Noel Gygler reports. Weather was fair all week except for a downpour on Friday. Most rivers survived except the Kalum which coloured up. Iâ€™ve had some reports of â€œexcellentâ€ Steelhead fishing in the upper Skeena River, section 4.
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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. 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. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is fishing â€œfairâ€ for Steelhead. 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 and his son Brandon. 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.
If you would like to book a guided BC tributary trip, you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .