News from Oscars in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada - part 7


Fishing Report, July 13, 2018

No Salt water report this week. Lee is out fishing and will be back next week with the scoop.



Submitted by Lloyd from Tukii Lodge

The fishing has slowed down a little since June.  The lake trout have moved deeper and we seem to still be doing ok fishing at 40-50 feet.  We have been catching lake trout on Ruby eyes T50 flatfish. 

The rainbow fishing is still good using a willow leaf, wedding band, worm combo with a 1oz weight.  We have also been getting good rainbow fishing using a trout killer in replace of the wedding ring. 

The Burbot fishing has been real good this year too.


Submitted by Pierce Clegg

We have had some windy and cool weather issues, but if you know the fishery well, then there is always somewhere out there that produces great fishing.  Now the weather has shifted to much warmer and more summer like weather…in fact hot, dry with calm summer breezes.  We could quickly see the results on the fishery as the hatches increased and fishing throughout the fishery were world class….that and virtually no one around enjoying one of BC’s best wild trout fisheries.


Kitimat River is currently open for chinook retention under 80cm per day from July 1st to July 31th. Fishing has been fair to good for chinook with most coming in with the high tide. There are massive log jams on the river, so please be very careful both on shore and especially on the boat/float.

There is a large log jam about 1km below the 18 mile bridge, aka “orange bridge.” The jam itself is on a corner and covers the entire length of the river. If you are to put in, we would recommend putting in about 6-7km further downstream.

There is another reported clog around the sawmill area, not far upstream of the Wedeene River confluence. If you are on the river in this area, please ensure that you hang a right to try to avoid the log jam. As always when on the water, please be vigilant and aware of hazards. The water levels and hazards constantly change, so talk with locals and us to get the most up to date reports on the river.