[singlepic id=2204 w=320 h=240 float=]Noel Gyger reports.
Heavy rain Monday and Tuesday but now very nice for the long
weekend. Not too hot yet. Luckily, the rivers are rising slowly. Lots of snowpack
still in the mountains. 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 their 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 dirty and not fishable. The Lakelse River
is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair. The Kitimat River
Steelhead fishing is basically over. Chinook are showing up in the lower end. More
and more fish will come in with the higher tides. Chinook have been caught down the
Douglas Channel but this week I have received reports of Chinook being caught in the
Kitimat Harbour. Until the numbers are good some boaters are venturing out further
for Halibut and bottom fish. Prince Rupert is fishing well for bottom fish and Chinook.
The ice is coming off some of the lakes around the Smithers and Meziadin areas.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .