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

Posted on September 6th, 2010

noel_gyger_graphicNoel Gyger reports.  We had quite a bit of rain this week. The rain is just what we needed to keep the Salmon moving and bring in more Steelhead. Fishing for Sockeye, Chum, Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char using fly, spin and conventional gear has been fair. The Skeena River was on the rise by mid week and is now borderline fishable. Sockeye fishing is fair if you know the how and where to fish for them. Some big ones are coming in now. Steelhead and Coho fishing is only fair due to the coloured water. It is not uncommon to catch both Steelhead and Coho on the same day and throw in the odd Chum and Pink. The Kalum River is a little colored up from the rain. The upper end is clean. Steelhead and Coho are coming in now. The Kitimat River catch results were all over the spectrum this week with the dramatically changing water levels. The Douglas Channel Coho fishing has been a bit erratic. Most boats are catching Coho but not in the numbers we were all expecting.  The Zymoetz (Copper) River is really dirty. Summer-run Steelhead are moving in now. Prince Rupert has some excellent Coho fishing all around Rupert area and lots of Coho in Hecate Strait waiting to come in. Monster Halibut are being caught. Good time to be close to the ocean. Meziadin has a fresh run of Sockeye as well as some nice Dollies and a few Rainbows.  Bulkley River; some rain has caused the Telkwa to be a bit coloured, but the Bulkley hasn’t been affected too much by it. Above Telkwa is crystal clear, and below has a touch of color. Lots of Pinks being caught. Coho fishing has been a bit tough while Steelheading has been prosperous. Kispiox River; some rain has bumped up the river but water is fishable.

Steelhead run has been pretty good so far, Coho has been tough. The Morice River access is now allowed “at your own risk”. Fires are still burning/smouldering in the area so be careful. Fishing has done well. Lots of fish in the river. The Babine River is really low. Fishing has done well for most.  This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Wes Owen, Gill McKean, Jeff Carlson, Tracey Hittel, Andrew Rushton, Marvin Reid and Mike Herzberg.

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If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .

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