Simply put, the Kalum River is home to some of the largest Steelhead and Salmon on the planet, period. A Class II Classified Water, the Kalum River is world renowned for its monster Chinook Salmon, which can tip the scales at 80 lbs or more; fish to 100 lbs have been caught in the distant past. Each day while fishing in our prime Steelhead seasons, there is always the opportunity to hook into Steelhead over 30 lbs. All told, the Kalum has some of the best genetics in the Skeena watershed and, when you factor in that it has some of the dreamiest swing water around, it explains why it’s become such an integral part of our Spring, Summer and Fall programs.
Because of a massively large, deep lake in its headwaters, the Kalum has consistent base flows, which makes it much more stable than other rivers after a rainfall event. Usually flowing with a beautiful aquamarine, glacial colour – that Steelhead green colour that anglers love to fish – the Kalum is a mid-sized river that offers pool after pool of varied structure that’s ideal for holding Steelhead. The Kalum also has healthy runs of Coho Salmon and resident populations of Coastal Cutthroat, Rainbows, Dolly Varden, and Bull Trout.
Check out our Spring Steelhead, Chinook Fly Fishing, Summer Steelhead & Salmon, and Fall Steelhead programs, when we fish the Kalum.