Guided fly fishing trips on the Skeena river fishing for wild Steelhead. The Skeena is muddy today Sept 8 2015 after some heavy rain however I expect the river to drop and fish again in the next week as the weather improves. Steelhead fishing has been great photos below were taken on Sept 7 2015 on the banks of the Skeena river with guests from Texas,Mexico,Vancouver Island what a mix of great people to host. They all caught Steelhead on the fly, knuckles were rapped and drags screamed good times and big smiles for guests of www.westcoastfishing.ca we still have a few openings for Steelhead this fall the run is large and the conditions will be perfect come October so if you are looking for some tight lines and screaming reels give us a shout. 1-250-638-0021
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.
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.
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.
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.
G. Craig Freas
Silver City, New Mexico
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.
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.
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.