Live Fishing Report Kitimat River, Douglas , Channel and Prince Rupert June 19 to June 25

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Justin Lowes, Associate Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters on a personal trip with Brian Apps, Chirs Villness and his son, Declan areholding the Chinook they caught on their drift down the Lower Kitimat River.  These Chinook were 10lbs, 15 lbs and 22lbs.  They were caught bottom bouncing a spin n glo and with jigs.  Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Justin please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

June 20 Sabia’s from Vila Praia de ancora caught this 27lb Chinook early this morning at the Pumphouse Bar Fishing.  Ed Abreu is holding Sabia’s picture for the photo.  The Kitimat River is on excellent condition.  2 Chinook were caught this morning at the Pumphouse and one at the 1st Dike.  The River level is 1.7.

June 20 Pump House June 20 6:00 AM.  The Kiitimat River is high but is still fishable.
As you can see there are anglers bar fishing.  Nothing caught as of 6:00 AM but High Tide is not until 10:00
Good Luck Everyone!

June 21 This 68cm Chinook was caught on our new “Thunder Jigs”,the Jesus series.  You have to have “Faith” when you use these jigs. These new Jigs have been developed by Ron’s Mobile Tackle Van with the expert input of many professional guides and experienced anglers.  The proof is in the picture.  They are available in 1/2, 5/8,3/4 and 1oz. Stop into Ron’s Bait Shop (old Home Hardware) or watch for the Mobile Tackle Van.  Please call 250 632 1275 anytime.
Anglers are reminded that Chinook over 65cms must be recorded onto your Fishing Licence immediately after the “High Fives”

June 21
Aiden Sheridan from Ireland caught this 28lb Chinook on a Fly in the lower Kitimat River.Hooking and landing a Chinook on a fly is an accomplishment to be proud of.  Well done Aiden !I foresee a few pints going down the hatch in your near future! 🙂

June 21 Ken Hitch landed this 20lb Chinook while Bar Fishing at the Pump House.  Ken struggled a bit last year to catch his first Chinook.  This year started off with a “Bang”.  Well done Ken!

June 21 Joe Venakemp caught this nice , bright chinook bar fishing at the pump house.  Congratulations Joe!

June 22 Cliff Young holding a Jack Chinook he caught Bar Fishing at the Lower, Lower Dike.  Well done Cliff.  Thank You for sharing your photo.

June 22 Bruce Wideman holding a 20lb Chinook he caught Bar Fishing at the Lower, lower dike.  Congratulations Bruce.  Thank You for sharing your photo.  It is nice to hear you are going home with your limit of fish.  Safe travels..


June 23 Myles Pedro had a pretty good morning of fishing.  Miles landed the first Chum that I have seen on the Kitimat this season in the upper, lower dike pool.  Miles also landed a bright Chinook on a Koho Copper 55. Congratulations Myles on a great morning of fishing.


June 24 Cliff Young holding this 29 1/2 lb Chinook he landed Bsr Fishing on the lower, lower Dike.Congratulations Cliff!  Thank You for sharing your picture with this Fishing Report.

June 25 Michael Horanopoulos holding a jack Chinook he caught using a Pink Jig.  Micheal caught this Chinook drifting with his Arty.  Father and son bring home fish for dinner!  Well done guys.


Chinook are being caught on the Kitimat River but not in any big numbers yet.  There are one or two Chinook landed in most of the holes in the lower Kitimat River every day.  Chinook fishing should pick up with the exceptionally high tides in the next few days.

We are still experiencing snow melt and high water due to the hot weather.  It seems that with the influence of the high water that certain holes fish better when the river is high.  Accordingly other holes fish better when the river drops.  A classic example of this is the Pump House Pool.  When the river is high, the Pump House catches more Chinook than the Ist Dike which is directly across from the Pump House.  When the Kitimat River drops, the Ist Dike catches more Chinook which was evident earlier in the week when the river was low.

The Mobile Tackle Van logs the catch results in every hole.   We log where, when and how the fish are caught relative to the height of the water and the height of the tide.  Stay tuned to this report for up to date info and pictures.

Douglas Channel

June 24 Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sportfishing shared these comments, “Our guest this week get hooked up with some fine Chinook Salmon and some great acrobatic Coho fishing! Hot weather and great fishing!” Well done everybody


June 24 John from Blue Heron Charters provided this picture with this comment, ” Had an excellent day on the water this week with Geoff, Tamy, and Kalel; 70, 50, and 30 pound halibut; sunshine and flat water were an added bonus”.  Excellent catch!  Congratulations Everyone.  Anyone wishing to book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Prince Rupert

June 23 Dave Payjack of Sea West Fishing Adventures provided this picture and comments, ” Family of Todd and Lise Kniert with their daughter Bryce and her boyfriend Scott”.  Congratulations Everyone!

June 24 Dave Eng of Sunset Charters sent this photo of his client holding a 41lb Chinook.  Nicely done!
Congratulations.  Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email