Z-Boat Lodge Region and Rivers:
The Skeena River and its coastal tributaries are some of the best
kept secrets in the steelhead and salmon fishing world. Featuring
spring, summer and fall fisheries, we give anglers the opportunity to
experience a great variety of scenic wilderness rivers and lengthen
their fly-fishing season. Spring is a great time of year to fish
coastal B.C. with steelhead in more rivers than at any other time of
year. Anglers will fish a variety of sink tips; interchangeable heads
are best to cover conditions on large and small rivers. We catch wild
Kings, bright and fresh from the ocean from late April until
mid-August. The spey rod is an excellent choice for these big brutes.
Summer steelhead fishing begins in August and continues through
November. The Copper River is an excellent dry fly and greased line
fishery; a multi-tip or multi-line system will ensure a proper
presentation regardless of conditions. Northern coho, the largest of
all coho, provide additional sport and variety in September and
October. 12 - 14 pound fish are common with some 20 plus pound brutes.
Single hand rods with sinking tips work best. Anglers will drift in
custom whitewater rafts or access rivers via jet boat. There will be
one guide for every two or three anglers. Guides will accompany anglers
and assist them with fly suggestions, fishing strategy, safety, fish
photos and whatever the angler needs.
Z-Boat Lodge Travel:
Flights should be booked to Terrace via Vancouver, preferably with
an evening arrival. Your hosts will meet you at the airport in Terrace
and transfer you to Z-Boat Lodge, approximately 15 minutes away. A trip
to the liquor store is offered for those wishing to purchase alcohol.
Z-Boat Lodge Documentation:
A valid passport is required for entry into Canada.
Z-Boat Lodge Accommodation and Meals:
Z-Boat Lodge is set very near the bank of the Skeena River. Anglers
will each have a private room with full bath, in groups up to 6. With
larger groups, two will share a room. Home-cooked gourmet quality meals
are served in the lodge dining area, overlooking the Skeena River with
scenic mountain views. A glass of wine or beer is offered with dinner.
The lodge room is spacious and comfortable for relaxation with a bar
and pool table for your enjoyment. Z-Boat Lodge Climate:
Spring and fall may be mild or cool with rain. Temperatures range from
35 - 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer may be warm to hot on sunny days or
cool with possible rain. Temperatures range from 55 - 80 degrees
Fahrenheit. Z-Boat Lodge Clothing:
Clothing should be layered for all seasons. Warm socks, polar fleece
pullovers or sweaters, warm hat, brimmed hat, one or more pairs fishing
gloves, a quality waterproof wading jacket, synthetic long underwear,
fast drying pants for warmer weather, fleece for cold. Bring casual
attire for meals in the lodge. Z-Boat Lodge Currency:
The Canadian dollar is the official currency used, however US dollars
are widely accepted. While credit cards can be used to pay for charges
accrued at the lodge, we request that gratuities be paid in cash. Z-Boat Lodge Gratuities:
Gratuities are discretionary and typically range from $300 - $500 US per
angler per week. They can be handed to Brad or Kim at the end of the
week and will be split between the guides, cook and staff. Included:
Food, accommodations, guiding, transfers from Terrace airport to the lodge, wine and beer with dinner.