Tracey John Hittel reports. A month of fabulous weather here on the pacific inland coast has also produced fabulous fishing, and attached is a pic of Tyrone with a 200lb halibut we released while fishing the Douglas channel. This beast took Tyrone to the limit on his endurance as the fish sounded to the bottom 10 times before we finally got a glimpse of this female Halibut which was well over the 126cm limit. We use only circle hooks now as I feel its the best way to release halibut with little or no harm.
Our next pics are of repeat client Mike Ditolla with a real nice Skeena Chinook and a fresh Steelhead. Steelhead are now entering the Skeena system and it appears to be a above average run for the lower Skeena. As a note, Sockeye numbers were dismal, this meant a complete closure for recreational anglers and now closed for 1st nation food fishery.
Our next pic of the Tetrault’s from Saskatchewan who spent time at the lodge fishing the skeena as well Salmon fishing in our 30ft ocean vessel, limiting out on fresh Coho. The group has fished the Charlottes and other areas along the pacific and prefer the Douglas Channel area for not only its beauty and quiet waters but the fishing is awesome! Pic 5 and 6 I just had to include as this year the Kitimat has a good run of Chum Salmon and if you prefer flyfishing this is a fish that will challenge your wits as well your gear.
Each year we pride ourselves on repeat customers and included in the last of this report is Hubert Leonard Dusseldorf Germany, he landed his biggest salmon ever on the skeena in his 15 or so years of attending the summer run. A 40lber as well many nice Steelheads. Skeena Steelhead as well coastal Coho and Halibut is our target this month, have a good summer.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Tracey, you can contact him at, tjhittel@telus .