PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Anastasia, Ellie and my son, Corey are proudly holding a very large Chinook hooked on Anastasia’s rod and landed with the R.A.C.E. Fishing Team. (R for Ron, A for Anastasia’s, C for Corey and E for Ellie). This was Anastasia’s first salmon fishing trip and she hooked this large Chinook and landed 2 Pinks. I think this was a “Great start to Ana’s Fishing Career!” Ellie also kept 2 Pinks. Awesome Fishing Trip Team ! Well done!
July 30 PHOTO OF THE WEEK
I was doing some staff training as Ana is member of Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop. Corey is also training to be a guide. Ellie is one on my favorite fishing partners. We were also doing some tackle testing with our new Thunder Shrimp Tail Jig. As you can see in the picture these jigs work. Approved by the fish!
July 29 Dan Carmela Marc
July 29 Ben Mercer fishing with our Pro Guide, Marc Girard landed this beautiful, bright Chinook. Well done. Congratulations and Thank You using our Guide srevices.
July 31 I had the pleasure of doing an evening drift with the RACE Fishing Team, Ron, Ana,Corey and Ellie.
July 31 Herman and Darlene Wiebe fishing with our Pro Guide, Marc Girard caught a bunch of Pinks. Congratulations on your catch. Thank You for using our Guide Services.
Aug 3 The Double E,T Fishing Team. Emily, Ethan and their father Tim. Ethan and Emily look rather happy with their catch and Tim looks like a pretty proud father. Well done everyone.Congratulations on your catch. I am sure there will be a few fish stories told on the drive home.
We continue to have some very high tides which should more Chum and Pinks with the odd late Chinook and the odd early Coho. There are even a abnormal return of Sockeye returning to the Kitimat. All five species of salmon can be caught right now. Wow!
The only variable is the extremely low and clear river conditions. Most anglers are reporting catching fish early or during the evening.
Smart money says get up early or fish in the evenings.
ANGLERS ARE REMINDED THAT CHINOOK CLOSES FOR RETENTION ON JULY 31ST
THE DAILY QUOTA ON THE KITIMAT RIVER FOR COHO IS 4 PER DAY, ONLY 2 CAN BE OVER 50CMS.
THE DAILY ON THE KITIMAT RIVER FOR PINKS IS 2 PER DAY OVER 30CMS
THE DAILY QUOTA ON THE KITIMAT RIVER FOR CHUM IS 2 OVER 30CMS
THE DAILY QUOTA FOR SALMON IS 4 PER DAY WITH EACH DAILY SPECIES QUOTA APPLYING.
POSSESSION IS 8 WITH EACH DAILY SPECIES QUOTA APPLYING FRESH AND SALT COMBINED.
Aug 2 Amy and Paul from Whistler fishing with John from Blue Heron Charters. Amy is holding a beautiful Coho. Well done Amy!
As i wrote in my previous report, this is the best time of year to be fishing the Douglas Channel.
Anglers can catch all species of Salmon. Halibut and all Bottomfish migrate into the inner waters of the Douglas to feed on the carcasses of the spawned out salmon.
The weather is also usually better this time of year and the beauty and splendor of the Douglas is on full display. With calm seas, boaters are also able to venture out onto the shelves on the outer waters.
Many boaters are catching a mix of Coho, Pinks, Chinook, Chum and some have reported catching Sockeye. Halibut is also excellent but there are some long liners.working Devastation side. Fish Trap and Staniford banks has been reported as spotty.
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime on the Douglas Channel, please call 250 632 1275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also inquire about our All Inclusive multi day trips as these packages are the best and most relaxed way to enjoy the stock abundance of the Douglas Channel especially the Natural Hotsprings.
Chinook Quotas Area 6
2 per day over 45cms
4 in possession
10 Annual (please note. This is a reduction from the previous 30.)
Please click on the link below for more details:
Halibut Quotas; Bulletin posted below.
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Trip of a Lifetime please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email email@example.com
Please return the Head of any Chinook caught with the adipose fin missing to the Kitimat River Hatchery or Ron’s Mobile Tackle and Bait Shop. Ron’s Mobile Tackle Van will also accept Hatchery Heads. Anyone returning hatchery heads to Ron’s Fishing Tackle shop, we will freeze your fish for Free.
Aug 3 Dave Payjack from Seawest Charters provided this photo and comment, “Our guide Mike Larsen took out Darren Dixxon and his crew for the first day of 3 days and they landed these 4 nice springs and 4 coho” Congratulations everyone.