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Good salmon runs starting in Terrace, BC and area rivers.

Posted on May 15th, 2015
Look for trophy cohos like this one to start running in the Kitimat River this coming fall!
Look for trophy cohos like this one to start running in the Kitimat River this coming fall!

Noel Gyger reports. Weather mostly sunny and chance of showers with highs to +23 degrees Celsius. Skeena River is not in good shape around Terrace but may be borderline fishable by the weekend. Go west; we think you will find better conditions. Tip: try fishing the clean water of the Skeena tribs such as the Kasiks, Extew and Exchamsiks where they join up with the Skeena, theory is the Chinook come into this water to clean their gills. Reg: you can only fish for Chinook below the Highway 16 bridges. Kalum River is in good shape both lower and upper ends and the Steelheading is fantastic! To me, this is the BEST time to fish this river. Go get em! Chinook will be coming into this river anyday now and then you can catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. WOW it doesn’t get any better than that! Guiding started on April 1st.

Zymoetz (Copper) River is dirty. The upper end closed Dec 31. One can fish only in the lower end now. Reg: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below Zymoetz Canyon), Jan 1 – June 15. Kitimat River has been fishing well for Steelhead and Trout but the river is coming up and getting dirty. I have a report there is a good number of Steelhead are in the river this year. Ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Prawn and Crab is still good out of the ports of Kitimat and Prince Rupert.

If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2015 you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .

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