When rivers blow out go ocean fishing! Here is Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge cooking up fresh caught Prawns for his clients to enjoy while his guests limit out on Bottom fish, Halibut and Salmon (most times Did I say Shrimp, Dungeness and Alaska King Crab too?
Noel Gyger reports. Cloudy with showers and highs to +16 degrees Celsius. This stretch of “hot weather – now rain” is causing major show melt which is bringing up the rivers. Kalum River Steelhead are in the river now Chinook are in the river now. You now have a chance to catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. WOW it does not get any better that that! Guiding started April 1st. Note: Kalum has 4 runs of Steelhead, fall, winter, spring and summer. Skeena River in a brown colour and fishing is difficult. Zymoetz (Copper) River ~ Steelhead are in but water is too high and dirty to fish. Kitimat River is fishing well for spring Steelhead; lots of Trout fishing available also. Ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Prawn and Crab good out of the ports of Kitimat and Prince Rupert.
If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2016-17, you can contact Noel Gyger at, www.noelgyger.ca .