Reliable Guide and Charters and Ron’s Mobile Tackle Van and Bait Shop’s Fishing Report Aug 21 to 27

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: AUG 21; My son, Corey and I had the pleasure of Drifting with Brenda Jones, Sharon Loyva, Wesley and Caleb Campbell, Ken Fleming and Jalisa Schaber.


 Aug 22 Dana Tremblay caught 2 Coho on her fishing trip to the lower Kitimat River and decided to take advantage of Ron’s Bait Shop’s Fund Raiser for the Wild Fire Victims Fund by using our vacuum sealer and making a donation to the Victim’s Fund.  Congratulations to Dana on her catch and her generousity to the Victim’s Fund.

Aug 22 Manuel Rachao caught these Coho on a red jig.   5 other Coho caught in this hole on the lower Kitimat this morning.  Congratulations to Manuel and safe travels on your up coming holidays.

Aug 22 Joey Herrin holding a chinook that Pablito Mendoza landed on the lower Kitimat today.  Wow!
Pabilito landed and released this fairly bright Chinook on a pink jig he hand tied with a pink Jim’s Jig head.  Congratulations!  Nice Chinook especially for Aug 22.

Aug 23 Marc Girard drifting with Chuck Goslin hooked 4 Coho on a fly and landed this one on their 1/2 day Driftboat trip.  Congratulations Chuck and Thank You for using our services.

Aug 23 Marc’ Girard fishing with his son in law.  Name not mentioned because I was not given it. Stay tuned!

Aug 24 I had the pleasure of drifting with Dawson Calkins and his girlfriend, Hanna.  Dawson is on staff at Ron’s Bait Shop and is a very keen angler.  Hanna however …not so much but very interested in pursuing the passion of fishing and Dawson.
Dawson asked me to take Hanna and him on a drift to celebrate their anniversary.  I was honored especially since Hanna had never caught a Coho before.  We hooked a pile of PInks in addition to 6 Coho.  We landed 3 Coho.  Dawson landed one and Hanna landed 2.  Although Hanna landed more Coho than Dawson, Dawson was absolutely delighted that Hanna landed her first and second Coho.  Congratulations to Hanna and Dawson on your catch and it was a pleasure to be a part of the celebration of your anniversary.

Note:  There have been a lot of Coho caught today through the lower Kitimat especially below Haisla bridge.  Pink and Blue/purple Jigs have been very effective.  Koho 45 Blue Scale and Copper spoons have also been very good.

Aug 25 7:30 Am Joe Alves caught this Coho in the lower Kitimat this morning before 7:00 Am on a jig

Note:  There was one Coho under the bridge Rod and Gun side before 8:00 and one caught on Radley side before 7:00 Am.  There was also another Coho caught on the corner log jam below Haisla bridge.

Aug 25 Adam Legge, Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters doing a Pre-Client trip with a couple of buddies in preparation for Client trips we have coming up.  Adam made this comment, “Killer day. 20 fish. R booked. Lots of bigs.”.  Adam like a true professional guide is staying dialed to the Coho run by checking out different holes to fish with our clients.  Well done Adam and friends!  Adam is a Big Guy with a Big heart!  Anyone wishing to Book a Driftboat Trip with Adam please contact Ron 250 632 1275.

Aug 26

Kes Salkauskas,Tomas Rigaux, Emily Rigaux, Paul Lewis, Audrey Behm. Thanks sharing your photo with our Fishing Report Congratulations on your catch!



















Aug 27, 6:30 am at the Pumphouse: Joe Martins caught this Coho on a Black Jig fishing in the rain. If you don’t fish for Coho in the rain in Kitimat, you may not fish a lot.  Congratulations Joe! Your efforts were rewarded.

Aug 27 7:05 am. Scott Inglehart landed one of 3 Coho caught before 7:00am this morning.

Aug 27 Marc Girard, Pro Guide for RELIABLE Guide and Charters caught these 2 beauties on my Spey Rod.  Marc was doing a Pre-client drift for some upcoming Fly Client trips.  Well done Marc.  I think you are dialed when our clients get here. 

Douglas Channel

Aug 24 John from Blue Heron Charters provided this photo and comment, “Fishing with Jerry and Steve from Kamloops today and catching coho and chum Salmon in the Kitimat harbour.”
Well done everyone!  Congratulations on your catch.
Anyone wishing to Book a Saltwater trip of a Lifetime, please call Ron 250 632 1275 or email


Aug 24  This127 cm halibut was caught by Ron ,Brandon,Jeremy and Wendy out at fish trap.  Brandon from Wetaskwin, Alberta is hugging the Halibut.  Everyone enjoyed fresh deep fryed Halibut last night.  According to Ron, this was a team effort in the “catching and the eating”.  Great Job Team!  Congratulations Everyone!  Thank You for sharing your photo with our Fishing Report.

Aug 24 Slade Compton of Blue Fin Charters hosted Art Lucier, Hal Welwood, Wesley Campbell and son. Caleb during a multiple day trip down the Douglas Channel.  I believe all the anglers in this photo are not only Fishers of fish but also Fishers of Men.  They are Pastors who have dedicated their lifes and hearts to God.  These Men of God are gifted and anoited in the Kingdom of God and perform amazing signs and wonders in their respective Ministries.   As demonstrated by the photos of their catch, they also all share the passion of fishing.  The total catch was 35 Coho, 3 halibut and a bunch of bottomfish.  “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.”  Proverbs 16:3
I think God hit a Home Run on this fishing trip!  Blessing to all!

Wesley Campbell’s and his wife’s Stacey’s credentials are amazing!

Ron’s comment.  If God rewards those who sew into his Kingdom, Wesley and Stacey Campbell are definetley at the top of God’s list.

“Thank You for all that you do for the Children of the world” says it Best.
“May God Bless you”, says it from my heart.

Wesley and Stacey Campbell are the founders of New Life Church in Kelowna B.C. and Be A HERO International. Presently they serve as apostolic overseers for Breakthrough Church in Kelowna B.C., as well as on the Apostolic Team of HIM (Harvest International Ministries). They are authors of five books and the Praying the Bible CD series.

Since 1995, Wesley and Stacey have travelled to between 50 – 100 cities a year, ministering in over 2000 churches and conferences, spanning 70 countries.  As popular conference speakers, they labor to see revival and social justice transform the world. Wesley and Stacey have five grown children and reside in both Kelowna, B.C. and Santa Maria, California.

Wesley and Stacey Campbell have been in ministry together for over 35 years. They are the founders of New Life Church in Kelowna, British Columbia, as well as founders of Be A Hero, a mercy organization for children at risk. In addition, they serve on the apostolic team of Harvest International Ministries (H.I.M.) under Dr. Ché Ahn.
Wesley and Stacey also founded the Canadian Prophetic Council and have written several books on the subjects of prayer, prophecy and children at risk. They work in coalition with other mercy organizations focused on rescuing orphans, those trapped in the sex trade industry and child soldiers. Today they assist 4000 children in 25 countries coming out of these conditions. Their history as missionaries, church planters, pastors and ministers in the wider Body of Christ gives their teaching a depth and authority that can only come from personal experience. As conference speakers, they have ministered in over sixty nations, laboring to see revival and social justice transform the world.
They have five grown children and live in Kelowna, British Columbia. Visit their website at


For the Children

Wesley and Stacey Campbell have given their lives to children at risk around the world. They have traveled to more then 60 nations, visiting the poor, and oppressed. Together they have raised an army of people who will go to heroic lengths to meet the needs of others.

Both, Wesley and Stacey, have a long history of working for mercy and social justice globally, speaking yearly 50 conferences and 100 cities each year.

They are authors of five books, including “Be A HERO: The Battle For Mercy and Social Justice”, and producers of 20 CDs. Wesley and Stacey are members of the teaching faculty of the Wagner Leadership Institute. Wesley and Stacey live in Kelowna, BC with their five children.

Wesley and Stacey have always had a heart for mercy and the poor. In 1986 Wesley and Stacey founded New Life Church with an original mission statement of developing a church of a thousand, capable of sending out one hundred fully supported missionaries who would work amongst the poorest of the world, planting mercy centres and alleviating suffering and poverty. Within five years the church grew to one thousand members with many hundreds of people going to the poor of the earth.
In time the church began to broaden its attention to third world orphans, and thus Be A Hero was born. Today Be A Hero has raised up scores of  projects (Children’s Homes, foster care programs, schools, medical clinics, micro-enterprises, agricultural projects) in 25 nations.

Using their platform as conference speakers, Wesley and Stacey began to mobilize ordinary people, and network with business and government officials in order to promote mercy and social justice throughout the world. Through the networking strategies developed with other humanitarian organizations and partnerships worldwide, Be A Hero is now positioned to awaken and mobilize the masses to become advocates for children at risk. “Becoming a hero” is within us all, and our mandate and vision is to awaken that potential within the complacent ranks of the Western world.

Ron’s comment.  If God rewards those who sew into his Kingdom, Wesley and Stacey Campbell are definetley at the top of God’s list.

“Thank You for all that you do for the Children of the world” says it Best.
“May God Bless you”, says it from my heart.