Lets just say that there is a remote Skeena tributary where our longtime friend and outfitter Derek Botchford runs a really cool little camp that only eight guests get to fish a year. The camp is really comfortable, the days are really long and the fish are, on average, the largest of any the world’s […]
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Northern BC Heli Fishing For anglers that appreciate remotes rustic adventures, this family run lodge is a gem. We have one spot available at half price during a prime king salmon week and a number of Spring steelhead trips available as well. If you like to hike and swing flies and are keen to see a […]
Plummer’s is an iconic Canadian lodge located within the Arctic Circle in the Northeastern arm of Great Bear Lake. While known primarily as a lake trout operation for conventional anglers, Plummer’s offers some great fly fishing in addition to holding the key to the Tree River Camp, and the huge sea-run arctic char that call […]
New, Bulkley Basecamp The Bulkley Basecamp is a new under-the-radar program created by Derek Botchford, owner of Frontier Farwest Lodge. At its core, this operation is the single most versatile/agile operation in the Skeena watershed, enabling guests easy driving access to the lower Bulkley and Skeena near Hazelton, as well as more involved access to […]
The fall steelhead season in British Columbia is underway and, in typical fashion, conditions have been in constant flux. One of the things we love about the spring steelhead season in BC is that there is a lot less variation in water conditions. Here is an overview of some of the prime spring steelhead openings in […]
From the Wild Salmon Center: By early October, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will decide whether or not to put British Columbia’s Skeena River in jeopardy. A massive liquefied natural gas cooling and export facility at the mouth of the Skeena is awaiting approval from Trudeau’s cabinet. The $11.4 billion project would be built next […]
Hodson’s Dean River Lodge, BC Due to a last-minute cancellation we are able to offer this trip for an unheard of discount. If you’re able to get away last-minute and have always wanted to fish the Dean, this could be your chance! Dates: September 16 – 24 Rate: US$5,000! Regularly US$7,572 Call Charles at 800-552-2729 or […]
Skeena Meadows Due to a last minute cancellation, Skeena Meadows has three open cabins that they will offer at an unheard of 40% discount. Each cabin takes up to three anglers. These are the most deluxe DYI accommodations in the region with essentially private water on the main stem Skeena below the Bulkley. Angler fish […]
Silver Hilton Lodge – Babine River, British Columbia The world’s most sought-after and exclusive wilderness steelhead lodge. Available dates: September 17 – 24, 2016 (1 year fill-in spot) Cost of this trip: US$9,372.50 for a 7 night / 7 day package Send Ken Morrish an email or call 800-552-2729 to lock in your spot on […]
Posted in British Columbia on Aug 3rd, 2016 Comments Off on Prime Opening, BC West Dean River
BC West For those who have not had the good fortune to fish for steelhead on British Columbia’s Dean River, others’ tales of personal exploits can become overbearing. Stories of hard takes, hissing bellies of line, wild leaps, and the relentless runs of these “super” steelhead are admittedly hard to compete with, especially when compounded […]
For all of you fall steelheaders looking forward to the upcoming season in the Skeena watershed, the initial test results are looking great! In fact the early numbers are second only to the legendary 1998 season which was the best year ever recorded. There has also been a goodly amount of much needed rain over […]
The winter steelhead season is underway and, in typical fashion, conditions have been in constant flux. One of the things we love about the spring steelhead season in British Columbia is that there is a lot less variation in water conditions. Here is an overview of the prime spring steelhead openings in BC this year. […]
Steelhead anglers that have fished in the Terrace, BC region have known for years that the area is as well known for it’s powder as it is for wild chrome-bright fish. Skeena Spey Lodge owner Brian Niska has put together a package that showcases the best that Terrace has to offer during the prime season. […]
Posted in British Columbia, Discount / Prime Openings, Freshwater, Prime Availability, Skeena River Lodge, Steelhead on Nov 19th, 2015 Comments Off on Prime Availability – Skeena River Lodge – April, 2016
Skeena River Lodge, Terrace, BC A fabulous value with a rock solid fishing program and some of the the most productive guides in BC. Available Dates: April 23 – 30, 2016 Cost of this trip = $3,800 + GST for a 7 night/6 day package Give Charles a call at 800-552-2729 to lock in your […]
Posted in Babine Norlakes Lodge, British Columbia, Discount / Prime Openings, Frontier Farwest Lodge, Prime Availability, Steelhead on Sep 10th, 2015 Comments Off on Prime Availability – Discount : Last Minute BC Openings
Last minute openings at some of our favorite lodges in BC. Babine Norlakes Dates: Sept 14-20, one rod, one time fill-in spot Rate: $6850 CAD Frontier Farwest Lodge: Date: Oct 10-17, one rod Rate: $6700 USD Nicholas Dean Lodge Date: […]
Posted in British Columbia on Aug 31st, 2015 Comments Off on BC Steelhead Forecast
With the season upon us we wanted to give all our loyal steelheaders a quick update on the conditions. The steelhead return to the Skeena system is basically slightly below average. To see the stats in greater detail please have alook at the following Tyee Index provided by the Steelhead Alliance. After a long, hot, relatively low-water summer […]
Posted in Alaska, Bear Claw Lodge, British Columbia, Freshwater, Hodson's Dean River Lodge, Prime Availability, Skeena River Lodge, Steelhead, Suskeena Lodge on Jun 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Prime Availability – BC Steelhead – 2015
Here is an update on the remaining prime steelhead openings in BC for the coming season. Suskeena Lodge, Sustut River We have two unexpected openings at Suskeena Lodge on the Sustut. For anglers looking to get their foot in the door during a prime week, this is a great opportunity. The Sustut is a class […]
Please check out our great friend and Fly Fishing Hall of Famer Lani Waller on April Vokey’s new podcast called Anchored. iTunes Podcast Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lani-waller-steelhead-fame/id951475911?i=327375908&mt=2
Fly Water Travel is pleased to announce a diverse and novel new offering for game steelheaders keen on fishing the fabled waters of the Skeena system. These trips will be guided by 30 year veteran guide Kelly Hassell and supported by Derek Botchford’s heads-up team from Frontier Farwest Lodge. These trips will be the […]
BC West Lodge- Dean River BC: The week of July 4-11 at BC West is arguably the best week of the season for anglers to target both bright kings and chrome steelhead at the same time. On any given cast, you just don’t know what exactly might yank on it. This is the first week that BC […]
Posted in British Columbia, Copper Bay Lodge, Fishing Reports, Freshwater, Frontier Farwest Lodge, Steelhead, Uncategorized on Feb 24th, 2015 Comments Off on Trip Report: Copper Bay Lodge, Haida Gwaii
This past January I was lucky enough to visit Copper Bay Lodge in Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands). For me it was like a homecoming, as I was with two great fishing buddies, I knew all of the guides from past trips to the Bulkley, Morice and Dean and they are […]
If you have been interested in chasing kings on a fly, now is the time to get hooked up with the best outfitters on the best rivers and try your hand with the strongest fighting fish in the freshwater world. Sandy River Lodge, Alaska – Widely considered the most productive and fly friendly king river […]
Silver Hilton Lodge – Babine River, BC This is a prime dry fly week at the Main Camp! One time fill-in spot. Dates: September 10-17, Main Camp, 1 spot Rate: $8,456.25 Give us a call at 800-552-2729 to reserve your spot.
Posted in British Columbia, Discount / Prime Openings, Discount Trips, General News, Skeena River Lodge, Steelhead, Uncategorized on Jul 23rd, 2014 Comments Off on Discount Trip – British Columbia – Fall 2014
Bulkley River, Maxwell’s Guide Service Available Dates(one boat available): September 14-21 September 21-28 September 28-Oct 5 October 12-19 October 19-26 Three and six day double occupancy packages: Six Day: Discount rate = $2700 (Regular rate = $3600) Three Day: Discount rate = $1350 (Regular rate = $1800) Skeena River Lodge, Bell Irving Camp Available […]
Sandy River, Alaska: Available Dates: Oct 12-19, two rods Rate:$7200 from Anchorage Skeena Wilderness Charters, Terrace: Available Dates: Aug 17-23, six rods; Aug 24-30, eight rods; Oct 5-11, four rods; Oct 12-18, six rods Rate:$4500 plus tax Bear Claw Lodge, Kispiox: Available Dates: Oct 16-23, six rods Rate:$6595 plus tax Hodson’s, […]
Posted in British Columbia, Freshwater, Hodson's Dean River Lodge, Prime Availability, Steelhead on Mar 11th, 2014 Comments Off on Prime Availability – Hodson’s Lodge, Dean River, BC – September, 2014
Hodson’s Lodge, Dean River, British Columbia Available Dates: September 17 – 24, 2014 for 2 rods Cost of this trip = $7,000 + GST per person for a 7 night/7 day package Call Ken Morrish at 800-552-2729 to reserve these spaces!
Posted in Babine Norlakes Lodge, Bear Claw Lodge, British Columbia, Fishing Reports, Frontier Farwest Lodge, Kispiox River Fishing Company, Secret System, Silver Hilton Lodge, Skeena River Lodge, Suskeena Lodge, Z-Boat Lodge on Nov 11th, 2013 Comments Off on Casting A Voice
“According to longtime angler Rob Brown the Skeena River drainage is “the last bastion of wild steelhead.” This film examines the value of the Skeena River and its fish, and the steadily growing risks it faces to development and energy transportation proposals. The energy industry is vital to Canada’s economic strength, and the Northern Gateway […]
Jeroen Wohe, from Skeena River Lodge, with another monster caught this week on the Copper. He puts this one at 31 pounds. He says that there seems to be plenty of small fish, very few fish in the 12 – 16 pound class and a good number of really large fish this season. Let’s hope!
We have just received this picture of an anonymous female spey angler with what looks to us is a world record fly-caught Chinook from the Skeena River this past month. We congratulate this lucky angler and will pass along any additional information about this spectacular catch as we receive it. WOW!
Posted in British Columbia, Discount / Prime Openings, Discount Trips, Freshwater, Frontier Farwest Lodge, Steelhead on Jul 26th, 2013 Comments Off on Discount Trip – Frontier Farwest Lodge, Bulkley River, BC – September, 2013
Frontier Farwest Fishing Lodge, Bulkley River, BC Available Dates: September 28-October 5, 2013 – 1 spot only! Discount Rate = US$4,900 for a 7 night / 7 day package (Regular rate=$6,200!!) This is the best and most diverse operation on the Bulkley and Morice systems. Their program has been revamped to include several nights at […]