Noel Gyger reports. We had some heavy rain during the week but it mostly stayed in the mountains as snow. Fishin Char using fly, spin and conventional gear was fair. The Skeena River and most of thetributaries are coloured up but still fishable. The Kalum River is in good shape andfishing for Steelhead and Coho is fantastic! The Kitimat River water level had some drastic fluctuations in water levels again this week. The water visibility in the main stem Kitimat River was poor for most of the week but started to clean for the weekend. The anglers who had some success catching Coho fished the upper Kitimat or the confluences of the tributaries and/or in the tributaries. There was very little fishing in the Douglas Channel this week. The recent Halibut closure to recreational sector discouraged many boaters from bottom fishing. Prince Rupert had strong winds and heavy rainfall this past week. There has been no fishing report to issue, although some diehard fishermen have taken to the water for a fresh feed of Crab. Kispiox River; It is raining in the area today and river conditions can change very quickly but as of now the river is holding well. The water is high but the clarity is good. Fishing has been a bit slower in the last week. The Bulkley River has come up with this new rain and is high and coloured. Above Telkwa the clarity is decent but below is a cementy green. As of now it is fishable, but this rain could change things. Steelhead fishing has been good in the last week; fish are there but conditions are not great. The Morice River is high but so far the clarity is good. Fishing has done well for most and yesterday there was 3 feet visibility. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is clean enough to fish and I have many reports of some great Steelhead catches with both fly and spin rods. This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Ariel Kuppers and Tracey Hittel.
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