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.
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.
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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.
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The Skeena river is on the drop and the fishing is heating up. There are already a few sockeye showing up, however we are after the Big Boys at the moment and will continue to chase them for the rest of the month. We still have a few spaces open for your last minute fishing trip you are planning.
The Kitimat river has been in fantastic shape for the last three weeks, however it has been a little hit & miss; guess thats fishing. Swinging a fly has been a “reel treat” this season, with the water being so perfect we have had great success when we have had guests willing to put in the time it takes to hook a hog.
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Angling Guide Gordon McKean hooks up on a recon mission looking for Steelhead on the spey and comes up Big Time with a Kitimat Steelhead. We have been doing our home work we are nearly ready to take our first group of guided Angerls out !