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End of season Heli day

The weather has been extremely unpredictable of late with extreme cold, than back to back snow storms into a warm pineapple express.  This hasn’t been ideal for the rivers, but it certainly has had its moments.  We had to postpone this heli trip once, but in the end we hit things just right.  The river

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Fishing with Franky

One of the bright spots this season was having our old guide and friend Frankie Blanchet up to the lodge for a quick visit.  If there is a person that can instantly cheer up an entire staff with big smiles and a great attitude on the water it is Frankie.  Frankie stopped by the lodge

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Team Basecamp

The Bulkley Basecamp team are a rowdy bunch, and not the type to sit around the lodge crying into their beers.   Trying to make the best of a bad situation they upgraded some nagging issues.  In this video you can catch a glimpse into the life of a Basecamp guide during the forgotten season.

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A long road ahead

Even though little to no guests came through the lodge this season, the staff helped keep each others moral up and put some hard work into the operations.  There was make work projects, general upkeep and a lot of optimism that the border could open.  In the end the border never opened up and we

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Mike VanWormer A.K.A VDubs podcast

Vdubs is one of the original members of the Frontier team.  He was an integral part of setting up the lodge platform and turning a plan into action.  Mike and I started working together in 1998 at Mackenzie Trail Lodge which was once the biggest freshwater operations in the province.  In this Podcast, Stevie Morrow

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EPIC Canadian Caesars!

Sure it may have been the great quest for Northern BC steelhead that drew you up initially, but we all know it’s the great taste of an EPIC Canadian Caesar that keeps you coming back for more! A bit of History Although we can’t take all the credit for this drink as the Bloody Mary

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Cheating on the Babine with Logan Wilkins

With an unusual amount of days off this fall, our guide staff are getting to spend more time exploring each others waters.  With the devastation that Covid has left behind time spent on the water with each other has meant more than ever.  Follow along as Dave Page and Logan Wilkins attempt to skate up

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3 keys to catching more steelhead

Join Epic guides Corwin Trent and Danny Hollins as they share some on the water lessons on how to catch more fish.  Catching fish is always the bonus when you chase anadromous species but you may as well put your best foot forward in the pursuit.  This new video shares 3 quick things you can

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Coming home to the Babine by Sonja Coates

by Sonja Coates To be completely honest, each season at the Babine Steelhead Lodge has come to represent much more of an annual retreat for me than simply a job I choose to return to every year. As someone who has spent much of the past decade travelling & living outside of Canada, in lands

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Ebbs and Flows of Steelhead

This season has been a tough one due to very wet conditions.  After the wettest August on record September was finally dry and sunny.  The rivers were so high and brown that it took several weeks for things to fall into what we like to call “perfect”.   This video was shot on a day

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