Kispiox River Fishing Company Travel:
To get to the Bear Claw Lodge on the Kispiox you will need to make travel arrangements to and from Smithers, BC via Vancouver, BC. Week long packages typically run from Sunday to Sunday though Jim Allen and his staff at the Kispiox River Fishing Company are very flexible and do their best to accommodate shorter stays. Typically the evening flight into Smithers arrives at around 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival at the airport you should call the Stork’s Nest Inn at (250) 847-3831 and have their free shuttle come pick you up for transfer to the Inn (not included).Please make your overnight reservation at The Stork’s Nest as soon as possible. At the end of your stay, you will be taken to the airport on Thursday morning to catch a flight for Vancouver that typically departs just after 10:00 a.m.
A valid US passport or original birth certificate is required for entry into Canada.
The Kispiox is a Skeena River tributary and one of the most famous Steelhead rivers in the world. From late August through id October,the Kispiox is an excellent dry fly and greased line fishery and as the season progresses and water temperatures rop, anglers spend more time fishing a variety of sink tips (note: many Kispiox anglers fish with sink tips regardless of time of year). The fishing can remain excellent through the second week in November and later if water conditions permit.Kispiox fish are known the world over for their size and range from 7 to well over 30 pounds, with the average fish typically weighing in around 13 lbs. Small two person rafts are employed to access water, but all fishing is done while wading. The Kispiox has ver 50 miles of fishable water that varies greatly in nature. It is among the most interesting and technically demanding rivers n the region. While the Kispiox is somewhat prone to blowing out under excessive rain, it comes back in quickly and anglers lso have the option of fishing the main-stem Skeena and the lower Bulkley. Anglers will fish two per guide unless specified otherwise. All Kispiox fish are wild and must be released unharmed as quickly as possible.
Bear Claw Lodge Accommodations:
Bear Claw Lodge is an elegant timber frame structure overlooking the remote upper reaches of the Kispiox River. All anglers have their own private rooms with king sized beds and attached private baths. All and all, Bear Claw ranks among the finest accommodations in all of BC. Additional amenities include a hot tub, lodge computer with internet access and a satellite hone (usage not included).
Meals, accommodations, guiding, transfers from Smithers airport to lodge, wine, alcohol, flies, basic BC fishing licenses.
Airfare, GST, gratuities, satellite phone time, arrival and departure taxes, classified waters licenses.