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Fal Steelhead

Postby NoelGyger » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:21 pm

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Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)

Noel Gyger
November 21 to November 28, 2010

Dear Fishing Friends: :welcome:

SUMMARY: Weather was cold up until mid week, then snow and rain on the weekend. We all know this is normal weather for winter Steelheading.
The Skeena River is in good shape but getting very late for good Steelheading. Most fish have gone through.
[b]The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River [/b]is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is good.
Kitimat River; We received our first substantial snowfall this week. This snowfall followed a cold spell we received last week. We are starting to receive the typical variations of winter in the North West. These conditions deter most anglers except for the ardent ones like Ariel Kuppers who reports catching some Cutthroat Trout in the Upper Kitimat River.
Douglas Channel; Lori at Mk Bay Marina said that there were a few boats that ventured out but she did not hear if they caught any fish. She had heard that Victor Lick had caught 4 Chinook last Saturday. The Winter Chinook can progress throughout the next few months depending whether or not the Baitfish continues to linger in the Kitimat Harbour. Check out the Ron Wakita report below.
Prince Rupert; As predicted, the Winter Chinook have arrived. For those fishermen who venture out looking for some action on the water, I have heard of many anglers catching their limit of Chinooks in the past several days, averaging from 5 to 25lbs. This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Ariel Kuppers, Gill Mckean, Tracey Hittel and Jeff Carlson. Thank you to the fishing guides who sent reports and photos. It is very much appreciated!

RIVER FISHING Lots of day bookings available for Zymoetz (Copper River) in November and December BEST fly fishing for Steelhead in the world awaits you. Don’t let the weather stop you. Contact Noel to book NOW! noel@noelgyger.ca

OCEAN FISHING Winter Chinook and Crabbing in the Kitimat Harbour is Red Hot right now. To book a covered, warm charter boat please contact Noel Gyger anytime. Phone 250-635-2568 E-mail noel@noelgyger.ca

NOW BOOKING for 2011: Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges for both river and ocean. There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot of free information and advice from a person with years and years of fishing and fish guiding experience. It is like hiring two guides for the price of one. I will promptly answer your questions and concerns. Contact Noel to book NOW. noel@noelgyger.ca
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New Items on Website

- November 25, 2010 One New item (conservation)
http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- November 24, 2010 One New item (conservation)
http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
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River Reports Weather - Normal temp - Sunrise & Sunset - Tyee Test Fishery – Tides – Hydrometric Data

Bulkley, Kispiox, Babine and Morice River report as follows:
I received a report from Steve Hidber at Oscars Source for Sports in Smithers BC and he says they are FREEZING and basically the Steelheading is over for another year on these rivers. It was a very good year.

Kalum River
Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing is excellent for Steelhead. Please do not target the Coho as it is closed and most of them are on their spawning reds now. Both spin and fly is working well.

Lakelse River
Is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is excellent. Please do not target the Coho as it is closed and most of them are on their spawning reds now. Both spin and fly is working well.

Skeena River
The Skeena River is in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair but it is getting late for Steelhead.

Zymoetz (Copper) River
The water is in fair shape. I have had reports of excellent Steelhead catches using both spin, conventional and fly gear.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
FAIR, winter Steelheading is upon us.

Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 20-pound Steelhead from the Zymoetz (Copper) River. Ocean: 20-pound Winter Chinook.
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Ron Wakita: Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC

Website: http://www.kitimatfishingguideandcharters.com and
Home Hardware Tackle Shop E-mail wakita@telus.net Phone 250-632-1275

Kitimat River – winter conditions are here now.

We received our first substantial snowfall this week. This snowfall followed a cold spell we received last week. We are starting to receive the typical variations of winter in the North West. These conditions deter most anglers except for the ardent ones like Ariel Kuppers who reports catching some Cutthroat Trout in the Upper Kitimat River.

I decided to stay inside this week and reminisce of warmer times such as the day Jesse Houston caught a 62lb Chinook on the Kitimat River. The day was June 11th and Noel Gyger and I were drifting the lower Kitimat when I received a phone call that Jesse had just caught a big Chinook in the hole below us. Jesse was fishing with Dustin Edwardsen and Hanna McCrea. Jesse caught this beauty on a Luhr Jensen http://www.repala.ca/ Kwik Fish K13. As the events evolved, Jesse had weighed it into our Instore Derby and his 62lb entry was determined to be the Winner of our Instore Derby. Jesse won a Fenwick http://www.purefishing.com/ HMX 11' Rod and a Murado Satellite Reel. Congratulations Jesse!

Summary
The Kitimat River will produce Trout for those who brave the elements of Winter and venture out. I intend to take care of some indoor projects until it warms up a bit. Stay Tuned!

Douglas Channel
I spoke to Lori at Mk Bay Marina today and she said that there were a few boats that ventured out but she did not hear if they caught any fish. She had heard that my good friend Victor Lick had caught 4 Chinook last Saturday. I did speak to Victor to get photos of these Chinook. Victor has been doing exceptionally well fishing for Winter Chinook this season. The Winter Chinook can progress throughout the next few months depending whether or not the Baitfish continues to linger in the Kitimat Harbour. Stay tuned!

Thank You to everyone who provided info and photos for this report. It is much appreciated.

We are booking for next season. We are also offering Gift Certificates for Guided River Trips and Ocean Charters for Christmas. Anyone interested please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca.

Thank You to everyone for providing photos and info to this Fishing Report.

Good Health and Good Fishing!

Sincerely and Cheers Ron Wakita
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Product Profile

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NEW PRODUCTS:

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Journey Mid Arbor Fly Reel Machined from solid Aluminum bar stock anodized pewter finish, disc drag and counter balanced spool.

Dragonfly Excalibur Cartridge Fly Reel The frame, spool and cartridge are all machined from solid Aluminum bar stock. Counter balanced spool, black anodizing and disc drag.
Redl Sports Distributors
7590 Conrad Street
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Canada V5A 2H7
Phone: 604-420-2323
Fax: 604-420-8176
Email: sales@redlsports.com
Sales desk fax: 604-420-2328

Redl Sports Dealers in the Northwest: City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods in Kitimat, Oscars Source for Sports in Smithers and Fish Tales Tackle Shop in Terrace
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Noel Gyger 96 fishing video clips on YouTube

Check out Noel Gyger fishing video clips
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=noelgyger Over 426,723 uploaded views

Chinook Video clips from 2010 season

The following are YouTube links. To watch in the highest quality “full screen” mode choose setting of 480p

June 17 32-pound Kitimat River Chinook Plays for 2:45
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfe0sBRphc0
June 22 Kitimat Chinook Adventure Plays for 4:03
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMk5oWOs1tE
July 8 CLACKACRAFT Kitimat Chinook Plays for 2:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKleEU9bcMg
July 27 Skeena River King Salmon Plays for 3:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9eQ66zFP14
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Guest Reports and Photos

*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.
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Marketplace

Contact me noel@noelgyger.ca anytime to post your items. There is no charge for a posting. Here are the latest postings:

Rod Days for Sale

For Sale: 50 Skeena River, section 2, classified rod-days for $2000. These rod-days come without the license. Without license means they can be sold only to guides that already own Skeena 2 rod-days. Contact Noel Gyger for more info. noel@noelgyger.ca
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Real Estate

Beautiful Log home right next to the famous Kitimat River

Kitimat BC A True Fisherman or Wilderness Lovers Dream Home. 2 minutes to Kitimat River Boat Launch. 3 Bedroom 2 full bathrooms, 2 Levels 1000sq/ft each plus 500sq/ft loft. 1000sq/ft detached heated shop with games room, plus second storage shed on extremely private tree'd lot. Beautiful cozy log cabin style home. Heated floors, many updates, New spa-steam-shower-tub, plus separate stand up shower in main floor bathroom. Loads of potential. Western Red and Yellow Cedar logs, 12"-20"" round. Unique Home. Asking $350,000. Please contact Noel Gyger for more information noel@noelgyger.ca

Terrace, BC This property is a ten minute drive from the Terrace/Kitimat Airport part way between Terrace and Kitimat. Near Mount Layton Hot springs, within 45 minutes of internationally acclaimed Shames Mountain, 15 minutes from 18 Holes at the Skeena Valley Golf Club, and central in all directions from world class salmon fishing, mountain biking, hiking or kayaking. This property features over 400 feet of sandy beachfront. While approximately 25 acres is left forested, the balance has been levelled and prepared for your dream home, or potential development. This property is home to local wildlife, including Moose, Deer, and perhaps the occasional Spirit Bear, plus countless smaller mammals and birds. This property is truly a one of a kind natural treasure. Properties of this quality rarely become available, act now! Contact Noel for more info. noel@noelgyger.ca

For Sale: Beautiful one level 4600 sq. ft. home on Skeena River Front 22km East of Terrace, BC

4.92 acres, fenced/landscaped around home. Click here to watch a 14 second video clip that shows the best gravel bar fishing for Salmon and Steelhead just out your door with stunning mountain views. Fruit trees, flowers, lawn. House was built in 1994 and has 4 bedrooms (so spacious, it could be 6 or more), 3 bathrooms, jacuzzi tub, fireplace, security system, double garage, tool-shed, storage buildings. The kitchen and dining room are open to one another and adjoins the family room where all the windows draw you in to look out over the Skeena River. The properties adjoining both sides of this home belong to the crown, so your privacy is assured. Suitable as a private home, B&B, lodge, or a private conference centre. Appraised at $640,000 discounted to $475,000 (fully furnished) for quick sale. Contact Noel Gyger for more info New! Oct 27/10 noel@noelgyger.ca

Terrace, BC With over 3200 feet of river front, panoramic mountain views, beautiful natural spring on the property, mobile home and guest cabin, barn, stable, workshop, gardens, a 5 1/2 acre area that was formerly a vegetable growing plot that supplied the local area and has been fallow for several years now. May be organically certifiable. Pick your fishing spot along the riverfront, with several different good looking options available. Clear views of the Seven Sisters range, plus mountains to the East, West and South as well. Located 76 KM East of Terrace this is literally a piece of Paradise on Earth. The balance of the property carries up the ridge toward the majestic peaks on the South side of Highway 16. Perfect as a small farm or build your dream home. Contact Noel for more info, maps and more photo's noel@noelgyger.ca

Smithers BC - 8 terraced acres of Bulkley River Waterfront. Experience the advantage of natures tranquility only 20 minutes from downtown Smithers, BC. Prime building lot awaits your ideas for development. Proven year round water source. Boat launch access for world class fishing, kayaking, rafting, etc. School bus service available. Recreation waterfront and privacy all at your door step. $175,000 Contact Noel Gyger for detail and more photo's. noel@noelgyger.ca

Kispiox BC - Fishing paradise out your back door, world record steelhead were caught in this fishing hole. 24 acres of rare Kispiox Riverfront and host to the "Cottonwood Hole". Level, benched property part. Flood plain. Value of old homestead at buyers discretion. Prettiest small parcel in the valley. $249,000 Contact Noel Gyger for detail and more photo's. noel@noelgyger.ca
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Wanted to Buy

I have a client who is interested in property of 5-10 acres or larger on the Skeena River or one of the tribs, not too far out from Terrace BC. Need winter access, hydro and phone connection, or at least wireless coverage. He wants to be able to walk down to the river with his Spey rod and fish, so Skeena 4 would be ideal, but no farther than USK. If you have larger acreage that is sub-dividable to suit my client please Contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

Contact me anytime noel@noelgyger.ca to post your FOR SALE river or ocean front property. Retirement folks from around the world are looking for this type of investment where they can fish the rest of their lives and still be close to home! There is NO charge for a posting. My FISHING REPORT AND WEBSITE has world wide reach. Monthly average: over 600,000 server requests handled.
View current postings http://www.noelgyger.ca/recreation-reti ... rfront.htm

Hi Noel, I have a client/friend that I’ve been fishing with in the Terrace and Smithers area for the past 10 years. We have been looking recently at land in order to put up a small fishing cabin but we’ve noticed that most land listings in the Terrace area are for large plots. I was wondering if you know of anyone that has a larger plot of land on the Skeena (around Usk would be perfect) that would be interested in subdividing out a section of about 1 or 2 acres. Walking access to Skeena would be nice but not necessary.

I would be able to handle the legal work and associated costs to subdivide, so I just need someone who might be interested in selling off a small piece of their land that they aren’t using. Also, it would need to have vehicle access which we could do by registered right of way across sellers prop if unavailable otherwise. Contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca if you have such property and I will put you in contact with the buyer.
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B&B’s For Sale

Sooke, BC Ocean Wilderness Inn This breathtaking 4.6 acre oceanfront property boasts a private setting with small creek towering trees and lots of wildlife for photographers and nature lovers. The beautiful walk on waterfront is almost a full mile of private beach. The home offers 9 very large bedrooms with large bathrooms. The fir floors blend into the log theme of the home, everyone who visits feels at ease in this comfortable home. Current owners have done extensive renovations to keep the property in top condition. The home has been featured in several publications and is well known for its great meals, crystal clear water, spectacular gardens and customer service. Enjoy spectacular views from the hot tub. Just a few minutes drive to fabulous salmon fishing and surfing beaches. Contact Noel Gyger for more info noel@noelgyger.ca

Quadra Island, BC Moon Shadows B&B 4500 square foot home on an acre of beautiful gardens, lots of room for toys in barn and storage shed. What a wonderful life choice with the ocean at your door step and fabulous Islands and inlets to discover while sailing or kayaking, fabulous fishing, clamming and oysters. Just a wonderful way to enjoy life while raising your family. Home is fully operational as a B&B, and is being sold with all furnishings, bedding and kitchen tools as the current owners are leaving the province. Contact Noel for more info noel@noelgyger.ca

Sooke, BC Coopers Cove Guest House Beautifully appointed 6 bedroom 7 bathroom waterfront B&B. This spectacular B&B was featured on Oprah for its gourmet cooking classes. Fabulous large professional kitchen, wonderful grounds complete with herb and vegetable gardens, and two hot tubs. Home is steps from the Galloping Goose Trail leading into the heart of Victoria. Contact Noel for more info noel@noelgyger.ca

To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm
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Contact information

GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!

Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
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It is NOT too late to book a guided river or ocean trip

NOW BOOKING for 2011: Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges for both river and ocean. There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot of free information and advice from a person with years and years of fishing and fish guiding experience. It is like hiring two guides for the price of one. I will promptly answer your questions and concerns. Contact Noel to book NOW.
noel@noelgyger.ca
Attachments
500x401-jessie-huge-kitimat-river-chinook.JPG
Commentary by Ron Wakita, "I decided to stay inside this week and reminisce of
warmer times such as the day Jesse Houston caught a 62lb Chinook on the Kitimat
River. The day was June 11th and Noel Gyger and I were drifting the lower Kitimat
when I received a phone call that Jesse had just caught a big Chinook in the hole
below us. Jesse was fishing with Dustin Edwardsen and Hanna McCrea. Jesse caught
this beauty on a Luhr Jensen http://www.rapala.ca Kwik Fish K13. As the events
evolved, Jesse had weighed it into our Instore Derby and his 62lb entry was
determined to be the Winner of our Instore Derby. Jesse won a Fenwick
http://www.purefishing.com HMX 11' Rod and a Murado Satellite Reel. Congratulations Jesse!" If you are interested to book a trip with Ron Wakita please contact Noel Gyger by Phone 250-635-2356 or E-mail noel@noelgyger.ca anytime. His website is http://www.noelgyger.ca
500x366-gill-photo-of-the-week.JPG
Photo of the Week: SEASONS PAST: Gill McKean holds his clients Steelhead caught on a Skeena tributary. Gill is the owner of Westcoast Fishing Adventures. He guides the
Skeena River and tribs plus many rivers north. Gear fishing was the call today.
Client was using Shimano http://fish.shimano.com reel, Gibbs
http://www.gibbsfishing.com spoon and Gamagatsu http://www.rapala.ca hook. If you are interested to book a trip with Gill McKean please contact Noel Gyger by Phone
250-635-2356 or E-mail noel@noelgyger.ca anytime. His website is
http://www.noelgyger.ca
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