LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending June 18/2023

PHOTO OF THE WEEK:  Kitimat River
This week’s Photo of the Week is a beautiful Kitimat River Chinook caught on a fly by the Mystery Fly Angler.  We honored the Mystery Fly Angler’s request to remain anonomous but are thrilled to publish one of his beautiful Chinook ihe landed in our Fishing Report.
Our Mystery Fly Angler also landed another chinook and had a another couple of Chinook on.  Congratulations to our Mystery Fly Angler and Thank You for sharing photo of you Chinook with our Fishing Report.



We received a down pour of rain on Friday and the Kitimat River levels rose and the river was to dirty
to fish.  Once the rain stopped,, by Saturday afternoon, the Kitimat dropped 60 cms and Chinook were caught in the lower Kitimat.  Worthy of note was at least 3 Fly Fishers produced significant catch results.  .



June 11 Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sportfishing provided this photo of his clients and their catch.
Wow!  Congratulations everyone!  Great Job Skipper!
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter of a LIfetime please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

June 10 Nautical West Sportfishing clients proudly holding the catch!

June 11 Robert Atamanchuk provided this photo and comment, “Ciarra’s first Halibut”.
There is always a sense of excitement and pride when a father watches their son or daughter accomplishes many of life experiences.  Well done Ciarra!  Congratulations to you and your Dad!




June 17 Curtis Nevaumont Westcoast Fishing fishing with Gary and crew for the day we hooked up with several Chinook salmon on anchovies and had great success with halibut fishing spreader bars and octopus and herring. Crabbing and prawning was both excellent as well.

Wildlife was spectacular and magnificent with sightings of whales, grizzlies, with bald eagles feasting in front of us to the seals basking on the rocks after they were full of salmon. Good times had by all
Congratulations everyone for your catch.
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter with Curtis please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

The Douglas Channel continues to produce Chinook of all sizes through out the Douglas Channel.  From open water to the mouth of the Kitimat, it seems that the feeder Chinook and the spawners are all mixed together in the same locations.
Halibut are also being caught aleit further down channel has been more productive.
Halibut fishing is usually better in the inner waters of the Douglas in July and August when the spawned Pinks, Chinook and Chum start washing out the river mouths and creeks.
The forecast is for sunny skies for the next couple of weeks so anyone interested in experiencing the wonders of the Douglas Channel, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email wakita