LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending July 4 2021

KITIMAT RIVER PHOTO OF THE WEEK:  July 4 Crystal Waters holding a 79.6 cm Chinook (we measured 3 times) she a landed on an evening drift with her daughter, Jessica Montgomery who also landed a 98cm Chinook. (Please see Jessica’s picture below).  What a couple of Beauties!  And the fish are nice too!
The storyline on our drift was “Ronda and the Mermaids”.  The Mermaids rocked their Chinook!  Well done Ladies.  It was a lot of fun fishing with you both!

July 2 I had the pleasure of drifting with Randi Ingham and Kyle Mcnair on our 1/2 Day Special Driftboat offer.  We landed this beauty on our Drift.  Congratulations and Thank You using our Guide Services.

: July 3 I had the pleasure of fishing with Steve Fountain and Dale Peterson on our 1/2 Day Driftboat Special. Dale landed this 83cm Chinook and we fought with 3 others but the Chinook won those battles.  The more difficult the challenge, the gratifying the win!

July 3 Colter Roberson 10:16 last night lower dyke .. space balls…

July 3 Abdullah holding a Kitimat River Sockeye he caught and released with his fishing partner Chen and Pro Guide, Corey Wakita on a 1/2 Day afternoon drift.  Well done Abdullah.  Congratulations and Thank You for using our Guiding Services.

July 3 Clayton Quamme holding a 75 cm Chinook he landed on the gravel bar below the Kitimat River Hatchery.  Congratulations, Clayton.  Photo sent to me by his fishing partner, Kelsey Santos.  Thank You sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.

2021_july-3-Frederick eagle (Dad) and Spencer eagle (son) on July 3rd with Dads catch from the pump house. 75 cm. Woohoo!!

2021_july-3-chris-racz-Wild 71cm. Caught on orange tiger spin and glow.

July 4 Crystal Waters and daughter, Jessica Montgomery holding a 98 cm Chinook Jessica caught and released and our evening drift.  Details in caption of Photo of the Week above. Well done Ladies.  That was FUN!!!

The exceptional hot weather has finally reduced the snow pack to levels which are no longer causing exceptionally high river levels..  Most importantly the water clarity improved and the weekend catch number through the entire river jumped dramatically.  .From the Lower. Lower Dike to the 18 Mile bridge there were sea liced Chinook recorded being caught.  Anglers are reminded that the daily quota of Chinook is One per day, Hatchery or Wild.  Min size is 30cms.

We are attempting to demonstrate Stock abundance of large Hatchery Chinook returning to the KItimat River in an effort to possibly get an opening for retention of Hatchery Chinook of any size in the future.  Anglers are requested to help by emailing Chinook pictures to or texting them to 250 632 1275.  Please include your name and location of where you caught your Chinook
Pinks are starting to show and I predict many more will show up during  the 17.7′ peak of this upcoming tide cycle on July 1th and 12th.  Stay tuned! : )

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June 29 Mike Martin and Tom Burles holding 2 Halibut caught on a Charter skipped by Mike Wilson of Kingfish West Coast Adventure Tours.  They also boated 5 Pacific Cod and one Chinook.  Congratulations Mike and Tom.  Thank You for Booking through Reliable Guide and Charters.
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June 27 to July 3 Todd Haynes owner of Nautical West Fishing Adventures sent these pictures and comment, “Pictures from our last weeks trips! Great weather, fantastic fishing and amazing guests”.

July 3 Nikki sent me this pictures of her and her fishing partners, Braiden and Mitchell.  The picture says it all.  Congratulations everyone and Thank You sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.


The weather has been amazing and to be on the water in the Douglas Channel is an amazing experience in itself. Many reports of Halibut and Bottomfish are very good and, crabbing and prawning has also been excellent.  Chinook have been elusive at worse and hit and miss at best.  Accordingly, Boaters who found some Chinook were happy and the anglers who didn’t not so much.  Such is the life in the fishing world.  Most boaters other than the hard core Chinook anglers, focused on Halibut, bottomfish and Crab first and then went searching for Chinook.
Either way, we are truly  Blessed to be able to enjoy the stock abundance of the Douglas Channel and the natural beauty she possesses.  Amen.