This is an all inclusive package which includes:
- Airport shuttle
- Guided steelhead fishing
- Lodge amenities
- House alcohol
(top shelf is not included)
- Good morning coffee service
per person, double occupancy
Steelhead Fishing Season:
August 28th-November 6th
The Kispiox River has the world’s largest strain of wild steelhead in the world! Jim Allen, owner and operator of the Kispiox Fishing Company, has brought together world class guides on some of the best steelhead rivers in NW British Columbia. Our guests fish the Bulkley, Skeena, and Kispiox rivers by jet boat or raft. An average day is eight hours on the river with one guide for every two anglers. Packed lunches are provided on the river, and all other gourmet meals are served in Bear Claw Lodge’s spectacular dining room.
To book your steelhead fishing trip, please visit our contact page, or e-mail Jim Allen directly. Note that steelhead fishing is catch-and-release only.
“You set a new standard in fishing vacations. The Bear Claw Lodge, the Allens, and the Kispiox steelhead make an amazing experience. Will be back and you will likely have to chase me away with a stick! See you soon.” ~ Paul Kranhold
The Kispiox Fishing Company is a group of experienced guides, mostly locally born and raised,
with an unsurpassed knowledge of the rivers they guide on.
Jim Allen, owner operator of the Kispiox Fishing Company has put together a first class guiding service on some of the best Steelhead and Salmon waters in the world. Jim has rod days on the Skeena, Kispiox, Bulkley and Kalum Rivers.
Jim is a 4th generation Kispiox Valley Homesteader. Although he‘s guided the flats of the Bahamas, the trout streams in Chile, and fished many other places in the world, his real passion is guiding for the elusive wild steelhead in the Skeena River System, which he knows intimately. His knowledge of the Upper Skeena river System is unsurpassed. He’s kayaked, rafted, hiked, flown, fished, and ridden throughout the entire watershed.
Born and raised on the Kispiox, Gene started fishing at the age of three on Murder Creek, which ran through his parents’ Telegraph Trail Ranch. From the early 70′s Gene has been active in promoting river quality, and helped create the Swan Lake Wilderness Park. Gene spent many years fishing and exploring the upper Kispiox Watershed. Gene was 15 years old when he trailed horses into remote Stevens Lake in the Skeena Watershed with his Uncles, Jack Lee, Wally and Bill Love and their bow hunting client, Fred Bear in the mid 60′s. Gene has a passion for Steelhead, fly fishing, and the river systems he was raised on.
Cody grew up in Smithers B.C., but is a bit of a traveller. His passion for fly fishing and surfing has taken him all over the world. His love for fly fishing and steelheading has made him, as the clients put it, “a very fishy guide”! Although Cody is our youngest guide at Bearclaw, he has far exceeded his years with knowledge of our river systems and the fish within them. He is also a very experienced free-skiier and turned down the opportunity of pursuing a skiing career to be a Steelhead guide and finish his schooling. Cody is currently finishing his degree in biology and geography when he isn’t guiding at Bear Claw.
Roy is a freelance photographer, writer and fishing guide based in Vancouver, BC. He covers outdoor subjects from around the world, and his work has appeared in many major editorial and promotional outlets, including: National Geographic, The New York Times, Field and Stream, Canadian Geographic and Orvis, to name a few. Roy is also the author and photographer to the book: Angling the World: Ten Spectacular Adventures in Fly Fishing, published in 2009. Roy has been all over the world fishing and photographing and we are lucky to have him as on of our guides at Bear Claw Lodge!
Brian was born in Hazelton of Gitksan heritage. Brian has been guiding fisherman for 14 years throughout the Skeena River System and his specialty is: Steelhead fishing! Brian spent a year in Argentina guiding for Sea Run Browns. He won the annual Fly Casting Competition held in Smithers against some of the top casters in the North. Brian is certified in Swift Water Rescue and First Aid, and is a carpenter when he’s not guiding in Steelhead season.
Don has been a Steelhead fishing guide for the last 16 years. He’s guided on the Skeena River and it’s entire system, the Inklin, in Russia and Argentina; for trout, steelhead, salmon and browns. Donny is a professional, international fly tying specialist! He’s also an executive chef, has his first aid ticket and enjoys hunting and…..fishing for Steelhead in his spare time. Donny is a family man, his wife Deb is an R.N. and they have two beautiful, red headed active children: Emma and Nicholas.