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Trophy BC Chinooks are running.

Posted on July 17th, 2019

WOW nice fish! This is Koya from Japan with a Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon he caught while fly fishing. He is a guest of Tracey John Hittel at http://kitimatlodge.com.

Noel Gyger reports. Light rain with highs to 22 degrees C. Skeena River in good shape and fishing well for Chinook (King) Salmon. Kalum River is in fair shape. Steelhead is over and you can target Chinook only in the lower end below the canyon. Kitimat River is hooking lots of Chinook now, Pink and Chum on their way too. Zymoetz (Copper) River in fishable shape. If it was see this: Note the regulation: No Fishing upstream of the sign at the transmission line crossing (downstream of Zymoetz Canyon) Jan 1 – June 15. Steelhead fishing below this closure is still permitted. Ocean fishing for Salmon,  Halibut, Prawn, Dungness and Alaska King Crab is good out of Kitimat.

If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2019-20 you can contact Noel at www.noelgyger.ca .

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Kitimat Lodge, BC Salmon & Crabs.

Posted on July 10th, 2019

River anglers on the west coast have been enjoying some amazing silver salmon  fishing and seafood.

Tracey Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, BC sent us these images of some recent salmon catches. Talk about teasing us we have a trip of about 20-anglers booked to fish there in Aug., can’t wait!!

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West Coast Fishing Update.

Posted on July 4th, 2019

We just received a fishing report from Gill and Mandi, westcoastfishing.ca.

They wanted to quickly check in and let everyone know that the fishing there in the Skeena/Kitimat country has been amazing!

They have just wrapped up two weeks of consecutive promotions as they have recently purchased Kalum River Lodge & Wild Rivers Lodge!

They had the pleasure of hosting Arctic Waters from Findland, who has just recently gone international with their TV series. Here’s some nice shots of their catches!

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Bass Pro Shops sells 11 Cabela’s stores for $324.3m

Posted on June 27th, 2019

Eleven Cabela’s locations have been acquired for $324.3 million in a joint venture deal led by San Francisco real estate investment firm, Sansome Pacific. Cabela’s, which was purchased by Bass Pro Shops in 2017 for $5.5 billion, will continue to operate the stores under the sale-leaseback deal. The 11-property portfolio spans 1.6 million square feet, although the specific locations have not yet been disclosed. The deal was brokered by B+E Real Estate, which says it is the largest transaction ever brokered by a digital sales platform. The merger of Cabela’s with Bass Pro Shops, together with the latter’s boating division, White River Marine, brought together three of the nation’s leading outdoor brands. The combined portfolio at the time totaled 184 stores in the US and Canada.

(Article Angling International)

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India Golden Mahseer.

Posted on June 18th, 2019

Our good friend Puneet Saini who lives in the Himachel Pradesh area in the Greater Himalaya’s sent us these images of Golden Mahseer he has been catching casting Rapala’s, spinner and spoons in the many rivers and streams near Mandi, India.

Puneet also fishes for resident brown and rainbow trout but his highlight is hooking larger Mahseers that take lures well and fight hard. He is always careful to release them quickly after pictures are taken. The Mahseer is part of the Barbel family and can reach weights of over 70 lb!

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