Chinook and Coho

ericscohoAs our fabulous 2016 season continues into the last part of August, we are experiencing excellent fishing and good catches.

Chinook and Coho salmon continue to increase in abundance and the weather is beautiful. This last week showed some amazing fish including a 46 pound Chinook and a 19 pound Coho. Generally the fishing overall has been slower than previous years and while we would always like to see our anglers into many for the sport of playing fish, the overall experience has been wonderful.

The Northwest winds which have hampered our efforts for a few days have subsided. We’re looking forward to some nice calm winds and sunny skies.

While adverse conditions can prove a challenge to fishing, it also forces us to think outside of the regular tackle box and mix things up. Last week as an example, the regular fishing along Cheney Point and Cheney II was a little slower and the cross winds a little more difficult. Several of our boats ventured to the south of the lodge and into Thompson Sound, about 25 minutes away. Here, we found calm water and within the first minutes of the first boat fishing – an amazing 40 pounder was landed. Hows’ that for a welcome to a new fishing area?


The most popular bait this season by far has been Anchovies trolled at 35 to 55ft. Herring is the usual favourite and we’ve been noticing so much smaller baitfish this year over past.

As August winds down we’re having many inquiries into available dates for 2017. While most of our 2017 space will be occupied by repeat guests from 2016, we have multiple dates open and welcome an opportunity to introduce you to King Pacific Lodge. Should you haven any questions please contact us anytime.

Tight Lines

George Cuthbert

Fabulous August Fishing

August is here and its so wonderful to see so many of our regular guests; most who have been with us since our first season.

The weather has been excellent and allowing our fishing fleet to access all of our regular hot spots. This week, these spots included Cheney Point, Cheney 2, Cape Mark and Ivory Lighthouse.

Larger salmon are showing in good numbers. This recent trip has has seen our most Tyee of any trip totalling ten over 30 pounds. While not as many salmon compared to June and July, August typically sees these monsters hitting the dock. In the past week we’ve seen several in the high 40’s and two over 50 pounds. On angler yesterday caught a 46 and a 32 pound Chinook. Hows that for a dream day of fishing!

Coho are showing in reasonable numbers and the largest to date is 18 pound. These are super feisty fish caught while trolling along the shoreline or targeted a little further off shore. We’re starting to see these on the surface feeding as they grow quickly for their fall spawning event.

Popular fishing gear includes flasher hootchie, whole herring and flasher anchovie. First thing in the morning we’re finding action tight to the kelp beds and shallow; often only 30ft depth fishing. As the sun rises we’re moving a little further off shore and down as deep as 100ft.

Guests are often commenting on the quality of the fishing equipment and fishing boats. We’re pleased to provide the very best in angling equipment and we’re already working on an enhanced program for 2017.

As we wind up this report we’d like to thank all of our staff and guests for another safe summer of fishing. We’ve had excellent communication out on the water and have been having a great time.

2017 is already filling in quickly with more than 60% of our dates fully subscribed. Should you be looking for an adventure next summer and would like information please contact us as soon as possible.




A new month – August!

The past week has provided some challenging wind and wave condition as heavy northwest winds have been blowing. While we enjoy warm sunny skies, the wind is a continual reminder of where we are – the wild west coast!

We’ve persevered and fortunately have a couple of spots close by and protected. Often under these conditions we can get to our regular fishing spots early in the AM and get a good tides fishing in before the weather heats and the winds start.

Some notable fish came in recently including our largest of the season at 53 pounds! Taken at Cheney 2, this incredible salmon took a herring trolled at 70ft. Other large fish include a 43 pounder taken yesterday and several others in the high 30’s.

Most of our guides are working with the tried and true whole herring rigs and / or anchovy trolled behind a rotating flasher. 70 ft during the day is evidently the right depth for some better sized fish.

Our forecast is predicting continued NW winds and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for some rain and Southerlies.

Should you have any questions please contact us anytime!