Steelhead on the Kitimat River usually start to show in late March with the numbers of fish increasing throughout April. Steelhead will continue to migrate into Kitimat River into May and Steelhead fishing can still be good into mid May.
Steelhead migrate into the Kitimat River directly from the salt waters of the Douglas Channel. These fish, especially the females, are chrome, fresh, hot fish always arriving with sealice. Steelhead, to many anglers, are the ultimate in the Sportfishing experience. They are a sight to behold when they take a quick run followed by a lightening bolt of chrome coming straight out of the water.
We angle for Steelhead in our driftboats with Tackle, Hot Shots and Fly. The three methods of angling are affectionately known to us at Reliable Guide and Charters as the “Triple Crown”. The “Triple Crown is explained in detail in the Driftboat Section of our website.
We are blessed on the Kitimat River to have the Kitimat Hatchery enhancing our stocks. Accordingly regulations allow for one hatchery Steelhead to be harvested. Although we promote catch and release, regulation allows for one Hatchery Steelhead to be retained for the anglers who so desire.
We encourage anglers of all ages and experience levels to join us on the Kitimat River to fish for Steelhead.
Steelhead: mutiply the girth squared x length x 1.33 divided by 1000 (inches)