July 27, 2015

Have you ever been towed around by a large Chinook salmon?

A King Pacific Lodge angler experienced this during the early AM tide today. Congratulations Dustin on your incredible 36 pound “Tyee” Chinook!

Along with our fleet of fully outfitted Kayak’s, King Pacific has two of the finest “Tyee” Rowboats available. Guests may choose to use these at any time and this morning Dustin did just that. Rowing along the shoreline at Cheney Point (Background right) the huge fish bit a cut plug herring “mooched” at 40 feet.  “The fish pulled me around in the boat and in circles.”exclaimed Dustin. “I was at least 50 yards from where I hooked it and thought I may need a larger landing net.”

And the rest of the fleet experienced excellent fishing too. Gord, Dale and I were fishing at Cheney II when we hooked into a beautiful 13 pound Coho at 5:45am. From there it was non stop action including multiple Chinook (largest 31 pounds) and other Coho.

The radio was buzzing with information and it appears most anglers were into multiple fish regardless of location.

We’re enjoying an excellent season. Should you be looking for additional information please contact us anytime!


George Cuthbert




July 26, 2015



Fishing is simply awesome.

During the past 24 hours King Pacific Lodge anglers have brought in nine “Tyee” well over thirty pounds each. Congratulations Michael on a 32 pounder and Bob on this whopping 45 pounder! Both taken on the very first afternoon of the trip.  Other notable fish were in the mid to high thirties and several others taken this AM.

Halibut and Ling cod are a popular sport species and sea conditions have been quite favourable for their pursuit. Several of these fish were taken this AM.

Herring baits have been a little more popular than the productive flasher and hootchie combination we’ve been so successful with. Cape Mark and The “Notch” have been the very recent hot spots.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as best we can.

2016 is already filling in quickly. Should you like to review availability please contact us anytime!






July 25, 2015



King Pacific Lodge has once again provided the perfect family getaway.

Anne and Monty joined us in our inaugural year of 2014 and we are delighted they brought their entire family in 2015.  And, we’re told the experience couldn’t have been better. The fish were biting, the sun was out and all three generations had a fantastic time.

The past few days have provided excellent fishing conditions. Winds have been out of the south and we’ve been able to access all fishing areas. Forecast is for continued moderate southerlies.

Today marks the last day of the trip for our current guests. A beautiful pair of “Tyee” were weighed in at 34 and 35 pounds. Many other Chinook were taken on the AM tide and weighing between 15 and 27 pounds.

Cape Mark,  The “Notch” and Cheney Point continue to provide the most consistent action on the water. At 2 minutes away, Louisa Cove has been a favourite after dinner location.

We’re looking forward to continued good fishing and welcoming the next group of  guests. Should you have any questions regarding West Sport Fishing |King Pacific Lodge please contact us anytime. gcuthbert@westsportfishing.com


George Cuthbert


July 22, 2015

Fishing continues to be fantastic at King Pacific Lodge.

A whopping forty five pounder was landed yesterday at Cheney Point. Congratulations Dave!

Fishing Guide Howard Humchit explained the fish was taken on a flasher and spoon fairly deep at over 100ft. Many of the regular areas have been producing good numbers of both Chinook and Coho in the 70 – 100ft range.


Anglers continue to be fishing most of the hot spots Milbanke Sound has to offer. Cheney, Cheney II and the “Notch” are all favourites. The weather forecast is excellent and we anticipate calm fishing conditions for the foreseeable future.

A regular guest has been joining us on the dock recently to help maintain the fish cleaning area. King Pacific Lodge is located within a popular area for many forms of wildlife and we’ve noted sixteen pairs of Eagles within sight of the lodge.

Be sure to bring your camera as you never know what you’ll see.


We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

George Cuthbert


July 19th, 2015



Expect excellent fishing at King Pacific Lodge Milbanke Sound.

In recent days we’ve had some truly remarkable fishing. “We’re just thrilled to be here. The lodge and fishing grounds are beyond our expectations” Stated Meghan as her fish was lifted from the boat on her first full day of fishing. “Forty Pounds!”

Northwest winds are easing and anglers are enjoying sunshine and calm seas along most of our areas shoreline.  Hot spots still include Cheney and Cheney II. “The Notch” has produced quality fish at deeper depths.

Our largest Coho of the season was weighed in earlier today at 14 pounds. Coho will continue to grow in size as they approach nearby spawning headwaters. Milbanke Sound holds an abundance of baitfish and entices fish to stay close all season.

Our resident Sea Otters continue to be spotted along the local shoreline feeding on  Sea Urchin. Their increasing abundance helps control the Urchin populations which feed on Kelp. More Kelp equals more habitat for fish of all description.

With so much to do and see at King Pacific Lodge, we’re the perfect place for family or corporate entertainment. We look forward to staying in touch.




Stealing the show


The last few days have produced some excellent catches. As veteran fishing guide Dave Drever illustrates, each fish should be celebrated – at the right time!

Cool, calm southerly winds have brought excellent conditions for being on the water and our anglers have been having a great time. An early morning bite at Cheney II yesterday produced multiple large fish and sent our last group of guests home with big smiles.

Eight year old Fisher Cuthbert coached his two older sisters as they reeled in salmon and then landed his all time Chinook record of 23 pounds. “You have to know where  to fish” Said Fisher. (note he’s pulling down the scale)


Should you have any questions about your upcoming fishing trip please contact us anytime!


Going fishing…



The weather and fishing continues to be great at Milbanke Sound.

Mild winds continue to provide comfortable fishing conditions and anglers have had easy access to fishing areas.

Chinook continue to be in good abundance and average size has been in the high teens – low twenty’s.  A nice 31b tyee hit the dock last night and word is there are a couple more coming in today.

West Sport Fishing guide Ronnie Gunn was the first back to the dock this morning at 8am with his guests. Having already played thirteen Chinook and keeping the last two for their trip; coming back to the lodge for a late breakfast and AM Massage seemed the thing to do!

And, now guide Harry Neilson is back to the dock after his guests played a dozen or so fish – bringing back a 27lb and 26lb Chinook.

Doesn’t seem to matter what the lure is today – everyone’s using different gear and having success!

Time to get out there myself…




Forty pounder



Well, it’s official. We’re now into forty pounder territory! Congratulations to Henry with his forty pound Tyee Chinook! “The Notch” has proved to produce some very nice fish this year.

While fishing was slower this morning then anticipated, several nice Chinook and Coho came into the dock in the mid twenty’s. Overcast skies were the result of winds shifting briefly to Southeast and the waters flat calm.

Many anglers chose to move about the area and target ling and Halibut. Several nice Halibut were taken in the thirty to sixty pound range. Congratulations Laura on your awesome Halibut!


We’re looking forward to continued good weather and excellent fishing!


Salmon Smiles



Fishing continues to be excellent at Milbanke Sound! The very first boat back to the dock 8am had four Chinook salmon! Fish are between 14 and 24lbs with the largest coming in at 36 pounds! Most anglers are reporting catches this am of several Chinook per guest.

The weather is fantastic with very light winds and calm seas. Cape Mark and Cheney II seem to be the hot spots.

Other than the fishing we’ve seen some amazing wildlife including our local white wolf, an eagle on the dock, killer whales, sea otters and river otters.

Contact us anytime for up to date information.

At the lodge – george@westsportfishing.com

Tight lines!





Northwest winds have proven a challenge when fishing the afternoon tide. Still, anglers are finding fish within St.Johns Harbour at depths of 60-80 feet. Massive bait balls of herring and needlefish are pushed within the bay and attracting Chinook and Coho.

Here, fishing guide Dave Drever, “DD” hoists a nice 25 pound Chinook over the side from within Louisa cove.

The forecast continues to feature clear skies, sunshine and these afternoon  NW winds. Anglers are enjoying productive fishing at Cheney Point, Cape Mark and other regular hot spots during early morning and early afternoon tides.

Herring and Anchovy baits and other lures all seem to be working well. Our guides are constantly trying and testing new lures along with many of their own long standing favourites.  You never know what the next hot producing lure may be. Should you have a favourite – bring it along!