Late August Awesomeness

King Pacific Lodge guests have been prying waters a little closer to home the last few days. Strong Southerlies have kept us close to Cheney point and Louisa Cove. Still, incredible fish have been coming in. The benefit to King Pacific Lodge is the proximity of the fishing areas and when we experience larger than usual winds we are still able to fish!

Louisa Cove 41 pound Tyee!

Chinook and Coho keep rolling in. Yesterday’s efforts in Louisa cove produced some incredible fish including a beautiful 41 pound Tyee!

Most recent fish have been taken using flasher & hoochie combinations and herring. Depths have continued to be a little deeper at 80 -100ft. Baitfish continue to be abundant and holding fish. It is at this time of year we start to see some larger Coho as well. Cheney Point gave up this beautiful 17 pounder and while most Coho are in the 10-13 pound range we anticipate more coming in closer or exceeding 20 pounds.

 

Cheney Point 17 pound Coho!

Whales continue to be a common sight and are a treat to see. King Pacific Lodge guests can look forward to Humpback Whale and Killer Whale sightings at least every couple of days.

We expect mixed weather to continue over the next couple of days followed by calm westerlies.

Should you be looking forward to a trip in the coming days we are excited to see you. Thank you to all guests who have fished with us in recent weeks!

George

 

 

 

 

Wow! Another great trip

“Wow! Another great trip!”

That’s a common phrase we are hearing from returning King Pacific Lodge guests. We’re so pleased to see so many guests fishing with us year after year. Milbanke Sound continues to produce excellent fish and lasting memories. 

During the last week we have entertained a number of family trips including youngsters out for their first fishing experience. On top of the great fishing the wildlife has been amazing. Whales, Sea Otter, Bears – all seem to be enjoying the summer as much as we do.

Fishing continues to be great along the west side of Athlone Island. Cheney, Cape Swain, Cape Mark have all been producing. Fantastic schools of baitfish and squid continue to be abundant and surely holding the fish close by. Popular baits and lures include any variety of Anchovy, Herring, Flasher and spoons either with or without a flasher. The surface temperatures are warmer than usual (Bringing with it some very odd fish such as Sunfish and Blue Shark) and we are fishing deeper than normal at 80 – 100ft. 

Winds and weather have been very tolerable. A little wind and rain have been fairly normal for this time of year and all guests have been comfortable on the water.

We’re expecting the great fishing to continue well into September. It’s interesting to note several of our very best trips over the past few years have been the last few of the season. Chinook, Coho all seem to love this area as much as we do.

Should you be booked in already, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon. And, for all of those who have fished with us so far this season Thank You! We appreciate your decision to stay with us. 

The 2020 season is already shaping up and if you have a specific date in mind for next season be sure to contact us soon.

 

George Cuthbert

 

 

Another great trip!

King Pacific Lodge guests have been having an excellent time on the water! Flat calm seas, great fishing, fun and camaraderie all make for an exciting vacation.

Alex the “Pop up guy” with a beautiful 47 pound Tyee

The past few days have produced some incredible action on the water. Cheney Point, Cape Swain, McGinnes Island and Louisa Cove have all been producing. Depths have ranged a little more. Fish have been found as shallow as 25ft early morning to sometimes over 150ft. Baitfish have been very abundant along the west side of Athlone Island recently (Cheney) and this has really held fish. Anchovy and flasher, Spoons and whole Herring have all been productive lures.

Exciting fireworks at King Pacific Lodge

Coho, Chinook, Halibut and Ling Cod have all been regular and abundant catches.

We’ve had some exciting times at the lodge recently. Our good friend Jack Richardson celebrated his 70th birthday and much fun was had. And, he caught a Tyee (Chinook over 30lbs) to make it even better. Happy Birthday Jack! We all enjoyed the fireworks show.

Wildlife sightings continue with Killer Whales, Humpback, Sea otter and many more. Our local resident Bear “Miso” was spotted this morning behind the lodge and decided to go for a swim across the bay in search of treats along the far shoreline.

With all the action around the lodge I wanted to take the time to say Thank-You to our fantastic crew. We have enjoyed a safe, productive summer and their efforts have been noticed by all guests. On the maintenance side of things, we’ve been

Pete and Bob ensuring KPL equipment in top shape.

working hard to ensure all boats are functioning properly and to date we have had no breakdowns on the water or downtime related to engine and boat issues.

Its been fantastic to see so many familiar faces at the lodge this summer. We’re so pleased to have so many guests joining us year after year. Thank you for the support!

Anglers who catch a Tyee over 30 pounds bang the gong!

Dates for 2020 are already filling in quickly. Should you have a specific time period in mind for next year please contact us anytime. And, the last remaining spots in 2019 are running September 01-05. This is a great time slip away for a trip before the kids are back in school!

The weather forecast for the next few days features calm seas, light southerly winds shifting to moderate westerlies. We expect perfect conditions for fishing!

 

George Cuthbert

 

 

 

 

Great Late July and August fishing

Guests and Crew of King Pacific Lodge continue to enjoy everything the 2019 season has to offer.

Katie icing down some nice Tyee

We have been experiencing very favourable weather and fishing conditions on top of some excellent catches! Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen many nice Tyee (Chinook over 30 pounds) coming in with the largest being a whopping 58 pounds. Most Chinook are ranging from 15-22 pounds. Coho are increasing in numbers and are now averaging over 10 pounds.

Some truly huge fish!

Cheney Point, Cape Swain, Cheney 2 continue to be the hot spots for both Chinook and Coho salmon. A few boats have been fishing Cape Mark as well with good success. We have been fishing a little deeper lately as the surface ocean temperature has been as high as 63 degrees. Bottom fish have been plentiful and we have been fishing a nice range of areas from McGinnes Island – south to the Goose Group “Chicken” ranch (halibut)

Waiting for the bite…

All baits and lures seem to be producing for salmon. Spoons and Anchovy/Flasher have been the best. We have also had success with Mooching cut-plug herring along the shoreline.

Clifton and his 45 pound Tyee

Beautiful evenings at King Pacific Lodge

Its a pleasure to see so many familiar guests both at the lodge and on the water. Guests are often telling us what a treat it is to see so many returning crew to KPL each year. The food, new lodge decor, upgraded boats and streamline changeovers have all been recognized as vast improvements. This, we are happy to hear!

Wildlife continues to abound within the Milbanke Sound area. Killer and Humpback whales, seals, bears, sea otter and river otter are all common sights. Eagles, Osprey, Ravens and an abundance of sea birds are always around.

We’re already at that time of year where we have demand on next season dates. Should you be thinking of a trip for next year already and have some favourite times in mind please contact us anytime!

 

George Cuthbert