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Fishing Guide for wild Steelhead in Terrace BC Canada

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Fishing Guide for wild Steelhead in Terrace BC Canada

Postby NoelGyger » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:52 pm

The photo of the week shows me with a beautiful, bright female Steelhead landed and released on the Kalum River last week. It was a GREAT day fishing!

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated March 16 – March 23, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week (little rainy at times) and the Steelhead fishing is good for both spin and fly rods. Both the upper and lower sections of the Kalum River are in good shape and the water is very low. The spring melt off on the mountains has not started yet. The fishing pressure is light also. The lower Zymoetz (Copper) River is still holding a few Steelhead and a few fresh ones are coming in now. I have a report of a few fish being caught on the fly rod. The ice that was a problem earlier has melted. A few fishermen are now starting to fish on the main stem Skeena River looking for that spring run Steelhead. In the meantime lots of Cutthroat and Dolly Varden Char to keep the fishermen entertained while waiting for Steelhead. See a Kalum River report below. See a Kitimat River report below.

BOAT RAMPS: The Kalum River boat launch in Fishermen’s park near town is closed for now as repairs are being done. The ramp on the other side (Kitsumkalum First Nations) is open. Be careful when jet boating as the water is extremely low.

Kitimat and Terrace prepare to welcome visitors to the area. We are all looking forward to a good tourist season this year.
- Mar 18/08 one Steelhead video clip #0046 posted on “Video Clips”

- Mar 22/08 two quotes posted on “Quality Waters Strategy”

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

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: approx 10-pound Steelhead Where: Kalum River Angler: Brent Mailcouy

WEATHER: Flurries or rain showers with a risk of a thundershower. High plus 4. Region normal: Max. Temp. 9 degrees C. Min. Temp. 0 degrees C. Sunrise 7:46 AM Sunset 7:40 AM

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 may still have some icy sections along the edge that may drop into a deep pool. Please be very careful waking on this ice. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good 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 and most of the ice is all gone.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good. The water is very low, so one must be very careful if using a boat.

March 18, 2008 I went fishing with my friends Rob and Brent on the upper Kalum. We noticed on arrival at the boat ramp the water had dropped even lower than it was the last time we were out. This limited the number of pools we could access to fish. It did not matter as we fished for only a half a day. Last time out Rob and I hooked seven Steelhead but it was slow this time, we hooked only two. Out of those two Brent landed a dark Male that weighed around 10-pounds. I decided to shoot a little video. Here is the direct link to the video clip Video Clip 0046 Brent's Kalum Steelhead. Hope you enjoy it. The Kalum River gives up a mix bag of Steelhead this time of year some have just come in and some have been wintering over. This male probably has been wintering over looking for a bright female!

I have been asked about the landing net Rob and I use many times. It is called the Rushton Landing Net and is oblong in shape specifically designed to hold a fish in deeper water for a more gentle “catch and release”. The “mesh” is very soft. Using the net keeps the fish off of the rocks (shore line) which may damage the fish if it “flops” around. Using the net is less stressful on the fish as it keeps the fish in the water so that it can breathe. For more information on the net contact me anytime or cast to their website at

We noticed the fishing guides were out and their clients were fishing with Spey fly rods. Hope they had some luck.

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 Steelheaders to enjoy. Fishing there has been good, now that the ice is gone.

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 March 9 to March 15/08

Sorry no report this week.

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: The weather continues to get milder with sunny days and blue sky but there is still a cold bite in the air in the morning.

More anglers are getting out on the river fishing for cutthroat trout and maybe the odd Steelhead. The trout fishing seems to be a bit spotty right now. Pat Oliver managed to catch a couple small ones on Thursday and the comments are the same from other anglers. There was a Steelhead reported landed on the island across from the Kitimat Hatchery. "It was big and bright" said Justin Lowes who witnessed the Steelhead being landed from across the river.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: As reported last week herring came into MK Bay Marina to spawn but they didn't stay. They moved in for a day and then moved out again. With herring activity spotty so are the fishing results. There have been a few boats trolling for Winter Springs but with little success. Most boats are concentrating on crabbing. The fishing should improve as more herring migrate into the harbour to spawn.

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

Ladies & Gentlemen – Your table is ready …. In a Restaurant that is never crowded!!!

Spring Steelhead will start soon. Book your trip with Noel NOW!

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


To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Your lodge gets better each year. The food was great and enjoyed the guides. Super.” – Dennis Channing, Washinton, USA


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

2008 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
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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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Noel F. Gyger

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