LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending June 12/2023


Pierre Lovoie proudly holding a beautiful Kitimat River Chinook he caught and released while bar fishing at the Lower, Lower Dike.
Pierre provided this photo and this comment,
Shortly after visiting Ron for a new rod and fishing gear, I came upon this… a whopper King salmon! My biggest catch so far. It was caught on Saturday afternoon at the lower dyke.
Thank you to Ron for the good advice!”
Congrartulations Pierre for catching a very nice fish and Thank You for sharing you photo with our Fishing Report.

June 08 Joe Fonseca caught this beauty with a Red and White Spin n Glo.  This fish looks like it is going to be on the dinned menu very shortly.
Congratulation Joe and Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Reposrt.

June 10 Charles Newman proudly holding a beautiful Chinook he caught drfiting with his brother Jacob and his Dad,      .Jacob is training to become a Guide for our Guide company, Reliable Guide and Charters.  He did an Awesome job for his brother!  Congratulations everyone.


June10 Evan Ste-Croix proudly holding this beautiful Chinook he caught while bar fishing theLower Kitimat River..  Congratulations Evan and Thank You for sharing your picture with our Fishing Report

June 11 Don Hutchinson provided this photo and comment,Last night at the Big Spruce. Fished the evening High tide and caught this beauty on big pink intruder fly.  Ttravelling up north soon.  Readers check with Ron Tackle if ya lookin for fish.  He’s the Big Fish guru on Kitimat River”
Sent from my iPhone”
Congratulations Don!  Thank You for the kind words and for sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.

June-11-Pierre Lovoie provided this picture and comment, “Hey good day Ron. Here’s another picture for you to post. This one was caught yesterday evening by Dave Stephenson on the lower dike. He said it was a corker! “Corker” is Australian for Big Fish!
Congratulations Dave!   Thank You for sharing you picutre with our Fishing Report!

June 12 Lyssa Pelly proudly holding her Chinook she caught while barr fishing at the Pump house>
Well done Lyssa!  Thank You for sharing your picture with our fishing report.


The Kitimat River is starting to produce some Big, Bad, Beautiful Chinook!
We are still in the early stages of the Chinook run but with the exceptional weather and excellent river conditions, many Chinook anglers are on the Kitimat River enjoying “All the Above”
Anglers are reminded that the Dailly Quota for Chinook on the Kitimat River is one per day under 80cms.
Please remember to record any retained Chinook on your Freshwater License.
Good Luck everyine!


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.


June 11
Nelson Pereira Mike Miller Manny Mederios and Dean Melo proudly posing with their catch!  Congratulations everyone!
Anyone wishing to book a Saltwater Trip of a Lifetime please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

June 9th Rick Fossen and uncle Trigger hooked 3 big ones landed this beauty and a bunch of small ChinookThis was Trigger’s first salmon.  Congratulations Trigger!  Well done Rick!
Thank You for sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.


June 11 Ryley Dewalt owner of Saskatchewan Big Buck fishing with his Fishing Partner, Scott Jones caught these beuatiful Chinook fishing in the Douglas Channel.  Ryley and Scott hooked a bunch more feeder Chinook.  Most of these Chinook were caught on Anchovies and True Roll Lures.
Congratulations Ryley and Scott and Thank You sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.

The Douglas Channel is starting to show off her wide range of stock abundance and beautful scenery this past week of exceptional weather.
Chinook of all sizes are being caught through out the Douglas Channel but more Halibut are being caught in the outer waters of the Douglas Channel.
Killer Whales have also been sited roaming around the Douglas Channel including the Kitimat Harbour.  They are marvelous creatures to observe but the Chinook fishing is poor when they are around.
This is all part of Mother Nature grand plan and typical behavior during Chinook season in the Douglas Channel.
Good Luck everyone..