Canada - British Columbia - Steelhead med mere - del 4 


FISHING REPORTS - July 20, 2016

LAKES

Lakes are lots of fun and provide a variety of small fish. Some kids had fun at Grizzly Lake near Houston- catching 24 rainbow in one day! Round Lake had a surface temperature of 23 degrees and fishing was tough. Some good reports from Babine Lake though; lots of char caught! Meziadin Lake Sockeye is open but so far has been slow.


SALTWATER

Great reports of Coho being caught, still some Chinook as well. Bottom fishing has been decent.


BABINE RIVER

Rainbow fishing still doing well using mayfly patterns. Babine River opens August 1 for Sockeye.


BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

Bulkley River is still very dirty with the silt coming from the Little Bulkley. Telkwa is also blown out. The Morice is clean and clear and good for fishing. Some Springs being caught but not a lot.


KISPIOX

River is in nice shape and some Springs are still being caught. No retention of Springs after July 31 on the Kispiox so now is the time to get out there!


KITIMAT

Lots of Chum and Pinks and still a few Springs yet. Water level spiked on the 14th and has been up and down since then. Nice thing about the Kitimat though is it cleans up quickly if the weather is good. For a chance to win a Drift-boat Fishing Trip, sign up for Ron Wakita's fishing report: http://reliableguideandcharters.com 


SKEENA

Skeena is dirty but fishable and cleaning up. Some Sockeye are being caught in the Hazelton area and West of that as well. Hopefully there is a fresh bunch of Chinooks coming in with the higher water. A good number of Steelhead also showing up already, so get out and fish!

 

 


 

FISHING REPORTS - July 14, 2016

LAKES

Babine Lake near Red Bluff has been good for Rainbow fishing. People are using Trout Killers and blue- Blue Foxspinners with a couple of split shots as weight.


SALTWATER

Fishing has been great for most! Halibut has been excellent and the salmon have been plentiful. Lots of different species out there right now- Chinook, Chum, Sockeye, Coho, and Pinks.


BABINE RIVER

The Upper Babine (between Babine Lake and Nilkitkwa Lake) is fishing very well using size fourteen dry mayfly patterns. Nilkitkwa Lake weed beds are also fishing well using mayflies and travelling sedge patterns. The Lower River section downstream from Nilkitkwa Lake is still holding golden stonefly eating trout although the weather has not been ideal for hatches due to rain and cooler temperatures. Looks like the weather forecast past Tuesday would be favourable for mayflies and stoneflies. (Thanks to Pierce Clegg for the descriptive information!)


BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

Lots of rain=blown-out. Water came up 1.3' today and is chocolate brown. Chinook fishing before this has been pretty slow, hopefully this bump in water will change that! Morice has come up 1' - 1.5' and is muddy as well.


KISPIOX

Water is cloudy but not high. Water came up 1/2 foot yesterday but is already dropping and looks good....so far. Chinook are in the river and fishing has been okay but not great.


KITIMAT

Water has come up 1.5 feet today and is brown. This river cleans up quickly if the weather cooperates and right now is a superb time to fish the Kitimat. Chinook, Pink, Chum, and Coho can all be caught right now! Before the water rose fishing for Pinks and Chum was especially good. For a chance to win a Drift-boat Fishing Trip, sign up for Ron Wakita's fishing report: http://reliableguideandcharters.com 


SKEENA

Skeena has come up 1.5' and is a bit cloudy but still totally fishable. Chinook still being caught throughout but it has been 'spotty'. Sockeye starting to come through as well.

 

 

 

 


 

FISHING REPORTS - July 7, 2016

LAKES

Rainbow Alley fishing has dropped off with the cooler weather/rain, but with a couple warm days would come new stonefly hatches and therefore better fishing. The lakes were producing this past weekend and many people were out (most in the rain!). Some nice Char and Rainbows were caught in the various lakes.


SALTWATER

Douglas Channel-- Ocean fishing has been good. Bit of everything being caught and most people doing quite well.
Rupert--- Some excellent fishing to be had! Chinook, Halibut, Cod, Coho, Pinks, Sockeye... you name it, its out there. Most boats are doing well.



BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

Bulkley is coloured but fishable and getting better. Lower Bulkley was blown out but is also cleaning up quickly. Its great to get the much needed water in the system! Some Chinook being caught but not tons.


KISPIOX

Water level and colour is excellent. Chinook are being caught.


KITIMAT

Chum fishing has been excellent, Chinook has been decent, and Pinks are in the river too! Rain brought up the river on the weekend (1.35m) but has now dropped significantly to .90m below Hirsh Creek.

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SKEENA

Rain hit the system and muddied the waters heavily on Tuesday, but the river has cleared up a lot and is fishable and getting better. Fishing before the extra water was slow, so hopefully the cooler weather and increase of water will change that! A beauty 59lb Chinook was caught this past weekend on the lower Skeena, and some Sockeye are also starting to be caught.

 

 

 

 

 


 

FISHING REPORTS - June 29, 2016

LAKES

Rainbow fishing has been good in Rainbow Alley. There have been 2 dry fly patterns that have been hot and we stock both! Char fishing has been productive in Babine Lake and this weekend is a great one to take the family out lake fishing! If you want a world-class trout stream experience, take the 2 hour trip to the Stellako River. Load up on small dry flies and have a wonderful experience!


SALTWATER

Douglas Channel-- Ocean fishing has been a bit spotty, but mostly on the good side. Some beauty Chinook still being caught. Halibut and bottom-fishing has been good and Coho are just starting.
Rupert--- Chinook are still being caught and Coho are just starting up around Dundas Island. The odd Sockeye also being caught. Reports of some huge halibut being caught too!


BABINE RIVER

Mostly fly fishing for rainbow right now. Water is very low. Stone flies are hatching and the trout are feeding on them.


BULKLEY & MORICE RIVERS

Bulkley and Morice rivers are both in excellent shape; low and clear. Fish are seen rolling but not much has been caught.


KISPIOX

Water is low and clear. Chinook are in the river and being caught throughout, but mostly in the higher regions.


KITIMAT

Water is very low and clear. Weather has been hot and the best fishing has been deep pools during the morning or afternoon high-tide. Some beauty Chinook being caught but with the low water it has been tougher. Chums and Pinks in the river too!
For a chance to win a Drift-boat Fishing Trip, sign up for Ron Wakita's fishing report: http://reliableguideandcharters.com 


SKEENA

Water is low and clear. Weather has been very hot and fishing has been most productive in the cooler parts of the days. As of last Friday Chinook fishing has slowed down a bit. Canada Day is this coming Friday and there is sure to be a lot of anglers out there! Remember that the whole Skeena is Classified, and the Skeena 4 (above the Copper River) is also Steelhead Stamp mandatory.
 



ATTENTION

There has been a mistake on the previous Fishing Report. Here is the corrected information for SKEENA: 

Water is low and clear. Weather has been very hot and fishing has been most productive in the cooler parts of the days. As of last Friday Chinook fishing has slowed down a bit. Canada Day is this coming Friday and there is sure to be a lot of anglers out there!

Remember that Skeena 1 (from the ocean to the Exchamsiks) and Skeena 3 (Terrace, Ferry Island) are never Classified, all other sections (2 & 4) require a classified water licence.

Below is a map of Skeena with the different classified and non-classified sections.

 

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