Chinook / King Salmon
For raw power, no freshwater species can match the chinook, or king salmon. Sea-liced and fresh from the tides, a bright king is the ultimate speyfisher’s challenge and prize. “Springer” chinook are available with the end of the steelhead run in late April and May in British Columbia’s lower Skeena region. Peak run on the Skeena and lower tributaries, as well as on the northern BC coast, arrives on the receding freshet in June and July. And there’s a hot new destination for these great fish — Steelhead Flyfisher is excited to be the North American agent for the Salmon Junkies Valley of the Kings program at Austral River Lodge in Chilean Patagonia. The season there is January through March. Join us as we help pioneer this intriguing new fishery!
Our Chinook Salmon Destinations & Partners
April – July
Skeena-Kitimat region rivers — Nicholas Dean Outdoors
Skeena & Kalum rivers — Skeena Spey Lodge
Dean River — Kimsquit Bay Lodge
Frasier River tributary BC — Kings of Spring
Southern Hemisphere King Salmon / Dec – Mar
Austral River CHL — Salmon Junkies at Austral River Lodge
Rio Grande ARG — Estancia Maria Behety
2018 Hosted Chinook Salmon Trips
Jan 13 – Jan 20: Chile | Austral River King Salmon [inquire for 2019]
Jul 15 – Jul 22: Norway | Gaula River Atlantic Salmon [inquire]
No availalibity in the trip you want? Get on the wait list as an alternate for this year or for an opening next year. Just send an email and indicate which trip you are interested in.