Steelhead Fishing Weeks

Bulkley River Steelhead

Bulkley River steelhead

THE QUESTION WE GET ASKED THE MOST… “When is the BEST TIME to come and fish?”

While we can’t predict the weather or the fish, the BEST TIME to come is when you can and when there are fishing dates available. Mother Nature doesn’t read the calendar, so the fish can be early or late, the water conditions can be high or low or right on, the weather can be cold or warm… so many factors make up the season of fishing for world famous wild steelhead. We can only advise you on when the fishing should be good and tell you the pros and cons of that particular time.

So… when can you come? Talk to us and we can customize your trip and help you have a great trip!

Fishing Weeks for 2016

  1. September 4 – 9
  2. September 11 – 16
  3. September 18 – 23
  4. September 25 – September 30
  5. October 2 – 7
  6. October 9 – October 14
  7. October 16 – October 21
  8. October 23 – October 28
  9. Inquire for dates beyond this time.

Rates, Payments & Terms:

  • $3,600 US per angler plus 5% GST ($180) = $3,780
  • Deposit of $1,890 US required to secure your spot… due within 30 days after booking for us to receive deposit.
  • Balance due June 30th OR if you are booking a trip after June 1st, the full payment is required.
  • For trips less than six days, the rate is $600 per day plus 5% GST = $660 US

Licenses: Three licenses are required… Classified Waters (CW) license is a Class 2 license and varies according to the number of days fished, and is day and river specific. Licenses are available online… please check out our Links page for where to buy your licenses.

Note: License fees are current at this time. Provincial authorities may change them at the end of their fiscal year which is March 31st. Fishing licenses may now be purchased online… we no longer issue licenses for our anglers.

As bookings are handled on a first-come, first-served basis, we encourage you to check our online calendar for available dates and, if your preferred dates are available, to book your trip! You can also pick up the phone and talk to Denise for a quick answer.

If you are interested in trying some dry fly fishing for steelhead, then consider the first two weeks of September as a good time. The fish are fresh, the crowds are minimal and for the past several seasons, the fishing has been good.

We look forward to fishing with you on the Bulkley River.

Denise Maxwell
MAXWELL Steelhead Guides… come and fish with the experts!

Maxwell Steelhead Guides