Skeena River Steelhead

Skeena river Steelhead have started their migration July 24 / 2020 we anticipate another great fly fishing season swinging flys on the never ending runs on the Skeena river. If your looking for a fishing guide for day trips or all inclusive fishing lodge package please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We are seasoned licensed professional fishing guides with years of knowledge to share. We can teach spey casting methods, fly fishing for summer run Steelhead on the Skeena river its challenging but with a good guide and time spent you’ll leave with a better understanding of how to approach bigger river runs and riffles. http://www.westcoastfishing.ca Ph – 1-250-638-0021 lodge 

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Trout fishing Lakes guided fly fishing.

Trout fishing lakes guided fly fishing is a great introduction for Adults & Kids of all ages, fly fishing lakes in Northern & Southern BC allows you to explore limitless water bodies with little restrictions other than the regular limits, barbless hooks etc so please read the regional Regs .. As Salmon & Steelhead fisheries close due to over harvest / poor management anglers find themselves with minimal opportunities. So thanks to the BC fresh water fishing Society we have trophy rainbow trout to offer a replacement for recreational anglers. If you are interested in a guide for rainbow trout please feel free to drop us a LINE .. Email : info@westcoastfishing.ca http://www.westcoastfishing.ca Ph: 1-250-638-0021

rain bow trout fishing
Fly fishing rainbow trout
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Kitimat river guides / Chinook salmon on the fly. June 26 /2020.

June 26 / 2020 the chinook run on the Kitimat river is strong this year we have had great success swinging fly’s for chinook salmon.Canadian residents we are ready to take you on a guided trip please feel free to contact us with any inquiries you may have. Day bookings by raft or drift boat available, we expect the Skeena River to open July 15 – in the mean time we can fish for Steelhead and trout.http://www.westcoastfishing.ca Ph 1-250-638-0021 Tight Lines Gill Mckean.

Chinook salmon on the fly
Chinook Salmon
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Spring Steelhead 2020

Spring Steelhead 2020 we are getting excited to swing into spring steelhead season the rivers are clear of ice, Steelhead are showing up in good numbers. If your looking for some steelhead action with experienced guides give us a shout we will hook you up ! Just a few spots left .. Book your steelhead adventure with a local Professional fishing guide @ http://www.westcoastfishing.ca ph 1-250-638-0021

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Pleasanton Fly fishing show 2020

Hello all we are currently on the road doing the fishing show circuit it has been a pleasure to catch up with our guests and friends in Lynn Wood Washington, our next show will be Pleasanton 21,22,23 if your in the area and would like to learn more about the Skeena river Steelhead opportunities spey casting to the incredible fish come pay us visit. https://flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/

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Tight Lines Gill Mckean


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Skeena river Steelhead guides report 2016

Skeena river Steelhead guides report 2016.

As we enter another year I reflect back on 2015 Skeena,Nass,Kitimat Salmon & Steelhead season we guided many anglers from around the globe, getting them hooked up to trophy Steelhead & Salmon of their own. I am proud to say this up coming year will mark a mile stone for Westcoast Fishing Adventures 20 YEARS and counting, as I enter this season I think of where it all began and the passion I still hold for the outdoors the rivers wild life and the creatures that inhabit this beautiful land we call home, at 42 years young I feel I still have a lot of good years ahead of me I am thankful everyday for my health that provides me the energy to give experiences to our faithful guests.

Skeena river in search of Spring Steelhead.

We will soon be attending Trade shows in the USA please come and see us at the Sacramento Show – Jan 21 to 24 I will also have the privilege to speak at the fly casting pond twice per day about The Skeena river and all it has given as well as tactics,reading water,casting,flies,favorite fly lines tips and tricks, We look forward to seeing you there and answering any questions you may have about Terrace BC.

Skeena river fishing report for Dec 30/2015

Most rivers are now giving way to Ice jams or flowing ice as we have a beautiful cold dry snowy winter with temps dropping to -12 with wind chills of – 20 the Salmon run was average except Coho/Silver salmon the returns were what I would consider very low, Steelhead numbers early on were looking good however as the season pushed on the catch rates were down. Not sure if it reflects the over all numbers? or the pressure on some area rivers, Bulkley,Copper,Babine,Kispiox,Skeean rivers to name a few seem to have a gold rush of spey casting anglers floating crafts,jet sleds,walk in waders you name it they came as we all love it! A little humor AS STEEL HEADER’S WE SHARE A LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AS LONG AS I AM FIRST! We also had heavy rain for the better part of September and October allowing the fish to travel un harassed. So what will 2016 bring to the angling Table as hundreds travel to Spey nation video movie gatherings,Trade Shows,Fly fishing shows to market the sought after Steelhead. They are now protected by Ice and water where they will shiver and spawn.

Steelhead Camp the way it should be.

On a brighter note we look onward to spring as early as February we will start the sport/ out door recreational angling practices for the beloved Spring / Winter Steelhead these early monsters inhabit the main stem Skeena as well as many other little jem’s that with hard work and a well equipped guide you will be rewarded with a fishing trip of a life time. We are proud to offer our remote Spring and Fall Steelhead camps on systems a little further away from Tim Horton’s. This type of operation takes it to the next level away from the million dollar lodge cell reception & very little satellite reception, That in turn takes our 4 lucky guests back to the roots of our times. Its hard not to feel like a pioneer in camp however with much more comfort and ease of travel spoils us a little. Even a hot shower is provided to wash the sweat of the day away while anticipation grips you on every cast. In closing there is so much more I could share as I have a life time of memories rivers smiling faces, Jumpimg fish screaming reels trapped in my brain. but if you want to hear and share my passion give us a call we look forward to hearing from you. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ! Gill McKean

Gill McKean

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Skeena River fishing guides.

Skeena River fishing guides we are always ready to take you on a fishing adventure, every month of the year offers a different species of Salmon & Steelhead. If your interested in learning spey casting or single hand fly fishing our guides have years of experience teaching anglers from around the world the art of spey casting using dry lines or sink tip fly lines casting to large Salmon & Steelhead or Trophy Rainbow trout lake fishing using an indicator or dry line fishing a sedge. Summer run steelhead are now entering the Skeena main stem, we are fortunate enough to still have strong runs of steelhead migrating the Skeena on route to all the fabled rivers , Babine, Kispiox, Bulkley-Nechako, Morice, Sustut, Copper, Kalum to name a few these are the home rivers for holding, spawning steelhead and should be off limits into the later Months, as steelhead have been in the river system for nearly 3 months with potential of multiple encounters can put unnecessary stress on these beautiful creatures we all love. Catching these fish on the Main stem Skeena is truly an anglers dream / accomplishment as they have just entered the Skeena they are fresh silver and healthy.With proper Catch and release practices steelhead can be released with no harm allowing them to complete their migration. If you would like to reserve a day or a week of guided fishing with a passionate knowledgeable guide you are nearly there please feel to cast us a line @ http://www.westcoastfishing.ca Ph – 1-250-630-0021 Tight Lines Gill McKean.

Skeena river summer run steelhead caught on a weighted pink intruder.
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Skeena River is now frozen for the winter Jan 14, 2020

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.

Steelhead on the swing happy guests.

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Kitlope King Salmon Fishing – Eco Adventures

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Kermode Bear Photo Taken By Mandi.

 

 

 

Kitlope King Salmon Fishing – Eco Adventures. 

Come and join us on an adventure in an un-spoiled un inhabited BC Park one of British Columbia’s Largest Rain forest Eco Preserves. At Westcoast fishing adventures we strive to exceed your expectations. We have all the right equipment to get you there safely we are licensed and insured with 23 years of working knowledge of these water sheds.

Book your Adventure contact Ph 1-250-638-0021 we look forward to hearing from you. Tight Lines Gill Mckean http://www.westcoastfishing.ca

Chinook salmon landed

Chinook salmon landed

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Terrace BC fishing guide for Steelhead & Salmon on the Fly.

Terrace BC fishing guide for Steelhead & Salmon Westcoast Fishing Adventures 20 years of hooking up ! Report for Jan 14 2016 – The weather has started to break with temps just above the freezing level this will slowly see the ice off the rivers. The Kalum river is closed Nov 15 to guiding until April 15 at which point most of the summer and winter steelhead will be spawning, I recommend leaving these fish un-harassed to lay their eggs for future generations. however the main stem Skeena will have great fishing for some monster steelhead as well as the spring chinook. March,April,May the Kitimat river is fishing well Large Steelhead start there migration into the Kitimat river in March & the Runs build from there on. April,May – You can expect to hook Steelhead & Chinook on the same day.

 

Chinook Salmon Taken on the Fly Kitimat river 2010

Chinook Salmon Taken on the Fly Kitimat River BC. We are looking forward to seeing the end of winter its been a cold one, Tying flies and preparing for fishing shows has been passing the time quickly. The Lakelse river is another options being lake fed offers some fantastic Steelhead fishing through February and March be sure to check the regulations on open and closed areas as well as bait restrictions, Fly Float,Spin – eggs no eggs Etc.

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing our guests that have reserved dates for 2016 with a veteran team of guides My self Gill McKean 20 years, Pierce Clegg 28 years retired owner of Babine Nor Lakes Now Steelhead Boot Camp Guide. Dakota Mercer will bring his youth and new school Jedi ways. As well as Richard Hendrich also another Vet with Many years under his belt. http://www.westcoastfishing.ca

Guides 25 foot Duckworth Jet Boat

Our river Limo, 25 foot Duckworth Jet Boat

Stu & Guide Gill McKean with another nice Steelhead on the fly

Stu & Guide Gill McKean with another nice Steelhead on the fly

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