British Columbia

Dean River Steelhead and Pacific Salmon

Excellent steelhead fishing has made British Columbia the go-to destination for targeting wild trophy steelhead. Fly anglers travel from all over the world to visit British Columbia to fish the famous summer steelhead runs and maybe land a trophy-sized 30-pounder. Known for long runs and multiple jumps, these large sea-run Rainbows are aggressive, extremely strong, and don’t quit a fight easily. Because these British Columbia steelies live up to their reputation, most lodges average 95% of their guests returning each year. Our fishing operations in British Columbia offer excellent steelhead fishing on the Dean and a truly unique luxury experience in the wilderness of western Canada. The Steelhead runs have continued to get better, with higher numbers of “big fish” being hooked due to a strictly enforced catch and release only policy throughout the season. British Columbia Rivers also provide excellent fishing for Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroats, and a variety of other fish.

L-R: Dean River Steelhead being released, Nice British Columbia Steelhead; The Dean River.

BC West

BC West Bright SteelieBC West is located on one of British Columbia’s premier steelhead rivers, the Dean River. The Dean’ steelhead are widely acknowledged as the hottest sea-run rainbow trout in the world, and the Dean commands a high position on the “must fish life list” of nearly every traveling flyrodder. BC West is the premier lodge, located on the Lower Dean just below the famous Dean River Canyon and offers anglers their best opportunity to challenge these supercharged salmonids at their peak condition, chrome bright and fresh from the salt. Big bruiser chinook salmon in June and early July and acrobatic coho salmon in late August offer spicy alternatives should you tire of chasing steelies!

Moose Lake Lodge

Nice Upper Dean River RainbowMoose Lake Lodge located 300 miles North of Vancouver in the Upper Black Water/Upper Dean wilderness and offers bountiful rainbow trout fishing on nearby lakes and rivers. Moose Lake also off optional fly-outs to coastal waters or the option of the Dean River Outpost Camp on the Upper River providing a variety of fishing opportunities for not just rainbows and steelhead, but Pacific Salmon, Cutthroat, Dollies, Kokanee and Whitefish.