|KITIMAT RIVER PHOTO OT THE WEEK:
“Kelly Ferguson’s first Chinook salmon. Kelly who is12 years old.was fishing with her father, Chuck and two younger brothers Jackson and Joseph. On Kelly’s fifth cast of the day she hooked into a Chinook salmon. Within the first couple seconds the Chinook broke the reel on the rod. Kelly continued to fight the salmon with a broken reel. With aching arms, vibrating legs and cramped hands Kelly landed the fish 10 minutes later. Only to see it was to big to keep at 102 cm wild chinook Kelly let it go after a couple pictures”. This is great fish story and is best told when Chuck tells it in person.
Wow! An Awesome Dad/Daughter moment! This a page in the Ferguson Family History Book of Life that will be cherished for years. Well done Everyone!THE KITIMAT RIVER IS OPEN TO ONE HATCHERY CHINOOK OF ANY SIZE OVER 30 CMS PER DAY (HATCHERY CHINOOK DO NOT HAVE AN ADIPOSE FIN)
OR ONE WILD CHINOOK BETWEEN 30 AND 80 CMS. (WILD CHINOOK HAVE AN ADIPOSE FIN)ONLY THE CHINOOK OVER 65 CMS THAT IS KEPT MUST BE RECORDED ON YOUR LICENSE.
Chinook kept between 30 cms and 65cms do not need to be recorded on your fishing license but still represent the One Chinook Daily Quota on the Kitimat River. These do not count against the 10 Chinook per year annual quota.
CHINOOK DAILY QUOTA REMAINS ONE PER DAY
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.
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