• The Fish

Steelhead

The Steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout usually returning to freshwater to spawn after 2 to 3 years at sea. The Skeena river has the worlds largest run of Steelhead as well as the world record. These are the most sought after fish by fly anglers and are known for their hard fighting and acrobatic displays.

Season

Spring Run: Mid March to end May
Summer Run: Late July to November
Weight: 10lb to 35lb

Chinook Salmon

Also known as King Salmon or Spring Salmon this is the largest of the salmon species.

Chinook are very popular with anglers. The size and power of these huge salmon can be intimidating even for a seasoned fisher. Many an angler has been left with broken tackle from fighting with these powerful fish. The Skeena river has produced two world record Chinooks weighing 92 and 99lb.

Season

Spring Run: Late April to early June
Summer Run: Mid June to early August
Weight: 10lbs to 99lbs

Coho Salmon

These are one of more aggressive of the salmon species. Their willingness to strike and large numbers make Coho an excellent target for anglers. Either with gear or the fly these fish are great fighters and are beautiful fish. Many of the smaller clear rivers in the fall make it possible to sight fish for these amazing salmon.

Season

August to November

Weight: 5 to 35lb

Sockeye

Pound for pound this is one tough fish. Averaging 4 to7lb these fish will run, jump, turn and truly test your angling skills. Sockeye migrate up the Skeena in large numbers so anglers will get lots of chances to hook these exciting fish.

Season

Mid July to September

Chum Salmon

Comparable to the King salmon, Chum salmon are popular with fly anglers as they can be very aggressive. These large salmon return to some of the coastal rivers in large numbers . Their unique colouring makes them very distinct. Anglers have caught Chum in excess of 30lb.

Season

Mid July to mid August

Weight: 10 to 35lb

Pink Salmon

These are the most numerous of the salmon species. Averaging 4 to 7lb Pinks can be great fun on the fly. Males can be distinguished by a large humped back which develops soon after entering the river.

Season

Late July to early September

Weight: 4 to 12lb

Char and Trout

Char, Cutthroat and Bull Trout inhabit the northern rivers, adding variety to an already diverse fishery.

Season

Year Round

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