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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Skeena Area Spring

Hello,

I am planning a 10day trip to the skeena region in March/April in search of Spring Steel!

I have done tones of research on the area and have found these rivers:

Copper (Lower Section)
Zimacord
Lower Skeena
Lakeelse
Kitskalum (kalum)
Kitimat

I will be staying in a tent that fits into the back of my pickup and will be only walking and wading during this trip.

My questions are…. What other options are there? What suggested flies should I bring? and anyone have any helpful tips on access points or past experience ?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2016, 04:08 AM
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Most of these rivers are far too early to be fishing in march, could possibly be frozen.

I have fished all the above quite often and have found the fishing picks up from mid april onwards.
depending on water of course.
before that is a real crapshoot.
mainstem skeena may be your best bet.
send me a pm if you want info on the rivers.

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Buy something (almost anything) that floats.
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What do you mean?
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Walk and wade would be pretty limiting that time of year. It doesn't take much to float down the river, you certainly don't need a name-brand watermaster or aire raft. 0.9mm korean pvc will get you across and down most stuff that time of year. I don't want to accept any responsibility if you're not capable, but in low water, if you've got your wits about you and you talk to other folks who've been on the river (there can be serious log jams on the kitimat)... you'll be fine and you'll cover way more water.
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Hi!
How about april/may - is there any chance for steelhead on copper or Kitskalum?
How is the fishing conditions in this time of year, i mean is walk and wade possible?
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Hi!
How about april/may - is there any chance for steelhead on copper or Kitskalum?
How is the fishing conditions in this time of year, i mean is walk and wade possible?
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prime time, aand the early run of chinooks will be in the kalum
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cheers!
have few days off at end of april. now i know how to spend them :-)
any particular flies?
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Kitimat will also have both species
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Did you get out on the Kalum? I'm thinking about fishing there the end of this week but I'm not sure where to park and walk in. Any suggestions? Thanks
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I believe the Kalum is a restricted river and you need a special license for it, fyi.
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