Douglas Channel, British Columbia fishing report.

Posted on May 26th, 2013

[nggallery id=871]Tracey John Hittel reports. This week guests came from Red Deer Alberta and with Halibut size reduced to 60lbs the fellas were tipping the scales as boy oh boy we hammered some nice ones. With Halibut prices ranging from 20-30$ a pound jigging one up fresh from the sea is well worth the effort for fresh fish.

I’ve attached some very nice Halibut pictures from the Douglas Channel as well a picture of the historic fish cannery in Butedale. BC. This facility opened in 1908 and was home to many immigrant fishermen. The day would start with a mother ship taking small non motorized boats to points of interest, then in the evening the mother-ship would tow the boats and the catch back to the factory in Butedale. We stayed overnight in one of the many buildings that housed the workers for many years. We even had power for the nite as the facility is self sufficient with hydro electricity.

On this overnight trip we limited out on our Halibut and enjoyed a morning at the Bishop Bay Hot Springs for a warm bathe in the natural pools, before heading back to Kitimat, BC. To finish this report I’ve attached a pic of today’s Chinook fishing on the Kitimat River as pro guide Ariel put his client into a fresh, with sea lice, and a fight like non other, for his client. The June season is creeping upon us and we anticipate a good run of salmon into the Douglas Channel.

Guests requiring our service for Hot Springs Tours and fabulous scenery, look no further than our quality of guides and staff at our Kitimat Lodge.

If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Tracey, you can contact him at, tjhittel@telus.net .

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