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Skeena River BC Canada

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Skeena River BC Canada

Postby NoelGyger » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:53 pm

The photo of the week shows angling guide Sky Richard holding up his clients Skeena system BIG Chinook (King) Salmon from last season for a quick photo. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Dean Lodge

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated December 9 – December 16, 2007

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has warmed up and fishing for winter Steelhead is back on. Both the Kalum and Zymoetz (Copper) River have a good run of fish in them. The daytime temperatures have been mostly above freezing. Both fly and spin rod are working well. Access to the rivers is still pretty good as we have not yet had a lot of snow.


- Dec 11 available dates for Spring Steelhead
- Dec 14 one item re Conservation

NOW BOOKING FOR 2008 Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges. 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. Cast here to read more of what I have to offer.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.


Craig Murray
Ron Wakita
Dustin Kovacvich

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.


LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: Where: Angler: (none reported this week)

WEATHER: Flurries. Amount 5 to 10 cm. Temperature steady near plus 1. Region normal: Max. Temp. 0 degree C. Min. Temp. -5 degrees C. Sunrise 8:51 am Sunset 4:09 pm

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on: ... f=wxbtnold

WATER CONDITIONS: The Skeena is very low and in good shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape but ice is starting to form. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in excellent shape. Kitimat River is low and clean.


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KITIMAT RIVER: ... id=08FF002

SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout one can catch.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is in fair shape today and fishing for Steelhead is fair also. Of course this depends on the weather.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of November 9 to December 15, 2007

Since it warmed up fishing has resumed. I need to get out and try my luck for a winter Steelhead sometime soon.

Dustin Kovacvich
Lodge Manager and Head Guide
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: Water conditions are not very good. At times the river is full of slush.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Hardly anybody has been out fishing on the ocean.

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables ... h&region=1

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort

Here is how to get to a shore lunch to remember. Eating a gourmet feast at the foot of, and surrounded by, a 10,000 year old glacier. Lot’s of ice for those tall cool ones.

Each day brings a new exciting adventure when you're Heli-fishing at Nimmo Bay.

Noel's client anglers will call him just to find out about this incredible adventure. 2008 fishing is just around the corner.

But right now Nimmo Bay has come to St. John's Newfoundland. Craig & Deborah & family are in a wonderful little house in the Battery, overlooking St. John's harbour. Picture perfect.

Merry Christmas everyone who reads this web story. We look forward to meeting any one of you, one day at Nimmo Bay.

Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)

To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine

Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.


2005/2007 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
Effective April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007

2006/2007 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
Effective April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007

NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s


My mind drifts back to warmer days when Nicholas Dean Lodge invited me to spend some time with them at their out-post camp on the Skeena River in mid August. The scenery at their camp is nothing short of spectacular; soaring, snow-capped mountains, a large wild river and abundant wildlife are your backdrop as you cast for the Skeena’s legendary wild Steelhead and Salmon. Yes, you can catch all specie in one day…and on the fly rod… that is real special. The young lady in the photo caught this fresh Sockeye on her fly rod.

The camp consists of two-person sleeping tents, cook shack, dry room and a privy. The sleeping tents are quipped with bunks and mosquito netting and pup tents are available for the kids. Hot breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the cook shack; you can dine at the table or take your meal with you to your favorite fishing spots.

I truly had a great time! I managed to shoot many video clips three of which are posted on the website They are Steelhead video clips #0043, 0044 and 0045.

The week Aug 17 – 23, 2008 is already booked up. Contact me soon for other available dates. Skeena Camp Package $2195 CDN includes 5 days guided fishing, 6 night’s meals and accommodation at the camp.


To: Nimmo Bay Resort: “After 37 years of marriage this was the happiest I have seen my wife!”, Tommy Edwards, North Carolina

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Great water, great lodge, staff and guides" – Terry Jenkins


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

2007 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

CATCH & 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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Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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Re: Skeena River BC Canada

Postby RACN35 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:47 am

roger that Noel !! Great reading man !!
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