Accommodations: Lodge capacity is 8
Dates: April through November
Location: Terrace BC, Canada
Not Included: Transportation to Terrace, BC, gear, tips
Phone Number: 800-410-1222 Ask for Gary or Paul
Provided: Lodging, guides, shuttle, food
Species: Steelhead, Rainbow, Salmon (4 species)
|Kalum River Lodge - BC
Welcome to Kalum River Lodge. Fish the world famous Skeena river system for Steelhead, King salmon, Coho, Pink and Chum salmon.The Skeena River is considered one of the worlds finest sports fisheries and is home for the Kalum River Lodge. Located in Northwestern British Columbia the Skeena host all five species of pacific salmon as well as the worlds largest run of wild Steelhead. The Skeena holds several world records for both salmon and Steelhead. As well as the Skeena we fish the Nass and Kitimat watersheds.
The Season & Species:
Fly fishing for Steelhead on the Skeena is considered by many to be the best Steelhead fishing in the world. The Skeena watershed holds the world record for both Steelhead on the fly and with conventional tackle. Fly fisherman from all over the world have come to the Skeena to test their skills against these magnificent fish.
The fishing season begins in April and finishes in early November. Spring runoff brings fresh runs of Steelhead into many of our northern rivers. Spring Steelhead average 10-14lbs. with the occasional fish over 20lbs. July brings the big Kings the largest of the salmon species. By mid July sockeye and pink salmon are starting to arrive in large numbers. Early August the Skeena has all 5 species of salmon as well as the Steelhead. The Steelhead are migrating up the Skeena in large numbers thru mid Sept. With fish on record over 30 lbs any angler has the chance at a fish of a lifetime. From early September the rivers are filling up with Coho (Silvers), providing excellent fishing as well as incredible wilderness scenery.
Andrew Rushton – Owner
Andrew has been fishing the Skeena region for 36 years, with 18 years guiding and 2 years fisheries work. He knows the spots and all the tactics!
Ted has over 21 years experience fishing the Skeena river system. An avid outdoorsman, Ted is always keen to go fishing. Ted's pleasant disposition and overall enthusiasm for catching the "big one" makes for a super guide!
John has 12 years experience guiding on the Skeena river system.
One of the preferred methods for fly fishing the North West is Spey casting. Single handed rods will work as well, for those that prefer to use them. A 9 weight rod is well suited for most of the fishing you will do. We use both sinking and floating lines depending on the waters we are fishing. Floating lines can be fished with long leaders and weighted flies. Sinking lines such as teeny 200-400 will cover most water you will fish. Versa-tip lines are also popular as you only require one spool. Tapered leaders work best 12-30 lb depending on the species you are pursuing. You should have a large arbour reel with 200-300 m of 30 lb backing. Gel spun works well; it is thin, strong and abrasion resistant. For hook size use 2/0, 1/0 & 2. Single barbless hooks are mandatory in this area.
Kalum River Lodge is located in the heart of the fishing area with all our rivers easily accessible for day trips. Clients are picked up at the Terrace airport with daily flights from Vancouver B.C. Both Air Canada and Hawk Air provide service to the area. For a complete list of suggested tackle you may e-mail or give us a call.
Located by the Kalum River with a spectacular mountain view, Kalum River Lodge provides accommodation for up to 8 guests. Two acres of lawns and gardens surrounded by old growth forests makes this a truly unique setting. After a full day of fishing Terrace's world class waters, you will enjoy the personalized service we offer. As well as fishing we offer jet boat tours, wildlife viewing and trips to native cultural sites. Please give me a call or e-mail me for more info and prices. The Skeena river is only 10 min away from the lodge and has some of the best salmon fishing in the world.
Daily rate is $675 US pp dbl occ -
3 day fishing/4 nights lodging $2700 pp dbl occ -
5 days fishing 6 nights lodging $4050 US pp dbl occ -
6 days fishing/7
nights lodging $4725 US pp dbl occ.
Rates do not include liquor, mixes, tobacco, lisc, gratuities or taxes.
Please call 800-410-1222 or email by clicking blue button above