Live Fishing Report Kitimat River, Douglas Channel and Prince Rupert June 4 to June 11

  1.  PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Marc Girard, Associate Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters holding a bright 18lb. Kitimat River Chinook.   Marc caught this beauty on a fly while on a drift in the lower Kitimat.   Awesome Job Marc.  Chinook on a fly.  Well done!  Gotta Love it!
    Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Marc please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

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Kitimat River 


June 6 PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Marc Girard holding a Chinook he landed on the fly show here.  This is an Intruder style fly weighted with a nickel barbell for eyes.  Well done Marc.  Tight lines!

June 9 Photo taken 7:45 AM.  It rained over night and the river level came up 2′ this morning.  It is pretty dirty.  One angler said he watched a chinook lost earlier before the river turned to brown.

June 10 Jose Da Costa landed this 20lb.Kitimat River Chinook bar fishing at the Pump house.  Ed Abreau is holding Jose’s fish for the photo.  Jose always catches his first Chinook on his birthday which is June 20th.  I guess his birthday present came early this year.  Happy Birthday Jose! As you can see in the photo, the river level has dropped and cleaned up.

June 11 Gus Horianopoulos landed this 24lb Chinook 4:30 Am in the morning.  First Chinook of the year!  Early to bed, early to rise and catch a Chinook.  That was the plan this morning.  Gotta love when a plan comes together. 🙂

June 11 Tyler Pitt from Vernon landed this 30lb  Kitimat River Chinook bar fishing at the Big Spruce run on the lower Kitimat River.  His father Terri also landed one as well.  I am assuming that Tyler’s fish was bigger because I didn’t receive a picture of Terri’s.  Just kiddin!  I am sure that Terri is a proud Father!
Congratulations to the both of you!


The Kitimat River was clean early in the week but came up due to rain and was dirty by Thursday.  It dropped and cleaned up Friday morning.  There were  a few Chinook caught through out the week except for Friday.
Most of the hardcore anglers are saying, “that there more Chinook caught early in the season last year than this year”.  I agree but our snow pack was smaller last year and it was all melted by May last year.
We still have a fair amount of snow pack left on the mountains but the Chinook are starting to come now.  There are more Chinook being caught every day and even more have been seen rolling.  Stay tuned!
I think we are going to have a good year!

Kitimat Tide Line Fishery


June 11 Chris Thompson, associate guide fo Nautical West Sportfishing is holding a bright 12lb Chinook he caught fishing the tidal portion of the Kitimat River.   Chris was fishing with Todd, owner of Nautical West who is holding the other fish.  They hooked 5 chinook and landed 3.
They were doing a pre-client fishing trip prior to the season.  I call these Homework trips to get dialed to the hot spots in preparations for Booked trips with clients.  Well done Guys a sign of true professionals!
Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Chris or Todd please call 250 632 1275 or email Ron

Douglas Channel

June 4 Ricardo de Beurs from Kitimat caught this 23 lb Chinook in the Douglas Channel on Sunday June 4th 2017.
Ricardo reports, “I caught this nice 23 lb chinook today out in the Douglas channel  We were trolling just past Jessie Falls. We were using a Shamrock Baitplug from “BS Baitplugs” along with a silver coloured flasher. They were down at 78 feet on the downrigger and we were trolling anywhere between 3.5 to 3.8 km hr.”

June 5 Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sportfishing reports, ” Another day of fresh Halibut! We Limited out”.
Wow!  Impressive catch.  Well done everyone!
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with Todd please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

June 7  John from Blue Heron Charters provided this photo and comments, “Attached photo from our first charter this season; both fish over 50 pounds; also stopped at Bishop Bay Hot Spring for a break in the fishing action. Excellent day.  Thanks,  John”  Wow!  A Great Start to your season!  Congratulations everyone!  Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with John please email Ron or call 250 632 1275.


June 11 John from Blue Heron Charters provided these photos of his clients.  John reports hookinf 3 Halibut and a feed of Crab.  Well done everyone.  Halibut and Crab are on the menu shortly.
Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with John, please call Ron or email


Halibut in the Douglas Channel is exceptional right now and it looks like it is going be a good Halibut season.  Anyone who has  “catching a Big Halibut on their Bucket List”, this may be your year.
Chinook are starting to get caught closer to the terminal area of the Kitimat River.  There have been reports of Chinook caught at Money Point, Sue Channel and Jesse Falls as they migrate towards the Kitimat Harbour.  The Kitimat Harbour Fishery for big Chinook is as good as gets when it is happening.  Stay tuned!

Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime on the Douglas Channel, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Prince Rupert

June 4 Dave Payjack owner of Sea West Fishing Charters reports his Pro Guide Mike Larson hosted their Guests, Randy Brophy and friends.  THey boated 5 springs landed and 2 coho.Strange but quite a few early coho showing up. Good salmon fishing but too windy for halibut fishing.
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with Dave or Mike please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

June 5 Dave Eng of Sunset Charters provided this photo of his client holding a 30lb Chinook.
Congratulations!   Nice Chinook.  Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime with Dave, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email


June 9  Dave Eng of Sunset Charters provided this photo of his clients holding their catch.  Dave reports,
“7 Chinook and a Coho in a quick afternoon bite.  Many more long line releases.”  Well done guys.  Great job Skipper.


June 11 Dave Payjack from Sea West Charters provided this picture and comments, ” Jackie Maurer landed this 63 lb halibut today.  We also landed 5 springs.  Nicely done. Congratulations everyone. Anyone wishing to Book a Trip with Dave please call Ron 250 632 1275.

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