LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending Sept 21 /2022




PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Ron Wakita drifted with Nick and Matt on our 1/2 Day Driftboat Special 400.00 for 2 clients.  They drifted from cable car to Radley bridge.   We hooked 9 Coho and landed 6.
Thank You for using our Guiding Services.
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Sept 20 Neil Livingstine and Wesley Campbell


2022_sept-19-Ron-Wayne-Bob BMW Two kept out for five Coho hooked.

Sept 18 I had the pleasure of fishing with some very special people in my life, Ellie Lisa and Gerry.  Ellie celebrates her Birthday later this month, so our mission was to catch Ellie her Birthday Coho.
Catching Ellie was Part 1 of a three part birthday plan.  Part  A was to catch Ellie a Birthday fish, Part B catch Ellie 2 Birthday Fish..   I am pleased to report,  “Mission Accomplished!  Ellie landed her 2 Coho and we sang  Happy Birthday to Ellie! (Part C)
A Huge Thank You to Ellie, Lisa and Gerry for helping create a page in my History Book of Life that I will always remember.  The most precious moment was hearing Ellie say, “I did it on my own, I landed it all by myself twice”.
That was memorable and remarkable especially considering Ellie is 83 years old.
To Ellie, Lisa and Gerry all I have to say,
The Lucky High Five
The Lucky tag
No Banana
Happy Birthday Ellie!
“God Bless you” says it Best.  “Thank You for being you”, says it from my heart
Lots of Love

Sept 17 The Mission accomplished Ellies Birthday fish.

Sept 17 Ron Jenn Mike 2 for 7 hooked.


2022_sept-16 Jack Sailor alias Ranger Bob

Please click on the link above to download a video and to watch Jack Sailor (alias Ranger Bob) grace the Kitimat Hatchery Island with his amazing talent on his trumpet.
Jack text said,
“The Salmon Caller!
Live from Kitimat!
Guaranteed Results!
Wow!  This is a first!  Thank You sharing your talent with the Coho Anglers on the Kitimat River and our Fishing Report.
You will have to come back for an encore performance!.

Sept 15 Tracey and Jack Sailor fishing with Brandon Paul, Pro guide for Reliable Guide and Charters, hooked 9 Coho and landed 5.  .Congratulations Jack and Tracy.  Well done.  Brandon said you were a lot of fun to fish with despite your warped sense of humour.  I like to think it helps become a better angler!
Thank You for using our guide services.
Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip of a Lifetime with Brandon please email Ron or call 250 632 1275

Sept 15 Ron Ellie Gerry Lisa 3 for 9

Sept 15 Ron and James York Landed and released this beauty. James intended to catch and release everything we caught but most of the Coho released themselves. Such is life of angler.

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Sept 15 Pro guide from Reliable Guide and Charters Keaton took Cody and father Darcy Maier out on a drift from cable car down. Hooked 9 landed 5 Coho and a Steelhead.

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Sept 14 Sydney, the better half of Pro Guide Brandon Paul, caught this beauty while Brandon, not so much. Sydney on this day is better in more ways than one.

Sept 14 Ron of Reliable Guide and Charters went out with Eric, Terry and Cameron (ETC) Hooked 8 landed 2 nice ones.

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Sept 14 Ron Harold Fekster Cathy Prince landed these 2 nice Coho.

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Sept 13 Ethan at Hatchery Island caught on a green and Chrome blue fox.

Sept 13 Christie, Jacob and Desiree slaying coho on Rons boat.

Sept 13 Nick Matt and Ron

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Sept 12 Ron Eric Terry Cam etc.

Sept 12 Mike and Desiree only using plugs. Another great float with an amazing mentor, every time we go out I learn so much ! Caught fish in spots you would never expect to, Thanks again Michael !

The Kitimat River has and still is having one of the best Best Coho returns since the early returns of Coho from first Kitimat Hatchery production of the late 1980 and 1990’s.
Despite record low river levels many anglers are having “their Best Coho fishing ever!”.
Smart money says, “get up early and fish the high tides from the previous night”.
The Coho most days are not running the daytime high tide with the low, clean water.  They are moving on the high tide in the evening and in the dark.
For more info of how to take advantage of the extemely low water and factor in the high tides and typical behavior, please stay tuned to our Fishing Report or stop into our Tackle Store and talk to Des, Kody or myself.
I think we are going to receive some rain which bring the river level up and move Coho into the Kitimat River and move the Coho through out the river.  The question is where.  Stay tuned!
Please be sure to get our “Lucky Hand Sanitized High Five!” 🙂

It is working!  The proof is in all the pictures!
Take Care, Good Luck Fishing and Please Stay Safe
Ron, Des, Kody, Mathias, Mason and Aiden


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Would you like to drift down the Kitimat river for FREE ? To enter the draw, place this contract on your fridge door and send a picture with the subject line NICK. With the help of many others we are hoping to change the culture of safety on the river. Draw will be Oct 31st. Pick up the contracts at 380 City Center, open 8am-9pm.
And please remember NICK
I will NEVER wear chest waders without a belt.
I will INCLUDE a knife to cut waders and remove trapped water.
I will stay CLOSER to shore.
I will KEEP my PDF on at all times.

Please note:  The Kitimat River is open for Bait including Roe Sept 1st 12:01am

(including tributaries) All May 15 to Aug 31 Bait ban.
on west bank between signs at Kitimat hatchery outfall. All Apr 1 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of Highway # 37 bridge. Chinook Apr 1 to Jul 31 1 per day, 80 cm or less.
Aug 1 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 1 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Nov 1 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Chum Apr 1 to Aug 31 2 per day.
Pink Apr 1 to Aug 31 2 per day.
upstream of Highway # 37 bridge. All Apr 1 to Mar 31 No fishing for Salmon.


Total Salmon Daily Quota is 4 Per Day with each Daily Species Quota applying.

Total Possession Limit to transport is 8 salmon   Fresh and Salt combined.


Sept 22 John from Blue Heron Charters provided this photo and comment, “Fishing with Mike and Friends and catching halibut.”  Congratulations Everyone!  Great Jog Skipper!

Anyone wishing to Book a Salt Water Charter of a Lifetime, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

The Douglas Channel Coho fishing is starting it’s typical decline as most Coho have already migrated into their spawning river and streams.  There are still Coho fishing near the mouths of some rivers and creeks but it is a case of being in the right place at the right time.
Mother nature has provided some awesome weather all season but this may change drastically as we approach our Fall weather season.  We can hope Mother Nature continues to be kind but the inevitable is near.
Halibut fishing continues to be exceptionall in the outer waters of the Douglas Channel but in closer is starting to taper off a bit.
Take Care, Good Luck Fishing and Please Stay Safe
Ron, Des, Kody, Mason and Aiden

BC tidal areas 6 and 106 – Kitimat, Kemano Bay: Recreational fishing limits, openings and closures | Pacific Region | Fisheries and Oceans Canada (


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Category(s):    RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)     Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0919-Recreational – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) – Halibut – In-season Update on Daily Limit This Fishery Notice supersedes FN0251 to announce an increase to daily limit for halibut measuring under 90 cm in length. The updated Fishery Notice reads as follows: For 2022, the recreational Halibut fishery allocation is 1,011,750 pounds. The recreational Halibut fishery is actively managed to stay within sector’s allocation and fishers should watch for subsequent Fishery Notices to announce potential in-season changes.  The following measures are in effect coast-wide as noted below:  Open time:Effective at 00:01 hours February 1, 2022, fishing for Halibut was opened coast-wide until further notice (See 2022 Fishery Notice FN0067 and FN0251). Effective 00:01 hours on August 20, 2022 until 23:59 hours on December 31, 2022:The daily and possession limit for Halibut is EITHER of: —one (1) Halibut measuring 90 cm to 133 cm in length (69 cm to 102 cm head-off), OR —three (3) Halibut, each measuring under 90 cm in length (69 cm head-off). No person shall retain a Halibut greater than 133 cm head-on length (102 cm head-off). Head-off measurements are made from the base of the pectoral fin at its most forward point to the extreme end of the middle of the tail.Annual Limit:No person shall catch and retain more than ten (10) Halibut in the aggregate from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. Licensing: The 2022/23 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence and Conditions of Licence will be in effect from April 1, 2022 until March 31, 2023.  All Halibut retained by the licence holder between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 shall be immediately recorded on the 2022/2023 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence, or, if mobile access is immediately available, the licence holder may record catch in the National Recreational Licensing System. The area from which each Halibut is caught and its head-on length shall immediately be recorded. The exceptions to these openings are:Areas 121: No person shall fish for or retain Halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes W. Areas 121: Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank. Those portions of Subareas 121-1 and 121-2 inside a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.000 minutes W, then true east to 48 degrees 34.000 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.200 minutes W, then southeasterly to the International Boundary, outer perimeter at 48 degrees 29.618 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.553 minutes W, then westerly following the International Boundary perimeter to 48 degrees 29.605 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.190 minutes W, then northwesterly to the beginning point. Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) and Glass Sponge Reef (GSR) closures remain in effect – refer to the following web pages for descriptions:1)RCAs- Variation Orders: 2022-RFQ-352 is in effect.  Anglers are reminded of the mandatory condition of licence for the release of rockfish; all anglers in vessels shall immediately return all rockfish that are not being retained to the water and to a similar depth from which they were caught by use of an inverted weighted barbless hook or other purpose-built descender device. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Greg Hornby (Regional Manager Recreational Fisheries) –  Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN0919Sent August 19, 2022 at 10:11Visit us on the Web at If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at:   If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail to: