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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Road trip through Canada, looking for some info.

Moving to anchorage, my girlfriend and I are loading up all our belongings that will fit in the truck and our camping gear, and heading out Sept. 15th. We've got two weeks to get from Montana to anchorage. I've never been to Canada, i was wondering if there is a good river to stop at to try and swing for some some steel. Due to a tight budget it would have to be unguided public access fishing, preferably with camping near by. Also not sure about how much out of country licences are, or if they are difficult to to get. Wondering if stopping to fish is realistic with these requirements. Not asking where your favorite hole is just any general info you may have. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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swing for some some steel

I would stop near the Skeena.
Lots of rivers over there.
But keep in mind that you are a NRA and not allowed to fish those rivers during weekends! Residents only.

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skeena tributaries

Looks like we will be taking the 16 to the 37 in a week or two, hopefully there is a fly shop in houston or smithers. looks like its going to be about $80 for a day of NRA steelhead fishing, should be some legendary fishing though from the sounds of it.

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There's no flyshop in Houston but it's a delight to shop at Oscars in Smithers!
They sell licenses as well. You need an Annual or 8-day Licence, Steelhead stamp and Classified Water II and that's $20 per day.
Skeena Steelhead love Black&Blue flies.

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Will you have any watercraft with you? A personal pontoon or inflatable kayak is the way to go... and handy in AK, too. There is a sporting goods store in Houston that sells fishing licenses and can point you in the right direction. If you only had a day or two to fish, I'd look into the Bulkley or Morice rivers... the mainstem Skeena can be a bit daunting at times but also worth swinging.

If you're headed up the Cassiar Hwy, be sure to check out the Bell-Irving and Cranberry rivers... Drive safe up there!
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Copper/Kispiox

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The best bet for you is the Copper five miles out of Terrace, a little out of your way but worth the trip because of the access, can only fish is as an Alien on Mon-Thurs...was hot last week 12 fish in 3 days.
Another place with good access is the Kispiox out of New Hazelton which you will pass on the way thru to 37. In Smithers (Check out McBikes on Main street The Aussie transplant knows his ***** Osccars is overpriced and really a boutique fly shop now. The Kispiox is Blown as of Sat but should b in good shape Mon.
There is also some good access to the Bulkley along the Highway after Smithers...
If you see a big Black Dually with Alaska plates stop and say Hi...exploring the area
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Hi,
The best bet for you is the Copper five miles out of Terrace, a little out of your way but worth the trip because of the access, can only fish is as an Alien on Mon-Thurs...was hot last week 12 fish in 3 days.
Another place with good access is the Kispiox out of New Hazelton which you will pass on the way thru to 37. In Smithers (Check out McBikes on Main street The Aussie transplant knows his ***** Osccars is overpriced and really a boutique fly shop now. The Kispiox is Blown as of Sat but should b in good shape Mon.
There is also some good access to the Bulkley along the Highway after Smithers...
If you see a big Black Dually with Alaska plates stop and say Hi...exploring the area
You'll never guess what the locals think of this type of information. No km boards??? next post.
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You'll never guess what the locals think of this type of information. No km boards??? next post.
This information is only useful for the non locals on weekdays.
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