Tracey John Hittel reports. With the Christmas season just around the corner it was only proper that I send out the last report of the 2010 season. My Christmas gift came early this week as Archie Begin and myself spent a couple of days jet boating the local rivers. After guiding clients all year it was my time to wet the line and the Steelhead were as aggressive as ever. One of the pools we call the Mike Graham run produced a dozen Steelhead, one of the Steelhead pushed 20lbs and after half a hour it kissed us goodbye at the shoreline as the hook popped out, oh well, we landed so many that day we just high-fived after is got off. Steelhead Trout are the freshwater game fish and people travel from around the globe to chase these beautiful creatures and I am fortunate to take them out to catch them.
With the snowfall now knee deep the weather is crisp and clean, the rivers are surrounded by hungry eagles perched in the trees, for a short time only, as they swoop down to capture the small trout that are playing in the shallow rocks.
The 2010 season was our busiest season on record and we thank all our new friends for joining us as well our repeat clients who have enjoyed staying at our lodge and being catered by professional guides and lodge staff.
I have attached a assortment of pictures I have taken the past few days of us on the river and the winter wonderland we live in, enjoy!
During the winter the lodge remains open as usual, arriving guests can enjoy the local Heli-Skiing and awesome Snow mobiling on the local mountains, not to mention winter Steelhead and Trout fishing.
We at the Kitimat Lodge wish you all a happy New Year and see you in 2011.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Tracey John Hittel, you can contact him at, www.kitimatlodge.com .