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Ride the King’s highway!

Good news from our friends and long term partner in Terrace. The forecasted returns of Chinook (King) Salmon to the Skeena watershed will be higher than we’ve seen in the past several years. Consequently, DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) has committed to opening the mainstem Skeena during the traditional Chinook season.  We care deeply about conservation of the Skeena region and its fish, and are thrilled to hear that the Chinook fishery has rebounded following a couple years of below average returns. We’re also thrilled that we’ll have the opportunity to fish for – and celebrate – these amazing fish and look forward to welcoming guests this July season! For those guests wanting to see what the Skeena Chinook are all about, this does present excellent opportunities for you in 2019.  In most years, our July weeks are filled well in advance, often a year or more; this year, there is space available that has literally not been available for many years.  If you’ve been wanting to swing flies for the largest and grandest of all Pacific salmonids, this is your chance to get on the best water at the best time.  Just make sure to bring a solid Spey rod and reel containing a lot of backing (or use ours, of course!) – you’ll need it!

Salmon Junkies offer the best Chinook weeks where you will be able to fish Skeena mainstem in a full 6-day package, in company of some of the best and most hardcore BC guides available. In our search for the Biggest fresh Chinook Salmon in the world, we target Skeena and Kitimat rivers for Chinook averaging 20 to 50 pounds and ranging up to 80 pounds, and beyond. (The biggest Skeena Chinook have been known to reach 100 pounds!).

What to expect
Besides having the hottest, strongest Chinook in the world, there is so much to describe that is part of the total experience at the Skeena. We hope that we with our small films will give you a flavor of what to expect from this remarkable place.

Available rods in prime weeks 2019
7/7 to 14/7 – 6 open rods
14/7 – 21/7 – 4 open rods

We at Salmon Junkies hope that this information along with our website www.salmonjunkies.com will nourish your dreams and provide you with information for the trip of a lifetime. We hope to meet you out there with a Spey rod in your hand.

For more information please contact Steffen Juhl – sj@salmonjunkies.com
Tight lines,

Steffen Juhl