The Dean River, home to BC West, has gained the reputation as one of the most prolific wild steelhead rivers in the world. For good reason too – Steelhead who call the Dean River home are forced to ascend a steep canyon located only a mile and a half from the mouth of the river in order to spawn. Thus, Dean River steelhead are naturally selected to more athletically fit than your average fish, or else they don’t get to spawn. Simple as that!
However, because of their reputation, these resilient steelhead have cast a shadow over other species in the Dean, namely chinook, or ‘king salmon’ for those in the United States. That’s right, contrary to popular belief, the Dean also experiences an impressive run of chrome bright, drag burning, chinook each spring as well!
Just like their steelhead cousins, Dean River chinook are also forced to ascend the mighty Dean River Canyon to reach their spawning grounds, selecting them to be even more powerful than your average chinook. Those who have hooked a chinook before know that’s not something to be taken lightly.
If you’re looking for the baddest fish in freshwater, trust us on this, you’ll find it when hooking a Dean River chinook. But here’s the best part.. We still have some last minute spots available during the best chinook week of the year!
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