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Welcome to the most “up-to-date” LIVE Regional Fishing Report for  Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers, and  Prince Rupert  BC Canada for World Record Salmon, Steelhead, Trout and Char fishing. Sign up here to receive the FREE Fishing Report notification via e-mail. Don't miss out on any of the ACTION! ♥♥♥


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October 5, 2021


I would love to get you, your family, friends and/or business group on this boat to fish for Salmon, Halibut, Cod, all Bottom Fish, Dungeness Crab, Alaska King Crab and more. Give me (Tracey) a call of my Cell Phone 250-639-4277 and I will set it up for you. See a few catches below.... your next :-)



BOOK your Halibut trip now. Contact: Kitimat Lodge or call Tracey John Hittel on his Cell Phone: 250-639-4277


With the sun a shining finally in the Kitimat valley we have allot of opportunities for locals and tourists.

Take a walk on the many trails, in particular the Hirsch Creek trail walking upstream to the jumping bridge.

Take a boat tour to visit the seasonal Sea Lions basking in the sun near Loretta Island.

Rent or bring your Kayak to Minette Bay West. Easy access and paddle along the protected shoreline in search of the natural beauty and the many sea birds and animals.

Hire a boat charter and catch fresh Halibut. MK marina is home to many options for a ocean trip.

Take a quad or side by side trip to the many trails that lead to the Kitimat River.

Once at the river you can relax, fish for Steelhead and Salmon, make a fire and cook a hotdog, read a book, the options are endless.

Kitimat is the marvel of the area and we have it all right in our own backyard.

Tracey Hittel

Kitimat Lodge


The BEST ocean fishing in the world !


Joe from Ontario Canada (same time period August last year) with a oversized Chum Salmon, Fishing a BER centre pin reel, finely machined precision, this beast pushing 25-pounds and full of energy, coastal sportfishing Kitimat BC is where it’s at. Caption by Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge Nothing but the best equipment and tackle are used to get guests into Chinook (King) Salmon, Chum and Pink. They incorporate all the best methods, conventional, spin and fly-fishing regular or Spey now we should add BER. Tracey and his crew of AAG (Assistant Angling Guides) get guests into all 5 species of Pacific Salmon (Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Pink and Chum) in multiple rivers inland PLUS all coastal river of northwest British Columbia and PLUS Nass River and tribs. PLUS ocean fishing out of the Douglas Channel for Salmon, Halibut and all other Bottom fish PLUS drop traps for Dungeness and Alaska King Crab. Oh, and PLUS they get you into wild Steelhead too PLUS local Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char. WOW, so many plusses; they have it all. I love it and you will too. You don't want to miss out. Come join them sometime. I could write a book! Might do that someday? I will need some help...can you me anytime via my e-mail: Back to business; thinking of booking a guided fishing trip now? Just contact Tracey John Hittel with any questions. You can also reach him on his Cell Phone: 250-639-4277.


Update: If you missed this show .... it will be airing soon via YouTube.  Stay tuned I will let you know when it is available. To BOOK a guided fishing trip contact me anytime !



Memories from Noel Gyger. Time late 1980’s. I am fishing with the late Larry Schoenborn of Fishing the West fame. We are on the Kalum River drift-boat fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon in May. Oh and caught Steelhead too.

YouTube video plays just over 20 minutes. Enjoy ♥ See you in May 2020...

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Testimonial from Steve Hardy


My Number one "recommendation" for World Class Steelhead and Salmon Fly Fishing


Hi Folks, early on in my now 25 year fly fishing career I went on a lot of expensively disappointing fishing trips. Then in 2006 I discovered Tracey and his Steelhead Heaven outfit in beautiful British Columbia and have been going back ever since. The main rivers he fishes, the Kitimat, the majestic Skeena, and the Kalum are beautiful and abundant. Tracey and his guides are knowledgeable and well equipped and I advise you to listen to what they tell you (although many guests don't). You can fish single or double hand but there’s no double that a Switch or Spey rod is more effective and energy efficient. Tracey’s mission is to get you into the best fishing runs - then it’s up to you! I also recommend staying at the Tracey’s Kitimat Lodge where there’s often same day caught crab on the evening menu. CU in 2019! Best…

     Steve Hardy


Recommendation from Cuchulain Hammilcar I've been fly fishing with Tracey and his Steelhead Heaven for the last 10 years or so. At the start the entire setup was good, now it is excellent. Tracey and his team have given me excellent value over the years. The rivers in his portfolio are some of the best in the world. For the fly fishermen/women out there I suggest taking a double hander switch rod with you. Tight lines...


Would you like to read "many" more Testimonials from guests around the world who experienced the BEST guided fishing they have every had?  If YES cast on this link below:


Would you like a similar experience? Then book with Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge, Got questions for Tracey? E-mail:  or call his cell phone: 250-639-4277. He would love to hear from you.



BOOK NOW with the BEST for:

- 2022 Skeena River jet boat for summer-run Steelhead  BOOK NOW !

- 2023 Kitimat River drift boat for spring Steelhead BOOK NOW !

- 2021-22 Kitimat River for Coho (Silver) Salmon BOOK NOW !

- 2023 Multi Rivers for spring Steelhead BOOK NOW !  

- 2023 Multi Rivers for spring Chinook  - especially Kitimat River

- 2022 Kwinamass River for Steelhead (April &May) only

- 2022 Nass and Coastal Rivers

- 2022 for Zymoetz (Copper) & Skeena River fall Steelhead

- 2021-22 Douglas Channel ocean fishing for Salmon and Bottom fish  BOOK NOW !

Need info to book "any" guided fishing trip for 2022-23-24 contact me anytime

Cast on any link above to e-mail Noel Gyger to receive all the details for a trip of a lifetime! Noel will put you in "direct" contact with the fishing guide to work out all the fine details.


Here is a list of your options with: Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge 

  Full service private suites

 All inclusive meal plan

 Cabins & Deluxe Suite accommodation

 All Suites boast a full kitchen with fridge and stove


  Secluded location

 Picnic tables BBQ and Fire pits

  Wireless internet

  Open year round

  Steelhead & Salmon fly fishing

  Steelhead & Salmon conventional and spin fishing

  Saltwater fishing Salmon Halibut and Crab (Dungeness and Alaska King)

  Jet boat tours Skeena and Kalum

  Kitimat River Drift Boat fishing full and half days

  All the Coastal Rivers

  Nass River and tribs

  Transport Canada approved vessels

  Helicopter fishing

  Hot spring Tours


WOW that is all I can say … lets talk  ♥ ♥ ♥


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Book with me for the “best” Skeena River, Terrace BC Guided Fishing Trips, for Conventional (Spin or Drift) Fishing or Fly Fishing (single hand fly rod or double hand Spey fly rod), River or Ocean!

BOOK NOW! Let me know if I can be of service to book you with the "best" fishing guide and/or fishing lodges for both river and ocean.  There are NO extra charges to book through me, just a lot 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


Click on the link to read a "few" testimonials from very happy guided guests!


Why book with me ? Because I know fishing; I have been fishing and guiding this area since the early 1970’s. I know northwest BC fishing guides. I was chairman of the  guides association for over 10 years. Photo of gift of appreciation and photo of the words in the card


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Click on the link to learn more about my credentials and history.  I will book you with “quality” guides I know and trust “extremely” well. You deserve to book with the best.


Click on the link to read information articles published about my guiding service.

For information and to Book a northwest fishing guide/lodge please contact me anytime.

Name your preferred fishing, time of year and I will book you with a  professional British Columbia fishing guide.  

You may be guided by jet boat, drift boat, raft, vehicle, quad, hiking (walk and wade) or helicopter and stay at the BEST British Columbia fishing lodges and/or QUALITY outpost camps.

Many repeat guests’ book up to three trips in one year with the same guide but for different fish on different rivers. Spring for Steelhead, Summer for Chinook, Sockeye, Pink and Chum and Fall for Steelhead (closed) and Coho.

My guided area covers most rivers of Northern British Columbia, Canada including Kalum River, Skeena River and tributaries, Nass River and tributaries and other coastal rivers including the Kitimat River and Salt Water charters out of the ports of Kitimat and Prince Rupert. 

In addition to booking guided fishing trip to the Terrace and Kitimat BC area I also book exclusive helicopter fishing and helicopter adventure along the whole west coast of British Columbia. These trips include heli fishing, helicopter sport fishing, helicopter fly fishing, helicopter spey fishing and helicopter family adventure, luxury fishing vacations, luxury family vacations, wilderness vacations, corporate retreat all based out of a luxury adventure, wilderness resort. Investigate the great bear rain forest. Lunch is served on top of the world on our beautiful glaciers.

Here is a list of waters that I book guided fishing trips on:

North Coast:

Skeena River (all four sections 1-2-3-4), Kalum River (upper and lower sections), Zymoetz (Copper) River, Exstew River, Zymacord (Zymagotitz) River, Kasiks River, Exchamsiks River, Ecstall River, Kitimat River, Giltoyees Creek, Kemano River, Kildala River, Kitlope River, Nass River, Cranberry River, Kiteen River, Ishkheenickh River, Kincolith River, Meziadin River, Bell-Irving River and Kwinamass River. I will book other rivers by request such as Babine River, Kispiox River, Bulkley River and Morice River or any other river in BC. I book both classified rivers and non-classified rivers. Prince Rupert ocean fishing and Kitimat (Douglas Channel) ocean charters for Halibut, Bottom Fish, Dungeness and Alaskan King Crab.

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Central Coast:

I book the following classified waters: Wakeman River, Nekite River, Kingcome River, Kakweiken River, Ahnuahti River, Seymour River as well as over 40 unclassified rivers and lakes throughout northern Vancouver Island and the central coast from Knight Inlet to Bella Coola.

Click on the link to view Scenic Photos of beautiful rivers in my area!

I also book for world class Grizzly Bear viewing (ie: Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary), Animal and Bird viewing, Whale watching, Jet Boat tours, Provincial (BC) Park tours, Kayaking, Helicopter Hiking tours and Seaplane sightseeing tours.

Average size Chinook: Skeena River 40 pounds, Kitimat River 30 pounds and Kalum river 30 pounds. World record Chinook Salmon caught in the Skeena River weighed 92.2 pounds, Kalum River 85 pounds and Kitimat River 74 pounds. Coho Salmon average 10 - 12 pounds, but in the fall you can hook them in the 20-25-pound range. We call these fish "northerns" with the "BIG" northern "hook" nose. Steelhead average 12-14 pounds with some weighing more than 20-25-pounds.

Area Fish World Records:

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Fabulous River Fishing Year Round!!


Cast here to view (approximate) one minute Video Clips of Salmon and Steelhead fishing.


Click on the link to watch my fishing Podcasts about Fishing with the BEST - best river guides, best ocean guides, best lodges, best boats, best helicopters, best tackle, best interviews, best fishing "hot spots" and best moments in history, etc.


My GOAL is to do "everything" possible for the Conservation of wild Salmon and Steelhead.

The guided fishing season is approximately 8 months, from March 15 to November 15, although with guiding on certain rivers in the winter months for Steelhead. The following "mini" diary breaks it down month by month:


North Coast: Guiding starts on the Kalum River April 1 for "wild" Steelhead on a private (take-out is on private property) five mile drift that has 27 pools, most of which are excellent for the fly and spin rods. Drift-boats or rafts are used on the upper five miles and guiding the lower five miles is with jet-boats. Jet boats are also used on the upper end if there is enough water. There is no hatchery Steelhead in the whole Skeena system. These wild fish have been holding there all winter. This river also has a winter and spring run of Steelhead.

Central Coast: Over 30 years experience and extensive environmental records give us an advantage over 50,000 sq miles of fishing territory, accessible only by helicopter. We start fishing Steelhead in the middle of March through April and May. All of our trips are out of our private lodge where you return every evening to gourmet cuisine, massage,  hot tubs and world class service.


North Coast: Same as above but add the Kitimat River and Skeena River PLUS remote coastal streams such as the Kwinamass River. Also, Chinook salmon start coming into the Kalum River in early April making it possible to catch both Steelhead and Chinook on the same day. This is an exhilarating experience!

Central Coast: This is a "great time" for winter Steelhead Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden Char in many of our coastal rivers. Our professional guides and seasoned pilots bring you to remote classified and unclassified rivers of British Columbia’s central coast.


North Coast: The Chinook (King) salmon are throughout the Skeena River and Kalum River. Depending on the size of the run and river conditions, angling for these "monsters" can be fantastic! Steelhead is still plentiful. Both Chinook and Steelhead can be caught on the same day with "expert" guidance of Terrace or Kitimat BC river fishing guides and ocean charter guides.

Central Coast: This time of year we are focusing on Steelhead and trout with our private helicopter trips. Giving you access to many rivers over the length of your stay. April has a similar fishery to May.


North Coast: The spring snow "run-off" is at its maximum making it difficult to angle due to the possible poor water conditions, usually high and dirty. However, the Kitimat River, not being part of the Skeena drainage system, can be fishable for Chinook (King) with some excellent results. Even a few late “spring run” Steelhead may be taken. Usually, by the middle of June, we can fish the Kitimat River with a very good success rate. Kincolith River Chinook fishing can be fabulous; the fish come in with the tides. Other isolated coastal wilderness rivers can produce the same result. Our fishing guides know where to take you.  OCEAN FISHING IS PRIME IN JUNE! Don’t forget the Dungeness Crab and Prawns!

Central Coast: This month is best for Dolly Varden Char, Rainbow & Cutthroat trout. We are waiting for the salmon to reach the rivers.


North Coast: This is “prime time” for “giant” guided Chinook Salmon on the Skeena River, Kalum River and Kitimat River. Be ready for a “good scrap!” Chum salmon in the Kitimat River and Sockeye and Pinks on the Skeena River. Also, it is quite possible to hook a “screaming hot” Steelhead on the Skeena River while fly fishing for Sockeye or Pinks.

Central Coast: Rainbow & Cutthroat trout are still abundant. On the 20th of July we focus on Coho, Pink, and Chum. There are over 40 river and lakes to choose from on any given day. Summer run Steelhead start around the 15th.


North Coast: Chinook (King) salmon fishing continues, but mainly catch and release. Fresh Coho (Silver), Sockeye and Pink salmon are throughout the Skeena River and fresh Coho and Chum are entering the Kitimat River. Gleaming silver "summer-run" Steelhead (closed) are in the Skeena River. These fish are fresh and full of energy and it is common to hook Steelhead that weigh in the 20 - 30 pound range. This is “prime time” for fishing Chinook on the Ecstall River. This river is truly a remote “5 star” river. This is the ultimate guided fishing experience and it books up very quickly. Fresh summer-run Steelhead is starting to enter the Copper River, try and catch one of these on a skating dry fly. It is a life altering experience!! Silver fresh Coho are starting to enter their home river at the end of the month.

Central Coast: A fantastic month for all our rivers and for all species of Pacific salmon. Fresh bright Coho10 -18 pounds, Pink salmon are a blast on light fly gear. Along with great fishing the weather is superb. Making available a host of other activities.


North Coast: "Summer-run", Steelhead (closed) fishing is very strong. The main runs of "northern" Coho (Silver) salmon are now entering the rivers and can give you quite a "tackle straining" experience. Nothing but fresh fish is the norm for this month. The Coho (Silver) salmon can weigh up to 25 pounds, but average 12 pounds. This month is also very special because guided fly fishing begins for both Steelhead and Coho. Trout and Dolly Varden are also plentiful at this time. Ask about “fabulous” Steelhead fishing in remote camps on the Nass River and Bell Irving River.

Central Coast: The great fishing continues in all of our systems for trout, Coho and Chum. This is the best time to hook into large Chinook salmon. There are summer Steelhead at this time. Although we do not focus on them this is a great time to fish for them.


North Coast: This is "prime time" for the Steelhead (closed) in Copper River and "blow-out" Coho (Silver) Salmon fishing on the Skeena River tributaries such as the Kasiks River and Exchamsiks River. Steelhead is also available in the Cranberry River, Meziadin River and Bell Irving River. The record Coho (27-pounds) was landed at this time on the Kasiks River “the most beautiful river in the world”. Outstanding guided Coho fishing can also be had on the Kitimat River and Ishkheenickh River.

Central Coast: Coho fill the rivers. 24 pounds on the top end and averaging 15 pounds. These fish are full of life and never disappoint. Chinook, Sockeye and Chum continue to delight anglers. Dolly Varden Char, Cutthroat & Rainbow trout are still abundant.


North Coast: Guided fishing is available on the Kalum River until October 31. If the Zymoetz (Copper) River is clear it is "prime time" for Steelhead (closed) on the (dry or wet) fly. Coho (Silver) salmon are still available for the first week in November on the Skeena tributaries but most fish are dark. These would be “incidental” catches as they cannot be the target fish. Coho fishing usually closes on October 31.

Central Coast: our season finishes on the 31st of October. "To Fly is Hover Divine."

Come and enjoy the BEST guided spin and fly fishing for Salmon and Steelhead on the Skeena, Copper, Kitimat and Kalum Rivers, plus many others.  Experience for yourself the JOY of fishing with a top British Columbia fishing guide.  These Canadian Skeena River fishing guides and fishing charters usually guide both Freshwater and Saltwater and are based in Terrace British Columbia Canada. 

Cast here for "more information" and "all the details".  You can expect a prompt reply back from me. Let's talk fish'in...

Yours sincerely,

Noel Fredric Gyger

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