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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:  Ron Wakita holding a Bright 32lb. Kitimat River Chinook caught drifting with Reliable Guide and Charters Top Guide, Mike Herzberg.  This photo was taken by Noel Gyger who was also fishing with Mike and I on this trip.  This Chinook was caught on a Luhr Jensen KwikFish.  see details in report below.
Fishing Report from:  Ron Wakita of 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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The Kitimat River Chinook fishery early this week started off smoking hot highlighted by Jesse Houston's 62lb Chinook caught last weekend.  There were really good numbers of Chinook caught early in the week during the large high tides and the high water.  Progressing into the latter part of the week with the Kitimat River dropping and the high tides diminishing to lower heights, the Chinook catch numbers dropped off.  There were more Chinook caught mostly on the afternoon and evening high tides whereas during the higher river levels, Chinook were caught throughout the day.
June 13 My son Corey and I did an afternoon drift today and we landed a 12lb Chinook.  Although the Chinook is not very big, the significance of this Chinook was that it was the first Chinook that was hooked while my son Corey was rowing the Driftboat.  Corey has been learning to row the Driftboat for the past 3 years and we have hooked Steelhead and Coho with Corey on the oars but this is our first Chinook.  The agreement we have is that if Corey is on the oars when a fish is hooked, I have to call him "Captain Corey".  Captain Corey rowed from Cable Car to Radley Park and he just turned 16.  It was indeed a proud father moment in my life.  In addition to the birth of my first Grandson, Chase, June is evolving into an exceptional month for me personally.  Well done Captain Corey, Brandon and Justine! 
June 13 Ariel Kuppers and Jesse Houston drifted the Kitimat Sunday evening.  They hooked 3 Chinook and landed a 35lb and a 47lb Chinook.  They were using Luhr Jensen Kwik fish.  Congratulations Jesse and Ariel these are very nice fish.
June 14 Mike Herzberg drifted the Kitimat River by himself.  Mike landed 4 Chinook.  One was a Jack Chinook and the others ranged between 15 to 23lbs.  Mike was hotshotting from his 16 foot ClackaCraft driftboat with Luhr Jensen Kwikfish.  When the rod would go off, Mike would set the hook and then put the rod holder with the fish on and roll to shore keeping the line tight using the oars.  Once Mike reached shore, he would drop the anchor, jump out of the boat and land the Chinook.  With the Chinook laying in a couple inches of water, Mike would push the timer button on his camera,  run to the Chinook and hold it up for the photo. To land 4 Chinook between 10 and 23lbs using this technique is amazing.  Even more amazing is that these are pretty good pictures!
June 15 Mike Herzberg of Reliable Guide and Charters continues his pursuit of Big Kitimat River Chinook with his fishing partner Gord.  Mike and Gord hooked 3 Chinook and landed a 15lb and a 25lb Chinook with Mike's favorite Luhr Jensen Kwik Fish.  Mike was the first on the Kitimat River to perfect the "Scar Face technique" and the proof is in his results.  Anyone who wishes to book a guided trip with Mike, please contact Ron 250 632 1275
 Photo of the Week
June 16 I had the pleasure of fishing with my very good friends, Noel Gyger and Mike Herzberg in Mike's ClackaCraft driftboat.  We hooked 4 Chinook and landed a 32lb and an 18lb.  We were using Luhr Jensen KwikFish and we had an awesome time fishing together.  We have all known each other for many years but we could count the times that we drifted together on one hand.  We all agreed that "fishing trips together will not happen unless we make them happen".  We agreed to fish together next week in my driftboat.  Thank You to Mike for hosting this morning's drift in his boat and Thank You to you both for a Great trip with Great friends!
June 16 James Wright reports landing a 30lbs plus Chinook upriver using a Gibbs Float and a Luhr Jensen Gooey Bob.Nice Fish James!  Congratulations!
June 18 Ariel Kuppers fished with our clients Bill Gibson and his sons Matt and Josh.  They hooked 5 Chinook and landed a 23lb Chinook with a Luhr Jensen KwikFish.  Josh landed the 23lb Chinook and owned the bragging rights in the Gibson family.  Josh was wearing his "Lucky" hat when he landed the Chinook and explained the importance of his Lucky hat to his brother Matt and father Bill.   Congratulations Josh!  Thank You to all for enlisting our Guiding Services.
June 19 Mike Herzberg drifted with his friend Lara.  They landed a very bright 23lb Chinook on a Luhr Jensen KwikFish on a beautiful day on the Kitimat River.  To catch a bright Chinook on a day with blue sky, clean water and sunny hot weather is an event every angler should experience.  Congratulations to Mike and Lara.
June 19 I had the pleasure of fishing with Marc and Bonnie Girard.  Marc is an associate guide for Reliable guide and Charters.  We seldom get to fish together because we are usually very busy in Chinook season.  Due to the downturn in the economy we have fewer bookings.  We seized the opportunity to spend some time fishing the Kitimat together.  We landed a 63cm Jack Chinook in the first 5 minutes.  Anglers are reminded that the retention quota for Chinook measuring between 30 and 65cm is 4.  Only one Chinook over 65cms may be retained and must be recorded on the back of the fishing license.  The total daily quota for Chinook is 4 and only 1 over 65cms. We lost another big Chinook on our drift. We had a wonderful time.  Thank You to Bonnie and Marc for an awesome afternoon on the Kitimat River.
June 20 Mike Herzberg was fishing with his good friends Alvaro and Steve and they hooked 5 chinook and landed 3.  They landed a 22lb Chinook, a 25lb Chinook and a 70cm Jack Chinook drifting in Mike's Clakacraft driftboat and all these Chinook were hooked on Luhr Jensen KwikFish.  Mike released the 25lb Chinook.  Well done guys.  Congratulations on some very nice Chinook!
June 20. Manny Aruda fishing with his other favorite brother in-law  landed a 28lb and 31lb Chinook drifting the lower Kitimat in Manny's new Crakercraft driftrboat.  Wow!  Congratualtions Manny!  You seem to have excellent fishing results whe you fish with your brother in-laws.
June 20 I had a rewarding and fullfilling experience fishing with my 2 sons on Father's Day.  We did an afternoon drift and "Captain Corey" was on the oars when I set the hook and landed a 24lb Chinook.  Brandon chased it down stream and netted this beauty!  Brandon took his turn on the oars and we hooked another Chinook which I lost. Although the Chinook was lost, Brandon earned the status of "Captain Brandon" in accordance to our family agreement.  We only landed one Chinook on our drift but this Chinook of the best Father's Day present a Father could wish for.  Thank You to "Captain Brandon" and "Captain Corey" for a very, very Special Father's Day!
Summary: Catch rates for Chinook on the Kitimat River will continue to increase well into July.  The June Chinook fishing has had some outstanding results to date and we are looking forward to reporting exceptional Chinook fishing in the coming weeks.  The Lower Dike, Hatchery Island and the Pump House are more popular Fishing Holes in the Lower Kitimat River that are producing Chinook.  Most Chinook anglers fishing the lower Kitimat River are "Bar Fishing" with a Yakama Bait Spin N Glo comboed with a Gibbs/Delta mini hoochie.  They are also bottom bouncing with a Gibbs Koho 65 Blue Scale spoon.  The tides are an important consideration when fishing the lower Kitimat.  Please visit our website or visit our Tackle Store, City Centre Hardware and Sporting Goods.  We would be happy to provide you with a complementary tide chart.  Our driftboats have also produced outstanding catches and we take pride in producing some memorable Chinook fishing experiences for our clients.  Anyone interested in Guided Kitimat River Drift boat trips, please contact Ron


June 15 Albert Nelson reports boating 5 Chinook on the weekend.  The largest was 35lbs,
June 15 Dianne and Brian Fulsom report, "Attached is the photo of the 25 pound spring we caught yesterday (June 15). We caught it near the Clio Lighthouse at 50 feet on an anchovy. Thought you might enjoy the photo of me with the Alaska King crab taken on a previous trip.  It was nice talking to you and congratulations to Brandon and family".  Cheers, Dianne and Brian Fulsom" Congratulations Brian and Dianne.  Thank You for the Congrat's and for sharing your photos.
June 20 Rick Rottluff, the skipper for the Anna Christine reports 9 Halibut, 10 Chinook and 3 Coho on their last trip to the outer waters of the Douglas Channel.  Wow!  Congratulations!
The Douglas Channel is producing Halibut, Chinook and early signs of Coho on the outer waters.  The weather has been exceptional and there are Salmon and bottomfish that are plentiful on the Douglas Channel.  We are indeed fortunate to be able to enjoy the stock abundance of the Douglas Channel.  Any interested anglers wishing to enlist our Charter Services, please contact Ron
Thank You to everyone for submitting photos and info for this Fishing Report.
We have plenty of dates available for Salt Water Charters, Jet boat trips and Kitimat River Drift boat trips.
Any interested anglers, please contact Ron
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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This property is a ten minute drive from the Terrace/Kitimat Airport part way between Terrace and Kitimat. Near Mount Layton Hot springs, within 45 minutes of internationally acclaimed Shames Mountain, 15 minutes from 18 Holes at the Skeena Valley Golf Club, and central in all directions from world class salmon fishing, mountain biking, hiking or kayaking.  This property features over 400 feet of sandy beachfront. While approximately 25 acres is left forested, the balance has been leveled and prepared for your dream home, or potential development. This property is home to local wildlife, including Moose, Deer, and perhaps the occasional Spirit Bear, plus countless smaller mammals and birds. This property is truly a one of a kind natural treasure. Properties of this quality rarely come available, act now! Contact Noel for more info.

Rick McDaniel Re/Max of Terrace


With over 3200 feet of river front, panoramic mountain views, beautiful natural spring on the property, mobile home and guest cabin, barn, stable, workshop, gardens, a 5 1/2 acre area that was formerly a vegetable growing plot that supplied the local area and has been fallow for several years now. May be organically certifiable. Pick your fishing spot along the riverfront, with several different good looking options available. Clear views of the Seven Sisters range, plus mountains to the East, West and South as well. Located 76 KM East of Terrace this is literally a piece of Paradise on Earth. The balance of the property carries up the ridge toward the majestic peaks on the South side of Highway 16.  Perfect as a small farm or build your dream home. Contact Noel for more info, maps and more photo's.

Rick McDaniel Re/Max of Terrace 

WANTED TO BUY I have a client who is interested in property of 5-10 acres or larger on the Skeena River or one of the tribs, not too far out from Terrace BC. Need winter access, hydro and phone connection, or at least wireless coverage. He wants to be able to walk down to the river with his Spey rod and fish, so Skeena 4 would be ideal, but no farther than USK. If you have larger acreage that is sub-dividable to suit my client please Contact Noel Gyger
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For Sale: Custom 15 foot all welded aluminum Jet boat: 2000 Johnson 40 jet power with power trim stainless steel impeller (and stock aluminum impeller) 8 degree hull with tunnel. Center consol. Front fishing platform with storage. 3 Rod holders. 1 Scotty down rigger. Hummingbird 520 fish finder, Karavan trailer. One owner, never used for guiding. Turn key ready. $11,500 obo. Phone 250-635-4007 ask for Jamie. New! June 19/10

For Sale or Lease: 1997 24' Ali-Craft jet-boat & boat trailer: $35,000 (will cost you over $60K new) For complete listing details and contact info please click here New! June 17/10

For Sale: 16' Fiberglass Dory and Trailer: $5000 (will cost you $8-9K new)  Very well maintained. Comes with anchor, anchor rope, life jackets (up to six), fish box, 10' ash oars, and spare new trailer tire. Has water-tight, lockable dry storage under the front seat also has dry storage under the bow. Knee braces at the bow, for standing & fighting fish while floating downstream. Current owner  will deliver anywhere in northwestern BC. May be viewed at Meziadin Lake. Will consider a new model quad in good condition as trade. Contact Gary Miltenberger, e-mail only: Sorry, I don't have a phone.

New! June 17/10


For Sale: 16' Koffler aluminum driftboat, with trailer.  Includes three Cataract oars, under seat storage and fish box.  Floor anchor system and travel cover, excellent condition.  $6500.00.  Phone Dennis at 250-296-4264 or email

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