Noel Gyger reports. Weather very cold all week. Warmer on the weekend. The Skeena Riveris in good shape but full of ice flows and frozen over in spots. Be very careful walking on the ice ledges! There may be some Steelhead wintering over in some locations but just too cold to fish now. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round. The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent when it is not so cold. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is poor due to the freezing weather. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st. The Lakelse River is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair but too cold to fish now. Lake ice fishing is good. Cold weather does not seem to deter the ice fishermen. Beware of thin ice! Kitimat River; Ariel Kuppers reports that the Kitimat River is iced up along the edges in the faster moving water and completely frozen over in the sections where the current is slower. Ariel also reports -20 degree temperatures. The only facts to report this week is that the Kitimat River is iced up and it is too cold to fish. Douglas Channel; Dorothy from MK Bay reports cold temperatures and nasty winter conditions have discouraged even the Hard Core anglers such as Victor Lick. Victor is as eager an angler as you will find in our area and he visited the marina and went home. Halibut will open March 1st.
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