August 2018 Fishing

King Pacific Lodge guests have enjoyed another week of excellent fishing!

Congratulations Ameer on your first Chinook salmon! Milbanke Sound is perfect for young anglers!

Hot spots have been Ivory Island, Cheney Point and Cheney 2. Chinook have been regularly caught at shallower depths as usual at 25-35ft. Flasher Anchovy has been producing along with a variety of different spoons and hoochie’s.

Anglers have been trying their luck at Cheney Point first thing in the AM with great success. Once the tide has turned to the ebb, the south side of Ivory Island has been a sure bet for nice Coho.  The afternoon and evening bites have been very good with two over 40 pounds last trip, both taken after dinner.

Yesterday afternoon was particularly good. After a quick changeover, guests were on the water by noon and catching fish until dinner time. Highlights include four “Tyee” over 30 pounds and an abundance of other Chinook, Coho and smiling faces.

A beautiful Milbanke Sound Tyee

A example of Chinook holding close to shore prior biting a lure.

Baitfish is showing well. Clouds of smaller three to four inch needlefish and herring are at all the regular fishing spots and are holding in these areas because of this abundance. Here, we have a photo taken by our fishing guide, Ronnie Gunn illustrating Chinook salmon on the fish-finder/GPS, in shallow water. Shortly after this photo was taken Ronnie’s boat hooked up with a double header of nice 20 pound Chinook.  Notice on the left of the photo Ronnie’s trail as he’s working the gear close to the shoreline and in fairly shallow water.

The weather has been cooperating nicely and the KPL fleet has been able to access all fishing areas. After great success on salmon, many guests chose to try for some halibut and other bottom fish. The rock piles south of our fishing area and McInnes Island have been producing well.

While King Pacific Lodge is well known for its excellent fishing, more guests are taking advantage of other amenities we offer. This includes Kayak trips, Rowboat fishing, Skeet Shooting and, more recently heli-tours which may be chartered with Hunter Helicopters. Visit remote beaches, mountaintops and stunning freshwater lakes.

We would like to Thank all of our new and repeat guests who have fished with us so far in 2018. We’ve enjoyed a truly remarkable season and are looking forward to many friends looking to visit during August and early September this season. Also, we’d like to remind everyone of our extended season for both Chinook and Coho running September 03-07, 2018.

Should you wish additional information about our exciting fishing packages please contact us anytime!


George Cuthbert

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Hunter Helicopters R44, Pilot Fabien and an excited crew prior to a birthday excursion


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