Nature & Wildlife
During a fishing trip to British Columbia, it is normal to run into a few black bears. Grizzly bear live more withdrawn and one sees them not as often. Another animal that is often seen is the bald eagle. This eagle is a beautiful bird and it is truly a beautiful sight to see a flying eagle with a wingspan of over 2 meters! This bird of prey, like the bear, have no natural enemies besides humans.
The grizzly bear is the largest. If standing on his back legs it can reach a height of three meters and up to 600 kg in weight. The construction of the bear is focused on searching and digging for food in the ground. The grizzly bear has a very distinctive large protruding muscle bundle between the shoulder blades, which gives him a lot of strength in the legs. The nails of the grizzly bear are sharp and long (about 10 cm), and suitable for rooting it in the earth.
Grizzly bears and humans do not mix together in an area, so be aware!
Other animals over there are deer, beaver, elk, lynx, coyotes and otters. In British Columbia are also wolves and cougars (mountain lion) but an encounter is very rare and the chances you will see one of these animals during a fishing trip in BC are unfortunately quite small.For all animals British Columbia is a true paradise. There is food in abundance.
September often have "Indian Summers", nice and warm weather with pleasant temperatures in Northwest British Columbia up to 18/19 degrees during daytime and at night sometimes some light frost. When you walk dawn early in the morning to a pool, you often see a light mist over the river. This phenomenon on the Skeena gives it its native name, "river of fog '
The colors of the woods are changing, slowly the green transfers to orange and brown. The leaves are falling down. The rivers are fed by melting water of snow or by a lake and most rivers have some fast rapids as well as deep pockets. Some have good access and others are remote.
However, flyfishing is possible on each river.
Of course, Canada and BC are wonderful throughout the whole year, but according to my experience September and October is prime time for wild steelhead!