LIVE FISHING REPORT : Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending July 31st /2023

July 22; John form Blue Heron Charters fishing with his clients,; Jason, Jayde, Kara; boated five halibut.  WOW!  Congratulations everyone!  Well done Skipper!
Anyone wishing to check Halibut off their “Bucket List’ please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email



Kitimat River Photo of the week : Wendy Courtice, affectionately know as the “Pink Lady’ proudly holding a Kitimat River Chinook.  Wendy and her husband, Neil are very accomplished Fly Anglers and have been fishing the Kitimat Rive for many years.  They have have a caught a lot of fish over the years and the “Streak continues.
Congratrulations Wendy and Thank You for sharing your pictures with our Fishing Report

Kitimat River



July 30 Young Owen fishing with his Dad,Stan and grandfather, Gerry Knechtel proudly posing with the fish the family caught on our 1/2 Day Driftboat trip.  Most of the Pinks and Chum were a team effort but 2 pinks Owen hooked and landed on his own.  Congratulations to the Knechtel family.
Well done Owen!

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July 28th Aiden McCormick staff member of Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop.   T”hand line it with pink jig after buddy got spooled by the same fish. The line got stuck in Aidens feet when have half way across the river. Felt the line pull so I grabbed the line and fucking hand lined it in and we landed it ” 

Great team work guys ! Thank you for the amazing commentary Aiden, really makes the picture come to life. 

July 26 Kaylyn Jackson, Staff member of Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop and her friend, Payton proudly holding their Pinks they caught drifting with me on the Kitimat River.  These were 2 of 3 Pinks landed.
Kaylyn and Payton were learning the fine art of Hot shoting the Kitimat River.  Well done Ladies!
The proof of your passing grade are in the pictures

2023 July 26 Gary Brayden 4 pinks and coho half way into our drift.  The “incentive program” during our Drift was that I could not drink my coffee until either Gary or Brayden hooked a fish.  We ended the day with 7 Pinks and a Coho.  These I called these all these fish,,the “Tim Hortons fish’.

July 24 – Wendy commented, “some nice fat chum coming in!!”

Wendy Coutice, Pink lady with a few fish for Ron’s Fishing Report.  “! good to see you again, maybe see you in Hawaii!!”



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.


The Kitimat River has all 5 species of Salmon and are available to be caught.  The biggest number of salmon species right now are the Pinks and the Chum.  Chinook numbers are the downward side of the Chinook run.  Anglers are reminded that the retention of Chinook closes midnight July 31st.
Sockeye can not be kept on the Kitimat River and the Kitimat River only produces a small run of Sockeye.  The peak of the Kitimat River Coho run is usually into September but there have been quite of few Coho caught already.
This is usually the best time to fish the Kitimat River but the low river level has created warmer than normal river water temperatures.  It seems that more fish are caught in the lower river usually on the rising tides.  We will be receiving some exceptionally high tides this coming week.
Stay tunes!







2023-07-30 Fishwestcoast Sportfishing Adventures

Lots of coho showing up with quick action on the Skinny G No Bananas spoons today.  Bottom fish remains consistent with catches of halibut and king cod along with Dungeness crab and spotted prawns.

Keep your rods bent and be safe out there!



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Another few days in the life of Fishwestcoast Sportfishing Adventures.


Salmon fishing was on fire today for coho up to 9 lbs with a few Chinook salmon in the mix as well along the Douglas Channel. Bottom fishing produced several small cod while fishing for halibut on the high slack today. We found lots of large Dungeness crab in the traps on the way home. All in all it was a great day on the water.

Congratulation Everyone!
Well done Skipper.
Anyone wishin to book a Salt Charter Trip of a Lifetime please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email


July 26 Greg Patterson sent me this photo with this comment, “Thanks for the high 5 🙂 It worked”
I’ll say it worked!  Congratulations on your catch.  Very nice Halibut!  Well done!
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Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report!

The Douglas Channel is producing excellent catches of Halibut.  The Halibut fishing in the inner waters of the Douglas Channel always improves this time of year when the Pinks start runnung.  The Halibut migrate into the inner waters to feed on the spawned out Pinks, Chum and Chinook which will eventually drift out the mouthe of the creeks and rivers of the Douglas Channel.

Fish Trapp, Money Point, Sue Channel, Giltwees and even Bish Creek are producing Halibut.

Many boaters, especiall the Charters are catching their limit of Coho but are still also catching good numbers of Chinook.

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