Noel Gyger reports:
Water is clean. Some great Steelhead can still be had. Plus some good Trout Fishing. Reg: Coho fishing will end October 31st. Reg: all wild Steelhead everywhere in British Columbia are catch and release. Sockeye fishing is great. News: The Sockeye run on the Skeena is predicted to be low this year but chart below shows an above average run has come-in so far. Reg: Sockeye limit: 2 per day. 0 per day from a boundary sign on the north bank of the Skeena River 100m upstream of the confluence with the Kitwanga River downstream to Mill Creek.
Both the lower and upper sections are in fishable shape. A good run of Steelhead is in the river now. I have reports of some good catches.
Zymoetz (Copper) River:
Despite the cold and snow a couple of my friends fished the lower end and did very well for Steelhead. I hope the send me some pics. If the road is plowed they will be able to fish the upper end as the winter goes on.
Kitimat River has dropped and is in good shape. Coho closed October 31st so time to get your Trout gear out.
Douglas Channel: NOTICE: DFO closes recreational halibut fishery as of Sept. 5. The Douglas Channel is still producing some Coho but it is a situation of being in the right place at the right time. Most of the Coho will be migrating to their spawning rivers but can still be caught by the Saltwater anglers. We also received reports of Bottomfish still being caught further down the Douglas Channel. Weather conditions will start to be more of a factor but fishing for Coho and Bottomfish in the Douglas Channel can still be very productive. Dungeness Crab trapping this time of year is usually very good as the Crab are stacking up at the river/creek mouths expecting a feed of dead spawned out salmon.
Hi Noel, With the Coho fishing winding up in the ocean and fall is upon us, there are still lots of opportunities to take advantage of the superb prawning and crabbing that is available right in the Prince Rupert Harbour. So don’t put that gear away just yet. While you wait for your traps to fill up try your hand at Trolling for the Residential Winter Chinook that frequent our waters. Good luck and Tight Lines, Jeff Carlson of J&E Tackle Shop
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