Suskeena Lodge on the Sustut River British Columbia
British Columbia Fly Fishing for steelhead at its bestSuskeena Lodge, on the Sustut River in Northern British Columbia is relatively unknown except among a core group of fanatics that fish BC every year prowling for giant steelhead. The Sustut has the largest average steelhead of any river in the Skeena watershed. If you want to crack the magic 30 pound mark for steelhead you had better be focused on the Skeena tributaries. On that note, there are only a few rivers where it is even possible. On the Skeena these include the Babine River, Kispiox River or the Sustut River. If you want to increase your odds for 30 pound steelhead, be in a wilderness setting and fish gin clear water...the Sustut is your place.
Suskeena Lodge is 9 person lodge located on the Sustut River in the Skeena watershed in Northern British Columbia. Access to the Sustut is by private charter and there are no roads that take you here. It is a true wilderness steelhead fishery. The Sustut has healthy runs of chinook, coho and sockeye salmon and steelhead.
Steelhead though are our specialty. Our season runs from the third week of August until approximately November 1 each year. September is a magical time as the leaves are changing, weather is moderate and dry fly fishing for steelhead can be off the charts. By October, it feels like British Columbia fall. Cold nights and sunny days make it feel more like steelhead. This half of the season is slightly better for numbers and often in low clear water. This is also the time the Skeena really turns on.
The Sustut is, in our estimation, the finest tributary of the Skeena for trophy steelhead. Certainly when you combine the lodging, scenery, solitude and average size of the steelhead, it is hard to imagine a finer place to fish. Be sure to watch Rob Toth's slideshow below. If it doesn't get you excited to go steelhead fishing nothing will!