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 Aug 18, 2008; 11:34AM - Skeena River Guided Steelhead Fly Fishing
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Andrew Rushton of Kalum River Lodge and his client Mr. Nakamoto with a chrome bright Skeena River wild summer-run Steelhead landed and released on August 15th

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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 August 10 – August 17, 2008
(Number 84)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: It rained at the beginning of the week but by the weekend the sun was shining and we were back to very warm daytime temperatures. The mainstem Skeena River came up quite a bit but seems stable and starting to drop. Through all of this the fishing remained pretty good. I have been out to the Nicholas Dean Lodge “out-post” camp twice during the week to shoot some video and still photos. I must say, I had a ball. Be sure to check out the four “NEW” video clips posted this week, two Steelhead (one over 25-pounds) and two double-headers (Sockeye and Coho). All fish caught were on fly rods. At the present time there seems to be a good number of Sockeye, Pinks, Coho and summer-run Steelhead migrating upriver. I have reports of late run Chinook (King) Salmon being landed also. Both spin and fly techniques are working well. The Kitimat River is slow for Chum but it looks promising for Coho. Be sure to check the detailed report and photos from Ron Wakita below.

Skeena Camp Package - spots are still available – let me know if you are interested

Camp is open: July 13 to September 13, 2008

Simply put, Northwestern British Columbia’s Skeena River is the Steelhead and Salmon superhighway. In summer and fall the lower main channel Skeena hosts vast numbers of migrating Steelhead, Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chums, and Pinks headed for numerous upriver tributaries. To take full advantage of this prolific fishery and offer a high-quality, high-value fishing adventure, Nicholas Dean Lodge has developed an on-river Skeena Camp package. Renowned rivers such as the Babine, Kispiox, Sustut, Bulkley, Morice, Copper (Zymoetz) and Kalum enter the Skeena above our camp and all fish bound for these rivers must pass directly in front of us before reaching their spawning grounds. Only a day or two out of the ocean, at the peak of their size, strength and beauty, these are among the biggest and most aggressive Steelhead and Salmon on Earth. To hook one of these fish on the fly in the broad, lower Skeena is to touch the heart of the wilderness – an experience not to be forgotten!
Cast to the link below for the full package details: http://www.nicholasdean.com/Downloads/Package_SkeenaCampPackage.pdf

Cost of Skeena Camp Package: $2195.00 CDN per person

• 5 days of semi-guided fishing
• 6 night’s accommodation at the Skeena Camp (7 days total)
• Day of arrival includes, meals, accommodation and transportation to and from the airport (no guided fishing)
• Day of departure includes breakfast (no guided fishing)


Arrive Sunday, guided fishing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (5 days) and Depart Saturday. DID I SAY…fish on your own for as many hours as you would like? Another, “fun way” to put it is…FISH UNTIL YOU DROP! (7 days/ 6 nights/ 5 days guided fishing and then fish on your own for the rest of your time).

“The Tyee test fishery shows a great early season return. It appears that this year's run will be one of the strongest in the past ten years. Currently the return is 26% ahead of the ten year average and the commercial fishery is just about to close. Already fish are being caught on the Copper and being seen at the falls on the Bulkley. NOAA has also released promising news on ocean productivity for this and the coming three years”, says Fly Water Travel http://flywatertravel.com

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
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- August 11/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- August 14/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- August 15/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- August 16/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- August 17/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.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.

FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:

Ron Wakita
Chad Black
Andrew Ruston
Tracey Hittel
PLUS – Guest photos, reports and testimonials.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook, 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: estimated 25-pound Steelhead Where: Skeena River Angler: Chris Gilles

WEATHER: A mix of sun and cloud. Showers near Stewart this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 25. UV index 5 or moderate. Region normal: Max. Temp. 22 degrees C. Min. Temp. 11 degrees C. Sunrise 6:15 AM Sunset 9:02 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, lower Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are in fair 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: The water heights have been up and down but stayed in fishable condition. Fishing for Sockeye is excellent. I also have numerous reports of summer-run Steelhead being caught.

KALUM RIVER: The water is in good shape. The whole river is now closed to fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon. It closed on the upper end on May 25th and now the whole river is closed as of August 6th. The BIG Chinook are left to spawn without anymore fishing pressure. Soon the Coho Salmon will be coming into the river. I guess a few summer-run Steelhead will be coming in also but as far as I know most of the Steelhead are a fall run…coming in around September, October and November.

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: The Coho should start coming in soon.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: The Coho should start coming in soon.

EXSTEW RIVER: The Coho should start coming in soon.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: Fishing for Chinook closed upstream of Highway 16 bridge on July 23rd. Steelhead and Coho will start coming in soon.

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 poor Chum return on the Kitimat River this year and the daily quota for Chum reduced to zero retention the content of this report has been reduced dramatically. There is a definite void in the angler experience created on the Kitimat by this poor return of Chum. We have become so accustomed to the abundance of the salmon stocks created by the Kitimat Hatchery that it is difficult to fathom such a poor return of any of the species that are being enhanced.

There was a late surge of bright Chum reported by some anglers fishing the Hatchery Island and the gravel bar below the Kitimat Hatchery this week but the rest of the Kitimat River Chum counts remain poor.

The Kitimat Hatchery Brood collection team remains diligent in their efforts to collect their targeted brood stock numbers so we remain optimistic that the Kitimat River Chum stock abundance will return. We are indeed fortunate to have the Kitimat River Hatchery.

On the bright side there has been some early Coho caught this week and the odd late Chinook still being hooked by unsuspecting anglers using light gear. The early return of Coho is bright.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Halibut and Bottom fish catch numbers remain really good on the Douglas Channel. David Payjack fishing with two of his fishing partners reports, 'The three of us hooked into 13 halibut in total. We landed a total of 10, kept 6, released 4 and lost 3. The largest halibut for this trip was 87 lbs. Along with the lingcod, snapper, sea bass and other cod this trip to the open water sure turned out to be worth it, even with such a late start on Saturday. Wish all of the trips were like this'.

Coho catch numbers are also improving on the outer waters of the Douglas. Alain of Alain's Deep Sea Charters reports boating 16 Coho on his last trip. Alain also caught a 20lb halibut while trolling for Coho. This must have been a nice surprise!


Hi Ron, Actually 53 pounds according to the chart. James pulled it in himself and is his biggest to date. The first time I took him halibut fishing when he was about three he would not come out of the cuddy because the halibut was 'too scary'. Seven years later the fish don't seem so bad. John

Sam Avila of Ocean Breeze Charters reports boating 26 Coho and 8 halibut on his last trip with clients. John from Blue Heron Charters reports a great day on the Douglas with his clients. Judging by the smiles in the picture, a great time was had by all.

The Kitimat Harbour fishery is still spotty but there are some big tides in the next few days that will help migrate more Coho up to this end of the Douglas. Stay Tuned! Regards, Ron Wakita

Fishing Report and Photos from: Nicholas Dean Lodge

Chad Black reports the Skeena River “out-post” camp had a very successful first week. The fly fishing has been reasonably good. Many happy clients leaving for home with sore arms and “amazing” fish stories (how the big one got away…a common theme). ONE did NOT get away! New clients are coming in today looking to break any records. Water has been up but the river remains fishable. Sockeye has been good. Pinks have been slow. Coho has been good. Steelhead has been good.

Tight line and screaming reels…

Chad Black
Operations manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

Fishing Report and Photos from: Steelhead Heaven

Skeena River Report – August 16, 2008
Summer in Skeena Country is a wonderful time of year, Salmon and Steelhead are running and the fish are always splashing as you Jetboat the green emerald water.
This day begins with a misty morning as I start the motor on the Jetboat. The fog is so thick I can see maybe 10 meters in front of me. I idle the boat from the small creek and suddenly feel the force of the mainstem Skeena River, and it turns the boat and wants to take us down river. I power up and the boat is now getting an upstream motion, I barely see the sand bar in front of me, it is littered with a dead fall of logs, probably from many miles above. I cut back on the throttle to get my bearings straight. My client for the day is Mr. Hirakawa, he looks at me with confidence and I wonder if I should pull over and wait for the hot sun to burn off the morning mist. I think not, and find my route into paradise and upstream we go. Within a minute or two the sun peaks thru the morning freshness and we arrive at a pool I call forever. Surrounded by waterfalls and jagged mountains this pool is a full day fish, not many walk the entire distance without a break.
Hirakawa makes effortless casts time and time again waiting for that pull of a sea run Steelhead. As you can see in the pictures below Hirakawa has a tight line on a chrome hen and she is priceless. Also attached is Big Steelie Phil with a beauty 80cm Skeena Steelhead. Our threesome Alexi, Eric and the German Boy did a overnighter with me and we traveled the area for Chinooks on the fly, Alexi did just the thing and his video is on Hook TV. When the Chinook felt the pull of the spey rod, he went ballistic and the sound of Alex’s drag singing is what makes us drool! Eric did a fine job banking some fresh fish during his stay and the golfer from Ontario is all smiles for the camera.
River conditions are coloring up as the hot sun has the rivers on rise and some of the tributaries are milking the Skeena, still allot of fish moving thru for the next month or so. Guests arriving next week are the David Party, tight lines. Report and Photo by Tracey John Hittel
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)

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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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 Aug 5, 2008; 11:40AM - Guiding Sport Fishing Skeena River 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 Nelson Furtado with an estimated 55-pound plus Chinook (King) Salmon landed on the Skeena River last week. The young fellow Josh Buck netted the fish for him. Photo by Greg Buck.

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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!!!
================================

Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca

Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated July 27 – August 3, 2008
(Number 82)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather was good all week. All rivers are in very good shape. Skeena River has been dropping and is in perfect shape…very, very clean. Not only are the guides catching some very BIG Chinook (King) Salmon they are starting to catch more and more summer-run Steelhead, especially in the lower section. The Sockeye fishing is excellent and the Pinks are starting to show up. The Kitimat River Chinook fishing is over as of July 31. Now is the time for Chum and Pink…and the Coho are coming in. Be sure to check out the Ron Wakita detailed report and photos below. Also, check my report of a days fishing on the Skeena River with photo and video mayhem! I managed to shoot three video clips but only had time to edit and post one.

GOOD NEWS – DFO raised its estimate for the size of the Skeena River Sockeye run from 1.2 million to 2.8 million.

GOOD NEWS – Skeena River Coho are expected to be larger then first predicted and the following changes to regulations should be noted:

Effective July 23 to August 31 the following waters are open for coho angling with daily limits of 4 coho of which 2 may be over 50cm.

- Skeena Mainstem downstream of the CNR Bridge at Terrace

For all the details cast to:
http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/xnet/content/fns/index.cfm?pg=view_notice&lang=en&DOC_ID=110914&ID=recreational

BAD NEWS – the commercial fishing fleet will start up at the mouth of the Skeena River (area 4) and will intercept Steelhead as they seine and gill net for Sockeye. The selective gill net fishery is restricted to ½ length of normal and can set for only 20 minutes. As of July 29 commercial fishing is half way over – 2 more weeks to go.

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
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- July 24/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- July 30/08 one item posted on “News Bulletin” http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm
- August 2/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.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.

FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:

Ron Wakita
Randy Marshall
Gill McKean
Craig Murray
Todd Haynes
Tracey Hittel
Andrew Rushton
PLUS – Guest photos, reports and testimonials.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook, 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: EXCELLENT***

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 55-pound Chinook Where: Skeena River Angler: Nelson Furtado

WEATHER: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 6 or high. Region normal: Max. Temp. 23 degrees C. Min. Temp. 11 degrees C. Sunrise 5:50 AM Sunset 9:31 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, lower Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are 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: The water heights have been up and down but stayed in fishable condition. Fishing for Chinook and Sockeye are excellent. I also have numerous reports of summer-run Steelhead being caught.

I went fishing on the Skeena with my friends, Robby, Jason and Kevin. We stayed out for only three hours and we all landed a Chinook. Fishing was absolutely fabulous. I managed to take some photos and shoot three video clips. Cast here http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
to view one of the clips (Chinook Video Clip #0008). I had time to edit only one video.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end is fishable and I have had reports of Chinook being caught. Angling pressure on this river is low as most of the boats are fishing on the mainstream Skeena River. The water is very clean.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2007 – 2009 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is clean and fishing at the mouth is excellent. Fishing for Chinook closed upstream of Highway 16 bridge on July 23rd.

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:

Multi Level Care Fishing Trip These are the names of the group from left to right:

Front Row: Ron Wakita, Marc Girard. Second Row: Emil Langegger, Ed Trach, Walter Schmidt, Marjorie Mott, Gert Crockart, Manuel Cabral Jenny Tashco. Third Row: O.B, Louie Malo, Myrna Cromack, Dianne Plante, Mary Hampton, Paul Dodd, Bonnie Girard. Volunteers not in photo: Al Smith, Dianne Reid

'Where are all the Chum?' This was the question that was asked many times by anglers fishing the lower Kitimat but now it is being asked by anglers fishing the middle and upper sections of the Kitimat. At first, it was thought that the lots of Chum were not holding in the lower Kitimat and were moving through the lower section into the middle and upper sections of the Kitimat. Our guide boats were able to find five or six holes in the middle sections with good concentrations of Chum and Pinks for our clients this week but there but normally there should twenty different spots with really good numbers. The fish are with out question migrating up river without holding in the lower holes. What seems to be the issue now is 'How many Chum and Pinks are moving through'.

Early in the week the quirky trend continued with of most of the fish moving through the lower Kitimat on the tides. I witnessed prime examples of this on Monday morning while I was working in our Mobile Tackle Van. Under the Haisla bridge on the Radley Park side I watched twenty pinks hooked with a dozen landed on the Radley side and ten hooked and six landed on the Rod and Gun (R&G) side between 9:30 and 10:30. There were also three Chum and one small Chinook landed on the Radley side and one Chum landed on the R&G side. After 10:30 both sides of the river went dead. The fish moved through on the high tide which was 10:40 that morning and then there was nothing. The Hatchery island and the gravel bar below the Hatchery displayed signs of the same trend as well.

Smart money still says 'Fish the lower holes on the incoming high tide', although the latter part of this week the lower holes were holding more fish (see below for a link to the tide charts) The fish holding during the latter part of this week is probably due to the dramatic drop in river water levels.

The brighter stats to date is the increasing number of Coho that have been caught in the river to date. Between our Store Derby Log, our Mobile Tackle Van Log and our Guide logs we have logged over twenty Coho. The norm would be five to ten logged in July. This may be signs of better things to come.

July 31. Clients: Zdenek Smola, Ales Sloupensky, Jiri Vrbka. Jiri Vrbka Jr., Miroslav Lorenc
Hook and landed 2 chinook 28lbs and 15lbs. Hooked 19 chum landed 12. Hooked 6 pinks landed 4. Hooked 3 Coho landed 2. Guides Ron Wakita, Pat Oliver

August 1. Clients Dana Svendson and Jim Mackow. Hooked seven Chum landed four.
Hooked one chinook. Hooked and four pinks and Jim lost lots more :)

August 2. Czech Guys. Hooked over fifty pinks twelve on fly. Hooked twenty chum six on fly
lost one chinook.

Anglers are reminded that Chinook on the Kitimat closed for retention on July 31st.

We had an outstanding Chinook season in our drifts boats. Mike Herzberg, as he usually does had some amazing fish counts. I would like to extend my Thanks and Appreciation to Mike, Marc, Pat, Terence, Areil and Eric for the their hard work and efforts to produce some outstanding memories for our clients. I would like to extend the same appreciation to Todd, Wes, Alain, Sam and John who skipper the Salt water charter boats and Mal and Andi who skipper the jet boats and entire Reliable Guide and Charter Team as well as the all staff in our Tackle Store.
Most importantly I would like to Thank our valued clients and customers who have make the Fishing Industry viable and enjoyable to be involved in.

I would also like to acknowledge Mr. Noel Gyger's efforts in producing this Fishing Report. This report can help anglers book trips on almost every river in the Northwest, Salt water trips out of Prince Rupert and Kitimat or simply fish from shore. I am proud to be associated with Noel and help contribute to Noel's Report which will help enhance the Fishing experience in the Northwest for so many anglers. Noel possesses a quiet almost humble disposition and he his true passion towards fishing that is seldom displayed openly unless you listen to him tell a fish story, watch him hook a fish or watch him eat crab. (crap:))

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Halibut and bottom fishing continues to be the glowing light in the Douglas particularly the outer waters with Coho catches also being really good at times.
Sam Avila of Ocean Breeze Charters reports five halibut on his last trip and a full limit of rock cod, snapper and grey cod. Sam also boated 20 Coho and 5 chinook.

Todd of Nautical West is on the water at the time of writing this report but will have some impressive catch results to share when he returns Sunday evening.

John Eckstein of Blue Heron Charters reports chartering Verl, Lawrence, and Jerry out for a second day of halibut fishing today and Verl (the gentleman with the blond hair) landed a big 92 pound halibut. Laurence landed a smaller 10 pound chicken. Jerry caught some cod. They were very pleased with this second day after their first day ended with the 50 and 20 pound catch (both caught by Lawrence). The 50 actually turned out to be a 60 once we measured it. A good day all around.

Halibut fishing in closer halibut spots such as Fish Trap and Money Point are showing good catch numbers. As the Chum, Chinook and Pinks starts to spawn and their carcasses wash out of the river mouths the halibut holes even closer to the Kitimat harbour will improve as well.

The Kitimat Harbour Coho fishery should start to heat up especially with the Kitimat River being so low right now. As the boaters who participated in this fishery two and three years will tell you that when this fishery gets hot it can be 'outstanding'. Where else can a boater leave the marina and drop the lines and catch Coho almost right of the dock. It is an outstanding fishery and at times almost a 'freak of nature'.

Stay tuned because when it happens my plan is to be in the thick of the bite, take my lap top and write this report in between landing fish.

Tight Lines! Big Smiles! 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 and Photos from: Steelhead Heaven

July 31 2008
Skeena River Report BC

The Biologists were wrong! 1.2 Million Sockeye, and still running, arrives unpredicted, with Chinooks in large numbers and I mean large, Steelhead very promising for the 2008 summer run. How we wonder as Mother Nature turns our predictions into rainbows. The Skeena DFO have some of the best in the field monitoring the cycles of our fishery and scratching their heads as another tidal wave of Salmon enter Skeena country.

Today we fished for thousands of Sockeye on the fly as other guests watched in amazement as Chinook Salmon of 50lbs or better break the surface of the water, with a pull like a CN locomotive tailing 100 cars of coal destined for Prince Rupert. This is a small fish, as local tackle shops display pics of 65-73lb Salmon and not just one! As we pulled off the river, I chatted with two fellas from Oregon who had a slab 60lbs, the second fish of the day well over 60, tipping the scales at 72lbs. For strangers as we were, we all had the same desire, and a high five was in order as we parted our ways for the evening.

Attached are some of our clients fishing the Skeena region, the mountain views in the background and a tight line say it all, as the past week has been incredible and water levels are prime. Tony Clements fished a Grand Slam with all 5 Salmon Species landed as well Steelhead on the fly, ya Tony!
Guests arriving this week are from Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Alberta, BC, Ontario, Switzerland, wow what a week! Photos and report from Tracey Hittel
Fishing Report and Photos from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Hello Noel here are some photos of the week from the Skeena River. It has been incredible fishing for a year when DFO forecasted doom and gloom? I have also been spending a lot of time on the ocean, it has been excellent fishing the Halibut and the Salmon bite is red hot! We have been having a blast catching Coho buck tailing just behind the boat on the fly rods. This is the most sporting way to catch such an acrobatic silver animal!

Sockeye fishing on the Skeena has been the best we have seen in years and the summer run Steelhead are starting to show up in great numbers as well.

That’s all for now ! Tight Lines. Gill McKean

Fishing Report and Photos from: Kalum River Lodge

Steve landed this huge Chinook while spey fly fishing on the Skeena River. The fish was estimated to weigh 42-pounds and on the fly rod it was quite a tussle. Photo sent to my by Andrews Rushton.

Fishing Report and Photos from: Randy’s River Guiding

Randy reports absolutely fantastic fishing on the mainstream Skeena River. One can catch just about all of the five Salmon species PLUS chrome silver summer-run Steelhead.

Fishing Report and Photos from: Nautical West Sport Fishing

Fishing Report for July 20 – 26



Hi Noel, We have been very busy out on the Ocean this week and have had great success with the Halibut fishery. This week we saw a good number of halibut - this trip we hooked & boated 12 Halibut and released a half dozen more. We had very good catches of coho @ the south end of Gil Island with some fish in the mid teens sizes. Best baits have been anchovy as always with small spoons and green glow hootchies for the coho. Chinook have tapered off a bit but I do expect to see some fish caught in August on the outside waters. The river has seen some good number of Pinks and Chum arriving which will provide some excitement for fly fishing. Thanks Noel. Report and photo by Todd Haynes
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.

Testimonial: 'Skeena Chinook Fishing - July 25 and 27th. Noel, Just got back from 2 great days of fishing with Guide Cam from Nicholas Dean Lodge. The 3 of us landed 6 very large and dime bright Chinooks ranging from 35 to 20 pounds. The last one was the most beautiful bright chrome chinook that I have ever witnessed. Cam had to work the holes and runs fairly hard the second day but the fish finally came up river in a thick wave and every one with a line in the water for a good 45 minutes had more on than they could handle. There were also several on that we did not see, the trick was to get the line re-rigged and baited as fast as you can say 'FISH ON!' Needless to say we had a blast! Chad and Dustin were most hospitable and saw to it that our fish were vacuum packed, labeled and ready for the freezer before we could finish our stories from the day around the cleaning station. Thanks and best regards, Cam Bateman'

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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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Jul 28, 2008; 11:43AM - Spey Fly Fishing Steelhead - Skeena River and tribs STARTING
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows pro angling guide Gordon (splash) McKean of Westcoast Fishing Adventures, holding up a “monster” Skeena River summer-run Steelhead caught while fly fishing. This fish took him into his backing twice and nearly got away. He caught this fish while guiding after his clients told him there were no fish in the run and he should show them how it is done! Well…I think they will listen to their guide next time. This is a fish of a lifetime!

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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 July 20 – July 27, 2008
(Number 81)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather was good all week. All rivers are in good shape. Skeena River has been dropping and is in perfect shape. Not only are the guides catching some very big Chinook (King) Salmon they are starting to catch more and more summer-run Steelhead, especially in the lower section. The Steelhead photos are starting to come in…please see below. The Sockeye fishing has started to pick up. The Kitimat River Chinook run remains fair to strong and fish are spread throughout the river but mostly in the upper reaches now. Pink and Chum are showing up also. Be sure to check out the Ron Wakita detailed report and photos below.

Since last Sunday, July 20 the Skeena river came up 6-10 inches, peaked on July 22 and dropped until July 27…but with all this up and down the water remained fishable.
Early Word on the Skeena – by Jeff Bright www.jeffbright.com
The Tyee Test Fishery at the mouth of the Skeena is showing very encouraging steelhead numbers. Since the test fishery opened early this month, reports have levels up 101% over the average index since 2000. If the trend continues it looks like we could see a major rebound for the Skeena system this summer, fall and early winter.
HOWEVER, accompanying the elevated steelhead returns is also a sockeye boom — currently projected at 3 million. This means the commercial fleet will be eager to ramp up harvest and, depending on how the fishery is managed, there is a very real danger that a significant percentage of the steelhead may end up as bycatch and not make it upriver.
To follow the season as it unfolds, and learn how to add your voice to the conservation cause, I highly suggest reading the daily installments at the North Coast Steelhead Alliance's Skeena Fisheries Blog. The link is http://www.skeenafisheriesblog.blogspot.com Check it out and lend your support. If enough of us make enough noise, we CAN influence how the net fishery is managed.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
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- July 13/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- July 16/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- July 24/08 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.

FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:

Ron Wakita
Randy Marshall
Gill McKean
PLUS – Guest photos and reports

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook, 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: **EXCELLENT**

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 67-pound Chinook Where: Skeena River Angler: Bill R. Schnupp

WEATHER: Cloudy with sunny periods. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. Windy. High 17. UV index 5 or moderate. Region normal: Max. Temp. 23 degrees C. Min. Temp. 11 degrees C. Sunrise 5:38 AM Sunset 9:44 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, lower Kalum, Kitimat and smaller coastal streams are 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: The water heights have been up and down but stayed in fishable condition. Fishing for Chinook and Sockeye are excellent. I also have reports of summer-run Steelhead being caught.

The photo above is my good friend Cosmo Zavaglia and a couple of nice chrome Chinook Salmon he caught on July 21 and 22. He was up on a fishing holiday with his brother Robert. They had a great trip landing numerous Chinook.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end is fishable and I have had reports of Chinook being caught. Angling pressure on this river is low as most of the boats are fishing on the mainstream Skeena River.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2007 – 2009 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is clean and fishing at the mouth is excellent. Fishing for Chinook closes upstream of Highway 16 bridge on July 23rd.

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 on the Kitimat River of the Chinook migrating through the lower Kitimat continues. The Pink and Chum are also showing signs of following the same trend. Our Mobile Tackle Van has logged Pinks caught at the lower dike on the morning incoming tide in pretty good numbers and then the bite goes off and the fish have moved through. It is the same situation for chum on the gravel bar below the Kitimat Hatchery and the Island across from the Hatchery. As the river height dropped towards the end of the week more fish seemed to hold in the lower holes and Sport anglers were able to catch more fish mostly Chum and Pinks. There were also the odd Chinook caught during the morning and evening high tides on the lower Kitimat.

July20. Richard, Anne and Alison Peard. Landed Coho, released Chum, lost two chinook, lost Pink. Had four species of salmon on.

I had the pleasure of taking the Multi Level Care patients fishing again this year. With the help of Marc and Bonnie Girard, O.B. Luey, Dianne, Al Smith, Paul, Mirna, Dianne and Mary Hampton we hope we help create an enjoyable fishing trip for the Multi Level Care patients. As always, Marc Girard and I brought our drift boats to increase our ability to catch fish for this special group. We lost a chinook and were only able to catch two pinks. Sometimes it is not only the end result of the catch that is important but the fun and enjoyment of the just getting out fishing that should be the focus. Mother Nature provided an excellent sunny day and I pulled my crab traps minutes before the fishing trip to provide additional culinary delight. The smiling faces of these folks shows how much they enjoy our fishing trips as much or more than most groups we take out. We all had a Great time and the 'Chicken Lady' Mary came through again with some K.F.C. It truly was a special day for a special group!

Associate Guide Pat Oliver and his wife Lorri fishing with Associate Guide Marc Girard and his wife Bonnie caught a 26lb chinook on an evening drift Thursday evening.

July 26. Hooked three chinook landed a 27lb lost two others. Ron on a personal afternoon drift with fishing partners Jennifer, Natilie and Natilie's son Adan

Although there are still some bright Chinook caught as demonstrated by Mike Herzberg's catch, some Chinook are starting to turn to spawning colours. We are still catching Chinook in our drift boats and anglers fishing the middle and upper sections are also still catching chinook.

Bill R. Schnupp fishing the Skeena with his son Bill junior landed this beauty which weighed 67lbs while fishing on the Skeena. Bill junior landed a 35lb chinook as well. The North West is a good area to be fishing right now.

Sport Anglers are reminded that Chinook retention on the Kitimat closes on July 31st. Any anglers that have not satisfied their desire of catching Chinook on the Kitimat should get out and get them now! Good luck to all.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Fishing for Pinks at the Alcan boat launch casting from shore has become a more popular fishery. Pink Jigs, Pink Crocs and pink flies have become the most popular lures for catching Pinks. It didn't seem to matter what colour you use as long as it is 'pink'. Anglers are reminded that Tidal water licenses are required with a salmon stamp and the daily quota for pinks in tidal waters is four. The last two hours of the rising tide is the most productive time to fish.

The outer waters of the Douglas Channel is producing really good numbers of halibut. Todd Haynes of Nautical West Fishing Adventures brought in twelve halibut with the largest 50lbs. Todd reports catching 6 halibut at 'Fish Trap' and had to catch and release a bunch of halibut because his clients had already limited out. 'Gotta Love when that happens'. Todd says, 'Halibut fishing has been the best fishery this year'.

Sam Avila of Ocean Breeze Charters also reports pretty good numbers of halibut. Sam and his client’s boated five halibut with the largest being 90lbs. Sam also notes that his clients had their full limit of Rod Cod and Snappers.

Congratulations to Todd and Sam for creating awesome fishing experiences for their clients.

May you all be blessed with Bright Fish! Tight lines! and Smiling Faces!

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 and Photos from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Blinding, bright, summer-run Steelhead landed and released on the Skeena River using dry fly technique. Angler is Aaron Vanpykstra from Vancouver, BC. This kind of fishing will change your life profoundly and for a long time.

July 26/08 Hey there Noel, the Kitimat River is still producing some very fine Chinook (King) Salmon and Pinks and Chum as well.

The fishing on the Skeena River has been “off the charts” with huge Chinook, Steelhead, Sockeye and Pinks. And the water is in perfect condition. What more can you ask for? Both the fly and spin guests are in paradise. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

I have also spent a few days on the ocean out of the port of Prince Rupert and we had double-header Coho action! We caught so many Halibut that we got tired.

I think that about sums it up. What a season this is turning out to be. Tight lines. Gill McKean

Fishing Report and Photos from: Randy’s River Guiding

Randy Marshall reports excellent Chinook (King) Salmon fishing in the Skeena River Class 2 section. The best bites seem to be early morning until noon. His biggest fish this year was one estimated to weigh over 70-pounds. Water has been up and down a little bit but staying in shape. As long as we don’t get any extreme hot weather the good conditions should hold until the closure on August 7th.

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, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

Good day Mr. Gyger: Just to let you know, my fishing trip to the Skeena River, was a complete success. My brothers and I had a blast. We pulled in a few fish. All steelhead were released, of course. Please find attached pictures of some of our catch. Skeena river July 14th thru July 18th, 2008. Thanks for all your support, and information. Stephen Frandsen

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
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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Jul 14, 2008; 05:02PM - Guided Fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon HOT NOW
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows pro fishing guide Rob Vodola and his friend Rod Pelley hockey player with the New Jersey Devils and a nice fresh Kitimat River Chinook Salmon landed this year. Last year I shot a video clip of Rod landing a nice ocean Chinook. Video Clip 0003 (NHL New Jersey Devils centre Rod Pelley) Kitimat BC is Rod’s hometown and he tries to spend at least a couple of weeks here in the summer. While here Rod does his best to help raise some money for local charities. Good for you Rod and thank you.

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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 July 6 – July 13, 2008
(Number 79)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather remained cool all week. I don’t get to say this very often but all of the rivers are in excellent shape. The fishing has been excellent also. Fishermen have been having a ball catching both Chinook and Sockeye on the Skeena River. I have a report of the odd summer run Steelhead being caught also. The Kitimat River Chinook run remains strong and now the Pinks are showing up and are spread throughout the river. Be sure to check out the Ron Wakita detailed report below.

I hope you folks didn’t mind me sending out that mid week “New Bulletin” of the BIG fish Mr. Heinz Fuger caught on the Kitimat River. I did shoot a video of the action. For a direct link cast to: Video Clip 0007 (Ron Wakita and client Heinz with Kitimat River Chinook) New July 9/08

Speaking of video clips, I posted another one today. Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters had a plan: Let's go catch some Dungeness Crab in the Douglas Channel, cook them on the drift boat while we fish for Chinook (King) Salmon in the Kitimat River. GREAT plan, I said. I cut the video after the crab feast. We did hook into two Chinook but lost them both. We did land a Pink. Ron had gone 2 for 6 for Chinook when guiding two clients earlier in the day. For a direct link cast to: Video Clip 0003 Cooking Crab in Drift Boat New July 13/08

LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
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- July 7/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- July 9/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- July 13/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.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.

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
Mike Herzberg
Craig Murray
Dustin Kovacvich
Chad Black
Todd Haynes
Randy Marshall
Gill McKean

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

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

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: ***EXCELLENT***

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 50-pound Chinook Where: Skeena River Angler: Kevin Bond

WEATHER: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thundershower later this afternoon. Fog patches early this morning. High 15. UV index 3 or moderate. Region normal: Max. Temp. 22 degrees C. Min. Temp. 11 degrees C. Sunrise 5:16 AM Sunset 10:04 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 River is in good shape. Lower Kalum River is fishable. Most of the smaller coastal streams are 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: The water heights have been dropping all week. Fishing for Chinook and Sockeye are excellent. I also have reports of summer-run Steelhead being caught.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end is fishable and I have had reports of Chinook being caught.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2007 – 2009 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is clean and fishing at the mouth is excellent.

KINCOLITH RIVER: The Chinook have started to come in with the high tides. Fishing for them is only allowed below the bridge. This is tidal water so anglers must have a salt water license even though you are fishing 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 Kitimat River Chinook this season was supposed to be an exceptional return, particularly 5 year old stocks. To date the chinook return has been exceptional but the five year old component has only started to show in any numbers in the last couple of weeks. The five year old chinook, weight by age class should be 35 to 40lbs plus. We are starting to see more and more of these on our scale and caught in our drift boats. Heinz Fuger, a client who I guided with Noel Gyger and my daughter Julie landed a chinook in the five year old weight class. See: Video Clip 0007 (Ron Wakita and client Heinz with Kitimat River Chinook) New July 9/08

Mike Herzberg drifting with his friend Jim Aruda landed a 38lb chinook. Bill Schnupps from Idaho landed two in the 35lb plus weight class. Ariel Kuppers tonight (Sat. July 12th) landed a 35lb chinook. We are also seeing and hearing reports of many others in this weight class being caught. I think that there are more big guys to come. Smart money says to get out on the Kitimat cast a line and the possibility of landing big chinook this year is good.

The pinks have also started to show in the past week in really good numbers. Our mobile tackle van has logged lots of pinks at the lower dike and the Rod and Gun side of the Haisla bridge. I witnessed twenty to thirty pinks caught under the bridge (Rod and Gun side) on Saturday night, mostly by youngsters.

A client trip worthy of noting is we had the distinct pleasure of guiding Mr. Dick Evans, C.E.O of Alcan. Mike Herzberg drifted Mr. Evans on a short evening drift July 9th. Under the pressure of a very short time constraint and guiding the boss of his real job at the highest level, Mike put Mr. Evens on to three chinook, a 15lber which they kept, a 24lb which they released and another which they lost. Well done Mike and Congratulations Mr. Evans.

Other catch results worthy of noting are the catch results of Kirk Anderson, Ed Pinette, Greg Laberge and Trevor Quarry. They are fly fishing friends from Quesnel. The group hooked forty one chinook and landed fourteen. All on fly! WOW! Exceptional numbers. As Ed said 'Our best trip ever'! Congratulations guys. Don't forget to send me those flys!

Kirk Anderson hooked 17 Chinook and landed 3 all on fly. Fished the Kitimat for two weeks.
Ed Pinette hooked 8 chinook and landed 3 on fly. Fished with Kirk July 1st to July 16th.
Greg Laberge hooked 10 chinook landed 6 fishing July 9th to July 16th.
Trevor Quarry hooked 6 landed 2 fishing with Greg and the crew the last week.

On a personal note, I had the pleasure of drifting with my fourteen year old son Corey and our fourteen year old friend from Idaho ,Alex Munio. We hooked two chinook on an evening drift on July 8th and landed a 28lb chinook. Alex landed the fish and Corey netted. The netting needs a little work but we got the fish.

July 8th Corey Wakita and Alex Munio hooked two and landed one 28lb chinook. Evening drift. Homework drift for client drift Wednesday. Right Photo: July 10th Hi Ron, here's the photo I took of Jim Aruda with his big spring this afternoon. It weighed 37-pounds. Was worth the 400-mile drive from PG yesterday. Guide Mike Herzberg

.July 12th I had the pleasure of drifting with clients, Phillip and Steve Martens on a morning drift. We hooked six chinook and landed one. 'Damn barbless hooks'. After seeing Steve and Phillip off I met up with my daughter Julie, my nephew Derek and the world renowned Mr. Noel Gyger. We met at the pull out and went out crabbing. After harvesting eleven crab, six for Noel's wife and five for our drift which we immediately went on minutes after returning from the marina. We cooked the crab on the barbecue in my drift boat while we drifted down the Kitimat fishing for chinook. Although we lost the two chinook we hooked we had a great time fishing and eating crab. Only in Kitimat!

The Kitimat is clean and full of fish and a few crab shells. Chinook fishing is great in the middle sections and pinks are starting to stack in the lower sections. Now is a good time to fish the Kitimat!

July 22nd Steve & Philllip Martens. Guide Ron. July 11th Andrea. Guide Mike



July 10th Ariel Kuppers associate guide in training. Hooked 3 Chinook landed 2 Jacks and a Pink.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Alain of Alain's Deep Sea Charters boated 6 ling cod, 8 snappers, 10 Rock Cod and 4 Coho for his clients.

Other boaters have similar catch results on the outer waters of the Douglas Channel. The boaters who targeted Coho are limiting out. Gas prices are definitely an issue this year which has caused most boaters to make extended trips to the outer waters. Rather than making four two day weekend trips most boaters are making two four day trips instead. They are also taking additional fishing partners to help share the catch and the increased cost of fuel. The motto for this year's salt fishery is to pool resources, extend the trips and still get out fishing in the Douglas Channel. Fishing in the Douglas Channel right now is also very good.

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 and Photos from: Nicholas Dean Lodge July 6 to 12, 2008

Hello Anglers,

Lucky for us, the fishing and river conditions have only improved during the last few weeks on the Skeena, Kitimat and other tributary rivers. We are now in full swing of our Trophy Chinook season, and what a season it’s been so far. Dustin and Sky went on a reconnaissance “mission” to see how Spring flooding may have altered some of our favourite bars and pools, and reported incredible fishing for Chinook, with one landed around 45 lbs. Greg Buck has also done well on the Skeena with his son Josh and Mike Bartlett, who also landed a Chinook in the 45 lb range last week. By all indications, the Chinook run has been providing great fishing and will likely do so throughout July and early August. Backtrolling, plunking, and spoon fishing have been effective strategies thus far, depending on water conditions and the stretch of water fished.

Sockeye Salmon have now started migrating up the Skeena in good numbers, and have provided good fishing for those willing to target the soft, inside edges of riffles. These scrappy fighters provide great sport on both fly and light conventional tackle, and are some of the best tasting fish around. Though I haven’t heard many reports of Chum and Pink Salmon in the Kitimat, it should be anytime now...

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels, Chad Black, Operations Manager

PS from Noel: I have just spoken with Dustin Kovacvich, owner of the lodge, and he reports excellent fishing for Chinook and Sockeye on the Skeena River.



Fishing Report and Photos from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Hello Noel, June started out a little slow then heated up!! We are now in July and at
one point yesterday had four Chinook on at the same time. Average size was 18 to 50 pounds we had two fifties. I have attached the photos.

Kevin Bond with his first 50-pounder

Mandi McDougal my sweetheart with her first ever Chinook salmon. Frank Imperial long time guest with Westcoast Fishing Adventures

The Ocean has been good as well with lots of Halibut and Coho salmon with the odd Chinook mixed in!

Take care Noel. Thanks Gill McKean

Fishing Report and Photos from: Nautical West Sport Fishing

Hi Noel, Well…here we are again having a great season with plenty of good size coho showing up in the Douglas Channel and outer water areas. Having these great sport fish teamed up with Chinook and the Pinks can provide for some fantastic excitement.

The low pressure over the last couple of days has provided good camouflage to sneak up on the fish - typical west coast weather! Nothing but good times! Eclipse and Money point have provided some good fishing over the last couple of weeks as well as the South Sue and Fish Trap areas. Remember long leaders for those Chinooks!

Thanks Noel, Todd Haynes - Nautical West Sport Fishing

Fishing Report and Photos from: Randy’s River Guiding

Randy reports excellent catches of Chinook on the Skeena River, mostly on conventional gear. He also reports excellent fly fishing for Sockeye.

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort

Sometimes, after a few days of fishing, there comes an urge to GOLF. Add this day on the links to your Angling Odyssey and suddenly fishing takes on a whole new meaning. Why not 'Do It All'? At Nimmo Bay, the Skies the Limit!

Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)
Proud member of BC Sustainable Tourism Collective
www.sustainablebc.ca

To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine

Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.


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, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

Hi Noel, I have been an appreciative recipient of your weekly fishing report for some time now and for that I say thanks. From what I read you really appreciate a good father and child fishing story so here is a good one for you. It was with my 16 year old daughter Alicia, and her lifelong friend Tiana, and it occurred on the Lower Dyke at Kitimat on July 5th, 2008. Alicia has come fishing with me many times but only likes the trip with absolutely no want to fish. Fishing is for boys, and Tiana (whom has never fished before) agrees with her.

We fished the lower dyke all week and fishing was slow but the sun was out and the camping was excellent. Then on July 4th the fishing picked up. We had 3 on that day all in the mid 20 lb range and the early morning of the 5th I got a 21 lber. The fishing slowed and around noon I told the girls to watch my rod (we were bar fishing) as I was going to run up to the garbage can and dump our garbage and come right back.

The 10 minute round trip turned into 45 minutes as a 5th wheel got stuck coming out and after helping the fellow I finally got back to the Dyke. Upon arriving I immediately noticed my rod was not in the holder. 'This was either really good or really bad' I thought. As I popped out from behind the big stump and onto the bar the girls were frantically running and jumping with grins the size of Chicago. 'Well' I thought, 'I guess its not bad'. Then a silver slab started slapping and jumping beside them on the rocks. 22 lbs of Chinook!


Here is the interesting part. The rod started to twitch a bit just as a log floated by and they thought it was the log. They figured they better grab the rod so the log doesn't pull it in, so Tiana who had shoes on grabbed it. All of a sudden it came alive and started to sing. She new enough to set the hook and keep the tip up but somehow depressed the free-spool button on the Ambassadeur 7000 and now she had a fish, and a birds-nest that was of legendary proportions. They both held the rod and decided to walk backwards until the fish came onto the beach, but they reached the tree-line before the fish came out and could back up no further. Alicia, in her socks, ran to the waters edge and wrapped the line around her wrist and started backing up again, and the 22 lbs skidded up onto the Dyke just as I arrived!

I had purchased them both licenses in hopes of getting them involved but they just didn't want to even give it a try. Now they are self proclaimed Fish - Slaying machines and didn't want to quit but alas we had to leave an hour later for home in Prince George. I now have two fish addicts on my hands who are already planning next years trip. Don't be surprised if your weekly report grows by two more names, Alicia and Tiana to be precise.

Do they look smug or what!! Thanks again for all the great reports,

Hello Mr. Gyger, here is the Chinook that my Father René Cantin (from Québec) caught last Sunday in the Kitimat River with a blue jig! Tomy Cantin, Kitimat Resident.

Thank you everyone for sending the photos and commentary. Noel

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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 Jun 30, 2008; 05:42PM - Chinook Guided Fishing HOT 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 Bob and Mal Haggard (father and son) with a 30-pound Chinook (King) Salmon caught while drifting the Kitimat River with Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters on Wednesday morning June 24th.

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated June 22 – June 29, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather remained cool all week not like the lower parts of the Province who are in a hot-spell. Even though we don’t have a hot-spell up here the Skeena River has been rising steadily since Friday afternoon and now is not fishable. Many people were set up on the gravel bars for the long weekend of Canada Day July 1 anticipating a continued good fishery for Chinook but were disappointed when the water came up. I guess some of the fishermen went home or some went to plan B. Plan B around here is the Kalum River, Kitimat River, Nass River tribs and other coastal rivers and of course the ocean and lakes.

The DFO Tyee Test Fishery on the Skeena River show good numbers of Chinook coming in.

I went fishing with Randy Marshall this week. We spent a few hours on the Skeena and we did land one very nice, bright, clean Chinook Salmon. Check out the video, photo and more detail on my website.

My special thanks to the fishing guides who go out of their way to send me a report and photos in their busy season every week. I understand it is not possible every week but I know they do their very best.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- June 25/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- June 27/08 one item posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- June 29/08 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.

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
Chad Black
Tracey Hittel
Todd Haynes

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook and Trout for river. Chinook/Halibut/Bottom Fish/Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: FAIR

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 52-Chinook Where: Kitimat River Angler: Tracey Hittel

WEATHER: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Region normal: Max. Temp. 21 degrees C. Min. Temp. 1o degrees C. Sunrise 5:02 AM Sunset 10:14 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 River is borderline fishable. Lower Kalum River is fishable. Most of the smaller coastal streams are in good shape. Kitimat River is clean. Zymoetz (Copper River) is dirty.

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: The water heights have been dropping most of the week. Fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon has been very good. This is the time of year when the Chinook migrate up the Skeena heading to their home rivers. There are a lot of fish in the river now and when the water is clean the fishing is fabulous.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end (below the first canyon) is fishable. Hopefully a good run of Chinook are still entering. I have a report of some good catches on the lower end. This is the time of year I have done exceptionally well fishing for Chinook in the past but this was in the upper end. Sad to say it has been closed to Chinook angling for a long time to protect the spawning runs. If the runs get strong enough I’m sure it will open to angling again. We are all hopeful.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2007 – 2009 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is dirty.

KINCOLITH RIVER: The Chinook have started to come in with the high tides. Fishing for them is only allowed below the bridge. This is tidal water so anglers must have a salt water license even though you are fishing 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.

Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of June 22 to June 28, 2008

Hello Anglers, It has been a wet, cool week in the Skeena region near Terrace, certainly not the weather you’d expect for the start of Summer! However, fishing conditions up until yesterday were quite good and the fishing for Chinook Salmon was good, particularly on the Kitimat River. On Friday, heavy rain in both the Skeena and Kitimat watersheds caused these rivers to rise substantially, and though still fishable, have not been producing the same numbers of fish since earlier in the week.

Despite the present conditions though, we enjoyed some great fishing a few days ago. My youngest brother Craig and his girlfriend Abby have been visiting from Ontario, and we had the good fortune of landing a 25 lb Chinook on their first day, a small jack, and lost a fish estimated between 35 and 40 lbs. You could tell by the look on their faces that they were both quite excited with the day, and there’s nothing like drifting down a river while enjoying gorgeous coastal mountain views.

As we enter the heart of our Summer season, there is still some space remaining in our prime weeks, with epic Chinook fishing on the Skeena in July, and Noel has all the details you need to battle with these giants!

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels,

Chad Black
Operations manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The Kitimat River produced some exceptional numbers of Chinook this week. Mike Herzberg of Reliable Guide and Charters lead the charge with some exceptional fish counts drifting the Kitimat River.

Mike ended last week with a great day of Chinook fishing with the Zielinski's as reported in last week's report, hooking seven chinook landing two. Mike started this week with even better stats on his Tuesday June 24th drift with Tyler Weeres and Paul Cabral. They hooked thirteen chinook and landed five. Wow! Mike landed two chinook on Wednesday June 25th with Lucas Arruda, a 25lb chinook and a 35lb plus. Mike continued to produce fish all week fishing with friends and then on Saturday Mike drifted with clients, Brad Wickman his buddy and Troy. They landed a thirty and and a twenty five pound chinook and lost another at the boat. They also had two other hits that did not stay on. Mike is one of the finest anglers I know and I am proud to be associated with Mike in the Guiding business. Mike catch results speaks for itself.

Pat Oliver after working his shift in our tackle store drifted after work on Monday June 23rd with his buddy Chuck. They hooked four chinook and landed two. These are pretty good results considering Pat worked until 5:00P.M and was not on the water until 6:00. Areil Kuppers also an employee of our tackle store and an associate guide in training for Reliable also drifted on Monday evening after work. Areil and his buddy Derek Downey hooked three chinook and landed two. Areil's results are also impressive considering Areil worked until 7:00 P.M and didn't hit the water until 8:00 P.M. On Tuesday Areil and Derek drifted and hooked and landed two, a 12lb and 32lb.

On Wednesday I had the pleasure doing a morning drift with my good friend Mal Haggard and his father Bob. We lost one at Coho Flats but managed to land a 30lb Chinook at the Haisla bridge minutes before we were going to trailer the boat. I went to work at our tackle store and returned to the Haisla Bridge pool after work with my fishing partner Doug Rumley. We fished the west side for a bit and then rowed over to the east side just above an angler who was fishing from shore. Rather than compete with the angler fishing from shore we invited him to fish with us in the boat. He introduced himself as Rob, a young Med student working here in Kitimat. A brief conversation revealed that Rob (who we nicknamed Dr. Doogie) had played hockey with Doug's son Brett in Victoria. What a small world! We back trolled the pool in front of where Rob was fishing and as we worked across Dr. Doogie hooked and landed a twenty nine pound chinook.
We have weighed two chinook into our tackle store derby this week from the Power lines. It seems that the middle sections of the Kitimat are producing more Chinook than the lower section (below Haisla Bridge) The lower sections are catching some chinook on the tides but more are moving through into the middles sections. Most of the chinook landed in the middle sections have sea lice.



There was also a report of two pinks caught at Powerlines. This is the first sign of Pinks that I have heard of. Pinks have evolved into a very popular fishery especially with young kids and family groups. Pinks have been very strong the least three years and hopefully this trend will continue.

The July 1st weekend is usually a good weekend for Chinook fishing and judging from the catch rates during this week it looks promising for chinook anglers who are in Kitimat fishing the July long weekend.

The Kitimat Hatchery staff predicted a strong run of chinook this year and their predictions although late are starting to evolve into reality. Better late than never! The Kitimat Hatchery as well as other hatcheries are constantly faced with budget cuts. There is information available in local tackle stores outlining the issues and how you can help. I urge everyone to become informed and involved. Anyone interested please contact Noel or myself and we can provide information to you via email. Please get involved!

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The Kitimat Harbour fishery remains spotty with the odd chinook caught but Sue Channel has produced pretty good numbers of Chinook. We scaled four chinook in from Sue Channel this week and the anglers reported more caught.

I spoke to Pat from the Hartley Bay Band who guided for King Pacific Lodge and he reports there are really good numbers of Chinook at Money Point. Pat also reported that Turtle Point was even better this week. The chinook catch numbers appears to be strong further down the Douglas Channel and there have been reports of the odd Coho being caught. There have also been some halibut caught although no large halibut have been reported. The smaller ones are better eating. Todd from Nautical West Sport Fishing reported catching eight halibut, five chinook and two Coho on a trip with clients. Well done Todd!

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 and Photos from: Steelhead Heaven

Hi Noel, here is a pic of client Allan Andreas from Leader, Saskatchewan, with a Kitimat River Hog! Caught with a Kitimat 65 and 35 minutes to the net, the Nookies were jumping like Coho and we hooked into a bunch in that pool, simply awesome. Photo by Tracey Hittel

Chinook Report Kitimat BC

What a week of Monster Nookies. Fish are running in small bunches and some of the pools are stacking up.

Today we had a large run of fresh Chinook take three anglers into the back of the reels and a fight of their lives. It was an incredible day as the pool was thick with rolling fish; I thought it was Coho season as the action was unbelievable.

Also the shore lunches are a nice hot treat as you can see from the smiling faces posted in this report. With a busy season starting I will make it short and look forward to more action as the peak is just around the corner, tight lines. Tracey John Hittel

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, 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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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Jun 24, 2008; 12:49PM - Guided Fishing Terrace BC CHINOOK HOT NOW
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Sky Richard, angling guide for Nicholas Dean Lodge, about to release a beautiful, bright Chinook (King) Salmon back into the river this week. Sky was fishing with Chad Black and they both experienced a great day fishing with all gear types including the Spey fly rod. It inspired Chad so much that he wrote an article which can be read at http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm the article is titled Just Keep Casting for BIG Chinook. Check it out sometime. Photo by Chad Black

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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
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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 June 15 – June 22, 2008
(Number 76)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been cool all week. Fishing conditions and fishing were near perfect most of the week which tempted me to use the term “Excellent” but things turned around Saturday, it rained most of the day, so I had to lower my expectation to “Good”. The Salmon runs are moving upriver no matter what the conditions, high, low, dirty or clean. The Skeena River had been dropping and cleaning and was in perfect fishable condition up until Saturday, when the water started to come up again. More and more people were out fishing. I received numerous reports of some very good catches of big, bright, fresh Chinook (King) Salmon. The smaller “Jack” Chinook were being caught along the edges with light tackle and roe. The best way to angle for the BIG Chinook is by plunking out on a gravel bar. If the Salmon are swimming by and you have your gear in the water there is a good chance you may hook-up. Lower Kalum is in good shape and I have reports of Salmon being caught there also. Kitimat River is in good shape and Chinook fishing in the river has really picked up. The best fishing guides seem to know where the fish are holding and have done pretty well using the proper techniques and tackle.

It was difficult for me to decide which Photo of the Week to select as I had a few to choose from.

The DFO Tyee Test Fishery on the Skeena River indicates the Chinook run for this year is double from last year. This is a very early trend let’s hope it continues.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- June 16/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- June 19/08 one item posted on “Informational Articles” http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm
- June 20/08 one item posted on “Quality Waters Strategy” http://www.noelgyger.ca/quality-waters.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.

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
Chad Black
Craig Murray
Gill McKean
Tracey Hittel
Todd Haynes
Randy Marshall

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook and Trout for river. Chinook/Halibut/Bottom Fish/Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 52-Chinook Where: Kitimat River Angler: Tracey Hittel

WEATHER: Cloudy with sunny periods and 40 percent chance of showers. Windy. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Region normal: Max. Temp. 21 degrees C. Min. Temp. 9.7 degrees C. Sunrise 4:59 AM Sunset 10:14 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 River is borderline fishable. Lower Kalum River is fishable. Most of the smaller coastal streams are in good shape. Kitimat River is clean. Zymoetz (Copper River) is dirty (it was clean all week but got dirty on Saturday due to some local steady rain)

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: The water heights have been dropping most of the week. Fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon was red hot. This is the time of year when the Chinook migrate up the Skeena heading to their home rivers. There are a lot of fish in the river now and when the water is clean the fishing is fabulous.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end (below the first canyon) is fishable. Hopefully a good run of Chinook are still entering. I have a report of some good catches on the lower end. This is the time of year I have done exceptionally well fishing for Chinook in the past but this was in the upper end. Sad to say it has been closed to Chinook angling for a long time to protect the spawning runs. If the runs get strong enough I’m sure it will open to angling again. We are all hopeful.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2007 – 2009 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water was clean until Saturday when a local rain colored it up again.

KINCOLITH RIVER: The Chinook have started to come in with the high tides. Fishing for them is only allowed below the bridge. This is tidal water so anglers must have a salt water license even though you are fishing 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.

Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of June 15 to June 21, 2008

Hello Anglers,

The past week has seen some incredible fishing. Most of which I have reported in the article which Noel has posted on his website http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm the article is titled Just Keep Casting for BIG Chinook.

Noel was kind enough to choose the photo that went along with the article as his Photo of the Week.

Until next week be safe on the water.

Chad Black
Operations manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The Kitimat River has noticeably produced on the days that the Kitimat Harbour Fishery has dropped off. This would make sense if you subscribe to the notion that if the chinook migrate from the harbour into the river. It would be logical that the catch rate would drop off in the harbour. This definitely appears to be the case but normally as the chinook migrate into the river they are replaced by more Chinook migrating up channel. Each year's chinook run has a different or quirky circumstance and has happened this year.

Dave Berguron weighed in a 43lb chinook on Thursday morning at our tackle store and reported that he caught another one Wednesday night that he estimated weighing over 50lbs. Mike weighed in a 19lb.chinook on Thursday afternoon. Jesse Houston an employee of our tackle store reports a run moving through the lower river last night. (Friday June 20th) Jesse while fishing the Hatchery Island watched a 'pile of chinook move through'. There is a growing high tide which peaked Friday at 17.7'. This high tide coupled with a rising river usually translates into more Chinook caught in the Kitimat River.

Mike Herzberg of Reliable Guide and Charters verified this theory with Mark and Rose Thiele-Zielinski on Saturday. Mark and Rose were the lucky winners of a guided trip on the Kitimat River which we donated to the Midget Provincial Championship which Kitimat recently hosted this spring. Mark and Rose also won accommodations at Minette Bay Lodge. Mike put Mark and Rose on to seven Chinook landing two. They battled three others for fifteen minutes or more before they lost them. Mike estimates two of the Chinook thirty plus lbs. Congratulations to Mark and Rose on a Great Day of Chinook fishing and special recognition of Mike's Guiding ability. Well Done!

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The Kitimat Harbour Fishery produced some chinook Father's Day (Sunday June 15th) for many father's as well as quite a few other boaters. I had the pleasure of fishing with my two daughters, Julie and Michelle and my son, Corey. We hooked four Chinook and were able to land two. The chinook we landed were only 10lbs and the other was 16lbs but the gratification a father feels when fishing with his kids can only be understood by other parents who share the passion fishing with their children.

There were quite a few other boats turned 'broad side' with fish on. Wes Owens of Golden Adventures hooked two and landed one 18lbs. Todd of Nautical West Adventures boated two chinook 19lbs and 20lbs. Cosby Smith also landed two Chinook, sizes unknown as Cosby was being secretive that day. Fishermen are a strange breed!?!

The chinook run in the harbour still appears to be a bit late and the catch rates although were pretty good on Sunday have been erratic; good one day off the next.

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: Nautical West Sport Fishing

Hi Noel, I have a photo of a client - Patrick Havig with a couple of
bottom buddies he caught this week. Thanks again. Todd Haynes

Fishing Report and Photos from: Steelhead Heaven

A HOG FOR SURE! 3 OF US ON THE ROD TO LAND IT 1 KM DOWNSTREAM FROM THE BOAT – Photo by Tracey Hittel

As predicted by the Biologists in the Kitimat region, large Chinooks are lurking in the local waters. Many fish in the mid to upper 40-pound range are being hooked some not as fortunate as the pic above. When this monster hit, it took all of the anglers in the boat and 1KM of river to bring this bad boy into the net. 47 inch length and 27 inch girth. According to Noel’s formula (girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000) this fish would have weighed 52.76 – pounds. WOW!

Not to mention a 49-pounder taken on an 8wt fly rod, this fish took the angler 3KM down river to finally bring the fish to shore.

With peak season a few weeks away the early run is starting to flood the river as well the saltwater fishing has picked up. Killer Whales are migrating in the Douglas Channel to feed on the schools of Salmon as they start their journey to the spawning grounds.

Guests arriving this week are from England, Calgary, Saskatoon and Italy. Tight lines. Tracey Hittel


Fishing Report and Photos from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures

Mark Pendlington and Austen McKean Austen releases the BIG Chinook

Gill McKean, the owner of Westcoast Fishing Adventures was shooting a sportfishing show this week with Mark Pendlington of Sportfishing BC fame and Gill’s son Austen is the star. They did very well.

A photo of me and my brother with the double header is from today (June 20th) on the Skeena, Austen and Mark landed a few nice fish yesterday on the Kitimat. The Skeena is heating up!!

The spring Steelhead season is officially over and the Chinook are here. It started out a little slow but now they are coming in hot and heavy! We are seeing higher than average sizes, the little ones are 30-pounds. With the rising gas prices we are seeing less traffic on the rivers and more fish than ever so don’t delay…it’s time to play! Life is short…live for today!

The Ocean fishing is red hot as well. The Halibut fishing is the best I have seen in years and we are already catching Coho along with the Chinook…what a combination.

Contact Noel anytime and he will get you hooked-up. Tight Lines. Gill McKean


CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort



At the end of a perfect day, a perfect meal. What better feast to have than an overdose of Dungeness Crab, fresh and sweet, with the appropriate dipping sauces. This is fishing at its best. Perhaps you will also consider coming to see us one day. Contact Noel anytime to make the arrangements.

Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)
Proud member of BC Sustainable Tourism Collective
www.sustainablebc.ca

To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine

Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.

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, 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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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Jun 16, 2008; 12:18PM - BC Fishing Guide BOOKING NOW
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows angling guide Tracey Hittel assisting his guest Frank Aldo from Switzerland to pose one of his BIG Kitimat River Chinook (King) Salmon. He landed seven Chinook on this day last year. Frank is a repeat guest and will be back this year to try his luck again. Photo courtesy of Tracey Hittel of Steelhead Heaven

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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 June 8 – June 15, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been pretty good all week, kind of a mixed bag of sun, clouds and a little rain but temperatures remain cooler than normal. This definitely helps keep the rivers in good shape. The Skeena remains fishable and I have reports of some good catches of bright Chinook. The best way to angle for them now is by plunking out. If the Salmon are swimming by and you have your gear in the water there is a good chance you may hook up. Lower Kalum is in good shape. Kitimat River is in good shape but very, very low and not many Chinook moving in right now. The best fishing guides seem to know where the fish are holding and have done pretty well using the proper techniques and tackle. Check out the Ron Wakita report below.

I have been in touch with DFO and asked if they have a prediction for the size of the Skeena Salmon run this year. Mark Reagan, Resource Manager, Recreational fisheries explained, “The only species we formally forecast for the Skeena is sockeye and we are forecasting a run size of 1.3 million for 2008. We should have a good idea by early July on chinook and the tyee test fishery is scheduled to start on June 10.”
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- June 12/08 on item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- June 13/08 on 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.

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
Chad Black
Craig Murray

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook and Trout for river. Chinook/Halibut/Bottom Fish/Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: FAIR

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: Sorry, no big fish reported this week Where: Angler:

WEATHER: Cloudy. High 13. Region normal: Max. Temp. 20 degrees C. Min. Temp. 7.1 degrees C. Sunrise 4:58 AM Sunset 10:12 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 River is borderline fishable. Lower Kalum River is fishable. Kitimat River is dropping and is fishable. Most smaller coastal streams are in good shape. Kitimat River is very low and clean

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: The water heights have been dropping all week and is borderline fishable. This is what is needed to bring in the Chinook (King) Salmon runs.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end (below the first canyon) is fishable. Hopefully a good run of Chinook are still entering. This is the time of year I have done exceptionally well fishing for Chinook in the past but this was in the upper end. Sad to say it has been closed to Chinook angling for a long time to protect the spawning runs. If the runs get strong enough I’m sure it will open to angling again. We are all hopeful.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2007 – 2009 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is still colored up but soon should be fishable.

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 Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of June 8 to June 14, 2008

Hello Anglers,

The past week has been a tough one for fishing in the Skeena region near Terrace, though there is evidence that both water conditions and fishing will improve. Early in the week, clients fished the main channel Skeena, and even though the large river was dropping and clearing, the fishing was tough. The Kitimat was a little more generous in giving up its prized Chinook, and clients landed a few chrome fish between 15 and 30 lbs, despite the fact that the river was low and clean. Mid week, however, we received a large amount of rainfall, which should raise river levels in the Kitimat and encourage those fish waiting in Douglas Channel to migrate upriver.

On their time off, Greg and Sky have been out bar fishing and scouting out new water as much as possible, and have been successful on most days. Plunking can be an incredibly effective way to target Chinook when they’re migrating upriver, provided that you choose your location wisely. Over the years, our guides have learned many of the best spots for setting up the “plunk show,” and there’s nothing like seeing your rod tip twitch slightly, and then have line peel off as you set the hook into a heavy fish!

And last, but not least, I had the opportunity to fish a Skeena tributary yesterday afternoon with guide Jeff Langley. It had been awhile since we’d cast our Spey rods, and, coupled with my ambition to hook into a Chinook on the fly, decided to cast large, chartreuse and blue flies on heavy sink tips into the stained water. It took a little getting used to at the start, but casting the Skagit head and heavy line was much easier than I thought it was going to be, and became quite enjoyable. The only problem was that I had to remind myself not to cast too far! Jeff had the good opportunity to hook into a Chinook briefly, enough to get the adrenaline going, but it was not meant to last, unfortunately. I guess that just means we’ll have to go out and do it again!

We are still offering a 5% discount off the 2008 rates for select weeks in our Trophy Chinook season – contact Noel today for more details!

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels…

Chad Black
Operations manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The Kitimat River has been in great fishing shape this week. Even when it has been high the water clarity has been very good and so has the chinook fishing.

Mike Herzberg of Reliable Guide and Charters has been doing really well drifting the Kitimat. June 9th Mike drifted with his friend Alvaro. They hooked 4 Chinook and landed two. They released an 11lb jack and kept an 18 lb chinook. Mike also drifted on June 11th and landed another chinook with Mr. Pereria. Over the years Mike has evolved a relationship with an eagle on the Kitimat River. Mike catches a chinook and leaves the gut pile on a stump for his buddy the eagle.

Pat Oliver of Reliable hooked three chinook for his clients on Thursday but they were unable to land any of them. .Chinook are big tough fish and the sometimes sad reality is that anglers will not land them all. The more difficult the challenge the more rewarding the accomplishment. Such is the case with chinook fishing. Pat fishing with his buddy Gene Mattiuz landed a 16lb. chinook on Friday

There was two chinook landed at the Pump house Friday morning and one at the Big Spruce Friday night. There was also a report of a chinook landed above the Haisla bridge.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Tony and Caroline Deries caught 6 halibut and lost 2, largest at 82 lbs and smallest at 17lbs last week. To go with that they caught 1 dozen grey cod and 16 Dungeness Crab. They were fishing at Grant's Point at low tide. There were four of them fishing. Congratulations to Tony, Caroline and friends on a Great Day of fishing!

The Kitimat Harbour fishery has had some sporadic results this week. I fished Sunday June 8th with my friend Doug Rumley, my twin brother Rick and my nephew Derek. Rick boated a chinook 19 lbs and Doug landed one 24lbs.

Derek landed the biggest of the day, 46lbs. This unusual feature of this chinook was the colour. Although caught in the salt water on June 8th and covered in Sea lice this chinook exhibited spawning colours of a chinook caught in the river late July. Despite the colour the chinook gave Derek an exceptional battle that Derek won. Congrats Derek.

Wes Owens of Golden Adventures hooked four chinook on Monday June 9th boating two. Wes was guiding Italian clients from Nicholas Dean lodge.

Cosby Smith of Cosby Smith Fishing Adventures boated two chinook on Monday as well.
Dan Oneil reports catching a chinook on Thursday. Saturday June 14th, I had the pleasure of fishing with Ken Markiwski and Aaron. We boated a chinook 26lbs and lost another.

It seems that the Kitimat Harbour fishery is stronger when the river is low and declines a bit when the river height bumps up. This is typical phenomenon which has been occurring for years. It makes sense that the chinook would migrate into the river when the river height is higher.

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

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort

A 10 year old's first big Steelhead, or fish for that matter. What a great way to be introduced to angling. His father and brother came from New York with him to catch the fish of a lifetime at Nimmo Bay. Way to go Brandon. Mom's pretty proud as well.

Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)

To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine

Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.

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, 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)

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:
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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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 Jun 10, 2008; 01:09PM - BOOKING NOW for Chinook (King) Salmon guided trips
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows fishing guide Gord McKean (aka “splash Gordon”) with a beautiful, big Kitimat River Chinook (King) Salmon. Photo courtesy of Gill McKean of Westcoast Fishing Adventures

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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 June 1 – June 8, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Wow, the opportunity to catch a BIG Chinook (King) Salmon is here now! We have some decent river conditions. The weather has been pretty good all week and you can’t beat this early summer season. It has been a little on the cool side with the odd rain shower but this is good and helps the rivers shape up. Believe it or not the mighty Skeena is borderline (to fair) fishable. Normally, in a good year, thousands of Chinook Salmon are in the river heading upstream to their home rivers. The Salmon swim no matter how dirty the water is. If this water gets a little cleaner…watch out…the “bites” are going to be fantastic! Best places to fish are anywhere downstream of Terrace BC. Excitement grows from anglers and guides in the Terrace area for this opportunity and an anticipation of another good run. The only problem with this glowing scenario is we don’t know the size of the Salmon run yet. The lower Kalum has fresh Chinook (King) Salmon moving in and the knowledgeable guides know where to go and how to catch them. Fishing at the mouths of rivers where tributaries enter side channels of the Skeena River is also a good bet at this time i.e. the Exstew, Kasiks and Exchamsiks Rivers. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is still dirty. Thank goodness for the Kitimat River and other smaller coastal rivers and streams because if the big Skeena is un-fishable these smaller waters usually are. And ocean and lake fishing is fantastic. BTW - the Kitimat River is clean but fishing is only fair for Chinook. The run seems to be late this year. Check out the Ron Wakita report below for more detail.

The above photo shows six Japanese guests at Nicholas Dean Lodge. Mr. Tahara Yasufumi (bottom row – right side) was here 15 years ago. Nice to have a repeat guest even if it takes a few years. That’s me on the far left, second in from the far right is Gary Mills and far right is Chad Black. The dogs name is Ruger. They just finished two days river fishing for Chinook and are on their way to Prince Rupert for three days of ocean fishing. This is their fourth trip back for ocean fishing. The river fishing was slow for them.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- June 6/08 details of a BOOK RELEASE from Nimmo Bay Resort http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm
- June 7/08 on 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.

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
Chad Black
Gill McKean
Todd Haynes

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook and Trout for river. Chinook/Halibut/Bottom Fish/Crab for ocean.

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

Note: I was going to leave the above graph at only FAIR but since the ocean fishing has been so hot I moved it to GOOD.

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 40-pound Chinook Where: Skeena trib Angler: Greg Buck

WEATHER: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 13. Region normal: Max. Temp. 19 degrees C. Min. Temp. 7 degrees C. Sunrise 5:00 AM Sunset 10:07 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 River is borderline fishable. Lower Kalum River is fishable. Kitimat River is dropping and is fishable. Zymoetz (Copper) River is dirty. Most smaller coastal streams are 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: The water heights have been dropping all week and is now borderline fishable. This is what is needed to bring in the Chinook (King) Salmon runs.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end is fishable. Hopefully a good run of Chinook are still entering 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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2007 – 2009 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is still colored up.

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.

The above photos show some very happy anglers who decided to go ocean fishing for Halibut this week…as they wait for the river fishing to get red hot for Chinook. Photo courtesy Gill McKean of Westcoast Fishing Adventures

In Gill’s own words, “Here are a few photo's for a report from yesterday, what a 'BLAST' Austen, my son caught rat fish, dog fish, rock fish and of course the mighty Halibut. We even got broke off twice and I caught the same fish again with the hooks still in him!

Splash Gordon got spanked by a monster Halibut it was too funny! He is still talking about it!

Great day for the guides day OFF!

Hope you are all well…wish you were here to help us eat all this Halibut.”

Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of June 1 to June 7, 2008

Hello Anglers,

Water conditions have continued to improve on many of the rivers in the Skeena region over the last week. The majority of tributary rivers has dropped, and in many cases, has started to clear. Even the big river itself has been receding slowly, and is now in the “grey” phase. At this height and clarity, it is not quite fishable in all areas, but there are some locations which can be productive, such as clean seams, where water from cleaner tributary rivers enters the Skeena. Given similar temperatures over the next week, the Skeena should continue to drop and clear.

On the other hand, the Kitimat River has been clean for most of the week, and Greg and Sky have reported some success while fishing spoons and back trolling plugs from drift boats. The Chinook landed have been a little on the small side, around 20 lbs, but as the season progresses, more and larger fish will enter the Kitimat and Skeena drainages

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels…

Chad Black
Operations manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The Kitimat River has been in great shape this week and there have been a few chinook caught. There was a chinook caught at the Lower Dike on Monday morning. Brad Schmidt, construction worker working the Eurocan Shut down caught a 20lb chinook also at the Lower Dike after work Tuesday evening. Work hard! Play hard! Well done Brad.

Mike Herzberg of Reliable Guide and Charters fishing with his buddy Alvaro landed 21lb.Chinook on Friday. Mike and Alvaro also lost another Chinook on the same drift.

Terrance Reynolds also of Reliable Guide and Charters drifted this morning and they lost two Chinook, one right at the boat. As disappointing as it is to lose a fish so close to landing, it is an inevitable part of fishing that all anglers must come to terms with.

The Chinook run in the Kitimat River appears to be a little late this year and consensus of some hardcore chinook anglers is that they have had better results at this same period in previous years. We are on some big tides now and I suspect that catch rates will increase dramatically and so will the disposition of some chinook anglers. Fishermen are sure in a lot better mood when they are catching fish!

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The Douglas Channel is starting to produce some pretty good results. Doug Rumley and I boated a 25lb. chinook last Sunday. Shane Campbell of Shane's Fishing Adventures fishing with his buddy Vince Sealy and Vince's Uncle Wayne hooked seven Chinook landing four between 14lbs to 28lbs on Wednesday. They also boated six halibut on the same trip. Congratulations to Shane, Vince and Uncle Wayne on a great day of fishing!

My nephew Derek and I fishing with Derek's buddy Jordan boated a 20lb. Chinook this morning.(Saturday June 7th) Wes Owen of Golden Adventures boated a 28lb.chinook today as well and lost another one also in the Kitimat Harbour.

I agree with the local consensus that the chinook run may be a bit late this year but we are definitely seeing signs that the chinook run is picking up now especially in the Kitimat Harbour fishery and further down the Douglas Channel.


The above are Todd Haynes and Rob Vodola with some very nice Kitimat Douglas Channel Harbour Chinook Salmon that did not quite make it into the river. These fish were landed on Wednesday and were estimated to weight around 28-pounds each. Photos courtesy of Todd Haynes of Nautical West Charters

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, 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)

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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 Jun 2, 2008; 11:18AM - Guided Chinook Salmon 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 fishing guide Mike Holland with a beautiful, fresh Kitimat River Chinook (King) Salmon. Photo courtesy of Tracey Hittel of Steelhead Heaven

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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 May 25 – June 1, 2008
(Number 73)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week. The water is high but has started to drop. Dropping and cleaning is the best fishing conditions you can get. The lower Kalum has fresh Chinook (King) Salmon moving in and the knowledgeable guides know where to go and how to catch them. Fishing at the mouths of rivers where tributaries enter side channels of the Skeena River is also a good bet at this time i.e. the Exstew, Kasiks and Exchamsiks Rivers. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is still dirty. The Kitimat River has cleaned up starting to turn on with Chinook. Check out the Ron Wakita report below.

Re; Conservation, Please take a minute out of your busy day and cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm May 31st Conservation item and follow the links for directions how to send an instant fax right away. The more people from around the world getting involved the better. A wild Salmon will thank you for it.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- May 27/08 one item posted on “Special Guided Fishing Trips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
- May 31/08 on 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. 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, Chinook and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: FAIR

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 35-pound Chinook Where: Skeena trib Angler: Randy Marshall

WEATHER: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. UV index 6 or high. Region normal: Max. Temp. 19 degrees C. Min. Temp. 7 degrees C. Sunrise 5:06 AM Sunset 9:59 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: The Skeena River is very high and not fishable. The lower Kalum River is very high but fishable. Kitimat River is dropping and is fishable. Zymoetz (Copper) River is dirty. Most small coastal streams are 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: The water is very high and not fishable but it has started to drop. Yahoo! This is what is needed to bring in the Chinook (King) Salmon runs.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end is very high but still fishable.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2005 – 2007 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is high and dirty now.

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 Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of May 20 to May 26/08

Hello Anglers,

During Trophy Chinook season, large chrome fish ascend the Skeena River and will test every ounce of your gear and stamina. Here, a Nicholas Dean guest and Dustin pose with a bright fish prior to its release. Jim Stephenson Photo
The past week in the Skeena region has, for the most part, been a little on the slow side when it comes to fishing. The Skeena River has swelled from bank to bank, and its high, roily flows make fishing in some areas a difficult pursuit. Still, with knowledge of how fish behave in high water, combined with seasons of experience, our guides know some great places to fish, even given more difficult conditions. And presently, my prediction is that conditions look favourable for the remainder of the season. During the last few weeks, the snowpack has melted substantially, and it's easy to see the differences in colour on the mountains around Terrace as they turn from white to dark green. Perhaps most importantly, this should mean that water levels in June through August should resemble more typical annual flows, which is in stark contrast to last year. As many anglers are aware, last year featured record snowpack conditions, and the ensuing snowmelt elevated rivers to such an extent that many homes were flooded in Terrace, and the meltwaters still had influence on fishing until mid August. With lower flows in June, July and August, fishing conditions for Trophy Chinook Salmon should be quite good in 2008, and I for one look forward to setting out on my first foray for the Skeena's fabled Chinook!
On this note, it is worth mentioning that we still have several spaces available here at the lodge in late June through the first few weeks of July. In this time period, the Chinook run is well underway and, in a week of fishing, guests can expect to fish the upper and lower drifts on the Kitimat River, the Kitimat estuary if conditions are favourable, as well as the main channel Skeena. I can still fondly remember two days of great fishing last year on the upper drift of the Kitimat while fishing with Sky Richard. Dustin had suggested Sky give me some pointers on the basics of rowing a drift boat, and to get a little more experience on the oars. It just so happened that we were in the middle of the prime Chinook run, and we intercepted several fish between 15 and 30 lbs. If that's what you want to call it, I'll gladly 'learn' anytime! Though we sometimes pulled plugs through deeper pockets and along current seams, the majority of the fishing we did (and my personal preference) was casting heavy Gibbs spoons tight to logjams and near side channels. For me, it was one of my first experiences in seeing just how aggressive these fish can be. On many other rivers, my experience has been that your fly or lure has to be down deep, at the fish' level, on a dead drift. On the Kitimat, however, I had good success casting downstream and actually retrieving my spoon up current seams. It is experiences like these on the water - the behaviour of fish, and how each fish seems to have its own individual qualities at times - that really intrigue me. More often that not, you can always come away from a river having learned a lesson if you pay close enough attention...
As for the Skeena, you also have several different options for fishing. One of the most popular ways to angle for Chinook in the big river is to plunk on the bank (also called 'bar fishing') or out of an anchored boat. Back trolling with planers is also an incredibly effective presentation, as is back bouncing. Also, for the upcoming season, we intend on setting out with Spey rods in tow to swing large, bright flies on heavy sink tips and stout tippets to see if we can't entice a 'King' to the fly. We'll be sure to let you know how it goes. Or, why don't you give it a try yourself? Along with prime dates being available, we are also offering a 5% discount off selected week packages. So, if you've ever wanted to try fishing for these impressive game fish, there isn't a better time. Contact Noel anytime for more details...
Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels…

Chad Black
Operations manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The Kitimat River is in great shape right now. She was high and murky earlier in the week but has dropped all week and has cleared up nicely.

Typically the odd Chinook will be caught at the beginning of June and now with better water clarity we should start to see some Chinook caught this weekend. There was a 20lb Chinook lost at the Pump House pool last night.

I have two of my associate guides, Mike and Pat drifting the Kitimat this weekend. They are doing what I call 'homework drifts' in preparation for clients who are booked later this month.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Cosby Smith of Cosby Smith Charters boated a 25lb Chinook in the Kitimat Harbour on Wednesday. Sammy Robinson also reported catching Chinook this week in the Kitimat Harbour.

Ron Macsh reports catching two nice halibut down the Douglas as well as a pretty good bunch of Dungeness Crab. Ron also reports that he has boated five halibut to date this season. Congrats Ron to a great start to your fishing season.

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

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort



How does it get any better!!! For the female in your life bring her to Nimmo Bay where the fishing and the pampering are one in the same.

It's time to take the one you love to the very best place for her to embrace angling as you have. We have seen it happen many times and now perhaps it's your turn.

Contact Noel anytime with questions and book your trip now!

Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)
To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine

Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.

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, 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)

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


 May 19, 2008; 11:33AM - BC Fishing Guide REPORTING
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Chad Black, operations manager and guide at the Nicholas Dean Lodge with a beautiful, bright spring Chinook (King) Salmon released back into the river to spawn. It does not get any better than this my friends.

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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 May 11 – May 18, 2008
(Number 71)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been “extreme” this week. A couple of days of heavy rain and a couple of days of hot weather triggered a snow melt-off from the mountains. Most all of the rivers are very high and not fishable (i.e. Skeena and Zymoetz) now. The only river left in fishable condition is the upper Kalum. It is also very high but the water is relatively clean. From my experience, some of the best Chinook (King) Salmon fishing happens on the Kalum River when the water is high…and high it is today. Most of the isolated coastal streams are high but still fishable. Fishing the “clean seam” of a tributary river where they enter the Skeena is also a good bet (i.e. Exstew, Exchamsiks and Kasiks) under these conditions. Sometimes the BIG Chinook in the main stem Skeena swim into these clean pockets to clean their gills (at least that is the local fishing lore). Lake Trout fishing is good now. Also, might be a good time to consider ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Crab and Prawns. Kind of a plan “B” wouldn’t you think?

And, pardon me for bringing it up again, but my friends and I landed an 83-pound Chinook on the upper Kalum River on May 24, 1983, in high water conditions. This fish changed my life. http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/Articles-LANDING-A-RECORD-CHINOOK-by-Noel.doc

Sorry, but may I politely “push” you to read the May 17/08 item regarding “Conservation” because without fish we have nothing. This is the best news I have heard in a long time. The folks directly involved with this initiative deserve our heartfelt thanks. Cast below for the direct link and happy reading:
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- May 9/08 one item posted on “Market Place” http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm
- May 14/08 one item re last minute Chinook and Steelhead opening for guiding on the upper Kalum http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
- May 17/08 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. 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, Chinook and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: FAIR

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 30-pound Chinook Where: Skeena Tributary Angler: Randy Marshall

WEATHER: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers early this afternoon. Clearing this afternoon. Region normal: Max. Temp. 17 degrees C. Min. Temp. 6 degrees C. Sunrise 5:23 AM Sunset 9:38 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: The Skeena River is very high and not fishable. The lower Kalum River is high and in poor shape. The upper Kalum River is high but in good shape. Kitimat River is high and dirty. Zymoetz (Copper) River is dirty. Most small coastal streams are 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: The water is very high and not fishable. This is what is needed to bring in the Chinook (King) Salmon runs.

KALUM RIVER: The water in the low end is very high and dirty. The dirt is coming in from small creeks. The upper end is high but still fishable.

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: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam, where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes, the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the clean water in search for scent of their home river.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

EXSTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean seam.

Note: the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very low end. Please check 2005 – 2007 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is high and dirty now.

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 Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of May 11 to March 17/08

Hello Anglers,

Even in high water the best guides can get you into Chinook, pro guide Greg Buck holds the tail square so his client can get a good photo. This is one huge fish!

We are now faced with some very challenging fishing conditions. Earlier in the week, there were severe rainfall warnings for the North Coast, particularly in Prince Rupert and, to a lesser extent, inland areas like Terrace and Smithers. All told, Terrace was supposed to have received 50-60 cm of rainfall which, when combined with two days of hot weather and melting snowpack, has elevated rivers beyond fishable levels. The Skeena is high and dirty, as are most of the tributaries which feed it. Once the meltwater influence has dropped, clean seams on the main channel Skeena will likely be good areas to try for Chinook fishing.

Alternatively, many of the lakes surrounding Terrace start to have excellent trout fishing this time of year, and taking a pontoon or belly boat into hard-to-reach places can provide rewarding fishing.

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels…

Chad Black
Operations manager
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: Early this week the Kitimat River was still producing some bright Steelhead particularly in the lower river.

Jesse Houston hooked two Steelhead on the fly Sunday at the Kitimat Hatchery Run. Jesse also landed another one on Tuesday. Alfie Tome landed one on Tuesday May 13th as well. These were bright fish and Jesse reports other bright Steelhead being caught by other anglers.
I had the pleasure of drifting Sunday and Monday with two good friends, Greg Funk and Kelly Auld. We landed four steelhead but Kelly landed the brightest most pristine Steelhead I have seen this season. In my humble opinion Steelhead especially females are truly amongst nature's more beautiful creations. It is always a treat for me to fish with friends who have moved away but return to share the passion of fishing Kitimat River. Thanks for the memories Greg and Kelly.
There seems to be a late run of bright female Steelhead migrating into the lower Kitimat this week. The middle and upper Kitimat is producing the odd bright steelhead, some not so bright and a larger number of kelts. (spawned)

Typically the Steelhead catch tapers off dramatically during this time of year but with the abnormally low water we experienced earlier in the run may have delayed some fish and caused this late surge of fish we are seeing in the lower river.

There was a chinook lost at the pump house on Thursday. Many anglers were anxious to fish for the early Chinook run this May long weekend but we received a healthy amount of rain on Friday followed by some hot weather and the river water level rose 4 1\\2 feet. At the time of writing this report (Sunday morning) the Kitimat remains high but is dropping. The forecast is calling for lower temperatures on Sunday and Monday so hopefully the river will drop enough to fish for the last part of the May long weekend.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: We received reports of a couple chinook caught in the harbour early in the week but a large number of boaters were launching to fish the May long weekend. A favorable forecast and a long weekend is the perfect recipe to enjoy an extended trip down the Douglas Channel. For many local boaters is has become an annual event. Stay Tuned to this report for the results of this weekend's catch.

Good Luck and Good Fishing to all! Ron

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

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort

This picture proves that there is value in History. Father Jack and daughter Heather Morgan have been guests at Nimmo Bay since 1985.

There are Steelhead fishing again, but paused to once again be immortalized. I have never met a more dedicated father and daughter angling team than the Morgans. They have caught a lot of fish over the years, both Steelhead and Salmon. We should see them for a few more years as they both are in good health and still love to fish.

Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)

To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine

Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.

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, 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)

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
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To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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