LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending July 2/2023

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Kitimat River – This week’s Photo of the Week is a beautiful Kitimat River Chinook caught by Alberto And Federico from Italy. They hooked into four Chinook on their drift from Radley park to Lower, lowerdike, with Ron Wakita, owner of Reliable Guide and Charters. Federico, the son, landed this beauty, but it was supposed to be his Dads Birthday fish!  Congradulations Everyone !  Happy Birthday Alberto!  The next one will be your Birthday Fish!


June 19 Jacob Newman, Reliable Guide and Charter’s newest Pro Guide is proving to not just be all talk, he has been consistanty been catching Chinnok on the fly this season even though the season is still relativly early. Great fish and an even better picture thank you for sharing Jacob !

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June 21 Lars Ronning, Manager of Kalum River Lodge provided this photo of a beautiful Chinook he landed with his spey rod on the lower Kitimat.. Congratulations Lars!
In additon to to being an accomplished fly angler, Lars manages one of the best Full Service Fishing Lodges in the Northwest.  Anyone wishing book at Fishing Experience of a lifetime please call Lars at 306 930 5355.


June 22 I took this of Liam McAndrew holding this beautiful 94cm Chinook he caught and release on the Lower, lower dike.  Liam caught this chinook bottom bouncing a #2 flame.spin n glo one hour before High tide.  Congratulations Liam and Thank You for allowing us to share your Photo in our Fishing Report.



June 23 Caught by Ashton Armstrong using a pink winged white.

June 22 Ashton Armstrong caught this fresh pink with seal ice, congratulations!

June 24 Craig Ross Hello Ron. Here’s a pic of a nice 65cm Chinook that took a black and pink spin n glo just downstream from the Hatchery yesterday. It was the first Chinook I’ve caught,and it was taken home to feed the family. I hope you may be able to use this for your weekly report!


June 24 Craig Manyk

June 25 88 cm spring caught by George Sampson, lower dyke at 9am on a white silver winged clown.

2023_june-28-Aiden-upper lower dike Purple chart with purple head

June 26 68 cm landed on lower dyke on a lettuce and tomato. Caught at 730 am.

Al eagleton on the lower dyke
June 26, 2023
June 25 Tim and Karry sent me text just before these pictures There was 3 landed but 1
June 26 65cm Chinook Congradulations Craig!
July 20 I was told to text you a picture of my fish for your website. My spin n glow was lettuce and tomato name is Jaxon Danilec area is lower dike 87 cm time was 8am.
June 28 Jacob Neuman Lower lower dike
June 30 Kirk anderson Hey Ron 1 for 2 today.
June 30-98 cm caught at lower dyke on June 30th by Liam Kossman on a blue spin and glow with silver wings.
June 30th Jacob Pierre Francio Dave 66cm hooked 6
July 1 78.5 cm caught by Arnie Nagy on lower dyke on a blue spinning glow July 1st


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 21, Fishing on a windy day produced some nice sized Chinook salmon and chicken sized halibut. Prawn fishing slowed down this week with consistent action for Dungeness crab.

Congratulations on your catch, and thank you for the great pictures.

Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter with Curtis please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

June 22 Jake caught this puppy while out with Curtis Nevraumont of fishwestcoast. Great smiles, on both fish in the picture!

Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter with Curtis please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Rick Fossen and uncle Trigger hooked 3 big ones landed this beauty and a bunch of small Chinook

Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter with Curtis please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email