From the central location of the lodge, during our fishing season we fish Knight Inlet and the surrounding waters for all five species of Pacific salmon, with our main focus on the large Chinook (King or Tyee) with our well seasoned staff seeing to it that every effort is made to make your stay a memorable one.
Spring/Summer Bottom Fishing (with salmon too!)
In June we love to target Halibut and Ling Cod covering a wide range of territory through Knight Inlet and the Broughton Archipelago, but sometimes the best Halibut fishing is right off the dock! Our halibut range from 10-300 lbs, but we release all large breeding females, keeping only the much more appetizing animals ranging from 10-65 lbs (as per regulation). Our Lingcod average around 10-25 lbs, with our lodge record coming in at 42 lbs. These more bottom fishing focused trips run from mid June to mid July, but there are also plenty of Chinook/King salmon around at this time as well.
Summer “Salmon Fishing Season”
In early summer, we relocate the lodge to the mouth of the inlet. Here we fish for the migrating runs of all five species of Pacific salmon. With our focus mainly on the large Chinook, we also catch the acrobatic Coho/Silver salmon as well as Sockeye, Pink, and Chum. Here you can also try a little bottom fishing for halibut, lingcod and rockfish.
Winter Steelhead Fishing
In the winter of 2021 we will be introducing our first Winter Steelhead trips! This adventure will take place on the Kakweiken River, a Classified Steelhead river right in our backyard. During these trips in April and May, our lodge will be located in our calm and protected winter location and you will be transported to the river by boat. Then you will navigate the river’s many fishing spots by land vehicle, targeting Steelhead and trout with your experienced, licensed freshwater angling guide.
Boats and Equipment
We use 17 and 18 ft fiberglass boats manufactured by Double Eagle and Hourston Glascraft. These vessels are designed specifically for the waters we navigate and are very comfortable for those long outings. Each boat is equipped with 2 Yamaha outboard motors, soft-top, VHF radio, GPS, depth sounders, and all safety equipment.
All fishing gear and bait is provided and rigged by our expert guides, giving you more time to watch the rod. Every guide has slightly different taste in gear and technique, but we all troll using Scotty downriggers, and single action reels, adding an increased level of excitement to the fight!
Your catch will be cleaned, filleted, portioned, vacuum-sealed, labeled, and frozen immediately after you’ve taken your pictures and exercised your bragging rights. When the pink salmon are running in full force we will smoke many of them for you on site. Upon your departure we supply a sizable Styrofoam cooler box with a cardboard outer shell for your catch’s trip home. All portioning and packaging is within the regulations set out by the Province of BC and DFO.
Another option, if you chose to do so, is to get some of your catch canned by St. Jean’s Cannery located across the street from the float plane terminal in Vancouver. We supply all forms and special treatment of your catch to accommodate this option.