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Dec 26, 2010 to Jan 2, 2011

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Jody McRea holding a huge Bull Trout caught Dec 29th 2010 in Lakelse Lake on a Worden's Maxi Jig with Procured Shrimp.
(more details in Fishing Report below)Photo taken by Trent Vines.

Fishing Report from:  Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters, Kitimat BC
cell.250 632-1275  email: wakita@telus.net
website www.reliableguideandcharters.com

380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C
V8C 1T6
bus.250 632-3522 cell.250 632-1275
fax. 250 632-3528
wakita@telus.net
www.reliableguideandcharters.com

 

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KITIMAT RIVER: 

The Kitimat River continues to produce good numbers of Trout for the few anglers who have ventured out over the holidays..
Jason Ringham reports catching 10 Trout during his last outing.

 

Float fishing a Gibbs float with the Kitimat Combo (Berkley 3" Power Bait Worm with a Bubba's Bait Dew Worm) continues to be the most effective method for Trout.
 
Summary
The Kitimat River will continue to produce Trout providing the weather will allow.  We are receiving some very cold temperatures right now which will start to freeze the still water and the water along the edges of the river bank.  Please be careful and dress warm.
 
Douglas Channel
Christmas Festivities took precedent over Winter Chinook fishing as there was little activity in the Kitimat Harbor during the Christmas
Holidays.  There should be Winter Chinook in the Harbour but with little or no angler effort there is very little to report.  There were a couple of boats who were Crabbing and did very well.  Both boaters commented that they had the best success going deep.  Stay Tuned!
 
 
IMPORTANT Halibut Issue:   
 
The Clock is ticking and there are 32 days before Halibut Season opens. The SFI just posted a catchy phase on their website: 

EITHER WE STAND UP NOW OR BE STOOD UPON FOREVER!

We would like to acknowledge and Thank everyone who has taken the time to send a letter to the Minister regarding the DFO Halibut Allocation Issue.  The Alliance that is being organized by the Sport Fishing Institute to oppose this policy is growing but the DFO Minister needs to hear from all Canadians and every angler who wishes to fish for Halibut in the future.  Many Unions and groups are also  joining the SFI Alliance. If you are a member of a Group or Union please forward this Halibut Issue info to your Group.  There are many Halibut Anglers who are not aware of this Halibut Issue.  We need to increase awareness of this issue in every community across Canada but we need your help. 

I recently wrote a letter to the Editor for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel (copied below). This letter is self explanatory and contains all the up to date, pertinent information required to inform Anglers of the DFO Halibut Allocation Policy issue. 

We are asking Anglers from all across Canada to write a similar letter to the Editor in every community across Canada.   Anyone who is interested, please use my letter as a template, make any changes you wish and then send to the Editor of your local newspaper.   Feel free to contact me wakita@telus.net or SFI  info@sportfishing.bc.ca for any assistance . These letters to the Editor would be a huge contribution to the cause.  Once informed, the facts speak for themselves.  Every Canadian should be appalled by this grossly unfair distribution of a Canadian Common resource.  Please also send your Letter to the Editor to the DFO Minister.  The Minister needs to beware that this grossly unfair Conservative Government policy will be judged by every Canadian.

Please help spread the word and encourage others to write or email the Minister.  If everyone does a small part, collectively we can make a big difference.


To the Editor:

The intended purpose of this letter is to inform all Recreational Anglers of the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's (DFO) Halibut Allocation Policy.  The specific injustice of the current DFO's Halibut Policy is that it allocates 88% of Halibut Stocks to 436 Commercial Halibut License Holders and 12% to the rest of the Canadian population who are potential Recreation Anglers.  How a grossly unfair distribution of a Canadian Common resource exists defies common sense.  I can not believe that the Conservative Government is allowing the DFO Minister to enforce this unfair policy.  Furthermore, because of this policy, Halibut closed to Recreation Anglers Oct 18th in 2010 while the Commercial sector fished on.  This is not a conservation issue, it is a misallocation of Halibut Stocks.

The Sport Fishing Institute estimates that if the current DFO Halibut Allocation Policy is not changed Halibut will be closed to Recreation Anglers as early as July 2011.

The Sports Fishing Institute, B.C Wildlife Federation (BCWLF) and the Sports Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) have been negotiating with D.F.O with no success.  The only way that this absurd policy is going to change is for the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to receive a letter or email from each and every Recreational angler and indeed from each and every Canadian who thinks this policy is wrong.

The importance of letters or emails to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister Gail Shea Shea.G@parl.gc.ca can NOT be emphasized enough.

If everyone does their part by sending a letter or email to the Minister collectively we can make a difference.   

The Sports Fishing Institute (SFI) has just formed an alliance with the B.C Wildlife Federation (BCWLF), the Southern Vancouver Island Anglers Association and the BC Federation of Driftfishers to right the imbalance of this unfair allocation of Canada's Halibut resource. This alliance has also launched a website www.sfibc.com to provide information.  They are also asking other groups to join this alliance.  Please contact Alison Obrecht at SFI if your group wishes to join.  alison@sportfishing.bc.ca  We are hoping every Fishing Group, Rod and Gun, Chamber of Commerce, Labour Union and many other groups join this alliance.

SFI is also coordinating the efforts of individuals by requesting that copies of letters and emails to the Minister be sent to info@sportfishing.bc.ca 

Please also send a copy of your letter or email to your Member of Parliament.  Our MP for Skeena is Nathan Cullen Cullen.N@parl.gc.ca

The voice of everyone who thinks that the DFO Halibut Allocation Policy is wrong, needs to be heard in Ottawa.  Please send an email or letter to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.  I also urge everyone to forward this info to everyone in their Address Book.    

Honorable Minister Gail Shea Shea.G@parl.gc.ca 

Honorable Minister Gail Shea
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

 

A letter to the Minister does not require a stamp, only an envelope and a few minutes of your time.  You will be rewarded with the satisfaction of doing your part to correct a DFO policy that is grossly unfair.  If everyone does a small part, collectively we can make a Big difference.

Sincerely

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
wakita@telus.net
www.kitimatfishingguideandcharters.com


 
 
Special Report Lakelse Lake Ice Fishing:
Dec 30 Trent Vines, Trevor and son, Travis James and friend, Jody were ice fishing Lakelse Lake.  Jody landed one Bull Trout that had to weigh at least 10lbs.  Travis and Trent had to chip ice the around the hole with the butts of their Berkley Hot Ice Fishing Rods to enlarge the hole to pull this fish out.  The group decided to catch and release this huge Trout to reproduce more Trout of this size.  Congratulations Jody and Well done guys for deciding to release this abnormally large Trout. Jody was using a Worden's 1/4oz. Blue Max Jig with a Shrimp cured with Orange Procure.  The rest of the group were using Mepps Spinners with cured Shrimp and/or Bubba's Bait Barn Dew Worms.  They caught 4 Cutthroat and 6 White Fish. 
 
Thank You to everyone who provided info and photos to this Fishing Report.
 
We are booking for the 2011 Season.  Any interested anglers in a Driftboat Trip on the Kitimat River, Jet Boat Trip or a Saltwater Charter please contact Ron Wakita wakita@telus.net
 
Good Health, Good Fishing and Happy New Year!


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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