LIVE FISHING REPORT: Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Week ending Sept 9/2022

Aug 29 Kody Weibe, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters and a Team Member of Rons Fishing Tackle Shop holding 2 very nice Coho he caught when the Kitimat River was high and dirty.  Coho anglers fishing for Coho on the Kitimat River are challenged with catching Coho by the river levels constantly changing dramatically.  Kody caught these Coho casting Gibb’s new Sun and Sea Koho 55.  Well done Kody!  Congratulations on your catch.
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Sept 6 Karry, Tim and Cayden hooked 11 Coho landed 5 released one. Lower lower Dike. Bar fishing. All on high tides and also on the low tides.

Sept 6 Aiden and Desiree team members of Rons Mobile Tackle and Bait shop got a double header at duck creek. One hour before high tide both on Aidens homemade cotton candy jigs.

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Sept 4 Caught on a Black vibrax by Josh Hanna.

Sept 4 Lena and Brad out with pro guide Ryland from reliable guide and charters.

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Sept 4 Aiden McCormick Goose Creek


Sept 3 Shane Calkin;s granddaughter, Avery provided this picture and comment, “yes the clown lol okay back on river at 5:00 am grandpa helped some lol.  As every Grandpa should!  🙂  Good Job Avery!  Good Job Grandpa!

Sept 3 Jacob Boston caught with a kitimat river spoon

Sept 3, This group of angers fished many different spots this weekend with their favorite lure being the pink Thunder jig. Great pics guys !

Sept 3 Janet proudly holding her river coho out on a drift with pro guide Ryland for Reliable Guide and Charters.

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Sept 3 Curtis 7.7 pound coho

Sept 2 Kody Weibe, Pro Guide with Reliable Guide and Charters out with our clients, Doug Allen and Janet Gunn.  Kody commented that Doug and Janet were both experienced anglers and were a lot of fun to fish with.

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Aug 31st Keaton Demelo hooked 4 coho on Jig Box jigs

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Sept 1 Brandon, Pro guide for Reliable Guide and Charters, with our client Mike Bell hooked 3 landed one.

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Aug 28 Shane Calkin holding a Kitimat River Coho caught on a clown #0 Spin n Glo bar fishing lower, Lower dyke 12:30 today

For the last 3 years, born out of the midst of Covid was the “Lucky Hand Sanitized High Five”  I share the Lucky Hand Sanitized High Five with all our Guide clients and many Store customers.  The results are in the pictures!
The Kitimat River was low and clean up to Sat Sept 3 and lots of Coho were caught.  We received a lot of rain and the Kitimat River was borderline fishable on Sept 4th, the second day of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Derby.  Despite the rain, the Derby was an overwhelming success due to the hard word and dedication of Laurel, Sandy and Mercerdes and the many volunteers.
Anglers with the knowledge of where and how to fish the Kitimat River when these conditions arise caught many Coho while others stayed in bed.
Coho fishing in the rain on the Kitimat River this time of year is a common occurrence and the anglers who adjust to the conditions catch lots.  Sometimes more than when the river is low..
Smart money says to fish the clean wash at the confluence of the clean tributaries of the Kitimat River.  Depending on which side of the valley that receives the rain, the other side of the river is usually clean.
Please see the Kitimat Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Derby Winners at the end of this Fishing Report.

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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.


Aug 23 These Coho were caught in Sue Channel by Cliff, Crystal and son, owners of 2nd Chance AutoSales.  Awesome Catch!  Photo taking skills, Not so much!  Please include the rest of the anglers in the pictures!

The Douglas Channel is still producing good numbers of Halibut despite most boaters were focusing on Coho during the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Derby.
Coho fishing in close especially the Kitimat Harbour was spotty as the Kitimat River rose and flushed a lot of Coho into the river.
The Best Coho fishing was reported in the outer waters of the Douglas Channel.

BC tidal areas 6 and 106 – Kitimat, Kemano Bay: Recreational fishing limits, openings and closures | Pacific Region | Fisheries and Oceans Canada (


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- 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) –  Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN0919Sent August 19, 2022 at 10:11Visit us on the Web at If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at:   If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail to:


Aug 24 Greg Wolak of Peaceful Seas Charters, provided this picture and comment,  “trying to stick to 3 unders to save the big ones for next year.
”Well done everyone.  Great Job Skipper!

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