Noel Gyger reports. Weather was good all week and all rivers are in good shape. Some would say in too good of shape and too low. Iâ€™ve had some reports of â€œexcellentâ€ Steelhead fishing in the upper Skeena River, section 4. The lower end, China Bar area, is still fishing â€œfairâ€ for summer-run Steelhead and fall Coho (Silver) Salmon. Fall-run Steelhead are in the river now. Some of these fish would be heading for the Kalum River. The Skeena tribs and isolated Coastal Rivers are fishing â€œexcellentâ€ for Coho. The runs are peaking and some of the fish are starting to get into their spawning colours. The â€œnorthernsâ€ are here! Weâ€™ve had a very good run of Coho this year.
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Both spin, conventional, Spey fly fishing and single hand fly fishing are working well. The Kitimat Coho run is slowing down but still good catches can happen if you know where the fish are holding upriver. Cutthroat Trout fishing on the Kitimat River is really starting to pick up. For all of the fine details and photos on the Kitimat River and Douglas Channel please check out the Ron Wakita report below. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is clean and fishing â€œgoodâ€ for Steelhead. Iâ€™ve had some â€œexcellentâ€ reports. The Kalum is fishing only â€œfairâ€ for Steelhead but â€œexcellentâ€ for Coho. Check out the video clip I shot yesterday while Coho fishing with Ron Wakita. I think it is a good idea to release all dark Coho and keep only the bright ones. Another good idea, for conservation, would be to keep only males. Fishing for Coho closes on October 31st. The Boiseboys are having a ball Spey fly fishing for Steelhead.
If you would like to book a guided BC fishing trip, you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .