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Steelhead Vahalla Lodge is nestled in the trees along the banks of the Sustut River five miles upstream from the confluence with the Skeena River whose River System has been labeled the largest producing river for trophy steelhead in the world! While casting to and landing great steelhead you get the added benefit of seeing eagles, moose, bears and all that British Columbia's nature has to offer. The scenery is simply unbelievable - every run offers unique vistas and is waiting for you.
Five cozy log sleeping cabins, and a wash-house complete with showers sinks and indoor toilets. The lodge has a modern kitchen, an expansive open-beam dining room, fully supplies fly tying benches and a small lounge area. Buildings were hand-crafted of logs available on site. These five guest cabins are designed for two persons each. They are carpeted, have electric lights, wood airtight heaters, foam mattresses and warm bedding. The meals are substantial and home-cooked, including breads and pastries, and are served family-style. Domestic Canadian wines are served with evening meals. Picnic lunches are served by your guide along the river.
Over five million Pacific salmon pass through on their journey to the spawning grounds each season. The largest freshwater rod-and-reel caught steelhead came from the Skeena system, as did the largest fly-caught steelhead.British Columbia has officially recognized the steelhead trout as a trophy fish. A catch-and-release sport fishing ethic has been encouraged with emphasis placed on returning fish to the river so that they may spawn and perpetuate their splendid race. Steelhead Valhalla Lodge requires that all steelhead be released. Guests fish the lower 20 miles of the river. The upper 80 miles are exclusively for spawning and rearing. By the time King Salmon 10-50 pounds reach the Sustut they are eager to take a fly or lure. This is a great venue for anyone interested in a quality wilderness salmon fishing adventure. Sustut steelhead average 15 pounds, with many running 20 pounds and larger. The females generally run from eight to 20 pounds, while the males normally range from 14 to over 30. You may also find Dolly Varden that run about two pounds, and a few rainbows that run from 1 to 3 pounds.
On a Saturday Fly into Vancouver, take an evening flight to Smithers from Vancouver via Hawk Air or Air Canada. Overnight at the Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers. Depart Smithers by private air charter at 1:30 p.m. Arrive at the lodge in the afternoon around 3:00 p.m.