LIVE FISHING REPORT : Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending Oct 1/2023


Sept 25 I had the pleasure of drifting with Jon McAllister, Cole Theriault and Michael Carlson.  We landed these 3 very nice Coho.  Congratulations on your catch guys and Thank You for using our Guide Services.
Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip on the Kitimat River, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email


Sept 28 I had the pleasure of fishing Chris Heinz.  Chris landed these 2 big Rainbow trout.  Congratulations Chris!

Sept 26 I drifted with Hayden Dave and Joe.  We landed 2 Coho on our 1/2 Drift.  Congratulations on your catch and ThankYou for using our Guide Services.

Sept 30 I had the pleasure of drifting with Vanessa and Anthony on a drift from Sawmill down.  We hooked 2 Coho and 9 Trout on our drift.  Congratulations on your catch.  It was fun fishing with you both.  : )

Sept 30 Igor Peric from Calgary Alberta sent me this picture of a Coho he caught at the Powerlines.  Igor also landed 4 Blur Backs (Jack Coho between 30 and 50cms)  Congratulations Igor and Thank You for sharing your picutre with our Fishing Report.


The Kitimat River received some rain this week and as it typical this time of year, the river rose and dirtied but only for one day.. Decent numbers of Coho are still being caught but not in the numbers we experienced.earlier in the season.
As the river level rises with the rain, Coho will move up stream.  The challenge during this phase of the Kitimat River Coho season is to find where they are stacked up.
It is like “HIde and Seek”.  It is sure a lot of fun when you find them.
The exceptionally high numbers of Blue Back Coho (Coho between 30 and 50cms) continue to be caught in higher than normal numbers.
I still have a feeling that this year’s Coho run will continue well into October.
Stay Tuned!


Please note:  The Kitimat River is open for Bait including Roe Sept 1st 12:01am for Salmon but NOT for targeting Trout or Steelhead.

(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.



September 29-John at Blue Heron Charters catching  halibut, cod, and crab with Cora, Mary, and Jason from Calgary, Alberta.  Congratulations everyone!  Great Job Skipper!
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater Charter with John for the 2024 season,we are booking now.  Please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email


Saltwater Anglers are reminded that Halibut closed Sept 30 2023 midnight.

Halibut Coastwide Closed Recreational halibut fishing closes Coastwide as of midnight September 30.

With most of the Coho in their spawning rivers and creeks, Coho fishing is mostly finished with the exception of a few rivers that produce a late run.  There will be a few Salmon opportunities with Winter Chinook.
With the recent Halibut closure, it appears this year’s Douglas Channel Fishery is coming to an end.
A few boaters are doing their last crab and prawn feed!