Noel Gyger reports. The cold weather has been with us all week, not extreme cold but it never went above freezing once. A few â€œdeterminedâ€ fishermen are still getting out. 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 Kalum River is open to angling all winter although access to some pools is difficult because of the very low water and snow. The Kitimat River is open all winter and if we get some warmer weather fishing for Trout should be OK. Winter Chinook fishing in the Kitimat Harbour and Douglas Channel is slow and is weather dependent. Winter Chinook fishing in Prince Rupert is good. The Blue Knuckle Fishing Derby was held in Prince Rupert on December 27, 2009. The event was a complete success with all 250 entry tickets sold out. Fun was had by all.
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If you would like to book a guided fishing trip, you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .