Noel Gyger reports. Skeena River is in fair shape but â€œstainedâ€ with a little brown colour. This river usually has a good run of spring Steelhead. I have reports of some good catches of bright spring fish. So get out there and try your luck. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round.
Kalum River is in good shape but very low. Fishing for Steelhead is good although with the low water they â€œspookâ€ very easily.
Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair but water is very, very low. Fish are spooky. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair.
Kitimat River is producing Steelhead but the catch numbers are not what they should be during this time of the season. The low water conditions combined with the colder water temperatures have also created some tough fishing conditions. We need some warm weather or rain to bring up the water levels. I guess we should be careful what we wish for. Rising water should bring in more spring Steelhead.
Douglas Channel; with the good weather, I have reports more boaters heading down the Douglas Channel for the weekend. Many are targeting Halibut, Bottom Fish, Salmon, Crab and Prawns. See Important Halibut Information in the Ron Wakita section below.
Prince Rupert; reports excellent catches of Chinook Salmon. Most of the Chinook are staging now and they will start to migrate up the Skeena River soon.
To book a river or ocean guided fishing trip you can contact Noel at, www.noelgygler.ca