<p>The photo of the week shows a bright, fresh Chinook (King) Salmon landed on the Kitimat River Thursday, June 24, 2010. The photo was snapped by head angling guide Dustin Kovacvich of Nicholas Dean Lodge. He was guiding two anglers. They hooked four Chinook and landed two. They were fishing Skagit style heads on spey rods with custom made Decsension sink tips from Nicholas Dean Lodge. For flies they used Blue, Chartreuse, Black and Silver articulated marabou leach patterns, one of which can be seen in the Chinooks mouth. Quote from Dustin, "We were also checked by fisheries officers who found many of the other anglers on the Kitimat in non-compliance with the regulations. Including some individuals who got caught illegally fishing bait but ironically were skunked. Hey, maybe they should take up flyfishing and catch a couple springs..."
Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS for Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North
June 20 to June 27, 2010
Dear Fishing Friends:
SUMMARY: Weather has been good. Most all rivers are staying in shape. Fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden Char using both fly, spin and conventional gear has been excellent. It has been awhile since I described fishing in that term. The Skeena River dropped mid week and fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon is excellent. The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon is fair. The Kitimat River has been fishable all week. Chinook are coming in steady with higher tides. Fishing the outer waters for Chinook and Halibut is good. The main run of Chinook are coming into the river now. Fishing in the bay is good. Crab (Dungeness and King) fishing is excellent. Check out the Ron Wakita report below. Ocean Chinook fishing in Prince Rupert is good. Fishing for Halibut is good and so is trapping Crabs and Prawns. Check out the Jeff Carlson report below. Jason Munday in Terrace reported anglers are catching some nice Chinook on the main stem Skeena River. Check out Jason Munday's report below. Marvin Reid from Mezidian North reports lake fishing for Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout is good and the Salmon are starting to show up. Check out Marvin's report below. Fish are starting to move through the Bulkley River and the water is in good shape. Check out the Bob Melrose report below. PLUS a record 11 fishing guides have submitted reports and photos. Hope you enjoy and learn about our fabulous fishery. Check out my latest video clip below.
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I was invited to pull plugs for Chinook on the Kitimat River with professional fishing guides Ron Wakita and Mike Herzberg for half a day on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. The river was high but in great shape. We saw lots of Chinook rolling but not too many were biting. We went 1 for 3 which means we hooked three Chinook and landed one. Mike was the lucky angler. It was a bright fish weighing between 20-25-pounds. We were fishing with G.Loomis http://www.gloomis.com GL2, HSR 1025c Mag-Heavy Ex Fast Action 15-30 lb 1-6 oz. rod. Abu Garcia Ambassadeur http:www.purefishing.com 7000i LC (LC means line counter). 25 lb test Maxima fishing line. Luhr Jensen Kwikfish K13 http://www.rapala (Ron named it after Mr. Magoo - Blue Magoo). Size 7/0 Gamagatsu http://www.rapala.com barbless hook. We really enjoyed fishing with the Scotty Orca Rod Holders http://www.scotty.com and the oversized Gibbs http:www.gibbsfishing.com landing net. The right tools for the job! Special thanks to Ron for bringing cooked Dungeness Crab PLUS Smokies which he barbequed in the drift boat while we fished. I thoroughly enjoyed eating them. Hope you enjoy the show (recorded in HQ). Click here for a direct link to this video. It is also listed on the Video webpage. Title: Kitimat Chinook Adventure and listed in category 2010 Chinook Clips. Clip #0080. Plays for 4:02 minutes.
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FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:
Ron Wakita, Ariel Kuppers, Marc Girard, Andreas Handl, Mike Herzberg, Mal Haggard, Tracey Hittel, Dustin Kovacvich, Gill McKean, Marvin Reid and Jeff Carlson
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:
Type of fish caught: Chinook, Trout and Dolly Varden Char for river. Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.
Thank you for using barbless hooks! (This is a BC fishing regulation)
FISHING THIS WEEK: EXCELLENT
LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: River: estimate 50-pound Chinook on the Kitimat River Ocean: 60-pound Halibut and 45-pound Chinook Prince Rupert, BC
Weather: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Fog patches early this morning. High 16. Sunrise 5:01 AM Sunset 10:14 PM. Today's yearly average temperatures: Maximum 21 degrees. Minimum 10 degrees.
WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.
Skeena River: The water dropped mid week and fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon is fair. Lots of people are heading out on the river to try their luck.
Skeena River height: http://scitech.pyr.ec.gc.ca/waterweb/fullgraph.asp
KALUM RIVER: More anglers are heading out to try their luck fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon. The water is high but in good shape. Fishing has been reported as fair. Chinook are being caught in the lower section. Reminder: Fishing for Chinook upstream of signs below the lower canyon closed on Tuesday, May 25th. The lower end will remain open to fish for Chinook until August 7th. Steelhead should no longer be targeted.
Zymoetz (COPPER) RIVER: The water is borderline fishable. Chinook are coming in now.
Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC
KITIMAT RIVER: The Kitimat River had some very good days of Chinook fishing particularly early in the week. The Lower Dike and the Hatchery Island were 2 Hot Spots as well as Drifting the middle and lower Kitimat River. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday catches dropped off with the drop in river level.
June 20 I had a rewarding and fulfilling experience fishing with my 2 sons on Father's Day. We did an afternoon drift and "Captain Corey" was on the oars when I set the hook and landed a 24lb Chinook. Brandon chased it down stream and netted this beauty! Brandon took his turn on the oars and we hooked another Chinook which I lost. Although the Chinook was lost, Brandon earned the status of "Captain Brandon" in accordance to our family agreement. We only landed one Chinook on our drift but this Chinook was the best Father's Day present a Father could wish for. Thank You to "Captain Brandon" and "Captain Corey" for a very, very Special Father's Day!
June 20 My twin brother Rick was drifting with his son Derek and daughter Kristie on Fathers Day. They landed a 22lb Chinook with Derek on the oars. Well done! Happy Fathers Day Rick from Derek and Kristie!
June 21 Ariel Kuppers was fishing with Darryl Bourque after work and landed a 24lb Chinook. They were bottom bouncing a Gibbs/Delta Egg Cluster Combo. Congratulation Guys!
June 22 Ariel Kuppers fishing with our clients, Gary and Pat Wood hooked 9 Chinook landed one. Wow! What a day of fishing but it wasn't a good day of landing them. Such is the life in fishing for Chinook. Big bright Chinook using barbless hooks is a challenge and this was one day when the Chinook won more of the battles.
June 22 I had the pleasure once again to fish with my very good friends Noel Gyger and Mike Herzberg. We had an awesome morning drifting the Kitimat River. We told some fish stories, consumed some Crab ( Noel loves Crab) and hooked some Chinook. Mike landed a hot 28lb Chinook using my Ambassadeur 7000i LC-FT reel with G.Loomis HSR Hot Shot Rod. We were also using the New Scotty Orca Rod Holders which in my opinion are outstanding. "The right tools for the job" and a skilled angler on the rod is the recipe to hook and land bright, hot Chinook. Mike did an awesome job on landing this Chinook and I am pretty sure he had a lot of fun in the process. I am sure Noel and Mike will agree, most important ingredient in the sport of fishing is to have fun and enjoy the company of your fishing partners and treasure the fishing memories.
June 23 Mike Herzberg, top Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters guided our clients, Richard Carlesso and his favorite father in-law Andre Poitras on a Driftboat Trip down the Kitimat River. The Chinook fishing was not as productive as previous days this week but Mike enabled Richard and Andre to land 2 Chinook. The first smaller Chinook was released and Andre landed this bright 25lb Chinook. Andre spoke very little English but when I greeted Andre and Richard after their drift, "High Fives" are universal in any language. Congratulations to Andre and Richard and a "Big High Five" to Mike. Anyone wishing to book a Driftboat trip with Mike please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
June 23 I had the pleasure of fishing with Jim Wannamaker, we hooked one Chinook and landed a 38" wild Steelhead on Luhr Jensen Kwikfish during a morning drift. Thank You for a wonderful morning of fishing Jim. Hope to go fishing with you again on your next trip to Kitimat.
June 23 Ariel Kuppers fishing with our clients Larry Dubel and Darrel. They landed a 21lb Chinook during their drift using a Luhr Jensen Kwikfish. Ariel comments that there was a little competition going on between Larry and Darrel. Such is the nature of most anglers. Congratulations to the winner!
June 23 Jeremy Brady fishing with his fishing partner Teresa landed a 29lb Chinook using a Pink Luhr Jensen Hot Shot SE Mag. This was Theresa's first Chinook. Congratulations Theresa!
June 24 Marc Girard fishing with our clients Mike Thomas and Phil Larabie hooked 2 Chinook on the Kitimat River. They landed a 32 lb 12oz. beauty on a Luhr Jensen Kwikfish. Congratulations Guys!
June 25 I had the pleasure of fishing with our clients, Martin Van Haren, Norm Lewis and Jacques Lussier on a Guided Drfitboat trip down the Kitimat River. We managed to land a 13lb Chinook and a 36lb Chinook using a Luhr Jensen Hot Shot SE Mag and a Luhr Jensen Kwikfish. It was great to land these Chinook and I was very happy for our clients Martin and Jacques. The reality when you are a guide and near the end of the day, and your group has landed 2 Chinook but have 3 clients, as a guide you try harder to hook and land the 3rd Chinook for the 3rd client. I stayed longer and rowed harder to land the 3rd Chinook but it just did not happen. I hope you all enjoyed our Drift today but the 3rd Chinook still bothers me a bit. Such is life in the fishing world but we take pride in our services and the results. I guess we should rejoice in the fish that we did catch and be Thankful for the results that we did achieve.
Summary: I suspect the growing tides in the coming days will bring in more Chinook well into the Kitimat River and/or move Chinook up from the Tidal portion of the Kitimat River. The last set of large tides brought in a 62lb Chinook into the Kitimat River that was caught by Jesse Houston! During the last high tides we received some rain which is also forecast during this set of Big tides. Will history repeat itself? The possibility of this has to get Chinook anglers excited! Any anglers wishing to book a Driftboat trip during these large tides please contact Noel email@example.com
June 20 Alain and Ellen St. Pierre landed a 43lb Halibut and a 56lb Halibut on their last outings. Congratulations! Those are very nice Halibut and the perfect size for eating.
June 26 Wes Owens of Golden Adventures landed 3 Chinook today in the Kitimat Harbour. Wes reports losing another 3. Sorry there were no photos available for this report.
June 27 Andreas Handl of Kingfish Westcoast Adventure Tours reports, "I just dropped off my repeat customers from Austria at the airport. Dr.Ingo Merwald, Leopold Sinnhuber, Friedrich Brueckler und Peter Murlatis from Vienna fished with Kingfish Westcoast Adventure Tours for 17 days and hooked into a total of 200 Chinooks. A total of 5 Halibuts, 15 Lingcod's and some Rockfish were landed as well". Anyone wishing to participate in many of the tours Andreas has to offer please contact Noel firstname.lastname@example.org. I am certain that Andreas created some incredible Fishing Memories for his clients from Austria. Congratulations to your clients on some very, very impressive catch numbers. Well done Andreas!
The Douglas Channel is producing Chinook, Halibut and the odd Coho. As always Crabbing and Prawning and many other species of bottomfish are always plentiful. Killer Whales and Hump Whales are always travelling the Douglas Channel and are a marvel of Nature. The Natural Hot Springs are also a memorable and soothing experience. Anyone wishing to experience the grandeur of the Douglas Channel while fishing for Trophy Chinook or Halibut please contact Noel email@example.com
June 20 Andreas Handl of Kingfish West Coast Adventures reports landing 4 Chinook with his clients. Dr.Ingo Merwald, Friedrich Brueckler, Leopold Sinnhuber and Peter Murlatis. We hooked into 56 Chinooks so far this season. Wow! Any anglers wishing to book a Fishing trip with Andrea, please contact Noel firstname.lastname@example.org Those are outstanding results!
June 21 Mal Haggard, Cliff Philpot and Bon Ruel landed this 24lb Chinook in the Tidal portion of the Kitimat River. Well Done Guys! Congratulations! Bob!
June 22 "The King is back" Mal Haggard was an Associate Guide of Reliable Guide and Charters for many years skippering our Jetboat clients in the Tidal portion of the Kitimat River. I nicknamed Mal, "The King of the Tide line". Mal earned this title after spending many painstaking years of honing his craft of hooking bright, hot Chinook fresh out of the saltwater. On Mal's first day of fishing the lower Kitimat with his fishing partners, Bob Ruel and Cliff Philpot they hooked 10 Chinook. They landed 7, retained 6 and released one. Wow! Congratulations to Bob, Cliff and the "King"!
June 23 Mal,Bob Ruel and Cliff landed 6 Chinook on the Tidal portion of the Kitimat River. Wow! Well done Guys. Mal reports catching these using Luhr Jensen's Hot Shots 3/4 SE Mag and back bouncing roe with a Yakama Spin n Glo.
June 23 Andreas Handl of Kingfish Westcoast Fishing Tours landed 6 Chinook with his clients from Austria. Congratulations to Andreas and his clients. Well done!
June 24 Mal Hagard and his group with the addition of his son, Cody landed 8 Chinook. They promised to email pictures but at the time of sending this report I had not received the photos. Congratulations on your catch but what happened to the pictures.:)
June 25 Andreas Handl of Kingfish Westcoast Fishing Tours landed 6 Chinook with his clients from Austria. Congratulations to Andreas and his clients. Well done!
The Tidal Portion of the Kitimat River has been Outstanding this week. I suspect with the smaller tides and sometimes lower Kitimat River water levels many Chinook pooled up in the Tidal portion. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this fishery please contact Noel email@example.com.
Thank You to everyone who submitted info and photos for this Fishing Report. I am sure the many readers of the Noel Gyger Fishing Report appreciate the sharing of your fishing experiences.
We have plenty of open dates for Drift boat trips, Jetboat trips, and Saltwater Charters and the fishing is very good. Anyone wishing to experience a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime please contact Noel firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Health and Good Fishing!
Fishing Report from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures, Terrace BC
Hello Noel, Well it has been an incredible start to the Chinook season with some days guests hooking as many as 20 to 30 Chinook. The worst day we have seen so far was 6 hooked with none landed. I guess you can't catch them all !!
Photos above are of 16 year old Bobby with his Grand-dad who watches as Bobby lands his first ever Chinook. Bobby had a 50 plus pound Chinook yesterday and lost it so Grand -dad let him have full run of the rods until he landed this one. He lost 2 others before landing the fish in the photo. Great Job Bobby !!
I am offering a "Super Special" FULL DAY guided Chinook Drift-Boat fishing on the Skeena and Kitimat Rivers! Maximum 3 per boat.
Please contact Noel for the detail and prices.
Fishing is our addiction - Guiding is our passion - Adventure is in our blood
Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge, Terrace, BC
Hi, Noel I was guiding two anglers on the Kitimat on Thursday, June 24th and we hooked 4 Chinooks on the fly and landed 2. We were fishing Skagit style heads on spey rods with custom made Decsension sink tips from Nicholas Dean Lodge. For flies we used Blue, Chartreuse, Black and Silver articulated marabou leach patterns, one of which can be seen in the Chinooks maw. We were also checked by fisheries officers who found many of the other anglers on the Kitimat in non-compliance with the regulations. Including some individuals who got caught illegally fishing bait but ironically were skunked. Hey, maybe they should take up flyfishing and catch a couple springs ha-ha.
I have been out enjoying some of the under appreciated superb small lake fishing that can be found in the Skeena region. In some of Sky and my favourite lakes we have been having 15 to 40 fish days for rainbow trout averaging 14 to 18 inches with some really big fish around 25 inches. We have been using 3 to 4 weight Sage rods with dry lines and long leaders. The flies we have been using mostly are damsel fly patterns, small beaded headed leaches in either olive or maroon, and olive caddis patterns on the surface.
Cheers, Dustin Kovacvich
Fishing Report from: Kitimat River Lodge, Kitimat BC
une 19 Attached are this weeks Chinook Salmon, as you can see they are fresh, fresh, fresh. Not to mention the fish are full of sea lice and the fight and line peeling fun is second to none. Our first time guests, the pair of Chiropractors from Edmonton hooked some beauties while in the driftboat down the Kitimat as well the Jetboat tour rewarded the boys with a nice pair.
Today we had our best day of the year, so a nice push of fresh chrome entering the river.
Arriving guests are Steve Hardy from Austria, who will be fishing the fly, our group of 8 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, guests from Oregon, and repeat clients from Italy. The run of Salmon is proving to be a great start as well Dungeness Crab fishing is awesome, one trap we pulled had 18 keepers.
Best regards, Tracey Hittel
Fishing Report from: J & E Tackle Shop, Prince Rupert BC
Hi Noel, I've been out every day chartering so not much time to do a detailed report but I can say fishing in and around Prince Rupert is fantastic! I heard of boaters getting their limits on Salmon, Bottom Fish and Dungeness Crab at many of the popular fishing spots. Client's of mine sent some photos and I think the photos tell the story better than words. Please tell the folks to book now as all the charter boats are booking up if not booked up already. Thanks. Jeff Carlson
June 21 more happy fishermen! 45-pound Chinook (King) Salmon
Hi folks, ;-) Have attached a photo of a beautiful 45 lb. Chinook salmon caught June 21, 2010 aboard the "Alouette Gal" by James McCallion. Wife Jeannie Anderson helping him hold it up. Enjoy, Denise & Miles ;-)
June 24 Hi Jeff, I've attached pictures from our trip. These are the ones I think you'll be most interested in.
Again, thanks for a great trip and see you next year.! Later, Blair.
To book your charter for Salmon, Halibut and Bottom Fish onboard the Trish-Anne please contact Jeff Carlson of BC STYLE Fishing Charters www.bcstylefishingcharters.com
Prince Rupert Weather: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cabc0236
Prince Rupert Tide Charts:
Tight Lines and see you on the water.
Jeff Carlson - owner
Fishing Report from: Fish Tales Tackle Shop, Terrace BC
Hello Noel, Well this season is smoke'n hot so far! The Skeena River is producing outstanding fishing! People are pumped! The weather is great and the rivers are in near perfect condition. This is the time to be out there for your monster prize fish!!!
Fish Tales has incredible deals on all of your fishing needs. We invite everyone to come in and check out our full inventory of equipment so you are properly prepared to catch your monster fish! We also have a complementary phone for our out of town guests to use to call home. Also, Fish Tales would love to display your favorite picture on our in-store BIG SCREEN. Please email your pictures to email@example.com so we can display them for all to see!
Fishing Report from: Marvin Reid who reports for Meziadin and area, Northern BC
Hi Noel, I am happy to report that fishing for Dolly Varden has improved from last week. Rainbow fishing at the creek mouths continues to be very productive.
Spring Salmon are showing up at the mouth of the Meziadin River, with a few being caught in the past week.
I would expect the arrival of Sockeye Salmon into Meziadin Lake to begin within the next couple of weeks. This can make for some very exciting fishing.
During the past week, I had the pleasure of fishing with my father in law Gerald Cartie and his partner Eddie Amaral, from Vernon. Eddie is a past resident of Kitimat and has family still in Kitimat. I also had the pleasure of fishing with a couple from Queensland Australia, Geoffrey and Michelle Henderson. We did very well on both trips out, catching both Dollies and Rainbows. Have a great week on the water.
I am now the operator of Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, as well as operating the Park which has a Store, and wireless internet to all sites. We also offer Travel Trailer Rentals to persons wishing to enjoy the outdoor experience.
I do guided fishing trips on Meziadin and other local lakes along Highway 37.
Meziadin if not the best lake in Northwest BC for Dolly Varden and Bull Trout, up to 11 lbs, must be very close to the top of the list. I supply all rods, tackle and bait. Care of catch and cleaning.
Trips can be booked by the hour or by the day. I use an 19ft Harbercraft powered by a 75 Yamaha.
We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org , or 1 866 500 7302
Best regards, Marvin Reid
Fishing Tips and Advice from: Bob Melrose, of Oscars Source For Sports, Smithers BC
Eyes Wide Open
Want to watch a pretty good angler? Watch a Great Blue Heron. They move slowly and quietly, and are very observant. All the qualities an angler should possess. All the really good anglers I know are keenly aware of their surroundings, in other words they don't miss much.
Most of your fishing should start before you are on the water. For example, when getting ready for an ocean trip start at the dock. Who is cleaning fish at the table, are their rods still rigged up, bait, spoons, hoochies? Can you check the stomach contents to see what size bait they prefer, or just simply ask where they were fishing? What direction are most of the boats heading, which are the guide boats? Is there a DFO officer around you can ask for info? As you are getting bait, ice, supplies, gas, ask the launch or gas/ tackle shop for info. Once on the water watch for "bird storms" the frenzy of birds feeding on the bait, what size of bait or type of bait? Carry a good pair of binoculars with you. If anglers are hooked up then try to see if they are mooching, trolling, drift-fishing? What colour of flasher/dodger/ spoon or hoochie? Are fish rolling, what are the whales feeding on? On the water we are intent on the rod tip for the bite but be aware of all the other things happening out there. Sometimes we miss the simple things. Are the hooks sharp, knots properly tied, any line abrasion, drags properly set? What direction is the school of fish moving?
When it comes to the lakes there are lots of observations that can help. Are the swallows or other birds on the water picking up hatching insects? What type of insects are in the air or at the launch? Any insects on lakeside vegetation or spent cases on the water? Any anglers with fish on, where are most of the boats and why are they there? Has anybody cleaned fresh fish at the launch, what is in their stomachs? Again carry binoculars to observe your surroundings. Is one angler or boat constantly hooked up? Check reeds or bulrushes for emerging insects. Politely ask fellow anglers how they are doing without intruding on the area they are fishing. Most anglers will offer up some tidbits of help. Carry along the feeding activity tables and check that against the bites you are getting. Keep a fishing diary and record all those observations.
Fishing the rivers and streams it is also critical to be aware of the environment. Shake the bushes; are there any insects on them waiting to hatch? Any insect shucks caught up in the backwater and eddies? Can you see any fish flashing as they take nymphs off the bottom? Any fish rising, and what are they taking? Where are the lanes fish are travelling in? Once we were fishing Sockeye Salmon on the Skeena. The previous trip was a great one with everyone taking their limit of 2 Sockeye. This trip however was a bust. An hour and a half of hard fishing with nary a bite from the four of us. We were packing up and thinking we had missed the run. However, with one last look found that because the water had dropped two feet the Sockeye had chosen a different path from our previous trip. By adjusting our casts and location we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Many times we have picked up Steelhead by noticing a rise or hearing a rise and moving into position slowly and quietly. I once watched Karl Mauser, a renowned angler, and holder of the world record Steelhead on the fly, when I was fishing Slide Pool on the Bulkley. He sat in his boat for over an hour watching then moved into position. One or two casts later he was hooked up to a big Spring Salmon. He said later he had noticed the occasional rise in that spot and figured this salmon was holding there. He was right.
Keep those senses on high alert and notice those small little things that can greatly affect your success.
PRINCE RUPERT Rupert, so many places to fish, you can usually find a spot to fish even if there are high winds. Good reports now coming in from Work Channel, Dundas, Squatterrrie, Stephens, Eddy Pass, Humpback Bay and the Tree Knobs. Great bottom fishing for Halibut. Remember halibut limit is 1 per day, 2 possession. Anglers here are also picking up a few Coho.
BULKLEY RIVER River is still high but it is fishable. Starting to clear up more and more and the fish are starting to move through.
MORICE RIVER Water is looking good. Still high, but it is fishable.
Enjoy your weekend. Bob Melrose
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About The Author: Captain Noel Gyger
Company: Noel Gyger Guided Fishing Adventures
Area Reporting: Northwest British Columbia Canada
Bio: My fishing and guiding history I was born in Smithers, B.C. Canada on December 25, 1946. I grew up there and fished the whole northwest area with my Grandpa, Percival (Percy) Benjamin Emerson. He loved to fly fish. His favorite Trout fly was the Royal Coachman. He built a cabin on Babine Lake where I spent most of my summer school holidays fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Thanks to him, I am hooked on “Sportfishing” and I’ve come to love every aspect of it. My lifetime goals are to save the wild Salmon, Steelhead and Trout of the entire northwest area of British Columbia and establish a “Quality” sport fishing guiding industry. These are lofty goals but I will strive every day to achieve them. They are “my life long calling”. I have been married for 39 years and have three daughters and seven grandchildren. I am the owner of Noel Gyger - Weekly Fishing Report and Guided Fishing Adventures of 4012 Best Street, Terrace, BC Canada V8G 5R8 Tel/Fax (250) 635-2568 Cell (250) 631-2678 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.noelgyger.ca I started fishing the Terrace area in the 1970’s. On May 24, 1983 I assisted my friend to land an 83-pound Chinook on the Kalum River. It was the river record. That experience changed my life and I started into the fish guiding industry and began exploring and fishing rivers by jet boat. I pioneered drift boats on the Kalum and Kitimat Rivers and taught many folks how to row them. I’ve owned a fishing lodge and guide business (Northwest Fishing Guides & Lodge) along with my wife from 1986 to 2001 when we sold it and retired but my love for the industry is just too great and after five years - I am back.