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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:  Paul and Joanne Gevatkoff photoed with a 163lb Douglas Channel Halibut they caught on a Charter with Dave Payjack of Sea West Charters.  Anyone interested in booking a charter with Dave please contact Ron (for more details please see Fishing Report below)
Fishing Report from:  Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC
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Kitimat B.C
V8C 1T6
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I apologize for a shortened version of this Fishing Report but I was feeling a bit under the weather. 
The Kitimat River remains very low and clear.  The best fishing results have been achieved during the early mornings or when the "Tide Fish"(Coho moving on the incoming tides) are moving through the lower Kitimat River.
Sept 12 Manny Arruda submitted this photo of a 16lb 12oz. Kitimat River Coho.  Wow!  Nice Coho Manny.  It is really close to the same size as the Coho that your sister, Maria caught.  Congratulations to you both.
Sept 15  Ariel Kuppers guided our clients Bill neighbour and Dave Thomas. They hooked into 7 coho and landed 2. Two were hooked on Luhr Jensen #35 hotshots and the rest float fishing roe with Gibbs floats and 2/0 Gamakatsu hooks.
Sept 15 Mike Herzberg reports"Fishing still really slow because of the low water, but we managed to get a few each drift.  Anter landed a beauty on Tuesday".  Well done Anter!
Sept 16 Mike Herzberg reports fishing with his friend Anita.  "Anita landed the biggest Coho ever hooked out of my boat this morning.  It hit like a big spring:  Rod tip almost buried in the water the same time this northern exploded to the surface.  Lots of fun."  Congratulations Anita and Well done Mike!
Sept 19 Our Moblie took this photo of Randy Dean at the Upper-Lower Dike holding 2 Coho he caught using Rainbow Jigs.  Randy reports fishing was the best early in the morning but they have caught Coho during the evening bite as well.  Congratulations Randy!
Derek Chamberlain reports landing 2 Coho at the Lower-Lower Dike during the early morning bite.  Well done Derek.
Coho stock numbers will continue to improve through out September.  The challenge will be to figure out the best times and tackle to catch them.  Early mornings and evenings are usually the best times.  As for tackle, spoons, hot shots, jigs, spinners, float fishing or bottombouncing roe are some of the most effective methods but on any given day one, none or all may work.  Coho fishing in this very low, clear water is a challenge.  I look forward to posting the photos of the anglers who figure it out.
Sept 12 Wes Owen called me at 10:00 AM saying that he was on his way in from fishing and he had his limit of 4 Coho in the cooler fishing by himself.  Wes has some clients coming this week and wanted to stay dialed to where the Coho were holding in the Kitimat Harbour so he decided to go out this morning.  Wes hooked 7 Coho to land the 4 Coho that he kept in less than 2 hours  .  Well done Wes!
Sept 13,14 and 15th I had the pleasure of taking out Paul and Joanne Gevatkoff on Sept 13,14,15. The goal was to catch a 100 lb fish and what a good job they did of fighting this monster sized Halibut weighing in at 163 lbs in total, 5 foot 8 inches tall, we also caught 5 other halibut 46 lb and less some huge Red Snapper, nice sized ling cod, over thirty dungeness crab, about a gallon of prawns, some rock cod  and  a couple of feeder salmon. We spent the night at Wewhanni hotspings and everyone sure enjoyed a soak in the tub.
Joanne is the newest addition to our Sea West Fishing Charters "HALI 100 Club" and she also has the biggest fish so far. Congratulations Joanne what a good job. Well Done Dave and group!
Sept 18 I was invited on the Fishing trip in the Kitimat Harbor with my good friend, Wes Owen.  Joining us on our trip was my Grand son, Chase and his mother, Justine, my son Brandon and daughter Julie.  We hooked 4 Coho but we were only able to land one.  It was a wonderful few hours on the water with clear blue skies and calm seas.  I was feeling a little under the weather so I managed a few power naps during our trip.  Fishing with family and friends on a beautiful day and I was able to get some rest.  Just what the doctor ordered to recharge the batteries
The Douglas Channel Coho is hit and miss during this time of the year.  Most of the Coho are heading for or are already in the rivers that they will be spawning in.  The Kitimat Harbour Fishery is still producing Coho and with the nice weather a few boaters are trolling the harbour are being rewarded for their efforts. The catch rates are not huge but still well worth the effort.   Halibut and Bottomfishing will continue to be good.  There have been some very impressive halibut caught this week.  Most boaters heading for the outer waters of the Douglas Channel for the weekend were targeting bottomfish first and once the cooler was full, then planned to do some Coho fishing.
We still have plenty of open dates for Drift boat trips, Saltwater Charters and Jet boat trips.  Anyone interested in booking a trip with us please contact Ron Wakita
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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