Bulkley River Steelhead Fishing British Columbia



The Bulkley lodge package offers a luxury steelhead fishing experience on one of the world’s most famous steelhead rivers. This is one of our most popular all-inclusive steelhead packages in BC.


Package Rates

This is a seven night package that includes six days of guided fishing.  The program gives you the opportunity to fish from two lodges; the main lodge on the Bulkley River and the remote lodge on the Morice River, the headwaters of the Bulkley.  This is the ultimate Bulkley River steelhead package!

  • Six Day / Seven Night Lodge Package

Trips Include:  Six and a half days of fully guided fishing. Seven nights accommodation at two lodges. Meals & Alcohol. Airport pickup and transfers in Smithers.
Not Included: GST Tax 5%. Fishing licenses. Guide gratuities. Airfare from Vancouver.

Lodge Information

The lodge is located on a large piece of private land right on the banks of the Bulkley River. Newly built in 2010, this is now the pinnacle of steelhead lodges anywhere in British Columbia.

The main lodge building houses a comfortable lounge, dining room, open kitchen and bar area. Watch the cooks prepare fresh meals, put your feet up in the lounge and enjoy a cocktail or three after a day on the water. The lodge has a capacity of only twelve guests at a time. This ensures an intimate environment and personalized service.

This lodge features spacious bedrooms with private baths. Six newly built cabins dot the lodge grounds, each made up of two rooms.

While fishing on the Morice River you’ll stay at a boat-access only lodge on the upper Morice. This is a very comfortable wilderness lodge with private cabins located right on the river. This is one of the most remote steelhead lodge locations in northern BC.

Guide Profiles

The Bulkley lodge program is one of the most popular trips we offer, largely in part to the incredible crew of guides you’ll fish with. Derek Botchford and his team of six guides are among the most knowledgeable on the Bulkley, working hard to put you in all the right spots all day long. On the Morice you’ll fish with Scott, CJ and Mike. On the Bulkley spend your days with Derek, Mike and Chris.

Fishing Information

The Bulkley is a major tributary of the Skeena River and home to one of the largest run of summer steelhead anywhere in the world.

From it’s headwaters on the Morice River, to the steep rock-walled sections of the lower canyon the Bulkley offers consistent steelhead fishing during the late summer and fall months. The 250 kilometres of the Bulkley is forever changing. The upper river is made up of sweeping runs and classic steelhead water. The lower section, also known as the canyon water, runs at a steeper gradient with pocket water that moving fish rest in.

Bulkley steelhead average in the 8-15 pound range with bigger fish in the 20 pound class certainly a possibility. The steelhead on the Bulkley are well known for their love of skated dry flies in the early season. As we move into October most fish are taken on swung wet streamers. We’re big fans of the Bulkley, it has treated our clients very well over the years and we certainly recommend putting it on your steelhead bucket list!

The Bulkley steelhead, like all runs on the Skeena system, are wild fish. No hatcheries have ever been implemented on the Skeena watershed, making for a fishing experience like nothing else in North America.


All the Bulkley River packages originate in Smithers, BC, located a 1.5 hour flight north of Vancouver. There are multiple flights daily, we’ll give you suggested flights upon booking.

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Bulkley River FAQ's

What are the travel arrangements to get to the Bulkley?  

 You’ll fly from Vancouver to Smithers a small town located on the Bulkley River. The flight is 1.5 hours and there are multiple flights daily from Vancouver. Upon booking we’ll send you a suggested flight itinerary and you can easily book your flights online. On arrival we’ll be at the airport to greet you.

When should we book our Bulkley trip?  

Space is very limited on the Bulkley River and it’s advised to book your steelhead trip as early as possible. If you’re curious about availability please contact us and if we can’t accommodate you for this current season we will put you on our expedited wait list for the following year.

I’m a solo angler looking for a trip, is the Bulkley a possibility?  

Certainly, we accommodate solo steelhead anglers all the time, the packages are not based on double occupancy so we can almost always fit you in.

What is an average day of fishing like on the Bulkley?  

Always a hard question to answer but typically on an average day you’ll have plenty of solid chances at steelhead with a good number of hookups and landed fish. The Bulkley gets as many as 30,000 returning wild steelhead each season and you’ll be fishing with top guides putting you into the best stretches of water maximizing chances each day.

I’ve done little steelhead fishing, is the Bulkley a good trip for me?  

It’s a great trip, a wonderful introduction to steelhead fishing in northern British Columbia with a healthy population of wild steelhead and very favourable river and wading conditions to keep you comfortable.

Why should we book our trip through Chromer Sport Fishing?  

Trust your trip with us and be confident you’ll be fishing with the best guides in British Columbia. We don’t offer crummy fishing trips, we’re the real deal, getting our clients into prime dates at BC’s hottest fishing spots. If you appreciate honest local expertise, a fully licensed business with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and fair pricing then you need look no further.

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