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Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North, BC Fishing Report.

Posted on August 1st, 2010

noel_gyger_graphicNoel Gyger reports.  Weather has been good.  Temperatures were very hot until Wednesday.  Some would say too hot!  It is nice and cool on the weekend, no rain to speak of.  Fishing for Chinook, Sockeye, Chum Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char using fly, spin and conventional gear has been good for some anglers.  Most of the guides have been doing very well but others with less experience, not so. The Skeena River came up due to the hot weather but remained in shape.  Dropping now on the weekend.  I have many reports of some very big Chinook caught this week.  Selecting the Photo of the Week was challenging.  There are so many nice ones to choose from.  Sockeye fishing is good.  Limit 2 per day, 4 possession.  I’ve had reports of a few Steelhead caught also. The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Chinook is fair.  More big fish are moving in every day.  They are holding in the deep cut-banks as the water drops. The Kitimat River is in good shape and fishing for Chinook remains good. The main run of Chinook are in the river now. The main run has peaked. A few more should come in with the morning high tide.  One week left to target big Chinook.  It closes on July 31st.  Fishing Chum and Pink is good. Fishing “out front” the Kitimat Bay (Douglas Channel) for Chinook dropped right off as most of the fish have gone upriver.  Coho, Chum and Pink are starting to show up in the bay.  Possible right now to catch all 5 specie of Pacific Salmon in the Harbour.  Fishing the outer waters for all species of Salmon and Halibut is good.  Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is excellent.  The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Chinook was good until July 23rd when it closed upstream from Highway 16 Bridge.  Ocean Chinook fishing in Prince Rupert is good as long as it is not too windy.  Fishing for Halibut is good and so is trapping Crabs and Prawns.  People are catching their limits.  Marvin Reid from Mezidian North reports lake fishing for Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout is good. More Sockeye are showing up in the Meziadin Lake.  Chinook are being caught at the mouth of the Meziadin River where it dumps into the Nass River.  Bob Melrose says the Bulkley River is in perfect shape.  Still lots of Chinook in the system.  Fishing is a little bit tougher in the Smithers area.  Better luck below Morice Town.  Kispiox River water is low and very clear.  Lots of Chinook in the system yet.  The Sockeye are also starting to show up.  Cranberry River is fishing good for Chinook. This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Andreas Handle, Mike Holland, Ariel Kuppers, Wes Owen, Marc Girard, Dave Payjack, Dave Wahl, Tracey Hittel, Gill McKean, Marvin Reid and Jeff Carlson.   A very hearty Thank you to all guides and anglers who have sent reports and photos.  It is very much appreciated!

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