Weekly fishing report for Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert, BC.Posted on April 6th, 2010
Noel Gyger reports. Weather has been fair during the week. Plenty good enough for springtime fishing. More and more anglers are fishing for Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, and Dolly Varden Char using both fly, spin and conventional gear. The talk is about catching that first Chinook (King) Salmon. The water is at normal heights for this time of year. The Skeena River has been dropping all week and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good. There is a possibility to hook a Chinook (King) Salmon also. The lower end of the Zymoetz (Copper) River is fishing good for Steelhead and Trout. The Kalum River is fishing good for Steelhead. The Kitimat River is very low and fishing is only fair for Cutthroat Trout. Steelhead are being caught also and should improve steadily as the month goes on. We really need a bump in water heights. Winter Chinook fishing in the Kitimat Harbour and Douglas Channel is poor right now and is weather dependent. Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is excellent. Winter ocean Chinook and Halibut fishing in Prince Rupert is good when the weather is good. Jason Munday in Terrace reports good Steelhead and Dolly Varden Char fishing on the lower mainstem Skeena and Kalum Rivers. Other rivers have good Trout Fishing.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip in northern BC, you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .
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