PHOTO OF THE WEEK: On Sept 23 Pro guide Brandon, for Reliable Guide and Charters, took out Ron and Donny. They hooked into 5 and landed two coho. Great job guys, and amazing pictures !
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Sept 30 Ron out with Don Hutchinson.
Sept 26 Leighton Wagner above bridge.
Sept 23 Brandon took Rob and Donny out on a driftboat trip, hooked 5 landed 2.
Sept 23 Ron Wakita drifted with Don and Caleb on our 1/2 day driftboat specialm $400.00 for two clients. Thank you for using our guiding services.
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Most of the Coho are in the middle and upper sections of the Kitimat River. The only spots the Coho hold up in is below the Hatchery or on the Island across from the Hatchery usually on the rising tides.
Many of the Coho are starting to change into their spawning colour with fewer and fewer silver Coho been caught.
This is the typical process of the season.
The river level and weather has not been normal this year. We are experiencing record low river levels for this time of year. Accordingly,it is difficult to determine if there the record low water has held up a late run of Coho or not. Stay tuned
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SALMON QUOTAS AND REGULATIONS FOR THE KITIMAT RIVER
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.
Oct 1 John from Blue Heron Charters provided this photo of his client holding a -70 pound halibut.
Congratulations everyone! Great Job Skipper!
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The Douglas Channel continues to produce Halibut, but most boats are fishing the outer waters.
Crabbing and Prawns are still very good with many boaters stocking up for the winter.
Coho fishing in the Douglas is pretty much finished other than a couple of rivers that receive a late run.
All in all, it has been an exceptional season, highlighted by the increase in Halibut Quotas.
Good Luck and Please Stay Safe!
Ron and Staff
LINK TO DOUGLAS CHANNEL TIDAL WATER REGULATIONS AREA 6
BC tidal areas 6 and 106 – Kitimat, Kemano Bay: Recreational fishing limits, openings and closures | Pacific Region | Fisheries and Oceans Canada (dfo-mpo.gc.ca)
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Category(s): RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0919-Recreational – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) – Halibut – In-season Update on Daily Limit This Fishery Notice supersedes FN0251 to announce an increase to daily limit for halibut measuring under 90 cm in length. The updated Fishery Notice reads as follows: For 2022, the recreational Halibut fishery allocation is 1,011,750 pounds. The recreational Halibut fishery is actively managed to stay within sector’s allocation and fishers should watch for subsequent Fishery Notices to announce potential in-season changes. The following measures are in effect coast-wide as noted below: Open time:Effective at 00:01 hours February 1, 2022, fishing for Halibut was opened coast-wide until further notice (See 2022 Fishery Notice FN0067 and FN0251). Effective 00:01 hours on August 20, 2022 until 23:59 hours on December 31, 2022:The daily and possession limit for Halibut is EITHER of: —one (1) Halibut measuring 90 cm to 133 cm in length (69 cm to 102 cm head-off), OR —three (3) Halibut, each measuring under 90 cm in length (69 cm head-off). No person shall retain a Halibut greater than 133 cm head-on length (102 cm head-off). Head-off measurements are made from the base of the pectoral fin at its most forward point to the extreme end of the middle of the tail.Annual Limit:No person shall catch and retain more than ten (10) Halibut in the aggregate from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. Licensing: The 2022/23 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence and Conditions of Licence will be in effect from April 1, 2022 until March 31, 2023. All Halibut retained by the licence holder between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 shall be immediately recorded on the 2022/2023 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence, or, if mobile access is immediately available, the licence holder may record catch in the National Recreational Licensing System. The area from which each Halibut is caught and its head-on length shall immediately be recorded. The exceptions to these openings are:Areas 121: No person shall fish for or retain Halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes W. Areas 121: Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank. Those portions of Subareas 121-1 and 121-2 inside a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.000 minutes W, then true east to 48 degrees 34.000 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.200 minutes W, then southeasterly to the International Boundary, outer perimeter at 48 degrees 29.618 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.553 minutes W, then westerly following the International Boundary perimeter to 48 degrees 29.605 minutes N and 124 degrees 56.190 minutes W, then northwesterly to the beginning point. Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) and Glass Sponge Reef (GSR) closures remain in effect – refer to the following web pages for descriptions:1)RCAs- http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/restricted-restreint-eng.html#rca2)GSRs- http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/restricted-restreint-eng.html#sponge Variation Orders: 2022-RFQ-352 is in effect. Anglers are reminded of the mandatory condition of licence for the release of rockfish; all anglers in vessels shall immediately return all rockfish that are not being retained to the water and to a similar depth from which they were caught by use of an inverted weighted barbless hook or other purpose-built descender device. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Greg Hornby (Regional Manager Recreational Fisheries) – Greg.Hornby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN0919Sent August 19, 2022 at 10:11Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=manage_subscription If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail to: DFO.PACOpsCentre-CentredesOpsPAC.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca