Salmon fishing came to a full stop on the entire Skeena Watershed on July 27. Please note that Steelhead fishing is allowed on the Skeena Watershed at this point. To check on DFO Fishery Notices please follow this link.
Please note that the Kitimat River is open to Coho, Pink and Chum fishing at this point. Also note that the Nass Watershed is open for salmon fishing at this point. The exception is Meziadin Lake which closed for sockeye fishing. More info on the DFO fishing regulations can be found here. Check before you go fishing as DFO may change regulations on the fly.......
The Kitimat River is higher than last year at the same time - which is a good thing. Pinks and chums are still fairly plentiful. Coho are starting to make their appearance. With this heat fish early morning or later in the evening. Coho fishing in the ocean has been good!
The Skeena is fishing good for steelhead. Salmon fishing is closed... The Skeena looks rather different with very few people fishing... The Tyee Index shows that about 440'000 sockeye have migrated through Tyee. We need 800'000 fish through Tyee for DFO to open it for "sports" fishers. There is hope. Maybe.
Copper is out as I am writing this report.
Lake fishing is always an option in our area. Mike at Aspen Bay Cabins on Chapman lake reports that char fishing has been slower this weekend. Lots of small trout though.