YAKOUN STEELHEAD

STEELHEAD FISHING TRIPS IN HAIDA GWAII

The Yakoun River is one of the most remote winter steelhead fisheries in British Columbia.  Located on in Haida Gwaii, aka. the Queen Charlotte Islands, this is a last frontier of steelhead fishing.  Accessed by an extremely limited amount of anglers every winter, the Yakoun holds big steelhead, and is recognized as one of the finest winter steelhead fishing locations anywhere in BC.

 Packages early January to mid March.

Yakoun River is located on BC’s Haida Gwaii.

Fly direct from Vancouver to Sandspit, Haida Gwaii.

All inclusive package with oceanfront lodge accommdations.

 A real adventure trip for any serious steelheader.

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PACKAGE INFO

  • HAIDA GWAII PACKAGE

    SIX DAYS OF GUIDED FISHING WITH SEVEN NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION. ALL MEALS & ALCOHOL INCLUDED.

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Chromer Sport Fishing is pleased to have partnered with the premier steelhead fishing operation on Haida Gwaii and now offers full-week lodge package packed with steelhead fishing on the Yakoun and Copper rivers. These are fully guided steelhead adventures to one of the most remote areas of British Columbia’s north coast. An excellent trip for experienced steelhead anglers looking for a new challenge in a stunning part of the world, Haida Gwaii! Trip dates from early January to late March.

“The organization was impeccable and made it the easiest trip to get ready for and enjoy. I would thoroughly recommend Chromer Sport Fishing to anyone wanting the fishing trip of a lifetime.”

Andrew – Vancouver, BC

  

THE LODGE

FACILITIES & AMENITES

The oceanside lodge you’ll be staying in while on your Haida Gwaii steelhead adventure is nestled on five acres of secluded beach and surrounded by the old growth rainforests found no where else in the world. With a sensational view of the Hecate Strait, this is a beautifully renovated cedar lodge offering you a warm a comfortable atmosphere. These Haida Gwaii steelhead adventures are limited to a maximum of six guests per week and the lodge accommodates this number perfectly. The lodge is a short drive from the Sandspit airport, where you’ll be picked up on arrival day.

LOCATION & TRAVEL

YAKOUN RIVER HAIDA GWAII

These steelhead packages are offered from early January to late March each season and are limited to a maximum of six guests per week. You’ll fly from Vancouver to Sandspit, on Haida Gwaii. The flight is about two hours in length and Air Canada services Sandspit with daily flights through the winter months making for easy travel plans from Vancouver. 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 Sandspit. 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.

FISHING THE RIVERS OF HAIDA GWAII

THE MOST REMOTE STEELHEAD WATERS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

If you’re looking for the ultimate winter steelhead challenge then this just might be your trip. Haida Gwaii is a chain of islands off the northern coast of British Columbia and although it is best known for its summer salmon fishing, there is some excellent winter steelhead fishing to be had as well. The most well known river is the Yakoun, but there are lots of other rivers home to ocean fresh steelhead as well.  The Yakoun doesn’t have huge numbers of returning steelhead but the ones that do are beasts. If you’re willing to put your time in the Yakoun will reward you with a 15-20 pound winter steelhead. The river is accessed best by walk-n-wade fishing. Sometimes a raft will be used on guided day trips but expect to do some bush-wacking. The river itself is very easy to wade and the fishing is not terribly technical.  The fish hold in shallow riffles and tailouts of runs. A swung fly is effective as is conventional gear fishing. Anglers can expect one or two hookups a day on average while fishing the Yakoun during prime months. On this package you’ll also have the opportunity to fish Haida Gwaii’s lesser known and smaller secret steelhead rivers. Pallant Creek is a beautiful little stream with crystal clear water perfect for sight fishing its wild winter-run steelhead. Along with Pallant Creek there are also several other smaller rivers you’ll have the chance. These are wild untouched steelhead rivers in on of the most remote and rugged settings found anywhere in the world. You’ll just have to come steelhead fishing in Haida Gwaii to find out what they’re all about! The Copper River is the closest river to the lodge with only a five-minute drive time to its outflow into the ocean. A difficult stream to read and explore and one where you will have a huge advantage in being guided. This small river surrounded by old growth forests is rarely access by other anglers and although sometimes challenging to fish it can offer big rewards when a 15 pound steelhead erupts from its shallow tea coloured water.

LOCAL YAKOUN RIVER INSIGHT

FROM OUR CREW…

If you’re throwing around the idea of a winter steelhead trip to the Yakoun River there are a few things to keep in mind. Most importantly is to go knowing that conditions in this part of the world, during the winter months, are extremely variable. River levels and weather can change in a day and to hit a Haida Gwaii steelhead trip right you really need a lot of components to line up right. Don’t believe anyone can forecast what will happen here from one week to the next. It can be an unbelievable trip if conditions are right, or it can be a tough week if they’re not, just some honest advice when it comes to planning winter steelhead trip in BC.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Nothing beats local knowledge and at Chromer Sport Fishing we’ve built our reputation on it. Comprised of experienced steelhead guides, our staff is here to ensure you have a first class seamless angling experience here in British Columbia. We offer prime dates, unparalleled service, honest local insight and the finest network of guides and lodges, so you can always book with confidence. Have a look at what our clients say about their experiences with us.

Getting started planning a trip is easy, simply fill out our online contact form or call our office toll-free 1.877.902.3393.  We’ll get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. Upon booking we’ll send you a detailed reservation confirmation with all the travel information, covering every aspect of your steelhead trip here in British Columbia.
Filling out our easy online inquiry form is the first step to getting you hooked up with an awesome steelhead trip here in British Columbia. We’ll get back to you right away with availability, pricing and trip details. Toll Free in North America 1.877.902.3393

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