Noel Gyger reports. The cold weather has finally released its grip on us. Now we have snow and freezing rain but still a few â€œdeterminedâ€ fishermen are getting out. 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 slow and is weather dependent. Winter Chinook fishing in Prince Rupert is very good. Lake ice fishing is also good.
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You can book a guided fishing trip with Noel by contacting him at, www.noelgyger.ca .