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Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Kimsquit Bay Lodge

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    June - September
  • The 2017 rates are $6650 - $7150 US plus the charter flight that is $950
  • Number of guests

    6
  • Species:
    • Steelhead
    • King Salmon

Kimsquit Bay Lodge

Canada >> British Colombia >> Dean River
Fishing and Species
The water they fish is among the most storied and classic there is—from the river's mouth at the salt chuck of the Dean Channel up to the entrance of the raging Dean River canyon. It is dynamic, steep gradient, classic, boulder strewn and it begs for swung flies. Runs with names like Instant Backing, Archaeological, Sub-Tidal, Ross Island, Eagles Nest and the legendary Cutbank are runs with soul. When you step into this water, you can feel it. They run custom aluminum Kimsquit Bay eagle boats, that are modeled after the classic wooden Dean Dory. With classic curves, low sides, and extremely shallow draft they slide smoothly between spots and minimize obnoxious wakes. They are easy to get in and out of as most all fishing is done while wading. There are two guides for six anglers, with each guide specializing in two-handed Spey casting instruction. They are just as pleased to help you with a single handed rod as well. Their guides know the river well and will give you the best odds for success. They love to hear your reel scream and will likely be just as excited as you are every time it does.
Dean River

The Dean River may be the best steelhead river in the world. Its fish are the epitome of wild. In addition to the steelhead, many guests come up to test their skills at the river's huge and powerful Kings. The first three weeks of their season are dedicated to chasing Kings. Even in June, early-run steelhead eat the King flies. By the third week of the season they are catching nearly as many steelhead as Kings. In July the focus is on steelhead but are occasionally surprised by a late-run big Chinook. Steelhead season continues strong through August. By mid August they are also seeing Coho intercept swung steelhead flies.
Sea lice with tails are common on these fish, because they are all fresh from the salt. Sea lice are a saltwater parasite that fall off quickly in freshwater. Their chrome-bright appearance is because they were all recently in the ocean and that look is their natural ocean camouflage. You won't find any dark green-backs, oversized kypes, soft hens or double-stripe bucks here. They haven't been in freshwater long enough to change or get tired. Clear fins, purple backs, white bellies and silver sides are the norm.
Lodge owners Jeff and Kathryn Hickman appreciate good food and only serve the freshest most nutritious meals prepared and plated by the amazingly talented chef.
The main focus of the lodge grounds is our breathtaking view. The centerpiece is the circular gazebo, which promotes the telling of libation-induced fish stories. Being within earshot of the majestic Grantham Falls, you'll be prone to stay outside into the late evening, soaking up the surroundings.