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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The Truth behind Canadian Thanksgiving

Throwback article Not too many holidays land smack in the middle of prime fishing weeks, but the biggest one of note is Canadian Thanksgiving. It is here this weekend, and if you live up north you are either hunting or fishing with your time off. Many of our fantastic American guests are quite curious about […]

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Explaining Steelhead Water in the very simplest terms

The question is constant. “What are you looking for?” For me it’s money, health, happiness, waders that don’t leak. Oh you mean when I’m looking for steelhead water! Well this quick clip is the easiest place to begin. Simple? Yes. Too simple? Probably. Head, gut, tailout. KISS – keep it simple stupid. […]

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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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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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