LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending July 31 2021

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: DOUGLAS CHANNEL Nesia Haynes and Wanda Owehand proudly holding a couple of very nice Chinook they landed fishing with Nesia’s favorite Charter Boat Skipper, Todd Haynes.
Todd Haynes, owner of Nautical West Sportfishing provided this photo and comment, “The girls get hooked up with some great guys and a couple of nice Chinooks!”  Congratulations Everyone and Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.
Good Job Skipper for putting the Girls onto Chinook and for the Brownie Points!
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Trip of a Lifetime with Todd, please contact Ron 250 632 1275 or email

KITIMAT RIVER PHOTO OF THE WEEKJuly 27: My new friend Eva and her sister, Sara from Kamloops proudly holding their Pink Salmon they caught under the Haisla Bridge.
I have two amazing daughters who have fished with me ever since they were toddlers, so it is always very special for me to observe Dad’s and daughters fishing together.  Congratulations on your catch Ladies!  Great Job Dad!.


Randy, Kamloops Fire Rescue.sent me this photo of his daughter, Eva and her Pink Salmon with the following comment,
“Hey Ron, Thanks for showing us around your shop this morning! I really enjoyed our conversation. Eva caught a couple pinks at the Haisla bridge on the special jig you gave her and made sure I sent you a photo. Thanks again for your hospitality!
Randy, Kamloops Fire Rescue”
Congratulations to Eva and her sister, Sara!  Well done Ladies!  “Don’t let your Dad lose your Lucky Jig!” and please remember you have to be good!

July 29 Jeff Lance provided these photos and comments,  “Hey Ron Here are the pictures from our trip to Kitimat. We were on the bar just down stream of the island near the hatchery. The pink was Nicole’s first and the chum was my biggest. Thanks for the advice. Jeff Lance”  Congratulations and Thank You for the kind words

July 30  Steve Hagman sent these pictures and comment,”Terry and Steve Hagman.  Top picture of Terry with a hatchery fish, caught and released properly.  Seeing lots of people not taking the time to give a proper release. On average catching 4 to 6 Chinook a day, only have kept one legal one and of course lots of pinks.”
Congratulations Everyone and Thank You for sharing your pictures with our Fishing Report.”

July 31 Rebecca and Christie photoed with one of Kitimat River Pinks Rebecca and Chrstie landed on our evening drift.
I was Blessed to have fished with beautiful ladies who loved to fish and who possessed a zest for life that was infectious. I have discovered that when you put 2 or more of these personalities together…It is always a Lot of FUN!
If Fun and Laughter are the Spice of Life, then the Storyline of our Drift was “Fishing with the Spice Girls!” : )
Congratulations on your catch Ladies.  It was FUN fishing with you both..
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The Kitimat River Chinook run was outstanding this season.  Our Tackle Shop and Guide company helped many anglers catch their first Chinook.  Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle Shop and Reliable Guide and Charters takes pride is going the extra mile to create some amazing fish memories.
I would like to acknowledge and congratulate the Kitimat Hatchery management and staff for doing an amazing job enhancing our Chinook.  While most other rivers in the Northwest closed for to even being able to fish for ||Chinook, the Kitimat River  enjoyed a retention of one a day under 80cms.
Thank You to everyone who provided me pictures of the larger Hatchery Chinook to support our effort in possibly getting a retention of one Hatchery Chinook of any size in the future.
This is still on going.  Any angler who catches a Hatchery Chinook, please text me a picture with your name, contact info and where the Chinook was caught to 250 632 1275 or email to  I will also forward to Vince Sealy, Kitimat Hatchery manager for his records.
Pinks are the stars of the week with many daughters, Moms and even Grandmothers participating in the Pink Fishery on the Kitimat River.  I have 2 amazing daughters who are accomplished anglers and very nice young ladies so it was very special to me to observe many Dad and daughter groups this week.
The Chum run has been good this year albeit it is not yet the outstanding returns of the glory years.  I am confident in our Kitimat Hatchery’s ability  to enhance our Chum stocks back to historic levels.
There have been a few Coho caught in the Kitimat River this week specifically down at the Lower Dike and the odd Sockeye.

All five species of Salmon!  Wow!  God!  I love the Kitimat River!  


July 28 Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sportfishing provided these photoes and comment, “Group of guests from PG get hooked up with a limit of big Hali, coolers of Lingcod and Chinooks and Coho, Crab”  Well done everyone!  Congratulations!
Great Job Skipper!
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Trip of a Lifetime with Todd, please contact Ron 250 632 1275 or email


Halibut and Bottomfish remains good especially in the outer waters.  Halibut fishing will start to get very good in the inner waters of the Douglas Channel as soon as the Spawned out Pink, Chum and Chinook start washing out the rivers and creeks.
The quirky trend of large Chinook being caught continues.  Many boaters are catching more large Chinook in Coho season than they did in Chinook season. This happened last year and the year before.  We are not sure why this is happening but in the end, how cares!  Catch em if they are biting!
Good Luck Everyone!  Please Stay Safe!



This Poster is part of a campaign that Kitimat Search and Rescue, Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop organized and ran last last year. Most of the River Guides and many others participated as well.
We are all hoping to continue to raise the level of Public Awareness of  Water Safety on the Kitimat River and Douglas Channel in the minds and behavior of the Sport Fishing Community in our area this year and future years.The most significant priority last year was to involve the kids in our lives to help change the culture of water safety..  Our culture, attitude and behavior with Seat belts changed because involvement of our kids.  We told our kids to put their seat belts on  and every time we forgot, they reminded us to do the same.  Our kids became and still are the “Seat Belt Police in our lives”. 

Accordingly we are hoping the kids become the “Wading belt and Life Jacket Police in the lives of the Sport Fishing Community.  Hence the Nick Contract.
The involvement of the kids is still the priority this year and I believe the key to bringing a vital change to the habits and behavior of Water Safety in our area..
Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Staff are still handing out the Nick Contracts.(below)  Please pick one up at our store or print from this report.
We are requesting that anglers and loved sign the contract and then pin the contract onto the fridge door as a reminder to wear their wading belts and their Life Jackets.  The Contact between Angler and Loved Ones clearly states the reasons why…