Skitchine News

June 2017

Ahh June… from floods to fires (I think locusts are next?). The washouts from all the flooding are slowly getting fixed, now we are into fire season! So far the lodge and surrounding area are in no danger from any of the current fires (touch wood all). And hopefully by next newsletter we’ll be talking about all the rain up here. Never thought I’d say that before!

Despite Mother Nature we have had a beautiful June up here. Started off the year with Brendan Morrison, ex-Canuck great, filming his new TV show Reel West Coast here at Skitchine. Brendan had excellent fishing, landing 25 10 – 18 inchers on Lloyd, then becoming our slabmaster with a 21” on, you guessed it, Bob’s, followed the next day by Bruce Kenny’s 22” on… yes Bob’s. Only to be beaten an hour later by Dwight Jefferson’s 23” on… wait for it… Bob’s! Brendan’s show will air sometime next year. Some video clips are available now on YouTube.

Right after taking Brendan and his crew out, I picked up Terry David Mulligan and his crew. We are the true Hollywood North! Terry’s show Talk Room Radio went great and is available now on

Well the trails are cut, some already twice, new railings going down to the gazebo, and everyone’s hard at work cleaning and maintaining the paradise we have here. So hope to see you up here soon. Here’s to a great July and beyond! Plenty of openings still available in August. Let’s use up these option days!

It is with great sadness that Tania and I say goodbye to a true gentleman and pioneer of Skitchine lodge, Dr. Cal Evans. I do not believe any of us would be able to enjoy the peace and beauty of Skitchine lodge without Cal’s vision and dedication to this place. He will be dearly missed and we hope that we can carry on his passion and devotion for Skitchine.

May your nets always be full,

Mark and Tania