LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending June 9/19

KITIMAT RIVER PHOTO OF THE WEEK: June 6th: Josh Pearen and Brandon Mason are photoed here with a beautiful Kitimat River Chinook, Josh landed on our evening drift.  Josh and Brandon enjoyed our 1/2 Day Driftboat Special 300.00 for 2 people.  We hooked 3 Chinook and landed 2.  Congratulations!  Thank You for using our Guide services.  It was a pleasure fishing with you.

June 8
Marc Girard, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters shared these photos and comments, “I had the pleasure of fishing with Malissa and Daniel from Calgary and ( from jack pine flats lol).  Very nice people and lots of fun on the water.( shared their lunch with me and you know it doesn’t get any better than that) Fishing was slow. But man when it happens, Wow!  What a blast!  Melissa had never fished before but when the fish grabbed her metallic pink hot shot, Melissa was not shy.  She grabbed that rod and the fight was on But after about 30 minutes handed rod off to her brother who continued to fight the fish (great team effort) Melissa landed her first fish. A Chinook, 84 centimetres long.  The best part of this experience was watching Melissa and Daniel’s parents, Anita and Richard Bruce from Newfoundland (who were fishing with our other guide, Dan) watch their children have such a wonderful time on the water.  It was a true pleasure and very satisfying day.”
Congratulations to everyone. Fun was had by all!
Great Job Marc.  Thank You for using our Guiding services


June 8 Todd Haynes from Nauticalwest Sportfishing provided this photo and comment., “Our guys on River are hooking some nice fish as well!”  Well done Todd and Congratulations to your clients.


June 9 Len Bolton holding a nice Chinook he landed rifting the lower Kitimat on his Pontoon boat.

June 9
Mike Herzberg fishing with his fishing partner, Rod reports, “Hi Ron, we released three today.  A 25, 30 and 35 lb”.  Wow!  Congratulations Mike and Rod.  Those are very nice Chinook especially for this time of the year.  Mike goes on to say, “.Honestly, Ron, today felt like redemption.  I’ve been waiting three years for a drift like this.  I called the last two fish”.  Well done Mike and Rod.  Good things come to he who waits!
Thank You sharing your photos with our Fishing Report..


PHOTO OF THE WEEK DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Todd Haynes owner of Nautical West Sportfishing provided this photo and comment, “Our group from Northern BC get hooked up with lots of nice fish this weekend! Chinooks, Coho, Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish and Dungeness Crab!”
For the other fish caught by Todd’s clients please visit our Live Fishing Report.
Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Todd please contact Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Anglers are reminded that on April 1st 2019, new Tidal water licenses are required.  Don’t forget to renew your fishing licenses.

June 9 Todd Haynes provided these photo of his client’s catch in addition to the Photo of the Week photo.

The outer waters of the Douglas Channel are producing good numbers of Chinook, Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish.
Killer Whales have been spotted throughout the Douglas Channel.  When the Killer whales are around so are the Chinook. Unfortunately when they are in the Kitimat Harbour, the bite is off for a couple of days until the Chinook regroup.  The Kitimat River anglers are happy though.
Stay tuned!

Chinook Quotas Area 6 
2 per day over 45cms
4 in possession
10 Annual (please note.  This is a reduction from the previous 30.)
Please click on the link below for more details:

Halibut Quotas;  Bulletin posted below.

Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Trip of a Lifetime please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Please return the Head of any Chinook caught with the adipose fin missing to the Kitimat River Hatchery or Ron’s Mobile Tackle and Bait Shop.  Ron’s Mobile Tackle Van will also accept Hatchery Heads.