Forty pounder

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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!

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

George

Salmon Smiles

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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!

George

 

Northwest

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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!

George

 

Salmon Season!

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Chinook and Coho salmon continue to roll in at West Sport Fishing’s King Pacific Lodge!

While the afternoon Northwest Winds have proven a challenge, the early morning bite right through to mid day has been strong. Anglers are experiencing consistent action and happy smiles!

Hot spots continue to be Cape Mark, Cheney Point and Cheney II. Popular baits include our quality Herring and Anchovy. The guides have been trying many different types of artificial lures including spoons and squid “hoochies” with green, white and black combinations. Depths are typical at 45 – 65ft and close to the shore.

This morning, Jim Cuthbert and Brian Hayes (Victoria BC) hoist a mornings catch after releasing six others.  Congratulations!

Contact us anytime –

george@westsportfishing.com should you have any specific questions about the lodge and fishing.

Regards,
George Cuthbert

Milbanke produces!

Fishing continues to be great at Milbanke Sound!
This last week produced excellent catches of both Chinook and Coho – albeit the Chinook a little harder to find. Many were taken in the 30’s,40’s and even a large 54 pounder!
Coho are increasing in size with several over 16 pounds now.
Hot spots have been Cape Mark, Cheney Point and The “Notch” – Baits have proven to be productive and many are choosing to run the standard flasher and “Hootchie” rigs with the popular UV, green & white and white combinations.
Depths continue to be productive at 35-45ft. Some anglers have been hitting fish a little deeper towards 100ft also.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on the water!
Thanks to all of those who have fished with us this season!

George

July 26 Report

July 26,
Fishing continues to be very good at Milbanke Sound!
Light NW winds have made for easy access to all of our fishing areas. Hot spots continue to be Cheney Point and Cheney 2. Cut plug herring continues to be the bait of choice. Anchovy trolled behind a dodger or flasher has also produced.
The bellies of most Chinook are holding 5-6 inch squids and our anglers are also showing success by using hootchies behind a flasher.
Chinook are coming in steady with typical weights between 22 and 26lbs. Coho are in high abundance and many are now topping over 12lbs.
We still have space running August 27-30 for this year. Expect awesome Coho and Chinook action!
We look forward to communicating soon!
George & LIsa
Congratulations on a nice catch David and Adison!

 

Chinook Rolling In!

July 20, 2014
Chinook are rolling in at West Sport Fishing’s King Pacific Lodge!
Popular spots include Cheney 1 and Cheney 2. Congratulations Rudy and Glenn with an awesome catch of four Chinook and four Coho this morning.
Cut plug baits trolled between 30 and 60ft produced for these long time friends. We’ll be seeing them back on the water later in the season!
Other anglers have been reporting similar catches and with Chinook topping over 30 pounds.
This is the place to be on the coast.
If you’re thinking of a trip for 2014 we have space available at the end of August. We expect excellent Chinook and Coho salmon fishing to continue into September.
2015 is filling in quickly. Our 2014 guests have first chance at 2015 dates and with our expansion only 8 additional spots will be available. Contact us today!
Tight Lines
George, Lisa and the WEST Crew

 

The season has begun!

The 2014 West Sport Fishing | King Pacific Lodge season has begun! 
 
Our first two groups have experienced the comforts and quality of West’s King Pacific Lodge!  We’re located just minutes from the prime fishing grounds of Milbanke Sound and the fishing has been great! 
Coho / Silver salmon have shown in excellent numbers and anglers are reporting as many as 20 per day. Chinook / King have been caught in good numbers and some beauties are coming in.  
The weather has been co-operative and we have fished from Cape Mark to Cape Swain; the entire path of our regular hot spots. Cheney Point and Cape Swain have produced well and  fishing depths have ranged from 60 to 80ft. Anglers have been fishing with a combination of both bait and artificial lures including spoons and ‘hoochie’s’; the later being a little better mid day. 
For those guests who are currently booked – we’re looking forward to seeing you! 
 
Should you be thinking of a fishing trip for 2015 please contact us anytime – soon. Despite our expansion, space is already at a premium for next year! 
 
Tight Lines – 
George, Lisa and the Crew 
 
 

 

Awesome Fishing 2014

Early reports are in! Expect incredible fishing in 2014!
Many of our fishing lodge friends in the north coast are reporting excellent catches of Chinook salmon. A small number of early run Coho are also showing.
Ocean conditions continue to be very favourable and the fishing is expected to continue to produce and improve. 
“George, the early fishing is awesome – they keep piling in from offshore and are headed your way!” 
While the runs of Pacific Pilchard seem to have reduced in numbers on the coast, the population of Pacific Herring have continued to improve. Huge schools of baitfish are being reported coast-wide and surely contributing to the healthy returns of salmon.

New Lodge!
New for 2014 is the WEST’s Milbanke Lodge facility. After reeling in the “Big One”, WEST’s guests can look forward to enjoying a refined and comfortable atmosphere. Formerly a private eco lodge, the “King Pacific Lodge” will now be operated by WEST Sport Fishing. 

We still have excellent dates to fill during 2014. Should you still be looking for a fishing trip – we’d love to see you on the water! Contact us today! 

Email us for available dates and information!

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