steelhead fishing

Winter Steelheading Photos

Check out these Winter Steelheading Shots form a recent fishing expedition/video shoot...don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for our latest steelhead fishing film-coming soon to and our youtube channel

Steelhead fishing at its finest!

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Monster steelhead caught on the spey rod is what fly fishermen and fisherwomen dream about all over the world. Through an incredible steelhead fishing adventure in Northern BC, Captain Quinn brings you just the thing that dreams are made out of in his latest film "Pickle" an unusual comparison between pickles and steelhead.

Big Hair. Big Fish.

It was one of those, "you couldn't keep em off" type of trips. Working the riffle with legendary anglers Roberto Bryce, Glen Mickelson and Ian Reimenschnieder, Captain Quinn and crew saw several species of salmonids before most people had even risen for brecky.

But for some peculiar reason the Captain was the only one landing chrome steelhead that morning.

Finally, after getting a 15 pound chunk of hot steel to shore, it dawned on his fellow fisherfolk, that the Captain was the only one sporting a Kentucky Waterfall gone wild (BIG HAIR).

Also wanting to land big chunks of hot steel, Glen "Coho 45" Mickelson and Roberto "T-14" Bryce quickly grew their hair into glorious shortlongs/ragging mullets.

Suddenly they were landing enough steel to re-build the Titanic and everyone lived happily ever after.

To be continued...

Low Steelhead Numbers in 2014-"Are we being good stewards?"


Now that the majority of Steelhead have spawned and are hopefully making their way back out to the mighty Pacific ocean to fatten up and return next year bigger, chromer, more powerful and more plentiful, let take a minute and recap on this very challenging past spring. 

Fish were few and far between which meant more casts and less fish then years previous. The beautiful thing about being forced to work harder for fish is that you appreciate the ones that you get lucky enough to land even more.

Last year we could do no wrong, this year it seemed as though we could do not right. Before the commercial exploitation of aquatic species, I imagine one could expect many more fish much more often.

Which begs the question: "are we being good stewards?"

I personally think that collectively we could be doing a far better job and I hope that we will.

One solution of many:

Lets not fish for spawning steelhead.

May should be closed in areas known to be high grade spawning habitat. These fish need their calories to successfully procreate and make it back out to sea. They do not need to be waisting them on our photos. This doesn't mean closing the fishery in may. It means closing areas of good spawning habitat for Spring spawners such as Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout.

I would love to hear from you regarding the enhancement of our aquatic environments and the recreational fisheries that we all love.

Take care and talk soon,

Captain Quinn