Author: Will Rice
Trouts Guide Service Manager Reid Baker just made it back from Northwest British Columbia targeting summer run steelhead on the Skeena River System. One of the few remaining completely wild steelhead fisheries, this region is known as one of the best places to target these anadramous fish as they make their way back into the river for their spring spawning.
Though there are no shortage of world renowned lodges and outfitters in the area, Reid opted for a do-it-yourself experience, keeping him mobile and able to bounce from river to river, not relegated to a single area and its given conditions in the timeframe. If one river in the drainage was looking to be at a better level or fishing reports more positive, he would be able to move easily and find wherever the fish were.