Noel Gyger reports. The heat wave is over. Temperatures near normal and no rain to speak of. Fishing for Sockeye, Chum, Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char using fly, spin and conventional gear has been good. The Skeena River has been dropping all week and is extremely low and clean. The Skeena River is a very big river so low water usually does not hurt the fishing, in some ways it improves it. Sockeye fishing is good if you know the how and where to fish for them. Limit is lowered to 1 per day, 2 in possession on August 23rd. Steelhead and Coho fishing is
excellent. It is not uncommon to catch both Steelhead and Coho on the same day and throw in the odd Pink. The Kalum River is low and in good shape. Steelhead and Coho are coming in now. Kitimat River level remained very low again this week. Despite the low water level, some Coho migrated into the Kitimat River albeit a little rain would bring a lot more fish into the river. The Douglas Channel is producing excellent numbers of Halibut and Coho. The Harbour fishing is good. Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is excellent. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is clean. Summer-run Steelhead are moving in now. Prince Rupert reports a good Coho fishery. Lots of Halibut following the Salmon in. Meziadin Lake has been a bit of a strange week. Dollies and Rainbow, which are usually in abundant supply have been hard to locate and catch. Bulkley River is a beautiful green and very low.
Chinook run is coming to and end, but still a couple being landed. Coho and Pinks and
Steelhead are starting to show up. The Kispiox River is super low, fishing has been tough. The Morice River has no access because of forest fires in the area. This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Marc Girard, Mike Herzberg, Wes Owen, Dave Payjack, Gill McKean and Kevin Reid.
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If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Noel, you can contact him at, www.noelgyger.ca .