July 23, 2016

DSC_5805smallGuests of King Pacific Lodge have been enjoying some excellent fishing and calm, predictable weather.

The month of July has provided exceptional fishing opportunities. There have been slower periods and our excellent fishing guides and a great selection tackle options have certainly helped create opportunity.

Our entire fishing range has been accessible and the hot spot of the season has been Cape Mark, 12 minutes fro the lodge.  This point, to the southern portion of our range is best fished at slack tide and/or on the ebb. Fishing close to the kelp beds on the western edge has been the most productive. Fish this area at 45-60ft and within 100ft of water. Anchovies fished behind a rotating flasher have been most productive. Herring baits fished either whole, or as a cut plug “mooching” have also been working well. Popular lures have been purple “Hoochies” and the Skinny “G” spoon by Gibbs.

Cheney Point, a mere 5 minutes away has been quite productive. Oddly, the area has been holding a lot of Chum salmon and sometimes a bit pesky when trying to keep the gear down for Chinook or Coho. These are excellent eating fish and great fighters.

Coho are starting to show again in good numbers. What appeared to be a great start to the Coho runs in June weakened and they have been less abundant until recently.

The largest Chinook of the past week have all been in the high 30’s and two over 40 pounds! 43 pounds has been the largest of the season and caught just two days ago.

We continue to experience a wide variety of amazing wildlife including Orca (Killer Whale), Humpback Whale, Sea Lions, Sea Otters, Seals and of course Eagles.  Many of our guests have been trying out our Kayak fleet for some after fishing fun and adventure. We now have 13 Kayaks which may be used by pairs of guests and small groups to explore this beautiful area.

The uploading of our fishing reports has been difficult from this remote location and we’re working on a fix for the uploading of recent images as well. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Should you have any questions or require additional information please contact us anytime!

George Cuthbert RonnieNW




Wonderful July fishing




As we enter the fourth week of the 2016 season, King Pacific Lodge anglers continue to enjoy excellent catches.

The past week has gifted us with excellent weather and calm winds.  Soft south and  west are sharing both sunny skies and clouds with the odd downpour of rain.

Most salmon, both Chinook and Coho, have been caught using either spoons or anchovies – mostly run behind a rotating flasher. The “Skinny G” by Gibbs/Delta tackle has been the hot lure and producing.

Hot spots have been focused on the southern range of Milbanke Sound – along the shoreline of Cape Mark.  This mornings tide created awesome opportunity with one boat reporting over 12 salmon by 8am.

Bottom fish have been in good numbers. Ling cod, Halibut and  Rockfish have been showing in good numbers.


Aside from the great fishing, the local wildlife population has been active and creating quite a stir. A pod of over 20 Orca (Killer Whales) has been back and forth every few days.  Today there were multiple breaches and sightings within five minutes of the lodge. Porpoise and Sea Otters were also common this week.

We’re appreciative of the guests who visit the lodge. Of note several international and domestic family groups from as far away as Brazil, Ecuador and all over the US and Canada.

Should you be thinking of a trip for 2017 or even towards the early September period of this year we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss options. Should you be booked in now for this year, and require additional information please contact us anytime.

Tight lines

George Cuthbert