Skeena river Steelhead guides action report September 11,2015

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.

When fishing the skeena you never know what might grab your fly Dave found out !

 

 

Dave releases a beautiful Skeena river steelhead.

 

Salmon guide Gill McKean gets his guests hooked up !

 

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.

 

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.

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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

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email – info@westcoastfishing.ca

Spring Steelehad at its finest giuded by Westcoast Fishing Adventures

 

Chinook Salmon on the Skeena river.

 

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.

Giant Skeena river Chinook salmon Guided by angling guide Gordon Mckean

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

Skeena river Hog Guest of Westcoast Fishing Adventures helped by pro guide Gordon Mckean

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.

Tight Lines /Gill McKean

 

Skeena river reports

Hello All.

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.

Big George with a kitimat river chromer

Tight Lines/ Gill McKean Westcoast Fishing Adventures.