Yakoun River Steelhead Packages

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Remote Steelhead Fishing in Haida Gwaii, BC

The Yakoun River is one of the most remote winter steelhead fisheries in British Columbia.  Located on in Haida Gwaii, aka. the Queen Charlotte Islands, this is a last frontier of steelhead fishing.  Accessed by an extremely limited amount of anglers every winter, the Yakoun holds big steelhead, and is recognized as one of the finest winter steelhead fishing locations anywhere in BC.

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Pricing

Yakoun Steelhead Rates

Chromer Sport Fishing is pleased to have partnered with the premier steelhead fishing operation on Haida Gwaii and now offers  seven day lodge package steelhead fishing trips on the Yakoun and Copper rivers. These are fully guided all-inclusive steelhead adventures to one of the most remote destinations anywhere in Canada.

Seven Day Lodge Package $4500 CDN
Trip dates available from early December to late March.
Trips Include:  Six full-days of guided fishing, three of which will be on the Yakoun River. Seven nights lodge accommodations. Home cooked meals with wine. Airport pickup and transfers from Sandspit.
Not Included: GST Tax 5%. Fishing licenses. Guide gratuities. Alcoholic beverages (BYOB). Airfare from Vancouver.

Accommodations

Lodge Information

The oceanside lodge you’ll be staying in while on your Haida Gwaii steelhead adventure is nestled on five acres of secluded beach and surrounded by the old growth rainforests found no where else in the world. With a sensational view of the Hecate Strait, the body of water separating Haida Gwaii from BC’s mainland, this is a beautifully renovated cedar lodge with a comfortable atmosphere.

These Haida Gwaii steelhead adventures are limited to a maximum of six guests per week and the lodge accommodates this number perfectly. The lodge is a short drive from the Sandspit airport, where you’ll be picked up on arrival day.

What to expect during your week

During your week you will fish the Copper, Pallant and Yakoun rivers as well as other small coastal rivers near the lodge that only we can access. This is why Chromer offers this trip, because of its variety and its flexibility to have you on rivers when they’re at their best. Guests  can count on fishing the Yakoun River two or three times during their week’s stay. To maximize your time there, we fish the Yakoun when it has its most favourable water conditions during your stay.

The oceanside lodge you’ll be staying in while on your Haida Gwaii steelhead adventure is nestled on five acres of secluded beach and surrounded by the old growth rainforests found no where else in the world. This is a beautifully renovated cedar lodge with a comfortable atmosphere.

Fishing Info

Fishing the Yakoun River

The Yakoun River is quite easily the most unique winter-run steelhead fisheries in British Columbia. This remote river is located on Graham Island in Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. This is an untamed river, with very little pressure set in one of the most spectacular rainforests found anywhere.

The Yakoun doesn’t have huge numbers of returning steelhead but the ones that do are beasts. If you’re willing to put your time in the Yakoun will reward you with a 15-20 pound winter steelhead.

The river is accessed best by walk-n-wade fishing. Sometimes a raft will be used on guided day trips but expect to do some bush-wacking. The river itself is very easy to wade and the fishing is not terribly technical.  The fish hold in shallow riffles and tailouts of runs. A swung fly is effective as is conventional gear fishing. Anglers can expect one or two hookups a day on average while fishing the Yakoun during prime months.

Other Steelhead Rivers you’ll fish!

The Copper River is the closest river to the lodge with only a five-minute drive time to its outflow into the ocean. A difficult stream to read and explore and one where you will have a huge advantage in being guided. This small river surrounded by old growth forests is rarely access by other anglers and although sometimes challenging to fish it can offer big rewards when a 15 pound steelhead erupts from its shallow tea coloured water.

On this package you’ll also have the opportunity to fish Haida Gwaii’s lesser known and smaller secret steelhead rivers. Pallant Creek is a beautiful little stream with crystal clear water perfect for sight fishing its wild winter-run steelhead. Along with Pallant Creek there are also several other smaller rivers you’ll have the chance. These are wild untouched steelhead rivers in on of the most remote and rugged settings found anywhere in the world. You’ll just have to come steelhead fishing in Haida Gwaii to find out what they’re all about!

FAQ's

Yakoun River – Frequently Asked Questions



How do I get to Haida Gwaii?   Although extremely remote, Haida Gwaii is fairly easy to get to. There is a daily flight from Vancouver during the winter months. The flight is less than two hours and we’ll send you suggested flights making for easy travel plans.

I’m looking for a unique steelhead experience, is this the trip for me?   You better believe it. This is one of the most unique steelhead trips anywhere in the world, a west coast winter steelhead experience like no other. This is not a trip we recommend for beginner steelhead anglers but if you have some experience and are looking for something new this is a superb package.

How many days will I fish the Yakoun River?   Typically packages include three full-days of the six days on the Yakoun. This is the only package in Haida Gwaii that offers days on the Yakoun and some other lesser known, but equally impressive steelhead rivers. Having access to these other rivers gives you the ability to fish the best water all week long.

How many guests are fishing each week?    Only four. This is an extremely limited package, with few rod days, so there is very little pressure on the rivers and only four people staying at the lodge.

How many steelhead will I have a chance it in my week?    Tough questions to answer. Conditions and fishing does fluctuate on a weekly basis, with fishing going from epic to rather slow without warning. You will be fishing with professional, experienced guides who spend their entire winter season on the Yakoun, so every opportunity for the best fishing will be provided.


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