Fishing Report June 5 – June 11 2016

Kitimat River, Douglas Channel and Prince Rupert

Tom Christian and family holding their Halibut they caught fishing with John Eckstein of Blue Heron Charters

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Kitimat River
June 8
Tyler Daumont caught this 28lb. Chinook at the lower,lower dike.  This chinook was caught bar fishing with a #2 Pink Spin n glo.
Congratulations Tyler.
June 9
Joe Hoffman caught this 25lb Chinook bar fishing at the Big Spruce.  Joe was fishing with a #2 Green Tiger Spin n glo.   Joe was camped at the Big Spruce enjoying a beautiful evening on the Kitimat River.  This Chinook was the perfect end to a wonderful day…
June 10
Terry Pitt caught this 25lb beauty bar fishing at the Big Spruce.  Nice Fish!  Usually one rod is more active than the others.  This week Terry has been the “Hot Rod”.  Terry has hooked the most fish on the Big Spruce Bar this week.  They were not all landed but Terry’s rod was sure active.   Congratulations on a good week of fishing Terry.
June 11
Mark Roberts caught this 15lb Chinook fishing with his daughter, Samantha at the lower, lower dike.
It is always nice to see a father fishing with his daughter and sharing the passion for fishing.  Congratulations for your fish and it very nice to see you fishing together!
Some of the fondest memories I have of my daughters involve fishing trips.
June 11
Marc Girard  Pro Guide for Reliable Guide and Charters fishing with our clients, Mike and Jacob hooked 3 Chinook but only landed this 15lb Chinook on an evening drift.  Congratulations guys.  Well done Marc!
The Kitimat River is starting to produce Chinook more and more every day.  Although the size of most of the Chinook range from 15 to 25lbs , it is nice to see the the numbers of Chinook being caught start to increase.  The larger Chinook are still being caught further down the Douglas Channel.   The bigger Chinook should be here shortly.  I for one, want to be fishing when they get here.  Stay tuned because I think this is going to be very good year.  All indicators show that the river conditions should be in prime condition and more Chinook are starting to show up.  I think it is going to be an excellent Chinook season.
Tidal Portion of the Kitimat River
June 9th
Bob Ruel boated this female Chinook fishing with his good friend Mal Haggard and Mal’s son Cody,  Bob, Mal, and Cody fished for 2 uneventful days before they landed this Chinook.
Mal commented that he thought they came a bit early but he got to spend some quality time with Cody.  Mal also coined a few words from Arnold Schwarzenegger,  “I’ll be Back!”,
I look forward to seeing  you guys again sometime nest week.
Douglas Channel
June 6
Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport Fishing reports, “Our guests from Dawson Creek hooked up with some good sized Chinook and Coho Salmon this past week. Rough seas limited attempts to fish some of our more productive regions but the guys managed to boat some great fish!
Cindy Littmann was top rod out on the waters with her family this past week! Landing several nice size Chinook Salmon! Group boated 5 Chinooks, 1 Halibut and a good feast of crab!
Well done everyone!  Congratulations.  Good Job Skipper!
June 6,7,8
Larry Wesolowski of Nautical West Sportfishing reports, “ This week Nautical West Sport Fishing had the pleasure of taking 3 people from Alberta out on a trip for 3 days to one of our B&B spots in Hartley Bay.  John Laut , Len Norman and Russ Difior had the trip of a lifetime as they battled with several mature Chinook that all seemed to have the upper hand. Although they never landed a big Chinook they did get land several smaller ones. Early coho and lots of crab made for some delicious meals served on the boat. Final counts for the take home fish where 9 chinooks 6-21 lbs, 4 coho, and 1 halibut. They had a fantastic trip and the big ones that got away will keep them dreaming until there next trip.
Anyone wishing to book a Trip of Lifetime with Todd or Larry, please email Ron of call 250 632 1275
June 9
I had the pleasure of fishing with Wes Owen of Golden Adventures.  We boated this small Chinook and lost another.  We fished the early morning High slack using a Gibbs/Delta Skipper Flasher with a Rhys Davis Teaser head with a whole Herring.  It is always a pleasure to fish with Wes.  Wes has fished the Douglas Channel for over 50 years and specializes in the Kitimat Harbour Fishery.
Anyone wishing to book a Trip of Lifetime with Wes, please email Ron of call 250 632 1275
June 11
John Eckstein of Blue Heron Charters reports, “Good day on the water with Tom and family. Two 60 lb halibut, one smaller halibut, gray cod and crab”.
Congratulations to everyone on a good catch.  Well done Skipper!
Anyone wishing to book a Trip of Lifetime with John, please email Ron of call 250 632 1275
We are heading into the most productive time to be fishing in the Douglas Channel.  There are plenty of Bottom fish to catch especially Halibut. The larger Chinook are bring caught in better numbers and Coho are already bing caught.  It is only a matter of time before the larger Chinook start showing up in the Kitimat Harbour.  I for one want to have my fishing line in the water when they get here. : )
Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime for a Driftboat Trip down the Kitimat River or Jet boat Trip to the lower Kitimat or A Saltwater Charter please contact Ron
or call 250 632 1275
Todd Haynes of Nautical West Sport Fishing is pleased to announce their Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund Promotion.
Nautical West Sportfishing has made the peak fishing dates of July 25,26,27 and 28th available for a multiple day Fishing Trip to be used in their promotion.
Nautical West Sportfishing will generously donate a portion of their profits from these trips to the Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund.
Any anglers wishing to book any of these dates please contact Ron at or 250 632 1275.
You gotta Love this country where people willing to help people create a fishing trip of a lifetime and help some people who are in need at the same time.  Well done Todd & Nesia Haynes and honourable mention to Larry Wesolowsky and Chris Thompson and the entire Nautical West Sporting team!
Andreas Handl of Kingfish Adventures offers the proceeds of a one day Jetboat trip on the Tidal portion Kitimat River  to the Fort McMurray Red Cross Relief Fund. The available dates for this promotion are June16 and 24th.  Anyone interested in taking advantage of this promotion, please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275.
Prince Rupert
June 5
Leo Palmer of Wild Catch Adventures reports, “Another great day on the water”  The picture and the smiles say it all.  Congratulations Everyone!  Good Job Skipper!
Anyone wishing to book a Trip of a Lifetime with Leo out of Prince Rupert please contact Ron or call 250 632 1275.
Reliable Guide and Charters is now booking trips for the Skeena River and Prince Rupert.  We can book you a Trip of a Lifetime on the Kitimat River, Douglas Channel, Skeena River or Prince Rupert.
I hoped you enjoyed the Fishing Report
Good Health and Good Fishing
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