Why you should book with Skeena Wilderness Fishing charters.
The Skeena river and her tributaries is the ultimate fly fishing playground. Skeena wilderness fishing charters has been in the guiding business for over 40 years. We are the local professionals. My two sons work with me in our business and have been raised and trained by me on all of these local rivers. They are excellent double handed spey and single handed fly casters. They read the water very well as fishermen and as skillful safe boatmen. We run top quality Alumaweld and Wooldridge jet boats. Alumaweld drift boats and Avon rafts. We use Sage, Loomis and Thomas & Thomas rods, Ross reels and professionally tied flies. Everything is first class. We offer day trips, ALL INCLUSIVE trips and remote helicopter trips. Something for everyone.
We are licensed to guide on ALL the classified and unclassified rivers in the Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert area. No other guiding operation is licensed to guide ALL the rivers that are. Our license includes the CLASS 1 ZYMOETZ (Copper) CLASS 1 GITNADIOX. Our CLASS 2 rivers include ZYMOETZ 2 (Copper) KALUM , KWINAMASS, SKEENA 2 plus all the unclassified waters. We are also licensed for the restricted ISHKEENICKH and KINCOLITH in the NASS area. All these rivers are the home of all the world record steelhead and salmon. If one river is blown out we are licensed to guide you where the best fishing is. We all have experienced the disappointment of arriving for your week of fishing and finding that the water is too high or too low or that you should have been there last week.
The last thing that you need is to travel all the way to CANADA to find that the same thing can happen. The SKEENA watershed has a number of different angling areas with different weather patterns and the tributaries that flow through these areas have different characteristics and different water level requirements for successful fishing. There is always somewhere to go.
The right guide will have licenses to fish all these rivers allowing you the best chance of a memorable rather than miserable trip. It need not happen to you if you book with the right guide. We are that guide that is licensed for ALL the rivers.
SKEENA wilderness's fishing lodge is situated right near the SKEENA river, minutes from the ZYMOETZ (Copper) and KALUM rivers. We are right in the heart of the best fishing. Best to first e-mail or give us a telephone call to determine the best time to book your customized fishing adventure. Everyone has different priorities. We want to book your priorities first. If you do not book with us we both LOOSE.
"Getting to the fishing is at least half the fun," says Skeena Wilderness's senior guide and owner Stan Doll. After the first day out you'll agree heartily.
Whether it means roaring down the Skeena in our inboard, covered jet boat, jetting up a river in a sled, bouncing through white water in our Mackenzie style aluminium drift boat, drifting over pellucid pools in a double ended drift raft, or cutting through the salty chop in our regal Grady White outboard, getting there is always an exhilarating adventure.
We get you to the fishing quickly and safely while ensuring your comfort. Come ride with us!
Stan Doll - Founder
Born in Terrace, Stan Doll began fishing almost as soon as he was able. He was one of those kids with a talent for fishing: a natural with an innate ability to read water and find fish. Fishing the rivers accessible by bike, Stan still managed to catch hundreds of salmon from the Skeena, Kitsumkalum and the Copper rivers.
Stan was drifting the rivers at fourteen by the time he was sixteen he had his driver's license, the use of a power boat, and access to all the rivers on the lower Skeena. By the time he was a young man, Stan had beached a staggering number of Chinook salmon, the largest weighing in at 86 pounds, as well as more, and larger, steelhead than even the most dedicated steel header can expect in a lifetime of angling -- including a trophy male of 32 pounds.
At 60 Stan Doll enjoys a well deserved reputation as the premier Chinook guide in Terrace. With 36 years of fishing journals and forty years of angling experience behind him. Stan is arguably the most productive steelhead and Coho guide in Skeena, and unquestionably one of the area's most skilled boatsmen as well.
Stan Doll has had a profound enthusiasm and love of fishing and the outdoors, qualities he enjoys sharing with others, as his two sons will tell you.