PHOTO OF THE WEEK 2023_sept 21- Desiree and Mike on our annual coho slaying drift from cablecar to giant spruce, the hottest holes were straight out of cablecar and the run above hirsh. We hooked into 8 and landed 6, all chrome most with sea lice. What a fun day !
Sept-20 I had the pleasure of drifting with Asif and Cliff. We hooked a bunch of Coho but only managed to land these 2 beauties. Congratulations Asif and Cliff.
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Sept 23 Desiree, Keaton and I had the pleasure of drifting with a group from RLG international. In these pictures, Rickie is holding a pink and Andre and Jason are holding the Coho they landed..
We hooked 10 plus Coho and landed 6. Congratulations everyone and Thank You for using our Guiding Services.
Mike Herzberg lost this rod and reel in the Big Spruce to Polution Control area. Please contact Ron’s Tackle Shop 250 632 1275 if you find.it.
Sept 24 I had the pleasure of fishing with Natalie and Craig Ross on a Sunday morning drift. This Driftboat Trip was Craig’s secret romantic date for Natalie. Craig wanted Natalie to land a Coho and Natalie wanted to see a grizzly bear on our drift.
Natalie landed a beautiful bright Coho with sea lice and we had a Grizzly Bear follow us down the river and fished the same holes we fished.
Craig planned a gourmet fish dinner with the Coho Natalie caught.
Congratulations on your catch, Thank You for using our Guiding Services and Bon Apetite!.
The Kitimat River received just the right amount of rain this week to entice lots of big, bright Coho into the river.
Many Coho anglers reported catching more Coho in one day than they have all season, Others reported eight to ten plus Coho in a morning fishery.
The exceptionally high numbers of Blue Back Coho (Coho between 30 and 50cms) continue to be caught in record numbers. I personally was involved in landing 9 this week which more than I land in 2 or 3 seasons.
Hopefull the 3 and 4 year old Coho returns from the same brood year from the Kitimat River Hatchery are proportionally as big as these numbers..
I predict this year’s Coho run will continue well into October.
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.
|(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.
Sept 23 Curtis Nevaumont of Fishwestcoast Adventures provided this picture and comment, ‘Fishing for halibut remains good along the Douglas Channel while anchored off the bluffs. This halibut was our largest of the day and measured 119 cm and weighed 62 lbs. fished off a spreader bar with a rooster tail grub and salmon belly.
Coho fishing in the Douglas Channel is pretty much done for this season as most Coho will already be in their spawning rivers and creeks.
Winter feeder Chinook wil be the next salmon season.
This fishery is very unpredictable as these Chinook follow the feed. There have been some winters when the Kitimat Harbour produced some good numbers of Winter Chinook.
Halibut continue to be caught in the Douglas Channel as many boaters are getting their last trips in before putting the boats away for the winter. Many boater are also getting out for their last fresh feed of Crab and Prawns.
Bon Apetite everyone!