submitted by Lee Mac
The boys are back in town! This past week we have seen the return of the big, migratory fish that we see every summer. In the Douglas channel we have seen great action right out in front of the Kitimat River where the chinook are staging, preparing to head up the river to spawn. These Kitimat river fish are big, with reports of fish up to 38lbs being caught. These are also some of the hardest fighting fish you will ever encounter. I have caught many, many springs and there is nothing like tying into a big Kitimat river chinook. An AP tackleworks spoon was producing well for us this past weekend with a Pro Troll Pro-Chip flasher set up as a dummy flasher. We also had a KoneZone Daisy chain on the other side and did well with a Rhys Davis Anchovy Special.
Rainbow Alley: Trout fishing at the Alley is happening. Slightly more challenging conditions this week with the wind howling up the Alley. Most fish caught were hooked on the "hang down" using a minnow pattern on either a dry line with a long leader or a slow sinking tip. Olive or brown. Rainbow Alley is one of the most beautiful places to fish in our area. And fishing is going to get better and better!
Nilkitkwa Lake: try trolling a black leach on the far side of the lake using a sinking line. Some big big rainbows were caught there this week.
Babine Lake: char fishing has been really good at Babine Lake this week. The char are still fairly close to the surface.
Ross Lake: Fishing has been excellent still on Ross Lake. Reports of a monster rainbow caught this week on chironomids. There are also some very nice brook trout in Ross Lake. Again. Beautiful setting. Great place to take the family.