Page 1 of 1 BOOKING NOW for spring Steelhead

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:09 pm
by NoelGyger
The photo of the week shows me with a beautiful winter Kalum River wild Steelhead. The photo was taken quite a few years ago (when my beard wasn’t so grey). Oh…how time flies. The photo was taken by my good friend Mark Anthony Krupa. He is the man with the 5 star fishing show Hooked with Mark Krupa

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated January 20 – January 27, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: It has been very cold all week. I don’t think the day time air temperature went above freezing once. Too cold for me to go fishing but I think some young folks are still going. All of our local rivers are extremely low and clean. With these conditions the angler must be stealthy as the fish are spooked. Try using small terminal tackle and only fish the deep water. I have a report from the Kitimat River of two Steelhead landed on January 25.

The Quality Water Strategy process has started in the Skeena region. The strategy is a provincial initiative that involves a partnership between commercial guides, resident angler and the Ministry of Environment, designed to maintain and enhance British Columbia’s world-class fisheries.

The strategy is a community engagement process, utilizing input from provincial, regional and local recreation angling sectors to identify waters of concern and develop new or revised regulation.

The end product on the engagement process will be an AMP (Angling Management Plan) on Skeena’s 11 wild Steelhead Rivers that will recommend revisions to current sport fishing regulations as they pertain to angler-use.

NOTICE As you may know I have a webpage dedicated to this strategy. Quality Water Strategy Cast to this page often as many updates will be posted there.

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. I will let you know at the end of January which one received the most votes. Cast here to view the photos again VOTE NOW!


- Jan 20/08 Conservation
- Jan 22/08 available dates for spring Steelhead at Nicholas Dean Lodge Special Guided Trips
- Jan 25/08 a link to the 2008 Kermodei Tourism Guide to Terrace and Region News Bulletin

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
Chad Black

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: A few flurries ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind north 40 to 60 km/h. High -2. Region normal: Max. Temp. 0 degrees C. Min. Temp. -2.0 degrees C. Sunrise 8:33 am Sunset 5:01 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 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 as long as one can “brave” the weather.

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 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.

Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of January 20 to January 26, 2008

The fish of winter can be stunning!

The weather has been taking a turn for the worse here in Terrace, at least from a fishing point of view! Last weekend, a few of the guides here at the lodge experienced good fishing on a local Skeena River tributary for a typical winter’s day, hooking into 4 Steelhead, landing two, along with several very nice Coastal Cutthroat Trout. However, the weekend has seen a lot of snowfall and accumulation on the ground, and temperatures have dropped as low as – 10 C. The forecast for next week is for even colder weather, which will likely freeze a lot of the rivers over.

Despite all this, it’s simply nice to get out fishing when you can and you must take the bad with the good. I suppose it’s the thrill of the chase that makes Steelhead fishing so challenging, and at the same time, rewarding! After the cold spell next week, it is forecast to be warmer weather, so fishing conditions should be a little better then…

This is also a great time to book a trip with us if you are thinking of coming to the Skeena region in 2008. There are still several prime time spaces available, starting with our Spring Steelhead season, Trophy Chinooks and Fall Steelhead and Coho. Be sure to contact Noel today for your rod-bending, reel-screaming trip of a lifetime…

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels,

Chad Black
Operations Manager
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: Sorry, no report from Ron this week.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Sorry, no report from Ron this week.

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 an overview of Nimmo Bay. Our guests and employees truly do have a wonderful environment in which to spend their valuable time. There are many adventures available here and Fishing is just one of many.

Our Heli-Fishing and Heli-Ventures programs provide guests with a multitude of wilderness opportunities. You can catch Steelhead, Salmon and trout as well as go kayaking, rafting, beachcombing, whale watching and heli-hiking.

How many people have stood on a 10,000 year old glacier and used some if its ice to cool their single malt scotch?

Who has stood almost face to face with Grizzly bears as you both compete for wild pacific salmon in a pristine river?

Who has heard the cry of an eagle overhead as he watches you from his lofty perch in a misted spruce top?

We are a part of the last frontier of wilderness adventure. The coast of BC and the Mountains and rivers therein, are home to the charismatic mega fauna we have come to know and love from books and movies, but here they are very real and provide you with a first hand look at their lifestyle.

From the fish you catch to the wildlife and habitat your experience, Nimmo Bay is the real McCoy. Give Noel a call and join us for the time of your life.

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


The photo is of a beautiful wild Coho Salmon landed by Genady who is from Ontario. He was being guided by Dustin Kovacvich of Nicholas Dean Lodge.


To: Nimmo Bay Resort: “I will return back to Nimmo Bay and although I don’t know if it will be as special as my first trip, I’m going to keep coming back to see if I can recapture the magic. Thanks again for creating an experience that outperformed the great expectations we had coming in.” Todd Pope, Newell Rubbermaid, President, Tools & Hardware Group

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Good fishing, good company, good time! PS Good food too.” – Jim Birkbeck, England


The photo is of a beautiful Steelhead landed by Kevin on December 29, 2007 on the Kalum River. Thank you for sending it to me Kevin.

*** 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: Classified Rod Days. Angling Guide in Terrace BC has an angling license on the class 2 section of the Skeena River and 50 rod days for sale. It is a great opportunity for some one expanding a business or trying to get a foot in the door. Contact Adam 250-635-9765 or e-mail New Jan 13/03

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

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Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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