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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated September 28 – October 5, 2008 :happy:

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: Weather has been good during the week and the river heights are normal plus in good fishable shape. Near perfect I would say. And the fall colours are absolutely beautiful. The big Skeena River is a bit slow for Steelhead and Coho as most of the runs are now into their home tributary rivers. The Kalum is consistent for Steelhead fishing with some guided guests hooking and landing two Steelhead per day on the fly rod. Spin guys have been doing a little better. Coho fishing is average so far for this year. The big northerns should be coming in now. The Kasiks and Exchamsiks are about average for Coho fishing with 5 to 12 hook-ups on the fly rods. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is a little unpredictable as conditions seem to change from day to day, sometimes in shape, sometime not. When in shape the guided guests, on average, have been catching two Steelhead per day. The Kitimat River Coho fishing is peaking. Please check out the Ron Wakita detailed report below.

VIDEO CLIP - Mary’s Coho Video Clip 0011 (Mary Waszczuk Skeena trib Coho) New Oct 3/08
VIDEO CLIP - Henry’s Coho Video Clip 0010 (Henry Waszczuk Skeena trib Coho) New Sept 30/08

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SKEENA RIVER: is normal height and in good shape. Fishing for Steelhead remains only “fair” as most of the summer-run fish have already gone through. The fall Steelhead will be coming next most of them heading for the Kalum River. Coho fishing is slow at times as most of the fish are already in their tributary rivers.

KALUM RIVER: The water is normal height and in good shape. Good numbers of Steelhead and Coho (Silver) Salmon are coming in now. Some Coho have already moved through the river and Mud Lake and are staging in the Kalum Lake waiting for higher water to head up into their tributary rivers. A good portion of the run will stay back and spawn in the main stem river. These tend to be the larger fish we locals call the “Northerns”. A Coho weighing over 20-pounds is not uncommon. Fishing for Coho closes October 31.

KASIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now. Water heights have been good just about all week.

EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Lots of Coho are in now.

EXSTEW RIVER: The water is normal height but a little clouded up at times. Sometimes this is a big advantage as the Coho do not spook when the water is this way.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: When the water is in shape lots of Steelhead are being caught with both the fly and spin rod. I was fishing with Chad Black for a couple of hours yesterday and be both managed to hook a Steelhead. Chad lost his and I landed mine. We may have had a couple of more bites.

KITIMAT RIVER: With the signs of Autumn and the leaves on the trees changing colours as are the Coho in the Kitimat changing to their spawning colours. Although there are still some fresh Coho migrating into the Kitimat River more are colored than bright. Even some of the fish that have sea lice on them have a hint of red. Some connoisseurs of smoking salmon prefer salmon that are a bit turned in colour as they say that the turned fish have less fat and they are better to smoke.

The weather and river conditions for the majority of the week have been excellent and the Coho are stacked in specific holes. Two anglers were in our tackle store on Thursday reported landing seven Coho. They said, "between Sawmill and Powerlines". In the Tackle business you must learn to respect the angler's wish for privacy of their fishing holes but appreciate the catch results that that they do share.

There have been reports of some nice Trout being caught. The majority of the Trout that have been caught are Dolly Varden and Sea Run Cutthroat Trout. Small spinners and bait have been the tackle of choice this week. The weather has been great and the good fishing has been a bonus commented one angler.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: The weather mid week has been exceptional and the Douglas Channel has been sunny and flat calm. The scenery on the Douglas can be breathtaking on these clear, sunny fall days. The trees are in their autumn colours and some of the mountains are white tipped with early snow. It is sure nice to take a moment to marvel at the beauty of nature. John from Blue Heron Charters reports that ``Winter Springs have arrived in Sue Channel. During a charter on Saturday we picked up a few along with some Crab and a 60 pound Halibut. It was an excellent trip. Congratulations to John and his clients.
The Douglas Channel offers plenty of good fishing through the fall months. Bottom fishing and Crabbing are always options and as are Winter Springs as John and his clients enjoyed last weekend. There are also charters available throughout the winter months. Any interested parties please contact Noel [email protected] - The Kitimat and Douglas Channel report was written by Ron Wakita

To receive my WEEKLY FISHING REPORT and PHOTO via e-mail please send your name and e-mail address to: Noel Gyger [email protected] :beerchug:


Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

Home page: www.noelgyger.ca


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