LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending Aug 24 2019

PHOTO OF THE WEEKAug 24 I had the pleasure of fishing with Evgueni Choumarine from Edmonton and my son, Corey on our 1/2 Day  morning drift.  Evequeni hooked 4 Coho and landing 2 Coho,.  3 Pinks and a Chum.  Evequeni was very pleased with his catch.
Anyone interested in taking advantage of our Special Offer of 300.00 for 2 clients on a 1/2 Day (4hour) Driftboat Trip. please call Ron 250 632 1275

Aug 23 Mac (James McDonnnell)  sent me this picture of his first Coho. Congratulations Mac.  You certainly look happy with your catch.  Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.

Aug 23 A group from Vanderhoof comprised of Liam, Geordan, Ernie, Eryck , and Owen Lower landed 12 coho fishing down at the lower, lower dike.  Most were barfishing but 2 Coho were caught on fly.  Congratulations everyone.  Thank You for sharing you pictures with our Fishing Report.

Aug 23 Kristin Whyte provided these picutres of her daughters, Abigail and Allison and her husband, Eric with their catch.  Congratulations to the Whyte family.  Well done!  The smiles in the pictures says it all.
I am sure these pictures will kindle fond memories for many years to come.  Thank You for sharing your pictures with our Fishing Report.

Aug 24 Nathan sent me this photo and comments, “Ron. Nathan here. I was in your store yesterday you gave me a pink rubner tail jig. You said send a photo when you catch one”.  “Very effective for Pinks.”  Our New Thunder Jig Shrimp Tail strikes again.  The proff is in the picture.

Aug 24 Rob Cummings caught and released this large Chinook and Chum.

Aug 24 Steve Sanders caught and released this large Chum fishing with Rob.Congratulations Steve and Thank You for sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.


The Kitimat River needed a little rain to bring the river level up to entice some Coho into the river. We did receive some rain but we have to carefull what we wish for. The Kitimat rose and caused some high and mirky river conditions for a couple days this week. In the positive, lots of Coho came into the river and were caught in bunches as the river level rose and fell. As shown in the Fishing Report, one group from Vanderhoof landed 12 Coho.
The high water also flushed out some old Pink and Chum carcasses which will hopefully avoid our annual Kitimat River smelly shoreline.
The high water also moved a lot more Coho into the middle sections of the Kitimat River. This year’s Coho run has signs of being a good one.  The lower Kiitmat (below Haisla bridge) is producing excellent numbers of Coho and this should continue for the rest of the year.  Stay tuned to this Fishing Report.




PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Aug 23 Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sportfishing provided this photo and comment, “A nice day on the water with our longtime guests from Alberta! Guys get hooked up with a great variety pack of fish on one of our 3 day fishing packages!”.  Anyone wishing to Book a 2, 3 or 4Day Fishing Package with Todd, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Aug 24 John from Blue Heron Charters provided this photo and comment, ” Bobbi, from Shuswap Lake, BC with a  Coho salmon taken from The Douglas Channel.”  Congratulations Bobbi.
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with John, please contact Ron 250 632 1275 or


Sue Channel was the hot spot for Coho this week.  Money Point was hot and cold all week.  Good one tide and off the next.  There was a pretty good bite starting to happen in the Kitimat Harbour but the Kitimat River levels rose with this week’s rain and many of the Coho in the harbour headed into the river.  There were still a few Coho caught in close but there were better catch results down in Sue.
Halibut fishing has been excellent not withstanding the frustration of the new Halibut quotas.  This is the most productive time to fishing Halibut in the Douglas Channel.  Anyone wishing to check off Halibut from their Bucket List, please contact Ron 250 632 1275 or

Please also inquire about our All Inclusive multi day trips as these packages are the best and most relaxed way to enjoy the stock abundance of the Douglas Channel especially the Natural Hotsprings.

Chinook Quotas Area 6 
2 per day over 45cms
4 in possession
10 Annual (please note.  This is a reduction from the previous 30.)
Please click on the link below for more details:

Halibut Quotas;  Bulletin posted below.

Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Trip of a Lifetime please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Please return the Head of any Chinook or Coho caught with the adipose fin missing to the Kitimat River Hatchery or Ron’s Mobile Tackle and Bait Shop.  Ron’s Mobile Tackle Van will also accept Hatchery Heads.  Anyone returning hatchery heads to Ron’s Fishing Tackle shop, we will freeze your fish for Free.


Dave Payjack of Sea West Charters provided this picture and comment,  “Gail and Randy Krohn booked another 3 days this season with Sea West Fishing Charters. A proud couple holding up a few nice halibut. These are just a few of the nice fish they landed on their second day of 3 with Mike Larsen as their guide.”