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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Copper/Skeena Reports?

I'm off on my annual bash to BC on 22 August, this time for a week on the Copper river hopefully skating dries as much of the time as possible.

Does anyone have any upto date news on the fishing conditions there at the moment?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 08:24 PM
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I haven't personally seen the Copper lately. But with the amount of rain here in the last couple days I'm sure it will be living up to it's name!
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It was quite coloured with glacial silt with the hot weather that has preceded the current rainy conditions. Lots of guys were fishing it this weekend, but not many fish were caught.
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Spent last week boating arround looking for steel on the Skeena with not so much as a whiff. Lots of socks, pinks and the odd spring. We spent most of our time between Hells Gate and a couple miles above the Copper. Talked with DFO lots of steel was being hit by bar rods on the lower river but nothing for us. I will try again in a few weeks with a little better luck hopefully. Water was silty for the first three days and dropped through out the week and finally had came into very nice shape on friday and saturday, but I can just imagine that it will be blown with the recent heavy rains.
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Skeena 4 is gorgeous. 3 feet of vis. fish around in decent numbers.
Skeena below the kalum is not so nice, low vis and lots of plunkers. Lots of fish being caught though.
The girlfriend landed a 30 lb chrome nookie on my steelie gear rod at skeena 4on Sunday so there are still a few around.
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Thanks for the information guys. A couple of years ago I visited the area in early July for the Kings and the Copper was blown out all week. Instead, we fished all week on the Kitimat and had great sport with the kings there. I guess we may again need to be open mided about back-up plans if necessary.
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Thanks for the information guys. A couple of years ago I visited the area in early July for the Kings and the Copper was blown out all week. Instead, we fished all week on the Kitimat and had great sport with the kings there. I guess we may again need to be open mided about back-up plans if necessary.
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Peter, I'll be up there next week. Looks like I leave when you arrive. Have a good trip!



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Peter-Here's wishing you the best of luck on your annual trip to Northern BC. I've been enjoying your pictures from last year's trip when you post them and, I'm sure, this trip may be even better. If I ever get out to the Madison again, I'll probably see you there. I'm still hoping to make the BC trip one of these years. Maybe next year...
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Here's a photo of a co-worker from the Copper on the 13th. Said water was in good condition, not sure of whats up since



hopefully he's got more pics, and chased more steelhead

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Thanks for all the good wishes guys. I'm sure I'll have a great time, always do as long as I'm out fishing!

Hope your trip was seriously great too Dana.

Peter (steelspey) really nice to hear from you mate. Hopefully, I'll have some good pictures to post.
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As a follow up, I just returned from a week on the Copper. Visibility was 2' on Aug 24 and improved in clarity all week and was dropping. Fishing was good. A few were taken on the surface.
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The Copper fished well during my week. The Skeena was full of pinks, making it tough to find steelhead.



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The Copper fished well during my week. The Skeena was full of pinks, making it tough to find steelhead.
Sounds like the Bulkley right now.............
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These weren't pink though...chrome and silver...



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