LIVE FISHING REPORT : Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending Aug 27/2023

Kitimat River Photo of the Week: Aug 24 Leslie and the 2 Bruces fishing with Pro Guide Jacob Neuman of Reliable Guide and Charters landed 5 Coho on their 1/2 Day (4 hour) morning drift.
Congratulations everyone!  Great Job Jacob!
Thank You for using our Guiding Services..
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Kitimat River


Aug 22 I had the pleasure of drifting with Mason Hinton and Dawn Moon, owner of Black Fisk one of Kitimat’s finest Food Trucks and Catering Services.  We drifted the lower Kitimat River on the rising tide and caught some fresh sealiced Pinks, a very nice Chum and we also landed a Coho.  We also hooked a big, dark Chinook that was the undisputed winner of that battle!
Thank You for using our Guide Services. It was a lot of fun fishing with you both>
Congratulations of your catch


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Aug 26 Anthony Goncalves fishing with his Dad Joey landed these beauties using purple blue thunder jigs.  Joey and Anthony have been fishing early mornings at the Upper, Lower Dike and have caught a bunch of Coho in the last couple of days.
Congratulations to Anthony and Joey and Thank You for sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.

Coho catch rates on the KItimat River are steadily on the rise.  The Tides bottomed out at 12.1′ on Friday Aug 25th and will be steadily grow until they peak at 19.7′ on Aug 30th and 31st.  We can expect Coho fishing to get better with every tide but the Kitimat River is exceptionally low right now.
Smart money says get up early when the river is low and clean.  Koho 45 Blue scale with red strip and Copper have been producing as well as 1/2 and 3/4 oz Scooby Doo Thunder Jigs with copper heads or blue heads..
This year’s Chamber of Commerce on Sept 2 nd and 3rd should have a bunch of Coho spread through out the Kitimat River.
Derby tickets are available at Ron Fishing Tackle Shop.


Please note:  The Kitimat River is open for Bait including Roe Sept 1st 12:01am

(including tributaries) All May 15 to Aug 31 Bait ban.
on west bank between signs at Kitimat hatchery outfall. All Apr 1 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of Highway # 37 bridge. Chinook Apr 1 to Jul 31 1 per day, 80 cm or less.
Aug 1 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 1 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Nov 1 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Chum Apr 1 to Aug 31 2 per day.
Pink Apr 1 to Aug 31 2 per day.
upstream of Highway # 37 bridge. All Apr 1 to Mar 31 No fishing for Salmon.


Total Salmon Daily Quota is 4 Per Day with each Daily Species Quota applying.

Total Possession Limit to transport is 8 salmon   Fresh and Salt combined.

More and more Coho are slowly making their way up to this end of the channel.
The normal migration of Coho is being interupted by the Kitiller Whales.  Many boaters have commented that they have been seeing the Killer whales more times this year than normal.  I guess, “they have to eat too”!
Despite the interuption in the Coho migration, the Coho are starting to be caught in the Kitimat Harbour.
Saltwater Anglers are reminded that the Max length for Halibut is 126cms.  The new regulations are on page 2 of your Tidal Water License.
Good Luck to everyone and Please Safe Safe!

Life is Short!  Fish Lots!


August 25 Blue Heron Charters Fishing with Charlie and Gary does not look it but this fish is 126 cm and 60 lbs caught on flat water and in sunny skies.
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Aug 19 Curtis Nevraumont owner of Fishwestcoast Sportfishing Adventures fishing with Peter Lam and his group boated these beauties.  Congratulations everyone.  Well done Skipper!
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter of a Lifetime with Curtis, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Coho fishing in the Douglas Channel is exceptionally good right now with Coho being caught in all the usually hot spots of the inner waters.  Sue Channel, Jesse Falls and Clio Point are producing in good numbers.  Many boaters are reporting lots but putting them into the net has been difficult.  Welcome to the world of Coho fishing!  : )
The bite is best early in the morning.  A few boaters had their best luck during high slack.
Halibut fishing contiunes to be good through out the Douglas Channel but especially on the outer waters.
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter of a Lifetime, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email