Kitimat BC, Chinook Fishing Update.

Posted on July 15th, 2009

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Tracey John Hittel reports: The past couple of weeks has gone by so fast, fishing each day and the numbers this season are simply incredible. Our backtrolling and drifting trips are catching 10-20 fish each day and hanging onto a monster Chinook is the name of the game.  The pair from Whitecourt, Streb and Fast Eddy nailed some nice fish and pic 1 of the report is attached with Eddy and a chrome Nookie. These guys also spent some time out Halibut Fishing. Our repeats for many years now, Ted Hassell Family, Jim, Eric and friends, including Don and Gloria. Attached is a pic of Ted and a chromer fresh from the sea, his side-kick Bryce helping out as this was a heavy fish.  I had to add this pic of a Tyee we landed a week ago, when this rod went off, the fish hit so hard it flew out of the water and took very little drag. Once it was landed the drag was beyond tight, our guide Donny says its how he runs his plugging gear, and a good thing as this fish would have taken us out of the pool and into the fast water before we knew it. Oh well if you are going to have luck it might as well be good luck.  With our Canada Day and Independence Days passing on for another year, I had to add this pic of Barkley as he is our Canada Day Pic of the summer. We had a awesome parade in town and a firwworks display, that again, and for many years running, is the best part of the cool evening in Kitimat.  Our Englishmen and the fellas from the Lower Mainland had a nice time with us and Martin took some pictures of eagles with his lens as long as a rod tube, check them out in the photo gallery as they are spectacular.   Attached is a huge Chinook taken by his dad Rob.  With many Tyee Salmon running in on each tide I had to leave the best for last. Attached is a pic of Arnold holding a 32lb Kitimat Chinook, when the Chinook hit Arnold said it was a hog from the pull, when it burst the waters surface we could hear the oohs! And awes! From the boat above us, this was the fight of the week for sure.  River conditions are excellent and the fly fishing is at its best, many Salmon are now in the system. The Skeena is also fishing very well as the river is dropping and greening up, bar fishing is extremely productive so be ready to see pics of sizeable fish as the Skeena has many fish over 50lbs in each run.

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If you would like to book a guided fishing outing with Tracey John Hittel, you can reach him at,

tjhittel@telus.net .

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