Noel Gyger reports. Weather mix of sun and clouds with highs to +13 degrees Celsius. Just the kind of weather we need to get the rivers back in shape. Skeena River is not in good shape around Terrace and will be difficult to fish on the weekend. Go west; we think you will find better conditions. Tip: try fishing the clean water of the Skeena tribs such as the Kasiks, Extew and Exchamsiks where they join up with the Skeena, theory is the Chinook come into this water to clean their gills. Reg: you can only fish for Chinook below the Highway 16 bridges. Kalum River is in good shape both lower and upper ends and the Steelheading is fantastic! To me, this is the BEST time to fish this river. Go get em! Chinook will be coming into this river anyday now and then you can catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day.
Zymoetz (Copper) River may be in shape for the weekend. The upper end closed Dec 31. One can fish only in the lower end now. Reg: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below Zymoetz Canyon), Jan 1 – June 15. Upper Lakelse River is fishing well for Steelhead. Kitimat River is fishing well for Steelhead andTrout. I have a report a good number of Steelhead are in the river this year. Ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Prawn and Crab is still good out of the ports of Kitimat and Prince Rupert.
If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2015 you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .