May 26 Fishing Report


Saltwater Fishing Report

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.

Prince Rupert has been great for salmon with many reports coming in of big chinook being caught all over.  We've had reports of people doing well around Squatarie and Edye pass and it seems like the most guys are being very successful using a combination of spoons and bait.  Cut Plug herring is good option when fishing out of Rupert. I recommend seeing the folks at Oscar's and they can get you up to date on what lures and spoons have been hot out on the coast.
Bottom Fishing this past week has been excellent. The wind this past weekend made it a little more difficult to get out to open water in search of big halibut and ling but anglers who got out there before the wind picked up were rewarded. This past weekend, the ling were keying into bright coloured jigs. For halibut we were using setups similar to the Right Angle Halibut Hoochies that Oscar's has in stock. Attach these set ups to a spreader bar and weight with a nice big herring and the halibut cannot resist. 
If you have any questions about salt water fishing in Kitimat or Prince Rupert, come down and talk to the staff at Oscar's. They have everything you might need to get out on the water and the know how to help you catch more fish. 
Until next time.......tight lines.....
     

Lake Fishing Report

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.

  




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