KITIMAT RIVER, PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Marc Girard, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters is holding a bright 22lb Kitimat River Chinook that he released unharmed back into the Kitimat River.
June 9: PHOTO OF THE WEEK. Marc Girard, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters is holding a bright 22lb Kitimat River Chinook. Marc was on a personal fishing trip with his favorite fishing partner, Erin. Erin commented that, “Within 15 minutes of drifting down the Kitimat River we watched a mother Grizzly bear cross the river as her cub stayed on the other side of the shore making sounds to her and we caught the big salmon. It was wonderful! “.
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The Kitimat River is in great shape and there a good number of Chinook migrating into the Kitimat River everyday.
I heard of 5 Chinook caught and released but I am sure that there are many more.
With zero retention of Chinook, there are not many anglers fishing the Kitimat. Some hardcore anglers especially Fly Fishers are taking advantage of reduced fishing pressure on the Kitimat and are finding lots or river to fish..
All other Salmon species are open. The Kitimat River is still open for retention of Pinks, Chum and Coho. Quotas are the same as in previous years. Pinks are 2 per day over 30cms, Chum are 2 per day over 30cms and Coho are 4 per day- 2 over 50 cms. Possession is twice the daily quota.
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PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR A PUBLIC NOTICE TO OPEN THE KITIMAT RIVER TO A RETENTION FISHERY FOR CHINOOK.
THERE IS SOME CONFUSION BY THE RECENT PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCING AREA 6 TIDAL WATER QUOTA OF ONE CHINOOK PER DAY, 2 IN POSSESSION. The Kitimat River is Region 6, Non Tidal.
PLEASE BE CLEAR THAT THE KITIMAT RIVER IS ZERO RETENTION FOR CHINOOK. I WILL POST ANY UPDATES TO OUR WEBSITE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE! www.reliableguideandcharters.com
June 10th John from Blue Heron Charters provided these photos and commnents, “Fishing with Scott, Simon, and Adam; catching Chinook salmon and limiting out on crab”. Nicely done! This is one trip the young lad will not soon forget!
MK Bay Marina reports seeing a few good sized Chinook earlier in the week.
They also reported lots of Halibut being caught. There is a growing frustration of having to release so many halibut that are over the legal limits of retention. On the bright side, at least there are Halibut that are being caught.
The year’s regulations are difficult to deal with but we should not forget about the wonderful experiences the Douglas Channel can provide us. From the 3 beautiful Hot Springs, the many inlets and bays that have spectacular morning views to the many Orcas, Humpback whales and all the amazing wildlife moments Mother Nature has to offer. This may be the year for us all to take a few moments to truly capture and enjoy the Douglas Channel. .
June 9 Dave Payjack of Sea West Fishing Adventures provided these photos of one of his Skippers. Pretty good batch of Bottomfish! Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with Sea West, please call Ron, 250 632 1275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9 Dave Eng of Sunset Charters provided these photos and comments, “Salmon fishing is picking back up and bottom fishing is as good as always. Lots of herring around and the whales are showing up too.” Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with Dave, please call Ron, 250 632 1275 or email email@example.com
SPECIAL FISHING REPORT FROM HONOLULU HAWAII
My Good Friend, i affectionately nicknamed, “Sassy Jacqui” landed this 620lb Pacific Blue Marlin on her Birthday a few days ago.
Jacqui was fishing on board “Marlin Majic” skippered by my other very good friend, Captain Ron Jones. This is a Fish of a Lifetime and one hec of a big Birthday present!
Congratulations “Sassy Jacqui’. Well done Skipper!
Happy belated Birthday!
I hope you all enjoyed the Fishing Report.
Blessings to All!