Noel Gyger reports. This is an extreme winter! Very cold with lots of snow all week.
Skeena River is 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.
Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent when it is not so cold.
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.
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; The weather in Kitimat started off very cold during the beginning of the week and was then followed by more snow. Most anglers in Kitimat are getting tired of shoveling snow but the harsh reality is that it just has to be done in order to get out of the driveway. For anglers it is even more challenging to access the Kitimat and other rivers in the North West. Despite the weather some of Kitimat’s hard core anglers managed to get out on the Kitimat River.
Douglas Channel; Dorothy Green from MK Bay reports that MK Bay is having some major problems with their water lines freezing. They are working on the problems but in this cold weather it has been an ordeal. There is no fishing activity on the Douglas Channel due to the cold weather. The Halibut issue is heating up.
Prince Rupert: Sorry no report from Prince Rupert this week
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