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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: CHRISSY GIRARD HOLDING 22lb KITIMAT RIVER CHINOOK she caught on July 31 2009 fishing with her dad, Marc Girard.   Marc is an Assoiciate Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters and the proud father.  Chrissy is not only very pretty but she a very keen angler who loves to fish with her father. 

Fishing Report from:  Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters,
Kitimat B &
City Centre Hardware & Sporting Goods
"Kitimat's Largest Tackle Shop"
380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C
V8C 1T6
bus.250 632-3522 fax 250 632-3528


Go Canada! We are proud to be Canadian!

We like our fish to be Silver but our Olympic medals to be Gold!

Hockey is Canada's Number One Game but Fishing in Kitimat and in the Northwest is our Number One pastime!

Typical for this time of year in the North West we received a mix of weather conditions. We had some rainy days, some sunny clear days and even a little snow but the Trout fishing continues to be good. 

Feb 21 Martin Golhke landed a 15lb Steelhead under the Haisla Bridge. Martin was very excited describing his first Steelhead of the year. Congratulations Martin!

Feb 23 Ariel Kuppers landed this Kitimat River Dolly Varden on his Fly Rod using a pink worm pattern.  Ariel was fishing with his Dragonfly 9` 7 wt Rod and his Dragonfly Expedition 7/8 Fly reel.  A 5wt Rod is better suited for Trout but this time of year there is always the potential of hooking a Steelhead.  A 7wt would give Ariel a better chance of landing a Steelhead than a 5 wt which is why he used his 7wt rod.
Feb 24 Ariel Kuppers fly fishing the upper Kitimat landed a couple more Dolly Varden on a Fly.   It snowed in the morning but Ariel said, "it was really nice and sunny when he was out fishing"  It was nice to catch Trout but I think Ariel may also be looking for an early Steelhead on his Fly rod.
Feb 27  Eric Turcotte send me an email and a photo of his daughter, Rachel.  In Eric's own words, "Here is a picture of Rachel, my 8y-old daughter, who caught a 2 pound Dolly Vardon on Saturday morning."  Congratulations to Rachel and father.

SUMMARY: There was a few Steelhead landed and a few lost this week.  Trout fishing will continue to be good and we can expect more Steelhead on the Kitimat as we head into March.  Steelhead catch numbers on the Kitimat River can be outstanding in peak season.  With enhancement of Steelhead by the Kitimat River Hatchery we are fortunate to have one the best Spring Steelhead Fisheries in the area.  Stay Tuned! 

DOUGLAS CHANNEL:  Herring have been reported in the Kitimat Harbour more frequently this week but we still have not received many reports of Winter Chinook being caught.

We should be getting better results but I can only report the fishing as it is,  not how we would like it to be.  A couple of boats went down to the outer waters for the weekend looking for some King Crab.  Justin Lowes who is one of our Tackle store staff is in this group so I will share his results in this Fishing Report.
Thank You to everyone who has provided info or photos for this Fishing Report.

PS: We are booking for the 2010 Fishing Season.  Please contact Noel

Fishing Report from: Fishawk Guiding, Kitimat/Terrace BC

Hi Noel, this weekend I took Mike Primeau and Todd Henry out to Prince Rupert, BC on the ocean and despite gale force wind warnings all week, which were false (it had been glass smooth out there for at least 3 days prior to our outing ) we had a great day. We bottom fished a few spots and got into a few quillback rockfish and we all caught a few big sculpins (bullheads)
Our plan for the day was to troll for springs. Mike nailed this nice little Halibut while trolling our spring spot and not too long after, I hit my spring. The day was calm all day which was quite rare for Rupert and fishing was a success. Calcutta reels and Berkley big game were the days choice of tools. Luhr Jensen flashers with rolling anchovies worked for the trolling. Jigging heavy buzz bombs caught the rest. Going out again should jump in sometime Noel!  Tight lines  Glen Kilcup, Fishawk Guiding

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


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