Prime Fishing Has Begun!!
Weekly Fishing Reports (Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Meziadin North)
April 3 to April 10, 2011
Dear Fishing Friends:
SUMMARY: Weather was fair all week. Lots of sun shine, some rain and warm day time temperatures. Guided Fishing started on March 15th on the Kalum River.
The Skeena River is in good shape. The ice and snow are melting fast. This river usually has a very good run of spring Steelhead. So get out there and try your luck. The Trout and Dolly Varden Char are available year round. The Kalum River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is excellent.
The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair. The ice flows are gone. The upper section closed for fishing on January 1st.
The Lakelse River is in good shape and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is fair.
Kitimat River; Mother Nature played an April Fool's Day trick on the people of Kitimat April 4th when we woke up to snow covered lawns. We thought we were finished with the harsh winter conditions. The snow was only a light dusting and a little rain and the afternoon sun soon transformed things back to normal. Steelhead Season on the Kitimat is progressing nicely with anglers very happy to report their Daily catch although reluctant to reveal much. Steelheaders are a bit different breed. I think due to the nature of the fishery.
Douglas Channel; I spoke to Richard from MK Bay today and he had very little to report mid week. As the snow continues to melt to allow more boaters to get their boats out of winter storage, activity on the Douglas Channel will increase. The weekend should produce more activity. See Important Halibut Information below.
Prince Rupert; sorry, no report from Prince Rupert this week.
If you would like to book a comfortable, warm Charter Boat for Winter Chinook and Dungeness Crab in Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
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Kalum River Is in good shape both upper and lower end and fishing for Steelhead and Trout is excellent. Both spin and fly is working well.
Lakelse River Is in fair shape and fishing for Steelhead is fair. Trout fishing is starting to turn on.
Skeena River Steelhead and Trout can be caught at some locations. There will be a spring run of Steelhead starting now.
Gitnadoix River This beautiful Skeena tributary usually has a very good run of spring Steelhead. This river is located in a Provincial Park. It is a very rough, rocky river in the lower end and jet boating can be dangerous. Please be careful.
Zymoetz (Copper) River The water is in good shape to fish right now. Fishing for Steelhead is fair. Reminder: No fishing above the sign at the transmission line crossing (below) Zymoetz Canyon Jan 1 – June 15. You can still fish below the sign all winter.
Zymagotitz (Zymacord) River The water is in fair shape and access has improved with the melting snow. Fishing for Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden. Char is good. This river has some big Bull Trout and a fair run of Steelhead.
Fishing Guide and Tackle Shop Reports
Summary for Skeena and Tributaries
Fishing This Week
Type of Fish Caught
River: Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char.
Ocean: All five species of Salmon, Halibut, Bottom Fish and Dungeness and King Crab for ocean.
Largest Fish of the Week
River: 20-pound Steelhead – Kalum River. Ocean: King and Dungeness Crab
Ron Wakita - Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC
Kitimat River Mother Nature played an April Fool's Day trick on the people of Kitimat April 4th when we woke up to snow covered lawns. We thought we were finished with the harsh winter conditions. The snow was only a light dusting and a little rain and the afternoon sun soon transformed things back to normal. Steelhead Season on the Kitimat is progressing nicely with anglers very happy to report their Daily catch although reluctant to reveal much. Steelheaders are a bit different breed. I think due to the nature of the fishery.
April 6 Chris Matos reports catching an 18lb Steelhead on the Kitimat River.
Douglas Channel April 4 Three Generations of the Lafferty family are holding up King Crab. Wow! Rob Lafferty and his father, Pat and son (sorry I didn't have the son's name for this report) are holding up their bounty for a unique family moment. Congratulations to the Lafferty family!
I spoke to Richard from MK Bay today and he had very little to report mid week. As the snow continues to melt to allow more boaters to get their boats out of winter storage, activity on the Douglas Channel will increase. The weekend should produce more activity.
We are booking for the 2011 Season: Anyone interested in Jet boat trips, Saltwater trips or River Drift boat trips please contact Noel email@example.com
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Commercial Recreation Tenure #740801 For Sale
Hi Noel, Kori and I have tenure up for sale. The area is from the upper Skeena and Bulkley from the bridge just above the Suskwa down stream on the Bulkley and then from there down stream to Prince Rupert taking in most of the tribs: Copper, Kalum, Lakelse, Zimacord, Exstew, Kasiks, Khyex plus over to the Kwinamass. Great for Rafting, Bear and other Wildlife viewing, River boat rides, Plus all the First Nations villages between Hazelton and Prince Rupert. If you are interested Call me Stan Doll 250-635-4686 or cell 250-638-2893 or e-mail at email@example.com
Wanted to Buy
Notice to Fishing Guides who own Classified Rod-Days: I know of someone who is looking to purchase rod-days and license for Skeena 2, Zymoetz (Copper), Ecstall, Kalum and or Gitnadoix Rivers. Contact Noel Gyger firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch.
Beautiful Log home right next to the famous Kitimat River
Kitimat BC A True Fisherman or Wilderness Lovers Dream Home. 2 minutes to Kitimat River Boat Launch. 3 Bedroom 2 full bathrooms, 2 Levels 1000sq/ft each plus 500sq/ft loft. 1000sq/ft detached heated shop with games room, plus second storage shed on extremely private tree'd lot. Beautiful cozy log cabin style home. Heated floors, many updates, New spa-steam-shower-tub, plus separate stand up shower in main floor bathroom. Loads of potential. Western Red and Yellow Cedar logs, 12"-20"" round. Unique Home. Asking $350,000. Please contact Noel Gyger for more information email@example.com
Terrace, BC This property is a ten minute drive from the Terrace/Kitimat Airport part way between Terrace and Kitimat. Near Mount Layton Hot springs, within 45 minutes of internationally acclaimed Shames Mountain, 15 minutes from 18 Holes at the Skeena Valley Golf Club, and central in all directions from world class salmon fishing, mountain biking, hiking or kayaking. This property features over 400 feet of sandy beachfront. While approximately 25 acres is left forested, the balance has been levelled and prepared for your dream home, or potential development. This property is home to local wildlife, including Moose, Deer, and perhaps the occasional Spirit Bear, plus countless smaller mammals and birds. This property is truly a one of a kind natural treasure. Properties of this quality rarely become available, act now! Contact Noel for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale: Beautiful one level 4600 sq. ft. home on Skeena River Front 22km East of Terrace, BC
4.92 acres, fenced/landscaped around home. Go here to watch a 14 second video clip http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips/normandy-video-clip.wmv that shows the best gravel bar fishing for Salmon and Steelhead just out your door with stunning mountain views. Fruit trees, flowers, lawn. House was built in 1994 and has 4 bedrooms (so spacious, it could be 6 or more), 3 bathrooms, jacuzzi tub, fireplace, security system, double garage, tool-shed, storage buildings. The kitchen and dining room are open to one another and adjoins the family room where all the windows draw you in to look out over the Skeena River. The properties adjoining both sides of this home belong to the crown, so your privacy is assured. Suitable as a private home, B&B, lodge, or a private conference centre. Appraised at $640,000 discounted to $475,000 (fully furnished) for quick sale. Contact Noel Gyger for more info New! Oct 27/10 email@example.com
For Sale: Ocean Front Property
Approximately 70 acres of untouched forest on the ocean, only boat accessible, situated between Prince Rupert, British Columbia and Ketchikan, Alaska. Surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Some of the world's best salt water fishing right off the beach. This piece of property maximizes ocean frontage per acreage. Its waters are sheltered from the brunt of the weather by Bernie Island. The property is covered with old growth and second growth cedar and Sitka spruce, and has a creek running through the middle. Ideal for a fisherman's holiday home or lodge, or nature lover's private retreat, on the last piece of private property before Alaska. Great investment! $248,900 Contact Noel Gyger for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted to Buy
I have a client who is interested in property of 5-10 acres or larger on the Skeena River or one of the tribs, not too far out from Terrace BC. Need winter access, hydro and phone connection, or at least wireless coverage. He wants to be able to walk down to the river with his Spey rod and fish, so Skeena 4 would be ideal, but no farther than USK. If you have larger acreage that is sub-dividable to suit my client please Contact Noel Gyger
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Hi Noel, I have a client/friend that I've been fishing with in the Terrace and Smithers area for the past 10 years. We have been looking recently at land in order to put up a small fishing cabin but we've noticed that most land listings in the Terrace area are for large plots. I was wondering if you know of anyone that has a larger plot of land on the Skeena (around Usk would be perfect) that would be interested in subdividing out a section of about 1 or 2 acres. Walking access to Skeena would be nice but not necessary.
I would be able to handle the legal work and associated costs to subdivide, so I just need someone who might be interested in selling off a small piece of their land that they aren't using. Also, it would need to have vehicle access which we could do by registered right of way across sellers prop if unavailable otherwise. Contact Noel Gyger if you have such property and I will put you in contact with the buyer. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.