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Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey
Skeena Spey

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    The lodge fishes from mid March to early November. Following is a list of species and the timing - Spring Steelhead March-May, Spring Kings April-July, Summer Steelhead July-early November, Coho August-October.
  • The 2017 rates are $5400 CDN per person for 6 nights/5 days of fishing, sharing a guide and cabin.This is approximately $4135 USD> Longer stays are available. Rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include HST. There is a limited option for a private cabin and private guide. There is an option for a cabin rental that includes a hearty breakfast. The Classic Cabins are $350 CDN per night for 2 and the Deluxe Cabins are $600 CDN per night for 2. This includes all meals with a gourmet dinner.
  • Number of guests

    The lodge takes 8-10 anglers per week.
  • Species:
    • Steelhead
    • Silver Salmon
    • King Salmon
    • Chum Salmon
    • Sockeye
    • Pink Salmon
    • Bull Trout
    • Sea Run Cutthroat Trout

Skeena Spey

Canada >> British Columbia >> Terrace
Fishing and Species
The rivers fished are the Skeena, Kalum, Kitimat, Kasiks and Exchansiks. Species primarily fished for are Steelhead ,Kings and Coho. There are also sockeye, pink and chum salmon, sea run Cutthroat and Bull Trout. Fishing is accessed via jet boat or day floats in rafts.

The lodge is located on the bank of the Skeena River in Terrace, BC. From this location you have the flexibility to fish a number of rivers, giving the guides and anglers options when one river is not fishing well. Only 40 miles from the ocean, they experience the moderating influence of the marine air that makes for a longer season. With spring, summer and fall fishing, anglers can target the species they are most interested in. Head Guide Brian Niska sets the tone for 2 handed/spey fishing for steelhead and slamon. He is a certified Master Casting Instructor for 2 handed. 

There are six comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bath, for eight anglers. A recreation room, with a fireplace, pool table and bar is the place to hang out after fishing and swap stories. The food is outstanding and the meals memorable.

There are direct flights from Vancouver, BC into Terrace, which makes for easy logistics and no overnights in town. Most anglers fish for 5 days, but shorter and longer stays can be accommodated depending on space

Following is a run down of the waters that are primarily fished:

The mighty Skeena River is world famous for producing some of the largest wild salmon and steelhead on earth. The Skeena holds the current steelhead world record for fly-caught fish. Twenty-pound steelhead are not uncommon, 30-pound steelhead are caught most years, and record 40-pound fish are landed from time to time. The monster King salmon of the Skeena have held three former world records. The Skeena also has large runs of Coho, Pinks and Sockeye salmon. Each year over two million Salmon migrate up the Skeena. The Skeena has dozens of tributaries and feeder streams, each with it’s own genetically adapted strain of wild salmon and steelhead. It is truly one of the world’s greatest rivers.

The Kalum River also produces monster wild King salmon. Some of the largest Kings in the Skeena system return to the Kalum. The Kalum also produces large runs of wild steelhead and Coho. Twenty-pound steelhead are not uncommon and some 30+ pounders have been landed there. The river also has healthy populations of wild Dolly Varden, Cutthroat and Bull trout.

The Kitimat River produces beautiful salmon and steelhead as well as ocean-run Cutthroats and Dolly Vardens. It also has one of the largest returns of Chum salmon in the area. King salmon start returning early in the Kitimat, making it a great river to fish in June.

The Kasiks River has excellent wild Coho, Dolly Vardens and Cutthroats. The Kasiks is a spectacular remote river that is accessed by jet boat. The trip up the Kasiks River is something that will not soon be forgotten. Spectacular waterfalls, canyons and mountain peaks surround the river and the ride is definitely a thrill.
The Exchamsiks is another excellent Coho and trout river. The trip upstream starts at the Skeena River below towering granite cliffs that rise up over 1,000 feet. It is a clear-running stream with fantastic scenery and excellent fishing.