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Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge
Suskeena Lodge

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    September and October
  • The rate for 2017 is $6900 US
  • Number of guests

    They take 9 anglers per week.
  • Species:
    • Steelhead

Suskeena Lodge

Canada >> British Columbia >> Smithers
Fishing and Species
From September to mid-October this is fly fishing for big steelhead at its finest. All fishing is done by wading. They fish 3 anglers per guide with jet boat transportation.

Suskeena Lodge, on the Sustut River in Northern British Columbia is relatively unknown except among a core group of fanatics that fish BC every year prowling for giant steelhead. The Sustut has the largest average steelhead size of any river in the Skeena watershed. If you want to crack the magic 30 pound mark for steelhead you had better be focused on the Skeena tributaries. On the Skeena these include the Babine River, Kispiox River or the Sustut River. If you want to increase your odds for 30 pound steelhead, enjoy a wilderness setting and fish gin clear water...the Sustut is your place.

Suskeena Lodge is a nine-person lodge located on the Sustut River in the Skeena watershed in Northern British Columbia. Access to the Sustut is by private charter and there are no roads that take you there. It is a true wilderness steelhead fishery.

The season runs from the third week of August until approximately November 1 each year. September is a magical time as the leaves are changing, weather is moderate and dry fly fishing for steelhead can be off the charts. By October, it feels like British Columbia fall. Cold nights and sunny days make it feel more like steelhead season. This half of the season is slightly better for numbers and often offers low clear water. This is also the time the Skeena really turns on.

The cabins are by far some of the nicest cabins in B.C. for steelhead fishing. Each double occupancy cabin has a private bath, flush toilet and is well furnished. Cabins also include a stove and a sitting area. In addition to the bathrooms in each cabin, there is an additional washhouse with three showers, in the event that you and your bunk mate seem to need to shower simultaneously or one of you needs to sing loudly.

The main lodge is a charming, custom-built log building. There is ample room to relax with drinks after fishing, enjoy great meals or read by the fireplace. With only nine anglers, the atmosphere is just right.

Lunch is prepared by the guide and served streamside. Dinners are hearty, great food and you will be thinking about them as you fish in the late afternoon.

The fish are all wild, large on average and numerous. They travel twenty miles a day on average during their migration to their spawning grounds. They reach the Sustut less than a week after they arrive on the Bulkley, Babine, Kispiox etc. Keep in mind that the fish will be in the river for 6-8 months.

The river and valley are simply stunning. The views are constant and overwhelming. Each bend of the river brings giant cottonwoods and low-lying alder in all their fall splendor. The backdrop is almost always a high and frosted peak. The contrast is unbelievable. And through it all…a gin clear steelhead river with fish over 30 pounds.