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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Mike Herzberg, an Associate Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters holding a 36lb Kitimat River Chinook caught June 17th 2009.

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

KITIMAT RIVER:  The Kitimat River continues to produce lots of Trout but with the Kitimat River water level really low the Trout are grouped up in the deeper pockets. Float fishing worms and Fly Fishing are the most popular methods of fishing for Trout on the Kitimat River. Minnow patterns and Leech are the more popular fly patterns being used.


Mar 3 Ariel landed 2 Dolly Varden with his Fly Rod using Berkley's Power Bait 3" Worm threaded above the Fly Hook.  Not the conventional fly but Ariel says, "The Trout love them!".  Ariel has adapted a 3" Power Bait worm threaded on his leader above the fly hook to cast with his Fly Rod.  Ariel has been hooking a bunch of Kitimat River Trout with his new technique.
Mar 5 Ariel landed 5 Dolly Varden and 4 Cutthroat in the upper Kitimat River.  Ariel was using his favorite Berkley 3" Power Bait worm with his Dragonfly Fly Rod and Dragonfly Fly Reel. Well done Ariel!
Mar 6 Trent Vines landed an 8lb Steelhead on a Fly in the lower Kitimat River.  He also landed 8 Trout with his Fly Rod.  Trent was using a Leech pattern.  Congratulations Trent!
Summary: The Kitimat River will continue to produce Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout throughout March.  When we receive milder weather and an early winter break up, usually Steelhead season starts earlier.  We received some rain this week and with a bump in water levels we received more reports of anglers hooking or seeing the odd Steelhead.

DOUGLAS CHANNEL:   The Kitimat Harbour is producing the odd Feeder Chinook but the Spring Feeder Chinook Fishery has not been as good as we had hoped.  The Herring continue to "show and go" in the Kitimat Harbour but they have not yet stayed for any extended length of time to keep the Winter Chinook in the harbour. Many boaters are focusing their efforts on Dungeness Crab and are doing very well. 

Mar 5 Wes Owen snuck out into the Kitimat Harbour for a couple of hours to do a little Crabbing and some Winter Chinook Fishing.
Wes landed a 13lb Winter Chinook and caught 6 Crab. Wes was trolling with a Gibbs Highliner Flasher UV, Green Stripe and a Purple True Roll Lure
My cousin Mike and his son Tyler are in our area for the weekend. Tyler is participating in the Northern B.C Games in Judo.  Mike asked me if I could arrange to get some Crab and Captain Wes delivered  6 Crab and a fresh Winter Chinook.  Congratulations to Wes and Thank You for making Mike and Tyler's trip in the Northwest an appetizing one.
Spring has arrived earlier than normal in the Kitimat area so River and Saltwater anglers have been able to get an earlier start to their seasons.  When the Herring start to Spawn in the Harbour the Feeder Chinook should improve.  The Dungeness Crabbing will be popular and productive and King Crab are already showing.
Special Report: Ariel Kuppers and Eric Neidert hooked 2 Steelhead on the Copper River.  Ariel landed the Steelhead that he hooked but Eric lost his. Congratulations Guys!
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



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