DOUGLAS CHANNEL – PHOTO OF THE WEEK: June 1 2018: Jason Bunn provided this photo of a 25 lb Chinook he caught trolling in the Douglas Channel. Awesome fish! Congratulations and Thank You Jason for sharing the photo of his catch with this Fishing Report.
Chinook quotas in the Douglas Channel is one Chinook per day, two in possession.
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime on the Douglas Channel, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email email@example.com
It is nice to have certainty of the Chinook quotas for the Douglas Channel so many can plan their time off, weekends or holidays accordingly. Chinook fishing is starting produce in the inside waters of the Douglas Channel. One boater reported hooking 4 Chinook landing only one and lost his net in the process. One Chinook landed, 3 Chinook lost and lost one net. Things can only get better after this. 🙂
Halibut fishing is good and is only going to get better as the season progresses. Crabbing has been excellent. Prawning in some places has been a struggle for some recreation anglers as there has been a couple commercial prawners working Area 6.
The Kitimat River is in great shape but the Kitimat River still remains zero retention for Chinook.
All other Salmon species are still open. The Kitimat River is open for retention of Pinks, Chum and Coho. Quotas are the same as in previous years. Pinks are 2 per day over 30 cms, Chum are 2 per day over 30 cms and Coho are 4 per day- 2 over 50 cms. Possession is twice the daily quota.
Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip on the Kitimat River, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR A PUBLIC NOTICE TO OPEN THE KITIMAT RIVER TO A RETENTION FISHERY FOR CHINOOK.
THERE IS SOME CONFUSION WITH THE RECENT PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCING AREA 6 TIDAL WATER QUOTA OF ONE CHINOOK PER DAY, 2 IN POSSESSION.
PLEASE BE CLEAR THAT THE KITIMAT RIVER IS ZERO RETENTION FOR CHINOOK. I WILL POST ANY UPDATES TO OUR WEBSITE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE! www.reliableguideandcharters.com
June 2 Michelle Cross shared a photo of a Chinook Salmon she caught on the Kitimat River. Thank You for sharing your photo, Michelle.
June 2 Carlos Furtado releasing a 14lb Kitimat River Chinook, he hooked bottom bouncing a couple Gibbs/Delta Egg Clusters. Very nice looking Chinook Carlos. Thank You for sharing your photo.
June 3 Len Bolton shared this photo of a Chinook he caught on the upper Kitimat River. This Chinook has been in the Kitimat for what appears to be probably months. Thank You for sharing your photo,Len.
The Kitimat River has arguably the healthiest Chinook stocks on the BC coast and has a 20 million dollar hatchery enhancing her. The Kitimat Hatchery Staff have done an outstanding job enhancing the Kitimat River. According to the Hatchery staff, the Kitimat River Chinook stocks can support a retention fishery.
We are starting to see early signs of this year’s Kitimat River Chinook return. We are hoping that the Public Notice to open Chinook on the Kitimat River is announced very soon. Please stay tuned to this report.
June 1 Dave Payjack of Seawest Fishing Adventures provided this photo of his clients and these comments, ” Picture from today, unexpected trip with some guests stuck in the Rupert Harbor due to high winds and rough water. 2 chinook and 19 crab” I would say that you made the best out of some bad weather. Chinook and Crab for dinner!.
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