Deep Creek Lodge Steelhead & Salmon Fishing

Skeena River Steelhead Fishing

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The Steelhead status of mind

Fishing for steelhead is a status of mind, the steelhead angler must have Faith, Endurance and Passion. But this is probably what it makes so special fishing for steelhead in the Skeena River region.
The Skeena River water system is probably the only fishery in the world where you can still catch a true trophy wild steelhead, the size average between 8 to 15 pounds with 20+ pounder are not uncommon to engage.
Our All-Inclusive packages are designed for the pro as the novice; we offer float and jet boat trips in all the best rivers. Each day you will be treated to eight hours of spectacular angling with one of our experienced, professional guides.

Spring the addiction season
Snow white capped mountains, crispy crystal air, cold ginger clear low waters flow placidly before the melting season arrives. This is the time for the addicted steelhead angler that is looking for a fight with the most aggressive and strongest Skeena steelhead of the year. From late April the first run of Chinooks enter the Skeena and at any time are available coastal cutthroats, dolly varden and bull trout.

Size : as big as you can
Season : from April to mid May




Summer time
and the living is easy. Enjoy the Skeena summer weather meanwhile fishing for the steelhead biggest migration of the year. All these fishes have three things in common: they are all fresh from sea, never saw a fly and they are chromed and powerful. No matter to which river their are heading, all these steelhead are swimming in the Skeena and you will be there to catch them. The summer is the season of the steelhead trophy catch, a the same time there are available all five Pacific Salmon species.

Size : Average 8 to 10 pounds 20 lb are not uncommon
Season : from mid July to mid September

Legends of the Fall
The legendary season for steelhead fishing in the Skeena region. Last fresh summer steelheads are rushing the Skeena river and his tributaries to join the other many steelheads that holding their position in the pools of the Skeena tributaries. This is the time of the year where you can hunt steelhead on dry fly. Maybe the time spent in the river from the summer remind to these steelheads of their time spent as young rainbow and that is why that some of them would take a dry fly. This is the time to fly angler to enter into the legend.

Size : 8 to 15 pounds 20+ pounder are not uncommon
Season : from mid September to mid November


Into the Wild
For angler who truly want an adventure, we can arrange a day of fishing in some remote river in the interior or isolated coastal river. These streams varies from small to medium size and are perfect to fish with single hand rod or small spey rods. Fishes average from 5 to 8 pounds with the possibility to catch a big one.
Only two guest per trip are allowed and the availability of this trips depends strongly from the weather and water conditions. A good physical condition is required.


Size : 8 to 15 lb
Season : Subject to Water or Weather Condition


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  • Steelhead Skeena River
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Spring the addiction season
Snow white capped mountains, crispy crystal air, cold ginger clear low waters flow placidly before the melting season arrives. This is the time for the addicted steelhead angler that is looking for a fight with the most aggressive and strongest Skeena steelhead of the year. From late April the first run of Chinooks enter the Skeena and at any time are available coastal cutthroats, dolly varden and bull trout.

Size : as big as you can
Season : from April to mid May


Summer time
and the living is easy. Enjoy the Skeena summer weather meanwhile fishing for the steelhead biggest migration of the year. All these fishes have three things in common: they are all fresh from sea, never saw a fly and they are chromed and powerful. No matter to which river their are heading, all these steelhead are swimming in the Skeena and you will be there to catch them. The summer is the season of the steelhead trophy catch, a the same time there are available all five Pacific Salmon species.

Size : Average 8 to 10 pounds 20 lb are not uncommon
Season : from mid July to mid September

Legends of the Fall
The legendary season for steelhead fishing in the Skeena region. Last fresh summer steelheads are rushing the Skeena river and his tributaries to join the other many steelheads that holding their position in the pools of the Skeena tributaries. This is the time of the year where you can hunt steelhead on dry fly. Maybe the time spent in the river from the summer remind to these steelheads of their time spent as young rainbow and that is why that some of them would take a dry fly. This is the time to fly angler to enter into the legend.

Size : 8 to 15 pounds 20+ pounder are not uncommon
Season : from mid September to mid November
Into the Wild
For angler who truly want an adventure, we can arrange a day of fishing in some remote river in the interior or isolated coastal river. These streams varies from small to medium size and are perfect to fish with single hand rod or small spey rods. Fishes average from 5 to 8 pounds with the possibility to catch a big one.
Only two guest per trip are allowed and the availability of this trips depends strongly from the weather and water conditions. A good physical condition is required.



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Steelhead Facts

Skeena Steelhead Facts (source wikipedia.org)
Specie: Oncorhynchus mykiss. The steelhead is a rainbow trout that
spends from one to five years in fresh water, and make long marine migrations into the North Pacific and the Gulf of Alaska then returns to fresh water to spawn. Spawning occurs in the spring, not all steelhead die after they spawn; many return to the sea; some even make it back to spawn again.
Size:
Length: 50-85 cm max 120cm
Weight: 5 – 9 Kg max 21kg
Distribution
The exact distribution is controlled by cooler ocean temperatures, north of the 15°C isotherm, from southern California to Alaska Peninsula.
Runs:
They are broadly referred to as the summer-run and winter-run steelhead. The first enter fresh water from early spring to late fall of the year prior to spawning. Winter-runs enter the river from late fall to early spring. Summer-run fish enter the river while still immature and reach full maturity while holding in fresh water. Later winter-runs and Spring-runs are fully mature when they arrive.
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