Guided Fishing in BC Canada
<p>The photo of the week shows Sky Richard as he admires a fresh winter run doe Steelhead taken on a large pink and orange marabou fly from a local Skeena River tributary. Sky hooked and landed this fish after making only 4 casts. Sky is a guide for Nicholas Dean Lodge and is enjoying fishing in the off-season. Photo by Chad Black
Noel Gyger – Guided Fishing Adventures and Weekly Fishing Report
4012 Best Street, Terrace BC V8G 5R8, Canada
Tel/Fax: (250) 635-2568
Cell: (250) 631-2678
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Noel Gyger - WEEKLY FISHING REPORT dated January 27 – February 3, 2008
Dear Fishing Friends:
SUMMARY: It has been just too cold all week. Fishing is poor, simple as that. Normal day time temperatures are 0 to -1 but they have been as low as -10 to -15. Add in the wind chill factor and fishing is near impossible. Time to tie some flys and get some tackle ready for when the weather warms up which the weatherman says will be next week.
Thank you to those who sent me their vote for the best 2007 fishing Photo of The Week. Drum roll please…and the winner is:
#18 May 13, 2007. This beautiful wild Steelhead was landed on the Kalum River by pro fly fishing guide Sky Richard. Could this be the "photo of the year"? Full Report
The above text is the caption that is posted on the website…and included a question…and I got my answer. Thanks again for sending me your votes.
LIST OF “New” ITEMS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK:
- Jan 27/08 one item posted on “Conservation” http://www.noelgyger.ca/conservation.htm
- Jan 30/08 one new river photo posted on “Scenic Photos” http://www.noelgyger.ca/for-sale-videos-dvd-photos.htm
- Jan 31/08 update #1 posted on “Quality Waters Strategy” http://www.noelgyger.ca/quality-waters.htm
The new scenic river photo posted on “Scenic Photos” is of the Zymoetz (Copper) River and was taken by Gayle Miller. Gayle and her husband Elmer were my guests in 2001. They told me they were very impressed with the fly fishing opportunity on many of our local rivers…and were especially moved by the views on the Copper. I have five of Gayle’s photos framed and on the wall in my office.
NOW BOOKING FOR 2008 Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges. There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot of free information and advice from a person with years and years of fishing and fish guiding experience. It is like hiring two guides for the price of one. I will promptly answer your questions and concerns. Cast here http://noelgyger.ca/special-guided.htm to read more of what I have to offer.
Many people book three trips per year to our area; one trip in the spring (March-April-May), one trip in the summer (June-July-August) and one trip in the fall (September-October-November). They love having the same guide but fishing for different fish in different areas.
Be sure to check out my website at www.noelgyger.ca for news bulletins, mid week fishing updates, conservation, my history, quality waters strategy, special guided fishing trips, video clips, scenic river photos, wildlife photos and others, comments from past guests, informational articles, archived fishing reports from 1996 through 2002 and a sportfishing market place. I hope it meets with your entire satisfaction.
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Skeena and Tributaries:
TYPE OF FISH CAUGHT: Steelhead and Trout
Thank you for using barbless hooks.
FISHING THIS WEEK: Poor (too cold)
LARGEST FISH OF THE WEEK: Specie: Where: Angler: (none reported this week)
WEATHER: A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy early this afternoon with 40 percent chance of flurries. Windy. High -7. Wind chill minus -21. Region normal: Max. Temp. 1 degrees C. Min. Temp. -3.1 degrees C. Sunrise 8:21 am Sunset 5:15 pm
WEATHER REPORTS VIA TELEPHONE: Environment Canada taped messages constantly updated, giving current conditions and three-day forecasts. Terrace 250-635-4192 Kitimat 250-632-7864 Prince Rupert 250-627-1155 Smithers 250-847-1958.
For current Terrace weather information please cast on:
WATER CONDITIONS: The Skeena is very low and in good shape although sections of the river are frozen over. The Kalum (upper and lower) River is in good shape. Kitimat River is low and clean.
CURRENT WATER HEIGHTS FOR:
SKEENA RIVER: The water is in good shape, low and clean. Frozen over in spots. Should be a few Steelhead and Trout but is just too cold and windy to fish right now.
KALUM RIVER: The water, both upper and lower sections are in excellent shape and fishing for Steelhead is good as long as one can “brave” the weather.
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: http://noelgyger.ca/records/Record003.jpg The angler is Dennis Therrien.
ZYMOETZ (COPPER) RIVER: The upper section is closed to fishing as of December 31 but the lower section below the first canyon will stay open for winter Steelheaders to enjoy.
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 for the Week of January 20 to January 26, 2008
Sorry, no report this week (too cold for fishing anyway)
Until next week, tight lines and screaming reels,
Nicholas Dean Lodge…where every cast is an adventure!
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Northern Coastal Rivers:
Fishing Report from: Ron Wakita of Reliable Guide and Charters
KITIMAT RIVER: Sorry, no report from Ron this week.
DOUGLAS CHANNEL: Sorry, no report from Ron this week.
Cast to this link for Kitimat tide tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/tide-shc.cgi?queryType=showRegion&language=english®ion=1
CURRENT REPORT and summary for Central Coast/North Van Island Wilderness Rivers:
Fishing Report from: Nimmo Bay Resort
Son of a “Beach”. This is a great way to take a break from fishing. A Beach lunch on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Every day there is another memorable place to eat lunch, and all in restaurants that are never crowded and you don’t need prior reservations.
However it is a good idea to make reservations at Nimmo Bay. Give Noel a call to do this. 2008, It’s your turn!!!
Craig Murray, Owner
Nimmo Bay Resort (Est. 1980)
To Fly is Human ...To Hover, Divine
Note from Noel: This year in 2007, out of 10 Heli fishing and tour resorts and lodges from around the world, Nimmo Bay Resort was voted number one by the prestigious, New York based Forbes Traveler magazine. Congratulations Craig, Deborah and staff.
FISHING REGULATION WEBSITES:
2005/2007 BC tidal waters and freshwater Salmon fishing information:
Effective April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007
2006/2007 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis:
Effective April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007
NOTE: For In-season Regulation Changes posted on the web check the above URL’s
2007 SEASON REVIEW:
The photo is of a beautiful wild Chinook (King) Salmon landed by a fly fishing guest of Kalum River Lodge on the Skeena River. Fly fishing for Chinook doesn’t get much better than this.
The photo is of an extremely fresh Coho Salmon landed on the Skeena River in September by Brad Feenstra. Brad was a client of pro angling guide Randy Marshall of Randy’s River Guiding. Brad not only landed Coho he landed Steelhead also. Brad sent me this photo yesterday. Thank you.
LODGE GUEST TESTIMONIALS:
To: Nimmo Bay Resort: “If you love fishing and sightseeing then the best place on earth is called Nimmo Bay. Absolutely class A in every way. Accommodations, lunch, dinner and wine!!” Jean & Henry Hoffman, Dallas Texas
To: Nicholas Dean Lodge: “Thanks for an unforgettable experience! First Steelhead on a fly, what more can I say….appreciate all the hard work!” – Peter McLeod, England
GUEST FISHING PHOTOS:
The photo is of a beautiful Steelhead landed by Laine this winter on the Kalum River. Thank you for sending it to me Laine.
*** If any of you have special fishing photos, scenic river photos, wildlife photos or articles I would love to see them.
2007 TV SHOW SCHEDULE FOR SPORTFISHING BC with host Mark Pendlington
CHANNEL Friday Saturday Sunday
Sportsnet Pacific 6:30 AM PST
(9:30 AM EST)
Knowledge Network 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 1:30 PM PST
(4:30 PM EST) 11:30 PM PST
(2:30 PM EST)
A Channel 7:00 AM PST
(10:00 AM EST)
World Fishing Network Check local listings
CATCH & RELEASE FORMULA: Chinook: girth squared x length x 1.54 divided by 1000 (inches) Steelhead: girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)
MARKETPLACE (Sportfishing related items only please) Contact me anytime to list your items
Buy, sell, trade or swap your item or items by listing them here today
Your Ad will receive LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL exposure:
• Your Ad will be posted on my website
• Your Ad will be promoted in my Weekly Fishing Reports
• Your Ad will be posted on other websites who host my fishing reports
Examples of what to list: Boats and accessories, Motors, Vehicles, Air Craft, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Real Estate (i.e. fishing lodge), Rentals (Cabins Cottages), Lakeshore, Tourist accommodation, ATV, RV's, RV sites, Taxidermy, Books, Magazines, Videos, Photographs, Antiques, Artwork, Clothing, Employment, Trade/Swap and Wanted, Help Wanted, etc.
For Sale: Classified Rod Days. Angling Guide in Terrace BC has an angling license on the class 2 section of the Skeena River and 50 rod days for sale. It is a great opportunity for some one expanding a business or trying to get a foot in the door. Contact Adam 250-635-9765 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org New Jan 13/08
For Sale: Do you want to get into the angling guide business and want to purchase classified rod days? I have 450 Skeena 2 rod days and license for sale. Contact Chris in Austria via e-mail email@example.com
For Sale: 20 foot Jetcraft. This boat is in immaculate shape. It has 158 hours on it. Power is a 350 cubic inch Chevy with a 3 stage Kodiak jet. Lockable storage in the bow, built in fish tank in the bow with running water, lockable side tray on the port side, Humming Bird sounder/fishfinder, rod holders, sleeper seats on port side, pedestal helmsman seat, storage box seat, has heater and defroster. Tandem TI trailer with bearing buddies and brakes on all 4 wheels. Deluxe in every way! $28,000. For more information Terrace BC call Ted 250-635-5072
Wanted to buy: 18-20 foot flat bottom jet boat with centre console, motor and trailer a bonus but not mandatory. Peachland BC Contact Rob 250-767-6456 or 250-864-8644 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick 250-212-2314
For Sale: magnificent Fishing Lodge in the heart of Patagonia. Located in what probably is the very best spot for salmon runs in the whole South American continent. Ask for full information by contacting Carlos Hernandez of Hunting & Fishing in South America via e-mail email@example.com
Wanted to buy: large arbour reel for 9-10 wt Spey rod. Would consider a used one in good condition. Terrace BC E-mail Rick Morrison firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale: 12 foot Port-a-bote folding boat. $1000. Terrace BC Phone 250-631-3161
For Sale: 16 foot Aluminum boat with a 40hp Evinrude. Boat, trailer and motor $1500. Complete with Hummingbird sounder, VHF marine radio, downriggers $2000. Kitimat BC E-mail email@example.com
For Sale: Three 20 foot Custom Flat Bottom Jet Sleds (build by Dennis Farnsworth) with Mercury 90hp/65 Jet and trailers. $8000 each OBO Houston BC E-mail James Britton firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the items currently listed please cast to: http://www.noelgyger.ca/market-place.htm
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GOOD LUCK and GOOD FISHING!
Noel F. Gyger
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The photo of the week shows Sky Richard as he admires a fresh winter run doe Steelhead taken on a large pink and orange marabou fly from a local Skeena River tributary. Sky hooked and landed this fish after making only 4 casts. Sky is a guide and is enj
Spey fly fishing for Chinook does not get much better than this!
About The Author: Captain Noel Gyger
Company: Noel Gyger Guided Fishing Adventures
Area Reporting: Northwest British Columbia Canada
Bio: My fishing and guiding history I was born in Smithers, B.C. Canada on December 25, 1946. I grew up there and fished the whole northwest area with my Grandpa, Percival (Percy) Benjamin Emerson. He loved to fly fish. His favorite Trout fly was the Royal Coachman. He built a cabin on Babine Lake where I spent most of my summer school holidays fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Thanks to him, I am hooked on “Sportfishing” and I’ve come to love every aspect of it. My lifetime goals are to save the wild Salmon, Steelhead and Trout of the entire northwest area of British Columbia and establish a “Quality” sport fishing guiding industry. These are lofty goals but I will strive every day to achieve them. They are “my life long calling”. I have been married for 39 years and have three daughters and seven grandchildren. I am the owner of Noel Gyger - Weekly Fishing Report and Guided Fishing Adventures of 4012 Best Street, Terrace, BC Canada V8G 5R8 Tel/Fax (250) 635-2568 Cell (250) 631-2678 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.noelgyger.ca I started fishing the Terrace area in the 1970’s. On May 24, 1983 I assisted my friend to land an 83-pound Chinook on the Kalum River. It was the river record. That experience changed my life and I started into the fish guiding industry and began exploring and fishing rivers by jet boat. I pioneered drift boats on the Kalum and Kitimat Rivers and taught many folks how to row them. I’ve owned a fishing lodge and guide business (Northwest Fishing Guides & Lodge) along with my wife from 1986 to 2001 when we sold it and retired but my love for the industry is just too great and after five years - I am back.