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.

 

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Guided fly fishing trips on the Skeena river fishing for wild Steelhead

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

Tight Lines to All .. Angling guide Gill McKean See attached link Skeena river video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iBkpROcQCU

Gwen & Guide Gill McKean with another Skeena river steelhead.

 

Jay from Vancouver Island holding another Skeena river Steelhead caught on the swing.

 

 

 

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Skeena river fishing report.

Skeena river fishing report.

The Skeena river steelhead run is looking strong and healthy we have experienced low water most of the 2015 season but as fall approaches the rains have begun to fall giving the avid angler and guide a little twist on hunting the mighty summer run skeena river steelhead. As the season progresses the numbers of fish in the systems of the North become plentiful giving guided anglers double digit days of hooking chrome can be more the norm.

Photos below are from Sept 5 /2015 Guests of Westcoast Fishing Adventures 2 of the anglers are new to Spey casting and both have now caught there first ever steelhead on the fly.

Should you come accross this website and have questions or would like to book your steelhead fishing vacation to Terrace BC Skeena counrty  please feel free to visit www.westcoastfishing.ca

Fred & Angling guide Gill Mckean with a beautiful Skeena river Steelhead.

Gwen with her first ever Skeena river steelhead.

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Skeena river Steelhead guides

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? ? 

20 year veteran Angling Guide Gill McKean holding a Skeena summer run steelhead caught on the fly.

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 @ info@westcoastfishing.ca or visit of web site www.westcoastfishing.ca   and drop us a line ______________________we would be happy to hook you up !

Tight lines to all .. Gill McKean

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Skeena river fishing report.

Skeena river & Nass River Fall Fishing Report

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

 

 

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Westcoast Fishing Adventures So Far…..

We have had a very busy season, we have met some great new clients and enjoyed our long time guests, who have turned out to be like family.

This summer we were faced with some low water conditions, which made for a bitter sweet problem: it was easier to catch fish. We are expected to have a “make up winter” this year, and building up our Snow Pack Levels for next year!  Bring it on!

We have a few new additions to the Equipment this year, making our hunt for the Salmon & Steelhead more enjoyable 😀

Please feel free to contact us for the Remote Spring Steelhead Camp, as we have only one week available. 1-866-578-8552 or info@westcoastfishing.ca or fill out a reservation form at www.westcoastfishing.ca

Tight Lines

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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

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Steelhead fishing the Skeena river swinging the fly !

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.

Kuo with a trophy Coho Salmon caught on a pink foam fly on the surface.

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.

Sue with her first steelhead on the Fly

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 !

Stu with a prize steelhead guided by Gill McKean

 

 

Gill McKean with a monster winter run steelhead on the fly.

 

We hope to see you at the Sac show or on our door step hooking up to your trophy fish.

Tight Lines & Merry Christmas to All.

Gill McKean

Ph 1-250-638-0021 / Toll free 1-866-578-8552

www.westcoastfishjng.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Skeena river steelhead are now in the river. Remote Steelhead Camp

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.

Gill McKean sneeks one out from behind the guests.

Guest of Westcoast Fishing Adventures holding his first of many steelhead for the day.

Westcoast Fishing Adventures Steelhead camp.

Steelhead camp getting ready for the day ..

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.

The Viking with a Chrome steelhead on the fly.

So with our sun glasses on and Bright Fish ahead, we move on to our summer season with More great guests and good times .

Pirece & Stacy with a Chromer on a wet day were still catching Rayzz... 😉

Photo below is our latest catch from just days ago..

John Moore with a monster Skeean river summer run caught August 6,2013

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.

Tight Lines to all

Gill McKean

Westcoast Fishing Adventures

info@westcoastfishing.ca

1-250-638-0021

Toll free 1-866-578-8552

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