rivers is getting easier. Both the upper and lower Kalum and lower Zymoetz (Copper) Rivers are open to Steelhead fishing. I have heard the ice fishing in our local lakes is pretty good also. Scroll down to see some very nice winter Steelhead photos from this winter sent to me from other fishermen. The cold winter days did not stop these young fellows from going fishing.

PODCAST – My 5th podcast was posted on January 12, 2009
Learn all about fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon in this region in JUNE. Noel's guest is professional fishing guide Dustin Kovacvich. You will learn a lot, check it out when you have a few minutes. To watch the podcast right away cast to this link: podcast0005.wmv

VIDEO CLIPS – I posted one new clip on January 14, 2009
Chad Black, Rob Vodola and I were fishing for Steelhead on the Kalum River last fall and Chad landed this very bright doe. To watch the clip right away cast to this link: Video Clip 0063 The clip is titled “Chad's 2nd Steelhead Today!”

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

- One New item posted on 'Conservation' January 15/09
- One New clip posted on 'Video Clips' January 14/09
- One New show now playing on 'Podcast' January 12/09

NOTICE: Let's have some fun with the 2008 Photos of the Week! Send me an e-mail to vote for your favorite one. I will let you know by the end of January 2009 which photo receives the most votes. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks to those who have already sent in their vote. For those of you who have not voted yet please VOTE NOW!

NOW BOOKING FOR 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

BOOK EARLY and save money! The Canadian Dollar is low right now. Which way will the Canadian Dollar and the exchange rates go? The answer is no one knows. The Canadian Dollar is low at this time (as of today, Jan 18) A typical Weekly Lodge Package for 7 days/6 nights/5 days of guided fishing will cost $3500 Canadian Dollars in 2009. With the current exchange rate it will now cost $2826.76 in United States Dollars. A savings of $673.24 I would suggest you BOOK NOW before exchange rates go the other way. Cast here for current money conversion rates. Contact me anytime for package details.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: FAIR

WEATHER: Sunny. High zero. High plus 4. Sunrise 8:44 AM Sunset 4:46 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean but still frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on those ice shelves. The spots that are open can have some drifting ice. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout one can catch.

KALUM RIVER: is in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now. Fishing for them with fly or spin tackle works well. Walking around is getting a little easier as the snow is melting fast. The boat ramps are still difficult to access.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is in poor shape today, with moderate to heavy ice flows and fishing for Steelhead is difficult. The upper section is closed to angling as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for the winter Steelheaders to enjoy.

Report from: Gill McKean of Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Hey Noel thought I would send these photos of a father and son having the time of their lives this fall, that is what it is all about, catching a fish is the icing on the cake!

Fall special 4 night 3 day lodge and guiding package for $1,900.00 CDN per person 2 person minimum for this package starting Sept 1 to Sept 30, 2009 don’t delay book with Noel today!

Gill McKean, Westcoast Fishing Adventures
Fishing is our addiction – Guiding is our passion - Adventure is in our blood

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

FISHING REGULATIONS WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

Catch & Release formula:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

Cast to this link and subscribe today!

For your information: RSS stands for (Really Simple Syndication). If you have subscribed to the feed then whenever you go onto the internet you can easily check your “Favorites” for any new updates from me. For example, on the Windows Internet Explorer browser all you have to do is click on the orange “star” symbol located on the top left. RSS works on all of the other browsers. NOW…this is really simple…go ahead subscribe today…you will be glad you did. You will never, ever miss important fishing news from me again

Noel Gyger WELCOMED sponsors and advertisers on his website. You don't have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on his website. All tourism businesses and others will benefit...just ask him. Let him prove it to you. Communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers. Gain an edge over your competitor in this ever-expanding market. Cast here for more information and pricing. Cast here to check out the “new” Sponsors webpage.

PARTNERS IN CHANGE SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has been working on a certification mark program designed to encourage selective commercial fisheries in the watershed, which release unharmed steelhead and non-target salmon such as chinook and coho. By purchasing SkeenaWild Salmon's selectively harvested Skeena River sockeye you are partnering with Gitxsan and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance to help transform the Skeena River salmon fishery. Order your SkeenaWild Certified hot-smoked sockeye fillets NOW! They will ship directly to your home.

Cast here for more detail and colour poster
Cast here for order-form

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports

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To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

To receive my WEEKLY FISHING REPORT and PHOTO via e-mail please send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Dec 29, 2008; 06:18PM - Winter Steelhead
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Brendan Morrison (on the left) and his friend posing a nice wild Steelhead they landed while being guided by Gill McKean of Westcoast Fishing Adventures last fall. Brendan, a pro NHL hockey player played for the Vancouver Canucks but now plays for the Anaheim Ducks.

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4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!


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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated December 21 – December 28, 2008
(Number 103)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Happy New Year everyone! The extreme cold weather has gone away but it is still very cold and we have had a good dump of snow. The “determined” fishermen are still getting out there. Some would say they’re “crazy”! The Zymoetz (Copper) River closes to angling above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below Zymoetz Canyon) at the end of the month (January 1 to June 15). So get out and enjoy before the closure. To be clear just the upper reaches of the river are closed one still may angle on the very low end, just make sure you fish below the boundary at the first canyon. The Kalum River is open to angling all winter although access to some pools is difficult as to the extreme low water and snow. The Kitimat River is open all winter also and if we get some warmer weather fishing for Trout should be OK.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

One New item posted on 'Conservation' December 23/08

NOW BOOKING FOR 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

NOTICE: BOOK EARLY and save money! The Canadian Dollars is low right now. Which way will the Canadian Dollar and the exchange rates go? The answer is no one knows. The Canadian Dollar is low at this time (as of today, Dec 28) A typical Weekly Lodge Package for 7 days/6 nights/5 days of guided fishing will cost $3500 Canadian Dollars in 2009. With the current exchange rate it will now cost $2866.03 in United States Dollars. A savings of $633.97 I would suggest you BOOK NOW before exchange rates go the other way. Cast here for current money conversion rates. Contact me anytime for package details.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK:
POOR FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT


LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: Angler: Where: (none reported this week)

WEATHER: Flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Temperature steady near minus 5. Max. Temp -1 degrees C. Min. Temp. -6 degrees C. Sunrise 8:57 AM Sunset 4:16 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean. Frozen over in spots. And the spots that are open can be full of drifting ice. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout one can catch if you can “brave” the weather.

KALUM RIVER: is in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now. Fishing for them with fly or spin tackle works well…but too cold to fish right now.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is in poor shape today, with moderate to heavy ice flows and fishing for Steelhead is poor. Just a little too cold. The upper section closes at the end of the month (December 31) but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for the winter Steelheaders to enjoy.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

FISHING REGULATIONS WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.



Hello Noel,
I've been meaning to send this to you for over a month, hear is one of the largest if not the largest beautiful Steelhead I've ever landed. It saved the trip for me due to the fact that the first five or six fish I hooked throughout the trip either became unbuttoned or my line broke trying to us a ferruled leader. Without my fishing buddies Mike & Brad along that day this might have become a distant memory of what might have been. Fish like this will keep me coming back until my knees won't hold me stable in that glorious natal waters of the greatest fish that swims. Take care Noel and I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday to you my friend with many more to follow. .
Your friend Bill Johnson

Catch & Release formula:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

Cast to this link and subscribe today!

For your information: RSS stands for (Really Simple Syndication). If you have subscribed to the feed then whenever you go onto the internet you can easily check your “Favorites” for any new updates from me. For example, on the Windows Internet Explorer browser all you have to do is click on the orange “star” symbol located on the top left. RSS works on all of the other browsers. NOW…this is really simple…go ahead subscribe today…you will be glad you did. You will never, ever miss important fishing news from me again

Noel Gyger WELCOMED sponsors and advertisers on his website. You don't have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on his website. All tourism businesses and others will benefit...just ask him. Let him prove it to you. Communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers. Gain an edge over your competitor in this ever-expanding market. Cast here for more information and pricing. Cast here to check out the “new” Sponsors webpage.

PARTNERS IN CHANGE SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has been working on a certification mark program designed to encourage selective commercial fisheries in the watershed, which release unharmed steelhead and non-target salmon such as chinook and coho. By purchasing SkeenaWild Salmon's selectively harvested Skeena River sockeye you are partnering with Gitxsan and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance to help transform the Skeena River salmon fishery. Order your SkeenaWild Certified hot-smoked sockeye fillets NOW! They will ship directly to your home.

Cast here for more detail and colour poster
Cast here for order-form

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports

Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.

To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

To receive my WEEKLY FISHING REPORT and PHOTO via e-mail please send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Dec 15, 2008; 10:54AM - Guided Steelhead Fly Fishing at its BEST
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noe Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows angling guide Andrew Rushton of Kalum River Lodge holding his clients, David Leland’s bright, hard fighting Steelhead. They were fishing in August on the Skeena River and caught some Sockeye and Coho also.

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!


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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated December 7 – December 14, 2008
(Number 101)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: It is minus 12 degrees Celsius outside right now. That just about puts an end to the river fishing until it warms up. The cold weather hit us on Friday.

May I suggest the following holiday gift:

Our holiday special is one of the best gifts you can give to someone who cherishes Skeena steelhead. They will receive a Christmas package containing 4 frozen, incredibly tasty, selectively harvested fillets, along with an information packet detailing how their gift will help rebuild Skeena watershed salmon stocks. Please help Skeena salmon by taking advantage of this fantastic offer. Order Today 1(888) 4SKEENA.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

One New item posted on 'Conservation' December 12/08
One New item posted on 'Conservation' December 11/08
One New item posted on 'Conservation' December 9/08
One New photo posted on 'Scenic Photos' December 8/08

NOW BOOKING FOR 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

NOTICE: BOOK EARLY and save money! The Canadian Dollars is low right now. Which way will the Canadian Dollar and the exchange rates go? The answer is no one knows. The Canadian Dollar is low at this time (as of today, Dec 14) A typical Weekly Lodge Package for 7 days/6 nights/5 days of guided fishing will cost $3500 Canadian Dollars in 2009. With the current exchange rate it will now cost $2797.54 in United States Dollars. A savings of $702.46 I would suggest you BOOK NOW before exchange rates go the other way. Cast here for current money conversion rates. Contact me anytime for package details.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:

Ron Wakita

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: POOR

WEATHER: Sunny. Windy. High minus 9. Wind chill minus 23. Max. Temp. 0 degree C. Min. Temp. -4 degrees C. Sunrise 8:50 AM Sunset 4:09 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CABC0292.htm?ref=wxbtnold

WATER CONDITIONS: Skeena is in good shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape. The Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are all in good shape.

CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:

SKEENA RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08EF001

KITIMAT RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08FF002

SKEENA RIVER: is in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Salmon may be slow as most runs have gone through although some Steelhead winter over in the main stem. Most of these good runs are found upstream from Terrace in the Skeena 4 section. Some sections have chunks of floating ice and snow.

KALUM RIVER: is in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now. Fishing for them with fly or spin tackle works well.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: is clean now but it is too cold to fish.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: We have received some clear sunny days with blue skies this week. Jody Dennill, a long time Kitimat resident, had a couple of really good days of trout fishing during the good weather. Jody was using both worms and roe.

Fly fishing has also been productive as trout have migrated into most of the tributaries and creeks of the Kitimat system. Hirsh and Humphry's creek have been the most productive. Egg and minnow patterns continue to be the more productive fly patterns.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: There have been a few boats fishing the Kitimat Harbour this week but we did not receive any reports of any fish caught. We did hear that crabbing was very good and 'all the shells were very full', said Alain.

This weekend is forecasting calm waters and blue skies so hopefully more boaters will get out and find the winter springs. Good luck to all. Ron Wakita

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showRegion&language=english®ion=1


FISHING REGULATIONS WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

Catch & Release formula:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

Cast to this link RSS News Bulletin and RSS Podcast - subscribe today!

For your information: RSS stands for (Really Simple Syndication). If you have subscribed to the feed then whenever you go onto the internet you can easily check your “Favorites” for any new updates from me. For example, on the Windows Internet Explorer browser all you have to do is click on the orange “star” symbol located on the top left. RSS works on all of the other browsers. NOW…this is really simple…go ahead subscribe today…you will be glad you did. You will never, ever miss important fishing news from me again.

Noel Gyger WELCOMED sponsors and advertisers on his website. You don't have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on his website. All tourism businesses and others will benefit...just ask him. Let him prove it to you. Communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers. Gain an edge over your competitor in this ever-expanding market. Cast here for more information and pricing. Cast here to check out the “new” Sponsors webpage.

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports

Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.

To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

To receive my WEEKLY FISHING REPORT and PHOTO via e-mail please send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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Home page: www.noelgyger.ca
 Dec 1, 2008; 11:36AM - Early Winter Steelhead PARADISE
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows the results of some hard work. More often than not, anglers willing to go the extra distance and hike through challenging terrain find the best fishing. Nicholas Dean Lodge manager and head guide, Dustin Kovacvich, knows many of the best pools on remote rivers, and client Jake Bippart was able to reap the rewards. This was Jake’s biggest Steelhead ever – certainly a great way to finish off a week of fishing!

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
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Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca

Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated November 23 – November 30, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been fair most of the week but got a little ugly on the weekend. One thing is for sure winter is on its way. Many of us who like to use our boats are trying to get out as much as possible as we know we will have to put them away soon. The two main rivers we fish now are the Kalum and Zymoetz (Copper) Rivers. Both these rivers have good runs of Steelhead in them. There are rivers north of us with good runs of Steelhead also. I am referring to the Cranberry, Meziadin and Bell Irving Rivers. Trout fishing on the Kitimat River is very good right now. Check out the Ron Wakita report below.

I have been busy producing “new” podcasts. They ALL can be viewed at http://www.noelgyger.ca/podcast.htm at your convenience. Don’t forget to subscribe to the RSS feed to receive the updates automatically.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

One New item posted on 'Special Guided Fishing Trips' November 29/08
One New podcast posted on 'Podcast' November 28/08
One New podcast posted on 'Podcast' November 25/08

NOW BOOKING FOR 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

NOTICE: BOOK EARLY and save money! The Canadian Dollars is low right now. Which way will the Canadian Dollar and the exchange rates go? The answer is no one knows. The Canadian Dollar is low at this time (as of Nov 29) A typical Weekly Lodge Package for 7 days/6 nights/5 days of guided fishing will cost $3500 Canadian Dollars in 2009. With the current exchange rate it will now cost $2824 in United States Dollars. A savings of $676. I would suggest you BOOK NOW before exchange rates go the other way. Cast here for current money conversion rates. Contact me anytime for package details.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 15-pound Steelhead. Angler: Chad Black Where: Kalum River

WEATHER: Rain. Amount 20 to 30 mm. Wind becoming southwest 40 to 60 km/h early this afternoon. High 6. Max. Temp. 2 degrees C. Min. Temp. -3 degrees C. Sunrise 8:32 AM Sunset 4:14 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CABC0292.htm?ref=wxbtnold

WATER CONDITIONS: Skeena is in good shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is coloured up and in borderline fishable shape. The Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are all in good shape.

CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:

SKEENA RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08EF001

KITIMAT RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08FF002

SKEENA RIVER: is in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Salmon may be slow as most runs have gone through although some Steelhead winter over in the main stem. Most of these good runs are found upstream from Terrace in the Skeena 4 section.

KALUM RIVER: is in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now. Fishing for them with fly or spin tackle works well.
This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: is coloured up and fishing for Steelhead will be slow.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: With some milder weather this week the Kitimat River continues to produce good numbers of trout Cutthroat are typically the species of trout that are normally caught on the Kitimat this time of year but we are also receiving reports of Dolly Varden and the odd Rainbow trout caught as well. Worms continue to be the most dominant bait used to catch these trout but salmon roe has also been effective. I spoke to one fly fisher in our tackle store who landed six Cutthroat and one Dolly on Wednesday. He was using an Egg pattern and a Silver Minnow with a 4wt rod and said, 'he had a ball!'

The Kitimat Hatchery brood collection team also reports good numbers collecting brood stock. We are indeed fortunate to have the Kitimat Hatchery enhancing the Kitimat River. As is the case with most government facilities, the Kitimat Hatchery is now being scrutinized for budget cuts. Hatchery staff presented their budget numbers at the Kitimat Sports Fishing Advisory meeting this week. Their operating budget has been cut from $450,000.00 in 1990 to 230,000.00 in 2008. I was alarmed to hear of such drastic cuts to the Kitimat Hatchery's operating budget and even more appreciative of the job the Hatchery staff has been doing despite these huge reductions in funding.

I believe it is now time when government officials need to hear from the Sport Fishing Community how important this Hatchery is to maintain a sustainable fishery in our area. This fishery also contributes to social and economic development in our region and indeed our way of life. Stay tuned to this report for further updates.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Not much to report this week which is typical as Angler effort is minimal this time of year. I spoke to Ray Hepting who I consider to be one of the finest saltwater anglers and also one of the most knowledgeable authorities on fishing the Douglas Channel especially Winter Springs. He has retired from a successful Charter business and is able to fish purely for the love of the sport. Ray had little to report and when 'Ray speaks people listen'. It is possible that the run is late. Stay Tuned.

Tight Lines.
Ron Wakita

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showRegion&language=english®ion=1

Fishing Report from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Gill hasn’t been able to get out fishing as much as he would like to. He is busy getting ready for next season. Maybe Gill and I can get out before the big snowfall comes. In the meantime he continues to send me some nice pics. I have included one below:
Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge

Hello, for anglers who can find even a few hours to spare, this would be time well spent on local rivers in the Skeena region. Currently, water conditions are prime, and fishing a deeply sunk wet fly or retrieving a spoon through secluded pockets is a great way to entice often aggressive Steelhead into taking. When fishing with Noel and Rob Vodola earlier in the week, we encountered several Steelhead in the 10 to 14 lb range, and one even had sea lice on it – indicating that there are some fresh fish around. With unusually warm temperatures this week, it’s made for pleasant fishing conditions, and we have certainly taken advantage of this!

And, if you’re thinking about a fishing trip next year, this is a great time to book with Noel. Because it’s still early in the season, some spaces in the very best weeks are still available. Whether it’s casting that home made Steelhead fly in anticipation through that boulder studded run, or feeling the headshakes of a trophy Chinook Salmon, we are able to offer a number of packages for the discerning fisherman. Contact Noel today to find out more…

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels…

Chad Black
Operations Manager

FISHING REGULATIONS WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

Catch & Release formula:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

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Noel Gyger WELCOMED sponsors and advertisers on his website. You don't have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on his website. All tourism businesses and others will benefit...just ask him. Let him prove it to you. Communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers. Gain an edge over your competitor in this ever-expanding market. Cast here for more information and pricing. Cast here to check out the “new” Sponsors webpage.

New PARTNERS IN CHANGE SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has been working on a certification mark program designed to encourage selective commercial fisheries in the watershed, which release unharmed steelhead and non-target salmon such as chinook and coho. By purchasing SkeenaWild Salmon's selectively harvested Skeena River sockeye you are partnering with Gitxsan and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance to help transform the Skeena River salmon fishery. Order your SkeenaWild Certified hot-smoked sockeye fillets NOW! They will ship directly to your home.

Cast here for more detail and colour poster
Cast here for order-form

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Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Nov 2, 2008; 08:03PM - Steelhead trips STILL available
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Nick Johnson with a huge wild BC Steelhead posed by pro angling guide Gill McKean. Brief summary in Nick’s own words:

Master Guide: Gill McKean of Westcoast Fishing Adventures (who put me on 2x20lb+ Steelhead that day on the fly and about 10 Steelhead the day before)
Moral Support: Mike Johnson and Tim Johnson
Steelhead Size: 27lbs
Pattern: Purple egg sucking Leech
Date: October 17th, 1:23pm
Battle Time: 36 minutes

For the “full” story please scroll below…

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated October 26 – November 2, 2008
(Number 95)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Angling for all Salmon, in our rivers, is over for another year signified by the Coho closure on October 31. In general I think it was a good year. Steelhead is the only target fish now along with the smaller resident Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char. Even with the rain we’ve had the rivers have stayed in shape and the fishing for Steelhead has been very good especially on the Kalum and Zymoetz (Copper) Rivers. The snow line is low and most of the rain has stayed in the mountains as snow. Please check out the Ron Wakita detailed report below.

New Video Clip:

Rob Vodola and I went fishing on the Kalum River on October 25, 2008. We hooked over 11 Steelhead and landed 8 in high water conditions (no bank to fish from). Cast here for a direct link to the Video Clip 0056 Rob Vodola - High Water Steelheading New Oct 27/08

NOTICE: as of November 1, 2008 Noel Gyger WELCOMED sponsors and advertisers on his website. You don't have to be a fishing guide to benefit from advertising on his website. All tourism businesses and others will benefit...just ask him. Let him prove it to you. Communicate your unique brand awareness to new and existing consumers. Gain an edge over your competitor in this ever-expanding market. Cast here for more information and pricing. Cast here to check out the “new” Sponsors webpage.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

one New item re sponsors and advertisers welcomed now November 1/08
one New item posted on 'Conservation' November 1/08
one New item posted on 'Special Guided Fishing Trips' October 27/08
one New video clip posted on 'Video Clips' October 27/08

NOW BOOKING FOR 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

NOTICE: BOOK EARLY and save money! The Canadian Dollars is low right now. Which way will the Canadian Dollar and the exchange rates go? The answer is no one knows. The Canadian Dollar is low at this time (Oct. 27) A typical Weekly Lodge Package for 7 days/6 nights/5 days of guided fishing will cost $3500 Canadian Dollars in 2009. With the current exchange rate it will now cost $2697 in United States Dollars. A savings of $803. I would suggest you BOOK NOW before exchange rates go the other way. Cast here for current money conversion rates. Contact me anytime for package details.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:

Ron Wakita
Gill McKean

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK:
POOR FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT


LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 20-pound Steelhead. Angler: Rob Vodola Where: Kalum River

WEATHER: Periods of rain. Windy. High 8. Region normal: Max. Temp. 6 degrees C. Min. Temp. 3.6 degrees C. Sunrise 7:39 AM Sunset 5:57 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CABC0292.htm?ref=wxbtnold

WATER CONDITIONS: Skeena is in good shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape. The Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are all in good shape.

CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:

SKEENA RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08EF001

KITIMAT RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08FF002

SKEENA RIVER: is in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Salmon may be slow as most runs have gone through already.

KALUM RIVER: is in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: When the water is in shape lots of Steelhead are being caught with both the fly and spin rod.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: Retention for Coho salmon on the Kitimat River closed Oct 31st which officially brings salmon fishing on the Kitimat River for 2008 to an end. Trout fishing on the Kitimat River will continue through the winter and into the spring depending on the weather but salmon fishing is now done.

The Kitimat Hatchery brood collection crew will be collecting their brood stock to continue enhancing the Coho on the Kitimat River. Stock assessments will also be in progress to determine the size of this year's Coho return. It will be interesting to review the results of the numbers of Coho that made it to the spawning beds.

We are so fortunate to have the Kitimat Hatchery on the Kitimat River. The Kitimat Hatchery enhances Cutthroat trout, Steelhead, Chinook, Chum and Coho stocks on the Kitimat River. The management and staff of the Kitimat Hatchery should be recognized for the amazing job that they have done.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: A few boaters ventured out to doing a little crabbing and to check if the winter springs were in the Kitimat Harbour. No winter springs were reported this week but as one boater noted 'Remembrance Day is the day were I always start to do well for winter springs'. We will soon see if his theory proves to be true. Stay tuned. Tight Lines. Ron Wakita

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showRegion&language=english®ion=1

Fishing Report from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Hey Noel thought you might want to show this one off as it was a world
record fish that is recorded in the IGFA book in 2004!!

I did not push this fish out as it was just too heavy!!

The measurements were 41 and a half length and 21 and a half girth!!

Landed by Andrew Fairclough of England on an 8 weight T&T fly rod on 12lb test. This was his second ever steelhead on the fly his first was landed just minutes before a junior of just 15- pounds and he was happy with that until Moby came along ! Thanks. Gill

This fish was weighed with an official IGFA scale and it weighed 34-pounds.

FISHING REGULATIONS WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

More info for this weeks Photo of the Week:

Hey Noel & Gill, Great trip, incredible experience. Here’s how it went down:

“It was a dark and stormy day, the rivers were angry my friend. As I plodded towards the river’s edge I saw the beastie poke its head above the water and give me a long, tough stare. Intimidated I was, perhaps even scared, but not a coward. The water slowly crept higher as I waded deeper into the raging current. Finally I settled in water about mid thigh height. Cast after cast, fly after fly. The beast was winning this battle of patience.

And then it happened…

A big slow roll on a twitching leech pattern as it swung across the run. The line tightened and the #7 weight creaked and moaned under the increasing pressure of the big fish. What ensued will only ever be known by the river, the fish, and me (and Gill, my father, and my brother). I can tell you it brought me to the highest elation, only to drop me back down to the lowest valley, minute after minute. The dual lasted days, a test of wills. Muscles burned, profanities flew, teeth grinded. And then it was over. The big beast came to rest in the net and I collapsed on the river bank.

When I came to, the sun was out. I slowly got my bearings and yet the beast was still there. He allowed me a few brief pictures before he continued back on his epic journey to create more gigantic offspring. I see now that fishing northern BC for Steelhead in the Skeena/Nass systems cannot be described, it can only be experienced.”

Angler: Nick Johnson
Master Guide: Gill McKean of Westcoast Fishing Adventures (who put me on 2x20lb+ Steelhead that day on the fly and about 10 Steelhead the day before)
Moral Support: Mike Johnson and Tim Johnson
Steelhead Size: 27lbs
Pattern: Purple egg sucking Leech
Date: October 17th, 1:23pm
Battle Time: 36 minutes

So there you have it. It may not be exactly how it happened but I prefer to remember it that way. Feel free to take/leave what you want. Take care, Nick Johnson

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The following is an “important” conservation message from my friend Jeff Bright:

Steelhead Anglers,

A quick — and tasty — Skeena steelhead conservation opportunity that I believe is deserving of your attention:

Attached are an information sheet and an order form for SkeenaWild Certified Smoked Salmon. SkeenaWild Certified is a pilot project combining efforts of SkeenaWild Salmon Inc., Gitxsan band fishers and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance. The project goal is to create a market for high-quality, high-value SELECTIVELY harvested sockeye salmon.

How does this benefit Skeena steelhead? Unlike the gillnet fishery at the mouth of the Skeena, a smaller-scale selective net fishery gives by-catch steelhead much, much greater odds being released alive. Comparatively, the impact to steelhead stocks is negligible.

I fully support this change in thinking about how sockeye are harvested in the Skeena. And I can vouch for the quality of the product; my first order arrived this past week and it is delicious. I urge you to place an order and help create demand for SkeenaWild Certified, selectively harvested sockeye. According to the project flyer, all proceeds are re-invested in Skeena wild salmon conservation.

Bon appetit & good fishing! Jeff Bright www.jeffbright.com

Cast here for more detail and colour poster
Cast here for order-form

Catch & Release formula:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports

Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.

To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

To receive my WEEKLY FISHING REPORT and PHOTO via e-mail please send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Oct 20, 2008; 10:54AM - Steelhead GUIDING Terrace BC Canada
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Kirk Vensel of Calgary, Alberta with a Big Northern Coho (Silver) Salmon landed while being guided by Andrew Rushton of Kalum River Lodge. Photo by Andrew Rushton

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
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Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca

Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated October 12 – October 19, 2008
(Number 93)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been about normal all week for this time of year. When it did rain most of it stayed in the mountain tops as snow. Just about all of the rivers are in good fishable shape for both Steelhead and Coho. We had a good bump of high water at the beginning of the week and this brought in some fresh Coho and Steelhead. The big Skeena River is a bit slow for “summer-run” Steelhead as most of the runs are now into their home tributary rivers. The fall and winter runs are still coming in. Coho fishing on the main stem remains pretty good at times. The Kalum is consistent for Steelhead fishing. Coho fishing is average so far for this year. The big northerns are coming in now. The Kalum River closed to guiding on October 15. The Kasiks and Exchamsiks and Exstew are fishing fair for Coho. The Zymoetz (Copper) River has been fishing well. The Kitimat River Coho fishing is peaking. Many of the fish in all of the rivers are in their spawning colours now. Coho closes to angling on October 31. Please check out the Ron Wakita detailed report below.

Randy Marshall had a good scrap on his hands with this wild Steelhead on the Kalum River on October 17, 2008. Cast here for a direct link to the Video Clip 0055 Randy Marshall - Tail Walking Steelhead New Oct 17/08. See below re Kalum River for a little more detail about our day.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

- one New item posted on 'Quality Waters Strategy' October 18/08
- one New video clip posted on 'Video Clips' October 17/08
- one New item posted on 'Special Guided Fishing Trips' October 16/08
- one New item posted on 'Conservation' October 13/08

NOW BOOKING FOR 2008 and 2009 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.


Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead, Coho and Trout for river. Coho, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.
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FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD***

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 20-pound Steelhead. Angler: Jake Bippart. Where: Skeena tributary.

WEATHER: Periods of rain except rain heavy at times near Stewart. Amount 25 mm near Stewart. Becoming windy. High 7. Region normal: Max. Temp. 9 degrees C. Min. Temp. 3 degrees C. Sunrise 8:11 AM Sunset 6:27 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CABC0292.htm?ref=wxbtnold

WATER CONDITIONS: Skeena is in good shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape. The Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are also in good shape.

CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:

SKEENA RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08EF001

KITIMAT RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08FF002

SKEENA RIVER: is normal height and in good shape. The water has been steadily dropping since Tuesday. Fishing for Steelhead remains only “fair” as most of the summer-run fish have already gone through. The fall Steelhead will be coming next with most of them heading for the Kalum River. Coho fishing can still be very good in the lower river. The big Northerns are coming in now. Coho fishing up river will be slower as most of the fish are already in their tributary rivers.

KALUM RIVER: The water is normal height and in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead and Coho (Silver) Salmon are coming in now. The larger fish are coming in now. We locals call these fish “Northerns”. A Coho weighing over 20-pounds is not uncommon. Fishing for Coho closes October 31.

I fished with Randy Marshall of Randy’s River Guiding on October 17th. We landed five Steelhead and four Coho (Silver) Salmon. Randy landed four Steelhead and I landed only one. I didn’t land any Coho. I didn’t fish too hard but there is no way in this world that I could ever out-fish Randy no matter how hard I tried. He is not only a good friend and an extraordinary fishing guide he is one of the best fisherman I have ever known. Book his guiding services and judge for yourself.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

KASIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now although it is difficult to judge the size of the run. Most of the fish are high up in the system now. Water heights have been good just about all week.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now but most are a long way up river. They like to gather in the big pools higher up and finding those pools takes a lot of work and a lot of running around in a jet boat. Sometimes, depending on how much rain we get, they move even higher up river to where jet boats cannot go.

EXSTEW RIVER: The water is normal height but a little clouded up at times. Sometimes this is a big advantage as the Coho do not spook when the water is this way.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: When the water is in shape lots of Steelhead are being caught with both the fly and spin rod.

KINCOLITH RIVER: Coho should be coming in on high tides and should be dispersed throughout the whole river. With each high water the fish move further up the river.

ISHKHEENICKH RIVER: This is a fantastic river for Coho this time of year. The water needs to be rising and falling to keep the fish moving up river.

MEZIADIN RIVER: Both Steelhead and Coho can be hooked on the same day plus numerous local trout and Dolly Varden char. To clarify: Fishing for Steelhead and Salmon are only allowed at the very low end of the river below the boundary sign (you are actually fishing the clean seam of the Meziadin River in the Nass River). Trout fishing is available throughout the whole river and lake. Please check the fishing regulations.

The fall colours in the Nass and trib region are absolutely beautiful this time of year. Cast to http://www.noelgyger.ca/for-sale-videos-dvd-photos.htm view some of the scenic photos.

In addition to scenic photos cast to http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm to watch a few video clips from the beautiful Nass River system.

CRANBERRY RIVER: Both Steelhead and Coho can be hooked on the same day. Access to this river is not very good.

ECSTALL RIVER: Coho should be coming in now with the higher tides.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: We have reached the last stages of our Coho season and the majority of the Kitimat Coho are now in their spawning colours. We have received reports of a few brighter Coho so it is still possible to catch some silver fish. The upper stretch of the Kitimat River from the 18 mile bridge to Sawmill seems to have the largest numbers of Coho 'stacked up'. The 18 mile rock, the Air Park and the upper Sawmill have been the better holes to fish this past week.

We have also received reports of a bunch of trout in the Powerlines hole. The Kitimat River has pretty good stocks of Dolly Varden Char and Hatchery enhanced stocks of Sea Run Cutthroat trout. Trout fishing on the Kitimat River will continue from now until spring only limited by river and weather conditions.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: During every trip to the marina I notice more and more empty slips. The boats that are left are usually anglers who plan to fish through the winter.

We have received reports of winter Springs further down the Douglas but have not heard of any in the Kitimat Harbour yet. It is a great fishery when the fish are in but it is one of most difficult fisheries to predict timing. It just happens when it happens. The winter Chinook are following feed and when the feed arrives in the harbour so will the feeder Chinook. When the Chinook are in it can be a very exciting fishery. Stay tuned. Tight Lines. Ron Wakita

Fishing Report from: Steelhead Heaven

October 17, 2008 Skeena Steelhead Report

With our season winding down and the chance of snow predicted we are tying up the loose ends and putting the boats in storage for next season. We had an excellent October season on Upper Kalum which produced some chrome Steelhead and Coho, as well fish in the 20lb range. Attached are pics of our guests with some of the many Steelhead we landed on the fly.
Bookings for 2009 Salmon and Steelhead are coming in each day so we look forward to our repeat Steelheaders in the spring as well new guests for the 09 fishery. Tracey John Hittel, Kitimat BC Canada
Fishing Report from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Hey Noel just returned from up north! The fishing was better than I have ever had it. We landed a couple 20-pound “plus” Steelhead and averaged seven to eight Steelhead per day as well as Rainbow Trout and the odd Coho it was a real Westcoast Fishing Adventure. We fished on three separate water sheds in five days. I think I heard the one guest complain of a sore arm from catching too many fish. This is not a fish tale it really happened!

We are not just a one river show. I like to show my guests our beautiful country. Variety is the “spice of life” and catching 20-pound Steelhead is the “icing on the cake”!

Also fished the Skeena tribs for a few days and got the boys in some Northern Coho on the fly.
Tight Lines. Gill McKean

CATCH & RELEASE FORMULA:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

PARTNERS IN CHANGE SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has been working on a certification mark program designed to encourage selective commercial fisheries in the watershed, which release unharmed steelhead and non-target salmon such as chinook and coho. By purchasing SkeenaWild Salmon's selectively harvested Skeena River sockeye you are partnering with Gitxsan and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance to help transform the Skeena River salmon fishery. Order your SkeenaWild Certified hot-smoked sockeye fillets NOW! They will ship directly to your home.

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Oct 6, 2008; 11:06AM - Guided Steelhead and Coho Terrace BC Canada
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Rob Vodola posing Henry Waszczuk’s Coho. I was fishing with my friends Henry Waszczuk, his wife Mary and Rob Vodola on the Kalum River on September 29th. We were targeting Coho and we found them. It's been about 15 years since I have fished with Henry. We have done many professional TV fishing shows together in the past and it was an honour to fish with him again. I shot a couple of video clips (details below). Check out Henry's websites www.fishingtheflats.com and www.gofinsandskins.com Rob and I would like to thank Dustin Kovacvich of Nicholas Dean Lodge for letting us use two classified rod-day licenses for Henry and Mary.

“What a treat to come back and fish northern BC, see some good old friends like Noel and Rob. And what can I say about Dr Howard Mills and his wife Ruth at Minette Bay Lodge – no question, amazing gem of the Kitimat/Terrace region. Unbelievable service, accommodations and food were all second to none; great guiding service and relations in the fishing industry as well. This fantastic operation will definitely be in my new book, Canada’s Top 100 Fishing Lodges.” – Henry Waszczuk

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
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RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated September 28 – October 5, 2008
(Number 91)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Weather has been good during the week and the river heights are normal plus in good fishable shape. Near perfect I would say. And the fall colours are absolutely beautiful.
The big Skeena River is a bit slow for Steelhead and Coho as most of the runs are now into their home tributary rivers. The Kalum is consistent for Steelhead fishing with some guided guests hooking and landing two Steelhead per day on the fly rod. Spin guys have been doing a little better. Coho fishing is average so far for this year. The big northerns should be coming in now. The Kasiks and Exchamsiks are about average for Coho fishing with 5 to 12 hook-ups on the fly rods. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is a little unpredictable as conditions seem to change from day to day, sometimes in shape, sometime not. When in shape the guided guests, on average, have been catching two Steelhead per day. The Kitimat River Coho fishing is peaking. Please check out the Ron Wakita detailed report below.

VIDEO CLIP - Mary’s Coho Video Clip 0011 (Mary Waszczuk Skeena trib Coho) New Oct 3/08
VIDEO CLIP - Henry’s Coho Video Clip 0010 (Henry Waszczuk Skeena trib Coho) New Sept 30/08

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

- September 30/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- October 3/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- October 4/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm

NOW BOOKING FOR 2008 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

Don’t be disappointed - BOOK your preferred dates for fall Steelhead and Coho now.


Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Sockeye, Chum, Pink, Steelhead and Trout for river. Coho, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 20-pound Coho. Angler: Jeff Bright. Where: Skeena Tributary.

WEATHER: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this morning. A few showers beginning early this afternoon. Becoming windy this afternoon. High 9. Region normal: Max. Temp. 13 degrees C. Min. Temp. 5 degrees C. Sunrise 7:45 AM Sunset 7:01 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CABC0292.htm?ref=wxbtnold

WATER CONDITIONS: Skeena is in good shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape. The Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are also in good shape.

CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:

SKEENA RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08EF001

KITIMAT RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08FF002

Note: It is always a good idea to check for “IN SEASON” changes to fishing regulations. http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/Freshwater/region6_e.htm

SKEENA RIVER: is normal height and in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead remains only “fair” as most of the summer-run fish have already gone through. The fall Steelhead will be coming next most of them heading for the Kalum River. Coho fishing is slow at times as most of the fish are already in their tributary rivers.

KALUM RIVER: The water is normal height and in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead and Coho (Silver) Salmon are coming in now. Some Coho have already moved through the river and Mud Lake and are staging in the Kalum Lake waiting for higher water to head up into their tributary rivers. A good portion of the run will stay back and spawn in the main stem river. These tend to be the larger fish we locals call the “Northerns”. A Coho weighing over 20-pounds is not uncommon. Fishing for Coho closes October 31.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

KASIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now. Water heights have been good just about all week.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now.

EXSTEW RIVER: The water is normal height but a little clouded up at times. Sometimes this is a big advantage as the Coho do not spook when the water is this way.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: When the water is in shape lots of Steelhead are being caught with both the fly and spin rod. I was fishing with Chad Black for a couple of hours yesterday and be both managed to hook a Steelhead. Chad lost his and I landed mine. We may have had a couple of more bites.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: With the signs of Autumn and the leaves on the trees changing colours as are the Coho in the Kitimat changing to their spawning colours. Although there are still some fresh Coho migrating into the Kitimat River more are colored than bright. Even some of the fish that have sea lice on them have a hint of red. Some connoisseurs of smoking salmon prefer salmon that are a bit turned in colour as they say that the turned fish have less fat and they are better to smoke.

The weather and river conditions for the majority of the week have been excellent and the Coho are stacked in specific holes. Two anglers were in our tackle store on Thursday reported landing seven Coho. They said, 'between Sawmill and Powerlines'. In the Tackle business you must learn to respect the angler's wish for privacy of their fishing holes but appreciate the catch results that that they do share.

There have been reports of some nice Trout being caught. The majority of the Trout that have been caught are Dolly Varden and Sea Run Cutthroat Trout. Small spinners and bait have been the tackle of choice this week. The weather has been great and the good fishing has been a bonus commented one angler.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The weather mid week has been exceptional and the Douglas Channel has been sunny and flat calm. The scenery on the Douglas can be breathtaking on these clear, sunny fall days. The trees are in their autumn colours and some of the mountains are white tipped with early snow. It is sure nice to take a moment to marvel at the beauty of nature. John from Blue Heron Charters reports that ``Winter Springs have arrived in Sue Channel. During a charter on Saturday we picked up a few along with some Crab and a 60 pound Halibut. It was an excellent trip. Congratulations to John and his clients.
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The Douglas Channel offers plenty of good fishing through the fall months. Bottom fishing and Crabbing are always options and as are Winter Springs as John and his clients enjoyed last weekend. There are also charters available throughout the winter months. Any interested parties please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Tight Lines
Ron Wakita

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showRegion&language=english®ion=1

FISHING REGULATION WEBSITES:

2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

CATCH & RELEASE FORMULA:

- Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
- Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

NEW: PARTNERS IN CHANGE SkeenaWild Conservation Trust has been working on a certification mark program designed to encourage selective commercial fisheries in the watershed, which release unharmed steelhead and non-target salmon such as chinook and coho. By purchasing SkeenaWild Salmon's selectively harvested Skeena River sockeye you are partnering with Gitxsan and the North Coast Steelhead Alliance to help transform the Skeena River salmon fishery. Order your SkeenaWild Certified hot-smoked sockeye fillets NOW! They will ship directly to your home.

Cast here for more detail and colour poster
Cast here for order-form

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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Sep 22, 2008; 10:45AM - Guided Fishing Steelhead Terrace BC Skeena River
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Bill Pickard of England with a beautiful Skeena River wild Steelhead. The fish took a “string leach”. He was being guided by Westcoast Fishing Adventures and says he has fished all over the world and left our country with awe and dreams of returning in 2009 to chase the finest fish to take a fly – STEELHEAD.

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Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
E-mail: noel@noelgyger.ca
Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca
Fishing Reports: www.noelgyger.ca/past-fishing-reports.htm
RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated September 14 – September 21, 2008
(Number 89)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Weather has been good and all the rivers are in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Coho Salmon is good using both fly and spin gear. The odd Chum Salmon is being caught on the Skeena river…and these are mean fighting fish! The lower Skeena tribs such as the Kasiks, Exchamsiks, Extew are very low. Running a jet boat in such low water is not a good idea. The Coho are holding in the lower pools waiting for a shot of high water to move up river. The Kalum is in great shape and fishing well for both Steelhead and Coho. The Zymoetz Copper is fishing well for Steelhead both spin and fly (dry fly). The Kitimat River is low but the guides still know where to go to catch Coho. Be sure to check out the detailed report from Ron Wakita.

On Tuesday, September 16th Gill McKean gave me a call and said let's go fishing! A good run of Coho (Silver) Salmon are in one of our local rivers. It took me about one second to say yes! Gill took his jet boat. His friend Mandy and her son Colton joined us. Mandy has never landed a Coho. Our GOAL was to help her do so...and she did as this video shows. Cast here for a direct link to the video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGA7ovjpRzk

I went fishing today with my friends on the Kalum River today Sunday, September 21.

Sisters Allanah and Shannon, hair blowing in the wind, as Robby Vodola “blasts” us around on the Kalum River. We stopped to fish at a few nice pools and landed both Coho and Steelhead. Stay tuned to the News Bulletin webpage next week to view a couple video clips of the Steelhead and Coho the girls landed. The fishing was FANTASTIC! Lots of fish were hooked and the jet boat ride was “out of this world” as we traveled just about the whole upper river right up into Mud and Kalum Lake.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:

- September 17/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- September 18/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- September 19/08 one video clip posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- September 21/08 one item posted on “Special Guided Trips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm

NOW BOOKING FOR 2008 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. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

Don’t be disappointed - BOOK your preferred dates for fall Steelhead and Coho now.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Sockeye, Chum, Pink, Steelhead and Trout for river. Chinook, Coho, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 18-pound Steelhead – Eric Herrgesell. AND 18-pound Coho- Tommy Strom. Where: Skeena tributary

WEATHER: Showers ending early this morning then cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers. High 12. Region normal: Max. Temp. 16 degrees C. Min. Temp. 7 degrees C. Sunrise 7:19 AM Sunset 7:36 PM

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CABC0292.htm?ref=wxbtnold

WATER CONDITIONS: Skeena is in good shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape. The Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are also in good shape.

CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:

SKEENA RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08EF001

KITIMAT RIVER:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp?stnid=08FF002

Note: It is always a good idea to check for “IN SEASON” changes to fishing regulations. http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/Freshwater/region6_e.htm

SKEENA RIVER: Good condition.

KALUM RIVER: The water is normal height and in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead and Coho (Silver) Salmon are coming in now.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

KASIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now. The water is very low and the fish are holding in the lower pools waiting for a shot of high water to move up.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now. The water is very low and the fish are holding in the lower pools waiting for a shot of high water to move up.

EXSTEW RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is in great shape and lots of Steelhead are in the river.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The quirky trend of the Salmon migrating through the lower end of the Kitimat continues and is even more predominant during this stage of the Kitimat River's Coho run. The odd Coho has been caught in the lower Kitimat but the majority of Coho are being caught in the middle and upper sections of the Kitimat. The Powerlines have been hot a couple of days this week and cold on others. On Sunday my group boated one Coho at the Powerlines and two others hooked. Monday's reports of the Powerlines were good but Tuesday and Wednesday the bite was off. On Friday I drifted by and watched one angler land a Coho at the upper stretch completing his quota of two for the day. Wedeene Park has reported similar fishing results. We drifted by early in the week and there were anglers fishing from shore that had landed six Coho and lost another two. Other days the bite was off. Such is the nature of Coho fishing this time of year on the Kitimat. Coho can be enticed by the widest range of tackle. Coho can be caught on spoons, jigs, Hot Shots, spinners, float fishing roe, bottom bouncing roe, dick nites and cheaters. The task is to find where they are holding and then figure out what they are biting on. Sometimes a combination of tackle is needed to hook a bunch of Coho.

On Friday morning Al and I hooked the first Coho on a Hot shot #25 lost the second on a jig, and then landed the third Coho hooked on a jig. We then put out a Hot Shot 35 and landed the fourth Coho hooked. We fished other holes where Coho were jumping with Hot shots, Jigs, Roe with a float, Bottom Roe and spinners and they wouldn't bite any of the above. We then hooked and lost the fifth Coho hooked during this morning drift on a Hot Shot 35. Such is the nature of Coho fishing this time of year.

Just after writing the first portion of this report I was called to our tackle store. While I was there two anglers from Smithers reported hooking 16 Coho on the Hatchery Island in the Lower Kitimat. They were fishing early morning and the Kitimat area had a high tide at 5:30 A.M. They were fishing over a fresh run migrating on the high tide. They were heading back tomorrow morning to see if another run followed the same behavior on Sunday morning's tide. Stay Tuned to next week's report to find out if they caught anymore on the tide.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: On each visit to the marina there are more slips empty as more boaters are trailering their boats and putting them away for the winter. The boaters that are still fishing the outer waters of the Douglas Channel are mostly fishing for Crab and bottom fish with varying success. Armando Santos and his wife boated a 77lb halibut in the Eagle Bay area. Cosby Smith and his fishing partner Arnold caught a bunch of Coho in the Fish Trap area. One winter spring (feeder Chinook) was caught in the Kitimat Harbour on Thursday morning. There were also reports of two Halibut caught in the Kitimat Harbour. With the good weather days limited this time of year it would be a good idea to get out on the water while the weather is still fairly decent.

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showRegion&language=english®ion=1

Fishing Report and Photos from: Nicholas Dean Lodge – September 21, 2008

Hello Anglers,

Low, clear conditions have been the name of the game during the past week in the Skeena region. Given that rain is a common feature during our Fall Steelhead season, it’s been a little strange to have warm, dry, sunny weather. In some sense this is a welcome reprieve from the cool, wet Summer we’ve experienced, but this also makes for somewhat challenging fishing conditions depending on your target river. For Steelhead fishing, low conditions make it possible to fish dry flies and wet flies on a floating line, but when fishing for Coho in our favourite rivers, it means that river flows will be down to a trickle and fish will be spooky.

Still, several anglers fishing with us last week enjoyed good success, particularly on Skeena river tributaries. Tommy Strom, a determined angler from Norway, landed a gorgeous Steelhead in the 16-17 range, and discovered why Steelhead have such a good reputation for their fighting abilities. His friends Jan and Kjell also enjoyed some decent Coho fishing in addition to great Steelhead fishing. Eric Herrgesell (the joker of the group!), Corey and Matt Cherrstrom, and Howard Wilson were a pleasure to have at the lodge, and though fishing proved somewhat challenging on some days, each were able to experience the thrill of hooking into Skeena Steelhead.

Also, don’t forget about our promotion for next year – if you book with Noel prior to Oct. 15th, 2008, you can take advantage of special pricing for the 2009 season. This is your chance to experience the take of a Skeena Steelhead and the anticipation of the grab, in a spectacular wilderness setting…

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels,

Chad Black
Operations Manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge

FISHING REGULATION WEBSITES:

2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009

2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s

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