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Wooly

Dear All,

I am heading up to Prince Rupert next week on vacation and will be travelling along highway 16. I would appreciate any input on places that I should fish and camp along the way.

Plan to fish the Skeena but I am a little unsure of what my options are. I have bottom bounced the Fraser before, are there similar gravel bars on the Skeena that would make this approach successful? And if so where would be the place locations to try? If not what options are open to the shore fisherman?

My son and I also enjoy fly fishing and we will definitely be looking for locations to try our hand at catching a few trout. Because we only have 6wt rods we will stay away from trying to catch big salmon on the fly. But if you know of any waters that might have pinks, or sockeye I would be willing to put the rods to the test.

Also, the last time I went bottom bouncing I was with a guide so any suggestions on gear (hopefully that won't break the bank) would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for all of your input.

Wooly
krustybra

Lucky you! I wish I could join you...there are places to bottom bounce on the Skeena...in fact, right in Terrace on Highway 16 on either side of the main bridge in town...you can't miss it because there will be a sh_t load of other guys out their trying to hook into the odd 50lb'er + that roll through there...my buddy landed a 54lb Sring last year (right around this time) bottom bouncing just down from the main bridge...there are other rivers that flow into the Skeena that you might also want to try...I heard the Kalum river is also really good...my advice to you would be to go to the local tackle shop in town...those guys know their sh_t and they'll tell you exactly where to go and what to use.

Tight Lines
Krusty
CYYD

Turn right off highway 16 onto highway 37, alaska highway, about 40 km or so past Hazelton. Immediately there is a bridge to cross. As you cross the bridge you should see the road on your left hand side on the river bank. A good spot to drive right up to the water, have a few beers and catch some fish.
Also the Bulkley River is producing some good fish.
Shove some roe on a hook, get a ten weight, and let it sit. Also use spin n glos. Stop at Oscars in Smithers for some advice. Turn left on main street, right after McDonalds, and about 3 blocks or so down on your left. No I don't work for them, I just buy all my crap from them and they seem to know the latest.
Wooly

Thanks krustybra and CYYD for your advise.

That 50lb'er must have been some battle to land from shore.

Any others with helpful comments?

Wooly

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