PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Aug 15th: Dan Lachapelle from Halibut Hound Charters provided this photo and comment, “Hi Ron , Bell and I had a pretty successful trip , limited out on coho , crab and halibut , wish we could have stayed longer but it’s just not in the cards this year , hope all is well and good luck on the water.” Wow! Congratulations Dan and Bell and Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.
Aug 21 Kirk Moore holding one of 5 coho that his group caught at Big Spruce during the evening bite. This one was caught on the, “One more cast routine”! Perseverance pays off! Well done Kirk. Worthy of note this Coho was full of sea lice..
We received lots of rain earlier in the week and accordingly Kitimat River was high and dirty. Later in the week, the Kitimat River dropped a couple feet and we received some higher the normal high tides
Although the Kitimat still remained murky and conditions were far from perfect, many sealiced Coho started to be caught in bunches. Mostly after the High tides.
Many Pinks continued to be caught through out the week albeit not all were caught in the mouth.
Pinks, Chum and Chinook are in various stages of spawning colours. The number of bright Pinks are getting fewer and fewer. All of the Chinook and Chum have turned to their spawning colours although, they are still being caught and released..
There have been good numbers of Coho caught up river especially by the more experienced anglers.
With the high water, Coho will be distributed throughout the entire river. When and if the river condition improve, I suspect many of our favorite upper river holes will be filled with Coho.
Anglers are reminded that Pinks and Chum close for retention Aug 31st.
Please view Lower Dike Access Road Update provided by Jessica Stephens
Public Affairs Advisor Coastal GasLink
at the end of our Full Report.
Aug 15th: Dan Lachapelle from Halibut Hound Charters provided this photo and comment, “Hi Ron , Bell and I had a pretty successful trip , limited out on coho , crab and halibut , wish we could have stayed longer but it’s just not in the cards this year , hope all is well and good luck on the water.” Wow! Congratulations Dan and Belle and Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.
LOWER DIKE ROAD UPDATE
|KITIMAT RIVER REGULATIONS
ANGLERS ARE REMINDED THAT THE BAIT BAN IS IN EFFECT ON THE KITIMAT RIVER MAY 15TH TO AUGUST 31ST.
KITIMAT RIVER SALMON QUOTAS
Sockeye No retention on Kitimat River
TOTAL SALMON Per Day FOUR/DAY
TOTAL POSSESSION: EIGHT Salmon Total with each daily species quota applying. Possession is twice daily limit.
PLEASE RETURN HATCHERY HEADS TO KITIMAT HATCHERY
Anglers are reminded to return the heads of any Steelhead or Salmon with a clipped adipose fin to the Kitimat River Hatchery or Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop
Anyone returning Hatchery heads to Ron’s Fishing Tackle Shop , will have the remainder of their fish frozen for FREE.
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