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Photo of the Week: Jacque Losier and his son Colby and father Roger landed this 86 lb.Halibut Aug 16 2009

City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods Instore Derby winner: Largest Halibut

Fishing Report from Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The Kitimat River completely froze over in certain areas from last week's sub zero temperatures.  The temperatures early this week were also below zero but it has started to warm up towards the latter part of the week.

The Trout fishing conditions were challenging but with a little ingenuity a couple of hardcore anglers managed to get out fishing.


Dec 15 Ariel Kuppers and Justin Lowes, two Associate Guides for Reliable Guide and Charters were out doing a little personal Trout fishing on the Kitimat River.  They were actually doing some ice fishing for Trout in Goose Creek a tributary of the Kitimat River.  Some would say, "they are crazy to fish in sub zero temperatures" Dressed in snow pants and insulated Gore-Tex and armed with an ice auger and a barbecue, Ariel and Justin had a great day of fishing landing 13 Trout.

Summary:  There are still plenty of Trout in the Kitimat River but I suspect most anglers will be busy with Christmas activities for the next few days.  Anglers who do venture out, please be careful around the ice!


City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods Instore Derby winner: Largest Halibut, Three generations of the Losier family landed this 86lb Halibut in the Douglas Channel Aug 16, 2009.  Jacque Losier and his son Colby and father Roger landed this Halibut with a Gibbs Spreader Bar and Gibbs Halibut Leader baited with a Herring. The Losiers won a Redl Sports' Sea King Halibut Rod and an Ambassadeur 10,000C Reel.  Congratulations to the Losiers!

Summary: The Douglas Channel has received high winds and below zero temperatures which has deterred even the most hard core of anglers.  A few boaters are waiting for the weather to improve to catch some Winter Chinook.

Saltwater Anglers wishing to participate in a Regional event, the Prince Rupert Lions Club is hosting their "Blue Knuckle Derby" on Dec 27th.  Please see J and E's Fishing Report for details.

Thank You everyone who provided photos and info for this Fishing Report.

I would like to extend a Very Merry Christmas and All the Best in the New Year to our readers, valued customers and clients from our entire Family, Store Staff, Guides and Charters.

I would especially like to extend a Special Christmas Greeting to Noel Gyger and his family.  Through Noel’s efforts to produce this Regional Fishing Report, we are able to share the slender and beauty of the North West with readers from around the world. 

May everyone be Blessed with Good Health and Good Fishing in the New Year!

Ron Wakita
City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods
380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C
bus.250 632-3522  cell.250 632-1275
fax. 250 632-3528




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