Noel Gyger reports: The weather has been good all week with average daytime temperatures. Both upper and lower sections of Kalum River are high but in good shape. The first Chinook are in the river now. This time of year I like to remind folks of the great possibilities of angling for both Steelhead and Chinook (King) Salmon on the same day. The main stem Skeena Riveris borderline fishable. I have heard reports of a few anglers fishing for Chinook with some success. If the water cleans more the fishing should be even better. A good place to fish is at the clean seams where the tributary rivers flow into the Skeena. The Chinook are coming into the Kitimat River now. Steelheading on the Kitimat River was really good this week after she dropped from last weekendâ€™s high water. There are Steelhead throughout the entire system in various stages of the spawning cycle. We are still seeing some fresh silver fish with sea lice but more and more of the males are in their deep spawning colors. The Skeena Rivers borderline fishable. Friends tell me it is a good idea to try your luck Chinook fishing as there should be lots of them in the river now. Fishing the clean seams of the tributary rivers is also a good idea. The Kalum River s high and in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead are in the river now. Spring runs of Steelhead are still coming in with the higher water. Fishing for them with fly or spin tackle works well. Fresh early run Chinook (King) Salmon are in the river now.
The Copper Rivers clean enough to fish. Steelhead and Chinook are in the river now.