Hi there, I just got back from another week on the Bulkley near Smithers, so thought I would update you on the river and fishing. The river below the Telkwa is much clearer than it was two weks ago but we still fished upstream of Telkwa for the whole week (Oct 11 to 18). We floated three days and river traffic was way down (compared to tmy last visit) but somehow there was always someone in our favourite holes! We walked in for the remaining 5 days and after a freshet on Oct13/14 started to get into fish. We caught 7 stelhead and lost one...4 in the 10lb range and 3 about 6lbs, I don't have a measuring stick on my rod so can't tell you more. These were all caught with small wet flies, the water being a little on the cool side for dries. A neighbour at our campground had hooked 30+ fish, landed 20+ in a four week period, so you can tell the fishing is picking up. We left on Oct 18th with it raining and there was a lot more forecast for Oct 19th so I expect the fishing to get better, even if the backroad travel gets stickier. Good luck to anyone heading out that way, I'm done for the year, next stop the Skagit in March!