9 Dec 2010 - Winter Steelheading
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger

November 28 to December 5, 2010

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Mix bag of weather this week with rain and snow with milder temperatures. Excellent weather for winter Steelheading.
The Skeena River is in good shape but getting very late for good Steelheading. Most fish have gone through.
The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good.
The Kitimat River is very low and clean and the fishing conditions are excellent. The winter elements of the snow and lower temperatures prevail but if anglers dress appropriately the Trout fishing on the Kitimat River has been outstanding. I spoke to Lori from MK Bay and she noted that there not a lot of boats out this week fishing for Winter Chinook. Check out the Ron Wakita report below.
Prince Rupert; As predicted, the Winter Chinook have arrived. For those fishermen who venture out looking for some action on the water, I have heard of many anglers catching their limit of Chinooks in the past several days, averaging from 5 to 25lbs. If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me anytime. There is a New! guiding and fishing destination for 2011 being developed in the far northwest of BC and Alaska Rivers where you can fly or spin fish for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout until your arms drop off. Click on the Fishing Report BOOKMARK 'Gary Miltenberger - New Destination Stikine River BOOKING NOW for 2011' Check out the full report for this great news and much, much more... This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Ariel Kuppers, and Jeff Carlson. Thank you to the fishing guides who sent reports and photos. It is very much appreciated!
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New Items on Website

- December 1, 2010 One New item (conservation)
http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
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River Reports Weather - Normal temp - Sunrise & Sunset - Tyee Test Fishery Tides Hydrometric Data

Kalum River
Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing is excellent for Steelhead. Please do not target the Coho as it is closed and most of them are on their spawning reds now. Both spin and fly is working well.

Lakelse River
Is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is excellent. Please do not target the Coho as it is closed and most of them are on their spawning reds now. Both spin and fly is working well.

Skeena River
The Skeena River is in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair but it is getting late for Steelhead.

Zymoetz (Copper) River
The water is in fair shape. I have had reports of excellent Steelhead catches using both spin, conventional and fly gear.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
GOOD

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

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 15-pound Steelhead from the Kalum River. Ocean: 20-pound Winter Chinook
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Tracey Hittel Kitimat Lodge

Welcome to Kitimat Lodge
Experience the best in coastal fishing.
Rivers teeming with Salmon and Steelhead flowing into the saltwater of the Kitimat Region
Lodge caters to freshwater and saltwater clients from around the globe
Lodge capacity is 24 guests per week, 18 suites in all, privately located on the cliffs carved by the Kitimat River
Walking distance to Kitimat River
Located mouth of Douglas Channel
Our sea-run Steelhead season begins March 15th and we target all 5 species of Salmon until December 1st
Make Kitimat Lodge your destination for 2011
We are open 365 day a year

Tight lines. Tracey Hittel
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Ron Wakita: Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC

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

Kitimat River
The Kitimat River is very low and clean and the fishing conditions are excellent. The winter elements of the snow and lower temperatures prevail but if anglers dress appropriately the Trout fishing on the Kitimat River has been outstanding.
There are not lots of anglers who venture out in the winter but the ones that do have had very good success.

Nov 3 One angler reports that 'my fishing partner and I landed over 40 trout'. 'one was over 4lbs' Wow! Congratulations!