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Fall Fishing in BC CANADA

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Fall Fishing in BC CANADA

Postby NoelGyger » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:39 am

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

Noel Gyger

September 12 to September 19, 2010

Dear Fishing Friends: :welcome:

SUMMARY:
Weather has been excellent with lots of sunshine. Fishing for Steelhead, Coho, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char using fly, spin and conventional gear has been excellent.
The Skeena River is very low and in excellent shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Coho is excellent. It is not uncommon to catch both Steelhead and Coho on the same day.
The Kalum River is very low and in excellent shape. Steelhead and Coho are coming in now. I have reports of some great catches.
The Kitimat River remains very low and clear. The best fishing results have been achieved during the early mornings or when the "Tide Fish"(Coho moving on the incoming tides) are moving through the lower Kitimat River.
The Douglas Channel Coho is hit and miss during this time of the year. Most of the Coho are heading for or are already in the rivers that they will be spawning in. The Kitimat Harbour Fishery is still producing Coho and with the nice weather a few boaters trolling the harbour are being rewarded for their efforts.
Check out the Ron Wakita report below.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is very clean. Summer-run Steelhead are moving in now and great catches are being reported.
This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Mike Herzberg, Ariel Kuppers and Wes Owen. Thank you to all of the fishing guides and anglers who sent reports and photos. It is very much appreciated!

WARNING: BEARS on all our rivers. Be Bear Aware and carry Pepper Spray.
Check your spray for expiry date!


With the participation of some of the Best Dealers (Tackle Shops) in the Northwest I have distributed DVD players and Video clips featuring the Best Fishing in the Northwest highlighting several of the Best Guides and Charters in the Northwest using a variety of the Best Fishing Products on the Market today. The dealers that have the
DVD players are: Home Hardware in Kitimat, J&E Tackle and Hunting Shop in
Prince Rupert, Oscars Source for Sports in Smithers, Meziadin Park Store in
Meziadin Lake BC and Fish Tales Tackle Shop in Terrace.
Please visit these Tackle Shops to watch the shows!

This may be the time to book that guided fishing trip of a lifetime! A few day bookings and lodge packages are being offered at super low discount rates.
Click here for details http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
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New Items on Website

September 17, 2020 Two New items (conservation)
http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
September 14, 2010 One New item (Video Clip: Elaine’s Kitimat River Coho)
http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
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River Reports Weather - Normal temp - Sunrise & Sunset - Tyee Test Fishery – Tides – Hydrometric Data

Kalum River
The river is in excellent shape. I have had reports of Steelhead and Coho being caught in both the upper and lower sections.

Skeena River
The Skeena River is in excellent shape. Fishing for Steelhead and Coho is excellent. It is not uncommon to catch both Steelhead and Coho on the same day.

Zymoetz (Copper) River
The water is in excellent shape. Steelhead fishing is fantastic!

Kasiks River
Coho are coming into the river now. The water is very low and they are not moving up river very fast. Fish the deep darker pools where they may be holding. Don’t fish unless you see them rolling.

Exchamsiks River
Coho are coming into the river now. The water is very low and they are not moving up river very fast. Fish the deep darker pools where they may be holding. Don’t fish unless you see them rolling.

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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
EXCELLENT

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

Thank you for using barbless hooks! (This is a BC fishing regulation)

Largest Fish of the Week
River: 15-pound Steelhead from the Skeena River. 16-pound Coho from the Kitimat River. Ocean: 67-pound Halibut out of Kitimat BC.

BOOKING NOW for fall Steelhead and Coho. 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 Your “dream trip” awaits. Contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca anytime…to start planning your trip. Everything will be to your entire satisfaction
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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
I apologize for a shortened version of this Fishing Report but I was feeling a bit under the weather.
The Kitimat River remains very low and clear. The best fishing results have been achieved during the early mornings or when the "Tide Fish"(Coho moving on the incoming tides) are moving through the lower Kitimat River.

Sept 12 Manny Arruda submitted this photo of a 16lb 12oz. Kitimat River Coho. Wow! Nice Coho Manny. It is really close to the same size as the Coho that your sister, Maria caught. Congratulations to you both.

Sept 12 Mike Herzberg drifted with his friends Alex and Pete. They landed 2 Coho out of the 6 they hooked. They hooked their Coho on Hot Shots http://www.rapala.ca/ and on Jigs. Congratulations Alex and Pete! Well done Mike!

Sept 15 Ariel Kuppers guided our clients Bill Neighbour and Dave Thomas. They hooked into 7 Coho and landed 2. Two were hooked on Luhr Jensen http://www.rapala.ca/ #35 hotshots and the rest float fishing roe with Gibbs http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ floats and 2/0 Gamakatsu http://www.rapala.ca/ hooks.

Sept 15 Mike Herzberg reports" Fishing still really slow because of the low water, but we managed to get a few each drift. Anter landed a beauty on Tuesday". Well done Anter.

Summary:
Coho stock numbers will continue to improve throughout September. The challenge will be to figure out the best times and tackle to catch them. Early mornings and evenings are usually the best times. As for tackle, spoons, hot shots http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ , jigs, spinners, float-fishing or bottom-bouncing roe are some of the most effective methods but on any given day one, none or all may work. Coho fishing in this very low, clear water is a challenge. I look forward to posting the photos of the anglers who figure it out.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL
Sept 12 Wes Owen called me at 10:00 AM saying that he was on his way in from fishing and he had his limit of 4 Coho in the cooler fishing by himself. Wes has some clients coming this week and wanted to stay dialed to where the Coho were holding in the Kitimat Harbour so he decided to go out this morning. Wes hooked 7 Coho to land the 4 Coho that he kept. Well done Wes!

We have plenty of open dates for Driftboat Trips for Coho and Saltwater Charters for Coho and Halibut. Any interested anglers please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Good Health and Good Fishing!

Sincerely and Cheers Ron Wakita
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Video Clip

September 14, 2010 One "New" clip posted on Video Clips http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm

Commentary by Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters. I had the pleasure of fishing with my very good friends Noel Gyger and Syd and Elaine Pallister for Coho on the Kitimat River September 8, 2010. Syd is one of the owners of Gibbs/Delta Tackle http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ . We hooked 4 Coho during our short morning drift but Elaine managed to land the only one. Hurray for Elaine! We had a great day on the Kitimat River. We hooked our Coho on Luhr Jensen http://www.rapala.ca/ Hot Shots although we tried to entice Coho with Gibbs Koho and Croc lures http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ . We watched a local angler, Randy Dean land 2 Coho with Koho lures. Randy had an interesting comment that the Gibbs lures worked best at day break. The weather turned out to be outstanding and we had a great morning of fishing. Thank You to Syd, Elaine and Noel for your wonderful company.

Note: to watch the video in the highest possible quality be sure to choose the option 480p on YouTube Go here for a direct link to this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzHLSWHYvtA It is also listed on the Video webpage http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm . Title: Elaine's Kitimat River Coho and listed in category 2010 Coho Clips. Clip #0017. Plays for 3:27 minutes.

Drift boater plug pulling dream come true. How does one know how much line is let out? The answer is, get one of these reels! Abu Garcia http://www.purefishing.com/ has come out with two fishing reels with line counters. One reel is for the BIG Chinook and the other smaller one for Coho and Steelhead. Secret, don’t tell anybody but to catch Coho set the centre line at 55 feet the outside left and right at 48 feet. Have fun with them. Yes, we used the smaller reel in the video.
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Gill McKean: Westcoast Fishing Adventures, Terrace BC and rivers north.

Hi Noel, fishing has been outstanding for me this week on many different rivers. I am sorry I just do not have the time to send you some pics. Next week for sure. The following are some special deals I am offering to potential clients. Have them contact you direct to book. noel@noelgyger.ca Thanks. Noel

NEW! I am offering a "Super Special" FULL DAY guided Drift-Boat fishing trip on the Skeena and Kitimat Rivers! Maximum 4 per boat. Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca for details and prices

NEW! I am offering a “Super Special” FULL DAY guided Jet-Boat fishing trip on Skeena and Tributary Rivers! Maximum 4 per boat. Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca for details and prices

NEW! I am offering a “Super Special” TWO FULL DAYS guided Jet-boat fishing trip on rivers north. Minimum two persons required to do this trip. Maximum four persons. This trip involves lots of travel so one overnight is required. Guests are responsible for their own meals and accommodations. Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca for details and prices

Tight Lines Gill McKean

Fishing is our addiction - Guiding is our passion - Adventure is in our blood
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Jason Munday: Fish Tales Tackle Shop, Terrace BC

Hello Noel. Fishing for Steelhead & Coho is fantastic on all of the Steelhead rivers, including the mainstem Skeena, Kalum and Zymoetz (Copper) River. If you know the where and how you can catch Steelhead on a dry fly. WOW…does that sound like fun or what? The shop has been extremely busy with exited and happy anglers. Come in for a coffee!

Cheers! Jason Munday
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Product Profile

House brands of Redl Sports Distributors

Dragonfly – Performance Fly Fishing Products
Based in Burnaby, BC Dragonfly carries a wide selection of performance fly fishing products that meet the needs of North American flyfishers. Their products include five series of fly fishing rods, six models of fly fishing reels, packs, accessories and flytying materials

Rod – Expedition Series with moderate-fast action, black Hialoy stripping guides, uplocking aluminum reel seat with wood grain composite insert. Reel – large arbor, die cast frame and spool, large arbor for faster retrieve & smoother drag, disc drag system, counter balanced spool and matte black powder coated finish.

3 Part Chestpack (front view) – Carry your essential gadgets while flyfishing is easier than ever with Dragonfly’s new 3 part chestpack. Loaded with pockets on both front and back, the 3 part chestpack is designed for better gear organization without hindering your mobility. It has accessory D rings, 3 pockets in each front part, integrated retractors and mesh pockets.
Fly fishing accessories – Dragonfly carries a wide selection of fly lines, backings, leaders tippets and fly tying materials. Visually meet the "best" fly fishing tackle and accessories. Watch Podcast 0018 http://www.noelgyger.ca/podcast0018.mp4 Chad Black shows "best" Dragonfly fly fishing tackle and tips…very important podcast to watch.


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Chinook Video clips for 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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Steelhead run this year is:

Just glancing over the Tyee Index for Steelhead as of August 12th, and must say the numbers look encouraging. The 1998-2002 seasons were the glory years, and those of you fishing then probably have many fond memories of that period. The numbers this year show the closest to those wonderful times over the last ten years.

Of course, a lot of things can happen, and often do when it comes to fishing. But by nature anglers are more glass half full than glass half empty people and time on the river is really never wasted. As Roderick Haig-Brown so wisely said "If fishing is just an excuse to be close to rivers, I'm glad I thought of it." So, if the numbers look good, we think it is going to be good, and we always go out there optimistically – info courtesy Bob Melrose

This may be the time to book that guided fishing trip of a lifetime! A few day bookings and lodge packages are being offered at super low discount rates. Go here for details http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
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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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Real Estate

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 noel@noelgyger.ca for more info.
Rick McDaniel Re/Max of Terrace

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 noel@noelgyger.ca for more info, maps and more photo's
Rick McDaniel Re/Max of Terrace

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 noel@noelgyger.ca for detail and more photo's.
Chris Timms Calderwood Realty Ltd of Smithers

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 noel@noelgyger.ca for detail and more photo's.
Chris Timms Calderwood Realty of Smithers
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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

New! This week! 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 noel@noelgyger.ca for more info

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 noel@noelgyger.ca for more info

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 noel@noelgyger.ca for more info
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To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm
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NEW! I am offering a "Super Special" FULL DAY guided Drift-Boat fishing trip on the Skeena and Kitimat Rivers! Maximum 4 per boat. Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca for details and prices

NEW! I am offering a “Super Special” FULL DAY guided Jet-Boat fishing trip on Skeena and Tributary Rivers! Maximum 4 per boat. Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca for details and prices

NEW! I am offering a “Super Special” TWO FULL DAYS guided Jet-boat fishing trip on rivers north. Minimum two persons required to do this trip. Maximum four persons. This trip involves lots of travel so one overnight is required. Guests are responsible for their own meals and accommodations. Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca for details and prices

We also have some great spaces during our Fall Steelhead and Coho season, during the weeks of: September 12 to 18, September 26 to October 2, October 10 to 16 and October 31 to November 6. With the Steelhead numbers at Tyee, it’s shaping up to be a good Summer and Fall on our rivers. If interested please contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca soon.
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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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Photo of the Week. Hi Noel, My friend Anita and I drifted the lower Kitimat this
morning Wednesday, September 15th. Fishing still pretty slow because of the
extremely low water level. Did manage to hook a few on plugs, including this honker
of a Northern Coho. This slab buried the rod tip when it smashed the
Kwikfish...same time the rod went down the Coho exploded to the surface of the pool,
head shaking and Luhr Jensen K13 rattling. Put on quite a show before I was able to
net it for her. This fish was by far the largest Coho out of my boat so far this
year. Best regards, Mike Herzberg. Would you like to book a guided fishing trip to
catch fish like this? If YES...then contact Noel Gyger
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