LIVE FISHING REPORT : Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending Oct 8/2023

KITIMAT RIVER PHOTO OF THE WEEK: oct-8 Sergey dimitri ivan 3 coho for 6 hooked 5 rainbow 3 dollys one cutthroat

Oct 5
I had the pleasure of drifting with Rob Jardine and his son, Kane.  We hooked and landed these Kitimat River Coho drifting the middle section of the Kitimat.  Congratulations Rob and Kane and Thank You for using our Guiding Services.  It was fun fishing with you both.
Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip on the Kitimat River, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email

Oct 6 Corey Wakita proudly holding a Coho he caught drifting the middle section of the Kitimat River.  Corey was using a Gibbs Copper 2/3oz Ironhead spoon fishing with his fishing partner, Mathias.  Congratulations Corey.  Well done!

As the colour of the leafs change colour on the trees so do the Coho change to their spawning colours.  Fewer and fewer fresh silver Coho are migrating into the Kitimat River.  This is typical for this time of year.
Anglers are reminded that Coho closes for retention on Oct 31st so smart money says get out and catch them now


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.


Not much to report this week so I filled in with a photo of one of our more productive Charter Trips.

July 22
; John from Blue Heron Charter fishing with Jason, Jayde, Kara landed these five halibut back in July.
We are booking for next season.  Anyone wishing the Book a Halibut Trip of a lifetime with John please call Ron 250 632 1275
Please inquire about our 2 and 3 Day Packages.


Very little to report this week since DFO closed Halibut for retention Sept 30th.
Most boaters are getting their last feed of Crab and Prawns while others are winterizing their boats and starting to put them away.for the season.
Hope you enjoyed our Fishing Reports!.