Nicholas Dean Lodge

Fly Fishing for Pink Salmon

Fly Fishing for Pink Salmon The numerous feisty little pink salmon is a great fish for beginning fly fishers because of it’s willingness to chase down and savagely attack almost any pink and/or red flies with a tenacious battle afterwards. Most of the streams we fish support large runs of pink salmon mixed in with Sockeye, Coho, Steelhead, Chum, and Chinooks. We highly recommend taking your younger members of your family out for some pink action they will have a great time.


Pink salmon are readily available on all our river systems from July 15 to September 15. The Northwestern BC weather is at it’s finest this time of year with average temperatures between 70 to 80 degrees with long bright sunny days being the norm.


Fly Fishing for Pink Salmon Pink salmon are found in most of streams we fish but are targeted when fishing:
  • Skeena River: Classified and Non-Classified, Summer
  • Kitimat River: Non-Classified, Summer
  • Coastal Estuaries: Non-Classified, Summer.


A wet fly swing using light to medium weight and/or length sink-tips with medium size pink and red flies. Fly fishing is an extremely effective method for catching these little battlers. Please refer to Fly Fishing Techniques for a more in depth description For Gear and Equipment Please Refer to Fly fishing Gear and Equipment List