Noel Gyger reports. Temperatures have been above average all week, plenty warm enough to get out fishing both river and ocean. The upper end of the Zymoetz (Copper) River is closed to angling (as of December 31, 2009) to protect the â€œwintering overâ€ wild Steelhead. To be clear just the upper reaches of the river are closed but one still may angle on the very low end, just make sure you fish below the boundary at the first canyon. The Kalum River is open to angling all winter although access to some pools is difficult because of the very low water and snow. The Kitimat River is open all winter and if we get some warmer weather fishing for Trout should be OK. Winter Chinook fishing in the Kitimat Harbour and Douglas Channel is good right now but is weather dependent. Winter Chinook fishing in Prince Rupert is very good.
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Lake ice fishing is also good. Please be very careful on the ice, with the warmer weather there may be some weak spots.
You can book a guided fishing trip with Noel by contacting him at, www.noelgyger.ca .