10 Dec 2007 - Guided Fishing Skeena River Terrace BC Canada
 Category:  Canada
 Author Name:  Noel Gyger
 Author E-mail:  noel@noelgyger.ca
Click here to enlarge Report Description: The photo of the week shows Amy with a beautiful, bright, fresh Skeena River Chinook (King) Salmon of which she is very proud to “catch and release” after this quick photo was taken.

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RECORD SALMON & STEELHEAD Spin or fly-fishing

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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated December 2 – December 9, 2007
(Number 48)

Dear Fishing Friends:

SUMMARY: It has been very cold all week with highs of only minus 10 and lows of minus 15. This is just too cold to fish. I know we drifted on the Kalum River years ago when it was minus 12 but our drift boat had an enclosed canopy and a propane heater. We could only pull plugs (Lure Jensen hot-shots) as it was too cold to do any casting…and yes we caught Steelhead. The weatherman says it should warm up next week. The anglers are really looking forward to that.


- Dec 3 One article Informational Articles http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm
- Dec 4 Available 2008 spring dates http://www.noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm
- Dec 6 One article Informational Articles http://www.noelgyger.ca/info-articles.htm
- Dec 7 DFO 2007 Salmon Season Review http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm

NOW BOOKING FOR 2008 Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the 'best' fishing guide and/or fishing lodges. There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot of free information and advice from a person with years and years of fishing and fish guiding experience. It is like hiring two guides for the price of one. I will promptly answer your questions and concerns. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.

Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.

Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.


Ron Wakita
Dustin Kovacvich

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:

TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout

Thank you for using barbless hooks.

FISHING THIS WEEK: POOR (due to the cold weather)

LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: Where: Angler: (none reported this week)

WEATHER: Periods of snow ending this afternoon then cloudy with sunny periods. Amount 5 cm. High -9 degrees. Region normal: Max. Temp. 1 degree C. Min. Temp. -4 degrees C. Sunrise 8:44 am Sunset 4:10 pm

WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.

For current Terrace weather information please cast on:

WATER CONDITIONS: The Skeena is very low and in good shape but starting to freeze around the edges. The Zymoetz (Copper) River is in good shape but ice is starting to form. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in excellent shape. Kitimat River is low and clean.




SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout one can catch…although a little cold right now.

KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good…although it is very cold and windy (northerly out-flow) right now. The water height is normal for this time of year and is beginning to drop-down to its “winter-low”.

This is a Classified River year round and can be guided from March 15 through October 15 only. The Steelhead record is 32-pounds. To see a photo of this fish cast to: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.

ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The water is in good shape today and fishing for Steelhead is good. Of course this depends on the weather and it is too cold now.

AREA RIVER RECORDS: Chinook Salmon: Skeena River, 92.5-pounds; Kalum River, 85-pounds; Kitimat River, 74-pounds; Steelhead: Skeena River, 45-pounds; Coho Salmon: Skeena River, 27-pounds.

Fishing Report from: Nicholas Dean Lodge for the Week of November 2 to December 8, 2007

The extreme cold has basically brought all the angling to a stand still. Noel has it covered in his summary.

Dustin Kovacvich
Lodge Manager and Head Guide
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast in an adventure!

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters

KITIMAT RIVER: The river is frozen over in spots, making it impossible to fish

DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Nobody is out on the salt, it is just too cold.

Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showRegion&language=english®ion=1

CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:

Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort

Note from Noel: Craig did not send in a report this week.

Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)

To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine

Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.


2005/2007 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
Effective April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007

2006/2007 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
Effective April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007

NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s


Check out what the fisheries had to say on the New Bulletin webpage at: DFO 2007 Salmon Season Review http://www.noelgyger.ca/news-bulletin.htm


To: Nimmo Bay Resort: “You should not live a lifetime without going there”, Bob Timberlake, Artist

To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Another day in paradise! Thanks for the introduction to the Skeena and Copper River fishery, where Steelheading is as good as it gets' – Steve Fransen, Washington

To: Reliable Guide and Charters: “We still talk about our day out with Ron. Thinking about a return next year…”, Tom and Diane Thomson, Ontario


*** If any of you have special fishing photos, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.

2007 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings

CATCH & RELEASE FORMULA: Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches) Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)

MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
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Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.

For Sale: Attention Rod Crafters: Lamiglas blank, SH126-F (10 1/2 foot) complete with 26 pieces 1/2 inch cork, 24 pieces 1 inch cork, 17 Fuji guides, 3 Fuji tip tops, Fuji reel seat, 2 butt caps, epoxy and binding thread. Will include electric motor used in construction of rod. Replacement value of these items is well in excess of $300. Will sell for $175. Terrace BC call Ted 250-635-5072 or e-mail tedbuller@hotmail.com New Nov 5/07

For Sale: Do you want to get into the angling guide business and want to purchase classified rod days? I have 450 Skeena 2 rod days and license for sale. Contact Chris in Austria via e-mail coho1@gmx.net New Nov 5/07
For Sale: 11 1/2 foot Fenwick Blackhawk Graphite rod. Fuji guides and reel seat, as new $200 Terrace BC call Ted 250-635-5072 New Nov 3/07

For Sale: 20 foot Jetcraft. This boat is in immaculate shape. It has 158 hours on it. Power is a 350 cubic inch Chevy with a 3 stage Kodiak jet. Lockable storage in the bow, built in fish tank in the bow with running water, lockable side tray on the port side, Humming Bird sounder/fishfinder, rod holders, sleeper seats on port side, pedestal helmsman seat, storage box seat, has heater and defroster. Tandem TI trailer with bearing buddies and brakes on all 4 wheels. Deluxe in every way! $28,000. For more information Terrace BC call Ted 250-635-5072 New Nov 3/07

Wanted to buy: 18-20 foot flat bottom jet boat with centre console, motor and trailer a bonus but not mandatory. Peachland BC Contact Rob 250-767-6456 or 250-864-8644 or tarob@shaw.ca or Rick 250-212-2314

For Sale: magnificent Fishing Lodge in the heart of Patagonia. Located in what probably is the very best spot for salmon runs in the whole South American continent. Ask for full information by contacting Carlos Hernandez of Hunting & Fishing in South America via e-mail hunting@chile.com

Wanted to buy: large arbour reel for 9-10 wt Spey rod. Would consider a used one in good condition. Terrace BC E-mail Rick Morrison rkmorrison@telus.net

For Sale: 12 foot Port-a-bote folding boat. $1000. Terrace BC Phone 250-631-3161

For Sale: 16 foot Aluminum boat with a 40hp Evinrude. Boat, trailer and motor $1500. Complete with Hummingbird sounder, VHF marine radio, downriggers $2000. Kitimat BC E-mail wakita@telus.net

For Sale: Three 20 foot Custom Flat Bottom Jet Sleds (build by Dennis Farnsworth) with Mercury 90hp/65 Jet and trailers. $8000 each OBO Houston BC E-mail James Britton moriceriver@mac.com

To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm

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Yours sincerely,

Noel F. Gyger

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