Skeena Wilderness Fishing Charters

The Skeena river and her tributaries is the ultimate fly fishing playground. Skeena wilderness fishing charters has been in the guiding business for over 40 years. We are the local professionals. My two sons work with me in our business and have been raised and trained by me on all of these local rivers. They are excellent double handed spey and single handed fly casters. They read the water very well as fishermen and as skillful safe boatmen. We run top quality Alumaweld and Wooldridge jet boats. Alumaweld drift boats and Avon rafts. We use Sage, Loomis and Thomas & Thomas rods, Ross reels and professionally tied flies. Everything is first class. We offer day trips, ALL INCLUSIVE trips and remote helicopter trips. Something for everyone. We are licensed to guide on ALL the classified and unclassified rivers in the Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert area. No other guiding operation is licensed to guide ALL the rivers that we are. Our license includes the CLASS 1 ZYMOETZ (Copper) CLASS 1 GITNADIOX. Our CLASS 2 rivers include ZYMOETZ 2 (Copper) KALUM , KWINAMASS, SKEENA 2, Skeena 4, plus all the unclassified waters. We are also licensed for the restricted ISHKEENICKH and KINCOLITH in the NASS area. All these rivers are the home of all the world record steelhead and salmon. If one river is blown out we are licensed to guide you where the best fishing is. We all have experienced the disappointment of arriving for your week of fishing and finding that the water is too high or too low or that you should have been there last week. The last thing that you need is to travel all the way to CANADA to find that the same thing can happen. The SKEENA watershed has a number of different angling areas with different weather patterns and the tributaries that flow through these areas have different characteristics and different water level requirements for successful fishing. There is always somewhere to go.

Availability

Terms

Trip Includes
Beverages
Guiding
Meals

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license
Tips

Policies
Catch & release
You keep catch

Cancellation

Deposit non-refundable.
We require a 50% deposit when you book your trip. The other 50% is due 60 days prior to your arrival. If you have to cancel prior to the 60 days there is no cash refund but you can either have someone else come in your place or rebook for another date in the same year. If you cancel within 30 days of your trip there is NO REFUND. If you loose a day or two we do not credit you for those days. SORRY those days are lost to us also. If the river is completely blown out when you arrive and no chance of any of the rivers coming back into shape or the river has been closed because of low, warm water or some other reason we will give a 50% credit for the following year. We take a 50% loss and you take a 50% loss. If you can not come because of Covid and the boarders are close we will roll your deposit over to when ever it is safe again to travel. You DO NOT lose your deposit.

Fishing

Species
Salmon
Chum Salmon
Coho Salmon
Pink Salmon
Dolly Varden
Cutthroat Trout
Sockeye Salmon

Types of Fishing
Backcountry fishing
River fishing

Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing

Gear
Lure
Fishing Pole
Tackle box

Boat Specs

Center console

Center console (Alumaweld) originally built in 2000. Powered by 1 engine (50HP), with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.
Length:
16 ft

Operator

Manager

Stan Doll

Since 1982 year
Born in Terrace, Stan started fishing as soon as he was able. He was one of those kids with an innate talent for fishing. Reading the water and finding fish became second nature to him. Fishing the rivers that were accessible by bike, Stan managed to catch hundreds of salmon from the Skeena, Kitsumkalum, and Copper rivers. By the time Stan was 16 with his driver’s license, the use of a power boat was most important to him; it was his gateway to all of the rivers on the lower Skeena. By the time he was a young man, Stan had beached a staggering number of Chinook salmon, the largest weighing a jaw-dropping 86 lbs. He also caught steelhead that would impress the most dedicated angler, including a 32-lb. trophy male. Stan still has a profound love of fishing and the outdoors, as his two sons will tell you. At 60, he enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the premier Chinook guide in Terrace. With 36 years of fishing journals and 40 years of angling experience behind him, Stan is arguably the area’s most productive steelhead and Coho fishing guide and most skilled boatman

Stan Doll

Manager
Since 1982 year

How to get there

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

Book with 50% deposit

Once the charter confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 50% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the manager

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the charter up to 8 days before the trip. The following payment methods are available: