Overview

This is an all inclusive package which includes:

  • Airport shuttle
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Guided salmon fishing
  • Lodge amenities
  • Non alcoholic beverages
  • Good morning coffee service

Pricing

From $4,900/week 
per person, double occupancy

From $5,900/week 
per person, single occupancy

Schedule

Salmon Fishing Season:
July 10 – July 31

Gear List

  • Fly Rod or Spinning Rod
  • Waders (optional)
  • Sun Screen
  • Fishing Gear (flies, lines, lures, etc)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sun Protector Shirts
  • Rain Jacket
  • Hat/Cap

We’re still not convinced that there is anything better than catching freshwater trophy fish during a warm, Northern BC summer. Generally spent on the Kispiox River, salmon season at Bear Claw Lodge is definitely something for the whole family. Enjoy the earlier season, fishing for Chinook (King Salmon), or the later season, fishing for Coho. Great weather, gentle rivers, and the abundance of fish create life-long memories for each of our guests. We provide one guide for every two anglers; however, families are more than welcome to join in and spend their days together on the river. Packed lunches are provided, with all other gourmet meals being served at Bear Claw Lodge. Tackle options include spinning gear and fly rods.

To book your salmon fishing trip, please visit our contact page or e-mail Jim Allen directly.

THE GUIDES

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

Jim Allen

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.

Gene Allen

Gene Allen

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 Haggard

Cody Haggard

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. When he isn‘t guiding for Bear Claw in the fall he’s generally fishing somewhere else, surfing, or skiing. We’re lucky to have such an avid and knowledgeable outdoorsmen! Cody is currently finishing his degree in biology and geography.

Roy Tanami

Roy Tanami

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 apart of the Bear Claw Lodge team!

Brian Sterritt

Brian Sterritt

Brian was born in Hazelton of Gitksan heritage. Brian has been guiding fishermen for more than 15 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 Williams

Don Williams

Don has been a Steelhead fishing guide for the last 2 decades. 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.