Freshwater Fishing in BC on the Kitimat River

Guided trips for monster April Steelhead. June and July we target the largest Salmon species, the Chinook. July, the Pink and Chum Salmon arrive in the thousands. August and September the aggressive and acrobatic Coho Salmon arrive. We take you on our rafts and driftboats down this 18 mile stretch before it enters the saltwater of the Douglas Channel.

About Fresh Water Fish

Many species of fish, for instance, salmon and steelhead, reproduce in freshwater, but spend much of their lives in the sea. Some other kinds of fish are, on the contrary, born in salt water, but live most of or parts of their adult lives in fresh water (eels) 

Species migrating between marine and fresh waters need to be able to change for the occasion. When in salt water they need to keep the bodily salt concentration on a level lower than the surroundings, and vice versa. Many species solve this problem by associating different habitats with different stages of life. 

Steelhead Fishing Techniques and Tools

There are many fishing techniques and tactics for catching steelhead fish. 

Recreational fishers fish for pleasure, sport, or to provide food for themselves. Fishing techniques include hand gathering, spearfishing, netting, angling and trapping. Recreational, commercial and artisanal fishers use different techniques, and also, sometimes, the same techniques. 

Why a fish bites a baited hook or lure involves a number of factors related to the sensory physiology, behavior, feeding ecology, and biology of the fish as well as the environment and characteristics of the bait/hook/lure.

Some fishermen follow fishing folklore which claims that fish feeding patterns are influenced by the position of the sun and the moon.

Fishing tackle is the equipment used when casting a line. Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing can be called fishing tackle. Some examples are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes.

Then there is also the tackle that is attached to the end of a fishing line such as hooks, sinkers, floats, leaders, swivels, split rings and wire, snaps, beads, spoons, blades, spinners and clevises to attach spinner blades to fishing lures. 

Fishing enthusiasts also tend to use dead or live fish as another form of bait. 

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