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Salmon Junkies

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November 23rd, 2016 - steffen


Dear Salmon Junkies

I hope your fishing season have been awarding with bags full of good fishing memories from the past season and maybe some new friendships, with brothers stung by the same bug like the rest of us – The notorious “anadromous bug”.

This time of the year it’s also time to look ahead and secure your fishing trips for 2017. To hopefully make your planning a bit easier, I’m pleased again to offer THE prime weeks for all of my hosted weeks with our BC partner – award-winning Skeena outfitter Nicholas Dean Outdoor. Join us chasing the largest and meanest Steelhead and Chinook in the world, in the company of some of the best and most hardcore fishing guides available – Guides who are more than willing to share their deepest secrets by leading YOU to the fish.


Countless of people now at days believe that the Skeena watershed is easily accessible with easy-going fishing, but that is not true if you really want to get to the fish. Many of the best rivers and spots are impossible to access without a guide and special license, and the only way to get there is by powerful jet boats and local knowledge. Some of the most attractive rivers are licensed with limited access. Salmon Junkies has access to all classified water plus well-selected numbers of coastal rivers. Skeena river has become quite a popular destination for a growing group of international hardcore Spey Jedi´s, and even more so after we launched our short movies during the last years – If you haven’t seen them, watch some of our films check out the links here and below http://salmonjunkies.com/steelhead-movies/skeena-the-biggest-and-meanest-steelheads-in-the-world/
Besides having the hottest, strongest Steelhead and Chinook in the world, there is so much more that define the total fishing experience to this unique frontiers – Jump on the “Skeena Wagon” and get a kick you never will forget.

Available Spring weeks 2017 – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at Pioneer lodge

18 March – 25 March
25 March – 1 April
1 April – 8 April
15 April – 22 April
29 April – 6 May



Looking for the quintessential British Columbia angling experience? If so, this is your great chance. You will fish a number of wild rivers, with a opportunity to fish the remote and intimate upper Copper, a true steelhead Mecca. We’ll swing wet flies and, with favorable conditions, fish dries. Fall-run Skeena steelhead is free-rising and will readily pounce on a waking fly — undoubtedly one of the greatest thrills in fly fishing. This adventure also features the exciting opportunity to fish select lower Skeena streams. And – depending on flows, the scenic Kasiks, Exchamsiks and Exstew.

Steelhead fishing on the Lower Skeena is unparalleled. Renowned rivers such as the Babine, Kispiox, Sustut, Bulkley, Morice, Copper and Kalum enter the Skeena above our camp and all fish bound for these rivers must pass directly in front of us before reaching their spawning grounds. Only a day or two out of the ocean, at the peak of their size, strength and beauty, these are among the biggest and most aggressive Salmon and Steelhead on Earth. To hook one of these fish on the fly is to touch the heart of the true wilderness — an experience not to be forgotten!

Available Fall weeks 2017 – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at the Pioneer lodge

August 19 – 26 August
September 9 – 16 September
September 16 – 23 September
September 23 – 30 September
September 30 – 7 October
October 7 – 14 October


We are very excited to announce that Salmon Junkies prime weeks for big Fresh Chinook again are open for booking. We target the Kitimat, Copper, Kalum and Skeena rivers for Chinook averaging 20 to 50 pounds and ranging up to 80 pounds, and beyond. (The Skeena’s biggest have been known to reach 100 pounds!) Please make sure you bring extra and fresh backing on your reel!

What to expect? Chinook – Why not watch our small movie and judge for yourself?

http://salmonjunkies.com/category/movies/chinook-movies/ Or our latest film “Sealiced” https://vimeo.com/150911538

Prime Chinook Weeks for the really big boys – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at the Pioneer lodge

June 24 – 1 July
July 1 – 8 July
July 8 – 15 July


A unique opportunity: fish the Skeena from sunup to sundown for the biggest Salmon and Steelhead on the planet. Simply put, British Columbia’s Skeena River is a super fish superhighway — a thoroughfare for the largest Salmon & Steelhead in the world. In summer and early fall the lower main channel Skeena host a vast numbers of migrating Chinook, Steelhead Coho, Sockeye, Chums and Pinks headed for numerous upriver tributaries. Why the Skeena Camp? Let us put it simple – Great value for the money.

The scenery at our Skeena Camp is nothing short of spectacular: soaring, snow-capped mountains, a large wild river, numerous waterfalls and abundant wildlife are your backdrop as you cast for the Skeena’s legendary wild Salmon and Steelhead.

The camp placed very strategic on the lower Skeena, consists of single and two-person sleeping tents with cots and pads, communal dining and gear tents, privy and propane-heated water with shower tent. Aside from personal items and fishing gear, guests need only bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel. Guided fishing is from 8am–5pm; hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the dining tent. The gear tent is also equipped with a propane heater to dry off wet clothing or chase the chill.

Beside Steelhead like the bright fish like the one on the photo you are fist in the firing line for the Coho salmon – an incredible game fish in their own right. These dime bright Salmon are super aggressive, high flying and acrobatic, average 8 to 15 lbs and often they are fighting so hard they’re mistaken for Steelhead. Fish with sea lice are a daily occurrence, so you know these fish aren’t far from the salt. And, they act consequently…Let go fishing guys!

Prime Weeks for the Skeena Summer Camp – 6 days fishing / 7 Nights accommodation at Skeena Camp

July 22 – 29 July
July 29 – 5 August


The ultimate trip for the profound and committed Steelheader who likes a bit of sweat with their Steelhead. During 5 days you will daily discover premium fly-fishing Steelhead water with numerous holding pools in the most stunning scenery with an abundance of wildlife ever present. If the idea of going on a wilderness adventure to target large, wild Steelhead in remote areas on lightly fished streams gets your blood racing, then our new remote coastal Steelhead package is what you’re looking for.

The remote coastal wilderness Steelhead streams of British Columbia hold exceptional spring Steelhead opportunities located in the stunning fjords of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are numerous streams – accessed by walk in, ocean boat, fixed wing air craft and helicopter – that vary from medium sized rivers best suited for swinging flies with a Spey rod to small, intimate streams where you can sight fish for 5 to 20 pound Steelhead and fish for them with a light switch or single handed rod.

Guests will stay at Pioneer Fishing Lodge as a home base for arrival days and departure nights, and then stay in remote camps or bed and breakfasts as required during the week, depending on weather, water conditions and which rivers are fishing best.

Getting to the various coastal rivers is half the experience in its own right! Depending on the target rivers fished, we will use a 21 ft Boston Whaler, 20 ft Harbercraft jet boat.

Given the remote nature of the trip, there is the possibility of encountering bears, wolves, foxes and other animals of the furry kind. Your guide will have bear spray and bear bangers on hand at all times and will also instruct you on how to use these.

For the 2017 season, space will be limited to two guests per week in the following weeks:

April 16 – 22 April
April 23 – 29 April
April 30 – 6 May

Fitness Requirements:

Due to the remote, physically demanding nature of the fishing program, guests must be reasonably fit and capable of hiking through dense woods without any trails. Typical distances travelled daily are between 3 and 6 km.

With this new program we strongly believe that we have tailored THE ULTIMATE STEELHEAD TRIP for our guests who are looking for the unspoilt nature and abundant wildlife that contributes to an unforgettable fishing experience. Jump on our new wagon that will lead you to some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine Steelhead rivers.

For more info please contact Steffen Juhl – sj@salmonjunkies.com

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