Noel Gyger reports. Weather has been good with average daytime temperatures. Just about all of the rivers are in good shape. The water has been dropping on all of the rivers. Fishing for Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char is good using both fly, spin and conventional gear. The Skeena River is clean and fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon, Steelhead and Trout is fair. The lower end of the Zymoetz (Copper) River is clean and fishing for Steelhead is fair. The Kalum River has been dropping all week and fishing for Steelhead is good. Chinook (King) Salmon are being landed also. This is the time of year when you can catch Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. The Kitimat River has dropped to very low levels and Steelhead fishing is spotty. Chinook fishing in the Kitimat Harbour is poor right now and is weather dependent. The Chinook start showing up around mid May. Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is excellent. Halibut fishing down the Douglas Channel is good. One over 130-pounds has been caught this week. Ocean Chinook fishing in Prince Rupert is good. Fishing for Halibut is good and so is trapping Crabs and Prawns. The Smithers anglers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Bulkley River summer-run Steelhead and Chinook. In the meantime lake fishing is really starting to pick up. Jason Munday in Terrace reports good Steelhead fishing in some of the Skeena tributaries. He heard reports of Chinook landed in the lower and upper Kalum River. Trout and Dolly Varden fishing is excellent also. Lake fishing is starting to happen with the warmer weather.
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If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can reach him at, www.noelgyger.ca .