Fishing Report Sept 7 – Sept 13 2016

Kitimat River, Douglas Channel and Prince Rupert

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Reliable Guide and Charters’ clients Bob Derksen, Rod Fitzpatrick,Dave Epp and Craig Epp landed 12 Coho and kept 8 on Sept 12 2016.

For more details see Kitimat section of this fishing report.


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LOST: 3 PAIRS OF WADERS.  2 pairs of Protac green neoprene hip waders and a pair of brown Highwater chest waders were left at the middle lower dike Sept 5

Anyone finding these please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275.


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Kitimat River


Sept 7

Roger Egger caught this Coho under the Haisla Bridge.  Congratulations Roger.  Roger caught this Coho on a Purple black Jig.  There were  nine other Coho caught during the morning bite.



Sept 8

Darla and Joe Giesbrecht drifting from Cable Car in their Driftboat and landed 3 Coho during their drift.  Darla and Joe are pleasant personalities but Darla is always in a lot better mood when she catches fish.
Darla also confesses that sometimes a few cocktails helps too! : )


Sept 8

Lynn Hokinson caught this nice Coho with a pink/white #0 Cheater fishing at the  lower dike.  Congratulations Lynn


Sept 11
Dan Patchett, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters on a personal trip with Ken Fleming and Sam Peters caught these beauties on their drift.  Dan was also doing a “home work” drift in preparation for our client trips.  Well done everyone!
Anyone wishing to book a Driftboat trip of a lifetime please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275


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Durval Dacost caught this nice Coho fishing during the morning bite under the Haisla  Bridge.  Congratulations Durval!
Durval is part of the early morning group that fishes under the bridge.


Sept 11

Ador Corpuz caught this nice, big Coho fishing under the Haisla bridge on his custom made chartreuse hoochie jig during the morning bite.  Well done Ador!


Sept 11

Norman Fujino from Revelstoke caught this nice Coho bar fishing the the lower, lower dike.  Norman’s Family Group caught 13 Coho during their stay to date.  They are looking to catch 3 more Coho to fill their possession limit to take home.  Good Luck.


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Sept 12

Dan Patchett, Pro guide for Reliable Guide and Charters and I had the pleasure of guiding Bob Derksen, Rod Fitzpatrick, Dave Epp and Craig Epp.  This group  landed 12 Coho on our drift and we had a lot of fun in the process.  There was a little “trash talking” during our trip which always produces some funny moments. Thank You to Bob, Dave, Rod and Craig for using our Guiding Services.


Sept 13
Chris Thompson, Pro Guide for Nautical West and Reliable Guide and Charters guided our clients, Lore and Laurie Dallyn.  They landed 6 Coho and kept 3 during their drift down the Kitimat River.  Lore and Laurie commented that they loved drifting the Kitimat River.  Congratulations for your catch!  Great Job Chris! Thank You for using our Guiding Services.


Most of the Coho caught on the lower Kitimat River this season have been caught  during the morning bite.  It has also been productive  during the rising tides especially when the Kitimat was low and clear.  After the rain we received on the weekend, there are lots of Coho being caught in the middle and upper sections of the Kitimat River.  Most notably are the Cable Car pool and the Powerlines.  Depending on the weather conditions Coho fishing will continue to be good through out September into October.

Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip of a Lifetime please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275

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Douglas Channel


Sept 8
Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport Fishing provided this photo and this comment, “Guests this week hook up with another perfect 133cm Halibut”.
Congratulations!  Well done Todd.
Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime on the Douglas Channel please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275.

A couple of boaters this week have reported a bit of a late run of Coho in the Kitimat Harbour.  It may be a case of being in the right place at the right time but it is a positive indicator of the strength of this year’s Coho return.  Halibut fishing was sporadic in the inner waters of the Douglas Channel this week.  As always boaters who have been able to find the halibut are happy with their catch.  This year’s halibut fishery has been outstanding.

Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime for a Driftboat Trip down the Kitimat River or Jet boat Trip to the lower Kitimat or Skeena  or A Saltwater Charter out of Kitimat or Prince Rupert please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275

I hope you enjoyed the Fishing Report!
Good Health! and Good Fishing!

Ron Wakita

Reliable Guide and Charters

Booking Saltwater Charters out of Kitimat and Prince Rupert
Driftboat Trips on the Kitimat River
Jet Boat trips on the Kitimat, Skeena and other Rivers

Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle Van
Servicing the Kitimat River
380 City Centre
Kitimat BC  V8C 1T6

ph. 250 632 1275