Simply put, the Skeena River is a super fish superhighway - a travelling lane for the largest Steelhead and Salmon in the world. In Summer and early Fall, the lower main channel Skeena hosts vast numbers of migrating Steelhead, Chinook, Coho, Sockeye and Pinks headed for numerous upriver tributaries. To take full advantage of this fishery and offer a high quality, high value adventure, we set out to create an on-river Skeena camp that would appeal to both novice and seasoned Steelhead anglers. That was back in 2005 and, since then, we've gotten the camp down to a science and is now one of our most popular packages with clients. And, why not when you're hooking into the big Kispiox, Sustut, Babine, Copper and Kalum fish when they're in peak condition on the Skeena and just days from the salt? If that's not incentive enough, the ability to fish for up to 15 hours a day just might be, since it's light out till after 9 pm. After all, you're right at the water's edge and can fish as much or as little as you like, on your own time.
To top it off, we've teamed up with some great trip hosts for the 2011 season. If you'd like to join one of our hosts or come on your own, I encourage you to read on!
Peak times for the the Skeena Camp in 2011 are:
- July 31 to August 6
- August 7 to 13
- August 14 to 20 - with host Jeff Bright
- August 21 to 27 - with host Jeff Bright
- August 29 to Sept. 4 - with host April Vokey
- September 4 to 10 - with hosts Nick Pujic and Paul Castellano
What follows is a slideshow courtesy of Jeff Bright (www.jeffbright.com), Steelhead fly fisher extraordinaire and Nicholas Dean Lodge booking agent. Jeff's been with us every step of the way in developing the camp into the high value package it is today and, given his remarkable talents as a photographer, has been able to capture the flavour of the camp, in terms of the fish, accommodations, food and overall experience.
Normally, my catch phrase is "tight lines and screaming reels," but in this case, it's more like "tight lines and smoking reels..." Enjoy the photos!
|Sheree Kajiwara and camp guide/attendant Connor Sabo with an exceptionally bright Steelhead that taped in just over 16 lbs.|
Yvan making last minute preparations for a hearty dinner: grilled steak made to order, mashed potatoes and a fresh garden salad.
|Summer Steelhead are strong and beefy right to the tail - part of the reason why only two thirds of them are typically landed!|
|Richard Izmarian and head guide Dustin Kovacvich take a few moments to admire a bright Steelhead only days from the Ocean. Hooking into these bright fish is one thing, but landing them can be an entirely different proposition...|
|A large, fast flowing river combined with super hot, strong fish equals sizzling runs way, way into the backing.|
|Patience and persistence is key in this migratory fishery, and Cindy Charles displayed both. Cindy kept her fly in the water and consistently hooked - and landed - several Steelhead like this mid teens buck.|
|Long time repeat guest and veteran rod maker Martin Walker got in on the Skeena Camp action this year, and no one was more difficult to get off the river than Martin. This fresh 15 lb buck is evidence why.|
|Fresh, Summer run Steelhead on the Skeena are undoubtedly exquisite fish and remind us just how valuable they are.|
|The definition of white chrome - a shimmering, silver body and translucent fins. Steelhead don't get much fresher.|
Don't miss your opportunity to join in on some of the best fishing available on the Skeena in 2011! If you have questions about the Skeena Camp or want to join us for the fishing adventure of a lifetime, don't hesitate to get in touch with either myself (email@example.com) or our trip hosts:
Check out our Skeena Camp Brochure for more information on this exciting trip...