Fly-in Fly Fishing

MOOSEHEAD LODGE

Tucked away in BC’s remote interior Chilcotin region and accessible only by floatplane, Moosehead Lodge is an incredible wilderness fishing adventure for fly anglers of all ages and abilities.

Accommodating only 8-10 guests, it is ideally suited for small groups or families interested in a private vacation venue.

Whether joining us for some serious fly fishing or a relaxing retreat, our attentive staff will ensure your stay at Moosehead Lodge is the highlight of your summer.

Wild Rainbow Trout Adventures

The Chilcotin is one of the world’s finest areas for freshwater sport fishing, and a trip to Moosehead Lodge can provide access to numerous lakes and rivers throughout the region.

Our own Moose Lake is brimming with Wild Rainbow Trout, which can be taken on dry or wet fly, casting or trolling. A fleet of motor boats, pontoon boats, float tubes and a canoe are available for fishing or touring the lake.

Fly-out excursion can take serious anglers to the most remote stretches of the world-famous Blackwater and Upper Dean Rivers.

Family Fishing Vacation

Moosehead Lodge is also a great retreat for small groups and families with children of all ages — our bountiful and secluded lake is the perfect place to introduce young anglers to the joys of fishing.

Off the water, guests can enjoy hiking through the nearby forest, horseshoeing, fly tying and casting lessons, or a soak in our wood-fired hot tub.

Lodge Comforts

Moosehead Lodge accommodates up to 8 – 10 guests in well-appointed lakeside cabins, complete with fireplaces, satellite TV, and fully stocked bar.

Meals are served family-style by our lodge chef, including a weekly campfire lunch by the side of the lake.

Getting here

Our all-inclusive packages include air travel from the following cities:

  • Vancouver (via Anahim Lake or Prince George)
  • British Columbia: Kamloops, Kelowna (via Prince George)
  • in Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray (via Prince George)

Chilcotin Region Rivers & Lakes

Moose Lake

Our own Moose Lake sits on BC’s interior plateau at an elevation of over 1,000 metres (3,500 ft), 8 km long and 1 km wide at its widest point.

With no significant inflowing waters, Moose Lake is home to one of the last pure wild rainbow trout stocks in North America, and this regal species is abundant here in numbers rarely found today, thanks to our lightly touched waters.

Virtually all areas of Moose Lake can be fished successfully, from the shallows near shore to the deeper mid-lake waters, or even casting directly off the lodge dock.

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Moose Lake rainbow trout feed voraciously in the May to October period, and can be fished with wet or dry flies, trolled, mooched, or by spin casting.

Wet flies are very effective all season long, particularly during the early season following the spring thaw. A variety of dry flies can be fished throughout the season, depending on the hatch and timing, but particularly during the frequent insect hatches of mid and late summer.

Blackwater River

A renowned and classic dry-fly trout stream. Our floatplane trips to the Blackwater are via Euchiniko Lake and a 20-30 minute hike downstream. This is one of the best stretches of the Blackwater, highlighted by half a dozen productive pools.Awesome stonefly and sedge hatches provide endless dry fly action for rainbows in the 10”-18” range.

With frequent sightings of eagles, moose and deer, and the occasional bear, this is the Chilcotin wilderness at its best. The historic Mackenzie Trail follows the length of the river.

Upper Dean River

Although most famous for steelhead fishing in its lower portion nearer the Coast, the Dean River also offers excellent wild rainbow trout fishing in its upper headwaters.

Best visited in the first half of our season and only when water levels are suitably high. When conditions are good, the Upper Dean, north of Anahim Lake, offers excellent dry fly fishing, very similar to the Blackwater.

Iltasyuko River

The tributary of the Dean River is located in Tweedsmuir Park, 25 minutes west of the lodge via floatplane. From Sigutlat Lake, the Iltasyuko River and Sigutlat Creek are both accessible via wading or hiking.

These picturesque stretches of gentle clear water offer non-stop dry fly action for smaller rainbows (10”-14”), and the lake waters nearby can occasionally produce larger fish. A great location for beginner to intermediate fly anglers.

Knot Lake

A long floatplane flight from Moose Lake (40 minutes south), but highlighted by incredible aerial views of the Coast Mountains and Hunlen Falls — one of the tallest sheer-drop waterfalls in the world at over 1200 feet.

Knot Lake offers stunning mountain and glacial views on all sides. Best fishing is near creek mouths where glacial silt provides cover for large aggressive Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout, ranging from 2-15 pounds.


2018 Rates

All-inclusive Trip Packages

3-day

$2,390
per person
4-day

$2,945
per person
5-day

$3,345
per person
8-day

$4,065
per person

All-inclusive Trip Packages

3-day

$2,995
per person
4-day

$3,695
per person
5-day

$4,195
per person
8-day

$5,095
per person

Trip Schedules

  • Moosehead Lodge is open from June to September.
  • Trips can be scheduled for any length of time, and can begin and end on any day of the week.

What’s Included:

  • Return air travel from Vancouver to Anahim Lake
  • Scenic floatplane flight to Moose Lake Accommodations (double occupancy)
  • All meals and beverages (including alcohol)
  • All necessary fishing equipment, including rods, flies, motor boats and pontoon boats
  • Care of your catch

Additional Expenses:

  • Pre and/or post-trip accommodations in Vancouver
  • Fishing licences (available at trip check-in)
  • Gratuities

 

Floatplane day-trips to nearby rivers: $600 per person.

Start planning

Contact us today to start planning your Moosehead Lodge fishing adventure.