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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-16-2002, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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 Hi: I recieved a message recently from someone on the IS list asking about timing and rivers in the Skeena system. Unfortunately I managed to lose the message before replying. My deepest apologies.
  I havent fished the Skeena for about five years so my response is out of date.However for what its worth; Red Chinook are in the system starting in early July .My favorite river for chinook is the Cranberry north of Cranberry Junction which is west of Hazelton.
 Steelhead start to appear in August but most people seem to favour September particularly the first three weeks.After that date the weather can deteriorate with heavy rains and strong possibility of snow.Rivers can be blown out for two to three days after heavy rains and can ruin your trip.
 Coho are present in late september but the larger northerns come in in mid to late October and into November.
  As far as locations go I would suggest Hazelton or Smithers as being fairly central to a number of good steelhead rivers. These would include the Bulkly,the Morice the Kispiox,the Telkwa. all being tributaries to the Skeena.
  All fishing is single hook barbless, most of the rivers are class 1 rivers requiring a special licence and for non Canadian fishermen a guide.Non resident class 1 waters licence costs 20 dollars Can  day.you also need a fishing licence an 8 day licence costs 30 $ plus a conservation surcharge for steelhead of 40 $ and for salmon of20$
 Local gear requirements may vary from river to river,but there is no flyfish only water that I am aware of. Bait bans are on some waters,and wild steelhead release is required on most.
 I hope this helps in you planning process.
 Bud Smithers akaCoot
 Kelowna BC  Hi: I recieved a message recently from someone on the IS list asking about timing and rivers in the Skeena system. Unfortunately I managed to lose the message before replying. My deepest apologies.
  I havent fished the Skeena for about five years so my response is out of date.However for what its worth; Red Chinook are in the system starting in early July .My favorite river for chinook is the Cranberry north of Cranberry Junction which is west of Hazelton.
 Steelhead start to appear in August but most people seem to favour September particularly the first three weeks.After that date the weather can deteriorate with heavy rains and strong possibility of snow.Rivers can be blown out for two to three days after heavy rains and can ruin your trip.
 Coho are present in late september but the larger northerns come in in mid to late October and into November.
  As far as locations go I would suggest Hazelton or Smithers as being fairly central to a number of good steelhead rivers. These would include the Bulkly,the Morice the Kispiox,the Telkwa. all being tributaries to the Skeena.
  All fishing is single hook barbless, most of the rivers are class 1 rivers requiring a special licence and for non Canadian fishermen a guide.Non resident class 1 waters licence costs 20 dollars Can  day.you also need a fishing licence an 8 day licence costs 30 $ plus a conservation surcharge for steelhead of 40 $ and for salmon of20$
 Local gear requirements may vary from river to river,but there is no flyfish only water that I am aware of. Bait bans are on some waters,and wild steelhead release is required on most.
 I hope this helps in you planning process.
 Bud Smithers akaCoot
 Kelowna BC 
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2002, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: cootDate: 1/16/2002 9:19 PM

Hi: I recieved a message recently from someone on the IS list asking about
timing and rivers in the Skeena system. Unfortunately I managed to lose the
message before replying. My deepest apologies.
I havent fished the Skeena for about five years so my response is out of
date.However for what its worth; Red Chinook are in the system starting in
early July .My favorite river for chinook is the Cranberry north of
Cranberry Junction which is west of Hazelton.
Steelhead start to appear in August but most people seem to favour
September particularly the first three weeks.After that date the weather
can deteriorate with heavy rains and strong possibility of snow.Rivers can
be blown out for two to three days after heavy rains and can ruin your trip.
Coho are present in late september but the larger northerns come in in mid
to late October and into November.
As far as locations go I would suggest Hazelton or Smithers as being
fairly central to a number of good steelhead rivers. These would include
the Bulkly,the Morice the Kispiox,the Telkwa. all being tributaries to the
Skeena.
All fishing is single hook barbless, most of the rivers are class 1
rivers requiring a special licence and for non Canadian fishermen a
guide.Non resident class 1 waters licence costs 20 dollars Can day.you
also need a fishing licence an 8 day licence costs 30 $ plus a conservation
surcharge for steelhead of 40 $ and for salmon of20$
Local gear requirements may vary from river to river,but there is no
flyfish only water that I am aware of. Bait bans are on some waters,and
wild steelhead release is required on most.
I hope this helps in you planning process.
Bud Smithers akaCoot
Kelowna BC

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