The Skeena river is on the drop and the fishing is heating up. There are already a few sockeye showing up, however we are after the Big Boys at the moment and will continue to chase them for the rest of the month. We still have a few spaces open for your last minute fishing trip you are planning.
The Kitimat river has been in fantastic shape for the last three weeks, however it has been a little hit & miss; guess thats fishing. Swinging a fly has been a “reel treat” this season, with the water being so perfect we have had great success when we have had guests willing to put in the time it takes to hook a hog.
We are seeing good numbers of fish on the Kitimat river the water has been in great shape for the last 3 weeks average size of fish we have been catching on our fully guided fishing trips have been 27 to 30 pounds. Largest Chinook caught to date was 46 pounds landed by our guest from the UK he was blown away.
Our new Clackacraft drift boats are more comfortable than you can imagine the stability is second to none. 18 ft Clack Max is the only way to drift.
The Skeena river is shaping up with fish being caught at Ferry Island, The mouth of the Kalum river AKA Hog Line. The Kasiks has been a good place to wet a line on your way to Prince Rupert just below the highway bridge. Lakelese river bridge has been producing some fresh Chinook salmon as well using Jigs.
The Nass river is still very high and unfishable however find some clean water find some fresh chinook getting out of the mud, float fishing roe has been the most productive method also spoons are a safe bet in the right water, Cranberry or Kiteen rivers are starting to fish as well.
Kildala river on the Douglas Channel will see some fresh fish soon also a nice day trip chinook & fresh crab all in the same day.
If you haven’t booked your guided fishing trip dont delay you may just find yourself standing on the bank watching the boats go by.
Gordon Mckean & Myself Gill McKean look forward to hearing from you.
From the Crew @ Westcoast Fishing Adventures / June 24th 2011
also see reports @http://skeenariverreport.blogspot.com
Chinook Salmon fishing on the Kitimat river pulling kwickfish from a Clackacraft drift boat is an experience for any angler it is the way to catch a very large Chinook Salmon while relaxing & taking in the view of the Pacific Coastal Mountains of Northwest BC.
This photo depicts the rewards of spring steelheading.
BC Steelhead Guide Gill Mckean.
When you hire a professional fishing guide, you get experience and knowledge that google earth cannot provide. I have 15 years of working experience in the Skeena, Nass, Kitimat; this country is rugged and ruthless. Knowlege, hard work & well maintained equipment are some of the keys to a successful guided trip.
There are many types of fishing guides, full time, illegal, part time fly by nighters, etc…
Westcoast Fishing Adventures is full time, fully committed to your fishing experience from the very beginning to the end.
To book your guided Skeena,Nass,Kitimat river fishing trip contact Gill McKean Owner & Head Guide.
We offer the most diverse fishing packages in the industry.
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Guest of Westcoast Fishing Adventures was guided by BC Angling guide Gordon Mckean, This was Bill Seaman’s second hook up of the day he was blown away with the fight & the take it was so aggressive it dislocated his arm he managed to land this Chrome Steelhead then collapsed in a heap of pain & joy !
Angling Guide Gordon McKean hooks up on a recon mission looking for Steelhead on the spey and comes up Big Time with a Kitimat Steelhead. We have been doing our home work we are nearly ready to take our first group of guided Angerls out !
Hooked up is the story of the day March 23 2011 Darren Wright & my self enjoyed a fine day on the water with bent rods and flying Chrome Steelhead on the fly. the photos will tell the rest of the story.
A new fishing season is just about here and it’s time to renew your freshwater fishing licence so you don’t miss a single day of freshwater fishing in BC. Your new annual licence will be valid from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
For quick and easy licence renewal, you can buy your licence on-line, from your favourite fishing licence vendor or at a Service BC office. Be sure to select 2011/12 for your new licence purchase and select the correct licence year for all products, as licence sales are final.
Your licence dollars go to support provincial fish stocking and sport fish development programs from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and sustainable management and conservation of B.C.’s fisheries resources through Ministry of Natural Resource Operations and Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
You will require your Angler Number (found at the top of your printed licence), date of birth and phone number used at the time of registration. If you have misplaced your angler number you can contact the FrontCounter BC Call Centre at 1-877-855-3222.
Coming soon, when you log in to the Freshwater Fishing E-licensing system you will be asked to provide the answer to a ‘secret question’ upon logging in. After completing this, if you forget your angler number, just provide the correct answer and your angler number will be sent to you. Also, if you provide your email address you will be able to email your angler number to yourself from within the e-licensing system. In addition, you will be able to sign up to receive in-season regulation updates and other angling information from the ministry and our partners.