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I am looking at driving up to the Skeena around July, August. I have a 19' Jet Sled and am wondering if I am going to have any problems with it up there. Do I need any type of permit to fish the river from a boat? Is that the best time of year for action?

I would appreciate any info someone can give me. I would even be willing to take someone in my boat who really knows the river and can show us where to hook in to some big fish.
 

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Prime time to go up there.

I'll be up there from July 30th to August 6th (give 'er take)

The Skeena is a pretty easy river to run, alot of guys go out there in 12ft cartoppers ( but that's pushin it :shock: ) At that time of year, its best to fish around the Kalum River, thats when the big boys are coming in ( fish up too 100lbs+).......very very hard to bring them in on shore, so a boat is a must.

Maybe we can hook-up for some fishin if your there. I dont have a boat (yet!) but know the river well.
 

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NO NO NO That time of year sucks stay at home!!! The skeena can even fit a boat in it dont even bother comin up here!! Stay the hell away!!

No just kidding!!

Just like Tacheeda said PRIME TIME!!!!!!! Cant miss, every Salmon is around and those fresh from the Ocean Steelies!!!
Big boat more area to cover! Just follow the crowds, bring binoculars so you can watch the other gravel bars!!!

Good luck in the guantlets!
 

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NO NO NO That time of year sucks stay at home!!! The skeena can even fit a boat in it dont even bother comin up here!! Stay the hell away!!

No just kidding!!

Just like Tacheeda said PRIME TIME!!!!!!! Cant miss, every Salmon is around and those fresh from the Ocean Steelies!!!
Big boat more area to cover! Just follow the crowds, bring binoculars so you can watch the other gravel bars!!!

Good luck in the guantlets!
 

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Are there Kings, Sockeye and Steelhead in there at that time? What is the deal with parts of the river being classified? Can you pretty much run and fish anywhere you want?

I would be happy to take one of you guys fishing if you can show me the ropes. Do you guys ever backdrift bait up there like eggs? What seems to be the most effective way to catch fish, all species?

I fish a lot on the Fraser as it is only an hour and a half from my house across the border. Most of the guys up there are flossing fish.
 

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I take it your American?

Some of the areas are classified waters, which is no big deal to us residents, but for foriegners, it will cost you a bit more to fish.

You dont have to fish the classified areas, but thats where some of the best fishing is.

All salmon species & steelies are in. Most guys backtroll hotshots and/or eggs.

PS: we actually catch our fish up here.....we're not a bunch of dentists!!! :lol:
 

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Lol Tacheeda! The sockeye fishery on the babine and mainstem would be somewhat called a flossin convention!
 
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The local shops will set you up with everything you need including maps, bait and licences.
 
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