Noel Gyger reports. Weather is great with cool day time temperatures; some rain. The big snow melt is holding off. Water on most of our rivers is in excellent shape. Maybe too good, is that possible? Fishing has been very good over that last couple of weeks but it has slowed down now. Why? The fish must be there but they don’t seem to be biting like they used to. Let me try and explain. No science here folks just fishing theory. Water heights and clarity have not changed much over the last week or two and I think the Steelhead are “on to us”. We need those “freshets” (water rising and falling). Anyway it could all turn around tomorrow…and the bite will be back on again. And then the BIG Chinook arrive. WOW Steelhead and Chinook on the same day, doesn’t get much better than that. Fishing is always GREAT just that sometimes the catching is slow (for some). Guides are doing GREAT. Can’t have “blow out” fishing every time out. Have to remind myself of that every once and awhile.
So get out there and try your luck for a Steelhead. The lower Copper, Skeena, Lakelse and Kalum Rivers are the best choice. Spring Steelhead are coming into the Kitimat River now. Kitimat and Lakelse Rivers are both good for Trout and Dolly Varden Char. There have been many Steelhead seen spawning in the Lakelse River; PLEASE do not harass the spawning Steelhead. Steelhead run in isolated coastal rivers is picking up. Winter Springs are in both Kitimat Douglas Channel and Prince Rupert. Dungeness Crab and Prawning is excellent!
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .