Skeena River: Fishing is good for Sockeye throughout the whole system. Pinks are showing in abundant numbers. Coho seem to be strong. Steelhead fishing is slow. The main stem is the “highway” for Salmon and Steelhead heading to their many different tributary rivers.
Kalum River: Waiting for the of Coho now. The that swims quickly through the whole river and into Kalum Lake has started. The distance is about 20 kilometers. They seem to mill around in the lake at the mouth of the Beaver (upper Kalum River) and Cedar Rivers until the water is the correct height, then they shoot up. If your timing is good you can catch them in the lake. Sockeye are in the river now but are closed to angling.
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: The angler is Dennis Therrien.
Kasiks River: Waiting for Coho now. A few will be swimming in on the low end.
EXCHAMSIKS RIVER: Waiting for Coho now. A few will be swimming in on the low end.
EXSTEW RIVER: Waiting for Coho now.
GITNADOIX RIVER: Waiting for Coho now.
Zymoetz (Copper) River: Waiting for Steelhead now. I have a report of a few Steelhead hooked already in the lower end.
KINCOLITH RIVER: Waiting for runs of Coho to come in with the high tides.
TSEAX RIVER: This is a Nass River tributary. Chinook (King) Salmon fishing begins around July 1st. You may retain one big fish per month.
KWINIMASS RIVER: Waiting for Coho now.
ECSTALL RIVER: The main Chinook (King) Salmon runs start into the river around July 15. You may retain one BIG fish up until July 31 after that the big ones must be released but you still may retain a “Jack” under 50 cm. This is PRIME TIME now.
Ocean fishing Prince Rupert:
A summary of what is available year round can be read in the Archived Fishing Report dated April 13, 1997. For a direct link cast here:
Cast to this link for Prince Rupert tide tables
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 Fishing Report for the Week of August 5 to 11, 2007