General Information
A true family business, Stan Doll brought his sons up in the fishing life, and today they both work along with him as guides. This is truly a year-round operation that focuses on one of the last truly wild fisheries in North America. The lower Skeena River system offers fly anglers the opportunity to fish for all five species of Pacific salmon and some of the wildest, and potentially largest, summer and winter steelhead in the world.

Although it is year-round fishing at Skeena Wilderness Fishing Charters, different times of the season can be more productive for different species. Most of the fishing is done by wading and swinging flies. With over 40 years of fishing clients on the Skeena River and surrounding rivers and tributaries, the guide team at Skeena Wilderness is one of the best in the region. Helicopter flyouts can be arranged in advance or while on-site.  Following is a timeline of best times for each catch:

March and April: Steelhead and trout fishing

May: Steelhead and Chinook salmon

June: Chinook salmon

July: Chinook, sockeye, chum, and pink salmon

August: Steelhead, sockeye, pink, Chinook, and coho salmon

September: Steelhead and coho salmon

October: Steelhead and coho salmon

November and December: Steelhead

Boats and Equipment Required
Skeena Wilderness Fishing Charters utilizes Alumaweld and Wooldridge jet boats. If guests do not have the necessary fly fishing gear, Skeena Wilderness can provide rods, reels, and does offer flies for purchase.