Join us and explore the adventure and wonders of North-western BC! Home to world renowned runs of legendary steelhead and all 5 pacific salmon. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains and old-growth forest, the uniquely elegant Skeena Salmon Lodge is located along the fabled Skeena River, only a short flight from Vancouver.
Let our expert fly fishing guides and staff provide you with a personalized angling adventure that will not only fulfill your expectations but inspire a tradition for years to come.
The Skeena river; Over 600km in length, with a return of multi millions of anadromis fish per year, is the stronghold of Northern British Columbia’s wild fish stocks. Anglers from all over the world flock to the banks of the mighty Skeena in hopes to hook the next world record Chinook, or to try and crack the code on the 20lb steelhead of their dreams. According to the Salmon and Steelhead Journal, the Skeena is rated number 1 in the world for most productive salmon rivers. Whether you’re a beginner fly-fisherman, or an expert spey caster, the Skeena is the ultimate playground to put your skills to the test. This is where we focus most of our fishing throughout the season. The Skeena produces large numbers of fish daily and is consistently changing which gives our repeat clients a new look year after year. We have classified days in a 50km stretch that only allows a small number of guides to operate in these waters. This section boasts the best fishing for dime bright salmon and steelhead of all shapes and sizes. The river is wide with smaller rocks made for easy wading. Some of the best battles are experienced here and it’s all you and the fish. There are many large bars giving you lots of room to fish away from others.
The Kitimat river is a coastal river situated south east of the Skeena estuary. This is the meat and potatoes for every lodge and guide up in this country as it is hatchery enhanced and produces a lot of fish. It’s easily accessed from the road making it popular amongst locals but offers breathe taking scenery. Fishing for Chinook, Chum, Pink, Coho, and Steelhead on this river can be excellent during each species specific run time. Chinook are smaller on this system than on the Skeena, but good numbers of fish can be caught daily on the tides if the water is right. Coho fishing is also excellent on this river. The Kitimat produces some of the largest Chum salmon in B.C who can be taken on fly or gear. We use a raft to navigate this river and break it down into sections. Each section of river offers different size runs and technicality with structure making the Kitimat a good option for any skill level angler.
SKEENA & NASS TRIBUTARIES
The Skeena and Nass tributaries do not need to be named that we fish as we use these sparingly and cannot take the pressure that the other rivers see. We keep the names of these rivers confidential as they are great fisheries and we do not want to see too much outside pressure as being low key keeps the fishing great. To know these unclassified rivers you must be guided by Skeena Salmon Lodge. If the timing is right, your guide will take you to one of these serene tributaries.