Skeed Borkowski is here today to take us into the Northern Lights Lodge and the wilderness of Northern British Columbia.
We discover what it takes to catch bull trout on the fly. We talk about the relationship of these big rainbow trout to Skeena steelhead. We also talk about the Stillwater areas which we’ll be digging into more as we get going this year. Skeed is one of the greatest names out there and he is the most interesting man in Northern Canada.
Bull Trout Fly Fishing with Skeed Borkowski. Hit play below!
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Show Notes with Skeed Borkowsky
05:30 – Their lodge is situated in Quesnel Lake.
12:45 – Northern Lights Lodge was established in 1942.
25:45 – Their salmon runs come all the way from Vancouver to Fraser River to Quesnel River to Quesnel Lake.
29:25 – September to mid-October is the best time to target bull trout. The average you can catch is about 24 inches.
40:00 – They had a large sockeye run at about 800,000 that came into the system in different tributaries.
41:45 – We talk about the gear setup for bull trout.
45:00 – Skeed tells the story of when he had a heart attack.
54:45 – Skeed describes what the lodge looks like and how much its capacity is to accommodate.
1:11:50 – Skeed sent me a photo of Pat Dorsey.
You can find Northern Light Lodge on Instagram at @northernlightslodgebc
Check out their website at NLLodge.com
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