The photo of the week shows Nelson Furtado with an estimated 55-pound plus Chinook (King) Salmon landed on the Skeena River last week. The young fellow Josh Buck netted the fish for him. Photo by Greg Buck.
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated July 27 – August 3, 2008
Dear Fishing Friends:
SUMMARY: The weather was good all week. All rivers are in very good shape. Skeena River has been dropping and is in perfect shape…very, very clean. Not only are the guides catching some very BIG Chinook (King) Salmon they are starting to catch more and more summer-run Steelhead, especially in the lower section. The Sockeye fishing is excellent and the Pinks are starting to show up. The Kitimat River Chinook fishing is over as of July 31. Now is the time for Chum and Pink…and the Coho are coming in. Be sure to check out the Ron Wakita detailed report and photos below. Also, check my report of a days fishing on the Skeena River with photo and video mayhem! I managed to shoot three video clips but only had time to edit and post one.
GOOD NEWS – DFO raised its estimate for the size of the Skeena River Sockeye run from 1.2 million to 2.8 million.
GOOD NEWS – Skeena River Coho are expected to be larger then first predicted and the following changes to regulations should be noted:
Effective July 23 to August 31 the following waters are open for coho angling with daily limits of 4 coho of which 2 may be over 50cm.
- Skeena Mainstem downstream of the CNR Bridge at Terrace
For all the details cast to:
BAD NEWS – the commercial fishing fleet will start up at the mouth of the Skeena River (area 4) and will intercept Steelhead as they seine and gill net for Sockeye. The selective gill net fishery is restricted to ½ length of normal and can set for only 20 minutes. As of July 29 commercial fishing is half way over – 2 more weeks to go.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- July 24/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- July 30/08 one item posted on “News Bulletin” http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm
- August 2/08 one video clip posted on “Video Clips” http://www.noelgyger.ca/video-clips-web.htm
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Fishing Report and Photos from: Steelhead Heaven
July 31 2008
Skeena River Report BC
The Biologists were wrong! 1.2 Million Sockeye, and still running, arrives unpredicted, with Chinooks in large numbers and I mean large, Steelhead very promising for the 2008 summer run. How we wonder as Mother Nature turns our predictions into rainbows. The Skeena DFO have some of the best in the field monitoring the cycles of our fishery and scratching their heads as another tidal wave of Salmon enter Skeena country.
Today we fished for thousands of Sockeye on the fly as other guests watched in amazement as Chinook Salmon of 50lbs or better break the surface of the water, with a pull like a CN locomotive tailing 100 cars of coal destined for Prince Rupert. This is a small fish, as local tackle shops display pics of 65-73lb Salmon and not just one! As we pulled off the river, I chatted with two fellas from Oregon who had a slab 60lbs, the second fish of the day well over 60, tipping the scales at 72lbs. For strangers as we were, we all had the same desire, and a high five was in order as we parted our ways for the evening.
Attached are some of our clients fishing the Skeena region, the mountain views in the background and a tight line say it all, as the past week has been incredible and water levels are prime. Tony Clements fished a Grand Slam with all 5 Salmon Species landed as well Steelhead on the fly, ya Tony!
Guests arriving this week are from Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Alberta, BC, Ontario, Switzerland, wow what a week! Photos and report from Tracey Hittel
Fishing Report and Photos from: Westcoast Fishing Adventures
Hello Noel here are some photos of the week from the Skeena River. It has been incredible fishing for a year when DFO forecasted doom and gloom? I have also been spending a lot of time on the ocean, it has been excellent fishing the Halibut and the Salmon bite is red hot! We have been having a blast catching Coho buck tailing just behind the boat on the fly rods. This is the most sporting way to catch such an acrobatic silver animal!
Sockeye fishing on the Skeena has been the best we have seen in years and the summer run Steelhead are starting to show up in great numbers as well.
That’s all for now ! Tight Lines. Gill McKean
Fishing Report and Photos from: Kalum River Lodge
Steve landed this huge Chinook while spey fly fishing on the Skeena River. The fish was estimated to weigh 42-pounds and on the fly rod it was quite a tussle. Photo sent to my by Andrews Rushton.
Fishing Report and Photos from: Randy’s River Guiding
Randy reports absolutely fantastic fishing on the mainstream Skeena River. One can catch just about all of the five Salmon species PLUS chrome silver summer-run Steelhead.
Fishing Report and Photos from: Nautical West Sport Fishing
Fishing Report for July 20 – 26
Hi Noel, We have been very busy out on the Ocean this week and have had great success with the Halibut fishery. This week we saw a good number of halibut - this trip we hooked & boated 12 Halibut and released a half dozen more. We had very good catches of coho @ the south end of Gil Island with some fish in the mid teens sizes. Best baits have been anchovy as always with small spoons and green glow hootchies for the coho. Chinook have tapered off a bit but I do expect to see some fish caught in August on the outside waters. The river has seen some good number of Pinks and Chum arriving which will provide some excitement for fly fishing. Thanks Noel. Report and photo by Todd Haynes
FISHING REGULATION WEBSITES:
2007-2009 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
Effective April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009
2008-2009 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
Effective April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009
NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s
GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:
*** If any of you have special fishing photos, testimonials, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.
Testimonial: "Skeena Chinook Fishing - July 25 and 27th. Noel, Just got back from 2 great days of fishing with Guide Cam from Nicholas Dean Lodge. The 3 of us landed 6 very large and dime bright Chinooks ranging from 35 to 20 pounds. The last one was the most beautiful bright chrome chinook that I have ever witnessed. Cam had to work the holes and runs fairly hard the second day but the fish finally came up river in a thick wave and every one with a line in the water for a good 45 minutes had more on than they could handle. There were also several on that we did not see, the trick was to get the line re-rigged and baited as fast as you can say "FISH ON!" Needless to say we had a blast! Chad and Dustin were most hospitable and saw to it that our fish were vacuum packed, labeled and ready for the freezer before we could finish our stories from the day around the cleaning station. Thanks and best regards, Cam Bateman"
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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