June Fishing Report 2016
Guides Gill McKean and Dakota Mercer
Hello all its been some time since the last fishing report. We have been ‘ex-streamly’ busy after our 5 weeks of Steelhead Boot Camp (http://westcoastfishing.ca/steelheadbackroads) catching up on the ‘honey do’ list around the lodge and chasing the kids to their activities. I am excited to say after 2 years we now have another licence to access the Upper Skeena allowing only a few anglers per week to angle some of the finest Summer Run Steelhead water in the world! Having the opportunity at throwing a fly at Kispiox, Babine, Bulkley, Morice, and the list goes on “Steelhead” at their prime before entering their Native Rivers to winter over, and take on the spawning colors with their mates. What makes this fishery so special, is the location and water we are casting flies in. These Trophy Steelhead are only miles from the tide water during the beginning of the migration while the bright & fight of these blinding chrome fish scream down the river lighting up your reel and putting your skills and tackle to the test! The Salmon migration is in full swing with Chinook rolling through the region 6 rivers Skeena,Kitimat,Nass are now producing good numbers of chrome healthy Chinook Salmon. There have been reports of Sockeye and Chum Salmon entering the Skeena and Kitimat. All region 6 rivers have come into shape quickly do to a low snow pack, giving guides and resident anglers early opportunities at Fresh Salmon with the odd late running Steelhead. We still have some spaces available for Summer Run Steelhead also have Coho, Salmon, Steelhead & Trout combo trips.
I would like to Thank all our past and present Guests for supporting our family run fishing lodge we look forward to hearing from you Tight Lines Gill & Mandi McKean. Dakota landing a nice Chinook on the Kitimat River Kitimat River Chinook Hand tied flies here at Westcoast Fishing Adventures California guest Gary holds up a beauty Buck Shining sun and Northern hospitality make for a winning combination.