[singlepic id=2195 w=320 h=240 float=]Noel Gyger reports. Weather was good all week. Not too hot but the rivers are on the rise.
The Skeena River is a dark brown colour and too dirty to fish. Even though the water is
dirty the Chinook (King) Salmon will be migrating up river to spawn in the native waters.
The Kalum River is in good shape both upper and lower. The river is high but very
clean. This is a good time to try your luck for both Steelhead and Chinook on the same
day. Reg: The upper section closes for Chinook on May 25. The Zymoetz (Copper)
River is a little high and borderline fishable. You still have a chance to catch a
Steelhead on the lower end. Chinook may be in the river also. The upper section is
closed for fishing January 1 to June 15. The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing
for Steelhead and Trout is fair. The Kitimat River is still producing Steelhead and the
Chinook are showing up. There are still plenty of Trout to keep anglers attentive and
now we have the anticipation of more Chinook. The Douglas Channel will start to
produce the large Chinook that are prized by so many sport anglers. While in the
pursuit of the “King of Salmon”, we are able to dine on Crab and Prawns. Many boaters
are venturing out further for Halibut and bottom fish. See Important Halibut
Information below. Prince Rupert has been fishing very well for bottom fish. Jeff
Carlson reports a great day on the water Saturday, May 7. The bottom fishing was
excellent with light winds and sunshine most of the day. Check out Jeffâ€™s report below.
The ice is coming off some of the lakes around the Smithers area. Great fishing at the
mouth of the Fulton River where it dumps into the Babine Lake.
This week guide reports came from Tracey Hittel, Gary Miltenberger, Jeff Carlson, Cory
Koenig, Marvin Reid and Steve Hidber. Thank you to the fishing guides and others who
sent reports and photos. It is very much appreciated!
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .