Guided Spey fly fishing in BC Canada

2008-03-03 17:16:48
Terrace, British Columbia - Freshwater Fishing Report
Skeena and Nass River systems
Noel Gyger

The photo of the week shows Troy Adams a repeat guest of Kalum River Lodge with a nice spring Steelhead landed on the Kalum River in April last year. Troy loves to fish with his spey fly rod and will be back again this spring.


Noel Gyger ' Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report

4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated February 24 ' March 2, 2008

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Day time air temperatures have been warmer and more and more fishermen are getting out and trying their luck. The ice is rapidly melting and more runs and pools are available to anglers. There is quite a bit of snow on the banks and trails but it is melting fast. Soon the boat launches will be free of snow also. Kitimat river is opening up nicely also. See the Ron Wakita report below.


- Feb 23/08 one item posted on 'Special Guided Fishing Trips'

- Feb 24/08 one wildlife photo posted on 'Scenic Photos'

- Feb 28/08 one item re last minute openings at a discount price

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

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: Periods of snow mixed with rain. High +3. Region normal: Max. Temp. 5 degrees C. Min. Temp. 0.5 degrees C. Sunrise 7:20 am Sunset 6:12 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:

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.




SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean but it is frozen over in many areas.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good as long as one can 'brave' the weather and snow conditions. The water is very low.

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 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 February 24 to March 2/08

Hello Anglers, the weather has warmed up considerably and folks are fishing again. Looking forward to when we start guiding again in a couple of weeks on March 15th.

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.

Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels,

Chad Black

Operations manager

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: The weather this week continued to warm up and we were starting to think that spring was in the air. We had blue sky and the afternoon sun was actually quite warm. The snow banks started to shrink and just when we thought winter was finally coming to an end we got another dump of snow on Thursday (Feb 28th). The snow has not deterred Ariel Kuppers and Pat Oliver from getting out fishing for Cutthroat. They caught and released five cutthroat last week and Ariel continued to catch a couple almost every outing.

They went out on Friday only to find a bunch of anglers in their favorite spot. Such is life in the fishing world. Where ever the fish start to group, fishermen will find them. Pat said that they fished a couple of other holes but didn't catch anything. This is typical fishing for cutthroat this time of year. The fish are grouped up in certain holes and will stay there for long periods of time. The trick is to find them. "We'll find another spot" says Pat.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: There have been reports of feeder chinook been caught down the channel at Fish Trap.(25 miles out). The same boater also reported catching a King Crab. He also reports seeing some balls of herring. This is a good sign for the Harbour fishery for "winter Springs". They should be working their way up the channel to this end. There has been more boaters gearing up to fish the Kitimat harbour this weekend. Typically the hearing should come into the harbour to spawn and the feeder chinook will follow the herring. There is a small window

of opportunity when there is some really good Chinook fishing and the herring are also a lot fun to catch, especially for the kids. Stay tuned to this report as I will update this fishery as it evolves.

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables®ion=1

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort

Double your pleasure, double your fun

Fish with a friend, under the sun

Let them jump, let them dive

Let them take off and run

Then you know that life has begun

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


To: Nimmo Bay Resort: 'Even for world travelers and sportsmen who have hunted and fished in many beautiful and remote locations. I cannot imagine that they have experienced anything quite like what you offer at Nimmo Bay.' Eddie Smith Jr., Chairman and CEO, Grady-White Boats

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: 'What an experience! Thank you for a great week!' ' Kurt Arens


*** 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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Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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The photo of the week shows Troy Adams a repeat guest of Kalum River Lodge with a nice spring Steelhead landed on the Kalum River in April last year.  Troy loves to fish with his spey fly rod and will be back again this spring.
The photo of the week shows Troy Adams a repeat guest of Kalum River Lodge with a nice spring Steelhead landed on the Kalum River in April last year. Troy loves to fish with his spey fly rod and will be back again this spring.

Noel Gyger

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 Website 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.

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