[nggallery id=611]Tracey John Hittel reports. Late October is now upon us and frost is on the Pumpkin. As you can see in the pictures below there is no frost on these happy anglers, as the Skeena River has produced another great run of Summer fish, including a nice run of Northern Coho. The past few weeks have not been that easy as the Kalum River has been very milky from a slide, visibility next to zero. We did manage a nice buck Steelhead the few days we fished her. And picture 1 is of Mr. Suzuki who’s expression tells it all, Satisfaction! We concentrated our efforts on the Steelhead Highway and produced Steelhead with sea lice. Every fish was chrome bright and the Char were in large numbers creating continuous bites. The Coho were also larger than average and again all sea liced, indicating these fish are fresh, fresh, fresh. A huge highlight was the fly caught 35lb record steelhead, unfortunately the fish did not want to cooperate and got out of the net and snapped off before we got a picture, our client said it all, its head was the same size as yours! By far the biggest fish our lodge has recorded.
Fishing out of the Douglas Channel in Kitimat has produced Winter Springs and Crab for our clients that want that small window of Salmon and Crab before winter hits and stays.We will be putting together a season in review video and picture display sometime during the winter and I plan to report as the winter progresses on the Steelhead fishery for our arriving spring guests.
Our 2011 season has been another great success and we have also added another ocean fishing vessel to our fleet for 2012 making our services fully operational to provide all tours to the outside of the West Coast for salmon and halibut.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Tracey, you can contact him at, www.steelheadheaven.ca .