King Pacific Lodge guests have been working hard for the fish this past week with great results. Highlights were a pair of “Tyee” taken just last night off Cheney Point by two guests fishing self guided! 33 and 31 pounds! Other notable fish were several other Tyee with the largest being 43 pounds! Coho are steadily increasing in abundance with the largest being 13 pounds to date.
Rick and Rick were in early this AM with beautiful 34 and 28 pound Chinook. After a quick bite to eat, they headed right back out and we don’t expect to see them until well after dinner.
Winds have been quite favourable and sometimes a little windy and choppy in the afternoon. Regardless of water conditions we have been fishing all areas within the Milbanke Sound area. Many boats have been venturing to Thompson Bay, 20 minutes to the south of our lodge location. Thompson provides flat calm conditions during westerly wind directions and is a beautiful place to fish. Cheney Point and Cape Mark continue to be the go to locations for daybreak fishing. Coho and Chinook have been biting well on the tide changes regardless of location.
At the cleaning table, we’ve found the salmon are feeding on small needlefish and very small herring. Most boats are fishing a little deeper at 60-90ft and often the smaller baits such as anchovies, small spoons and white hooch’s are working well.
For those who are interested in bottom fish, we have been doing well on Halibut, Ling Cod and Rockfish both over at Thompson Bay and a longer run to McGinnes Island.
Around the lodge we’ve been having a great time. Many guests are finishing up on salmon, enjoying a Kayak trip, viewing wildlife and a little skeet shooting.
Should you be looking for information about this years fishing or interested in our schedule for 2019 please contact us anytime!