Full swing of the season

DSC_5768King Pacific Lodge anglers have been enjoying excellent catches of Chinook salmon within minutes of the lodge.

Our last trip produced five ‘Tyee Chinook” over 30 pounds with the largest being 36 pounds. Most other Chinook were in the 15-20 pound range. Coho are here and there with the largest around 9 pounds.

Anchovie and Flasher seem to be the popular bait. Purple hoochie and UV Glow flashers are also working well.

Cheney Point, Cheney 2 and Cape Swain have been the hot spots. The bite has mainly been very early in the morning with fewer fish in the afternoons. We often see this pattern swing around and at times the afternoon tide is better than the morning.

For those interested in bottom fish, we’ve had good success with all species such as Ling, Halibut and Rockfish.

We are enjoying the lighter winds and while drizzly and cloudy – the fishing conditions have been near perfect.

Tight lines

George Cuthbert



Some great fish!

As King Pacific Lodge anglers enter the second week of fishing, we couldn’t be more pleased.

Beautiful Chinook are hitting the dock on a regular basis and this morning alone, three were weighed in over thirty pounds! Congratulations to Paul for the largest “Tyee” at 33 pounds.

33 pound "Tyee" Chinook

33 pound “Tyee” Chinook

Regular hot spots have been Cheney Point and Cape Mark. All baits and lures seem to be working and Anchovies were the popular meal on this mornings AM tide.

All aspects of the KPL experience are being enjoyed this week. Comfortable accommodation, fireplace lounge and most of all covered boats! Yes, the weather has been wet the past two days.


KPL fish processing – the best




A fine morning catch for two lucky anglers




Ralph, our fish cutter is enjoying working inside this year in our new fish processing room where we’ll be processing our guests catch into a fine finished product.



Stay tuned for additional updates on our fishing and weather. Again, should you have any questions or require information about an upcoming trip please contact us anytime.

George Cuthbert

2016 King Pacific Lodge season opening


King Pacific Lodge being towed to summer anchorage

The iconic King Pacific Lodge is now safely moored at is summer location within St. Johns Harbour. Anglers are now out on the water and fishing our favourite fishing areas of Milbanke Sound!

Ocean bright Chinook and Coho salmon are being weighed in from 15 to 24 pounds. Here, fish-cutter Ralph Chamberlain shows off one of the first Chinook of the season.


Fabulous June Chinook Salmon

The weather has been a little chilly and our anglers are enjoying the evening fireside lounge, incredible meals and warm comfort of the modern and comfortable King Pacific Lodge.

We’ve been working hard over the winter to refine our lodge and fishing program and are ready for an exciting season.

Most of our 2016 trip dates have been sold out for months however its never too late to inquire about current season availability.

Fishing highlights include:

The introduction of the new Able “Moocher” salmon fishing reels to our fully guided fishing program. These exceptional, custom reels will complement our inventory of the Islander “MR-2” across our entire fleet.

2016 22ft Northwest Aluminum craft – new for 2016

The addition of three new 22ft Northwest Aluminum craft boats. Typically run by our full time guides, these boats feature 150hp engines and plenty of room to fish. This adds to three others built for the 2015 season.

Abel “Moochers” for fully guided boats

Our entire fleet has been upgraded to the Lowrance 7inch “Chirp” Fish-Finder/GPS navigation system. These are easy to use and and extremely powerful tool to find the best fishing areas.

The 21ft Ironwood boats have been outfitted with new, custom anodized rod holders for both fishing and storing the quality rods provided by KPL and our guests personal rods.

Fish processing will now be completed within our new fishing processing room; located within our support barge. This Province of British Columbia licensed facility is now capable of cutting fish to smaller custom portions legally and within a controlled sanitary environment. As always, our custom fish processing is provided within the price of our trip packaging.  Our new freezer holds temperature below -25!

“Ravens Envy” by Steve Smith

 With our guests enjoyment in mind, we have refined our bar and lounge with some new artwork. Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Steve smith’s new piece “Ravens Envy” now towers within our fireside lounge.

Many new improvements at KPL

Should you be thinking of a trip to King Pacific Lodge and would like more information please contact us anytime. Most of our 2016 trip dates have been sold out for months however its never too late to inquire about current season availability.

George Cuthbert