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Guided Fishing Terrace BC Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:07 pm
by NoelGyger
The photo of the week shows me with a male Steelhead landed a few years ago. The other gentleman is Italo Labignan of Canadian Sport Fishing Over the years Italo and I have shot over 11 television fishing shows in northwest BC for both Steelhead and Salmon. We were doing a shoot on the Kalum River in the spring. The wild Steelhead at this time come in all colours. The males usually are darker than the females. Some fish have been in the river all winter and some have just come in. You don’t know which ones you are going to catch. Just “kiss em” all and let em go! If you are interested to watch any of these fishing shows on DVD please contact Italo.

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated December 30 – January 6, 2008
(Number 52)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: I am celebrating “one year” of publishing the fishing reports, hope you will celebrate with me. Yes, it’s been one year. How time flies. The first report, in this new series, was sent out on January 7, 2007 exactly 52 weeks ago to a new e-mail list. I would like to thank everyone who signed up over the year to receive them.

Winter Steelheading is in full swing on a number of our local rivers. The day time air temperatures have been hovering around zero to plus one. Sometimes rain, sometimes snow. Anyway, typical fishing conditions for this time of year. Most all rivers are low and clean. Be careful walking on the ice near the edges. The Kitimat River is fishing OK for Trout if you can find some open water.

Thank you to those who have sent me their vote for best 2007 fishing Photo of the Week. Keep those votes coming. It is wonderful to hear from you.


- Jan 1/08 One Conservation item
- Jan 1/08 Vote for your favorite 2007 Photo of The Week
- Jan 3/08 One Conservation item

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.

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: Periods of snow mixed with rain ending this morning then cloudy and 60 percent chance of flurries. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Temperature steady near -1 C Region normal: Max. Temp. 1.5 degrees C. Min. Temp. -0.7 degrees C. Sunrise 8:55 am Sunset 4:25 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 although sections of the river are frozen over. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape but ice is starting to form. Also some parts of the river are completely frozen over. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is low and clean.


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SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean. Frozen over in spots. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout one can catch if you can “brave” the weather.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. I have a report of some fishermen who did very well over the Christmas holiday. They say fishing was “great”!

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 upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for the winter Steelheaders to enjoy.

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.


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


As we approach mid winter my mind “drifts” back to a particular warm summer day in July 4th, 2007. My family and I were fishing with ocean charter guide Wes Owen who operates out of the Douglas Channel near Kitimat. We thought if the fishing for Chinook was slow we would try to “net” some Dungeness Crab. Wes said we should be able to catch both. He was correct. We did catch both and we had a great day. Wes is a first class guy. We all were very comfortable on his 11 foot beam, Bayliner "Lil Kris". Check out the video clip at: Video Clip 0005 Title: A day with charter guide Wes Owen…or check out the full report (to warm your bones from the winter chills) at ... 8_2007.doc


To: Nimmo Bay Resort: “Last night I was a glacier. Today I was a waterfall. Tomorrow I will be an ocean.”, Gray Hawn, Photographer

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Broke 3 rods – enough said. Great time! Thanks…” – Jon Honore, California


The photo above was sent to me by Genady Davidov. Genady and his two fishing friends had booked a guided fishing trip with me and they said they had a “great” time. They were guided to many different rivers and caught many Steelhead, Salmon, Trout and Dolly Varden Char.

*** 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)

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports

Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.

For Sale: Do you want to get into the angling guide business and want to purchase classified rod days? I have 450 Skeena 2 rod days and license for sale. Contact Chris in Austria via e-mail

For Sale: 20 foot Jetcraft. This boat is in immaculate shape. It has 158 hours on it. Power is a 350 cubic inch Chevy with a 3 stage Kodiak jet. Lockable storage in the bow, built in fish tank in the bow with running water, lockable side tray on the port side, Humming Bird sounder/fishfinder, rod holders, sleeper seats on port side, pedestal helmsman seat, storage box seat, has heater and defroster. Tandem TI trailer with bearing buddies and brakes on all 4 wheels. Deluxe in every way! $28,000. For more information Terrace BC call Ted 250-635-5072

Wanted to buy: 18-20 foot flat bottom jet boat with centre console, motor and trailer a bonus but not mandatory. Peachland BC Contact Rob 250-767-6456 or 250-864-8644 or or Rick 250-212-2314

For Sale: magnificent Fishing Lodge in the heart of Patagonia. Located in what probably is the very best spot for salmon runs in the whole South American continent. Ask for full information by contacting Carlos Hernandez of Hunting & Fishing in South America via e-mail

Wanted to buy: large arbour reel for 9-10 wt Spey rod. Would consider a used one in good condition. Terrace BC E-mail Rick Morrison

For Sale: 12 foot Port-a-bote folding boat. $1000. Terrace BC Phone 250-631-3161

For Sale: 16 foot Aluminum boat with a 40hp Evinrude. Boat, trailer and motor $1500. Complete with Hummingbird sounder, VHF marine radio, downriggers $2000. Kitimat BC E-mail

For Sale: Three 20 foot Custom Flat Bottom Jet Sleds (build by Dennis Farnsworth) with Mercury 90hp/65 Jet and trailers. $8000 each OBO Houston BC E-mail James Britton

To view the items currently listed please cast to:

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Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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Re: Guided Fishing Terrace BC Canada

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:26 pm
by allingeneral
Thanks for the report Noel. You put together a lot of good information here.

If anyone is interested in receiving Noel's fishing report in their email, just send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger and Noel will add you to the distribution!