Tracey John Hittel reports. Another Pineapple Express along the north coast is producing not only mild weather but wild Steelhead as well.
We ran the jet boat yesterday for the first time. Seconds later we were roaring down river to the first pool of the day. It took only a few moments and the first fish was on, then off! I followed in behind Ariel and send a light pink and white intruder into the deep emerald green water. Mid way thru the swing this small but aggressive hen steelhead boiled on the surface and it was fish on! It took only a few minutes to digitize this fresh hen and off she went, disappearing instantly into its hidden agenda. As we creeped down the pool of Spey desire another steelhead rose to the surface. The fish were active. We tried that same run at days end and Ariel had another great pull with no hookup.
This time of year the rivers are showing their bones and rocks are exposed waiting for aluminum to shine their sharp edges, but not today. We meandered way down river to the Spey fishermans paradise, my shoulder crying for relief. I say no way and start fishing another perfect piece of fly desire, the entire river is all ours today. This time I switch to a black orange butt intruder and wham! Another fish on then off. We hooked quite a few fish that day only one made this report.
This time of year the Skeena and Kitimat systems are holding fish and if you find them, chances are you’ll catch them.
Our first Steelhead client of the year will arrive this Saturday, as well fishing on the Douglas Channel is picking up with many Dungeness Crab filling our traps. We have a tentative opening date for Halibut and we could be on the water as early as March 15th. Many bookings are coming in so please book your group as its going to be another good season and we look forward to our old friends joining us as well new ones for the 2013 season.
If you would like to book a guided trip with Tracey John Hittel, you can contact him at, 250 632-9880 hm.