Bulkley River Steelhead Fishing Trips

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The Ultimate Bulkley Steelhead Fishing Packages

Choose from a variety of all-inclusive guided fishing trips to the Bulkley River, one of British Columbia’s most famous steelhead fishing rivers. The Bulkley lodge package offers a luxury steelhead fishing experience while our steelhead trips on the Bulkley canyon offer a  remote river experience and unprecedented access to untouched steelhead water.

If you’re looking for prime fishing dates and the Bulkley’s best steelhead packages you won’t go wrong booking your trip with us, we have you covered! Keep in mind Bulkley trips are one of Chromer’s most popular steelhead options, so contact us early to secure your space.

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Lodge Package

Bulkley Lodge Rates & Dates

This is a seven night package that includes six days of guided fishing.  Our new program gives you the chance to fish out of two lodges; the main lodge on the Bulkley River, a newly acquired lodge on the Morice River, and even the remote camps in the Bulkley.  This is the ultimate Bulkley River steelhead package!

Seven-Day Lodge Package $6400 CDN
Trip dates available from early September to late October

 

Trips Include:  Six and a half days of fully guided fishing. Seven nights accommodation at two lodges. Meals & Alcohol. Airport pickup and transfers in Smithers.
Not Included: GST Tax 5%. Fishing licenses. Guide gratuities. Airfare from Vancouver.

ABOUT THE LODGE

The lodge is located on a large piece of private land right on the banks of the Bulkley River. Newly built in 2010, this is now the pinnacle of steelhead lodges anywhere in British Columbia.

The main lodge building houses a comfortable lounge, dining room, open kitchen and bar area. Watch the cooks prepare fresh meals, put your feet up in the lounge and enjoy a cocktail or three after a day on the water. The lodge has a capacity of only twelve guests at a time. This ensures an intimate environment and personalized service.

One of our clients favourite features of this lodge is the private rooms. No sharing, everybody gets their own room in six log cabins on the lodge grounds.

While fishing on the Morice River you’ll stay at a boat-access only lodge on the upper Morice. This is a very comfortable wilderness lodge with private cabins located right on the river. This is one of the most remote steelhead lodge locations in northern BC.

Drift Trips

Fish the Remote Bulkley River Canyon!

The Bulkley River canyon offers anglers a unique experience, fishing a remote section of river and swinging flies through untouched water all day long. The four and six day canyon package will have you fishing almost 50 miles of the spectacular Bulkley canyon and overnighting at the only two river camps on the entire Bulkley. This is a very exclusive trip with extremely limited availability each year so contact us early.

Four-Day Canyon Package $3950 CDN
Trip dates available from early September to late October. Limited to four anglers per trip.
Six-Day Canyon Package $5650 CDN
Trip dates available from early September to late October. Limited to three anglers per trip.
Trips Include:  Days of fully guided steelhead fishing on the Bulkley River. Accommodation at remote river camps. Hotel accommodation in Smithers. Most meals. Airport pickup and transfers in Smithers.
Not Included: GST Tax 5%. Fishing licenses. Guide gratuities. Airfare from Vancouver.

About the Remote River Camps on the Bulkley

On the Bulkley River canyon packages you’ll be overnighting at two exclusive remote river camps. These camps are located on isolated sections of the Bulkley River and allows for access to water that few people ever fish.

The camps are equipped with very canvas wall tents on raised wooden decks. Located midway points on the river, these camps are strategically positioned to give you access to as much untouched water each day as possible. At days end you’ll have dinner around the fire and are welcome to fish the camp water as late as you’d like.  Watch our video we shot in the canyon below….

Fishing Info

Bulkley Steelhead Fishing Info

The Bulkley is a major tributary of the Skeena River and home to one of the largest run of summer steelhead anywhere in the world.

From it’s headwaters on the Morice River, to the steep rock-walled sections of the lower canyon the Bulkley offers consistent steelhead fishing during the late summer and fall months. The 250 kilometres of the Bulkley is forever changing. The upper river is made up of sweeping runs and classic steelhead water. The lower section, also known as the canyon water, runs at a steeper gradient with pocket water that moving fish rest in.

The Bulkley steelhead, like all runs on the Skeena system, are wild fish. No hatcheries have ever been implemented on the Skeena watershed, making for a fishing experience like nothing else in North America.

Bulkley steelhead average in the 8-15 pound range with bigger fish in the 20 pound class certainly a possibility. The steelhead on the Bulkley are well known for their love of skated dry flies in the early season. As we move into October most fish are taken on swung wet streamers.

We’re big fans of the Bulkley, it has treated our clients very well over the years and we certainly recommend putting it on your steelhead bucket list!

FAQ's

Bulkley River FAQ’s

What are the travel arrangements?   You’ll fly from Vancouver to Smithers a small town located on the Bulkley River. The flight is 1.45 hours and there are multiple flights daily from Vancouver. Upon booking we’ll send you a suggested flight itinerary and you can easily book your flights online. On arrival we’ll be at the airport to greet you.

When should I book my Bulkley trip?  Space is very limited on the Bulkley River and it’s advised to book your steelhead trip as early as possible. If you’re curious about availability please contact us and if we can’t accommodate you for this current season we will put you on our expedited wait list for the following.

I am a solo angler looking for a trip, is this possible?  Certainly, we accommodate solo steelhead anglers all the time, the packages are not based on double occupancy so we can almost always fit you in.

What’s an average day of fishing?  Always a hard question to answer but typically on an average day you’ll have plenty of solid chances at steelhead with a good number of hookups and landed fish. The Bulkley gets as many as 30,000 returning wild steelhead each season and you’ll be fishing with top guides putting you into the best stretches of water maximizing chances each day.

I’ve done little to no steelhead fishing, is the Bulkley a good trip for me?  It’s a great trip, a wonderful introduction to steelhead fishing in northern British Columbia with a healthy population of wild steelhead and very favourable river and wading conditions to keep you comfortable.

What happens if Bulkley River conditions are no good?  For the most part the Bulkley maintains very good condition all season long so it is rarely an issue. If there are heavy rains there is always the option of fishing the upper Bulkley or Morice River.


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