BULKLEY STEELHEAD FISHING

ALL-INCLUSIVE BULKLEY STEELHEAD PACKAGES

Are you looking for a great BC steelhead fishing trip and not sure where to start? These Bulkley River steelhead packages will check all the boxes and put you into the heart of BC’s most epic wild steelhead rivers. Bulkley lodge packages are all-inclusive, including 6.5 days of guided fishing, accommodations, meals, transportation and more. This is a wildly popular trip that gives you unbridled access to both the Bulkley River and the outpost lodge on the Morice River. Limited to a 6 week season with only 12 guests per week this is a bucket list trip that is hard to get dates for. Don’t worry, we have some prime Bulkley steelhead dates held exclusively for our clients. Below you’ll find more information on travel logistics, the lodge accommodations and tips on fishing the Bulkley River, if you’re just looking for some steelhead info.

LOCATION

The lodge is located near Smithers British Columbia on the Bulkley River.

PACKAGE DATES

Packages are offered from early September to late October each year. There are only 8 weeks of operation at the lodge with a maximum of 12 guests per week.

GETTING THERE

There are daily flights from Vancouver to Smithers on various airlines. Flying time is only about 90 minutes and upon arrival in Smithers transfer to the lodge is included.

INCLUSIONS

Packages included 6.5 days of guided fishing, 7 nights accommodation, meals, alcohol and ground transportation.

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS

The sprawling lodge is located on the Bulkley River with an outpost lodge on the Morice River. Private and shared accommodation.

RATES

For a detailed list of available dates and the best possible pricing please contact us.

Steelhead Fishing Bulkley River

FISHING THE BULKLEY

BC’S ICONIC BULKLEY STEELHEAD

The Bulkley is one of the most famous steelhead rivers in British Columbia, home to tens of thousands of returning wild fish each year. If there was ever the perfect steelhead fishing scenario the Bulkley River fits the bill with consistent numbers of fish, angler friendly river conditions and scenic backdrops that showcase the wild beauty of British Columbia from every angle. Bulkley steelhead average in the 8-15 pound range with bigger fish in the 20 pound class certainly a possibility. The Bulkley River steelhead are well known for their love of skated dry flies in the August and September. As we move into October most fish are taken on swung wet streamers.
You’ll be fishing different sections of the Bulkley each day of your trip, utilizing jet boats to cover as much water as possible and gaining access to prime sections upstream of Smithers. The Bulkley is a very angler friendly river, a great option for first-time to BC steelhead anglers with long sweeping runs and relatively easy wading. You’ll enjoy three and a half days of guided fishing on the Bulkley.
The Morice River is the main tributary of the Bulkley, originating from Morice Lake. Fishing the Morice is a huge bonus on this package, it is a remote river that offers enormous amounts of untouched water and excellent steelhead fishing. You’ll spend three days on the Morice, fishing more than 50 miles of this beautiful river. Angler pressure here is almost no existent and with the remote location of the lodge on the Morice you can be guaranteed fresh water all day long. Get ready for the most comprehensive Bulkley steelhead program out there!
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LODGE ACCOMMODATIONS

ON THE BULKLEY RIVER

This package puts you on both the Bulkley River and the Morice River.  The Morice is essentially the upper Bulkley River, if you just want to fish the Bulkley, then this package will give you the most full access of the Bulkley, there is not other package that gives you this kinda of package or gives you access to the upper Morice Lodge.  The main Bulkley lodge is located on a large piece of private land right on the banks of the 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. From the Smithers airport, the lodge is only about a 20 minute drive and airport pickup and drop-off are included in the package.
The lodge has a capacity of only twelve guests at a time, ensuring an intimate environment and personalized service. The second part of this program is on the Morice River where 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. In total you’ll spend 3.5 days on the Bulkley River fishing out of the main lodge and 3 days fishing out of the satellite Morice River Lodge.  The Morice is a special part of this program, putting you into an incredible remote part of the upper Bulkley Valley, a place accessed by very few anglers.
Bulkley River Fishing

BULKEY STEELHEAD TIPS

GUIDE TIPS FOR FISHING THE BULKLEY

Looking for some Bulkley River fishing info but not interested in a guided package? No problem, happy to share a few tips for fishing the Bulkley.

WHERE TO GO?

The Bulkley has lots of public access areas that can provide anglers with good steelhead fishing. There are several public rec sites on the Morice River, including BiMac and Aspen that you can fish from shore or launch a boat. Closer to Smithers there are boat launches right in town, the most popular being Chicken Creek. Be mindful you aren’t trespassing to gain access to runs. The lower Bulkley Canyon isn’t as access friendly, with big water to contend with.

Bulkley Steelhead Flies

Steelhead on the Bulkley will smash dry flies all season long but fishing streamer style flies is most effective. The Egg Sucking Bunny Leech is a go-to Bulkley River fly.

Fishing Licenses

All anglers are required to have a BC freshwater fishing license, with a steelhead conservation license and a classified waters license. All wild steelhead must be released on the Bulkley and single barbless hooks must be used.

FAQ’S ABOUT OUR BULKLEY RIVER TRIPS

ANSWERS TO YOUR FISHING QUESTIONS

You want to plan your steelhead trip with confidence. That’s why we’re here, our team of BC steelhead fishing experts are here to answer your questions. Here are some of the most common questions about this trip…

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO FISH THE BULKLEY?

The season spans from late August to early November. Prime numbers of fish push into the Bulkley from early September to late October. That's when you'll find the best fishing.

HOW DO WE GET TO SMITHERS BC?

There are daily flights from Vancouver. Flight time is about 90 minutes. We'll let you know what flight to book when planning your trip.

HOW MANY FISH CAN I EXPECT IN A DAY?

Generally on the Bulkley you'll have 1-4 chances at a fish on a decent day of swung fly fishing. Some days are harder than others and conditions obviously play a part in this scenario.

WHAT IS THE MORICE RIVER?

The Morice River is the headwater of the Bulkley. Where the two rivers meet the Mo' is much bigger than the Bulkley. It flows from Morice Lake. The lodge has a outpost camp near Morice Lake that you'll be able to fish from.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

The season books fully every year. There is rarely open space, so if you're reading this send us an inquiry. We can let you know what is available or at the least get you on our preferred waitlist for the season.

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START PLANNING YOUR BC STEELHEAD TRIP TODAY!

Contact the pro team at Chromer Sport Fishing about a BC steelhead fishing trip. We’ll send you more info, pricing and availability. You can also call us toll free 1-877-902-3393 or email us at chromersportfishing@gmail.com.