The photo of the week shows: “The Beginning - a mainland River before it is home to
the fish. Elevation - 6000 feet." Photo and caption courtesy of Nimmo Bay Resort
Noel Gyger - Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated June 10 – June 17, 2007
Dear Fishing Friends:
The flood waters on the Skeena River have subsided. Hopefully it is over for this year.
Time will tell. The Kalum River is still very high on the lower end but is clean enough to
fish. The mud around the two boat ramps that were underwater during the flood, are
drying out nicely and should be usable again soon. The Kitimat River is fishing well for
the BIG Chinook (King) Salmon. The guides report some good catches. Isolated coastal
rivers also have Chinook coming into them now. I have added more rivers to this report.
Check out their status below.
The above are popular local fishing holes. The one on the left is Kitimat’s famous “Pump
House” pool. The one on the right is Terrace’s famous “Lakelse River Bridge”. Many
who fish here were very relieved to find out the bridge had survived the recent Skeena
River flood. The flood water peaked one foot above the bottom of the steel girders. This
photo was taken on Thursday so you can see the water has really dropped (about 8
feet). Soon it will be jammed full again with anglers having fun and trying to catch a
Chinook (King) Salmon. A person may retain a BIG fish downstream of this bridge. This
is a non-guided river.
If I can be of service to find you the “best” guided fishing adventure let me know. Cast
here to check out more of what I have to offer and review the latest updates regarding
last minute openings at: http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
NOTICE The following "Prime trip dates" have become available at Nicholas Dean
Lodge for this season. Contact me for ALL the details and to book (these dates are
updated on my website when there is a change)
July 21 to 27, 2007 - Trophy Chinook - Main Lodge - 7 spaces
August 12 to 18, 2007 - Summer Steelhead and 5 Species Salmon - Skeena
Camp - 7 Spaces
August 19 to 25, 2007 - Summer Steelhead and 5 Species Salmon - Main
Lodge - 4 Spaces
September 2 to 8, 2007 - Fall Steelhead and Trophy Coho - Main Lodge - 6
Spaces. Skeena Camp - 8 Spaces
October 7 to 13, 2007 - Fall Steelhead and Trophy Coho - Main Lodge - 6
October 14 to 20, 2007 - Fall Steelhead and Trophy Coho - Main Lodge - 2
November 11 to 17, 2007 - Early Winter Steelhead - Main Lodge - 6 Spaces
*** Generally unlimited Copper River Days
Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for more info on my history,
Quality Waters Strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos,
wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles and
archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002. I hope it meets with your entire
NEW Three new beautiful, scenic rivers photos have been posted. These are of the
Gitnadoix River. To view them cast here: http://www.noelgyger.ca/for-sale-videos-dvd-
FISHING GUIDE REPORTS FOR THIS WEEK ARE FROM:
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:
Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Salmon forecast for 2007: Chinook look
very good for the Skeena and Kitimat systems; Coho are good to excellent; Pink expect
a reasonably good run; Sockeye returns to the Skeena are expected to be good this
year; Chum average return.
TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Chinook (King) Salmon in river and ocean.
Thank you for using barbless hooks.
FISHING THIS WEEK:
POOR FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT
LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: 45-pound Chinook Where: Kitimat River
Angler: Jeremy Brady
WEATHER: Showers with a risk of a thunder shower late this afternoon and becoming
windy. Highs to 15 degrees C. Region normal: Max. Temp. 20 degrees C. Min. Temp.
9 degrees C. Sunrise 4:58 am Sunset 10:13 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 River peaked on June 7 and has been falling ever
since. It is still dirty and not quite fishable yet. Other rivers in the area are in good
shape. Update: As of today because of rain the Skeena and Kitimat Rivers are on the
CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:
SKEENA RIVER: RIVER AT USK (08EF001 RIVER AT USK (08EF0
SKEENA RIVER: has dropped a lot since the flood but is still very high and really not
fishable. Even though the water is high and dirty Chinook (King) Salmon are migrating
through the system now.
KALUM RIVER: Chinook (King) Salmon are available in the lower five mile section.
Water is still high but is clean enough to fish.
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.
KASIKS RIVER: It is now possible to fish for Chinook at the mouth, in the clean seam,
where it joins the Skeena. Sometimes, the Chinook come out of the Skeena and into the
clean water in search for scent of their home river.
EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the
EXTEW RIVER: Same as above, it is now possible to fish for Chinook in the clean
GITNADOIX RIVER: The Chinook will be entering the river soon. You are limited to
fishing for them downstream of the powerline crossing near river mouth.
Note: sadly, the above three rivers are closed to angling for Chinook except at the very
lower end. Please check 2005 – 2007 BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement (fancy name
for regulations) at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish for details.
ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: Like other Skeena tributaries, the Chinook (King)
Salmon will start coming in now. You may fish the whole river for Chinook until July 23 ,
then it closes upstream of the Highway 16 bridge.
CRANBERRY RIVER: Chinook (King) Salmon will be entering this river soon. It may be
fished for chinook to July 31. Limits 4 per day, only 1 of 65 cm. Monthly quota = 1 over
KINCOLITH RIVER: The BIG fresh, silver, Chinook (King) Salmon are coming into the
river in the high tides. One may angle for Chinook downstream of white triangle
boundary signs located at the Kincolith River Bridge. You would be fishing in the river
but it is actually tidal water, so please remember you must have a salt water license to
angle here. Cast here to buy them on line:
TSEAX RIVER: This is a Nass River tributary. Chinook (King) Salmon fishing begins
around July 1 . You may retain one big one per month.
KWINIMASS RIVER: Chinook will be coming in soon with the high tides. You may fish
for them until July 9. You must release the BIG ones. You may retain “Jacks” DFO
describes limits as 4 per day, none of 65 cm.
ECSTALL RIVER: The main Chinook (King) Salmon runs start into this river around July
15. You may retain one BIG fish up until July 31 after that the big ones must be released
but you still may retain a “Jack” under 50 cm.
OCEAN FISHING PRINCE RUPERT:
A summary of what is available year round can be read in the Archived Fishing Report
dated April 13, 1997. For a direct link cast here: http://noelgyger.ca/archived-fishing-
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:
The Kitimat River had a spurt of Chinook this week starting Tuesday June 12th at the
Eurocan Pump House. There were seventeen Chinook hooked and we have confirmed
at least twelve landed.
Mike Herzberg an associate guide for Reliable Guide and Charters drifting with Rob
Vodola and Jeremy Brady hooked nine Chinook landing four. They kept a 45lb. and a
28lb. and released the others. What a great day fellas!
Not to be outdone Pat Oliver also an associate of Reliable Guide and Charters drifted
Thursday and hooked eleven Chinook landing three, a 38lb., a 20lb. and an 18lb.
Ariel Kuppers landed a 41lb. Chinook at the Giant Spruce on Thursday. This was Ariel's
first chinook for the season. Great start to the season! Well done Ariel.
Pat Oliver drove into the Power Lines on Friday night and landed two Chinook in less
than an hour a 20lb. and 24lb.
The Kitimat River is fishing great this week with very few anglers on the river. The few
that are fishing are producing some pretty good numbers and season is just getting
started. I think a lot of anglers assume the Kitimat is dirty and unfishable like most other
rivers in the Northwest. For day to day updates feel free to contact me by email via
The Killer Whales were spotted in the Kitimat Harbour on Tuesday June 12th. That
would explain the spurt of Chinook caught by the Freshwater anglers on the Kitimat
River. The Killer Whales scatter the Chinook in the Harbour and spook a bunch up the
river. This is great for the river anglers but unfortunately it kills the bite in the Harbour for
usually two days before the chinook regroup or more migrate into the Harbour. Actually it
was three days and on Friday the salt water boats hammered on the Chinook.
Walter Thorpe weighed in two Chinook Friday morning. He landed two for two on a
double header and was done by 8:30A.M. Phillip Thom boated two Chinook fishing by
himself and lost another. Jim Wright also landed two Chinook and reported almost every
boat landing fish. There were only eight or nine boats in the melee. After the news
spread at the Marinas twenty boats showed up Saturday. The best part of the bite
happened early morning and most of the boats bought in one or two Chinook to the
I went out with my younger but bigger brother Al and fishing partner Doug Rumley at
10:00. We managed to catch the tail end of the bite and boated a 28lb. Chinook first
pass. We also watched three others boated before the bite cooled off.
This season is starting to have all the hallmarks of an exceptional return of Chinook.
Stay tuned or come on down and join in on the Fun!
Report and photos from Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness
DFO Salmon forecast for 2007: Coho return is expected to be normal; Chinook were
at or above average, so good fishing are anticipated; Chum are always strong; Pink
returns are expected to be normal, which means very plentiful; Sockeye is not expected
to be high.
June 14, 2007
Fishing report from Nimmo:
This week’s guests are from Singapore. The one thing they love about British Columbia
is the many activities they can do while they are here. One of the favourite lunch spots
we take people to, are the glaciers. It is here that they can really appreciate just how big
this world really is, and how fragile.
As you can see by the Picture (Noel’s photo of the week above), here is where the
mighty rivers start. This is Fish Water in its frozen state. Here is where we begin our
fishery, showing people what rivers really are. This is one of my favourite photos. Just
after lunch on this Glacier, our guest’s begins to string his fly rod for the afternoon’s
fishery. How fabulous, one minute you are on top of the world and the next you are
casting a fly to wild Pacific Salmon.
Over the last 25 years of doing what we do, we have noticed the Glaciers retreating, at a
fairly rapid pace. There has been a definite warming over the last quarter century. There
are places that Glaciers once lay that are now just a few feet of remaining snow. We all
have a duty to lessen our carbon footprint where we can and reduce our dependence on
fossil fuels. If everyone does their part, then the earth will have a chance, as well as the
Nimmo Bay is a part of a British Columbia Sustainable Tourism Collective. This is a
group of six companies looking at their best environmental practices and how to make
tourism sustainable, by practicing the triple bottom line theory. Look after community,
economy and environment and your bottom line will get better. People today are making
conscious choices on where they go based on how that operator treats the Environment
in which he lives. Most folks want to be part of the solution today as opposed to being a
part of the problem.
In a future message I will discuss the threat to our wild salmon from farmed fish and sea
lice. The Broughton’s are having this problem now and both governments refuse to do
anything about this problem. Anglers will have to unite to put a stop to the killing of our
Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (est. 1980)
A Family Company
FISHING REGULATION WEBSITES:
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
2007 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge 1:30 PM PST 1:30 PM PST 11:30 PM PST
Network (4:30 PM EST) (4:30 PM EST) (2:30 PM EST)
7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Check local
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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