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The photo of the week shows Jacqueline Pendlington with an extremely bright Chinook (King) Salmon landed while ocean fishing. Jacqueline is the wife of Mark Pendlington producer/host of Sportfishing BC television series. This nice photo is a reminder we not only have great river fishing but great ocean fishing also.
Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
Home Page: http://www.noelgyger.ca
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RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing
RIVER, LAKE, STREAM or OCEAN!!!
Home Page: http://www.noelgyger.ca
Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated March 2 – March 9, 2008
Dear Fishing Friends:
SUMMARY: Everyone welcomed the warmer weather that finally showed up. Even with the unseasonably cold weather both spin and fly fishermen hooked Steelhead although the spin fishermen had a distinct advantage over the fly fishermen. Most dedicated fly fishermen will tell you that it is not the number of fish they land it is the whole experience combined. The water is very low and in excellent shape but it may be too low for jet boats. As far as we can tell the Kalum River has another good run of winter Steelhead in it and the fresh spring runs should be coming in also. The snow has melted enough so one can launch a boat now.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Feb 28/08 one item re last minute openings at a discount price http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
- Mar 4/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Mar 8/08 one update #3 re Skeena “Quality Waters Strategy” http://www.noelgyger.ca/quality-waters.htm
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 http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.
LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS: We still have a few spots open for the spring Steelhead fishing on the upper Kalum River in March and April. We guide from drift boats, rafts or jet boat and fish a five mile stretch that has 27 pools. We match however you like to fish using both fly and spin methods! On average and under good conditions each boat can expect to hook about six to a dozen fish per day. The most fish hooked from one boat was 27 on March 27, 1997. The lodge record 32-pound Steelhead was landed the first week in April. Good fishing should last until April 30 or until the water is too high from the spring melt-off.
Available dates are:
-- March 31 to April 6, 2008 - 6 spaces
-- April 6 to 12, 2008 - 4 spaces
-- April 20 to 26, 2008 - 2-4 spaces
At this point, we are offering a 10% discount off the 2008 rates as a promotion.
Chinook start showing up third week in April and first week in May and one may hook both Steelhead and Chinook in the same day. Talk about fun. It doesn’t get any better than this!
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 http://www.noelgyger.ca 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.
FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:
TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout
Thank you for using barbless hooks.
FISHING THIS WEEK: GOOD
LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: Where: Angler: (none reported this week)
WEATHER: Periods of snow mixed with rain changing to rain this morning and ending late this afternoon then cloudy. High plus 5. Region normal: Max. Temp. 6 degrees C. Min. Temp. -1 degrees C. Sunrise 8:03 AM Sunset 7:26 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:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weathe ... 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 and the ice is melting.
CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fu ... id=08EF001
http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fu ... id=08FF002
SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean but it is frozen over in many areas. This is normal for this time of year. Soon the ice will be 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.
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: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg 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. The lower end is frozen over but is melting fast.
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 2 to March 8/08
The weather has finally started to cooperate and rivers are now back into decent shape in the Skeena region. Rivers are running that seductive shade of green that is often so conducive to good Steelhead fishing. Though water temperatures are cold and clear, Steelhead and Bull trout have been receptive to small and medium sized flies, as well as spoons and other gear fished deep and slow.
A few weeks from now we will be welcoming our first guests for our Spring Steelhead season. Large, aggressive wild Steelhead will be the target and this often proves to be one of the more reliable times of year to entice a trophy. If you enjoy making long casts with your spey rod, or seeing the quick drop of your float as a Steelhead takes, this is a great time of year. And with a 10% discount off 2008 rates and a few dates still available in prime weeks, there isn’t a better time to hunt for that Steelhead of your dreams. Contact Noel today for more details.
Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels,
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: With the weather getting milder it seems that we are finally starting to see the signs of Spring. Another indicator is that we also set our clocks ahead one hour. The river is completely free flowing and the snow is receding away from the waters edge. Justin Lowes and Justin Little drifted with pontoon boats and reported no obstructions. They also reported no fish but they said "they had a great day on the river".
DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The milder weather has encouraged more boaters to get out on the Douglas. Pat Oliver and his group got out Friday and report their full limit of crab. The first feed of dungeness crab in the spring is a welcome treat after a long winter. The only report of winter springs is still "Fish Trap" which is still a ways out. We should start to see some herring coming into the Kitimat harbour to spawn any time now. With the herring, the winter spring fishery in the harbour will follow.
Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h®ion=1
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:
Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort
Premature catch and release. I’m outa here. I hate my picture taken. Try again.
But this would never happen to you, would it??
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.
FISHING REGULATION WEBSITES:
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
LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:
To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Thanks to everyone for a great trip. Wonderful country – lots of fun.” – Gary and Jason Hartwick, California
GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:
*** 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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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!
Noel F. Gyger
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Noel Gyger http://www.noelgyger.ca
Another fine report Mr Gyger, and we thank you for it.
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http://findafishingcharter.com/director ... index.html
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