Noel Gyger reports. Weather forecast mostly sunny with cooler day time temperatures. All rivers in good shape but very low. Kalum: water is in great shape and the Steelhead fishing is fantastic. One can fish for Steelhead all winter here. Spoons works pretty good to catch Steelhead. Water is very low, so be careful if you take your jet boat. Might be time for the raft or drift-boat. Lakelse River: the upper river is full of spawning Coho. Anglers now are fishing for Steelhead, resident Cutthroat and Dolly’s. When the water is high, the fishing is best. Fly-fishing egg pattern flies work the best, also, the brighter the egg fly the better. Float fishing corkies (painted cork balls in various sizes) and a little bit of white wool works well. The bright red or orange ones are favored. Zymoetz (Copper) River: water in good shape with a nice glacial tinge. The last high water should have brought in more summer-run Steelhead. This is the river for the fly-rod. The water is clean and the Steelhead have a chance to react when a fly comes drifting by. Dry fly works pretty good too. Float fishing the Pink Worm works very well in this river. This is the time of year…before it gets too cold. Kitimat River: lots of people fishing for Trout now. Skeena River: no report as just about all of the summer-run Steelhead and fall Coho (Silver) Salmon runs have gone through. Smithers area rivers:sorry, I don’t have any reports…but…Steelheading should still be good as the water is low and clean. Lake fishing: is good everywhere. Ocean fishing: out of Kitimat and Prince Rupert is excellent; so is Crabbing and Prawning.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .