LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending March 31/19

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport Fishing holding a beautiful Kitimat River Steelhead caught March 31st, 2019.


Layne Vilness provided this photo of a beautiful Kitimat River Steelhead he caught March 17, 2019. Layne said'”Hell of fight…Jumped 3 times and almost beached itself!” Well done Layne! Congratulations!
Thank You for sharing your photo with this Fishing Report.

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


Welcome to our first Fishing Report of the 2019 Fishing Season.
The Kitimat River is in great shape. She is low and clean with a few Steelhead have being caught.
Most launch sites are open and clear to launch driftboats and Big Spruce is clear to take out.

Douglas Channel

Photo of one of the highlights of the 2018 Fishing Season with Nautical West Sportfishing.


Many boaters are just getting ready for the upcoming season while others have already been out crabbing and prawning.
Bottom fishing, prawn, dungeness and King Crab will the target species in the next coming weeks.
There are some regulations changes for Halibut and Salmon for the 2019 season. I will post to this Fishing Reports as sonn as obtain the official Public Notices.

Prince Rupert




March 25 2019
Dave Eng from Sunset Charters sent this photo and comments” We have had great weather, and Chinook fishing has been spectacular. Most days we have had 4-8 opportunities at nice size fish in the 12-25 pound range and landed over ten salmon on some of our recent charters.  As the herring and squid move into the area to spawn, fishing should stay consistent through the spring. Halibut is now open and rockfish and lingcod open April 1, 2019. Crabbing and prawn/shrimping has been excellent as well”.

Sunset Charters are running our early season special right now. Full day charters for up to four anglers for $1000 plus

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