Skeena river guides for steelhead & salmon

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.

Nass river Steelhead flying high.

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.

Clean well kept Steelhead camp.

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.

Gill McKean with spring steelhead Chrome

 

Pierce Clegg watching a steelhead swim off.

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.

Cheers,

G. Craig Freas
Anchorage, Alaska
Silver City, New Mexico

Long time guest with Rio Grande brown trout our anglers fish around the world.

Steelhead boot camp.

Steelhead boot camp. This is just a small snap shot -Just one of our many rivers we are licensed to guide on with Westcoast Fishing Adventures you can be assured you are being taken care of by seasoned guides who have grown up in the area. We do not charge daily rod day fees when booking your Steelhead package rod day fees are included you will have to purchase a Non tidal angling license as well as a conservation steelhead stamp. Sleeping bags are provided spey rods can be supplied to save you the hassle of packing it through the airport.

Booking your trip with Westcoast Fishing Adventures.

Give us a call or drop us a line at info@westcoastfishing.ca

Tight Lines / Gill Mckean Ph 1-250-638-0021 toll free 1-866-578-8552

Fly fishing for spring steelhead in Terrace BC

Fly fishing Terrace BC Skeena river, The Season will end October 31st, 2011.
The Steelhead season is still strong! Along with the Dolley Varden and Cut-Throat!
Inquiries are coming in daily in regards to our Epic Spring Steelhead Season, if you are considering a trip to remember for a lifetime, please call today. The last week of April is booking up, Get a flight seat sale when you tell Hawk Air you are flying with Westcoast Fishing Adventures! Link attached to our web site www.westcoastfishing.ca.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Tight Lines!
~Fishing is our addiction! Guiding is in our blood! Adventure is in our Blood!~

Skeena river steelhead report!

The Skeena is back in shape and fly fishing on our radar, we are targeting Steelhead & Coho Salmon. Fishing the Skeean river,Nass river,Kitimat river, and many other remote rivers in Terrace BC for full weekly fly fishing or fishingreports complete with photos see our website @ www.westcoastfishing.ca or www.skeenariversteelhead.com / We look forward to hearing from you. Tight Lines Gill McKean

Read on for Skeena river steelhead counts to date.
Subject: RE: Skeena Summer Steelhead Update To September 25th, 2011

Please find, attached, the most recent update (to September 23rd) for the
Moricetown mark-recapture fishery generated steelhead population estimate.
All the best.

________________________________
From: Beere, Mark FLNR:EX
Sent: September 25, 2011 11:11 AM
To: Wilson, Andrew S FLNR:EX
Subject: RE: Skeena Summer Steelhead Update To September 25th, 2011

Please find, attached, the Skeena Update to September 25th, 2011.  This file
contains the Tyee Test Fishery generated Skeena River summer steelhead index
to September 24th, including daily, cumulative and escapement estimate
figures, in addition to a summary table showing cumulative index data since
1998, overall and decadal averages, et cetera, the Upper Sustut River
Enumeration Weir steelhead counts to September 19th.  The Moricetown Canyon
(Bulkley-Morice) mark-recapture estimate figure to September 16th is
pending.  The estimate is ~= 13 K, and the project is currently challenged
by yet another high discharge/turbidity event.

The Tyee Test Index to the September 24th (now complete for 2011) is 147,
63% of last year’s index to the same date and 74% of the all years’ average
(this is only the eighth year that the Test Fishery has operated on the 24th
of September – average of the 8 years fished to this date = 198; range all
years: 33 (1957) to 264 (1998)).

Nine hundred and ninety steelhead have been captured to date at the Upper
Sustut River Enumeration Weir, above average to the same date (average all
years since 1994 = 567; range: 80 (2006) to 1106 (2009)).

As of August 24th, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans estimate the
Skeena sockeye aggregate escapement past Tyee to be 1.48 million.

Commercial fishing activity in the Skeena River approach waters is complete
for this season.  Commercial fishing activity to date can be found in the
attached: Commercial Openings 2011.

Hope you have enjoyed our fishing report for September 29th 2011

Tight Lines Gill Mckean

1-866-578-8552 office toll free

email – info@westcoastfishing.ca

Spring Steelehad at its finest giuded by Westcoast Fishing Adventures

 

Fly fishing Salmon & Steelhead on the Skeena river Terrace BC Fishing Report.

Hello all, the last few weeks have been very busy. The last two weeks of August were very wet to say the least, with the odd dry day mixed in. However this is what makes Terrace BC Skeena country so green, all this water supports an amazing water shed with all 5 speices of pacific salmon, as well as Rainbow Trout & Dolly Varden. We also had the opportunity to have the New Fly Fisher film crew here, Thomas Rosenbauer & Jeremy Kennedy to document this incredible fly fishery, while filming we encountered almost every fish that swims the mighty Skeena river. Steelhead, Coho salmon, Pink salmon, Dolly Varden; you name it, we caught it!  I am looking forward to seeing it air on WFN world fishing network some time in the New Year. Stay tuned.

Our guide season is still in full swing, it is now prime time to book your Steelhead & Coho salmon fishing trip, we still have some open spots so if you have not booked and been sitting on the fence, wait no longer get er done.

We look forward to the next two months of great fishing On the Skeena River, Nass River, Kitimat River and most of their tributaries.

Tight Lines to all.

Gill McKean

Good times Filming the for the New Fly Fisher.
Skeena river summer run steelhead caught on a weighted pink intruder.