Bulkley Basecamp King Salmon


At Bulkley Basecamp King Salmon we utilize dehavilland beavers and otters to fly into three small coastal rivers where we set up very comfortable, modern, tricked out camps for you to stay at .  

Each one is a special unique fishery that has large runs of big BC king salmon with little to no angling or guided pressure.

Each camp is only in operation for two weeks. Although this makes it expensive to set up and take down, it allows us to pick the peak timing of a run.

We do not operate in shoulder weeks, meaning you will have the best opportunity to catch the most fish. After two weeks we move to a new river chasing peak timing.   

At this moment we are operating 2 separate camps for the summer of 2016.  Take some time to see when each camp is operating and contact us for any more details with regards to availability, the fisheries and run timing.


Our camps have a maximum of 6 guests at a time with three guides


July 1 - 26 - Haisla Camp: $5800 : includes Float plane ride to and from camp 

Haisla Camp is on a small, pristine coastal river only 45 minutes from our lodge by float plane.  It offers wonderful spey fishing oppotunities for both fresh kings on the fly, and chum salmon. We fish 3 different rivers from our basecamp, with crabbing and prawning in between.   This system is home to solid numbers of dime bright super-charged kings that are hard to land. Of equal import is that this river closely resembles the Dean with much less traffic and more water to fish. There is a gear/ drying tent, a shower set-up and a crackling campfire every night. There is great home water to fish and jet boat access to miles of perfect spey water. The days are long and the weather typically warm. Anglers will typically be guided from 6 AM to 12 noon, then take a mid-day break and fish again from 3 PM to 9 PM. The trip originates in Smithers BC where guests will spend their first night in deluxe single accommodations at Frontier Farwest Lodge on the Bulkley. The following day anglers will fly to the coast in a deHavilland Otter landing on floats in the ocean. From there they will transfer up-river by jet boat to camp. 

July 20 - Aug 14 - Tyee Camp: $7200 includes float plane ride to and from camp

Our August fishery is the latest run of king salmon on the northern coast and will put you on a river that boasts the largest average size in the province (probably the world).  Each and every swing you have a legitimate chance at hooking into a 60lb plus fish, and will most certainly break the 50lb mark after a few days of fishing.  There are almost no rivers left in the world that still have healthy stocks of fish this large. It is truly a throw back river showing you how it once was on the pacific coast.  

The trip is 6 days of fishing. This week is unique in that you will get 5 days at this trophy, wild, native king salmon fishery, and spend the other day targeting steelhead as they first enter the Skeena. If you love to camp, and spey fish for king salmon, and steelhead these are the weeks for you.  

The Tyee Camp king salmon fishery is unique as it has one of the largest estuaries in the province. In fact tidal water goes up over 42 km of the river.  Chinook utilize estuaries more than any other kind of salmon and thats why our fish return with such imense size.



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