LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending July 8

PHOTO OR THE WEEK: Kitimat River.  Brandon, Pro Guide from Skeena Salmon Lodge took this photo of a 36″ Kitimat River Chinook he caught with the adipose fin clipped.

The Kitimat Hatchery is asking for all Recreation Angler’s assistance to provide photos of any clipped Chinook that are caught in the Kitimat River.  Chinook produced by the Kitimat River Hatchery will have the adipose fin missing.  In order for the Kitimat Hatchery to receive credit for their production, they must be able to provide proof. Typically the Kitimat Hatchery receives credit via the Hatchery Head Recovery Program.  With zero retention of the larger Chinook, the only way the Kitimat Hatchery will receive credit is by producing pictures of clipped Chinook.
Please take a photo of any clipped fish and text them to me at 250 632 1275 or email them to  Please include your name, the approx. length of the fish and location caught.
I will forward these photos to the Kitimat Hatchery and forward a summary to the SFI and the SFAB..

A Huge Thank You to Brandon from Skeena Salmon Lodge for providing this vital photo to support our Kitimat River Hatchery.

July 5 Lane Vilness provided this photo of a Chinook ha caught and released.  Well done Lane.  Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.


July 6 Elmer and Joyce Chow landed this 78 1/2 cm, 20 pound Chinook fishing with Pro Guide, Marc Girard.  Congratulations to the Chows.  Well done Marc.  The Chows lost another Chinook to a seal just before landing this one.  Chinook are sometimes tough to hook and then to loose it to a seal is disheartening.  This Chinook was caught on a Blue scale Koho 55





July 8 Dan Patchett, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters drifted with our clients, Bozoski and Robert Balazs.  They landed these nice Kitimat River Chinook and lost another one.  Congratulations!
Great Job Dan!
Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip of a Lifetime with Dan, please call Ron 250 632 1275.

June 8 Pumphouse 7:45 AM Donald Pacheco proudly holding 2 Pinks he jigging at the pumphouse.  Congratulions Donald.  Thank You for sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.
There was also another Pink caught while I was I was there.
Earlier in the morning, there was a big Grizzly Bear stomping around in the bushes at the Pumphouse.  Anglers should beware!  Especially early in the morning and in the evenings.


Douglas Channel

July 6 Ryley from Saskatchewan Jetboat Adventures provided this photo of a beautiful Douglas Channel Chinook.  Ryley and his fishing partner, Ken were trolling within the Kitimat Harbour limits with Anchouvies.  Congratulations Ryley! Thank You for sharing your pictures with our Fishing Report.

Prince Rupert

PRINCE RUPERT – PHOTO OF THE WEEK: July 8:  Dave Eng from Sunset Fishing Charters provided these photos and comments,”Bottom fishing has been excellent and the cohos are finally starting to show up!! Chinook open Tuesday and catch and release fishing has been great for them”.
Wow!  Congratulations to everyone on a great catch.
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing  Trip of Lifetime with Dave, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email
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