DOUGLAS CHANNEL PHOTO OF THE WEEK Sept 4 My favorite fishing partners (my grandchildren), Piper and Zander fishing with their Auntie Michelle and Uncle Chris. Piper and Zander are proudly holding the Coho they caught. Zander and Piper are very proud of their catch but not as proud as I am of my family. 🙂
Very Done Zander and Piper. Great Job Auntie Michelle and Uncle Chris.
Sept 3 Family Derby Trip
KITIMAT RIVER (more Douglas Channel below)
Sept 6 Tim and Karry Zelasek fishing with their son, Cayden at the lower, lower dike caught these Coho using a pink thunder jig. Congraqtulations everyone Thank You for sharing your pictures with our Fishing Report..
Sept 7 Steve Hagman sent me this picture and comment,”
“Hi Ron, you have seen Cole Tomuszeuski in your store buying fishing gear. This is his very first Salmon. Weighed in at 9.5 pounds without the inners. Caught 3 days ago and he has caught 2 more since. He has been Working very hard to catch fish and has the passion and love for it. I think he will be returning.” Congratulations Cole on a very nice Kitimat River Coho.
Sept-8 I had the pleasure of fishing with Greg Wilson and Sonny Dempster. Sonny and Greg are learing the fine art of Salmon fishing on the Kitimat River fishing with myself, Marc and Jacob for Chinook, Chum, Pinks and now Coho. Greg and Sonny are very accomplished anglers in their home fisheries and are now learning the finer details of salmon fishing on the Kitimat. I think their are getting the hang of it. The proof is in the pictures! Congratulations of your catch gentlemen and Thank You for using our Guiding Servioes.
Greg and Sonny took advantage of our 1/2 Day (4hr) Driftboat Rate which is 400.00 for 2 clients. (plus gst) Greg and Sonny recommended adding an option of 500.00 for 2 clients for a 1?2 Day Trip which would include pickup and drop to and from camp. Food for thought….
Sept 7 Jacob Newman fishing with Mel and Terri and their grand daughter, Claire hooked 4 Coho landeding the one Terri is proudly holding. The Girls Rocked on this driftboat trip!
Mel said, “he would not want it any other way! Congratulations Ladies!
Thank You for using our Guide Services.
Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip with Jacob please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email email@example.com
KITIMAT RIVER PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Sept 9 Desiree Nevraumont, Newest Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters fishing with Andrew VanOnene (Andrea). Congrautlations on your catch Andrew. Great Job Des!
Desiree was mentored in her journey to becoming a Guide by Mike Herzberg, myself, Corey, Ryland and others and is now more than qualified to provide our clients with an amazing fishing experience on the Kitimat River. The proff is in the picture. Desiree producied during some pretty challenging circumstances.
Andrew was very pleased with Desiree’s Guiding Abilities..
Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip with Desiree, please call Ron or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Well done! Thank You sharing your picture with our Fishing Report.
The Kitimat River received a couple bumps of rain this week , Although the Kitimat River level rose only a few inches at times, it was enough to flush a few bunches of Coho into the river. Although many of the favorite fishing spots in the lower Kitimat were Hot and Cold, there were some exceptional catches for the anglers who were in the right hole at the right time. With the high tides this week early morning and late evening, smart money said get up early and fish late. We are forecast for more rain next week but in Kitimat, one must be careful what we wish for. I predict with more rain there will be a bunch of Coho in the Kitimat. Stay tuned
SALMON QUOTAS AND REGULATIONS FOR THE KITIMAT RIVER
Please note: The Kitimat River is open for Bait including Roe Sept 1st 12:01am for Salmon but NOT for targeting Trout or Steelhead.
|May 15 to Aug 31
|on west bank between signs at Kitimat hatchery outfall.
|Apr 1 to Mar 31
|No fishing for salmon.
|downstream of Highway # 37 bridge.
|Apr 1 to Jul 31
|1 per day, 80 cm or less.
|Aug 1 to Dec 31
|No fishing for chinook.
|Apr 1 to Oct 31
|4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
|Nov 1 to Dec 31
|No fishing for coho.
|Apr 1 to Aug 31
|2 per day.
|Apr 1 to Aug 31
|2 per day.
|upstream of Highway # 37 bridge.
|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.
The Kitimat River received a couple bumps of rain this week , Although the Kitimat River level rose only a few inches at times, it was enough to flush a few bunches of Coho into the river. Although many of the favorite fishing spots in the lower Kitimat were Hot and Cold, there were some exceptional catches for the anglers who were in the right hole at the right time. With the high tides this week early morning and late evening, smart money said get up early and fish late.
September 3 John @ Blue Heron Charters Gary Andrew Graham and Rae 85 lb halibut caught on salmon belly rig flat water and blue skies.
Sept 7 curtis of Fishwestcoast Adventures provided these photos and this comment, “Excellent catches of halibut, ling cod, and other bottom fish right now in the Douglas Channel with some good sized coho salmon coming in. The larger salmon have been consistently hitting a flasher/anchovy combo fished at 30′-40′ on the riggers. Lots of whale activities in the mix as well to keep everyone entertained. Tight lines and bent rods… Fishwestcoast Adventures”
Congratulations to everyone on their catcfh. Awesome pictures of the whole Douglas Channel experience.
Anyone wishing to Book a Trip of a Lifetime with Curtis, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email email@example.com
Sept 9 John from Blue Heron Charters provided these pictures and comments, ” Caught a 70, 45, and 10 pound halibut- Dylan and Jessie; flat water and Blue skies” Congratulations Everyone!
Great Job Skipper! Anyone wishing to Book a Halibut Trip of a LIfetime, please call Ron 250 632 1275
Sept 10 Neriah Watson proudly holding 2 Coho she caught trolling in the Kitimat harbour. Well done Neriah! Congratulations on your catch. Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report
The Douglas Channel continued to produce good numbers of Halibut.and the weather also coninued to be outstanding. The scenery and the Douglas Channel experience is amazing with Blue skies and calm seas.
Coho are still being caught in the Kitimat Harbour fishery. Coho fishing will remain good as long as the Kitimat River remains low. We are forecast to receive some rain so depending on how much rain we get will determine as much longer the Kitimat Harbour Fishery will contine.
Please Stay Safe!