Noel Gyger reports.
Weather has been cooler than average with some rain. Most rivers are
now fishable, some only borderline. The Skeena River has been dropping since June
25 and is now fishable. There should be good numbers of Chinook (King) Salmon
migrating up river to spawn in their native waters. Sockeye fishing has started. Anglers
are fishing at Ferry Island. The Kalum River is high but in good shape. The boat ramps
are starting to fill. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is high but fishable, Chinook should be
coming in. Kitimat River: Fishing for Chinook has been slow for some. The fishing
guides have been doing well. The water is coming down and the fish are in. Douglas
Channel: I have reports of Chinook landed “out front” in the bay but it has been slow.
Prince Rupert: I have reports of good Chinook fishing. Bottom fish and Crab have been
good also. Check the full report for details fishing the Chatham Sound area near Prince
Rupert. Meziadin: Marvin Reid reports the fishing at Meziadin has been awesome.
There has been some excellent Dolly Varden being landed, along with a few Rainbows.
Smithers area: Most lakes, although higher than normal, are producing nice Char,
Dollies and Rainbows. Rainbow Alley is still high and fishing is a bit slow. There are a
few mayfly hatches happening at times. Minnow pattern is almost over now. Cranberry
River is fishing well. Bulkley River is high and dirty but starting to clean. Kispiox River is fishing well.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip, you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .