I love tributary fishing for Steelhead and Brown Trout in the Great Lakes streams and rivers but I have to be honest with you, that fishery is no where near as amazing as fishing the coastal rivers of BC for native Coho salmon.
Recently I travelled again about 800 miles north of Vancouver, BC to Kitimat Lodge, BC. From there we either used drift-boats or jet-boats to reach secluded rivers that teemed with fresh-run Coho salmon.
BC salmon are aggressive and strike artificial lures well. We caught most of our fish drifting a pink maribou jig under a sensitive float and using our center-pin drift outfits.
We also caught big “northern” Cohos casting Luhr Jensen KwikFish, Vibrax spinners and ¼ oz flashy spoons. If you cast something silver, you’ll probably hook a “chrome”.
The folks at Kitimat Lodge know exactly which rivers are producing the most fishing action and every trip is a world class adventure.