Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all well and looking forward to a spring and a summer of fishing.

I have been all over the place attending Sportsmen’s Shows this winter, and it may be a little early to be having these thoughts of fishing especially when driving through some of the mountain passes out in western BC and the US. No doubt some of you will be having water problems this spring when the melt starts, and some of you are probably experiencing flooding already. Nature has a way of mending itself, just wish it wouldn’t be so drastic at times.

Looks a little cold and wintery, I think we will wait a bit.

At the Lodge, winter hasn’t been as cold as last year and there is not as much snow, although there is still more winter to come. But already there is more daylight up there than here at home gaining 6 minutes a day, and it doesn’t take long to add up. It was -25 this morning at the Lodge and with any luck that will be the last of the cold weather. The forecast predicts above freezing by the end of the weekend and spring should be here soon.

“God, it brings tears to my eyes, look at those guys out there flyfishing and I’m stuck with you know who

It has been great seeing those of you who attended the various Sportsmen's Shows. With 2 more to go, Spokane March 16th – 19th and Chilliwack March 24th – 26th I’m sure I will see more of you with lots of laughs and excitement about the upcoming season. It is nice to see the number of women that are coming with their husbands and hopefully the guys aren’t out-fished to much.

There is still some post Covid caution as to where people are going and avoiding locations with large crowds. With only 16 guests max at one time at the Lodge I can’t think of a safer place to be. I have crossed the border numerous times this spring for the Shows, and it has never been easier with very few questions asked; no COVID shots or proof of vaccinations being required, the way it used to be.

Sorry boys..

Got him 

Bookings are going well with June still being the favoured month for all of the fly fishers and the 24 hours of daylight. Late in the season is also becoming more popular with the chance of seeing the northern lights anytime after August 10th when it if finally starts to get dark enough and July and August is when most of the bigger fish are caught.

One of natures wonders

For many it is not just the fishing that beings them back, it is everything else to see and do. From going around the lake in the evenings looking at all the wildlife, the fall colors in August and September, taking a canoe or kayak for a paddle or even one of the paddle boards. And then there is always some brave soles who has to go for a swim, I have done it a couple of times but not by choice! As for the kids, well they seem to be bullet-proof when it comes to the cold water. Then, of course, there is end of the day… sitting on the deck and view of the lake, with the campfire going, having a drink, lots of laughs and of course the never ending fishing stories from the day.

Come on guys, let’s get this party started.

If you are still thinking of making that fishing trip or holiday of a lifetime don’t hesitate to call or email as I’m sure we can make it happen.

The picture says it all

Until next time, be safe and take the time to take a kid fishing, it will be a memory that will last a lifetime.

From Brian and the staff at Kluane Wilderness Lodge.