Noel Gyger reports. Considering it is still winter the weather has been fair with continued warmer than normal daytime temperatures. Dressed properly anglers should be comfortable fishing this time of year. The river heights have been up and down but are staying in fishable shape. 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. I have heard of some good Steelhead catches but the boys had to work hard for them. It is mostly walk and wade as the water is way too low for a jet boat. 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. The South Folk Pontoon Boats are the choice of anglers. 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.
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