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 May 5, 2008; 11:56AM - Steelhead Fly Fishing Guide Terrace BC 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 Francis Timmons of Quebec with a bright, 19-pound hatchery male Steelhead landed on the Kitimat River this spring. Photo by: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters.

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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 April 27 – May 4, 2008
(Number 69)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week but staying on the cool side. It rained a little but not heavy. The main snow melt-off from the mountains has not started yet. We need warmer weather for that to happen. The water has been coming up slowly all week but is staying in fishable shape on most rivers. This is just what is needed to move in more Steelhead and Chinook (King) Salmon from the ocean. Conditions are near perfect on some rivers. The Kalum is clean and fishing good. The Zymoetz (Copper) is dirty and in turn is coloring up the Skeena into which it flows. The Kitimat River remains low but the Steelhead fishing is still pretty good. See the Ron Wakita report below for more detail. The Skeena River is borderline fishable and Steelhead are being caught along with some early Chinook fresh from the ocean. This is a good time of year to start doing some bar fishing before the river gets too high. Both fly and spin rods are working well. There is still time to book your trip in May for both Steelhead and Chinook, contact me anytime for available dates and all the fine details of who, what, where, when and why.

When May comes around I cannot help but think of Chinook (King) Salmon on the Kalum River. Actually, this is the time, everything being normal, when you can catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Cast here http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/Articles-May-2nd-on-the-Kalum-by-Noel.doc to read an article I wrote about on such a day. The guides still have a few days open so if you are interested in booking a trip contact me anytime.

The photo was taken many years ago. I am sorry I cannot recall the name of the young fellow but we all had a great day of fishing for Chinook on the upper Kalum this time of year. It was a family and friends fishing day and I think everyone caught a fish. It doesn’t take long to get the young folk “hooked on fishing” with catches like this.

The upper Kalum River is a non-retention fishery for BIG Chinook. One is allowed to keep a “Jack” which is a small fish under 65 cm up until May 24th. The truth is you don’t catch many small ones. I think this regulation, which has been in effect for many years now, has resulted in the returns of big fish being allowed to grow back to their historical numbers.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Apr 23/08 one tips & techniques video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- Apr 30/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- May 2/08 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. 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: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 25-pound Chinook Where: Skeena Tributary Angler: Julian Smith

WEATHER: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Becoming windy this afternoon. High 10. Region normal: Max. Temp. 16 degrees C. Min. Temp. 4 degrees C. Sunrise 5:49 AM Sunset 9:13 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 is borderline fishable. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is clean. Zymoetz (Copper) is dirty. 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 has colored up and is borderline fishable. Fishing for Steelhead has been good if you know where to go and what to do. I have reports of Chinook (King) Salmon being caught. WOW, this is great…Steelhead and Chinook on the same day.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is very good…and the Chinook…are coming in also.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for Steelheaders to enjoy. Water is 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 April 27 to March 3/08

Hello Anglers,

Warming temperatures combined with moderate amounts of rainfall have helped raise water levels in the Skeena and its tributaries. While the Skeena itself is high, dirty, and not easily fishable, some of its tributaries are, and fishing has generally been good over the last week. One of our long time repeat guests, Julian Smith, landed a white chrome 25 lb Chinook, and I’ve heard other reports of even more Chinook being landed. These fresh fish are aggressive and hold one of the greatest opportunities for hooking (but not necessarily landing!) Chinook on the fly during the fishing season.

Steelhead fishing has been superb on a few different coastal rivers that we fish, though access can be a long, laborious task. A ride through the Ocean, timing of the tides and snow are all factors that must be considered, and it wasn’t until last week that we were able to fish some of these gems. However, the wait was very much worth the effort, as guests Martin Walker and Ron Mallory hooked 9 Steelhead in one day and Jeff Bright and Julian Smith hooked 11 Steelhead another day. Jeff Bright has called this time frame “Adventure Steelheading,” which I think is a very suitable name, both for the fish available and the wild spaces they are pursued in…

Jeff Bright jeffbright.com drifts and swings his fly through a bouldery pocket on a remote coastal stream. Though hiking and trudging your way through snow and rocks is almost always a given, the rewards are usually well worth the effort.



After carefully working through a prime run, Jeff Bright jeffbright.com connected with this gorgeous Steelhead. These fish are chrome, fresh from the Ocean, and 'mean.'

The Salmon fry hatch appears to be in full swing now, and all trout species, including Cutthroat, Rainbow, Bulls, and Dolly Varden have been taking advantage of these easy meals. Stripping and swinging fry patterns on a dry line can be a very effective strategy and accounted for several trout yesterday for Dustin.

With Spring Chinook fishing well underway, we are also looking forward to our Trophy Chinook season on the Kitimat and Skeena, from June through late July. This is the time period when, arguably, the largest Chinook in the world ascend these great rivers. If you’ve ever wanted to try landing Salmon that are almost always in control of the fight, fish so large that all they have to do is turn broadside in the current to make your reel scream, this is a season for you. Warmer temperatures and superb fishing make this a popular season, and spaces during prime periods do tend to book quickly. Give Noel a call or email today and you’ll understand why so many clients book with him – not only is he one of the most knowledgeable anglers around, he’ll also be able to put together a package that works with your schedule and needs. Make your casts this Summer with our guides, and you will undoubtedly understand what I mean when I say “tight lines and screaming reels…”

Best of luck 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 lower Kitimat River produced some fresh bright females earlier this week. Aubrey Gerstel from Chetwind who has been fishing the Kitimat Hatchery run most of this week witnessed nine steelhead hooked on Wednesday April 30th with five landed. Four of these were bright females. Aubrey landed two Steelhead on Thursday and exercised his option to retain a hatchery Steelhead. Regulations allow one hatchery steelhead per day may be harvested on the Kitimat River. Once an angler harvests a hatchery steelhead on the Kitimat River he or she must immediately record the steelhead on the back of their fishing license and 'can no longer fish those waters for the remainder of that day'. In simple terms, once you keep a hatchery steelhead you must stop fishing the Kitimat River for the rest of the day.

I drifted on Saturday with Ron Egan and Richard Vello. We hooked seven Steelhead and landed four. Two of these fish were pretty bright, two were a bit colored and one was a kelt (spawned out). The other two we didn't get a good look at. It is typical for this time of year to catch Steelhead in the various colours and stages of the spawning migration.

There were two Chinook caught in the lower Kitimat River this week, one at the Pump House pool. This is a unique time of year when Steelhead and Chinook can be caught on the Kitimat River at the same time. I think when I am finished this fishing report I am going to take my spey rod and join Aubrey down at the Hatchery Run.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Most boaters are crabbing and bottom fishing. Not much has been reported from the Douglas Channel this week. Harbour fishing for Chinook will start very soon.

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

Once again Nimmo Bay is ready for another season of Heli-fishing and fun filled adventures. As you can see here the reels are made ready with lines and flies to address the waiting steelhead. First guests arrived May 2nd with the anticipation of a good catch. Stay turned for more reports as the year progresses.

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

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Home page: www.noelgyger.ca




 Apr 28, 2008; 11:38AM - Guided Spey Fly Fishing Terrace BC at its BEST
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Adam Munshaw with a huge Kalum River male Steelhead caught this spring. This fish was more than triple the size of his previous personal best Steelhead from the Great Lakes. Adam and his Dad came all the way from Ontario to fish the Kalum and really enjoy the country side and of course the fishing. Thank you for sending the photo.

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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 April 20 – April 27, 2008
(Number 68)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week. The water heights are about the same as last week and staying in shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) is clean and fishing is good. The Kalum is very clean and fishing is very good. The Kitimat River remains low. See the Ron Wakita report below for more detail. The Skeena River is clean and Steelhead are being caught.

I would just like to point out the two new video clips posted on the website this week. One shows me landing a beautiful Steelhead with my spin rod. The other video shows Chad Black giving a few spey fly fishing tips. The direct links are shown below.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Apr 21/08 one steelhead video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- Apr 22/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Apr 23/08 one tips & techniques 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. 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

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 20-pound Steelhead Where: Kitimat River Angler: Dave

WEATHER: Periods of rain. Becoming windy this afternoon. High plus 11. Region normal: Max. Temp. 14 degrees C. Min. Temp. 3 degrees C. Sunrise 6:04 AM Sunset 9:00 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 is low and in good shape. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is 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 is in good shape, low and clean. Fishing for Steelhead is good if you know where to go and what to do.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is very good. The water has come up so it is much safer for boating.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for Steelheaders to enjoy. Water is clean now and the fishing is pretty good.

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:

SAFETY FIRST: Drift boaters are cautioned about the log jam above the Power Lines. It is possible to portage around the log jam but it is somewhat tricky. Smart money says to beach the boat upstream and walk down and take a good look to chart the path first.

The Kitimat River earlier this week dropped to exceptionally low levels. Despite the tougher fishing conditions caused by the low clean water there were some big steelhead caught. There were six steelhead reported this past week which were twenty pounds plus including the steelhead included in this report.

This steelhead was landed by Dave from Smithers last Sunday. I guided Dave when he hooked this beauty. When Dave first set the hook and saw the tail come out of the water we thought that it may have been a Chinook. This was the largest Steelhead that Dave has landed. Congratulations Dave!

The Kitimat River this year has produced bigger than average Steelhead than I have seen in a long time. Vince from the Kitimat Hatchery also has observed similar results. Vince also comments that the brood collection team has caught mostly males with females yet to come. We had some rain on Thursday which caused more Steelhead to move up river. Brian Boudreau and Brian Apps drifted Thursday and hooked seven Steelhead on their drift. Congratulations to Brian and Brian.

It has started to rain as I am writing this report on Saturday and the forecast is for more rain for this weekend. With the rise in the river level should bring more Steelhead into the Kitimat River particularly some females. Stay Tuned! Tight Lines!

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Pat Oliver and Clayton Harker went down the Douglas Channel and managed to catch a small halibut and a bunch of crab. Other boaters were heading out for the weekend and were not returning until Sunday evening. Most were fishing for halibut and crab which is typical for this time of year.

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

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

Home page: www.noelgyger.ca




 Apr 21, 2008; 01:32PM - Terrace BC Fly 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 with a gorgeous, bright Kalum River Steelhead caught on April 18, 2008 within ten minutes of starting to fish. Cast to Video Clip 0048

================================
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 April 13 – April 20, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: It has been mostly cool, cloudy with scattered rain all week but the weekend is very nice. And the water is up – but still clean…yahoo! I guess I can say it now…conditions are near perfect. The guiding clients have been doing very well especially those who book multiple days. Multiple days mean they get to experience different rivers, pools and runs. I was tempted to move the fishing gauge from good to excellent. The Zymoetz (Copper) is clean and fishing on the low end is good. The Kalum is very clean and fishing is very good. With a “bump” of water the Kitimat River is fishing well for Steelhead. See the Ron Wakita report below for more detail. The Skeena River is clean and Steelhead are being caught.

Don’t spread this rumor but we have already caught our first Chinook (King) Salmon on the Kalum River this year. It happened on April 3rd. Sky Richard was the lucky angler. Soon, we may be able to catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. Now that experience will change your life. I know, it changed mine back in 1980.

I have a report of guiding clients “just about” landing a Steelhead on the Kalum River that was estimated to weigh over 25-pounds. It got away before they could get the photo.

I also have a report from my friend Rob Vodola who was fishing with a friend on the Kitimat River after work for a couple of hours and hooked-up with a couple of very fresh Steelhead just in from the ocean. Rob landed his fish a big wild male estimated to weigh over 20-pounds…plus. He said it was the most beautiful Steelhead he had seen this year. Even with the low water the fish are still making it upstream.

Check out a brief report of the day Chad Black and I had on the Kalum on April 18th.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Apr 10/08 one video clips posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm under new category “Tips and Techniques”
- Apr 17/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Apr 18/08 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. 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 and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD*

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

WEATHER: Sunny with cloudy periods. Windy. High plus 5. Region normal: Max. Temp. 13 degrees C. Min. Temp. 2 degrees C. Sunrise 6:20 AM Sunset 8:47 AM

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 is low and in good shape. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape and has come up about one foot since last week. Kitimat River is very low and clean and is starting to come up a bit also.

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 in good shape, low and clean. Fishing for Steelhead is good if you know where to go and what to do.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is very good. The water has come up so it is much safer for boating.

April 18, 2008 Chad Black and I had an opportunity to fish together for a few hours on the Kalum River. Chad's favorite way to fish is with his Spey fly rod. He is a pro fly caster. It didn't take him very long to catch his Steelhead (see: Photo of the Week) and what a fresh fish it was, bright and clean. It must have just come in from the ocean this spring. I managed to shoot some video and still shots.

Did I say, I caught a Steelhead also. I caught mine spinning with a light silver spoon. Chad shot some video and stills also with his camera…so check back early next week when I will have had a chance to edit and post it on the website. We also caught Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char. It was just a GREAT day fishing.

Both our fish were females Chad’s estimated to weigh 10-12 and mine 12-14-pounds.

Chad gave me some very good Spey Fly Fishing Tips and Techniques on video (soon to be posted)…stay tuned…it is only going to get better.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for Steelheaders to enjoy. Water is clean now and the fishing is pretty good.

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 April 13 to April 19/08

Hello Anglers,

The prevailing low, clear water conditions on the Skeena and its tributaries changed last week as rainfall and snowmelt inundated rivers. Though the Skeena has a little more colour to it, it has been fishing well during the past week, and some very fresh Steelhead have been caught there. Other rivers have redeveloped their natural glacial colour, which Steelhead seem to feel more at home in. Though the fishing has been a little spottier than in previous weeks, the Steelhead are still in the rivers in good numbers, and the game is more about finding aggressive fish. Guests at the lodge last week hooked into several Steelhead on the fly, ranging from large bucks with prominent red stripes, to white chrome fish with a hint of pink in their cheeks. Another group of Italian anglers who were guided by Greg and Dustin experienced some great fishing on light spoons cast to deep, swirly pools.

The next week is forecast to be a warm sunny one, which will hopefully continue to melt snow and raise river levels. An increase in water levels will no doubt bring more fresh fish into the Skeena system which, as water temperatures rise, will be very strong fighters. And perhaps most striking, the warmer weather will allow us to access some of our favourite remote coastal Steelhead rivers. These are creeks and small rivers where 20 lb Steelhead can be sight fished as they hold behind large boulders in clear water. More on this adventure next week…


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:

Anyone drifting the Kitimat River please beware of the log jam above Powerlines!

The Kitimat River water level went up earlier this week due to some rain we had last weekend. With the rise in the water the Steelhead catch rates were pretty good earlier in the week through out the river particularly in the upper end. The higher water levels encouraged more Steelhead into the river and also caused more Steelhead to migrate up river. I managed to land one on Sunday and another on Monday evening. Tuesday evening after work I was fishing with Francis Timmons from Quebec and he managed to land another one in the upper river. Pat Oliver also landed one about 18lbs. on Wednesday up river. Many other Steelhead anglers reported good success as well.

After the rain stopped and with continuing colder temperatures the river has dropped steadily during the latter part of this week and the catch rates have dropped off in the upper river. The lower cleaner water level has created more challenging conditions although Randy Marshall of Randy's River Guiding reported landing a 12lber with his client on Saturday.

There seems to be more Steelhead holding in the lower drift and the wider deeper Steelhead runs in the lower portion of the Kitimat has produced more fish. One drift boat has reported hooking five Steelhead landing three in the lower drift on Friday. We have some higher than average tides in the next few days which should help bring some fresh Steelhead into the Kitimat. I suspect that the higher tides will bring more fresh Steelhead into the Kitimat River but the lower river level will cause them to hold in the lower portion. To test this theory I plan to drift the lower portion tomorrow morning. Stay tuned!

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: We have experienced some high winds in the Douglas Channel which has caused little to no activity. Accordingly not much to report from the Douglas Channel.

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:

The above photo is from a few years ago and shows Robert Tomes, a repeat guest, with his BIG Steelhead landed on the Kalum River while Spey Fly Fishing.

*** 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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Home page: www.noelgyger.ca




 Apr 14, 2008; 01:56PM - Terrace BC Fly 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 repeat guest Yvonne Williams and her guide, Greg Buck, pose with one of many Steelhead that she landed during the last 3 days while fishing at the lodge. She caught the majority of her fish on 'the Heather,' an intruder-like fly fashioned with black and blue feathers. Photo by: Mike Kenyon

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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 April 6 – April 13, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: It has been mostly cool, cloudy with scattered rain all week. I never thought I would say I hope it rains but we really do need something to get the water levels up. I had a good look at the rivers and it appears they have started to come up. The Zymoetz (Copper) actually got dirty, not surprising for this river. I guess if we had a streak of hot weather that would do it and down will come the snow pack from the mountains. Savvy fishermen and fishing guides have figured out how to keep the bite going for Steelhead despite the low water conditions.

Speaking of savvy guides check out a report from host Jeff Bright and guide Dustin Kovacvich below:

Jeff says, “I'm happy to come to you with a glowing report from my first visit to the Skeena and Nicholas Dean Lodge this year. Guest Martin Walker and I found near-perfect conditions and good numbers of willing fish, including one heavy buck that taped out to 22-23 pounds. Also, encouraging was the number of large, bright female fish. Hopefully, this will translate into a productive spawn and forecasts strong runs this summer and fall.” Photo credits: Jeff Bright. Check out the full trip report at http://www.jeffbright.com/travel/tripreports/08_mar.html

BOAT RAMP Fishermen’s Park boat ramp on the lower Kalum River is now open. The parking lot has been graded. Everything is in good shape.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Apr 3/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Apr 8/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- Apr 10/08 one video clips posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm under new category “Tips and Techniques”

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.

FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:

Chad Black
Ron Wakita

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

WEATHER: Showers. Windy. High plus 6. Region normal: Max. Temp. 12 degrees C. Min. Temp. 3.7 degrees C. Sunrise 6:36 AM Sunset 8:33 AM

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 is very low and in good shape although a little colored up from the dirty Zymoetz (Copper) River but still very fishable. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape and starting to come up a little bit. Kitimat River is very low and clean and is starting to come up a bit also.

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 in good shape, low and clean although a little colored from the Zymoetz (Copper River). Fishing for Steelhead is good if you know where to go and what to do.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. The water is very low, so one must be very careful if using a boat. I have heard of one jet-boat smashing the bottom pretty good in a shallow rocky tail-out.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for Steelheaders to enjoy. Water is dirty.

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 April 6 to April 12/08

Hello Anglers,

It seems as though we’re finally starting to receive some of the rains more commonly associated with the early Spring season. Though it might make the fishing experience a little wetter and colder, the change in conditions is a positive one for waking up lethargic fish and bringing in fresh “chromers” from the large waters of the Skeena. The fishing for the guests at our lodge during the past week has also reflected this. On their first day of fishing, Mike Kenyon and Yvonne Williams had a fantastic outing – all in all, hooking several Steelhead on the fly. See Photo of the Week. Perhaps even more significant, the last pool of the day actually surrendered two Steelhead – at the same time! Double headers are one of those rare feats in Steelhead fly fishing that simply don’t happen very often, and I’m sure that Mike and Yvonne will remember this day for a long time to come.

For those of you who might remember, Yvonne was the lucky angler to have hooked and landed the largest Steelhead seen at the lodge last year. The fish was conservatively estimated at 27-28 lbs, a monstrous fish. For Yvonne, there was another fish that “got away” this year, having wrapped her line and leader around a large midstream log, a fish so large she figured it was similar in size to last year’s fish. Paying your dues in Steelhead fishing is sometimes a lesson that needs to be learned, albeit the hard way, but the rewards are almost always worth the effort…

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: With the weather staying colder the Kitimat River remained very low. Some anglers commented that we needed a little rain to bump the river level up to encourage more Steelhead into the river. We received snow Friday morning and it changed to rain and has rained well into Saturday. The river is looking good with the higher water and more Steelhead should be migrating up the river. Al Skender and his fishing partner hooked three Steelhead Thursday morning landing two. Ariel Kuppers landed a 16lb. Steelhead Saturday morning. He also landed a pretty nice Dolly Varden. Many other steelhead have been reported.

Driftboaters are cautioned about the log jam above Powerlines. Mike Herzberz who took the picture of the log jam (included with this report) comments that 'it would be very difficult to portage around the log jam'. Thanks Mike. Good Luck! Tight Lines!

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Not a lot to report from the Douglas Channel which is typical for this time of year. Most boaters are de-winterizing their boats in preparation for the upcoming season. The boaters that are venturing are mostly crabbing and doing a little bottom fishing.

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.

2008 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

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




 Apr 7, 2008; 01:22PM - Terrace BC Steelhead Fly Fishing Guide
 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 with a beautiful, female Steelhead landed on the Kalum River on April 2, 2008

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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 March 30 – April 6, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week. I guess spring has finally arrived. The water on all the rivers is still extremely low. The Steelhead fishing is very slow on some of the rivers and fair to good on others. The trick now is to know where the Steelhead are holding and adjust your terminal tackle accordingly (small) and fish un-spooked water. And if you hook a fish…rest the pool. I guess a bonus is that the fishing pressure is light. The lower Zymoetz (Copper) River is still holding a few Steelhead and a few fresh ones are coming in now. A few fishermen are starting to fish on the main stem Skeena River looking for that spring run Steelhead. In the meantime lots of Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char to keep the fishermen entertained while waiting for Steelhead. I went fishing with a couple of friends today on the Kalum River, check out my report below.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Mar 27/08 one update posted on “Quality Waters Strategy” http://www.noelgyger.ca/quality-waters.htm
- Mar 28/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Apr 3/08 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.

FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:

Andrew Rushton
Chad Black
Ron Wakita

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: FAIR

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: approx 17- 20-pound Steelhead Where: Kalum River Angler: Noel Gyger Note: one pound heavier than Robby’s fish

WEATHER: Cloudy with very light winds. High plus 10. Region normal: Max. Temp. 11 degrees C. Min. Temp. 1 degrees C. Sunrise 6:53 AM Sunset 8:20 AM

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 is very low and in good shape. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is 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 is in good shape, low and clean.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. The water is very low, so one must be very careful if using a boat. I have heard of one jet-boat smashing the bottom pretty good in a shallow rocky tail-out.

- April 6, 2008. Hugh Ormerod, Rod Vodola and I went fishing on the Kalum today. We were the only boat on the river. The water is very, very low and we could only fish one good pool. That pool was kind to us as we each landed a Steelhead. Mine was a big male in very good shape around 17-20-pounds. Rob’s fish was a bright female around 16-pounds. Hugh’s fish was a small male around 5-pounds. We hooked at least six Steelhead and landed three in a very short day. We started at 9 AM and finished at noon. We also hooked a few Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden. So the action was good considering the conditions. I shot a video clip of Rob’s fish and will edit and post it on the website soon. I also got some great still photos. This is the lowest water level (for this time of year) I have ever seen on the Kalum in all the years I have been fishing it. The water is usually at least three to four feet higher and a dark green colour. Oh well, nothing we can do about conditions, just adjust to them.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for Steelheaders to enjoy. Fishing there has been good.

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 March 30 to April 5/08

Hello Anglers,

We’ve been very fortunate to have some great weather during the last few weeks, but the downside is that rivers have become very low and clear, making fishing a little more difficult. In many places on the Skeena and its tributaries, it is now possible to wade in tail outs and riffles that you wouldn’t think of trying in normal conditions.

Still, more fresh fish are arriving weekly to complement the Summer, Fall and Winter run fish, and when the prevailing conditions change – either a little more colour in the rivers, or higher flows, or both – the fishing will follow suit. Despite the conditions, it was a great weekend to get out fishing and a friend and I spent the weekend swinging large flies on sink tips in some fantastic water, all the while practicing our casting. Doing a little recon when the water is low will also help you understand where the lies are and why, which will invariably help later on…

We were also pleasantly surprised to run into Noel, Rob and Hugh on the river this morning and it was great to hear that they had run into a few nice Steelhead. I have to say that I was a little envious, but realize that I just have to pay my dues, and wait for the next pull. It’s only a matter of time…

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels,

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

Fishing Report from: Kalum River Lodge for the Week of March 30 to April 5/08

Hey everyone how’s it going? Me and Andrew did a 1/2 day drift on the upper Kalum River today (April 2nd) and hooked 5, but only landed 2. Water is clear, cold, but the fish fight like %^$^! Great water to get them on the fly! Here are the pics I took with Andrew holding the fish, what a great half day. Wish you were here!!! Take care. Tony

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: Spring is here but the reminders of the unusually harsh winter that we had are still apparent. The mornings still have a bite of cold with the odd morning still producing some frost on the ground. The enormous snow pack on the mountains is a constant reminder of the amount of snow we received this winter. The temperature of the next few months and accordingly, the rate of snow melt will have a major influence on the fishing conditions that we will have to deal with.

Early in this year's Steelhead season with the temperature staying colder than normal, the Kitimat River has stayed very low and clear. The low river conditions have slowed the migration of fish into the river and most of the steelhead that have been reported are in the lower river. There were three steelhead landed on the Island across from the hatchery and the Lower Dike has produced both Steelhead and some trout this weekend. Steelhead are reported to be spotty in the upper river by most anglers but two fly fishers said they had an outstanding day on Thursday. John said 'with the low clear water the steelhead were pretty spooky but were able to do really good swinging a fly'.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: There were some herring reported in the harbour this week but only for a short time. A twenty pound Chinook was reported caught trolling in front of Eurocan on Wednesday but we still have not spoken to the lucky boater.

Crab and halibut are also the focus of boaters. Tidal water anglers are again reminded to be aware of the changes to the halibut quotas.

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

LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Thanks for sharing your wonderful rivers and country. Hope to make it back soon. Best wishes.” – Patrick Marlborough, California

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

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

2008 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

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




 Mar 31, 2008; 12:08PM - BC Steelhead Fly 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 a beautiful, bright Steelhead about to be released back into the Kalum River this spring.

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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 March 23 – March 30, 2008
(Number 64)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week. Maybe spring has arrived. The Steelhead fishing is good for both spin and fly rods. A Steelhead of over 20-pounds was landed this week. Only problem is the water levels on most of our rivers is still extremely low making it near impossible to get around with a jet boat. No problem for the drift boats and the rafts. The spring melt off on the mountains has not started yet. The fishing pressure is light also. The lower Zymoetz (Copper) River is still holding a few Steelhead and a few fresh ones are coming in now. I have a report of a few fish being caught on the fly rod. A few fishermen are now starting to fish on the main stem Skeena River looking for that spring run Steelhead. In the meantime lots of Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char to keep the fishermen entertained while waiting for Steelhead. See a Nicholas Dean Lodge report below. See a Kitimat River report below.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Mar 22/08 two quotes posted on “Quality Waters Strategy” http://www.noelgyger.ca/quality-waters.htm
- Mar 27/08 one update posted on “Quality Waters Strategy” http://www.noelgyger.ca/quality-waters.htm
- Mar 28/08 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 and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD*

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: approx 21-23-pound Steelhead Where: Skeena tributary Angler: Martin Walker

WEATHER: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 6. Region normal: Max. Temp. 10 degrees C. Min. Temp. 0 degrees C. Sunrise 7:11 AM Sunset 8:07 AM

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 is very low and in good shape. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is 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 is in good shape, low and clean.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. The water is very low, so one must be very careful if using a boat. I have heard of one jet-boat smashing the bottom pretty good in a shallow rocky tail-out.

March 29, 2008 the water was so low my friend and I could only make it to three good pools with my jet boat. We did manage to hook three Steelhead and land two, one dark spawned out (kelt) female about 8-pounds and one dark male about 4-pounds…which is well below the average size for this river. The low, extremely clean water and the bright sunny day may have had something to do with the slow action. The fish had to be very spooky. Anyway, we still had a lot of fun.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for Steelheaders to enjoy. Fishing there has been good.

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 March 23 to March 29/08

Spey fishing is a popular method in fishing the Skeena and its tributaries. In addition to being an incredibly effective tool for covering water, Spey casting is just plain good fun. Katy Sexton Photo

The Steelhead available in the Spring months on the Skeena and its tributaries are large, strong fish that respond well to a variety of flies and lures fished deep. This chrome hen took a black and blue fly on the swing in the middle of the pool. Katy Sexton Photo

Hello Anglers,

Our 2008 Spring Steelhead season has started off incredibly well, with a strong showing of some very big fish on the Skeena and its tributaries. Guests Jeff Bright and Martin Walker have had the lodge to themselves over the last week, and have ventured out with their Spey rods in tow to swing flies for some of the largest Steelhead around. Being the keen anglers they are, they wanted to fish the same afternoon they arrived in Terrace, and after only a few hours of fishing, Jeff landed a 14 lb Steelhead on one of his artistic patterns. And from that day on, their fishing only improved.

Last year, Martin had somewhat of a discouraging start to the Spring, with only a few fish in a week’s fishing. This year has been a different story though. Martin has landed over 10 Steelhead, with most of the fish being in the 10 to 18 lb range. He even landed one very large buck that was 39 inches long and had a 22 inch girth – between 21 and 23 lbs according to Sturdy’s formula. It could be argued that for all good things you have to pay your dues. I think that Martin would agree…

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: Spring is here but this week only during the afternoons. We experienced warm, sunny weather in the afternoon but in the mornings it has either snowed or remained frosty cold. Only in the North West can we get all four seasons in the same day. The effect of this erratic weather on the river conditions is that the river is staying very low and clean.

The Trout fishery continues to be very spotty this year but there have a few reports of Steelhead. Jody Dennil's nephew caught a small Steelhead (6 lbs.) while they were fishing for trout. One of our staff in our tackle store, Jesse Houston caught about a 10lb. steelhead in the lower river. The Kitimat hatchery staff reported landing a Steelhead while they were collecting brood stock for Cutthroat.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The better weather conditions has been enticing more boaters to get out fishing but the Winter Chinook fishery continues to be very spotty. Most boaters are de- winterizing their boats and getting organized for the fishing season. Crabbing seems to be the focus right now and should evolve to bottom fishing. Anglers are reminded to review new regulations especially halibut catch limits.

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

LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “The 2007 season has come and gone…the fish numbers may have been low, but remarkable experience were high! Thanks to all for hard work and hospitality. Eagerly looking forward to March – fish on” – Jeff Bright, California

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

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

2008 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

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




 Mar 24, 2008; 01:27PM - British Columbia Fishing Guide
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows me with a beautiful, bright female Steelhead landed and released on the Kalum River last week. It was a GREAT day fishing!

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

Home Page: www.noelgyger.ca

Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated March 16 – March 23, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week (little rainy at times) and the Steelhead fishing is good for both spin and fly rods. Both the upper and lower sections of the Kalum River are in good shape and the water is very low. The spring melt off on the mountains has not started yet. The fishing pressure is light also. The lower Zymoetz (Copper) River is still holding a few Steelhead and a few fresh ones are coming in now. I have a report of a few fish being caught on the fly rod. The ice that was a problem earlier has melted. A few fishermen are now starting to fish on the main stem Skeena River looking for that spring run Steelhead. In the meantime lots of Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char to keep the fishermen entertained while waiting for Steelhead. See a Kalum River report below. See a Kitimat River report below.

BOAT RAMPS: The Kalum River boat launch in Fishermen’s park near town is closed for now as repairs are being done. The ramp on the other side (Kitsumkalum First Nations) is open. Be careful when jet boating as the water is extremely low.

Kitimat and Terrace prepare to welcome visitors to the area. We are all looking forward to a good tourist season this year.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Mar 18/08 one Steelhead video clip #0046 posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm

- Mar 22/08 two quotes 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. 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:

Craig Murray
Ron Wakita

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: approx 10-pound Steelhead Where: Kalum River Angler: Brent Mailcouy

WEATHER: Flurries or rain showers with a risk of a thundershower. High plus 4. Region normal: Max. Temp. 9 degrees C. Min. Temp. 0 degrees C. Sunrise 7:46 AM Sunset 7:40 AM

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 is very low and in good shape although sections of the river may still have some icy sections along the edge that may drop into a deep pool. Please be very careful waking on this ice. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is 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 is in good shape, low and clean and most of the ice is all gone.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. The water is very low, so one must be very careful if using a boat.

March 18, 2008 I went fishing with my friends Rob and Brent on the upper Kalum. We noticed on arrival at the boat ramp the water had dropped even lower than it was the last time we were out. This limited the number of pools we could access to fish. It did not matter as we fished for only a half a day. Last time out Rob and I hooked seven Steelhead but it was slow this time, we hooked only two. Out of those two Brent landed a dark Male that weighed around 10-pounds. I decided to shoot a little video. Here is the direct link to the video clip Video Clip 0046 Brent's Kalum Steelhead. Hope you enjoy it. The Kalum River gives up a mix bag of Steelhead this time of year some have just come in and some have been wintering over. This male probably has been wintering over looking for a bright female!

I have been asked about the landing net Rob and I use many times. It is called the Rushton Landing Net and is oblong in shape specifically designed to hold a fish in deeper water for a more gentle “catch and release”. The “mesh” is very soft. Using the net keeps the fish off of the rocks (shore line) which may damage the fish if it “flops” around. Using the net is less stressful on the fish as it keeps the fish in the water so that it can breathe. For more information on the net contact me anytime or cast to their website at http://www.rushtonlandingnets.com

We noticed the fishing guides were out and their clients were fishing with Spey fly rods. Hope they had some luck.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for Steelheaders to enjoy. Fishing there has been good, now that the ice is gone.

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 March 9 to March 15/08

Sorry no report this week.

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 weather continues to get milder with sunny days and blue sky but there is still a cold bite in the air in the morning.

More anglers are getting out on the river fishing for cutthroat trout and maybe the odd Steelhead. The trout fishing seems to be a bit spotty right now. Pat Oliver managed to catch a couple small ones on Thursday and the comments are the same from other anglers. There was a Steelhead reported landed on the island across from the Kitimat Hatchery. 'It was big and bright' said Justin Lowes who witnessed the Steelhead being landed from across the river.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: As reported last week herring came into MK Bay Marina to spawn but they didn't stay. They moved in for a day and then moved out again. With herring activity spotty so are the fishing results. There have been a few boats trolling for Winter Springs but with little success. Most boats are concentrating on crabbing. The fishing should improve as more herring migrate into the harbour to spawn.

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

Ladies & Gentlemen – Your table is ready …. In a Restaurant that is never crowded!!!

Spring Steelhead will start soon. Book your trip with Noel 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:

2005/2007 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007

2006/2007 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/intro.html
Effective April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007

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

LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Your lodge gets better each year. The food was great and enjoyed the guides. Super.” – Dennis Channing, Washinton, USA

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

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

2008 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

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




 Mar 17, 2008; 01:47PM - Fishing Guide Terrace BC Canada
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Rob Vodola with a beautiful, wild Kalum River Steelhead landed on March 14th. At this time of year the males are usually brightly colored like this one and the females are more silvery with a single lateral red strip down the middle. This was the biggest fish of the day estimated to weigh between 12 and 15-pounds.

================================
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 March 9 – March 16, 2008
(Number 62)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week (but snowing today) and I was finally able to get out fishing. My good friend Rob Vodola and I fished for Steelhead on the Kalum River on March 14. We fished only a half day but still managed to hook-up with seven beautiful Steelhead and landed four. They were two bright females, one bright male and one big dark male (see photo of the week). In our opinion this river has a good run of Steelhead. The water is still very low and extremely clean and I think the fish were spooking on large terminal tackle. This river is now open for guiding on March 15. Check below for another photo from our day of fishing and a little story.
The snow and ice are going fast but please be careful fishing around melting ice.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Mar 4/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Mar 8/08 one update #3 re Skeena “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. 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.
LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: We still have a few spots open for the spring Steelhead fishing on the upper Kalum River in March and April. We guide from drift boats, rafts or jet boat and fish a five mile stretch that has 27 pools. We match however you like to fish using both fly and spin methods! On average and under good conditions each boat can expect to hook about six to a dozen fish per day. The most fish hooked from one boat was 27 on March 27, 1997. The lodge record 32-pound Steelhead was landed the first week in April. Good fishing should last until April 30 or until the water is too high from the spring melt-off.
Available dates are:

-- March 31 to April 6, 2008 - 6 spaces
-- April 6 to 12, 2008 - 4 spaces
-- April 20 to 26, 2008 - 2-4 spaces

At this point, we are offering a 10% discount off the 2008 rates as a promotion.

Chinook start showing up third week in April and first week in May and one may hook both Steelhead and Chinook in the same day. Talk about fun. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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:

Craig Murray
Ron Wakita

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: approx 15-pound Steelhead Where: Kalum River Angler: Rob Vodola

WEATHER: Periods of snow changing to periods of rain this afternoon. High plus 3. Region normal: Max. Temp. 8 degrees C. Min. Temp. -1 degrees C. Sunrise 7:46 AM Sunset 7:40 AM

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 is very low and in good shape although sections of the river are frozen over. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is 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 is in good shape, low and clean but it is frozen over in a few areas. This is normal for this time of year. Soon the ice will be gone.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. The water is very low, so one must be very careful if using a boat.

A little story about this fish: I caught this fish on a light spoon. It hit real hard and fought like heck. When Rob got it into the net for me we looked at the fish and we could not tell if it was a male or a female. It had a funny looking head, not the typical small mouth of a female or a large mouth of a male. We decided it must be a male…anyway…a fresh one at that. No wonder it fought so hard. Something else we noticed was it had a set of two (tied in tandem) single barbless hooks still in its mouth, the kind that the ocean fishermen use. This fish must have been hooked in the ocean and broke off but the hooks remained in its mouth along with about six inches of fishing line. The tandem hooks were tied with what looked like 40-pound test, so how this fish got away is a mystery. In the photo you can still see the scar marks from those hooks. We wondered if those hooks had anything to do with the shape of it’s head? We have to admire the survival instinct of these fish. It is at least 140 miles to the ocean and here he is coming home to spawn.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for winter Steelheaders to enjoy. The lower end is frozen over but is melting fast.

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: When I first started to write this report on Friday I intended to rave about the warm, sunny spring weather we have been having this past week. It is now Sunday morning and as I sit down to submit this report I look outside and we got another dusting of snow. Winter just does not want to end this year.

The access roads into the Sawmill and Humphrey’s Creek have been plowed I believe by the Kitimat Hatchery.

There have been some cutthroat anglers out fishing but only a few fish to report.

There has been a couple of Steelhead reported to have been spooked out of the shallow water as the anglers were wading along the river. It is still early for Steelhead but it is nice to see signs of some early fish. The peak month for Steelhead on the Kitimat River is usually April.


DOUGLAS CHANNEL:

There have been more boaters this week getting out getting their first feed of crab of the season. Dungeness crab is a welcome treat for most boaters and is the incentive to get the boats out of winter storage and into the water.

The herring have started to migrate into the Kitimat Harbour to spawn. The majority of the herring spawning activity to date is in M.K Bay Marina on the east side of the harbour. They were first observed in large numbers in M.K Marina on Friday so I drove down to Moon Bay Marina on Saturday (March 15th) to see if there was any activity on the west side of the harbour. There was no herring activity on this side yet and the wind was creating some pretty big waves.

Consequently there were no boats out trolling to catch the winter springs that followed the herring into the harbour. There were some anglers in our tackle store gearing up with herring jigs to catch some herring. There was one angler who was going to try some live mooching right off the dock at the marina. This 'Live mooching' technique involves catching a live herring, rigging the live herring with a tandem hook set up and a small weight and simply feed out enough line to allow the herring to swim around to attract a feeding chinook. You then put the mooching rod into a rod holder and wait for a feeder chinook to eat the herring. It is a pretty cool way to fish and it is only possible to fish with this method this time of year when the live herring are available. The other added feature of this method is that you can continue to catch herring while you are watching the mooching rod.

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

I’m through being your C H U M. I thought we were friends. But, now look at the predicament you got me into. I can’t breathe and what looked like a tasty morsel I just bit into, had no flavor at all, and it was really tough. So much for the gourmet food you promised. We’re finished and if I ever get back home, all my other fishin buddies will know that you’re out for just one “Thing”. I thought you really loved me and you even said you would respect me in the morning, for going along with this stupid idea of yours, Fishing!

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:

2005/2007 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007

2006/2007 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/intro.html
Effective April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007

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

LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Awesome place for fishing/photos – huge thanks. Will be back!” – Henry Gilbey, England

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

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

2007 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

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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Home page: www.noelgyger.ca




 Mar 10, 2008; 01:14PM - fishing guide terrace bc
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Jacqueline Pendlington with an extremely bright Chinook (King) Salmon landed while ocean fishing. Jacqueline is the wife of Mark Pendlington producer/host of Sportfishing BC television series. This nice photo is a reminder we not only have great river fishing but great ocean fishing also.

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

Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated March 2 – March 9, 2008
(Number 61)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Everyone welcomed the warmer weather that finally showed up. Even with the unseasonably cold weather both spin and fly fishermen hooked Steelhead although the spin fishermen had a distinct advantage over the fly fishermen. Most dedicated fly fishermen will tell you that it is not the number of fish they land it is the whole experience combined. The water is very low and in excellent shape but it may be too low for jet boats. As far as we can tell the Kalum River has another good run of winter Steelhead in it and the fresh spring runs should be coming in also. The snow has melted enough so one can launch a boat now.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Feb 28/08 one item re last minute openings at a discount price http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
- Mar 4/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Mar 8/08 one update #3 re Skeena “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. 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.
LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: We still have a few spots open for the spring Steelhead fishing on the upper Kalum River in March and April. We guide from drift boats, rafts or jet boat and fish a five mile stretch that has 27 pools. We match however you like to fish using both fly and spin methods! On average and under good conditions each boat can expect to hook about six to a dozen fish per day. The most fish hooked from one boat was 27 on March 27, 1997. The lodge record 32-pound Steelhead was landed the first week in April. Good fishing should last until April 30 or until the water is too high from the spring melt-off.
Available dates are:

-- March 31 to April 6, 2008 - 6 spaces
-- April 6 to 12, 2008 - 4 spaces
-- April 20 to 26, 2008 - 2-4 spaces

At this point, we are offering a 10% discount off the 2008 rates as a promotion.

Chinook start showing up third week in April and first week in May and one may hook both Steelhead and Chinook in the same day. Talk about fun. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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:

Craig Murray
Chad Black
Ron Wakita

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD

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

WEATHER: Periods of snow mixed with rain changing to rain this morning and ending late this afternoon then cloudy. High plus 5. Region normal: Max. Temp. 6 degrees C. Min. Temp. -1 degrees C. Sunrise 8:03 AM Sunset 7:26 AM

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 is very low and in good shape although sections of the river are frozen over. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is low and clean and the ice is melting.

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 in good shape, low and clean but it is frozen over in many areas. This is normal for this time of year. Soon the ice will be gone

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. The water is very low, so one must be very careful if using a boat.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for winter Steelheaders to enjoy. The lower end is frozen over but is melting fast.

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 March 2 to March 8/08

The weather has finally started to cooperate and rivers are now back into decent shape in the Skeena region. Rivers are running that seductive shade of green that is often so conducive to good Steelhead fishing. Though water temperatures are cold and clear, Steelhead and Bull trout have been receptive to small and medium sized flies, as well as spoons and other gear fished deep and slow.

A few weeks from now we will be welcoming our first guests for our Spring Steelhead season. Large, aggressive wild Steelhead will be the target and this often proves to be one of the more reliable times of year to entice a trophy. If you enjoy making long casts with your spey rod, or seeing the quick drop of your float as a Steelhead takes, this is a great time of year. And with a 10% discount off 2008 rates and a few dates still available in prime weeks, there isn’t a better time to hunt for that Steelhead of your dreams. 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: With the weather getting milder it seems that we are finally starting to see the signs of Spring. Another indicator is that we also set our clocks ahead one hour. The river is completely free flowing and the snow is receding away from the waters edge. Justin Lowes and Justin Little drifted with pontoon boats and reported no obstructions. They also reported no fish but they said 'they had a great day on the river'.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The milder weather has encouraged more boaters to get out on the Douglas. Pat Oliver and his group got out Friday and report their full limit of crab. The first feed of dungeness crab in the spring is a welcome treat after a long winter. The only report of winter springs is still 'Fish Trap' which is still a ways out. We should start to see some herring coming into the Kitimat harbour to spawn any time now. With the herring, the winter spring fishery in the harbour will follow.

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

Premature catch and release. I’m outa here. I hate my picture taken. Try again.

But this would never happen to you, would it??

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:

2005/2007 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007

2006/2007 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/intro.html
Effective April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007

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

LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Thanks to everyone for a great trip. Wonderful country – lots of fun.” – Gary and Jason Hartwick, California

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

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

2007 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

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




 Mar 3, 2008; 05:27PM - Guided Spey Fly Fishing 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 Troy Adams a repeat guest of Kalum River Lodge with a nice spring Steelhead landed on the Kalum River in April last year. Troy loves to fish with his spey fly rod and will be back again this spring.

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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 February 24 – March 2, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Day time air temperatures have been warmer and more and more fishermen are getting out and trying their luck. The ice is rapidly melting and more runs and pools are available to anglers. There is quite a bit of snow on the banks and trails but it is melting fast. Soon the boat launches will be free of snow also. Kitimat river is opening up nicely also. See the Ron Wakita report below.

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

- Feb 23/08 one item posted on “Special Guided Fishing Trips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
- Feb 24/08 one wildlife photo posted on “Scenic Photos” http://www.noelgyger.ca/for-sale-videos-dvd-photos.htm
- Feb 28/08 one item re last minute openings at a discount price http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm

NOW BOOKING FOR 2008 Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the 'best' fishing guide and/or fishing lodges. 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 and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: Fair

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

WEATHER: Periods of snow mixed with rain. High +3. Region normal: Max. Temp. 5 degrees C. Min. Temp. 0.5 degrees C. Sunrise 7:20 am Sunset 6:12 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: The Skeena is very low and in good shape although sections of the river are frozen over. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is low and clean and the ice is melting.

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 in good shape, low and clean but it is frozen over in many areas.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good as long as one can “brave” the weather and snow conditions. The water is very low.

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

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for winter Steelheaders to enjoy. The lower end is frozen over but is melting fast.

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 February 24 to March 2/08

Hello Anglers, the weather has warmed up considerably and folks are fishing again. Looking forward to when we start guiding again in a couple of weeks on March 15th.

Available dates are:

-- March 31 to April 6, 2008 - 6 spaces
-- April 6 to 12, 2008 - 4 spaces
-- April 20 to 26, 2008 - 2-4 spaces

At this point, we are offering a 10% discount off the 2008 rates as a promotion.

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 weather this week continued to warm up and we were starting to think that spring was in the air. We had blue sky and the afternoon sun was actually quite warm. The snow banks started to shrink and just when we thought winter was finally coming to an end we got another dump of snow on Thursday (Feb 28th). The snow has not deterred Ariel Kuppers and Pat Oliver from getting out fishing for Cutthroat. They caught and released five cutthroat last week and Ariel continued to catch a couple almost every outing.

They went out on Friday only to find a bunch of anglers in their favorite spot. Such is life in the fishing world. Where ever the fish start to group, fishermen will find them. Pat said that they fished a couple of other holes but didn't catch anything. This is typical fishing for cutthroat this time of year. The fish are grouped up in certain holes and will stay there for long periods of time. The trick is to find them. 'We'll find another spot' says Pat.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: There have been reports of feeder chinook been caught down the channel at Fish Trap.(25 miles out). The same boater also reported catching a King Crab. He also reports seeing some balls of herring. This is a good sign for the Harbour fishery for 'winter Springs'. They should be working their way up the channel to this end. There has been more boaters gearing up to fish the Kitimat harbour this weekend. Typically the hearing should come into the harbour to spawn and the feeder chinook will follow the herring. There is a small window
of opportunity when there is some really good Chinook fishing and the herring are also a lot fun to catch, especially for the kids. Stay tuned to this report as I will update this fishery as it evolves.

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

Double your pleasure, double your fun
Fish with a friend, under the sun
Let them jump, let them dive
Let them take off and run
Then you know that life has begun

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:

2005/2007 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish
Effective April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007

2006/2007 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/intro.html
Effective April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007

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

LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:

To: Nimmo Bay Resort: “Even for world travelers and sportsmen who have hunted and fished in many beautiful and remote locations. I cannot imagine that they have experienced anything quite like what you offer at Nimmo Bay.” Eddie Smith Jr., Chairman and CEO, Grady-White Boats

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “What an experience! Thank you for a great week!” – Kurt Arens

GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:

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

2007 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

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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Home page: www.noelgyger.ca




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