Nicholas Dean Lodge

Pricing and Packages

Nicholas Dean Outdoors is pleased to offer numerous fishing packages for each of the main seasons on the world-renowned Skeena River and its tributaries in 2019. Depending on the species and time of year, we can create an adventure package that is unique and meets your exacting specifications.  To provide a customer-focused experience of the highest quality, we offer 5 and 6 day packages for a maximum of 10 clients per week. Here's an overview of peak fishing times for Steelhead and Salmon on the Lower Skeena River and its tributaries, by month:

Inclusive Lodge Package Rates:
  • 5 days guided fishing/6 nights:  $5350.00 CDN plus taxes/angler
  • 6 days guided fishing/7 nights:  $6350.00 CDN plus taxes/angler
Rates above based on two guests per guide/double occupancy. Untouched Adventure Rates:
  • 6 days guided fishing/7 nights:  $6875.00 CDN plus taxes/angler
Rates above based on two guests per guide. Skeena Max Program Rates:
  • 5 days guided fishing/6 nights:  $3950.00 CDN plus taxes/angler
  • 6 days guided fishing/7 nights:  $4675.00 CDN plus taxes/angler * pending availability
Rates above based on three guests per guide and two guests per cabin.

Spring Steelhead

Mid March to Mid May

Classic Northwest Steelheading at its best. We guide on many wild and scenic rivers ranging from small, not-to-be-named coastal rivers, to medium sized rivers like the Kalum and Kitimat for large, wild Steelhead. Our Adventure Steelhead Program offers lodge guests the opportunity to target Steelhead up to and over 20 lbs in remote waters at the heart of the British Columbia wilderness. A repeat guest favourite, this program is designed for the adventurous angler seeking a Steelhead trip that is quite literally off the beaten path.  We have very limited space during the Spring Steelhead season.

The Untouched Adventure Steelhead Program

Early April to Mid May

The remote coastal wilderness Steelhead streams of British Columbia hold exceptional spring Steelhead opportunities located in the stunning fjords of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are numerous streams  that vary from medium sized rivers best suited for swinging flies with a Spey rod, to small, intimate streams where you can sight fish for 5 to 20 pound Steelhead and fish for them with a light switch or single handed rod. If the idea of going on a wilderness adventure to target large, wild Steelhead in remote areas on lightly fished streams gets your blood racing, then the Untouched Adventure - our newest package - is exactly what you’re looking for.  The window for this program is small, so timing can be everything and space is very limited.

Chinook Fly Fishing

Late April to July

Looking for big game fly fishing in freshwater? Like the challenge of hooking and landing big, sea-run fish? If so, we have just the package for you. The Kitimat & Skeena regions offer the fly fisher prime opportunities to target chrome-bright, aggressive Chinook (King) Salmon in two seasons.

Summer Steelhead & Salmon

Late July to August

If you’re after the ultimate Trout – the meanest, hottest, sea-lice covered, Monster Steelhead – you’ll want to be on the lower Skeena and tributaries during this season. These awesome fish average 8 to 15 pounds, 20 pounds is not uncommon, and a world record catch is not beyond imagination. It’s typical for even average fish to go on unstoppable runs, leaping all the way. These ultra-chrome rockets have left many an angler with shaking hands and wanting more. There is also the added bonus of being able to catch all five species of Pacific Salmon during this time.

Skeena Max Program

Mid August to early September

The Skeena River in August and September is a veritable Steelhead and Salmon superhighway, with peak numbers of fish migrating upstream every day.  If you want to maximize your time on the water swinging for these chrome bright rockets, then our Skeena Max Program is for you.  With accommodations at Hidden Acres Farm & Treehouse Resort, you'll chase the Skeena's Summer Steelhead & Salmon in each of the Skeena's best runs and pools from just above tidewater to the upper Skeena.  Bring extra backing!

Fall Steelhead

September to Mid November

This is the season that has made the Skeena justifiably famous. Fish wild rivers for huge, aggressive Steelhead. Our fall fish are surface-oriented and in the right conditions can readily be taken with waking dry flies. We fish some of the most beautiful wilderness rivers in the world. Towering, snow-capped mountains rising over 3000 feet above meandering streams surrounded in the orange, red and green of British Columbia’s coastal autumn make for an experience that you’ll never forget. It doesn’t get any better!

Trophy Coho

August to October

Skeena Coho average 10 pounds, commonly reach 20 pounds and world record 30-plus fish are always present. We fish some of the most beautiful wilderness rivers in the world. Towering, snow-capped mountains rising over 3000 feet above meandering streams surrounded in the orange, red and green of BC’s coastal autumn make for an experience you’ll never forget. If that’s not enough, many of our Coho rivers also host Steelhead during this season.

Helicopter Fishing Options

April to November

Nicholas Dean Outdoors offers many unique helicopter fishing options for the adventure-minded angler. Helicopters allow the opportunity to fish untouched expanses of spectacular wilderness rivers that teem with Trophy Steelhead and Salmon.