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WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
January 24 to January 31, 2010

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Ariel Kupper is a holding a small Kitimat River Steelhead. Ariel caught this Steelhead drifting the Upper Kitimat River with his Fishing partners Justin Lowes and Trent Vines, Jan 27th 2010. Ariel and Justin are Associate Guides for Reliable Guide and Charters doing some personal fishing with Trent. They were all drifting in South Fork Pontoon Boats made by Buck's Bags.

Fishing Report from:
Ron Wakita
Reliable Guide and Charters
380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C
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KITIMAT RIVER: This week we received the entire range of weather. In the Northwest we can receive weather types  of all 4 seasons in the same day.   This week, we received all 4 seasons in the same week. Early this week the weather was mild with some sunny periods.  By mid week, the temperatures dropped  and we received some ice rain followed by some snow on Thursday.  Friday and Saturday we received mild temperatures which brought some rain but the milder temperatures were very much welcomed for the weekend fishing.

Frank Pesunti caught a couple of small Kitimat River Steelhead earlier in the week.

Jan 24 James Botrokoff and Donny Webber caught 1 Cutthroat and a bunch of smaller  Trout.  Donny said, “we only caught a few trout so we made a fire and ate a bunch of hot dogs”.  “It was nice to just get out fishing”.

 

 

Jan 27 Ariel Kuppers, Justin Lowes and Trent Vines drifted the upper Kitimat River in their South Fork Pontoon Boats.  Ariel released a small Hatchery Steelhead and the group caught 4 Trout.  Ariel said "the weather conditions started off nice but ended in a blizzard of ice rain and snow."  If you are catching fish, the weather is easier to tolerate.  Well done Guys.

Jan 28 Carey Braun and Mike Peterson landed some Trout up at the 18 Mile Bridge.

Jan 30 Patrick Dufresne landed 9 Trout, 3 Dolly Varden and 6 Cutthroat in the upper Kitimat with a purple worm pattern that Pat tied.  He was heading back out today.

Summary The milder weather has attracted  more anglers to get out Trout fishing with good results.  They are also catching some Steelhead which is always a welcome catch.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL:  With the mild  weather this weekend a few boats were heading further down the Douglas Channel.

Among these boats were Scott Balentine and Mike Campbell who were heading to Bishopp Bay area to do a little Crabbing.

Aaron Dumler, manager of Smithe Marine whose office overlooks the Kitimat Harbour reports seeing major signs of herring in the Kitimat Harbour this week. 

Wes Owens is out in the Kitimat Harbour as I am writing this week’s Fishing report and he just checked in, after boating a small Winter Chinook.   

Summary: Saltwater anglers are reminded that Halibut opens Feb 1.  Daily guota of 1per day with a possession limit of 2 Halibut.

Febuary should bring increase activity in the Douglas Channel.  Herring usually start to frequent the Kitimat Harbour more often which will bring more Winter Chinook into the Harbour.   

Thank You to everyone for providing photos and info for this Fishing Report.

Good Health! Good Fishing!
Sincerely
Ron Wakita

PS: We are booking for the 2010 Fishing Season.  Please contact Noel noel@noelgyger.ca

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