PHOTO OF THE WEEK: MAY 25TH: DAVID ENG OF SUNSET CHARTERS FROM PRINCE RUPERT shared this photo of his clients. Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Dave, please contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 632 1275.
May 27th: The Kitimat River is in great shape and the Kitimat River Pump House would normally be full of anglers. This time of year, there would be Bar Rods lined up to catch their first Chinook of the year.. The recent Public Notice reducing the retention of Kitimat Chinook to zero has had a huge negative impact on the fishing.
The Public Notice to enclosed below. We are anxiously waiting for an update to this Public Notice to include a retention fishery for the Kitimat River Chinook..
May 18 Lindsay Soucy is holding a 20lb Chinook she caught fishing with her husband Danny who landed the 35lb Chinook. (Photo of the Week last week) Lindsay and Danny sure look very pleased with their catch while fishing with John from Blue Heron Charters. Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with John, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email email@example.com
The Douglas Channel is producing starting to produce a few Chinook. Chinook retention is still open in the Tidal Waters of Area 6. 2 per day over 45cms.with 4 in possession.
Halibut and Crabbing is also reported to be very good. The wind conditions have eased and there were quite a few boaters headed out this weekend.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: MAY 25TH: DAVID ENG OF SUNSET CHARTERS FROM PRINCE RUPERT shared this photo of his clients. Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Dave, please contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 632 1275
Chinook is fishing our of Prince Rupert is exceptionally good right now. Any anglers wishind to catch and retain Chinook should get out shortly as there are restrictions coming soon.
RECREATIONAL – Salmon
FN0372-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – North Coast – Region 6 – Non-tidal Waters – Salmon Close Time and Chinook Quotas – Effective Immediately
Effective immediately recreational salmon fishing in the entire Skeena River Watershed is closed until further notice.
Effective immediately recreational chinook fishing in the entire Nass River Watershed is closed until further notice.
Effective immediately there is no retention of Chinook salmon in all rivers draining into Pacific Fishery Management Areas 1 to 6 until further notice.
Variation Orders #2018-rfq-272, 2018-rfq-273, 2018-rfq-274, 2018-rfc-275, 2018-
Recreational harvesting opportunities for Skeena Coho and Pink salmon may occur at a later date and will be announced by Fishery Notice.
Please refer to the on-line BC Sport Fishing Guide and future Fishery Notices,
for details on confirmed opening dates, times and other restrictions.
Notes: Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at (800) 465-4336 or the British Columbia’s toll-free RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277). For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-(866)431-FISH (3474).
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Fishing information, contact:
Acting Recreational Fisheries Manager
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
417 – 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
Media inquiries, contact:
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center – FN0372
Sent May 8, 2018 at 1424
A/ North Coast Recreational Fisheries Coordinator