stop to keep all four rods fishing properly. Ron knows his stuff. Natalie was also very helpful with the rods and Cory did a masterful job steering the boat. Me being helpful…well, my excuse, I am a river fisherman, don’t know much about ocean boats or ocean fishing. The day was mostly a “blur” of action but I remember we caught three Coho, a dozen Pink and three or four Chum…plus our limit of Crab. We also lost a lot of fish. After fishing we went to a barbeque Ron had for his assistant guides, staff, clients and friends to “celebrate” a successful spring Steelhead and summer Chinook season (March 1 to July 31). Fun was had by all, especially me… I ate more Crab. I got home late to clean and cook my limit of six Crabs…and ate more Crab. The next day I ate crab again for dinner. By then, I was “crabbed out”. Thanks to everyone who helped put on a fabulous barbeque!
The Skeena River water level continues to drop and fishing is “excellent” for Sockeye and Pink Salmon for both spin and fly fishermen. Steelhead and Coho are starting to show but NOT in any great numbers…so far. Concern is being expressed, by many anglers as to the size of the (summer-run) Steelhead run this year. It is very low according to the Tyee Test Fishery: Cast to North Coast Steelhead Alliance: for conservation updates and I will do my best to keep you informed in these reports and through items posted on the News Bulletin page.
Cast to and watch three New video clips posted this week. Two videos of Sockeye fly fishing and one of Pink fly fishing all on the Skeena River.
Cast to and check out one New river Scenic photos. This one is of the Kasiks River, described as “the most beautiful river in the world”, by one of my past guests. Bright silver Coho should be “swimming in” the lower end right now.
As the Kitimat River spin and fly fishermen celebrate the end of their Chinook season, everyone is happy to not target them and let them spawn. Coho, Chum and Pink are entering the river now. Ocean fishing in the Douglas Channel is great. Check out the Ron Wakita report and photos below.
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Correction: I incorrectly described the area of the Skeena River Chinook Salmon closure in my last report. It should have read: The Chinook closure on August 7 is from the Lakelse River mouth upstream to the Skeena River Overpass (new Hwy 16 bridge) at Ferry Island. I had inadvertently described the Classified Waters section thinking it was the same zone for the closure. I guess it pays to read the regs.
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