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Fantastic British Columbia Fishing

Postby NoelGyger » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:38 am

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http://www.noelgyger.ca

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

Noel Gyger

August 22 to August 29, 2010

Dear Fishing Friends: :welcome:

SUMMARY: Temperatures near normal and a little rain. The rain is just what we needed. Fishing for Sockeye, Chum, Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char using fly, spin and conventional gear has been fair. The Skeena River was up then down this week but is still clean enough to fish. Sockeye fishing is good if you know the how and where to fish for them. Limit was 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 Chum and Pink. The Kalum River is in good shape. Steelhead and Coho are coming in now. Kitimat River is fishing very well for Coho, especially after the bump of water we had. The Douglas Channel is producing excellent numbers of Halibut and Coho.
The Harbour fishing is good. See New! Coho video clip below: Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is fair. August is usually slow but the Crab you do trap are full of meat. Check out the detailed Ron Wakita report below. The Zymoetz (Copper) River has a little stain but clean enough to fish. Summer-run Steelhead are moving in now. Prince Rupert reports an excellent Coho fishery. Lots of Halibut following the Salmon. Meziadin Lake is fishing slow for Rainbow and Dollies. Bell Irving should start producing some excellent Steelhead fishing. Check out the full report from Marvin Reid below. Bulkley River. The rain has not affected the river too much. It is still nice and clear and fishing well. Lots of Pinks and Coho and Steelheading has done pretty good as well. Kispiox River finally got some rain. River has come up and has dirtied a little but is still fishable. Fishing has done well for some. Coho, Sockeye and Steelhead. The Morice River is still a designated area on evacuation alert and people are not allowed up there for recreational means. As far as I understand, no fishing access on the river at this time. Check out the Bob Melrose report below. This week guide reports came from Ron Wakita, Marc Girard, Trent Vines, Mike Holland, Tracey Hittel, Gill McKean, Jeff Carlson and Marvin Reid. 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

August 26, 2010 One New item (conservation)
http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
August 26, 2010 One New item (Video Clip: Douglas Channel Coho Mayhem)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9jljMwgi_k
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River Reports Weather - Normal temp - Sunrise & Sunset - Tyee Test Fishery – Tides – Hydrometric Data

Bulkley River
The rain has not affected the river too much. It is still nice and clear and fishing well. Lots of Pinks and Coho and Steelheaders have done pretty good as well.

Kalum River
The river is clean. I have had reports of Steelhead and Coho being caught. The run should build over the next couple of weeks as the fall run Steelhead are due.

Kispiox River
We finally got some rain. River has come up and has dirtied a little but is still fishable. Fishing has done well for some. Coho, Sockeye and Steelhead are in the river.

Morice River
River has no access because of forest fires in the area. Call Ministry of Forests for more information: 250-692-2200

Skeena River
The Skeena River was up then down this week but is still clean. Sockeye fishing is slowing as most of the run has gone through. 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 Chum and Pink. This “is” the time to be out fishing on the Skeena.

Zymoetz (Copper) River
The water is clean enough to fish. Guides report lots of Steelhead in the river.

Meziadin River and Lake
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 – read the full report by Marvin Reid below.

Kasiks River
Coho are coming into the river now. There has been a bump in the water due to some local rain and the fish are moving up river. Fish the deep darker pools where they may be holding.

Exchamsiks River
Coho are coming into the river now. There has been a bump in the water due to some local rain and the fish are moving up river. Fish the deep darker pools where they may be holding.

Bell Irving River
Should start producing some excellent Steelhead fishing over the next couple of months

Bear River
In Stewart, BC should have some Coho entering that system soon.

Babine River and Lake
So the Babine has been fishing well. The river has been good. It’s tough to say though because some anglers who know how to fish the spot do just amazing, while others have a tough time. But fishing has done well over all. The lake has been a bit slower compared to other years. But I found that because the water is so warm, you have to fish deeper. We were fishing at 60 feet, when we normally fish at 30, and then we did well. Report from Rachel Leffers of Oscar’s Source for Sports in Smithers BC.
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Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports

Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
GOOD

Type of Fish Caught
River: Chum, Coho, Sockeye and Pink Salmon, 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: no big fish reported this week. Ocean: 100-pound Halibut out of Prince Rupert.

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 Coho Season in the Kitimat River is starting to get really good. A few crucial elements aligned this week to create some very good Coho fishing in the Kitimat:

1. We received some very much needed rain.
2. We received some big high tides this week
3. The rain stopped and the river dropped and remained clean.
4. Coho moved into the Kitimat River.

The end result was a bunch of happy fishermen, women and kids. Goose Creek and the lower, Lower Dike were the hot holes in the lower Kitimat with the Haisla Bridge producing sporadically. By the end of the week, the drift boaters had very good results drifting in the middle and upper sections of the Kitimat River especially after the rain.

Aug 22 9:02 PM Marc Girard and Ferd and Mary Bouzanne just saw a Kermodei Bear at the Big Spruce. They were unable to get any photos. Anglers please be on the look out for a photo opportunity of a lifetime.

Aug 26 I drifted the Kitimat River on a morning drift with Trent Vines and we hooked 6 Coho and landed 3. Trent is one of my Associate Guides and we were doing a pre-client drift in preparation for a booking we have coming up. We pride ourselves in staying dialed to the hot holes and tracking where the fish are holding as the river conditions change. Today's Coho were caught with Jim's Jigs and Rainbow Jigs. We tried Hot Shotting a few holes but the Coho seemed to want to chase the jigs. The Luhr Jensen http://www.rapala.ca Hot Shots have been our most effective lures to date but jigs were more effective this morning. I enjoy fishing with my Associate Guides as they are awesome anglers and wonderful guides. I affirmed my faith in Trent's ability today but I discovered that he is a lousy singer  Thanks for an awesome morning of fishing Trent.

Aug 26 Marc Girard, an associate guide for Reliable Guide and Charters drifted with his friends Clint and Gerry on an afternoon drift. They landed 2 Coho on their drift. Congratulations Guys. Anyone wishing to book a trip with Marc please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Aug 27 Reliable Guide and Charters had the pleasure of guiding Vincent Zylinski, his son Steve and his daughter Terri. Also along on the drift was Terri's boyfriend Mike. The Zylinski group was guided by Trent Vines and Mike Holland. During the drift with our clients, Trent's boat landed 7 Coho of 10 hooked and Mike's boat landed 6 Coho of 12 hooked. Mike and Trent had done pre-client drifts on Thursday the day before. The catch results verify the importance of pre-clients trips and the proof is in the results. The Kitimat River Coho run is still in its early stages but Mike and Trent did an excellent job providing our clients with very good numbers of opportunities to hook, fight and land Coho during their drift. Congratulations to Vince, Terri, Steve and Mike on their catch! Thank You for using our guiding services. Well done Trent and Mike! Any angler wishing to book a trip with either Mike or Trent please contact Noel Gyger noel@noegyger.ca

Aug 27 Mike Herzberg, an associate guide for Reliable Guide and Charters fishing with his long time friend and fishing partner Alvaro hooked 12 Coho and landed 6. Mike and Alvaro were using Luhr Jensen http://www.rapala.ca/ #35 Hot Shots and Pink Jigs made by Rainbow Jigs. Mike and Alvaro are both very gifted anglers. Well done Mike and Alvaro! Congratulations! Anyone wishing to book a trip with Mike please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Aug 27 Our Mobile Tackle Van logged 12 Coho hooked with 7 landed at the lower, Lower Dike and took this photo of Dick Woodcock and his 10lb Coho. Dick and most of the anglers were bar fishing with Yakama Bait Spin n Glos with Gibbs/Delta http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ hoochies. Other successful anglers were casting Gibbs Koho http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ 65 Blue Scale spoons with red back. Congratulation to all!

SUMMARY: The Kitimat River Coho season is progressing nicely and should have lots of Coho available to be caught in the upcoming Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Derby Sept. 4th and 5th Labor Day weekend. See poster below for all the details. Although other Salmon species such as Chum and Pink are in the river the main focus with be on Coho.

Douglas Channel

Aug 23 I had the pleasure of fishing with my good friend from Hawaii in the Douglas Channel, Kitimat Harbour. We hooked 7 Coho but only managed to land 3 during our morning trip. Losing Coho at the boat is a common and frustrating occurrence. It also provides awesome material to harass your fishing partner. Although we only landed 3 Coho we had a lot of fun harassing each other. The hottest rod was the `"high line" with a Gibbs http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ 8 oz. slip weight and a Hot Spot Blue/Green UV Flasher and a Rhys Davis Metallic Blue/Green Anchovy Head with a 4 1/2" Anchovy.

Aug 23 Wes Owen fishing with his good friend Wayne Southgate landed 3 Coho in a couple of hours fishing in the Kitimat Harbour. They were sitting in the coffee shop and had an inspiration to go fishing. 20 minutes later they had lines in the water and landed 3 Coho because they responded to the inspiration to go. Wes and Wayne would probably have otherwise sat in the local A&W telling fish stories rather than creating one. Well done guys! Next time please feel free to phone me to join you.

Aug 24 My good friend Ron Jones and I fished the Kitimat Harbour again on the morning slack tide. We had poor results landing Coho the day before so I downsized hooks to a #2 Treble Gamagatsu http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ hook. We landed the first 4 Coho we hooked. We were feeling pretty good about ourselves only to lose the next 4. Such is life in the Fishing world. The Fish Gods have a way of keeping anglers humble. We did however come home with 12 Dungeness Crab. Bon Appetite!

Aug 25 Wes Owen of Golden Fishing Adventures fishing with his clients John and son’s John, Gene, Bryce, and Derek landed 5 Coho, a Pink and a Chinook in the Kitimat Harbour. They lost a few more but the bite in the Kitimat Harbour was not as good as it normally is this time of year. Wes commented that his clients enjoyed themselves onboard Wes' 30' Bayliner. Congratulations! Well done Skipper.

Aug 22 to Aug 28 Andreas Handl of Kingfish Adventures submitted these photos of his clients and their catch. I apologize for not posting the names of Andrea's clients but I had not received the names at the time of posting this report. They all look pretty happy with their catch. They deserve Congratulations. Great Job Andreas! Anyone wishing to book a trip with Andreas please contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca

SUMMARY: The strong afternoon winds limited many boaters to morning trips in the Kitimat Harbour Fishery. Although there were some Coho caught in the Kitimat Harbour the catch numbers are not as good as previous years during the same time period. Most boaters are returning to the marina with 4 or 5 Coho in the cooler rather than their limit as they have had in previous years. I also wish the catch rates were better but I can only report the catches as they are, not what we wish them to be. Many of the Saltwater boaters who fish the Kitimat Harbour Fishery every year think that there are more Coho to come based on the catch rates of Coho on the outer Douglas Channel. Time will tell. Stay Tuned. Halibut continues to be good but many boaters catch their Coho first and then go Bottom Fishing if time allows.

With the economic downturn, we have plenty of days available for Driftboat trips, Saltwater Trips and Jet Boat Trips. The Coho Season is shaping up to be a good one and we would be happy to help create an awesome fishing experience for anyone interested. Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Thank You to everyone for contributing photos and info for this fishing report.

Sincerely and Cheers
Ron Wakita
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Gill McKean: Westcoast Fishing Adventures, Terrace BC and rivers north.

Hi Noel, fishing is great right now on the Skeena River. Water is in perfect shape. It is possible now to catch Steelhead, Coho and Pink on the same day. WOW. Lots of fun!

If you would like to reserve your ocean combo river trip for next year give Noel a call he can hook you up.

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 for details and prices noel@noelgyger.ca

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 for details and prices noel@noelgyger.ca

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 for details and prices noel@noelgyger.ca

Tight Lines

Gill McKean

Fishing is our addiction - Guiding is our passion - Adventure is in our blood
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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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Jeff Carlson: BC Style Fishing Charters and J&E Tackle Shop, Prince Rupert BC

Hi Noel, with sunshine and calm waters on August 18, 19 and 20th, it was fairly productive fishing Coho at “the Balls” north end of Dundas Island with a good chance for Chinook Salmon. Also, I fished the 21st and 22nd at “Indian Head” at the mouth of the Work Channel. With the weather turning for the worst I had to cancel my trips for the 23rd & 24th – gale-forced wind warning.

If the weather is calm and you can make the long journey into the Hecate Strait, there are a lot of Coho Salmon held up there. It is not uncommon to catch Halibut on the troll while fishing for Coho in the Strait. Thanks. Jeff

BOOK your charter dates now. Contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

Tight Lines and see you on the water.

Jeff Carlson – owner
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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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Jason Munday: Fish Tales Tackle Shop, Terrace BC

Hello Noel, well, Chinook are at a close. Sockeye are pretty much done also as both are in full spawn mode. Steelhead & Coho fishing has been and is very good right now. Coho fishing will be picking up soon as more and more are coming into the river. Fishers are doing very well in the main stream Skeena and in a couple of weeks rivers like the Lakelse will be Hot! (Hopefully). The Lakelse River is teaming with Pink Salmon right now. It’s fun for the kids to get out there and catch Pinks as they are an easy catch for the kids and a ton of fun. My kids Aaron & Brianna spent two days just hauling them in one after another with just a simple pink Rooster Tail lure and a spin rod.

Fish Tales has incredible deals on all of your fishing needs. We invite everyone to come in and check out our full inventory of equipment so you are properly prepared to catch your monster fish! We also have a complementary phone for our out of town guests to use to call home. Also, Fish Tales would love to display your favorite picture on our in-store BIG SCREEN. Please email your pictures to jason@fishtalesterrace.com so we can display them for all to see!

Happy Fishing to all from Fish Tales Fly & Tackle Shop!! P.S. We just received our shipment of Premium Roe!! Yes, That Roe!!!

Cheers!
Jason Munday
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Marvin Reid: Meziadin and Northern BC

I would like to say that the fishing at Meziadin has been great over the past week, unfortunately, I am unable to do so. Fishing has been quiet, which is unusual for this time of year. I have not been out on the lake this past week myself, but speaking with anglers that have been out, things are rather slow. Dollies and some nice Rainbows are being caught, but not in the numbers one would normally expect for this time of year.

Locally, the Bell Irving River should start producing some excellent Steelhead fishing over the next couple of months, as well as the Bear River in Stewart should have some Coho entering that system as well.

Just a reminder to our readers, access to Meziadin Lake will be severely curtailed after Sept. 22nd when the Park gate will be locked for the season. But there are still a few weeks to enjoy some local fishing, as well as some awesome scenery.
Marvin Reid

The commercial salmon fishery on the Meziadin is over and the targeted amount of Sockeye have been harvested.
The other good news is that fresh Sockeye continue to enter the Meziadin system which means that chances are still good that bright fish can be caught for awhile yet.

Meziadin Lake Provincial Park will be closing on Sept. 22nd, and the gate will be locked. The boat launch that is located on the Meziadin River will also be inaccessible, as it is on private property, and the road leading to it will be gated as well.

I am now the operator of Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, as well as operating the Park which has a Store, and wireless internet to all sites. We also offer Travel Trailer Rentals to persons wishing to enjoy the outdoor experience.

I do guided fishing trips on Meziadin and other local lakes along Highway 37.

Meziadin if not the best lake in Northwest BC for Dolly Varden and Bull Trout, up to 11 lbs, must be very close to the top of the list. I supply all rods, tackle and bait. Care of catch and cleaning.

Trips can be booked noel@noelgyger.ca by the hour or by the day. I use a 19ft Harbercraft powered by a 75 Yamaha.

Best regards, Marvin Reid
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Bob Melrose: Oscars Source for Sports, Smithers BC

Steelhead Paradise 2010

John Fennelly wrote a book back in 1963 that let the word out of the incredible Steelhead fishing to be found in the waters of the Skeena drainage. The book was titled "Steelhead Paradise". It told the world of the many rivers that have now become the promised land for the world's biggest Steelhead and her passionate lovers. Wherever Steelheaders gather, they will talk with reverent tones about the Skeena, Kalum, Copper(Zymoetz), Kispiox, Sustat, Babine, Suskwa, Bulkley and Morice. For here, lie some of the best Steelhead fishing in the world with relatively easy access. True, that probably many locals, wish that nobody knew but them, but that is evolution. Secrets don't stay secrets for very long. Much like those Montanans who wish "A River Runs Through it" had never been brought to the big screen, we in the Northwest of BC like to guard our secret. But the word is out, we have to live with it
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Steelheading has seen some lows and highs over the years. Habitat destruction, mismanagement, ocean survival, overfishing, commercial interception and the catch all phrase "Global Warming and Climate Change" can be the obvious excuses for low numbers. When we have good numbers returning they can simply say it is "Ocean Survival". I think, that it is most likely a crap shoot, and they don't really know for sure until the run is in. Much like the Fraser River Sockeye and the many stories of the imminent end of that run, lo and behold, this year they are talking about the best return in 100 years. Go figure. I guess what they are saying is, that it is a guess.

This year the Tyee Index for Steelhead show a roughly 75% increase over the decade average, and about equal to the bonanza years of 1998-2002. Now as we know nothing is written in stone when it comes to predictions, but it certainly looks good. Even in the bad years we have had visiting anglers come here and speak fondly of the fish, the scenery, the beautiful rivers and the friends they have met on the river.

Sometimes we just don't appreciate what we have. Many times I have asked a local angler if he needs his fall Steelhead tag, to be told "No way I'm going to buy a Steelhead Tag if I can't kill one", only to find the next guy in line has planed and saved for years, for his dream trip to BC in the hopes of catching a Wild Steelhead. which he then promptly and with great care must now release.

Steelhead, are by coincidence, or a master plan, also found in the most beautiful places on the planet. It just wouldn't be the same if Steelhead were found out in the plains or desert somewhere. Snow capped mountains, fall colors, eagles, bears both black and Grizzly, spent salmon, rainbows, fog, rain or snow, and postcard days are as much apart of Steelheading as are the fish.

The Skeena and its watershed have yielded Steelhead that only dreams are made of. Each year Steelhead are released, as they must be in BC, in the +48" range. Although the average fish is in the 10-12 pound mark, make no mistake, there be monsters here. Some days, we would work hard for a couple of takes, other days it was just too easy and we would limit ourselves to a couple of fish and move on, or try for that one unforgettable photo shot. As anglers, the next cast holds a lot of promise, but in Steelheading that next cast keeps us going long past when most anglers just have to take a break. A brief pause, a momentary rest and back to the cast, working the pool, keyed to the slight hesitation of the drift which may or may not have been a take. Senses are focused, you can't be thinking of other problems when you are on the river. It is just you and the fish.

Summer runs of Steelhead can be found in the Skeena in early July but in the upper reaches above Terrace the season starts about mid-August. Rivers are lower than normal for this time of the year and water is in great shape. Terrace, the Hazelton’s, Smithers and Houston are the main outfitting posts with accommodations, meals and guides available. Guides have an allotment of rod days and are usually booked in advance. Most guides are not available for one day trips as these are filled with anglers for 5-7 days at a time.

Although most visiting anglers and a large majority of local anglers pursue Steelhead with the fly they can be fished with spoons, spinners, bottom bouncing, pulling plugs, jigs or float fishing. A lot of our rivers are Wild Steelhead catch and release and single barbless hook only. Great care should be taken to bring the fish in quickly, release only when fish have fully recovered. Fish should be kept in the water and not skidded up on shore. If taking photos, plan the picture ahead of time and fish should only be out of the water for a few seconds.

Enjoy your last August weekend. September is just a few days away.

Prince Rupert Excellent Coho out of Rupert with the Northerns showing up. Lots of Halibut following the salmon runs in.

Kispiox River Finally we have got some rain! River has come up and has dirtied a little but is still fishable. Fishing has done well for some. Coho, Sockeye, and Steelhead,

Bulkley River The rain has not affected the river too much. It is still nice and clear and fishing well. Lots of Pinks, and Coho and Steelheading has done pretty good as well.

Morice River The Morice is still a designated area on evacuation alert and people are not allowed up there for recreational means. As far as I understand, no fishing access on the Morice at this time. Please call Ministry of Forests for more information: 250-692-2200

Be Bear Aware and carry Pepper Spray. Check your spray for expiry date!!!

Enjoy your weekend.
Bob Melrose
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Ace Line Hauler dealer in the Northwest: City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods in Kitimat; J&E Tackle Shop in Prince Rupert
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Regulation Change

Sockeye July 14 – August 22, 2010 2 per day. August 23 – September 15, 2010 1 per day

In other words:

Fishery Notice

“Effective 00:01 hours Monday, August 23, until 23:59 hours Wednesday, September 15 the daily limit for sockeye salmon has been decreased to 1/day from 2/day in the following waters:
-The mainstem waters of the Skeena River from the mouth upstream to a point immediately above the confluence with the Babine River.
Anglers are reminded of the sockeye non-retention area on the Skeena River near the mouth of the Kitwanga River as marked by boundary signs.
The possession limit for sockeye salmon is twice the daily limit
Variation Order No: 2010-354
For More Information
Mark Reagan, Resource Manager-Recreational Fisheries
North Coast Area
Phone (250) 627-3409”
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Electronic Voice can read this report to you – here’s how:

This needs to be done through Adobe Reader so I suggest you save the PDF file on your desktop and open with Adobe Reader. Go to top left where you see “View”. Click on “View” and scroll to the bottom of the menu list and select “Read Out Loud”. Then go back to “View” and scroll down again to “Read Out Loud” where you can choose 1) Read This Page only or 2) Read to the End of Document. Click on one and sit back and let the electronic voice read the report to you.
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New Video Clip posted August 26th 2010

For ALL links to ALL videos just click on link Video Clips http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm

Video description by Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters. I had the pleasure of fishing with my good friends Noel Gyger and Ron Jones on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. We hooked 7 Coho and landed 4 in a half day of fishing. Among the 4 Coho we landed was a double header that Ron and I landed 2 for 2. It was an enjoyable morning of fishing with 2 very good friends. We caught some Coho, ate some Crab, and told some fish stories while fishing in the Kitimat Harbour.

We were trolling with Hot Spot's Blue/Green UV Flasher and Rhys Davis Blue/Green Metallic Anchovie Teaser and Rhys Davis Anchovies from Berry's Bait and Tackle. The high lines were the most active using Gibbs http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ 8 and 12oz. slip weights. These were the hottest rigs for this week but as many anglers can appreciate, the hot lures can change as the season progresses. 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=x9jljMwgi_k It is also listed on the Video webpage http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm . Title: Douglas Channel Coho Mayhem! and listed in category 2010 Coho Clips. Clip #0015. Plays for 12:19 minutes.
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To help our fishing friends catch more fish with the right tools, here is a complete list of equipment used in this video:

Rods: (Ugly Stick) made by Shakespeare http://www.purefishing.com/
Reels: (lever drag) made by Shimano http://fish.shimano.com/
Nets: Gibbs http://www.gibbsfishing.com/ and the other net was a Sea King http://www.redlsports.com/
Fishing line: Berkley http://www.purefishing.com/ Big Game
Leader: Maxima Ultra Green
Hooks: Premade by Rhys Davis with Metallic Blue/Green Anchovy Teasers
Hook sharpener: Luhr Jensen http://www.rapala.ca/
Crab Traps: Sea King http://www.redlsports.com/
Bait basket: 2 Types - Danielson and Captain Crab
Carabineers: Home Hardware
Fish bags: Trophy XL http://www.redlsports.com/
Duck tape: Home Hardware
Rod Holders: Scotty: Scotty Orca http://www.scotty.com/
Downrigger and releases: Scotty http://www.scotty.com/
Crab measuring gauge: Gibbs/ Delta http://www.gibbsfishing.com/
Filet knife: 7" c/w spoon and Kershaw 7" with serrated edge by Normark http://www.rapala.ca/
Flasher: Hot Spot Blue/Green UV
Flasher: Skipper Flashers #1 http://www.gibbsfishing.com/
Flasher: Hot Spot Blue/Green UV
Crab and Rice Breakfast: Kikkomann Soy Sauce and Kokoho Rose Rice made by Chef Ron.
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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
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Jet Boaters be safe

A good set of oars and oar locks is not just for drift-boaters. The smartest thing you can do is install a good set of oars and oar locks in your jet-boat and learn how to use them. If your engine quits just snap in your oars and turn your jet boat into a drift boat and either row to shore or float to the boat launch. I have had to do this a few times myself when I was guiding. I’ve seen too many jet boats and all they have is puny paddles. One person with one paddle is useless and even two persons with two paddles is difficult to control a large or even a small jet boat. Throw those paddles away and get yourself a good set of oars and oar locks. Do it now! It may save your life. Drifting out of control into a log jam or boulders is no fun. Contact me anytime noel@noelgyger.ca and I will be happy to give you tips on how to row your jet boat.
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23rd Annual Kitimat Fish Derby – September 4 & 5, 2010
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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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Catch and Release Formula

Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches)
Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)
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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:
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Fiberglass Fish Reproductions

This 42 x 23.5 inch Steelhead was estimated to weigh 30-pounds. There are many sizes and positions available, and pretty much any species. Call Carey Braun anytime at 250-639-3769 and he will be happy to build one for you. Yes, that’s Carey in the photo. Place your order NOW
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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 for more info. noel@noelgyger.ca
Rick McDaniel Re/Max of Terrace
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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
Rick McDaniel Re/Max of Terrace
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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. Contact Noel Gyger noel@noelgyger.ca for detail and more photo's.
Chris Timms Calderwood Realty Ltd of Smithers
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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. 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Boats for Sale

Price reduced to $10,500

For Sale: Custom 15 foot all welded aluminum Jet boat: 2000 Johnson 40 jet power with power trim stainless steel impeller (and stock aluminum impeller) 8 degree hull with tunnel. Center consol. Front fishing platform with storage. 3 Rod holders. 1 Scotty down rigger. Hummingbird 520 fish finder, Karavan trailer. One owner, never used for guiding. Turn key ready. $11,500 obo. Phone 250-635-4007 ask for Jamie.
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Sale or Lease: 1997 24' Ali-Craft jet-boat & boat trailer: $35,000 (will cost you over $60K new) For complete listing details and contact info http://www.noelgyger.ca/articles/june-1 ... berger.doc (to read a Microsoft Word Document .doc)
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For Sale: 16' Fiberglass Dory and Trailer: $6,500 (will cost you $8-9K new) Very well maintained. Comes with anchor, anchor rope, life jackets (up to six), fish box, 10' ash oars, and spare new trailer tire. Has water-tight, lockable dry storage under the front seat also has dry storage under the bow. Knee braces at the bow, for standing & fighting fish while floating downstream. Current owner will deliver anywhere in northwestern BC. May be viewed at Meziadin Lake. Will consider a new model quad in good condition as trade. Contact Gary Miltenberger, e-mail only: gmiltenb@gmail.com Sorry, I don't have a phone.
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To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm
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Last Minute “discount” booking prices

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 for details and prices noel@noelgyger.ca

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 for details and prices noel@noelgyger.ca

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 for details and prices noel@noelgyger.ca

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 soon. noel@noelgyger.ca

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 Lara and I drifted Cablecar to Radley Park on Sunday, Aug. 22.
We hotshotted for coho using Fenwick http://www.purefishing.com 9' Legacy rods,
Ambassadeur http://www.purefishing.com 5600C5 reels, 15 lb. Berkley
http://www.purefishing.com Trilene Big Game line, and Luhr Jensen
http://www.rapala.ca #35 Hot Shots w/ 1/0 Gamakatsu http://www.rapala.ca siwash
hooks. Conditions were a little tough as we were facing not only an extremely low
river but a very strong south wind. We were unable to properly fish most of the
big, deep pools because there was so little current to get the plugs down and the
wind would blow the boat back upstream. We concentrated mainly on the stretches
with a heavy current and were able to hook five coho, landing two. Most of them hit
in less than four feet of water. I'm hoping we get enough rain this week to bring
the river up at least a foot or so. To book a first class guided trip contact Noel
Gyger 250-635-2568 noel@noelgyger.ca Website www.noelgyger.ca
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