August 19, 2015

Congratulations to mother and son fishing team Jayne and Ian Coe on their amazing 42 pound “Tyee”.

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This week has been particularly meaningful as most of our guests are returning from our first season of operation and have been long time friends. Jayne and Ian’s family have a long history in the sport fishing industry in BC and the pursuit of adventure. We’ve voted Jayne as the most stylish angler 2015.

The fishing has been great and the weather has been co-operating as well!

Hot spots continue to be Cheney Point and Cape Mark. The “Notch” on the west side of Wurtele Island has also been producing. Chinook continue to be caught in reasonable numbers with the largest this week being a 42 pounder. Coho are growing and our largest of the season was weighed in yesterday at 18 pounds.

All lures and baits are working well and many anglers are changing methods during a days fishing. Large herring cut-plugs and run whole are working well at shallower depths first thing in the morning. Flashers and Hootchies or spoons are working well trolled at deeper depth of 100ft during the afternoon.

Congratulations to Terry Hughes and her 38 pound Chinook; the largest of our current trip! After an incredible 30 minute fight this awesome fish was landed with the assistance of husband Sean and fishing guide Jay.

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Anglers have been using our “Tyee” rowboat and taking advantage of the calm waters and close proximity to excellent fishing areas. Here, KPL owner Lisa Cuthbert rows while Lisa “T” baits the hooks in pursuit of salmon along the kelp beds at Cheney Point. Five fish to the boat within two hours isn’t bad!

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We’re looking forward to hosting the many anglers fishing with us until September 5th. Should you have any questions or require information regarding our fishing and lodge please contact us anytime!

George Cuthbert

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August 10, 2015

The fishing and weather has been simply fantastic at King Pacific Lodge.

Cape Mark, within the southwest part of our immediate Milbanke Sound fishing area has been producing big fish! Within the past week several Chinook well into the 40’s and 50’s have been taken including a 53 pounder taken by Danny Cortazzo self-guided and Murray Blackham’s 56 pounder guided by Dave Drever.

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Popular baits continue to be cut plug and whole herring. Some anglers are still fishing anchovies and having good luck. Squid, spoons and hootchies are all working very well.

Coho have been continue to grow in size with the largest now being 16 pounds. They are a little more spread out and being caught on the tide changes only.

We’ve had many more couples than normal fishing with us. Matt and Amanda Austin had a great time recently and weighing in four Tyee and the largest weighing 46lbs. Norm and Carole Anne also had a great sunny afternoon catching 33lbs and 38 pounders. Congratulations! Where else can you catch a fish of this size, enjoy a gourmet meal, have a massage and finish the evening with a view from your very own soaker tub.

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Many anglers have been commenting about the camaraderie on the water between West Sport Fishing boats. Our guides are sharing information and conscious of the success of all anglers. Whether you’re fully guided, instructed or self guided look forward to an awesome trip!

Should you have questions regarding our exciting packages please contact us anytime!

 

George Cuthbert

 

 

 

 

 

August 4, 2015

 

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“We’ll be back and bringing more of our friends” were the words of King Pacific Lodge guest Mark Anderson. “We’ve fished the BC coast at many different lodges over the years and this experience has exceeded all expectations.”

This week provided excellent fishing and of course many, many fish stories. Anglers have been accessing all of the productive Milbanke Sound fishing areas with ease; many only minutes from the lodge.

Up until this afternoon, the largest Chinook of the season was boated on the very day last trip. Weighing in at 48.5 pounds. This “Tyee” was enticed by the favoured “Cut Plug” herring trolled at 50ft near Cheney Point.  Anglers have been using their choice of Herring, Anchovy or artificial lures including spoons and “hoochies”.  Congratulations go out to angler Mark R, Mark A and Guide Bradan James.

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Reports of exceptionally large Chinook are coming in on a regular basis and Tyee topping sixty pounds are what dreams are made of for many anglers. Until this morning, the two other fish guessed at being well over fifty pounds have both spat the hooks and evaded the landing net.  This was until this morning when Dan Sly of Alberta landed a whopping 63 pound Tyee Chinook at Cape Mark. Guided by Troy Hogg and with long time friend Jim Funk, the massive salmon took about 45 minutes to land.  “We dropped our lines at Cape Mark at 6am today and had the fish on the line just five minutes later” Said Dan. “Other boats hooked up right away and several large fish were taken on the same tide.”

Congratulations Dan, Troy and Jim – all now legendary for catching the largest Chinook at King Pacific lodge.

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Coho continue to be in good abundance and as our season continues; so does their average size now reaching well over 10 pounds. The largest to date is 15 pounds.

Wildlife, adventure and luxury are all in a days fishing at King Pacific Lodge. Should you be wishing more information on our exciting packages please contact us anytime!

 

George Cuthbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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July 26, 2015

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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!

George

 

 

 

 

July 25, 2015

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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.

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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.

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We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

George Cuthbert

 

July 19th, 2015

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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.

George

 

 

Stealing the show

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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)

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

George

Going fishing…

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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…

 

George