Noel Gyger reports. Winter is here! Snow on the trails and ice forming in the rivers and lakes. Steelhead are the main target fish now on a few very special rivers. Trout (Cutthroat and Rainbow) and Dolly Varden Char are always available in the rivers, streams and lakes.
Skeena River: River is in good shape. WARNING: Ice along edges so please be careful. Most of the Steelhead have gone through but there is still a chance to catch some. Trout and Dolly Varden Char fishing is very good and is available year round. Reg: all wild Steelhead everywhere in British Columbia are catch and release. The Steelhead run is very strong.
Kalum River: Both lower and upper sections are fishing well for Steelhead. This river seems to have all three runs of Steelhead, spring, summer and fall. The fall run, from my experience, is the largest. So if you are coming to the Kalum to fish for Steelhead I would suggest the fall, starting mid September to end of October. The fishing guides can guide from April to November 1. If you are interested to book a trip contact me anytime. Guides and rod-days are very limited on this river so book soon. WARNING: Jet boater be very cautious as a few new channels on the lower end have formed and logs are nearly across the river.
Zymoetz (Copper) River: The water is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fabulous. I’ve had reports of some great catches. I have also heard it is very crowded Monday through Thursday but not so on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This is probably due to new regulations put in this year
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .