Fishing Seasons

The Skeena River fishery is one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. Large runs of all five species of pacific salmon and Steelhead return to the Skeena every year.  Our guided fishing season begins in early April and finishes at the end of October.

Spring

Nice Kalum River spring Steelhead

Species: Steelhead, Chinook (King) Salmon, Trout
A spring trip with Skeena River Fishing is a unique experience and brings many of our anglers back year after year. Our first fishing trips start in early April when the Spring Steelhead first return. At this time we guide on a variety of rivers giving our guests a good overview of the region. From late April to early May anglers can catch Chinook Salmon as well as Steelhead so our anglers experience some exciting fishing. At this time of the year anglers can also enjoy some great trout fishing.

Summer

Fresh summer Steelhead

Species: Steelhead, Chinook (King), Sockeye, Pink, Chum, Coho Salmon, Trout
Our summer Chinook season begins mid-June and goes until mid-August. This is the main run for Chinook salmon and has produced world record fish, the largest being a 99lb salmon caught in 2001. Starting mid-July anglers are catching Chum, Pink and Chinook salmon in the Kitimat River and the Skeena River is producing Chinook, Sockeye, Pink Salmon and the first summer run Steelhead and Coho begin to arrive. August gives anglers an opportunity to catch all five species of salmon as well as Steelhead. This is a great time for fly fishing given the variety of fish and favorable water condition.

Autumn

Big Northern Coho

Species: Steelhead, Coho, Trout
Autumn offers the largest variety of rivers to fish. September and October is a great time for fishing for Steelhead and Coho Salmon on the Skeena River and tributaries.  Anglers can also enjoy catching these lively fish from small pristine wilderness rivers running through breathtaking scenery.