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 fishing report for November 4 / 2014 .
Fly fishing has been the method for the last 2 months, we are now taking a break and getting ready for winter to set in after a very successful fall Steelhead & Coho season. Not with out hard work and extensive knowledge of the Skeena,Nass,Kitimat regions, we traveled far and wide to get our guests hooked up to their own trophy fish. While most area lodges and guided anglers were packing their bags and posting face book messages about the “blown rivers”, we were hooking up! Not to blow our horn, but when being guided by Westcoast Fishing Adventures you are sure to find clean fishable water no matter what. The rest is up to you! One of our many company slogans goes like this – “We don’t sell ROD DAYS We sell Fishing Adventures!” So if you are looking for guides that know the water do there home work, look no further. You have found the one and only Westcoast Fishing Adventures.
Now on to the report. All area rivers are on the drop and of course jammed with Steelhead and spawning Coho. We have been getting heavy rain through out most days however temps are dropping & snow is falling around 1800 ft. The Kalum winter run will soon be here as the copper river is in full swing – The Bell Irving was just starting to fish well towards the end of the season with chrome Steelhead showing up daily. Coho salmon on all region 6 rivers are closed for the season. The Kispiox , Bulkley, Morice, Sustut, Suskwa, Babine & all other Steelhead rivers have seen the bulk of Steelhead arrive for the season and will now color up and prepare themselves for the winter ahead. If you are on route or still planning a last minute trip to the Skeena,Nass,Kitimat region do not hesitate to contact our office for an up to date fishing report Or reserve your next fishing adventure as we Fish to Live & Live to Fish We look forward hearing from you. info@westcoastfishing,ca or 1-866-578-8552
Now on to some Salmon & Steelhead Porn from the month of October !! Enjoy
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 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!
~Fishing is our addiction! Guiding is in our blood! Adventure is in our Blood!~
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
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.
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.
Guest of Westcoast Fishing Adventures was guided by BC Angling guide Gordon Mckean, This was Bill Seaman’s second hook up of the day he was blown away with the fight & the take it was so aggressive it dislocated his arm he managed to land this Chrome Steelhead then collapsed in a heap of pain & joy !