British Columbia 2019 Skeena Spring – Big and rough Steelhead

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British Columbia 2019

Skeena Spring – Big and rough Steelhead

We are pleased again to offer THE prime spring weeks with our long-term BC partner – award-winning Skeena outfitter Nicholas Dean Outdoor. Join us chasing the largest and meanest Steelhead in the world, in the company of some of the best fishing guides available the region – Guides who are more than willing to share their deepest secrets by leading YOU to the fish.

Skeena Spring: Big and rough Steelhead
Countless of people now at days believe that the Skeena watershed is easily accessible with easy-going fishing, but that is not true if you really want to get to the fish. Many of the best rivers and spots are impossible to access without a guide and special license, and the only way to get there is by powerful jet boats and local knowledge.
Spring Fishing for Steelhead: Skeena is justifiably world-renowned for its summer and fall steelhead fishing. But perhaps the most hidden gem in the region’s treasures is the spring fishery in the lower valley tributaries and the lower Skeena river. Here, as the alders bud and ruffed grouse drum in the forest, fresh steelhead push into pools to join the nearly year-long run and the fly fisher has an opportunity to connect with what are often the largest steelhead of the year. The relatively low flows of late winter and early spring give the fly fisher access to classic runs, riffles and flat-water glides that are typically obscured by the higher, glacial flows of summer and fall.
If you’re after the meanest, hottest, sea-lice covered Steelhead — you’ll want to be on the Lower Skeena and tributaries during this part of the season. These awesome fish average 8 to 18 pounds, 20 pounds is not uncommon and a world record catch is not beyond imagination. It’s typical for even average fish to go on unstoppable runs, leaping all the way. These ultra-chrome rockets have left many an angler with shaking hands and wanting more. If you haven’t seen them, watch some of our films check out the links here:

Available Spring weeks 2019 – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at Pioneer lodge
24 March to 31 March
31 March to 7 April
7 April to 14 April

“Seven rivers” – Our Highly Exclusive Remote Coastal Steelhead Program
The ultimate trip for the profound and committed Steelheader who likes a bit of sweat with their Steelhead. During 6 days you will daily discover premium fly-fishing Steelhead water with numerous holding pools in the most stunning scenery with an abundance of wildlife ever present. If the idea of going on a wilderness adventure to target large, wild Steelhead in remote areas on lightly fished streams gets your blood racing, then our new remote coastal Steelhead package is what you’re looking for.
The remote coastal wilderness Steelhead streams of British Columbia hold exceptional spring Steelhead opportunities located in the stunning fjords of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are numerous streams – accessed by walk in, ocean boat, fixed wing air craft and helicopter – that vary from medium sized rivers best suited for swinging flies with a Spey rod to small, intimate streams where you can sight fish for 5 to 20 pound Steelhead and fish for them with a light switch or single handed rod.
Guests will stay at Pioneer Fishing Lodge as a home base for arrival days and departure nights, and then stay in remote camps or bed and breakfasts as required during the week, depending on weather, water conditions and which rivers are fishing best.
Getting to the various coastal rivers is half the experience in its own right! Depending on the target rivers fished, we will use a 21 ft Boston Whaler, in combination with a Jet powered Zodiac.

Given the remote nature of the trip, there is the possibility of encountering bears, wolves, foxes and other animals of the furry kind. Your guide will have bear spray and bear bangers on hand at all times and will also instruct you on how to use these.

For the 2019 season, space will be limited to two guests per week in the following weeks.
April 14 to 21 April
April 28 to 5 May
May 5 to 12 May

Fitness Requirements: Due to the remote, physically demanding nature of the fishing program, guests must be reasonably fit and capable of hiking through dense woods without any trails. Typical distances travelled daily are between 3 and 5 km.
With this new program we strongly believe that we have tailored THE ULTIMATE STEELHEAD TRIP for our guests who are looking for the unspoilt nature and abundant wildlife that contributes to an unforgettable fishing experience. Jump on our Steelhead wagon that will lead you to some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine Steelhead rivers.

Hooked or just “chasing the fly”? in any event please contact Steffen Juhl for booking / more information… Please check also for more info, videos and photos

Best wishes

Steffen Juhl