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Fishing is a family affair with Reliable Guide and ChartersReliable Guide and Charters and our associates possess a wealth of local knowledge and experience of fishing in the Kitimat River and the Douglas Channel that is unsurpassed in Kitimat.
Reliable Guide and Charters has three river guides who were born and raised in Kitimat. Ron Wakita, Mike Herzberg and Ariel Kuppers grew up fishing in the Kitimat area. Ferd Bouzane and Wes Owens, two of our Saltwater Skippers have fished the Douglas Channel for over forty years. All of our guides and associates share a communal love and passion for fishing and all of our guides brings their own special qualities to the Reliable Guide and Charters TEAM. They all are personable individuals committed to providing our clients with enjoyable, as well as productive fishing experiences.

Reliable Guide and Charters is an associate business of City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods - Kitimat's Largest Tackle Store. Ron Wakita and his family have been in the Fishing Tackle business for over 51 years. Mrs. Wakita (The Admiral) still works in the store. Ron is second generation and there has been as many as nine third generation working in the store at one time. Our tackle store is Headquarters for Reliable Guide and Charters and is considered by many as the centre of the fishing world in Kitimat.

Reliable Guide and Charters is a very community minded company and we have donated our services to share the love of fishing with some very special groups.
fishing excursion with the extended care patients from Kitimat General HospitalRon with the help of his associates has taken the "Extended Care Patients" from the Kitimat Hospital on an annual fishing trip for 21 years. We involve our drift boats and have devised a method which allows us to place the patient with their wheelchair into the drift boat. During the best trip on record we hooked seven Chinook landing a 32lb and a 26lb Chinook plus two Chum and five Pink. This was the best trip in terms of catch but every trip was intended to be special in terms of memorable experiences. Last year we only landed two Pinks and lost a Chinook but we managed to eat eighteen Crab and a bunch of chicken. A great time was had by all.

We also took the special needs high school students on a driftboat trip down the Lower Reliable Guide and Charters is communited mindedKitimat River. We hooked five Chinook, landing two weighing 22lb and 28lbs, as well as a wild Steelhead which was released. We even managed to include a water balloon fight into the program while drifting down the river.

We also had the pleasure of taking the Child Development Kids (CDC) fishing on the Kitimat River. The fishing was slow so we organized some Dungeness crab races, followed by the Dungeness crab racing with the Child Development kidsCrab cooking program concluded by the crab eating session which was a hit with kids. Dungeness crab and hot dogs! Gotta love kids!

Reliable Guide and Charters would like utilize our website to recognize and, once again, thank all the associate guides, bus drivers, nurses and volunteers who have donated their time over the years.

Reliable Guide and Charters is home based in Kitimat and we have focused our services in the local area. Reliable Guide and Charters is proud to have assembled a great group of highly qualified professionals.

Collectively the Reliable Guide and Charters Team strives to bring our clients the best of the best fishing opportunities in the Kitimat Area. We take pride in our ability to help our clients catch fish but we also think is it important for "a good time be had by all".
We consider ourselves truly blessed to live in amongst of some of the best fishing on the Coast of British Columbia. We operate our Guide and Charter Services in the midst of some of the most pristine and scenic surroundings in the world and we would be honored to share our corner of fishing paradise with any and all who request our services.

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