Canadian steelhead and salmon season is winding down after another great year. Anglers from all over the world were able to fish in some of Canada’s finest waters for strong powerful steelhead fresh out of the Pacific Ocean to healthy salmon returning to their homes to continue the cycle of life.
Combined with exceptional scenery, impressive wildlife viewing and a total lack of crowds, Canada offers some of the best freshwater action found anywhere. For all these reasons it’s no wonder why Canada is such a popular destination and for anglers thinking of traveling north to target steelhead and salmon then now is the time to book your trip for the 2019 season.
British Columbia Steelhead Lodges
B.C. holds some of the finest freshwater fisheries in the world. Rivers such as the Skeena, Kalum, Copper, Kitimat, Bull, Wigwam, and Elk River are world class and continually produce some of the largest freshwater fish found on earth including steelhead.
Ideally situated in the rugged coastal mountains near Terrace, British Columbia, the mighty Skeena River and its tributaries form the major arteries that fork through stands of old growth forest and steep valley walls. It is in this river system that some of the strongest runs of large, wild steelhead and salmon left in the world return each season.
Strategically situated on the banks of the Skeena River, Spey Lodge offers steelhead fishing trips to the unlimited availability of fly-friendly waters of the lower Skeena watershed. Further to the north lies Spey Lodge’s sister operation Boundary Lodge, a slightly smaller lodge built on the banks of the Bell-Irving River.
Stan Doll has more than 40 years’ experience guiding and fishing the Skeena region, and is locally known as one of the most experienced steelhead and salmon anglers in the game.
New Brunswick Fly Fishing Lodges
The Restigouche and Miramichi Rivers in New Brunswick, Canada are famous for its gin-clear water and impressively large Atlantic salmon. Experience this phenomenally beautiful part of Canada from the comfort of a world-class lodge.
The Restigouche River Lodge is located on the banks of the world-renowned Restigouche River in New Brunswick, Canada. This river is primarily known for two things: gin-clear water and impressively large Atlantic salmon. Between 15,000 and 25,000 salmon enter the Restigouche each year—many that run 20 to 30 pounds or more.
Located on the magnificent Miramichi River, the Ledges Inn caters to guests who want great fishing and upland bird hunting with accommodations that are considerably “less rustic” than most other lodges found throughout the New Brunswick region.
For more information email shaun [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com (Shaun Lawson) or call 888-777-5060
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