The Skeena River
The Skeena River, the largest in size, is the mother river to many well known tributaries,
including the Bulkley, Kispiox and Copper River.
The Skeena River is set in an amazing landscape, full of mountains and forests and flows directly into the ocean.
This gives it another unique feature, as fishermen can target
Steelhead and Salmon fresh from the saltwater, still dripping in sea lice.
The Skeena River in front of Little Wolf Resort and the surrounding rivers offer an exciting fishing adventure
for the experienced and skilled fisherman.
The mighty Skeena River forges its path through the valleys of the magnificent
Coast Mountains of British Columbia, to join the Pacific Ocean in Prince Rupert.
The Skeena River System offers numerous rivers and streams, all rich with Salmon,
Trout and Steelhead. The name Skeena River comes from the Gitsan word “Ksan”, which means “River of the Mists”.
The Ksan Historical Village and Museum is a reconstructed native village, located where the Skeena River
and Bulkley River run together, close to the native village of Gitanmaxx. Gitanmaxx means:
“people who fish by firelight”.
The Ksan Historical Village and Museum is explaining the village life and culture of the Gitsan Nation.
The historical village of Ksan is one of the main attractions to visit, while staying at Little Wolf Resort!
Thanks to the continuous return of Salmon and Steelhead, the Skeena River is considered to be one of the best
fishing locations in the world! The Skeena River does not only hold the world-record for the Chinook-Salmon,
with 92 and a half pounds, it also holds the world-record for the Coho-Salmon, with 25 and a half pounds
as well as the world-record for the Steelhead-Trout, with 36 pounds.
In comparison to other catches, taken elsewhere in the world,
the average size of fish in the Skeena River Region are considered to be trophies!
Chinook-Salmon over 50 pounds and Steelhead weighing over 20 pounds are not uncommon!
Biologists have also netted world-record size Chum-Salmon, as well as Chinook-Salmon over 100 pounds!
The prime time for targeting King-Salmon is in July. In August, fresh runs of Steelhead,
Coho-Salmon as well as lots of Sockeye-Salmon are running into the Skeena.
The Kitimat River
The Kitimat River, another coastal river, cuts its way through a beautiful valley to the Pacific Ocean.
This river never sleeps. Years ago, the Kitimat River was nearly destroyed by man and nature.
Pollution and over-logging in the Kitimat Valley, combined with heavy rain periods leading to floods,
were changing the river´s course and damaging natural spawn.
Because of these damages, the Kitimat River Hatchery was established
to protect the Salmon and Steelhead populations in the Kitimat River.
Today you can fish for all five species of Salmonids:
Chinook-Salmon, Coho-Salmon, Chum-Salmon, Pink-Salmon and Steelhead-Trout.
Hatchery returns, together with the natural, wild stocks, are making the fishing experience absolutely fantastic! (Noel F.Gyger)
The Kitimat River is excellent for fishing for Steelhead in April,
for Chinook-Salmon in June and for some of the world´s largest Chum-Salmon, ranging from 15 to 32 pounds,
as well as for Pink-Salmon and Coho-Salmon throughout the entire summer and fall.
Exploring the Kitimat River with its unique scenery and wildlife by drift-boat is one of the big highlights of
Little Wolf Resort´s extensive fishing program and is always a peaceful and unforgettable adventure!
The Nass River
The Nass River System is one of the most beautiful and scenic river systems in northern British Columbia.
In 1700, a volcano erupted in the Nisga’a Valley and expelled hot lava within a radius of 32 square miles.
Today, the lava beds are covered with white moss
and the rivers are emerald green, with little waterfalls and lava tubes.
The Nass region, with its incredible scenery, is almost untouched
and a perfect location for targeting fresh, wild Steelhead and Chinook-Salmon.
These secret rivers, in the wild, untouched rainforest, are considered to be the best Steelhead rivers in the world!
The Kasiks River
The Kasiks River is known to be one of the best Coho-Salmon rivers in North America,
with outstanding, beautiful scenery.
The jet-boat ride up the river is fantastic!
The way leads upstream, where slate-grey rock is confining the river to a narrow slot
and thousands of tiny waterfalls are skittering down the rock faces.
The Kalum River
The Kalum River offers exceptional Chinook-Salmon fishing from the middle of May to the middle of June
and again from the middle of July to the beginning of August.
Excellent Coho-Salmon fishing is possible from the end of August to the middle of October.
The Chinook-Salmon migrating into the Kalum River are reaching weights of 50 to 100 pounds.
A new world-record is possible to any time!
Excellent Steelhead fishing is possible from the middle of March to the middle of May
as well as from the middle of September to the end of October.
The Copper River
The Copper River, a tributary of the Skeena River, is small in size but receives the largest return of Steelhead-Trout!
There is a large run of Steelhead in the summer time, with an average weight of 8 pounds.
The Copper River is only a few minutes away from Little Wolf Resort, appropriate to explore this river on your own!
The Kispiox River
The Kispiox River is an upper Skeena tributary. On a day trip by rental car,
one hour away from Little Wolf Resort, the Kispiox River can be visited!
In the afternoon, after your fishing excursion on the Kispiox River, you return to Little Wolf Resort.
The Kispiox River is smaller and more intimate but its Steelhead are world-famous for a reason.
Very large and aggressive late summer- and fall-run Steelhead will give you a great fight!
The Bulkley River is an upper Skeena tributary with a large summer- and fall-run Steelhead population.
The Morice River is a tributary of the Bulkley River.
This river has a fall-run of countless Steelhead.
The Babine River is an upper Skeena tributary with an enormous number of summer- and fall-run Steelhead.
The Bell Irving River is a tributary of the upper Nass River.
The fall Steelhead are numerous and aggressive!
The remote scenery and wild stocks are making this river a big attraction.
The Exstew River and the Exchamsiks River are both well known
as exceptional Coho-Salmon rivers during the fall season.
The Gitnadiox and the Ecstall River, surrounded by beautiful scenery,
are both well known for a rich King-Salmon population.