A great start to the season!

Welcome to 2023!  King Pacific Lodge opened at Milbanke Sound in late June and we have been having a great time. We are looking forward to the arrival of all of our regular and new guests!

The salmon have been biting, the weather incredible and our seasonal staff have been fantastic!

Chinook have been biting first thing in the morning and on the tide changes. The very day we opened a beautiful 42 pound Tyee was weighed in. This has been followed by several more in the 30’s and today we had a nice 44 pound Tyee. Generally, Chinook have been running 15-22 pound size range and it seems fish over 30lbs are on the dock several times each trip.  Coho have been showing in good numbers. These are ranging from 8-12 pounds.

We are seeing good environmental signs on the water. Baitfish are very abundant and the salmon coming in are full with mature herring, juvenile herring, needlefish and squid. Their bellies are full and the fish have been in great shape.

Salmon have been biting on our regular baits of Flasher/Anchovy or Flasher/Herring. Our go-to green spoon has been very productive as well. Depths have been ranging from. 35-50ft first thing in the morning and up to 90ft later in the day. Cape Mark, Cheney Point and the north side of Cape Swaine have been popular spots.

Many of the guests are tagging out on salmon right away and choosing to try for other species. Good luck has been found with Lingcod and Halibut. Lingcod particularly have been in excellent numbers.

We are all having a great time this year and are already booking for 2024. As usual, June fishing has been excellent and those dates for 2024 are already filling in.

Contact us anytime!






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