Hosted Travel: , by Dax Messett: British Columbia Steelhead Mega Journey: 4 stars
I just wrapped up my hosted week at Z Boat lodge on the Lower Skeena River. Brad and Kim have a terrific operation here, with stellar guides and accommodation. We had a typical week of steelhead fishing, with some amazing moments fishing the lower Skeena and its tributaries. Thanks to Paul, Dennis, Pete, Bruce, and George for joining me in one of my favorite places on Earth. Great times were had on and off the water that made a truly memorable trip. I will book two weeks next year in September. Spey Casting legend Brian Niska, one of the best casting instructors I have worked with will be taking the operation over next season.
I am fortunate to be spending a total of six weeks here in BC. Overall returns are low, but I have managed to hook epic fish on the hallowed waters of the Dean, Kispiox, Bulkley, Morice, Skeena, and Copper. Pressure is very low this year, and the weather has been superb. Its also nice to be around such amazing anglers who share my love of speycasting for steelhead.
I will be on the Ronde for the whole month of October until mid November at Speywater Lodge, which is totally booked. Then I will head to the Trinity to join the Confluence crew Andrew, Gino, and Randy in late November until Christmas, and still have available dates.
Dean River guides April and Steve from Blackwells Lodge
Dennis and Greg, and epic chromer
Dennis and Greg, again
The Gooch, again
The crew on Z Boats deck overlooking the mighty Skeena
Paul in the moment
Fish on in a 200 yard perfect swing run
epic dog pic
Pete Notz in the first spot he fished
Next 10 open days for Dax Messett: Jun 6, 7, 8, Oct 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11