Tracey John Hittel reports. Kitimat River is really showing her bones the past week as water levels are low and gin clear. Steelhead are very elusive but anglers are landing trophy Steelhead. Of course the spirits are always high and each pool changes the attitudes of anglers as the pull of a Steelhead always makes the trip worthwhile.
When it comes to trophy Steelheading anglers from around the globe land on the Kitimat and Kalum Rivers as well the Skeena mainstem for that record fish.
Repeat Client Sinzo, is also included in this report with another trophy Steelhead as well a Chinook he took on the fly. Sinzo also used his 30ft rod with no reel to take a Steelhead and as you can see in the photo gallery pics the rod is buckled over!
When it comes to chrome Steelhead, especially the females, I consider them the most beautiful animals and as you can see, English Dentist, Tony slammed some very hot fish while with us.
When we guide the river each day we see some incredible things happen right in front of our eyes. One day I was fishing with Yassy and James and the guys were pulling Cutthroat Trout out of a small pool every cast. At this particular moment in time, James was skidding a Trout across the surface of the water and as I went to help with the landing, a Bald Eagle swooped down and snatched the Trout practically out of my hands, good thing, as the Eagle, Trout and line flew off into the distance, the line zinging off the reel as James looked in amazement as he had his first Bald Eagle on! The moment did not last as the Eagle was way too strong for the 15lb test line and it snapped like a twig. We had to take a break to stop and regroup and recover from the laughter that followed. Did I say I was living the dream or what? The coming weeks guests will be in for a treat as the hot weather has finally started the snow melt and the rivers will be on the rise and fresh fish moving into the local river systems.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Tracey John Hittel, you can contact him at, firstname.lastname@example.org .