LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending July 29



July 23 Wendy Courtice or as we affectionately refer to her as “the Pink Lady” is holding a pink salmon she caught drifting the Kitimat River. Wendy was fishing with her husband Neil and they have been fishing the Kitimat River as far back as I can remember.  Congratulations and as always, Nice to see you back again”.

July 26 Benjamin Nolert landed this huge Chum on our 1/2 Day 4 hour Driftboat Special.  Benjamin was fishing with Pro Guide, Dan Patchett of Reliable Guide and Charters.  They landed a this Chinook, female and big Male Chum and lost a few more.  Congratulations on a productive morning and Thank you sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.

July 27 Jason,Owen,Keegan Vansickle Craig Wheeler, Derek Redick are holding their morning catch. They had a very productive morning fishing below the Kitimat Hatchery.  The landed this Chinook a female Chum and this huge male Chum.  They also lost a few more.  Congratulations on a productive morning.

July 27 Mr Eveaeisto Cabral caught a couple of very nice pinks.  These Pinks had sealice of them which indicates they are fresh out of the saltwater.  Congratulation on your catch

July 27 George Ernst caught this 68cm Chinook on the gravel bar below the Kitimat Hatchery.  George kept this fresh Chinook which had some sea lice on it.  Congratulations Ernst.


It appears that the Pink return is not as strong as we have enjoyed the couple of years.  We have has exceptional weather and the Kitimat River is very low and clean.  Most of the fish are being caught during the early morning bite.  There has been the odd evening bite in a few holes in the lower Kitimat but the morning fishery has been more productive.  Chum fishing has been steady on specific holes on the lower Kitimat River.  The island across from the Hatchery and the gravel bar below the Hatchery has been the most productive runs.

Douglas Channel


July 24th John from Blue Heron Charters limited out his clients for Coho fishing out at Money Point..
They also landed one large halibut.  Congratulations everyone!.
Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a lifetime with John, please call Ron 250 632 1275.
or email

July 26 Todd from Nautical West shared this photo of his clients with an impressive catch.  These clients were on a multiple day trip. Congratulations Everyone!  Great Job Skipper.