Noel Gyger reports. Weather was cold up until mid week, then snow and rain on the weekend. We all know this is normal weather for winter Steelheading. The Skeena River is in good shape but getting very late for good Steelheading. Most fish have gone through. The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair. The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good. Kitimat River; We received our first substantial snowfall this week. This snowfall followed a cold spell we received last week. We are starting to receive the typical variations of winter in the North West. These conditions deter most anglers except for the ardent ones like Ariel Kuppers who reports catching some Cutthroat Trout in the Upper Kitimat River. Douglas Channel. Lori at Mk Bay Marina said that there were a few boats that ventured out but she did not hear if they caught any fish. She had heard that Victor Lick had caught 4 Chinook last Saturday. The Winter Chinook can progress throughout the next few months dependingwhether or not the Baitfish continues to linger in the Kitimat Harbour. Prince Rupert; As predicted, the Winter Chinook have arrived. For those fishermen who venture out looking for some action on the water, I have heard of many anglers catching their limit of Chinooks in the past several days, averaging from 5 to 25lbs. This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Ariel Kuppers, Gill Mckean, Tracey Hittel and Jeff Carlson. Thank you to the fishing guides who sent reports and photos. It is very much appreciated!
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If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .