2 Feb 2011 - Book Your Chinook Trip to BC Now
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger January 23 to January 30, 2011

Dear Fishing Friends:

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

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River Reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week

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

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 12-pound Steelhead from the Kalum River. Ocean: none reported this week

Ron Wakita: Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC

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

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

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

Good Health, Good Fishing

Sincerest regards, Ron Wakita

Preliminary Salmon Outlook for 2011

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

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

Skeena Region Outlook

Lower Range - below target
Upper Range - near target
Lower Range - conservation concern
Upper Range - abundant
Lower Range - below target
Upper Range - abundant
Lower Range - conservation concern
Upper Range - abundant
Brood escapement good, above average returns expected.

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

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

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