Noel Gyger reports. Weather has been good all week. The air is fresh with the smell of spring. Earlier in the week, the air temperatures were lower than average. This caused water levels to fall to extreme lows, which is not good for fishing but by Thursday the water was on the rise again. Just what we needed. Fishing for Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char is fair using both fly, spin and conventional gear. The Chinook (King) Salmon will be here any day now. I have caught them as early as April 20 on the Kalum River. The Skeena River was on the rise by mid week and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair. I have reports of Chinook landed at China Bar! The lower end of the Zymoetz (Copper) River is fishing fair for Steelhead and Trout. The Kalum River is fishing fair for Steelhead. The water has been dropping and cleaning due to the cooler weather mid week. On Thursday the water was very, very low and tea coloured. Check below for more details on the Kalum River. The Kitimat River was low mid week but is now on the rise bringing in some fresh Steelhead and scattering the Trout. Chinook fishing in the Kitimat Harbour is poor right now and is weather dependent. Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is excellent. Ocean Chinook and Halibut fishing in Prince Rupert is good. Check out the Jeff Carlson report below. The Smithers anglers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Bulkley River summer-run Steelhead. Jason Munday in Terrace reports fair Steelhead fishing. Trout and Dolly fishing is excellent also.
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