Feature images shows Tracey Hittel with a trophy BC tributary Chinook salmon.
Noel Gyger reports. Mix of sun and clouds with highs to +3 degrees Celsius by Sunday. Skeena River is low and in good shape BUT mostly frozen over in some spots. Steelhead are being caught where you can find open accessible water 🙂 Please be careful running your jet boat as water is very shallow and be careful waking on the ice. Coho fishing closed October 31st. Tyee Test Fishery showed a record run of Steelhead this season. Coho run was way down this year. Kalum River is in fair shape and fishing well for Steelhead. Both fly and spin fishing are working well. Kitimat River is closed to Salmon fishing and is just about all frozen over. Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape (mostly frozen over) and Steelhead are being caught in open water. Note this regulation: No Fishing upstream of the sign at the transmission line crossing (downstream of Zymoetz Canyon) Jan 1 – June 15. Steelhead fishing below this closure is still permitted. Ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Prawn, Dungness and Alaska King Crab is good out of Kitimat.
If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2018-19 contact Noel at www.noelgyger.ca .