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April 2 – April 8, 2024
Lower Skeena Spring Steelhead
Nicholas Dean Outdoors
at Yellow Cedar Lodge
with host Jeff Bright


THE SKEENA WILL ALWAYS BE MOST FAMOUS for its fall fishing, but wise anglers know the treasures spring can hold. For river conditions, late March–early April weeks are often the year's most dependable — air and water temperatures are warming from winter, while precipitation falls as snow on the ridges, keeping the rivers low and clean. And what the season lacks in numbers of fish, it can make up in size. The spring run often features some of the largest steelhead of the year. Fresh off the tides, they are impressive fish worth every effort to find. We'll search the scenic lower mainstem's broad riffles and runs with light sink tips — a thoroughly pleasing way to fish some of the best swing water in the Pacific Northwest.

For a look at just how good it can be, check out this entertaining film from this week in 2013 by our friends at Salmon Junkies.

Target rivers: Mainstem Skeena, Kitimat

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

Accommodations: Single occupancy with private bath, wifi

2024 rate: 6695 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

Availability: Inquire for 2025

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 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.

Additional Information & Resources

Nicholas Dean Outdoors
BC Fishing Regulations & License Information

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