Fishing in British Columbia
Clear water, fresh air, beautiful mountains and abundant wildlife make this a nature lover’s paradise. British Columbia has rugged mountains with alpine meadows and large tracts of forest that support bighorn sheep, mountain goats and a host of other fascinating wild creatures including black bears, grizzlies, moose, elk, caribou, bison, deer, wolves and more. The rivers support huge runs of salmon, Steelhead and trout. Eagles, ospreys and bears may be seen in great numbers feasting on migrating salmon. British Columbia has a variety of climates. From coastal rain forests to semi-arid regions, such as the Fraser Canyon area, give visitors a tremendous variety. British Columbia is an opportunity to see nature as it was and should be in an un-crowded unspoiled setting.
The Skeena River flows through Northwestern British Columbia emptying into the ocean near Prince Rupert. Not only is the Skeena a great river for anglers, but also is rich with history of the native settlements that traditionally relied on it's abundance of salmon. The Skeena system has over 15 tributaries that offer incredible fishing. A record 99 lb Chinook was caught in the Skeena as well as the world record Steelhead. All five species of Pacific salmon migrate up the Skeena as well as one of the world’s largest runs of wild Steelhead. The Skeena system is surrounded by the coastal mountains and forests. These areas are abundant in wildlife many relying on the rivers for a source of food.