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April 19 – April 25, 2020
Skeena-Nass Region
Spring Steelhead & Chinook
Nicholas Dean Outdoors, BC
with host Jeff Bright


AS GOOD AS IT GETS. This program on the Nicholas Dean calendar offers the rare chance to sight-fish for large steelhead in remote, not-to-be-named streams. Hiking in and hunting steelhead in the primordial, hidden valleys of the northern BC coast is the epitome of wilderness angling. Also on offer is a shot at steelhead and white-hot spring chinook in the lower Skeena region. “Springers” can be found in steelhead water and will aggressively take flies. These supercharged salmon average 15 to 40 pounds, but beware, they are known to attain much larger proportions and in their ocean-fresh state will test every element of your tackle and skill.  A unique package with a variety of options each day, perfect for your full range of gear — 6/7/8 switch rods and single-handers on the small streams to 8/9/10 double-handers on the larger rivers.

Target river: Remote coastal streams (moderate hiking and wading skills required), lower Nass tributaries, Kalum, Kitimat, mainstem Skeena

Group size: 6 anglers, including host; 2 anglers per guide; total program capacity 6–8 anglers

Accommodations: Double occupancy cabins with private bedrooms and shared bath. Single occupancy suites for additional charge; inquire for availability.

2020 rate: 5595 CAD + 5% GST + 48 CAD room tax

(USD accepted; please inquire for currency exchange quote)

Includes: 5 days guided fishing, 6 nights accommodation, all meals, airport transfers

Not included: Round trip airfare to Terrace, BC (YXT), licensing, gratuities, alcoholic beverages

Upgrade options: 6-day / 7-night package available for 6595 CAD + 5% GST + 56 CAD room tax

Add-on options: Helicopter or float plane fly-out to remote streams; inquire for rates

Availability: full | inquire for wait list or 2021

Nicholas Dean Outdoors


Established in 2002, Nicholas Dean Outdoors is located in the northwestern corner of British Columbia near the Alaskan border — a scenic region with arguably the best steelhead and salmon fishing in the world. NDO owns government-allotted guiding licenses and rod days on the Lower Skeena region’s best classified waters, including the Upper Zymoetz, Lower Zymoetz, Kalum, Lower Skeena (Skeena 2) and a section of the Upper Skeena (Skeena 4). NDO also guides on over 50 unclassified rivers, lakes and streams, such as the Kitimat, Nass, Bell-Irving, Meziadin, Kasiks, Exstew and Exchamsiks. With this a wide-ranging portfolio, NDO guests enjoy a variety of the top fishing opportunities available in the region. Additionally, if less than desirable fishing conditions are encountered, NDO's highly knowledgeable, locally-based guides can nearly always find fishable water. Read more about NDO...

Pioneer Fishing Lodge


To provide first class accommodations and dining for guests, and to compliment their excellent guides and fishing programs, NDO formed a partnership with Pioneer Fishing Lodge in 2010. Located just minutes west of Terrace, British Columbia, the hub of the Lower Skeena Valley, PFL features modern log cabins and apartment-style suites to provide an authentic, uniquely Canadian experience with all the appointments expected in a premier lodge.

Additional Information & Resources

Nicholas Dean Outdoors
Pioneer Lodge
BC Fishing Regulations & License Information

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