Noel Gyger reports. Light rain showers with highs to +7 degrees Celsius. Rivers in good shape hopefully the light rain forcasted for the weekend will not hurt them. Kalum River is fishing well for both Steelhead and Coho. Skeena River is still a little colored up and Steelhead and Coho fishing is slowing down as most of the runs have gone through.
Kitimat River especially lower end is fishing slow for Coho as most of the run made it up river with the recent high water. Please don’t fish for the dark spawing fish. Coho closes October 31st. Fishing for Coho on the Kasiks River, Exchamsiks River and Extew River is very slow as most of the fish have made it high up river and the water is too low for the jet boats to reach them. Morice River and Bulkley River are both a bit high but have been dropping and clearing every day. Water democratize is dropping quickly. Water temperature on the Bulkley is 39. Heavy frost on Monday night and now we have snow/rain this morning which will probably bump up the levels again. Kispiox River is in good shape; both levels and clarity. Steelheading has been good but with the heavy frost Monday night, and snow/rain this morning conditions are less than ideal. Sorry, no report for Babine River. Lakes in Smithers area: A new dock has been put in at Ross Lake near Hazelton. This creates a great platform to practice your fly-casting or take your kids out for some fishing fun. Couple of 14″ Cutthroats were caught last week trolling leach flies. Ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Prawn and Crab good out of the ports of Kitimat, Stewart and Prince Rupert.
If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2015 you can contact Noel Gyger at, www.noelgyger.ca .