LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending July 4/2020

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: DOUGLAS CHANNEL:  Rebecca “Pretty Lucky High Five Girl”.  My first thought was, “Wow!  What a Beauty!  And the fish is nice too.:)
Rebecca caught this nice Chinook fishing down the Douglas Channel with friends Rob and Jared.
Rebecca and I have this on going Lucky Hand Sanitized Lucky High Five program.  The streak continues!   Well done Rebecca, Captain Rob and friends!



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July 1
Scarlett Skinner holding a 72 cm Chinook she caught fishing with her Mom, Lorraine , her Dad, Alec and her brother, Lennon.  Well done Skinner Family!  Congratulations and Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report!  The Lucky Hand Sanitized High Five worked!   The proof is in the picture! : )

July 1 Andre Cote caught and released this beautiful 85 cm Hatchery Chinook.  Congratulations Andre and Thank You for sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.
Anyone catching a Hatchery Chinook over 80 cms are asked to take a photo and text it to Ron 250 632 1275 or email to  I will  forward to the Kitimat River Hatchery for their records.  I will also forward to DFO and the Sports Fishing Advisory Board to demonstrate a stock abundance of large Kitimat Hatchery Chinook to justify an opening to harvest large Kitimat Hatchery Chinook.

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July 2 Lennon Skinner proudly holding a 76cm 12 lbs Chum Salmon.  Well done Lennon!  Congratulations!  The “Lucky Hand Sanitized High Five” continues to work it’s magic.  The proof is in the pictures and in our freezer.
Ron’s Tackle Shop is offering our Freezer Services, Vacuum Sealer Services, Wader Rentals and Life Jacket Rentals by donation to the Nick Hopwood Fund Raiser.

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July 3 Lorraine Skinner proudly holding her Pink Salmon she caught fishing with her family Lennon, Scarlett and Alec.  Well done Lorraine.


July 3 Lennon, Scarlett and Alec Skinner posing for a family portrait with their Pink Salmon.  Photo credits go the Mom, Lorraine.  Congratulations Everyone!  I think Santa needs to bring you all a Selfie stick so everyone can be in the picture. : )


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July 4 Madison Robson and Brendan Girard holding some very nice Pinks caught under the Haisla Bridge.   Congratulations Madison and Brendan.  Madison just started fishing for Salmon! You are off to a great start!  Thank You for sharing the picture of your first salmon with our Fishing Report.

July 5 Lindsay McInnes holding a beautiful 93 cm Kitimat Hatchery Chinook she boated you using our own exclusive Pink Thunder Jig.  Lindsay was fishing with Nathan Mcclure and Pro Guide, Dan Patchett on our 1/2 Day Driftboat Special.  Dianne and Lawrence McClure also enlisted our Guide Services and were fishing with Pro Guide, Marc Girard.
Congratulations Lindsay!  Well done!  Thank You all for using our Guide Services.

July 4 Dan Patchett, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters fishing with Robby Galbraith and Parker Gartz boated this beauty on our Special 1/2 Day Drift Trip.  4 hours for 2 clients 300.00.  We ll done everyone!
Anyone wishing to book a trip with Dan, please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275.

The Kitimat River continues to experience an excellent return of Chinook this season.
This year’s return of Chinook has been outstanding especially the numbers of smaller Chinook under 80 cms.   There have have many reports of anglers catching and retaining their first Chinook.  Ron’s Tackle Store’s Staff and Reliable’s Guides are proud to help our customers and clients accomplish this amazing experience.
To date, the returns have been the best in recent years :)..
This season has all the signs of a larger than average return.
In addition to the exception return of Chinook, the Kitimat River is starting to see an excellent return of Pinks with a few early Chum.
On the Kitimat River anglers are able to “Have their cake and eat it too!”  The icing on the cake appears to be PINK!  The first big tide cycle is showing a whole bunch of PINKS.
The Salmon stocks on the Kitimat River are beyond words.  The best way to illustrate this years returns are the pictures this report and there are many more that I was unable to post.
Most of the credit belongs to the hard work and dedication of the Kitimat Hatchery Staff and Management..
The best way to Thank them is to Drop off All Hatchery Heads to the Kitimat Hatchery or Ron’s Tackle Shop or Mobile Tackle Van.
We are also requesting pictures of all larger Hatchery Chinook be emailed to  I will then forward them to Vince at the Kitimat Hatchery and i will utilize the pictures to pursue an opening of larger Chinook.




June 28 Rebecca Caught the first halibut at 4 p.m. 74 cm. And less than 20 minutes later caught the 2nd halibut 106 cm.