Bulkley River Lodge
BULKLEY RIVER LODGE
Bulkley River Lodge Fishing:
The Bulkley is a Skeena River tributary and
considered one of the best Steelhead rivers in the world. From late
August through mid October, the Bulkley is as good a dry fly and greased
line fishery as exists. As the season progresses and water
temperatures drop, anglers spend more time fishing light
type III and IV sink tips. The fishing can remain excellent through
the second week in November and later if water conditions permit.
Bulkley fish are known for their willingness to move to a fly and range
from 4 to 24 pounds, with the average fish typically weighing in around
10 lbs. Jet boats, drift boats and rafts are employed to access water,
but all fishing is done while wading. All Bulkley fish are wild and
must be released unharmed as quickly as possible.
Bulkley River Lodge Accommodation:
The lodge has four newly remodeled guest cabins located fifty yards
from the river. Anglers sleep two to a cabin and share a bathroom and
shower. In the morning and evenings the guests gather in the main cabin
for meals and cocktails.
Bulkley River Lodge Travel:
Week long packages run from Friday to Friday and start and
end in Smithers British Columbia. Anglers have the option to arrive in
Smithers on Thursday night and spend the night at the Stork' Nest Inn
(250) 847-3831 (price not included) and be picked up first thing Friday
by the lodge staff for a full day of fishing (at no additional cost).
If six solid days of fishing are enough for you, many anglers choose to
arrive Friday evening. At the end of your stay, you will be taken to
the airport on Friday morning to catch a flight for Vancouver that
typically departs just after 10:00 a.m.
Note: If you need assistance with airline ticketing to and from Smithers, BC please let us know.
Bulkley River Lodge Climate:
While the weather can be mild, always be prepared for cold
when visiting the interior reaches of BC. Rain and snow can occur at
almost anytime and typical day temperatures range from 30-60 degrees
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