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

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: May 14th Roman Maskulka holding a beautiful Kitmat River Steelhead.  This is one of 6 Steelhead Roman landed during his 2 1/2 day trip to the Kitimat River.  Well done Roman.  Congratulations on the catch!  Roman made a comment that, “Fishing is his salvation!”.  You are not alone.  God and fishing is my salvation!  May God bless you with many more bright silver fish!
Thank You for sharing your photos with our Fishing Report.

May 13th Roman Maskulka provided another phot of another one of his beautiful Kitmat River Steelhead he landed,. As depicted in the photo, Roman is fishing with a Centre Pin rod and reel.  This method is becoming more popular amongst Steelheaders on the Kitimat River.

Anglers are reminded to return the heads of any Steelhead or Salmon with a clipped adipose fin to the Kitimat River Hatchery or Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop.

Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip of a Lifetime with Reliable Guide and Charters, please contact Ron at 250 632 1275 or email

There are still the odd bright Steelhead in the Kitimat River but most anglers are waiting for Chinook seaso n or some have started fishing for Chinook on the lower Kitimat. There are more and more anglers barfishing at the Lower Dike and the Pump House everyday.  I spoke to one angler this afternoon who said on was caught at the lower dike on Saturday.
Many anglers have reported seeing some big splashes in the deeper pools.  The Big Guys are coming!  Stay tuned! 🙂

Chinook daily quota on the Kitimat River is One per day under 80cms.
Please click on this link for more details.

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

Kitimat River Updates Face Book Page:
In response to last year’s drowning on the Kitimat River, a group from Kitimat developed a Face Book page called Kitimat River Updates.
This group is comprised of Kitimat Driftboat anglers, Kitimat Search and Rescue, Kitimat Hatchery staff and the R.C.M.P.

This is a Public Face Book which anyone can post to.  Anyone observing any hazards on the Kitimat River are encouraged to post pictures and/or video complete with specific details of the hazard to this page.  Please include accurate details of the location of the hazard and the time the pictures or video were taken.

Anyone drifting the Kitimat River are encouraged to view this Face Book Page to acquaint themselves of any potential hazards,

Be Safe! and Good Fishing!

Ron Wakita

Douglas Channel

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Jim Monk is holding a 126cm Halibut he caught on May 7th on the Douglas Channel.  Jim and his fishing partners also boated another Halibut 92 cms.  Jim also commented that crabbing was not as good but they were pleased with their Halibut. Bon Apetite everyone!
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime on the Douglas Channel, please contact Ron 250 632 1275 or

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

No new photos available this week because it is a long weekend and many boaters are still down the channel.

Halibut fishing has been productive for the boaters who ventured out to target halibut.
Chinook catch should increase on the outer waters of the Douglas Channel through out May and into June..

Chinook Quotas Area 6 
2 per day over 45cms
4 in possession
10 Annual Limit (Please note: This is a reduction from the previous 30 Annual Limit.)
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.


PRINCE RUPERT: PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Dave Payjack from Seawest Fishing Charters provided this photo and comments, “Our guide Mike Larsen went out trolling for a 1/2 hour at to test the gear out and hook this and a few small ones as well”,
“Mike was also out with guests on Sunday in the wind and got 3 Chinook, 3 halibut and 12 crab sorry no photos for that trip,”
Congratulations everyone!

Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with Dave at Seawest Fishing Charters, please call Ron 250 6321275 or email