Region 6 - Skeena

This table refers to fishing for salmon only. For information on other species please refer to the B.C. Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

Unless otherwise stated in the table below, the daily limit for all waters in Region 6 is zero (0).

Note:

Salmon Limits, Openings and Closures

Waters Specific Area Species Dates Limits/Gear
A. All Region 6 waters All lakes or streams or parts thereof in the aggregate (combined total), in Region 6, unless otherwise stated below. Please review sections B, C, D, E and F carefully. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Sockeye, Pink and Chum Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye, pink or chum salmon, unless otherwise stated below.
B. Skeena River Watershed – Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections.
All waters in section "B" – Skeena River Watershed, unless otherwise stated below Chinook Jul 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
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Coho Jul 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
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Skeena River, upstream of the CNR bridge at Terrace mainstem waters upstream of the CN Railway Bridge at Terrace. Chinook Jul 15 to Aug 14 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
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Coho July 15 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Pink Jul 15 to Dec 31 2 per day.
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mainstem waters upstream of Sustut River. Chinook Jul 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
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mainstem waters within 3 white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the confluence of the Kispiox River with the Skeena River. Chinook Jul 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
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mainstem waters near the Kitwanga River mouth, from Mill Creek upstream to the Highway 37 Bridge. Chinook Jul 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
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Babine Lake   All Jul 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
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Babine River downstream of Nichyeskwa Creek Excluding tributaries Chinook Jul 15 to Aug 14 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
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Coho Jul 15 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Bear River including tributaries. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Bulkley River downstream of the Morice River confluence excluding tributaries. Chinook Jul 15 to Aug 14 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
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Coho Jul 15 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Pink Jul 15 to Dec 31 2 per day.
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upstream of Morice River, including tributaries All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon
Kispiox River (including tributaries)   Coho Jul 15 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Morice Lake including tributaries. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Morice River Morice Lake downstream to Lamprey Creek, including tributaries All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Main stem waters from Lamprey Creek downstream to Bulkley River. Chinook Jul 15 to Aug 14 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
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Lamprey Creek downstream to Bulkley River Coho Jul 15 to Oct. 15 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
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Bymac Bridge downstream to Bulkley River. Pink Jul 15 to Aug 31 2 per day.
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Nichyeskwa Creek   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Sustut River excluding tributaries. Chinook Jul 15 to Aug 14 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
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upstream of the B.C. Railway bridge at the mouth of Bear River, including tributaries All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Sustut Lakes   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Telkwa River downstream of Howson Creek. Coho Jul 15 to Oct 15 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Zymoetz (Copper) River   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Skeena River, downstream of CNR railway bridge at Terrace mainstem waters downstream of CN Railway Bridge at Terrace. Coho Jul 15 to Aug 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
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Sep 01 to Nov 30 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook Jul 15 to Aug 14 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
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Pink Jul 15 to Dec 31 2 per day.
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from Lakelse River mouth upstream to the Skeena River Overpass (New Hwy Bridge) at Ferry Island. Chinook Aug 07 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Deep Creek (tributary of Kitsumkalum River)   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Ecstall River (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Exchamsiks River (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Exstew River (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Gitnadoix River (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Kasiks River (including tributaries) downstream of fishing boundary signs located below the Upper Pool. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Kitsumkalum River (including tributaries) Note: The mouth of the Kisumkalum River is designated by fishing boundary signs located approx. 1.25 km downstream of the CNR bridge and approx. 200 m east of the CNR bridge.   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
downstream of fishing boundary signs below lower canyon. Chinook Jul 15 to Aug 6 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
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Aug 07-Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
downstream of railway bridge. Pink Jul 15 to Dec 31 2 per day.
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Kitsumkalum Lake including tributaries. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Lakelse River (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Lean-to Creek (tributary of Kitsumkalum River)   All Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Redsand Lake including tributaries. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Scotia River including tributaries. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Treston Lake   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Zymagotitz River [also known as Zymachord River] (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 1 per day.
C. Nass River Watershed – Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections:
All waters in section "C" - Nass River Watershed unless otherwise stated below Coho Jan 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Coho Nov 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Chinook Apr 01 to Jul 27 4 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
Jul 28 until further notice No fishing for chinook
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Cranberry River including tributaries NOTE: the section of river from Cranberry-Kiteen junction to Nass R. is part of the Cranberry R. Chinook Jun 16 to Jul 27 4 per day, only 1 over 65 cm. Monthly Quota = 1 over 65 cm.
Iknouk River   Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kiteen River including tributaries Chinook Jun 16 to Jul 27 4 per day only 1 over 65 cm. Monthly Quota = 1 over 65 cm.
Meziadin Lake including tributaries Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
excluding tributaries Sockeye Jul 1 to Sep 06 2 per day.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Meziadin River including tributaries All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Nass River portions from the Canyon City Bridge located approximately 5.75 km downstream of the Tseax confluence to the water survey station line crossing approximately 5.78 km upstream of the Tseax confluence. Chinook Jan 01 to Dec 31 Chinook salmon over 65 cm caught and retained in this portion of the Nass River shall be recorded as being caught in the Tseax River and shall be included in the Tseax monthly quota of one.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
mainstem waters downstream of the confluence with the Meziadin River Sockeye Jul 01 to Sep 15 2 per day.
Oweegee Creek   All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Oweegee Lake   All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Tseax R. (including tributaries) Note: The mouth of the Tseax R. is designated by white triangular fishing boundary signs located where what was formerly known as the Nass Back Channel enters the Nass R. upstream of Nisga’a Hwy Bridge All Aug 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of Nisga’a Hwy Bridge Coho Jan 01 to Nov 30 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Chinook Jul 01 to Jul 27 4 per day only 1 over 65 cm. Monthly Quota = 1 over 65 cm.
Ishkheenickh River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
D. Queen Charlotte Islands Watersheds- Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections:
All waters in section "D" - Queen Charlotte Islands Watersheds unless otherwise stated below. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
All Apr 01 to Mar 31 Single, barbless hook in tidal and non tidal portions of all streams.
Braverman River   Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Pallant Creek   All Aug 01 to Oct 31 No fishing for salmon.
upstream of the bridge located near the mouth of Pallant Creek. Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Sheldens Creek upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the Spur 19 Bridge site. Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 0 per day.
Tlell River Anglers should note that tidal water regulations apply to waters below tidal boundary sign located approx. 1.5km above Hwy. 16 Bridge. Refer to the BC Tidal Water Sport Fishing Guide section of this book.
Yakoun River downstream of the 6 mile Bridge. Pink Aug 01 to Sep 30 2 per day.
E. Other Mainland Watersheds, except for the Fraser River watershed – Section "A" applies if stream, specific area, time period, quotas or other species restrictions are not listed in the following sections:
All waters in section "E" - Other Mainland Watersheds unless otherwise stated below. Coho Nov 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
All streams flowing into tidal water Area 5 (refer to the BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide for Area 5 description). Coho Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
All streams flowing into tidal water Area 6 unless stated below (refer to BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide for Area 6 description). Coho Jan 01 to Oct 31 Non-retention of coho.
Bish Creek including tributaries. Coho Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Brim River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31  No fishing for chinook.
Dala River including tributaries. All Jan 01 to Aug 15 No fishing for salmon.
Oct 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for salmon.
Chinook, Sockeye, Pink, Chum Aug 16 to Sep 30 No fishing for chinook, sockeye, pink, chum.
Coho Aug 16 to Sep 30 4 per day only 1 over 50 cm.
Endako River   All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Giltoyees Creek   Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day only 1 over 50 cm.
Illiance River (including tributaries) upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located near mouth of river.  Coho Sep 21 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Kemano River    Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
Khutze including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Khutzeymateen River including tributaries. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Kildala River   Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 daily limit of 4 of which 1 may be over 65 cm in length. Monthly quota = 1 over 65 cm.
Kiltuish River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kincolith River upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the Kincolith River Bridge. Coho Aug 01 to Dec 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kitimat River (including tributaries) on west bank between signs at Kitimat hatchery outfall. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
downstream of Highway # 37 bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to July 31 4 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
Aug 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Nov 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Chum Apr 01 to Aug 31 2 per day.
Pink Apr 01 to Aug 31 2 per day.
upstream of Highway # 37 bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Kitlope River   Coho Aug 01 to Sep 30 4 per day only 2 over 50 cm.
Kitsault River (including tributaries)   Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located near mouth of river. Coho Oct 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Kloiya River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kwinimass River (including tributaries) upstream of lower bridge abutments. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
downstream of lower bridge abutments. Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Chinook Apr 01 to Jul 09 4 per day, none over 65 cm.
Jul 10 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Nakina River   Chinook Jul 20 to Aug 15 No fishing for chinook
Coho Jul 20 to Aug 15 No fishing for coho.
Quaal River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Rainy Creek   Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Stikine River including tributaries (See the Tahltan River). Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 2 per day, none over 65 cm.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Swift River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 2 per day, only 1 65cm or less and 1 over 65 cm. Anglers may now fish this river with either a Yukon or BC angling licence.
Tahltan River including tributaries. All Jun 1 to Aug 31 Closed to fishing
Taku River including tributaries. (see theNakina River andTatsatua Creek) Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 2 per day, none over 65 cm.
Sockeye Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Tatsatua Creek including tributaries. All Aug 20 to Sep 15  No fishing for salmon
Tatshenshini River (downstream of the BC/Yukon border) including tributaries. All Jul 24 to Aug 14 No fishing for salmon
Chinook Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Sockeye Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Tatshenshini River (upstream of the BC/ Yukon border – along the Haines Hwy.) Blanchard River. All Jul 24 to Aug 14 No fishing for salmon
Chinook Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Sockeye Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Kwatini Creek, Stanley Creek and Goat Creek. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Tatshenshini mainstem and all other tributaries. All Jul 24 to Aug 14 No fishing for salmon
Chinook Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Sockeye Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day, single barbless hook.
Wahoo River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Weeanie River   Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Whalen Creek   Coho Apr 01 to Oct 31 4 per day, only two over 50 cm.
Wilauks Creek (including tributaries) upstream of white triangular fishing boundary signs located near mouth of creek. Coho Sep 20 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
F. Fraser River Watershed - There is no fishing for salmon in the portions of the Fraser River watershed in Region 6.