Brad R. poses with a beauty of a Skeena River summer steelhead. Fishing the main Skeena will test anyone's water reading skills. It is very interesting to fish with skilled guides that know the river and put you on water that would be hard to identify on your own. For such a giant river, much of it is shallow well out into the river. And, of course, when you hook a fish, they have all the room in the world to run. Michael Bennett Photo. September 2018.