Our main lodge in Smithers is the starting off point for a huge week of adventure. Although we take 12 guests a week, the group splits into two and you are never fishing with more than 6 people all week long. A group of 6 will head to the Morice Lodge and the other 6 will stay at the main lodge fishing the Bulkley Canyons. Mid week guests will flip flop. This means you will only be sharing the lodge and the the entire river (either Bulkley or Morice) with six people during the week.
Our steelhead program is based around the idea that the modern day angler wants a variety of fishing options in their lodge experience. Our main objective is to show our guests a true BC steelhead adventure, one they can return to year after year and still fish new water each and every time they come. The rotating beat system is not one we will ever have to implement for our guests or guides. We have access to over 150 miles of water from our lodges. Guests that have come for 11 years straight are still seeing new water every season.
In essence we combined the historic and legendary Skeena fishing programs pioneered in the 70’s and 80’s by Collin Schadrech, James Britton sr., and Ray Makowichuk. Each of these men started their own lodges and carved out new fisheries for several decades. We aim to give our guests a taste of all three of these magnificent experiences over 1 week in the Bulkley Valley.
A week with us will leave forever, imprinted images of what a wilderness experience is supposed to be. With attention to details, remote comfort, and a river that continuously challenges and rewards its occupants we believe we have found the ultimate fishing experience. One that is just as rewarding for the beginner as it is for the ardent veteran.
Here is your itinerary
Thursday - Arrive Smithers
Overnight at elected accommodations (independently arranged, not included). We recommend the Stork’s Nest Inn-250.847.3831. Please call them immediately after arrival at and have their free shuttle come pick you up for transfer to the inn.
Friday - Day 1
After a free breakfast provided by the Stork’s Nest you will be picked up at 10am from our guides. From there you will be transferred approximately 15 minutes by vehicle to the lodge. After getting settled and having an early lunch, you will head out to the river at 12:30PM for a half day of guided steelhead fishing British Columbia adventure. You will arrive back to the lodge to enjoy a nice dinner.
Saturday - Day 2
Fishing the bulkley canyons via jet boat, returning back to lodge for a 7:30PM dinner. Overnight in your private cabin at the main lodge.
Sunday - Day 3
Fishing the Bulkley canyons via jet boat, returning back to lodge for a 7:30PM dinner. Overnight in your private cabin at the main lodge.
Monday- Day 4
You can fish any piece of water you want or just let us put on what we think will fish the best.
Tuesday - Day 5
You will depart the lodge at about 7:00AM and drive 45 minutes to the Morice River. You will be fishing by 8:00AM. while you fish your way to the lodge, the camp representative will take your bags to your cabin where they will be waiting for you when you arrive for dinner.
Wednesday - Day 6
Breakfast will be served at 7:00AM. At 7:30AM you will depart via jet boat for a full day of steelhead fishing British Columbia fun. Overnight at Morice River Lodge.
Thursday - Day 7
Breakfast will be served at 7:00AM. At 7:30AM you will depart via jet boat for a full day of steelhead fishing. While you are fishing, the camp hands will pack and move all your luggage. At 5:30PM you will be driven back to the main lodge in Smithers for dinner and overnight in your same private cabin.
Friday - Day 8
Depart by 8am for the airport