Hello all we are currently on the road doing the fishing show circuit it has been a pleasure to catch up with our guests and friends in Lynn Wood Washington, our next show will be Pleasanton 21,22,23 if your in the area and would like to learn more about the Skeena river Steelhead opportunities spey casting to the incredible fish come pay us visit. https://flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/
As we enter another year I reflect back on 2015 Skeena,Nass,Kitimat Salmon & Steelhead season we guided many anglers from around the globe, getting them hooked up to trophy Steelhead & Salmon of their own. I am proud to say this up coming year will mark a mile stone for Westcoast Fishing Adventures 20 YEARS and counting, as I enter this season I think of where it all began and the passion I still hold for the outdoors the rivers wild life and the creatures that inhabit this beautiful land we call home, at 42 years young I feel I still have a lot of good years ahead of me I am thankful everyday for my health that provides me the energy to give experiences to our faithful guests.
We will soon be attending Trade shows in the USA please come and see us at the Sacramento Show – Jan 21 to 24 I will also have the privilege to speak at the fly casting pond twice per day about The Skeena river and all it has given as well as tactics,reading water,casting,flies,favorite fly lines tips and tricks, We look forward to seeing you there and answering any questions you may have about Terrace BC.
Skeena river fishing report for Dec 30/2015
Most rivers are now giving way to Ice jams or flowing ice as we have a beautiful cold dry snowy winter with temps dropping to -12 with wind chills of – 20 the Salmon run was average except Coho/Silver salmon the returns were what I would consider very low, Steelhead numbers early on were looking good however as the season pushed on the catch rates were down. Not sure if it reflects the over all numbers? or the pressure on some area rivers, Bulkley,Copper,Babine,Kispiox,Skeean rivers to name a few seem to have a gold rush of spey casting anglers floating crafts,jet sleds,walk in waders you name it they came as we all love it! A little humor AS STEEL HEADER’S WE SHARE A LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AS LONG AS I AM FIRST! We also had heavy rain for the better part of September and October allowing the fish to travel un harassed. So what will 2016 bring to the angling Table as hundreds travel to Spey nation video movie gatherings,Trade Shows,Fly fishing shows to market the sought after Steelhead. They are now protected by Ice and water where they will shiver and spawn.
On a brighter note we look onward to spring as early as February we will start the sport/ out door recreational angling practices for the beloved Spring / Winter Steelhead these early monsters inhabit the main stem Skeena as well as many other little jem’s that with hard work and a well equipped guide you will be rewarded with a fishing trip of a life time. We are proud to offer our remote Spring and Fall Steelhead camps on systems a little further away from Tim Horton’s. This type of operation takes it to the next level away from the million dollar lodge cell reception & very little satellite reception, That in turn takes our 4 lucky guests back to the roots of our times. Its hard not to feel like a pioneer in camp however with much more comfort and ease of travel spoils us a little. Even a hot shower is provided to wash the sweat of the day away while anticipation grips you on every cast. In closing there is so much more I could share as I have a life time of memories rivers smiling faces, Jumpimg fish screaming reels trapped in my brain. but if you want to hear and share my passion give us a call we look forward to hearing from you. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ! Gill McKean
Skeena River is now frozen for the winter as we anxiously await for spring to arrive, winter steelheading on the Kalum river has been good prior to the arctic outflow. We will begin our guide season late March for fresh spring run steelhead if your looking for an opportunity to cast to chrome steelhead don’t hesitate to contact us to reserve your guided fly fishing adventure. http://www.westcoastfishing.ca Tight Lines Gill Mckean.
Come and join us on an adventure in an un-spoiled un inhabited BC Park one of British Columbia’s Largest Rain forest Eco Preserves. At Westcoast fishing adventures we strive to exceed your expectations. We have all the right equipment to get you there safely we are licensed and insured with 23 years of working knowledge of these water sheds.
Terrace BC fishing guide for Steelhead & Salmon Westcoast Fishing Adventures 20 years of hooking up ! Report for Jan 14 2016 – The weather has started to break with temps just above the freezing level this will slowly see the ice off the rivers. The Kalum river is closed Nov 15 to guiding until April 15 at which point most of the summer and winter steelhead will be spawning, I recommend leaving these fish un-harassed to lay their eggs for future generations. however the main stem Skeena will have great fishing for some monster steelhead as well as the spring chinook. March,April,May the Kitimat river is fishing well Large Steelhead start there migration into the Kitimat river in March & the Runs build from there on. April,May – You can expect to hook Steelhead & Chinook on the same day.
We look forward to seeing our guests that have reserved dates for 2016 with a veteran team of guides My self Gill McKean 20 years, Pierce Clegg 28 years retired owner of Babine Nor Lakes Now Steelhead Boot Camp Guide. Dakota Mercer will bring his youth and new school Jedi ways. As well as Richard Hendrich also another Vet with Many years under his belt. http://www.westcoastfishing.ca
Skeena river Steelhead action September 11,2015 Guests of Westcoast Fishing Adventures hooking up swinging flies on the Skeena river, hooked up to some trophy steelhead while being guided by Gill McKean owner and 20 year guide out of Terrace BC Photos will tell the rest of the story. Steelhead are migrating through the lower to mid skeena in great numbers this season one only needs to hire a good guide or have experience with reading water and dealing with migrating fish to have some action on the water.
The copper river is blown at a this time coloring up the lower skeena as well however the weather looks to be improving the water will clean and the bite will be on. Tight lines to all. The love another steelhead fisherman shares with others is like this I love you as long as I get the run first. Quote Gill McKean.
Guided fly fishing trips on the Skeena river fishing for wild Steelhead. The Skeena is muddy today Sept 8 2015 after some heavy rain however I expect the river to drop and fish again in the next week as the weather improves. Steelhead fishing has been great photos below were taken on Sept 7 2015 on the banks of the Skeena river with guests from Texas,Mexico,Vancouver Island what a mix of great people to host. They all caught Steelhead on the fly, knuckles were rapped and drags screamed good times and big smiles for guests of www.westcoastfishing.ca we still have a few openings for Steelhead this fall the run is large and the conditions will be perfect come October so if you are looking for some tight lines and screaming reels give us a shout. 1-250-638-0021
The Skeena river steelhead run is looking strong and healthy we have experienced low water most of the 2015 season but as fall approaches the rains have begun to fall giving the avid angler and guide a little twist on hunting the mighty summer run skeena river steelhead. As the season progresses the numbers of fish in the systems of the North become plentiful giving guided anglers double digit days of hooking chrome can be more the norm.
Photos below are from Sept 5 /2015 Guests of Westcoast Fishing Adventures 2 of the anglers are new to Spey casting and both have now caught there first ever steelhead on the fly.
Should you come accross this website and have questions or would like to book your steelhead fishing vacation to Terrace BC Skeena counrty please feel free to visit www.westcoastfishing.ca
Skeena river steelhead this page is dedicated to chasing wild steelhead on the Skeena river, Fly fishing for these creatures is addicting and can be consuming hence the steelhead “BUM” it has been 20 years this season I have been guiding these great rivers of north west BC. I have been able to see and do things that most would envy however the rewards are great but not with out hard work and many hours of dedication to this sport are you rewarded on a regular basis. I have witnessed so many anglers some amazing casters that did not know how to fish and casters that could not cast 20 ft catch the largest steelhead Ive ever seen. So how does that describe the elusiveness of this creature we chase? ?
If you should happen to come across the page and would like to know more about Skeena river Steelhead please feel free to contact me on Face book or email @ email@example.com or visit of web site www.westcoastfishing.ca and drop us a line ______________________we would be happy to hook you up !