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I am up on the Bulkley in 2 weeks, how have the runs been this year on the Skeena system as a hole?

Seams like theres been a bit of a heat wave, are the rivers really low ?

Also what is the link to river water levels and temperature.

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Oscars, is sports fishing shop in Smithers..

Does anyone Know the link to the internet site for river levels ???????
 

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Bulkley Conditions

The river is low and, consequently, very fishable. There are steelhead in the river, but from what I hear and have experienced, there is no one section that is on fire. Since I haven't heard anything about the Hazelton to Smithers section, perhaps that's the part that's working well. After all, why would anyone give up the goods? The hot weather of August has gone. It was -2 a couple nights back, 0 last night. Everyone is harvesting anything left in their gardens. Cool and clear this morning and already (1 hour after earliest light) three jet boats have throbbed by, two upstream, one down, so there is no consensus on where the fish are even among the commercial operators. (I'm guessing that if you're a lodge guide with a sled, you can't put your guys out to fish that great run right in front of the cabins, you have to get in the boat and motor somewhere or they'll feel they're not getting their $1k a day.)

They're have been some light rains, but light, relatively warm rains are enough to increase glacial runoff in the Telkwa drainage and cloudy the water from there down for a day. Today though, el aqua es claro.
 

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The Bulkley, five minutes ago, 9/13/14

Here's a prime stretch of the Bulkley, empty. For one thing, it's the weekend, so auslanders can't fish. For another, there's a benefit showing of the IF4 fly fishing films in Smithers this evening, April and prominent members of the local and visiting sporting community attending. I'm guessing it's a regular speytosterone fest. I'm sorry to miss it, especially since I bought the tix. Things were going great with a lovely local lady until I asked her to accompany me. "Oh, I didn't know you fished," she said in a decidedly chilly tone. I suspect that some speydog has been there before me and sullied the waters.
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Just got back last night. Didn't fish the Bulkley, but the Kispiox and Skeena fished very well, including a number of fish to wakers.
 

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All looking good. Im up there next week. The photo showed very few rods on the water. MMMM Great, but I'm sure it will be as norm. Iv heard possible rain on the way next week, may help to bring more fish through the Canyon. Getting itchy feet now, don't know how many times Iv re packed my bags. The first photo was from the golf course just outside Smithers ( I think ), Iv had a few fish from there in correct conditions.
 

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Here's a prime stretch of the Bulkley, empty. For one thing, it's the weekend, so auslanders can't fish. For another, there's a benefit showing of the IF4 fly fishing films in Smithers this evening, April and prominent members of the local and visiting sporting community attending. I'm guessing it's a regular speytosterone fest. I'm sorry to miss it, especially since I bought the tix. Things were going great with a lovely local lady until I asked her to accompany me. "Oh, I didn't know you fished," she said in a decidedly chilly tone. I suspect that some speydog has been there before me and sullied the waters.
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I was at a lodge in BC earlier this year where the mention of April's name alone was enough to divert the conversation for a healthy ten minutes at a time.
 
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