BULKLEY BASECAMP

STEELHEAD FISHING AT BULKLEY BASECAMP

Access the most remote sections of the Bulkley River with these epic Bulkley Basecamp packages. The camp is located in the heart of the lower Bulkley Valley on the Suskwa River. All-inclusive six day packages will put you in water that few steelhead anglers ever have the chance to experience. The Bulkley River is home to some of the biggest wild steelhead runs on the entire Skeena River system and Basecamp clients have first shot at them as they enter the Bulkley from the Skeena. This is one of our most popular BC steelhead fishing trips and space is extremely limited. The season is only 6 weeks long with 6 clients per week. Be one of the lucky 36 that get to experience this fishery and contact us today! Below you’ll find more information on Bulkley Basecamp packages, pricing and tips on Bulkley River fishing.

LOCATION

Bulkley Basecamp is located about 45 minutes from Smithers on the lower Bulkley River.

PACKAGE DATES

Packages are offered from early September to mid October each year. There are only 6 weeks of operation at the camp with a maximum of 6 guests per week.

CAMP ACCOMMODATIONS

The camp is very comfortable, with beautiful wall tents, heated dry rooms, lounge and dining hall. It is a first class camp, comfortable for all.

INCLUSIONS

Packages included 6 days of guided fishing, 6 nights accommodation, meals, alcohol and ground transportation.

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 camp is included.

RATES

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

STEELHEAD CAMP

BASECAMP FACILITIES

COMFORT IN THE WILDERNESS

The camp facilities of the Bulkley Basecamp program are built in perfectly with the surroundings and offer the outmost comfort in a wilderness setting. It is located on an unguided classified river which guests can fish on their own, a special bonus that few have access to. The camp takes only six guests a week, availability is obviously extremely limited and guests can count on personalized service and attention.  Tents are shared, two guests per tent but  private tents can be arranged if asked for in advance. The tents are floored, heated and offer a unique experience, unlike any lodge package, this is roughing it in the most comfortable of ways.
There is a dining room, large deck area and kitchen to socialize in. Cabins and grounds are well lit and a campfire roars each evening. The food is home style cooking prepared by a professional chef.  You won’t go hungry on this trip, meals are plentiful and warm breakfasts, river lunches and dinners are served daily.
Along with the main Bulkley Basecamp, there are several smaller satellite camps, two are located on remote stretches in the Bulkley River canyon. The two camps are still in operation and are used in conjunction with the basecamp. They offered the ultimate access to fresh water on the Bulkley River and are well equipped with heated wall tents, drying room and cooking facilities.  These have long been a favourite destination of our guests as they offer front door access to some of the best runs on the Bulkley River canyon!
Bulkley Fishing

THE BASECAMP PROGRAM

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR TRIP

This is one of the most unique steelhead packages in British Columbia. A six night package that includes six days of guided fishing on the famed Bulkley River and its lower canyon stretches. You’ll stay at the well appointed Bulkley Basecamp on the banks of the Suskwa River, a small tributary of the Bulkley. The Basecamp guide staff is world-class, made up of season BC steelhead guides who will put you in all the right places.
This is a fantastic steelhead trip for anglers of medium or better abilities, there is some technical wading and fishing involved. The Base Camp guide staff is among the most experienced on the Bulkley and will take excellent care of you during your trip.
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 BASECAMP QUESTIONS

You want to plan your Bulkley Basecamp 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.

IS BASECAMP A NICE PLACE TO STAY?

The camp is fantastic, offering all the comforts of a fancier lodge in a remote wilderness setting. You'll enjoy great food, wine and fully heated deluxe wall tent accommodation. A really fun way to experience steelhead fishing in northern BC!

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.

BULKLEY INQUIRY

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.

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