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 !
The Skeena river Steelhead are now running. This is what we live for at Westcoast Fishing Adventures. It’s been a while since my last report so here we go. We kicked off our season with our famous Remote Spring Steelhead Camp, again another huge success! Guests from around the world enjoyed a wild river & bright chrome straight from the sea Steelhead by day, and the comforts of a professional camp by night.
As the season progressed, the fishing just got better. Our guests experienced some of the finest Steelhead fishing the world can offer. We are now moving on to the summer run Steelhead on the Skeean & Nass Systems. We will again be setting up our Wall tent camp giving all our guests a trip of a life time, by allowing them to be first on the water, thus giving them more opportunities to hook the fish of their dreams. While most visitors to the Skeena region will be competing for water on the Copper river and Kalum river, racing from trial head to mile maker 32, we will seek refuge in our remote tent camp with a hot cup of coffee and warm fire. Then when the time is right, head to the waters edge to start our day.
So with our sun glasses on and Bright Fish ahead, we move on to our summer season with More great guests and good times .
Photo below is our latest catch from just days ago..
We still have a few openings for our Remote Fall Steelhead Camp please feel free to contact us at any time to reserve your trip.
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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I just returned from a trip down south to the Thompson river, to shoot a fly fishing show with Mark Pendlington from sport fishing BC. This time it was my turn to be shown a quality trout fishery, well guess what we missed the stone fly hatch by a week or so and the wind was blowing 80 km but we decided to launch the 18ft Clackacraft anyway, since I had just drove 15 hours.
What came of the trip? A few hook ups with some beautiful Thompson river rainbow trout, I also could not believe the sheer numbers of salmon Sockeye & Pinks swimming by us all day long. Then the real wind hit 80 km with out a doubt the worst I have seen, making it near impossible to row down the river. There were waves at times all of 6ft high breaking! I said to Mark & Justin at one point “I feel like George Clooney from the perfect storm”. However, if I was not already impressed with the 18 ft Clack, we all were at the end of the day and we lived to tell about the ride, but never got the footage we were looking for.
The conditions in the Terrace area have been nothing more than tough to say the least. On my trip home Sept 28 from Ashcroft, BC the Bulkley was blown as well as every other tributary clear down to the town of Terrace.
The Kalum river has been un-fishable since August and continues to be in the trees and over the banks in some areas.
Copper river is living up to its name Copper in color.
Kitimat river has been high & very dangerous for anyone with out rafting experience, as there are some new channels being cut daily as well as new log jams. We have been doing some lake fishing while we wait for the water to recede.
The Kasiks river has been high, but fishable off and on we are looking forward to the cooler temps October will bring as the rain will turn to snow, making the water drop and giving us one last shot at some Steelhead & Coho salmon on the Fly.
Fishing is our Addiction! Guiding is our Passion! Adventure is in our Blood!
We have experienced a historic weather in the north west for the last to months making water levels high and un-fishable at times so when this happens we go fly fishing on the local lakes that are often over looked in the Terrace Skeena region. attached are some photos of the lake fishing that took place in the last couple weeks.
It is now Sept 15th and water conditions have returned to normal levels however the fish have either returned to the Ocean or made their way to higher ground where we the fishermen & women cannot bother them i expect the fresh fish to make there way back into the Skeena,Nass,Kitimat rivers in the coming days as things have returned to normal letting the fish sit in the happy places where we can swing flies and continue our recreation.
Making for tight lines & happy faces we still have some open dates for anyone looking to hook a trophy Salmon or Steelhead October is the month to get this done with much more stable conditions due to cooler temps.
We look forward to hearing form anyone with ? about the Skeena,Nass,Kitimat fisheries.
Chinook salmon fishing on the Skeena river through June, July, August is second to none the Kenai river in Alaska has all but dried up the last few years and the crowding is to much for most people to call a wilderness experience. Look to the Skeena the second largest river in BC to the mighty Fraser river the Skeena boasts Mountain scenery along its remote banks this 600KM river it is not hard to spread out giving our guests the ultimate experience.
Hello all We have been very busy with guiding this last week now I have a day off and guess what I am doing ? Going Fishing from Lakes to rivers Terrace BC has more water to offer than any other place on the planet. Fresh Steelhead, Sockeye, Chinook Salmon, are running hard now and the water is in great shape, we still have a few open spots in August if you or anyone you know would like to book a last minute trip give us a shout.
NOW BOOKING FOR 2012
The Skeena is producing some great fish there are good numbers moving through this day we hooked so many we lost count. I had a great time with the Jaffers family we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.