The weather this week has being incredible and river conditions are ideal. The Chinook run is still in it’s early stages but the wonderful weather has encouraged many anglers to get out fishing for early Chinook. Other anglers chose to get out and enjoy camping experience and do some fishing while they are on the river. Many locals enjoy camping and fishing the Kitimat River only minutes from our homes. Over the years we have shared the fishing/camping experience with folks from other towns in BC and sometimes with folks from out of province and even out of country. There have been many some strong friendships that have evolved over the years. Gotta Love this country!
There were 8 Chinook reported lost at the Pump House this week with 2 landed. Chinook fishing will get better with every high tide. Stay tuned to this report.
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Wes Owens of Golden Adventures brought me this fresh 10lb Chinook that he had just caught fishing in the Kitimat Harbour. Wes reported that he was down checking on his boat and decided to do a little trolling. A couple of hours produced this Chinook. Wes was doing some preclient research for the upcoming season. While Wes was giving me the details, I was filleting the fish and it was on the barbecue before he was at the end of my street. I don’t think this Chinook was out of the water for 2 hours before it was on the barbecue. Gotta Love this country!
I had the pleasure of fishing with Wes Owens of Golden Adventures. We hooked this 12lb Chinook an hour after low slack. We were doing a preclient trip research and only fished for a couple of hours during the low tide.
Wes boated 4 Chinook this week using his favourite Abe and Al #1 chrome flasher and a herring. Wes is a veteran Skipper who has fished the Douglas Channel for over 40 years (maybe more) and has the fish stories to proof it. I have known Wes all my life and it is always a pleasure to fish with him. Thanks Wes!
John from Blue Heron Charters fishing with his sons, James and Stephen reports, “We caught this 40 pound halibut on Saturday. Very windy this weekend. Had to move around to get out of the weather. James got this one before we had to move.” Congratulations James! Good Job Dad (Skipper). It is also refreshing for me to observe families enjoying the passion of fishing together. Some of the fondest memories I have of my father are of fishing trips.
Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sportfishing fishing with his clients during this May long weekend reports, “We hooked 9 halibut in total, 26 crab, plenty of rockfish, 1/2 dozen chinook
No real big halibut but lost a few good ones”. Congratulations to everyone! Great Job Skipper!
Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sporting fishing is pleased to announce their Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund Promotion.
Nautical West Sportfishing has made the peak fishing dates of July 25,26,27 and 28th available for a multiple day Fishing Trip to be used in their promotion.
Nautical West Sportfishing will generously donate a portion of their profits from these trips to the Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund.
You gotta Love this country where people willing to help people create a fishing trip of a lifetime and help some people who are in need at the same time. Well done Todd & Nesia Haynes and to Larry Wesolowsky and Chris Thompson and the entire Nautical West Sporting team!
There are halibut being caught in the Douglas Channel and crabbing and prawning is always good this time of year. Chinook fishing is getting better on the outer waters of the Douglas Channel. More Chinook spawners should be showing up in the Kitimat Harbour with every high tide. Many anglers, including myself are pretty excited about fishing for Chinook!