Babine River is one of the Skeena River’s most productive sockeye tributaries and home to at least 3 different Babine River sockeye stocks, passing through the territory of Lake Babine First Nation and one of the most magnificent watersheds in BC.
When abundance permits, sockeye fisheries are undertaken through local Talok Fisheries Ltd as stocks pass through their territories of Fort Babine, Old Fort, Tachet, and adjacent Woyenne near Burns Lake. Fisheries occur on Babine River’s fence and with purse seines on Babine Lake near Fulton River and Pinkut Creek.
Lake Babine First Nation has been selectively harvesting Babine River sockeye using traps, seine nets and dip nets for countless generations. Babine River Wild sockeye are typically available from July through August.