The Kalum rocks! I have never fished this river before, and am so glad that i did. I loved it. We lucked out and got a beautiful day, with fairly clear water.
The Kalum is generally fished March - May, and September - November for SH. Many of the locals fish it through the winter too.
It's a very interesting river, one which is lake headed and is very nutrient rich, as evidenced by the amount of salmon carcasses on the shore and growth on the rocks.
The amount of fish in the river when we were there was insane. We fished the upper river, and saw many boiling, surfacing and rising. It was so cool - although a little humbling when one rises 15 feet in front of you, after you have fished through the water.
This happened to us all, more than once!
I fished with buddies Geoff, who runs the fishing operation for Bell 2 lodge at http://www.steelhead-fishing.net/
and Wally who owns The Spey Lodge in Terrace http://www.speylodge.com/
Now, i didn't land a fish. In fact, i didn't have one on.
I farmed one though. I hate it when i do that! Geoff hooked a few, had quite a few other grabs and yanks, and landed one. Wally had one on, but after a few jumps at a distance of about 150', lost it. I did have a few other taps and hesitations of the fly, but was never able to solidly connect with one. Oh well, patience is a virtue eh?
If you ever get a chance to fish the Kalum, do so. If you need a guide, contact Wally, as he knows the area like the back of his hand, and will give top notch guiding services.