Video: Grizzly Bear Encounters and Steelhead

This is wild. Anglers encounter steelhead and a grizzly bear in B.C.

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“Grizzly bears and steelhead both live in wild places and sometimes as fishermen venture deep into the wilderness seeking remote fishing experiences they encounter dangerous wildlife and must make important decisions.”

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British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada and is treasured by outdoors enthusiasts for its natural beauty that feature both Pacific coastline and magnificent mountain ranges. British Columbia has massive rivers that access the Pacific Ocean and welcome anadromous fish that attract anglers from all over the globe. B.C. welcomes all five species of Pacific salmon, but perhaps the greatest draw for anglers are the steelhead that make their way into Western Canadian rivers. In addition to salmon and steelhead, B.C. has bull trout, dolly varden, and sea run cutthroat, among other freshwater species.

The rivers of British Columbia are large, and for this reason, float trips are an attractive option for many anglers. In addition, to cover water effectively, Spey and switch rods are go-to rods for many salmon and steelhead anglers in B.C.

British Columbia has many prized rivers, but some rivers of note include the Skeena and related tributaries such as the Sustut, Babine, Bulkley, and Zymoetz Rivers, as well as the Damdochax, Dean, Pitt, Nass, Bell Irving, Columbia, Morice, and the Fraser Rivers (to name a few).

B.C. also has wildlife that add an element to angling in Western Canada. Bald eagles, wolverines, moose, and grizzly bears bring anglers plenty to look for in the British Columbia wilderness.

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  1. That was a very smart decision to back away from that bear! I remember an encounter with a 2 1/2 year old male on the Babine river who had been weened from his mother and was at the bottom of the hiarchy who had developed a bad temper cause of the older males! He had become very aggressive and attacked 2 fishermen just like you walking down the trail with bells and fog horns! He killed one of the fisherman and mauled the other and had to be destroyed! These young males who have spent two years with their mother are alienated and very distressed by the older males when trying to hang with the ex-mother and keep getting attacked by old males and develope a chip on their shoulder. So fisherman beware of the young rouge trying to establish his place in the hiarchy!

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