Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Fishing Tackle and Bait Shop Fishing Report Oct 2 to 8th

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Oct 4 Gerry Knechtel & Tom Lemottee proudly holding their catch of a morning drift with Captain Ron.  (details below Oct 4)

Kitimat River

Oct 2 8:45am Photo taken at the Kitimat River Pump House.
The Kitimat River has dropped and cleaned.  Lots of Coho reported being caught up river at the Wedeene and on the town side of the Powerlines.

Oct 3 I had the pleasure of fishing with Milo Kaselak Senior and Junior on our 1/2 day Driftboat trip on Sunday.  Today Milo and his son fished on their own just below Nalabila Creek and landed 2 Coho on 3/4 oz. Pink Thunder Jigs.  Congratulations to the Milos.  The Lucky High Five worked!

Oct 3 I had the pleasure of fishing with Kevin and Kevin, affectionately known as the “Campbell’s Soup Team”  on our 1/2 day Driftboat trip.  We managed to land 4 Coho and kept 3.  Kevin hooked 2 Coho, landing one on a fly.  Congratulations to the Campbell Soup team!

Note:  The Kitimat River has dropped to very low levels and has cleaned up very nicely.  Every angler we spoke to today caught fish in the meddle section of the Kitimat.

Oct 4: Gerry Knechtel & Tom Lemottee are Drifting with their good friend ,Captain Ron on a morning Trip on the upper half of the river.  We were hotshotting and had 2 double headers.  A Double Header while Hotshotting is rare but to have 2 during a morning drift is outstanding.  I think we should buy a lottery ticket.  The total count landed was 5 Coho and a lot of fun in the process.  It helps to have a good sense of humour while fishing!  Thanks for a great trip Gerry and Tom!

Oct 4: A great day for an afternoon drift for our guests, Jos and Annemiek, who have landed 2 coho. Jos and Annemiek have been traveling throughout Western Canada and decided to book a Driftboat Trip with Captain Ron before making their further West. By the smiles on their faces, I’d say, they are enjoying their time catching Coho on the Kitimat River.

Oct 6 8:30 AM Despite last night’s rain, the Kitimat River is in excellent fishing conditons abeit most of the Coho are up river.

The Coho fishing on the Kitimat River continues to be good although there are more Coho that are starting to turn red than there are silver fish.  This is typical this time of year.  All and all it has been a good Coho season not withstanding the flash flood we experienced on Sept 11th. 


Not much to report from the Douglas Channel.  Many of the boaters are starting winterize their boats and put them away from the winter.


OCT 4 David Eng from Sunset Charters provided these photos of his clients and these comments, “Still the odd coho around and lots of whales. The winter Chinook are starting to show up in the harbour and crabbing has been great.
Winter harbour fishing rates are $600/half day $800/full day (4/8 hrs) plus gst.
Anyone wishing to Book a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime with David, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email