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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Justin Lowes holding a Kitimat River Cutthroat caught Dec 16th 2010.  Justin was using a Gibbs Float with a 3" Berkley Power Bait Worm and a Bubba's Bait Dew Worm.

Fishing Report from:  Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC
cell.250 632-1275  email:

380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C
V8C 1T6
bus.250 632-3522 cell.250 632-1275
fax. 250 632-3528


We are also offering Gift Certificates for Guided River Trips and Ocean Charters for Christmas.  Anyone interested please contact Ron


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The Kitimat River continues to produce Trout for the Anglers who have taken some time away from the Christmas activities to enjoy the Trout fishing.


Float fishing a Gibbs float with the Kitimat Combo (Berkley 3" Power Bait Worm with a Bubba's Bait Dew Worm) continues to be the most effective method for Trout.
The Trout fishing on the Kitimat River will continue through the winter providing the weather allows.  The Trout fishing has been very good and there is the odd Steelhead to keep anglers on their toes.
Douglas Channel
I spoke to Lorie at MK Bay Marina and she reports that early this week the high North winds prevented boaters from fishing for Winter Chinook in the Kitimat Harbour.  With calmer seas, Fred Wuensche and his sons, James and Mike boated 5 "Shakers" on Thursday morning.  "Shakers" is  a local reference to small Winter Chinook that measure around the 45cm in length.  They were using Luhr Jensen # 1 Abe and Al Flashers with Luhr Jensen 5" Blue Coyote spoons.  Usually when the "Shakers" are in the area, the larger Winter Chinook are around as well.  Ferd and his sons were planning to go look for the bigger one over the Christmas holidays.  Good Luck Guys!
The Winter Chinook Fishery will continue providing the bait fish continue to hang around and weather permitting.

Special Report
A very good friend of my father, Ervin Bergmann sent me this photos with the following comments. " I went fishing on the west side of Vancouver Island on Thursday Dec 16th with my son Paul. I caught two steelies 6&7 lbs.  At one point we had a double hitter, what great fun." Congratulations Ervin and Paul and Thank You for sharing the photos. 

IMPORTANT Halibut Issue:   We would like to acknowledge and Thank everyone who has taken the time to send a letter to the Minister regarding the DFO Halibut Allocation Issue.  We would like to increase awareness of this issue in every community across Canada but we need your help. 

I recently wrote a letter to the Editor for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel (copied below). This letter contains all the up to date, pertinent information required to inform Anglers of the DFO Halibut Allocation Policy issue. 

We are asking Anglers from B.C, Alberta and all across Canada to write a similar letter to the Editor in every community across Canada.   Anyone who is interested, please personalize my letter to the Editor and send it to your local newspaper.   Feel free to contact me or SFI for any assistance . These letters to the Editor would be a huge contribution to the cause.  Once informed, the facts speak for themselves.  Every Canadian should be appalled by this grossly unfair distribution of a Canadian Common resource.  Please also send your Letter to the Editor to the DFO Minister.

Please help spread the word and encourage others to write or email the Minister.  If everyone does a small part, collectively we can make a big difference

To the Editor:

The intended purpose of this letter is to inform all Recreational Anglers of the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's (DFO) Halibut Allocation Policy.  The specific injustice of the current DFO's Halibut Policy is that it allocates 88% of Halibut Stocks to 436 Commercial Halibut License Holders and 12% to the rest of the Canadian population who are potential Recreation Anglers.  How a grossly unfair distribution of a Canadian Common resource exists defies common sense.  I can not believe that the Conservative Government is allowing the FO Minister to enforce this unfair policy.  Furthermore, because of this policy, Halibut closed to Recreation Anglers Oct 18th in 2010 while the Commercial sector fished on.  This is not a conservation issue, it is a misallocation of Halibut Stocks.

The Sport Fishing Institute estimates that if the current DFO Halibut Allocation Policy is not changed Halibut will be closed to Recreation Anglers as early as July 2011.

The Sports Fishing Institute, B.C Wildlife Federation (BCWLF) and the Sports Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) have been negotiating with D.F.O with no success.  The only way that this absurd policy is going to change is for the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to receive a letter or email from each and every Recreational angler and indeed from each and every Canadian who thinks this policy is wrong.

The importance of letters or emails to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister Gail Shea can NOT be emphasized enough.

If everyone does their part by sending a letter or email to the Minister collectively we can make a difference.   

The Sports Fishing Institute (SFI) has just formed an alliance with the B.C Wildlife Federation (BCWLF), the Southern Vancouver Island Anglers Association and the BC Federation of Driftfishers to right the imbalance of this unfair allocation of Canada's Halibut resource. This alliance has also launched a website to provide information.  They are also asking other groups to join this alliance.  Please contact Alison Obrecht at SFI if your group wishes to join.  We are hoping every Fishing Group, Rod and Gun, Chamber of Commerce, Labour Union and many other groups join this alliance.

SFI is also coordinating the efforts of individuals by requesting that copies of letters and emails to the Minister be sent to 

Please also send a copy of your letter or email to your Member of Parliament.  Our MP for Skeena is Nathan Cullen

The voice of everyone who thinks that the DFO Halibut Allocation Policy is wrong, needs to be heard in Ottawa.  Please send an email or letter to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.  I also urge everyone to forward this info to everyone in their Address Book.    

Honorable Minister Gail Shea 

Honorable Minister Gail Shea
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

A letter to the Minister does not require a stamp, only an envelope and a few minutes of your time.  You will be rewarded with the satisfaction of doing your part to correct a DFO policy that is grossly unfair.  If everyone does a small part, collectively we can make a Big difference.

Sincerest Regards, 
Ron Wakita

 We are booking for next season!  We are also offering Gift Certificates for Guided River Trips and Ocean Charters for Christmas.  Anyone interested please contact me Ron Wakita

NOTICE: Winter Chinook and Crabbing in the Kitimat Harbour is red hot right now, weather pending.  To book your charter boat please contact Ron Wakita anytime.  Cell Phone 250-632-1275 or E-mail:

Thank You to everyone who provided photos and info for this fishing report.
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Good Health, Good Fishing and Merry Christmas!

Good Health and Good Fishing!
Sincerely and Cheers
Ron Wakita
Reliable Guide and Charters
380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C V8C 1T6
bus.250 632-3522  cell.250 632-1275
fax. 250 632-3528




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