Greg Williams, an owner of Golden Bear Outfitting in Charlie Lake, British Columbia, announces new summer fishing packages to augment his big game hunting operation. The main river in the watershed is the StikineRiver, a 350 mile long river which offers public access to 98% of its length. The Lower Stikine is fed by a number of rivers such as the Tuya, Tahltan, Iskut, and Chutine as well as by a number of smaller creeks.
The Stikine connects with the Pacific Ocean which is what gives rise to such a great fishery for anadromous species like steelhead, King, Coho, and Sockeye salmon and freshwater species like rainbow, Dolly Varden and Lake trout. Fishing packages will be available from May through late September/early October, weather dependant.
Williams set up a camp about 6 years ago in a remote part of the river to service his hunting operation. “A number of our hunters are also avid fishermen and they continued to remark about how good the water looked,” Williams said. “We’ve done exploratory trips and have found the fishing to be outstanding, mostly due to limited pressure. The upper section is accessible by float plane only and I’ve never seen another angler on that section of the water. The middle stretch is fished by locals, some by drift boat and some by wading. But, it’s a remote part of the world so not too many folks make the effort to get into the area.”
The remote location is reminiscent of other great fisheries found worldwide. Williams is a licensed pilot and he uses his float plane to access a variety of different types of water. Once at a specific destination, anglers wade fish for the entire day and move around according to the fishing conditions. Golden Bear Outfitting’s fishing package includes overnight accommodations for four in a rustic cabin and hearty, home cooked meals.
To be one of the pioneers of this emerging fishery contact Greg Williams at Golden Bear Outfitting at 250-827-3648 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Keer/The Keer Group
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