Noel Gyger reports. Weather has been good all week with continued warmer than normal daytime temperatures. The river heights have been dropping steadily and the water is in good shape for fishing. Lots of folks are heading out for some winter Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden Char and Steelhead fishing with both fly and conventional gear. 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 water has been open, free of flowing ice all week. I heard Steelhead fishing is good, especially on the fly rods. Trout and Dolly Varden Char are also being caught. The Kalum River is open to angling all winter. The Kitimat River is in good shape and is open all winter for fishing. Cutthroat Trout are the usual target but a few Steelhead have been hooked also. Covering lots of water with pontoon boats is the ticket. Check out the Ron Wakita report below. 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 great when the weather is good. It has been windy most of the week. Check out the Jeff Carlson report below. Lake ice fishing is slowing down due to the warmer weather we’ve had and a fear of thin ice. Smithers reports slower than normal ice fishing also.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .