Happy Faces

King Pacific Lodge guests and crew are having a great time and enjoying everything Milbanke Sound has to offer!

A happy crew with Chinook

While fishing has been a little tougher the past few days, anglers are still finding some nice fish!  Hot spots continue to be Cape Swain, Cheney Point and Cape Mark. More recently we have been fishing inside the reef and as far up as Ivory island. Thompson Bay has been a hit for those wishing to travel a little ways (22minutes).

Rose and a beautiful 43 lb Tyee

Spoons, Flasher Hoochie, Anchovy, whole or cut-plug Herring are all working well. The first-morning bite as been a little more important to those looking for the larger Chinook/King.  Coho/Silver salmon seem to be continuing to build in abundance and our largest the week was a beautiful 15 pounder.

Bottom-bouncing and jigging has produced some great Halibut, Ling and rockfish. Several boats were up north of Ivory Island this trip and all did well.

Looking forward to the coming week we expect fishing to be good and some variable weather conditions. South East winds will be bringing some stronger winds and South West winds are expected as well. Regardless of the weather we still seem to be able to get out on the water and experience excellent catches.

We’re looking forward to seeing so many returning guests in the next few days! Should you have any questions pease contact us anytime.

 

George Cuthbert

 

 

 

Recent Fisheries and Oceans information

 

We have had several calls from our guests inquiring into sport fishing limits in British Columbia and how this may affect their 2019 trip.

Canada Dept Fisheries and Oceans has made some changes to the availability of Chinook/King salmon in some parts of the coast. This decision is highly controversial in nature and has resulted in tremendous hardship to similar operations who operate south of statistical Area 7, where King Pacific Lodge is located.

The short story is that these limit reductions are not necessary and were more politically motivated than for scientific or conservation reasons.

While we are fortunate to have avoided such limit changes, we want to keep our guests updated of such information and have attached a link to the ares affected.

King Pacific Guests may retain 4 chinook, 4 other salmon (most likely Coho/Silver) 2 halibut (depending on size) and a multitude of other bottom fish.

Should you have any questions regarding limits please contact me at george@kingpacificlodge.com

https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/salmon-saumon/2019-chinook-quinnat-eng.html

Thank you

George Cuthbert

For further reading please visit:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/this-is-all-optical-sport-fishers-slam-dfo-s-chinook-closures-1.5119270

https://globalnews.ca/news/5498030/its-not-fair-sport-fishers-take-to-the-water-to-protest-chinook-closure/

Mid July

Well, here we have it. Approaching mid-July and the fishing is simply fantastic.

KPL Katie headed to the fish room

Guests at King Pacific Lodge have been enjoying calm seas, beautiful easy skies and incredible fishing.

Less than two hours on the water! 31 pounds!

Hunter Helicopters is available to take your group for an exciting coastal tour.

The past few days have been truly perfect. Our boats have been fishing the waters of Cape Mark during the day and C
heney point during the afternoon. During the first afternoon of this trip two boats were back at the dock after landing three and four Chinook each. One was over 30 pounds! Having the chance to get into some serious fish just a couple of hours from Vancouver was a real treat.

Evening server Chloe Cuthbert welcomes you to King Pacific Lodge

Anchovies, spoons and ‘Hoochies’ are all doing well between 35 and 60ft. Recently the morning tides have been flooding until noon and providing perfect fishing conditions. Boats aren’t having to run far at all and most gusts have their gear in the water less than 8 minutes from the dock.

I’d like to share a special Thank you to all of our Lodge staff and our Fishing Guides. At a time of year when many crews may be getting a little bushed, the 2019 crew is going strong, providing great service and the smiles keep shining. Our guests consistently tell me what a pleasure it is to have such great people looking after them and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Incredible action with “Lucky Shack” fishing guide Connor Proctor

Our next trip will be running Sunday to Thursday. We anticipate calm seas for the first couple days and then it looks like 15-25knot SW winds switching to 15-25knot NW winds on Wednesday. My guess is this may be downgraded and our fishing areas will continue to be very comfortable.

“Miso” the bear trying to access KPL wifi for some online shopping

King Pacific Lodge fishing guide Jay Reid heading out on the water for another exciting afternoon

We’ve had a number of local wildlife sightings around the lodge this week. On top of our usual displays of Killer and Humpback whales, Seals, Sea Otters, River Otters, and Sea Lions we have our new friend “Miso” the bear. This medium to large Black Bear has been a common sight. While we don’t want to encourage him swimming to the lodge, a sighting on shore is sure to please.

Should you have any questions about King Pacific Lodge please contact us anytime. We’re looking forward to seeing so many returning guests this year. Thank you to all of you who have visited the lodge this season.

Regards,

George Cuthbert

July is here and we’re having a great time!

A great catch for an entire family!

We have entered the month of July with continued excellent catches!

The weather has been calm and all of our usual areas have been easily accessible. Cape Mark, Cheney Point, Cheney 2 are our hot spots of choice. Spoons, Hoochies and Flasher/Anchovy rigs have been our best producers.

Chinook have been weighing in between 15lb and 22lbs with quite a few incredible tree (over 30 pounds) up to 40 pounds.

Depths range for Chinook all the way from 30ft down to 100ft. Coho have been showing an increase in numbers and we’re catching the majority of these fish between 30ft and 40ft.

I think she caught both of these.

Light, variable winds have been occasionally stronger out of the south for a short period of time. Looking forward this week we expect fishing friendly calm variable winds. If you’d like to review the weather for the coming week click on the link below.

Conor Proctor and Chloe Cuthbert with her 2019 tyee

Thank you to all of the guests who have fished with us to date! We are looking forward to so many returning guests during the remainder of this season and next year.

 

Should you have any questions about the lodge or fishing please contact us anytime!

Regards,

George Cuthbert

https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=01&siteID=02300