The Skeena River is one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. Large runs of all five species of pacific salmon and Steelhead return to the Skeena every year. Our guided fishing season begins in early April and finishes at the end of October.
Species: Steelhead, Chinook (King) Salmon, Trout
First trips for Steelhead start from mid March and continue until early May. The Kalum river is known for some big Steelhead at this time of year. Late April to early May there are Steelhead and Chinook salmon in the river. Early May to the first week of June provides anglers with some excellent Chinook fishing. The record Chinook for the May fishery is 83lb. As well as the Kalum we have numerous coastal rivers with fresh runs of spring Steelhead. These are lively fish and make for some exciting angling. In addition there is some great trout fishing as the trout move around the rivers chasing emerging salmon fry.
Summer Chinook fishing starts mid June and goes until mid August. This is the main run for King salmon and has produced world record fish over the years, the largest being over 99lb. By mid July we also have Steelhead, Sockeye, Pink and Chum Salmon starting up the rivers. This gives anglers the opportunity to experience a variety of fisheries and species all in one trip. Early August to mid September is a great time for fly fishers on the Skeena river. The main run of summer Steelhead migrates at this time in addition to Coho, Sockeye and Pink Salmon. This is an easy river to wade and fish at this time. It is also a favorable time for water conditions and weather.
Species: Steelhead, Coho, Trout
Last but not least we have our fall Coho and Steelhead fisheries. These are quality fisheries that offer a wilderness experience, breathtaking scenery and quality fishing. At this time there are numerous rivers to see and large numbers of Coho Salmon ready to challenge an angler. Anglers can experience several rivers in one trip.
Kalum River Lodge
5645 Oscar Road
Terrace B.C. V8G 0C2