Steelhead And Salmon Fishing

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Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
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If you are looking for a fair challenge between fisherman and salmon the Chinook is your fish. This is the biggest and mightiest salmon that you can land with a fishing rod. The average size of these bulls is from 35 to 50 pound but it is not uncommon to hook a 70 pounder. A monster of 100 pounds was caught in the Skeena River.
Periods
  • Spring: mid April - mid June
  • Summer: end June – mid August
Waters
  • Kalum Spring
  • Kitimat late Spring - Summer
  • Skeena Summer
Fishing Technique
Spinning or Casting rods with spinner or plugs.
Fly Fishing
Streamers purple or flash flies with heavy sinking line. Rod 9/10 single or double hand.
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
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The Coho will put up an incredible acrobatic and unforgettable show just for you. Runs and Jumps are it's the best numbers of it. The average size is from 5 to 15 pound with some silver bullet weighting 30 pounds. This characteristic makes Cohos a fly fishermen’s favourite target.
Periods
  • Summer late August - mid September
  • Fall: late September - late October
Waters
  • Giltoyees e Kildala ( Douglas Channel) Summer
  • Kitimat Summer
  • Skeena & tributaries ( Kasiks , Exchamkins, Extrew ) Summer-Fall
  • Kasiks, Exchamkins, Zymarcord, Extrew Fall.
  • Ishkenisch (Nass valley) Fall
Fishing Technique
Spinning or Casting rods with spinner or plugs.
Fly Fishing
Streamers purple or flash flies with heavy sinking line. Rod 7/8 single or double hand.
Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka)
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The abundance season starts when millions of sockeyes enter the Skeena River. This is the time when it is possible to fish all four species of Pacific salmons and the steelhead. The numerous catches averaging from 4 to 8 pounds will make of your trip one of the most exciting fishing trips you have ever experienced. Fishing for Sockeye is fun for everyone; from the expert to the beginner no matter what technique it is used
Periods
  • Summer mid July to end of August
Waters
  • Skeena
Fishing Technique
Spinning or Casting rods with spinner or plugs.

Fly Fishing
Streamers chartreuse, pink, orange with sinking line. Rod 7/8 single.
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta)
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Strength and endurance are the characteristics of this salmon. If you want to test the robustness of your equipment or the strength in your arms, come and fight with a Chum weighing from 8 to 15 pounds.
Periods
  • Summer late July – mid August
Waters
  • Kitimat
Fishing Technique
Spinning or Casting rods with spinner or plugs.
Fly Fishing
Streamers purple or flash flies with heavy sinking line. Rod 8/9 single or double hand.
Pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
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The Pink is the little brother of the Pacific salmon family. Don’t be fooled by his modest size averaging 2 to 6 pounds; he will fight tenaciously like his bigger brothers. Beginners and young fishermen will love to fish for pink.
Periods
  • Summer late July - end August
Waters
  • Kitimat
  • Skeena
Fishing Technique
Spinning or Casting rods with spinner or plugs.
Fly Fishing
Streamers chartreuse, pink, orange with sinking line. Rod 6/7 single.