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

Posted on July 13th, 2010

noel_gyger_graphicNoel Gyger reports.  Weather has been good but very hot most of the week.  This caused the rivers to rise.  Most rivers have stayed in shape. A lot of the snow pack is down.  Fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char using both fly, spin and conventional gear has been fair. The Skeena River rose at the beginning of the week but started to drop as the weekend approached. Fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon is fair. The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon is fair.  The Kitimat River has been fishable all week but the water has been low.  It started to rise mid week.  We need higher, rising water for the Chinook to keep coming in. Fishing “out front” the Kitimat Bay (Douglas Channel) for Chinook is spotty while fishing the outer waters for all species of Salmon and Halibut is good.  The main run of Chinook are in the river now. The main run has peaked. A few more should come with higher tides and higher river heights. This will also bring in Chum and Pink.  Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is excellent.  The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in fair shape and fishing for Chinook is fair.  Ocean Chinook fishing in Prince Rupert is good.  Fishing for Halibut is good and so is trapping Crabs and Prawns.  People are catching their limits.  Jason Munday in Terrace reported anglers are catching some nice Chinook on the mainstem Skeena River. Marvin Reid from Mezidian North reports Lake fishing for Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout is good and the Salmon are starting to show up. The Bulkley River is a little high. The fish are at “Idiot Rock” on the Bulkley River. Morice River is in good shape and fish have been seen rolling.  Morice River is looking beautiful and dropping quickly. Fish are being caught; a 24lb was landed yesterday on the fly.  The Kispiox River is a nice clean green right now. Pretty low water, but is fishing great. Springs are being caught throughout the river. Seven fishing guides have submitted reports and photos.  Thank you to all guides and anglers who have sent reports and photos. I posted a new Chinook video this week. Fishing guides are offering some good deals to keep their boats floating.

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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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