Region 6 - Skeena

This table refers to fishing for salmon only. For information on other species please refer to the BC 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 & 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.
B. Part (i): Skeena River Watershed-Waters upstream of CNR Railway Bridge at Terrace.
All waters in section "B(i)" – Skeena River Watershed upstream of the CNR Railway Bridge at Terrace, unless otherwise stated below All Jan 01 to Jun 15 No fishing for salmon.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho
Sockeye Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye.
Chum Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chum.
Pink Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for pink.
Babine Lake including tributaries Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Babine Lake excluding tributaries and those waters within a 400 m radius of the following tributary streams: Morrison Creek, Six Mile Creek, Pierre Creek, Pendleton Creek, Hazelwood Creek, Twain Creek, Tachek Creek, Five Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Sockeye Creek, Big Loon Creek and Tsezakwa Creek Sockeye July 11 until further notice No fishing for sockeye.
 FN0626
within a 400 m radius of the mouth of Pinkut Creek. All Aug 15 to Sep 15 No angling
Babine River   Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Sockeye July 11 until further notice No fishing for sockeye.
 FN0626
Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 2 per day, only 1 over 50cm
 FN0809
Bear River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Bulkley River downstream of the Morice River confluence excluding tributaries. Chinook Aug 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Pink Aug 15 to Dec 31 2 per day
 FN0809
Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 2 per day, only 1 over 50cm
 FN0809
all tributaries of the Bulkley River. Chinook Aug 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Fulton River   Sockeye July 11 until further notice No fishing for sockeye.
 FN0626
Kispiox River (including tributaries)   Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 2 per day, only 1 over 50cm
 FN0809
downstream of fishing boundary signs near Kispiox River Resort. Pink Aug 15 to Aug 31 2 per day
 FN0809
Kitseguecla River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kitwanga River including tributaries. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Morice Lake including tributaries. All Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
Morice River (including tributaries) from fishing boundary signs posted near the outlet of Morice Lake to Gosnell Creek All Jan 01 to Sep 30 No fishing for salmon.
from fishing boundary signs located approximately 100 m downstream of Gosnell Creek to Lamprey Creek. This area is open for angling for chinook salmon only and is closed for angling for all other species. Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
below Lamprey Creek. Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 2 per day, only 1 over 50cm
 FN0809
from Gosnell Creek to Lamprey Creek. Coho Sep 01 to Sep 30 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm. Fly-fishing only.
from the confluence of the Bulkley and Morice Rivers upstream to the Bymac Bridge on Walcott Road. Pink Aug 15 to Aug 31 2 per day
 FN0809
upstream of the Bymac Bridge on Walcott Road. Pink Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for pink.
Nilkitkwa Lake   Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Pinkut Creek downstream of fishing boundary signs located approx. 25 m downstream of fish counting fence. All Aug 15 to Sep 15 No fishing for salmon.
Sockeye July 11 until further notice No fishing for sockeye.
 FN0626
Shegunia River between fishing boundary signs located above and below logging road bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Skeena River mainstem waters only, between Cedarvale and the CNR Railway Bridge at Terrace. Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
mainstem waters upstream of the Sustut River Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
mainstem waters only, upstream of Cedarvale. All Jan 01 to May 31 No fishing for salmon.
Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
mainstem waters only. Pink Aug 15 to Dec 31 2 per day
 FN0809
mainstem waters near the Kitwanga River mouth, from Mill Creek upstream to the Highway 37 bridge. All Jun 25 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
 FN0567
from the confluence with the Babine River downstream to the CNR Railway Bridge at Terrace. Sockeye July 11 until further notice no fishing for sockeye
 FN0626
mainstem waters within 3 white triangular fishing boundary signs located at the confluence of the Kispiox River with the Skeena River. All Jun 25 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
 FN0567
upstream of the CNR Bridge located at Terrace. Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 2 per day, only 1 over 50cm
 FN0809
Suskwa (Bear) River   Chinook Aug 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Sustut River including tributaries. Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Telkwa River downstream of Howson Creek. Coho Aug 15 to Oct 15 2 per day, only 1 over 50cm
 FN0809
Zymoetz (Copper) River Note: section of river from Hwy 16 bridge downstream to Zymotz- Skeena confluence is the Zymotz River. Those waters immediately downstream of the confluence are considered the Skeena River. Chinook Aug 15 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
upstream of Highway #16 bridge. Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
B(ii). Skeena River Watershed-Waters downstream of CNR Railway Bridge at Terrace.
All waters in section "B(ii)" - Skeena River Watershed downstream of the CNR Railway Bridge at Terrace, unless otherwise stated below. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho
Sockeye Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye.
Chum Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chum.
Pink Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for pink.
Ecstall River (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
upstream of fishing boundary signs near confluence with Johnston Creek. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Exchamsiks River (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
upstream of Highway #16 bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Exstew River (including tributaries) Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm
upstream of Hwy #16 bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Gitnadoix River (including tributaries) upstream of powerline crossing near river mouth. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kasiks River (including tributaries) upstream of fishing boundary signs located below the Upper Pool. Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
downstream of fishing boundary signs located below the Upper Pool. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm
upstream of Hwy #16 bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Khyex River (including tributaries) upstream of Hwy #16 bridge. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
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 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm
upstream of fishing boundary signs below lower canyon. All Jul 01 to Aug 31 No fishing for salmon.
 FN0567
downstream of fishing boundary signs below lower canyon. All Jul 01 to Aug 31 No fishing for salmon.
 FN0567
downstream of railway bridge. Pink Sep 01 to Mar 31 2 per day.
Kitsumkalum Lake including tributaries. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Lakelse River (including tributaries) downstream of the CNR bridge. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
below logging road bridge near the mouth. Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
above logging road bridge near the mouth. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Redsand Lake including tributaries. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Scotia River including tributaries. Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Skeena River mainstem waters downstream of CNR Railway Bridge at Terrace. Coho Aug 15 to Nov 30 2 per day, only 1 over 50cm
 FN0809
Chinook Aug 15 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0809
Sockeye July 11 until further notice No fishing for sockeye.
 FN0626
Pink Aug 15 to Mar 31 2 per day
 FN0809
Chum Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chum.
mainstem waters near the Kitsumkalum River mouth, from the confluence with the Zymagotitz River (also known as Zymachord River) upstream to the Classified Waters boundary at the top of Hell’s Gate. All Jul 01 to Aug 31 No fishing for salmon.
 FN0567
Treston Lake   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Zymagotitz River [also known as Zymachord River] (including tributaries)   Coho Sep 01 to Oct 31 1 per day.
upstream of Highway #16 bridge Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
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 Chinook Jun 25 to Mar 31 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm.
 FN0568
Coho Jun 25 to Oct 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0568
Nov 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
Cranberry River including tributaries NOTE: the section of river from Cranberry-Kiteen junction to Nass R. is part of the Cranberry R. Chinook Jun 25 to Jul 31 2 per day, only 1 over 65 cm. Monthly Quota = 1 over 65 cm.
 FN0568
Iknouk River   Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
Kiteen River including tributaries Chinook Jun 25 to Jul 31 2 per day only 1 over 65 cm. Monthly Quota = 1 over 65 cm.
 FN0568
Meziadin Lake including tributaries Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for coho.
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
Sockeye Aug 3 until further notice No fishing for sockeye.
 FN0739
excluding tributaries Sockeye Aug 3 until further notice No fishing for sockeye.
 FN0739
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 Jun 25 to Mar 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0568
mainstem waters downstream of the fishing boundary signs near the confluence with the Meziadin River Sockeye Jul 01 to Sep 15 2 per day.
mainstem waters near the Meziadin River confluence, from white triangular fishing boundary signs located downstream of the Meziadin River confluence,and upstream to the Hwy 37 Bridge. All Jun 25 to Mar 31 No fishing for salmon.
 FN0568
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 Jun 25 to Nov 30 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0568
Chinook Jun 25 to Sep 15 2 per day only 1 over 65 cm. Monthly Quota = 1 over 65 cm.
 FN0568
Sep 16 to Mar 31 2 per day, none over 65 cm.
 FN0568
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.
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 Areas 3, 4, 5 and 6. Chinook Jun 25 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0567
All streams flowing into tidal water Areas 3, 4, and 6 unless stated below Coho Jun 25 to Mar 31 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0567
All streams flowing into tidal water Area 5. Coho Jan 01 to Dec 31 No fishing for coho.
All streams flowing into tidal water Area 6 unless stated below. Coho Jan 01 to Oct 31 No 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 2 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 2 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 2 per day only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0567
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 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0567
Chinook Jun 25 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
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 2 per day, only 1 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 June 17 to Jul 31 1 per day, only hatchery-marked may be greater than 80 cm
FN0550
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 2 per day only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0567
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 2 per day, only 1 over 50 cm.
 FN0567
Chinook Jun 25 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook.
 FN0567
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 No fishing for chinook
FN0520
Coho Apr 01 to Mar 31 4 per day, only 2 over 50 cm.
Swift River including tributaries. Anglers may now fish this river with either a Yukon or BC angling licence. Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
Tahltan River including tributaries. All Jun 1 to Aug 31 Finfish closure
FN0520
Taku River including tributaries. (see the Nakina River and Tatsatua Creek) Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
FN0520
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)   All Jul 24 to Aug 14 No fishing for salmon
Chinook Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Sockeye Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye
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 Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Sockeye Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye
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 Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for chinook
Coho Aug 15 to Jul 23 2 per day
Sockeye Apr 01 to Mar 31 No fishing for sockeye
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 2 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.