Noel Gyger reports. Good runs of Steelhead are noted…plus good local Trout and Dolly Varden Char fishing. Early run of Chinook Salmon has started, mostly bound for the Kalum River. The earliest we ever caught one was April 5th.
Skeena River: Water is dirty from the Copper River. It is clear above the Zymoetz (Copper) River. The spring run Steelhead are in the river now. Plus Trout and Dolly Varden Char. Early Chinook (King) Salmon are coming in now. Catching Steelhead and Chinook on the same day is possible. Reg: all wild Steelhead everywhere in British Columbia are catch and release
Kalum River: Water in good shape. A good run of Steelhead are in the river now. Guiding started March 15th. I have reports of some good catches. The lower and upper end are in good shape. The water is coming up slowly. This is the condition we like. Fresh spring run Steelhead are in the river now mixed in with the fall and summer-runs from last year. Chinook (King) Salmon are coming in now. We have caught them in early April. Anytime now we should be able to catch Steelhead and Chinook in the same day. Wow is this fun or what!!
Lakelse River: The water is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead, and Trout is fair.
Zymoetz (Copper) River: Water is dirty from the snow melt off. The weather is fantastic! Facts: Last year we had a record run of Steelhead, lets hope at least we have another good run this year. The fly rods work extremely well in this river.
Kitimat River: Steelhead are coming in now. More and more anglers are hitting the river. Trout fishing is excellent!
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .