Finding prime fishing dates for Babine River steelhead is nearly impossible, but don’t worry, Chromer has space during the Babine’s top steelhead weeks. These all-inclusive lodge packages get you into untouched stretches of the Babine River fishing for the biggest steelhead in the world.
This is a six night package that includes five and a half days of guided fishing. This semi-guided program gives you the chance to fish untouched water every day on a remote stretch of the Babine River. We can’t stress it enough how limited space is on the Babine, so if you’re interested in upcoming dates contact us today and we’ll let you know what is available.
The Babine season is really quite short, only six weeks available each Fall with a limit of nine anglers per week. Chromer has several dates throughout the season, please contact us for detailed availability.
The lodge, one of only three on the river, is located on the banks of the Babine within the confines of Babine Mountains Provincial Park. Comprised of a main lounge and dining room, three guest cabins and a shower room, the lodge offers comfortable riverside arrangements. The remote location doesn’t allow for opulence, instead tasteful simplicity welcomes you.Comfortable guests cabins are shared accommodations with bunks for four anglers per cabin, perfect for a small group of friends on a trip. A hot breakfast is served daily and packed lunches are prepped to be taken on the water each day. Homestyle dinners are enjoyed in the main dining hall at day’s end.
“It is the second time Chromer Sport fishing arranges my fishing trip in BC, and it seems to be the way to go. Outside the fishing, they take care of any problems that may show up. I am 100% satisfied with their services. Fishing in BC is out of the ordinarily, strong fishes, lots of hook ups and great size. I’m coming back”
“Getting Chromer to put together your trip is a no-brainer. Yos Gladstone seems to know everyone in the BC sport fishing industry, and has a sixth sense for putting you where need to be at the right time to put those lunkers on the line. Don’t bother trying to put it all together yourself, call Chromer, and get a customized itinerary that maximizes you’re chances. On top of it all, you get courteous and personal service.”
The Babine flows into the Skeena River and is arguably one of the most famous wild steelhead rivers in the world. Each year, from early September through early to mid October, some of the largest steelhead found on the entire Skeena system make their return to the Babine.
Fishing the Babine is not about numbers, it is about quality. On average you can expect 3-4 chances at steelhead a day but the quality of specimen is hard to match. Steelhead in the 35 inch plus range are common on the Babine, so chances at a true fish of a lifetime is definitely a reality! Babine steelhead smash dry flies through most of the season, a thrill that few other rivers can offer in such consistency. Wading conditions on the Babine are managed easily by most anglers.
Semi Guided Steelhead Program – Packages to the Babine River are considered ‘semi-guided’, meaning guides spend time with 3-4 guests during the day. This is how it is done at all three lodges on the Babine. If you’re sceptical don’t worry. Personalized service certainly isn’t lost, there just might not be someone there to get your fly out of the rocks or tie on a new leader for you. The size of the runs have lots to do with why these packages are semi-guided and it actually gives you more untouched water that has seen few to no anglers in a day. You won’t be stuck fishing behind someone, you always have your own beat and guides keep busy making sure everyone is well taken care of.
All packages to the Babine originate in Smithers, British Columbia. It is suggested guests arrive in Smithers from Vancouver on the Friday evening before their week starts. Air Canada services Smithers with daily flights, but it is good to book early as space is limited. The flight is about 1.5 hours, leaving from Vancouver International Airport, a simple connection if you are arriving from an international location. Guests are met in the lobby of the Hudson Bay Lodge by a Babine Lodge representative at 8.00 AM on Saturday morning and then will drive to the Babine River weir and then travel down river by jet boat to the lodge. After your stay, we will return you to Smithers Friday afternoon in time to catch your flight back to Vancouver or you can stay overnight in Smithers to catch the morning flight to Vancouver Saturday morning. Upon booking your trip we’ll send you all the travel information, what to bring and will organize for a pickup on your arrival in Smithers. We’ll also send you information on fishing licenses, a detailed steelhead gear guide and are always here to assist in travel plans. All reasons why we are the trusted source for fishing in BC, you can depend on a full-service trip when you book with us.
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