If you have fished the Skeena River watershed for steelhead, this is the book to answer your questions about the fish, the people who fish for them and the impacts that commercial fisheries, politics, etc., have had – and continue to have – on the magnificent steelhead of the Skeena.
Bob Hooton was in charge of steelhead management on the Skeena River system and the guy we always went to for info and the facts. He was always campaigning for the steelhead and continues to do this even in his retirement.
You won’t find tales of heroic struggles with world-record summer steelhead in this book. Instead you’ll see the events that have conspired to imperil an internationally-renowned treasure.
Bob talks about the biology and life history of the steelhead, first nations fisheries and commercial fisheries.
While there are always threats that endanger these magnificent fish, Bob tells a compelling story and inspires us to continue the fight. In Skeena Steelhead, Bob Hooton shows us how we can and, more importantly, why we must.
A must read for Skeena River anglers.