...thanks for the trip report Doug Pullen!
My brother-in-law Allen and I went up to the Smithers area in BC for our annual Steelhead fishing trip. The previous month had seen heavy rains which caused most rivers in the area to be blown out. However the rains subsided just before our arrival and the rivers were low and clear. We were told that the run of summer Steelhead was low this year but we remained confident.
Most days started out below zero but by the afternoon was quite comfortable. We floated the Bulkley and Morice Rivers and walked the Kispiox River. September is peak month for Steelhead fishermen; October has much less fishermen. Most days we had the river to ourselves. We covered many of our favorite runs but most fish seemed to be on vacation. I managed to hook up with 3 Steelhead in the 7 days that we fished. Even though the fishing was slow, the scenery was very picturesque with all the fall colours. Looking forward to next year.