The largest Chinook in the world

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Salmon Junkies are currently working on planning a trip to British Columbia, targeting the Skeena river Chinook salmon – The biggest and meanest Chinook in the world.

We are very excited to announce that in 2014 we will offer five rods in prime week 28/6 – 5/7 (Exclusively) where you will be able to fish Skeena mainstem and select tributaries in a full 6-day package – not the usual 5 days package, in company of some of the best and most hardcore BC guides available.

For guiding and outfitting services in our Chinook programme we have again partnered with award-winning Nicholas Dean outdoors, based in Terrace. Salmon Junkies and NDO feature a roster of guides whose knowledge of local rivers and fish are unrivaled in the area. We are confident that you will find their work to be exemplary.


In summer we target the Kitimat, Copper, Kalum and Skeena rivers for fresh Chinook averaging 20 to 40 pounds and ranging up to 80 pounds, and beyond. (The Skeena’s biggest have been known to reach 100 pounds!) The Kitimat is a small to mid-sized river with cobble and gravel pools well-suited to swinging flies. Bonus fish abound here too; the Kitimat has prolific runs of Chum and Pink Salmon. The Copper river is a classic, mid-sized fly fishing stream with miles of great swinging water and boulder and cobble runs. The Copper hosts a prolific run of Chinooks and extremely hot early returning Summer-Run Steelhead. The Kalum is a mid-sized river that holds fish tight to its seams and offers a chance at truly large Chinook. The broad and powerful lower Skeena is the main route for Chinook salmon headed to tributaries far upstream. But don’t let the Skeena’s size intimidate you, fishing the edges where salmon migrate can be very productive. For more info please contact for a trip you won’t soon forget – just make sure you bring extra and fresh backing on your reel!


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