World-Renowned Steelhead Fishing
No sport is worth doing if it’s too easy. It’s about refining skills honed over years of dedicated practice to beat out the competition. This is exactly what it takes to catch a Steelhead trout. Often referred to as the ‘fish of 1,000 casts’, Steelhead are hard to find and difficult to catch. It is a picky species that looks for waters with proper oxygenation levels, light penetration and natural cover from predators. Skill, proper timing and the right location are all crucial factors. Our fishing guides are knowledgeable about the best spots to go, but when staying at Northern Escape Mountain Lodge, you can easily walk out the front door and find great spots on your own.
A Sought After Catch
Steelhead trout are a migratory fish most closely related to the freshwater rainbow trout. The main difference between the two species is that steelheads live in the ocean and return to the place of their birth to spawn. They are also larger and less colourful than their rainbow cousins. Steelhead can live more than ten years and unlike Pacific salmon, can return to spawn multiple times in their lifetimes. It’s an incredible evolutionary skill that allows them to hone in the waters of their birth based on chemical indicators and the position of the sun. They normally weigh between 8 and 11 pounds, but in the Terrace region, Steelhead have been caught at well over 30 pounds!