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Fishing Report for Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert, BC.

Posted on February 22nd, 2010

noel_gyger_graphicWeather is good. It feels like spring even though we are still in the middle of winter.  We will take it.  Lots of folks are heading out for some winter Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden Char and Steelhead fishing with both fly and conventional gear. The water is extremely low.  The fish are spooked with the bright sunny days so a stealthy approach is needed to catch them.  The upper end of the Zymoetz (Copper) River is closed to angling (as of December 31, 2009) to protect the “wintering over” wild Steelhead. To be clear just the upper reaches of the river are closed but one still may angle on the very low end, just make sure you fish below the boundary at the first canyon.  I heard Steelhead fishing is good, especially on the fly rods.  Trout and Dolly Varden Char are also being caught. The Kalum River is open to angling all winter.  I have heard of some good Steelhead catches but the boys had to work hard for them.  It is mostly walk and wade as the water is way too low for a jet boat.  The Kitimat River is in good shape and is open all winter for fishing. Cutthroat Trout are the usual target but a few Steelhead have been hooked also. Need some high water to bring in more Steelhead.

If you would like to book a guided fishing trip, you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .

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