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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Darcy Janes and Louis Laganiere holding a 25lb Chinook in the Kitimat Harbour this week.
Fishing Report from:
Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC

380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C
V8C 1T6
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All good things must come to an end and the Steelhead run on the Kitimat River is on the decline.  There may be the odd bright Steelhead but most of the Steelhead in the Kitimat have turned to spawning colours or have finished spawning and on their downstream migration.
The Trout fishing has been exceptional this season and continues to be very good.  Anglers are reminded that the Bait Ban is in effect as of May 15th. 
Fly Fishing has been very effective for the Trout.  Fry patterns have been the more effective patterns.  Other Trout anglers are having good success with the Gibbs 3/16oz Silver Hex Croc.
Some anxious Chinook Anglers have already geared up for Chinook.  Chinook have been reported rolling in the pool of the Upper-Lower Dike on the High tides.
May 16 I had the pleasure of drifting with Lynn and Fred Stevenson to celebrate Fred's Birthday.  We lost one Steelhead during our drift but managed to hook a bunch of Trout on the lower portion of the Kitimat.   Spending a day on the water, one gets to know people on a different level.  I never would have guessed that Lynn was so competitive. When Lynn started to hook Trout, it was "Game On". Thank You to Fred and Lynn for a wonderful and entertaining day on the Kitimat River fishing and Happy Birthday Fred!
May 18 James Wright reporting landing a couple of Steelhead in the upper Kitimat.  Sorry no pictures.
Summary The Kitimat River will start to produce Chinook with each High tide.  The Upper-Lower Dike and the Eurocan Pump House are typically the first 2 fishing holes to produce these early Chinook.  Although it is still early for the Kitimat Chinook, many anglers are gearing up to catch these Trophy Sport fish.
There will continue to be some bright Steelhead caught but Steelhead season on the Kitimat River is on the decline and Chinook season will start to progress. 


May 17 Alain St.Pierre and Ray Hepting landed a 30lb Chinook on the Douglas Channel. Congratulations Guys. 
I was hoping to have photos and more details for this fishing report.  Stay tuned.
May 21 Darcy Janes fishing with Louis Laganiere caught a 25lb Chinook in the Kitimat Harbour.  Darcy and Louis were using Rhys Davis Whole herring trolling at 60' on the Moon Bay side of the Kitimat Harbour.  Congratulations guys and Thank You for sharing the info and the photo.
Summary Chinook have being caught mostly in Sue Channel but this week we have received reports of Chinook being caught in the Kitimat Harbour.  Many boaters have waited all winter for the start of Chinook fishing and now we are on the verge of some of the best Chinook fishing on the coast.
The King of Salmon is so named because no other Salmon pulls line off a reel like Chinook.  It is an exciting time to be fishing the Douglas Channel.
Thank You to everyone for submitting photos and info for this report.
Tight Lines,  Good Health and Good Fishing!
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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