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The photo of the week shows Adam Munshaw with a huge Kalum River male Steelhead caught this spring. This fish was more than triple the size of his previous personal best Steelhead from the Great Lakes. Adam and his Dad came all the way from Ontario to fish the Kalum and really enjoy the country side and of course the fishing. Thank you for sending the photo.
Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated April 20 – April 27, 2008
Dear Fishing Friends:
SUMMARY: The weather has been good all week. The water heights are about the same as last week and staying in shape. The Zymoetz (Copper) is clean and fishing is good. The Kalum is very clean and fishing is very good. The Kitimat River remains low. See the Ron Wakita report below for more detail. The Skeena River is clean and Steelhead are being caught.
I would just like to point out the two new video clips posted on the website this week. One shows me landing a beautiful Steelhead with my spin rod. The other video shows Chad Black giving a few spey fly fishing tips. The direct links are shown below.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Apr 21/08 one steelhead video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
- Apr 22/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Apr 23/08 one tips & techniques video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.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.
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: 20-pound Steelhead Where: Kitimat River Angler: Dave
WEATHER: Periods of rain. Becoming windy this afternoon. High plus 11. Region normal: Max. Temp. 14 degrees C. Min. Temp. 3 degrees C. Sunrise 6:04 AM Sunset 9:00 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:
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weathe ... f=wxbtnold
WATER CONDITIONS: The Skeena is low and in good shape. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is very low and clean.
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. Fishing for Steelhead is good if you know where to go and what to do.
KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is very good. The water has come up so it is much safer for boating.
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 Steelheaders to enjoy. Water is clean now and the fishing is pretty good.
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.
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:
Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters
SAFETY FIRST: Drift boaters are cautioned about the log jam above the Power Lines. It is possible to portage around the log jam but it is somewhat tricky. Smart money says to beach the boat upstream and walk down and take a good look to chart the path first.
The Kitimat River earlier this week dropped to exceptionally low levels. Despite the tougher fishing conditions caused by the low clean water there were some big steelhead caught. There were six steelhead reported this past week which were twenty pounds plus including the steelhead included in this report.
This steelhead was landed by Dave from Smithers last Sunday. I guided Dave when he hooked this beauty. When Dave first set the hook and saw the tail come out of the water we thought that it may have been a Chinook. This was the largest Steelhead that Dave has landed. Congratulations Dave!
The Kitimat River this year has produced bigger than average Steelhead than I have seen in a long time. Vince from the Kitimat Hatchery also has observed similar results. Vince also comments that the brood collection team has caught mostly males with females yet to come. We had some rain on Thursday which caused more Steelhead to move up river. Brian Boudreau and Brian Apps drifted Thursday and hooked seven Steelhead on their drift. Congratulations to Brian and Brian.
It has started to rain as I am writing this report on Saturday and the forecast is for more rain for this weekend. With the rise in the river level should bring more Steelhead into the Kitimat River particularly some females. Stay Tuned! Tight Lines!
DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Pat Oliver and Clayton Harker went down the Douglas Channel and managed to catch a small halibut and a bunch of crab. Other boaters were heading out for the weekend and were not returning until Sunday evening. Most were fishing for halibut and crab which is typical for this time of year.
Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h®ion=1
FISHING REGULATION WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009
2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009
NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s
GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:
*** If any of you have special fishing photos, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.
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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Thank you for your British Columbia, Canada fishing report Noel.
Those are some good videos on your website. I encourage folks to visit Noel's site by clicking the image below:
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