At this Spring Fishing & Boat Show I bumped into Joel Theriault who we had the pleasure of shooting many shows with when we worked with Air Ivanhoe. Joel is a float plane pilot and excellent guide. At the show he told me about the trophy brook trout fishing he has access to with Air Ivanhoe. Hereâ€™s his invite,.
â€œI hope your having a great holiday season. I was thinking about the shows we did a few years back for bass, walleye, and pike … and thought about that invite to do a spring / early summer brook trout and lake trout trip. We never did connect the following year, and I wanted to just let you know the invitation is still there if you’re wanting to return (and most importantly, can find the time).
Ice out brook trout fishing is always a blast, as shown in the attached picture from last spring. At any rate, happy fishing … and keep us in mind if your interested in venturing back into the Foleyet, Ontario neck of the woods.â€
Joel, the offer is too good to refuse! Those brookies are huge!! Paul Lord from our office will be following up with you while Iâ€™m filming in India.
You have my attention Dan. Iâ€™ll have Paul Lord from our office follow-up with you.
Out of all the rainbows we caught yesterday only one male had an old lamprey scar on it’s side. Back in the 80′, it was normal for almost all the rainbows we landed to have one or more lamprey scars or “holes” on it. It’s nice to see how well the lamprey controls the MNR have put in place has worked over the years.
Gamakatsu #4 Finesse Widegap hooks. Most steelheaders use hook sizes from #8-#12, but I have found that when the water is turbid, the larger-gap hook works much better. I did not loose any fish that I hooked! My line of choice was the Sufix Titanium Plus yellow monofilament line with a 6 lb. test Sufix fluorocarbon leader. That will be all the rainbow trout fishing until the end of April. Time to pack for our northern India filming trip.
To view the MNR Kid’s Fish Art Contest Winners – please follow this link: http://gallery.me.com/jbutterill#100277
Grade 10 to 12 Winner and Overall Winner
Image: Burbot, title â€œBottom of the Lake”
Grade 7 to 9 Winner
Image: Burbot, title â€œThe Star of the Showâ€
Grade 4 to 6 Winner
Image: Burbot, title â€œOne and Onlyâ€
Well done winners!
Noel Gyger reports. Weather was excellent all week. Lots of sun shine and warmer than average day time temperatures. Guided Fishing started on March 15th on the Kalum River.
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 in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is slow. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair. Lake ice fishing is good. Beware of thin ice!
Kitimat River is iced up and snowed in. This has caused the river to be reduced to narrow channels. Despite these conditions, some anglers still went fishing. The warmer weather will help the situation. Trout fishing this week was excellent.
Douglas Channel; I have not heard anyone fishing the Douglas Channel at all this week but they will be heading out soon with the warmer weather.
Prince Rupert: With the beautiful weather weâ€™re having it looks and sounds like this weekend should see lots of fisherman heading out for some fun on the water. Everybody is getting their boats dusted off and ready for another season. Canâ€™t wait for the fishing reports to start rolling in.
If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert, or you would like to book a guided tributary trip with Noel, you can reach him at, www.noelgyger.ca .
Sorry we were not able to meet! However, we did have the opportunity to meet and chat with Italo and Barb! That I have to say was one of the highlights’ of our day! I’ve attached a picture for you of; my husband (Dale), myself, Italo and Barb. In addition, we mentioned to Italo and Barb that if they are ever down fishing on the Bay of Quitne to let us know. We would love to go fishing them!
Hope all is well and I do hope we get the chance to meet in the not too distant future!
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