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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2018, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Advice, Lower Dean, Chinook and Steelhead.

Im looking for info on Chinook and early Steelhead on lower Dean, June July.
Possibly thinking to try the Dean next year, and looking for as much info as possible. I would like to target Chinook and Steelhead on the fly, and like to know what would be best month ?
Also what lodge has the best water, and fishing hours ? Im not interested in 5 star food, its good fishing Im after.
Is June July good time to be targeting these fish ? And at that time , what would be the average hook up per day ?
Any info on lodges, prices and availability is much appreciated.
I would most likely take a group of 3 to 4 fishers with me, but if space is difficult, then for sure 1 rod for myself.
I would describe myself as fairly proficient with the big rod, and have plenty experience of Steelhead on the Bulkley and other Skeena rivers, in Sept Oct.
Any help appreciated.
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I would suggest contacting the lodges directly. There are only 3 of them.
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Agree with contacting lodges. All can give you good information. I stayed at BC West in 2012 and had a very good experience. I am sure all three lodges do a great job. The week I went was the first week of July and we had both chinook and steelhead. I believe mid to late June you target chinook and as you get into late July you begin to target steelhead. I believe the first two weeks in July may give you the best shot at both, but the lodges can give you the best current information.
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Thanks for reply.
I always like get opinion from guests who have been before, recommendations are a good starter. For sure the lodge is going to say they are good.
Are all 3 lodges on the lower Dean ?
And are any of the lodges on the upper river as productive in early July as the Lower river.
If anyone could pm me, with advice it would be appreciated.
I believe Dana from the forum took a group at one time, targeting Steelhead and Chinook. To be honest, Im not sure if I would be better, go earlier in June, and just target the Chinook. As I said any help appreciated. It's next year Im thinking about.
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