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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or visit of web site www.westcoastfishing.ca and drop us a line ______________________we would be happy to hook you up !
Skeena river guides for steelhead & salmon want to give you a quick recap of the preperation for spring steelhead season. We will be starting our steelhead season guiding March 1 on the Kitimat river, Skeena river,Nass river,Zymacord river to name a few for trophy spring steelhead swinging flies over clear shallow tail outs for fresh sea run steelhead coming in on the tides. Our steelhead camp will be operating from March 20th to the second week in May on the Main stem Skeena this season we are shifting gears giving our return customers an opportunity to fish some new water while still having the ability to give them variety if needed. After all these are migratory fish that can be very unpredictable thus mobility and being ready to shift gears to another water shed can be key to hooking your very own trophy steelhead.
At Westcoast Fishing Adventures we pride our selves in guiding small groups of anglers giving them a quality experience from the time they land to the time they depart. We only take 4 anglers per week with a 2 per guide ratio this allows our anglers to not feel rushed through pools giving them every opportunity to feel the Tug of the mighty steelhead on the other end. Our camp is very comfortable with 2 large wall tents and heavy duty cots guide outfitter sleeping bags are also provided and dry cleaned after every group. There is even a hot shower in camp with an endless supply of water. Dinners are prepared ahead of time to help with camp work our wonderful chef prepares home cooked meals that are put together by my self and Mr Pierce Clegg long time guide from Babine Nor lakes Ex Owner every evening along with a few cold adult beverages, there’s always a large fire to sit in the evening and share stories of the days events.
Remote wild steelhead with out the sound of Jet boats running only the sound of birds and flowing water & your reel screaming ! Welcome to a Westcoast Fishing Adventures.
We have April 26 to May 2 – 4 guests : May 3 to May 9 – 4 guests : May 10th to May 16 4 guests : Contact us @ www.westcoastfishing.ca 1-250-638-0021
Now a little note from our guest Craig Freas and what he has to say about our company after fishing Browns on the Rio Grande.
Fritz……………….hope your week on the Rio Grande went well; I had a
great time (see attachments). When we flew to Rio Grande you mentioned an
interest in fishing for steelhead in British Columbia. I have been fishing
steelhead in Northern BC for the past seven years in and around Terrace,
which is situated on the Skeena River. I only fish with Westcoast Fishing
Adventures, which is owned and operated by Gill and Mandi McKean. They have
a small but very personalized operation. If you fish around Terrace you
will stay in their lovely home which is set up for guests. Normally they
handle only 4-6 guests at a time. You have a wide choice of rivers:
Skeena, Kitimat, Zymacord, Cranberry, Ishkheenickh, Meziadin, Bell-Irving
and others. There are three basic steelhead seasons: spring (april-may),
summer, and fall (sept-oct). I prefer spring and fall. If you fish
rivers more than say 100 Km from Terrace you will likely be housed in a
travel trailer or tent camp. I also suggest you contact Helge Dahlen in
Norway as an additional reference. I met Helge in GilI’s spring steelhead
camp on the Ishkheenickh River and we have fished together a couple of times
since then. Helge is a Guideline Rep in Norway. I have copied both Gill
and Helge on this message so that you have their email address. Gill’s
website is: http://westcoastfishing.ca/
I personally would not fish with anyone in northern British Columbia for
steelhead except Gill McKean. Feel free to ask me additional questions.
G. Craig Freas
Silver City, New Mexico
Steelhead fishing the Skeena river swinging the fly !
Fly fishing on the Skeena river can be very rewarding however the region is vast there are so many rivers with many different species running at different times – Summer run steelhead – Winter run steelhead – Spring run steelhead & of course all the salmon Sockeye Salmon – Pink Salmon – Coho Salmon – Chinook Salmon – Chum Salmon, so the question that is asked what is the best time to be fly fishing the Skeena river or tributaries of the Nass or Kitimat rivers.
If this is your first time to the Skeena region we highly recommend a good licensed guide www.westcoastfishing.ca with so many rivers to choose from and timing of runs its key to be in the right place at the right time, a lot of money can be spent on travel to Terrace and your dream fishing trip could be a bust if your not in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.
With this said we will be attending the Sacramento ISE show offering fully guided fishing trips to Skeena country for the 2014.
Offering our Exclusive Remote Spring Steelhead camp./ Summer Salmon & Steelhead trips from or main lodge / Ocean trips aboard the 25 foot Skagit Orca out of Prince Rupert chasing Chinook salmon,Halibut, crabs, spot prawns / Then back to the remote rivers for fall Coho and Steelhead action. On our secret rivers !
We hope to see you at the Sac show or on our door step hooking up to your trophy fish.
Fly Fishing for Steelhead in Skeena country fishing report for Nov 12/2012.
Our guide season is over however it gives myself & Mandi time to get out and wet a line we have been enjoying some quality time with Big Fish! . Mandi has just picked up the Spey rod in the last 2 years she is now getting the “SWING” of things catching some incredible fish she is hooked for life i can see it in her eyes. The only disappointment her look is more intense than the first time she met me… 🙁 LOL I have enjoyed ever minute of teaching her watching her passion for this sport grow !
We have also had some great people here over the season one group that comes to mind is our polish fishing team they were here for 12 days becoming part of the family as well as catching a ton of beautiful Salmon & Steelhead on the fly !!
For those of you wanting an adventure to remember we highly recommend one of our Steelhead camps be it spring or fall. We only take 4 anglers per week on these incredible outdoor Fly fishing adventure trips.
Our spring camp is already 50% booked ! so don’t delay
Fall camp is 10%
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Fly fishing Terrace BC, Skeena river, Nass river , Kitimat river is what we do as guides in the Terrace Kitimat area for Steelhead & Salmon the past 15 years we have explored and seen most but not all of the bounties these river systems have to offer. with that said you can be assured with our professional guides you will experience a fly fishing trip to remember. We guide for Spring Steelhead starting April 1 through to May 10 then onto the early run Chinook salmon swinging flies for these monsters is epic to say the least. We are now booking up for spring Steelhead call for open spots, our next best time frame for Steelhead is July, August on the Main stem Skeena river this is the time when the true summer Steelhead are making there trip through the Big Skeena river and beyond 300km to 600km north to all other destinations we like to catch them when we are at there mercy! Fresh shinny pissed off Steelhead with no where else to go but back to the Ocean when they feel the prick from your swung fly.
photos attached are just a few of the best of Spring Steelhead 2011 to see more please look for the latest Salmon Steelhead Journal or The Latest Chasing Silver Mag we are in them loud and proud if you are looking for Chrome Fish with professional guides look no further than Westcoast Fishing Advenutres the team of guides start with Gill Mckean, Gordon McKean,
Darren wright also guides on the Bow river in Calgary & the world famous Babine river out of Smithers BC, & Todd Haynes with this crew you can’t go wrong. we look forward to helping you plan your next dream trip to British Columbia Terrace BC.
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