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Aundria is holding an 85lb Halibut she caught in the Douglas Channel fishing with Andreas Handl of Kingfish Adventures.

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters
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Kitimat River

Aug 21 Taylor Holland and I had the pleasure of guiding a group of friends and relatives of Cast Away Bed and Breakfast. The group consisted of Steven and Angelena Carlstrom, Norm, Ted and Laury Parent and Fiona Wolff. We caught a bunch of Chum, Pinks and Coho and had a lot of fun in the process. Congratulations to everyone on their catch. Thank You for using our services.

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Aug 23,24 Mike Herzberg reports, "Here's a few photos from our drifts yesterday and today. A few bigger fish beginning to show up in our catches. Anter you know. The girls are Melissa (blondie) and Michele. Have a good weekend fishing".  Well done Mike.  Congratulations to your friends for the catch.

Coho stocks that are already in the Kitimat River have already exceeded normal returns and it appears that Coho fishing will continue to get even better.
Many anglers are having a lot of fun with fishing for Coho this year as the weather has been excellent and river conditions have been outstanding.  This is excellent news for the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce who are hosting a Derby on the Labour Day weekend. Anyone wishing to participate, please contact the Kitimat Chamber. 250 632 6294. Please see details below.
 Reliable Guide and Charters is offering a Special on half day Drift boat trips. Morning or Evening Trips. Pease contact Ron 250 632 1275.or

Douglas Channel

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Aug 20,21,22 Larry Wesolowski of Nautical West fishing with Lawrence Nestrovich and his family landed 32-Coho, 7 Halibut (largest 75 lb) 5 Grey Cod and 23 Crab on their trip down the Douglas Channel.  Congratulations everyone!  Well done Skipper!

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Aug 21,22,23 Andreas Handl of Kingfish Adventures fishing with Aundria, Vincent, Christine and Paul from Calgary landed an 85 lb.Halibut and a 75 lb.Halibut using a herring with a Gibbs spreader bar.  They also landed a bunch of Salmon including a 25lb. Chinook.  Wow!  Congratulations everyone on a very impressive catch.  Great Job Andreas.  Everyone wishing to book a trip with Andreas please contact Ron


Aug 21 Todd Haynes of Nautical West fishing with Victor and Florence caught their limit of Coho and a 39lb.Halibut on their trip down the Douglas Channel.
Congratulations to Victor and Florence!  Great Job Todd!  Anyone wishing to book a trip with Todd, please contact Ron


Aug 22 John from Blue Heron Charters fishing with our clients Al and Pete landed one Halibut, 13 Grey Cod, 1 Longnose Skate, flounder and 2 Irish Lords.
Wow!  Quite the assortment in your catch.  Congratulations!  Great Job John.  Anyone wishing to book a trip with John, please contact Ron


Aug 23 I had the pleasure of fishing with my very good friend Ron Jones of Hawaii on a morning fish in the Kitimat Harbour.  We landed a couple of Coho in a couple of hours after we baited our Crab traps.
We wanted to see if there were any Coho starting to group up in the Harbour.  There didn't seem to be lot and I am happy to report that there is 2 less.:)


Aug 24 Andreas Handl of KingFish Adventures limited out Dale, Ken and Art from Shoppers Drug Mart on their Coho.  Congratulations everyone!  Well done Andi!

Blue Heron, August 25, 2012, Gerry and Marg with Coho Salmon

Aug 25 John from Blue Heron Charters fishing with Gerry and Marg caught a bunch of Coho in Sue Channel.  John also reports that there are Coho in the Jesse Falls area.  Congratulations Gerry and Marg!
Well done John!


This year's Coho run has been very good this year and looks like it will continue well into September.
Halibut fishing has been the best it has been in quite a few years. 
It saddens me to advise Saltwater anglers that DFO has just announced that Halibut will be closed to Recreational Anglers midnight Sept. 9th.
This hardly seems fair since DFO reduced the recreational sector's catch of the 2nd Halibut in possession to under 83 cms.  What is even more appalling is that the Commercial sector will be allowed to fish until Dec 31st.
Since this closure is purely political and not for conservation, my advise to recreational anglers is to get out and catch our fair share before it closes.

Thank You to everyone for submitting photos and info to this Fishing report.

Reliable Guide and Charters is offering a Special for 2 and 3 day trips on the Douglas Channel. Please contact Ron for details.

Anyone wishing to book a Driftboat trip on the Kitimat River or a Saltwater Trip on the Douglas Channel or a Jet boat trips please contact Ron

Good Health! and Good Fishing!

Ron Wakita
Reliable Guide and Charters
380 City Centre
Kitimat B.C
V8C 1T6
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