Lower Copper River

If ever there was a model for what a perfect Steelhead river would look like, it would most certainly be the Lower Copper River. A Class II Classified Water, the Lower Copper is a mid-sized river that is blessed with picture perfect runs – long, classic glides, dotted with huge boulders (mini hotels, we like to call them), incredible pocket water that drops into the juiciest of seams, and tailouts that just scream for a waking dry fly – the Lower Copper has it all. Like the upper section, Lower Copper steelhead are aggressive specimens ranging in size from 8 to 15 lbs on average, however, our guests land fish well over 20 lbs each year, and every once in awhile, can reach over 30 lbs.

Accessible via a logging road that parallels the river for a large portion of its length, we primarily fish the Lower Copper by drifting with a raft, or walk and wade.

Check out our Summer Steelhead & Salmon and Fall Steelhead programs, when we fish the Lower Copper.

Find Your Next Adventure


Nicholas Dean Outdoors Newsletter

Receive the latest insider tips for the best fly fishing in Terrace, BC!