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Guided Fishing Skeena River BC Canada

Postby NoelGyger » Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:50 pm

The photo of the week shows a very nice Skeena River tributary Steelhead held briefly by Dustin Kovacvich. We won’t talk about the weather:-(. Jeff Bright landed the fish with a fly called “Little Elvis”. It was the last day of the Nicholas Dean Lodge guiding season. Photo credit Martin Walker and Jeff Bright Jeff refers to this type of photo as a “fin and grin” and a nice “fin and grin” it is:-) Thank you for sending it to me Jeff.

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated December 16 – December 23, 2007
(Number 50)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Merry Christmas everyone! Winter Steelheading is in full swing. Some rivers are iced up on the edges so be very careful when walking on these ledges. The Zymoetz (Copper) River closes to angling above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below Zymoetz Canyon) at the end of the month (January 1 to June 15). So get out and enjoy before the closure. To be clear just the upper reaches of the river are closed one still may angle on the very low end, just make sure you fish below the boundary at the first canyon. The Kalum River is open to angling all winter although access to some pools are difficult as to the extreme low water and snow. The Kitimat River is open all winter also and if we get some warmer weather fishing for Trout should be OK.


- Dec 17 one article posted on Informational Articles

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: Where: Angler: (none reported this week)

WEATHER: Rain. Rain at times mixed with snow. Local rainfall amount 20 to 30 mm. Windy. High plus 4 degrees C. Region normal: Max. Temp. 0 degrees C. Min. Temp. -5 degrees C. Sunrise 8:55 am Sunset 4:12 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.


SKEENA RIVER: ... id=08EF001

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 16 to December 22, 2007

No report.

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.

Christmas to me is a joyous time to spend with family and friends and celebrate all the tidings of the season. It is a time to exchange gifts, celebrate Christ and also to take the time to truly appreciate the people near and dear to our hearts.

In the fishing world it is also a time to reflect on special fishing trips during the past season and hope that next year brings more memorable moments. Attached are a couple of my personal special moments.

I would like extend my personal Best Wishes to all the readers of this Fishing Report. I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Special Thanks to the many people who help provide info, pictures and memories for this report.

God Bless you all.
Ron Wakita

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

Double hand casting on a big Nimmo Bay river. There's huge Dollies in there and some Rainbow. Perry Wilson provides all our professional instruction for single and double handed casting. Perry is the first ever double handed caster to be certified by Hardy's of England in Canada, and Nimmo Bay is Hardy's first endorsed fly fishing resort. Nimmo Bay is also a dealer for Hardy / Grey fly fishing gear sand customized rods & reels from the House of Hardy. Check the on line store on the Nimmo Bay Web site for this special gear and do notice the beautiful custom leather rod tubes which come in many different sizes.

Right now we have four beautiful Hardy Angel 12 foot #7 double hand rods for sale with either matching Angel or Zane 1 reels. There are also Angel smuggler rods ( with extra tips ) available and a few Marksman 4 wt. rods for trout enthusiasts. Give us a call at 1 800 837 4354.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

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


Everyone is reminded to read the article by Chad Black titled “A Trophy Coho” posted on December 17, 2007


To: Nimmo Bay Resort: “Nimmo Bay’s the only place in the world where an eighteen year old scotch will ruin a glass of 10,000 year old ice”, Pete Correll, Georgia Pacific CEO

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Thanks for 4 of the best days in my life!" – Jimmy Williams, South Carolina


*** 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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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
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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 Skeena River BC Canada

Postby allingeneral » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:32 pm

Thanks for the report, Noel. Have a happy holiday! It's been warm (mid-50s) the last couple of days. I tried to talk my wife into letting me go fishing tomorrow, but I don;t hink it;s going to happen :)

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Re: Guided Fishing Skeena River BC Canada

Postby allingeneral » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:30 am

ugh. that radar picture looks nasty. We're about to head to town to spend some of the kids' Christmas money. It looks like we'll be getting rained on!
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