Chinook and Coho Salmon fishing at Nootka Wilderness Lodge...
...can best be described in one word, SPECTACULAR!!!
The Consistency of the Fishing
The size and quality of the fish, with Chinook salmon averaging 25 to 45 pounds, and some breaking the magic 50 lbs. barrier! Coho salmon are always abundant and provide some of the finest sportfishing one can imagine!
The salmon start to arrive in early June, with peak fishing being mid-June to late September. This is the time that we have chosen to operate our BC fishing lodge, as we want every guest to experience only the best angling this area of Vancouver Island has to offer.
We have a fleet of Grady White, 24' to 27', boats unmatched any where on the coast, with large cuddy cabins and bathroom facilities for your comfort. However there is no need to challenge heavy seas to do battle with Chinook and Coho salmon. Nootka Sound, BC offers your choice of fishing our calm inside waters or venturing out into the open Pacific. Fish are often as close as a minute away, in an area famous for its scenery and world-class angling.
The challenge of hooking into a trophy salmon can be made much easier - and more enjoyable - by being in the company of a skilled west coast fishing guide. Nootka Wilderness Lodge fishing guides each have a lifetime of salmon fishing experience to share with you, and are genuinely committed to making yours an unforgettable fishing adventure.
Our fishing guides are truly the highlight of our lodge's reputation, and their skill and dedication has resulted in a rebooking rate exceeding 90% over the last decade!
We WILL go where the fish are, whether you want trophy Chinook, Coho with light tackle, or superb Halibut and Ling Cod fishing. Nootka Wilderness Lodge offers the best BC fishing right here on Vancouver Island. Did we mention the weather? Unlike most fishing lodges on the coast, you can count the amount of rainy days on one hand. What more can we say?
What to bring:
You should consider bringing warm and light weight clothes, and dress in layers so that you can adjust to the weather. The weather can be unpredictable in the winter and spring months.
Don't forget to bring your camera! You will want to show your big catch to friends and family. This area is one of the most scenic and beautiful areas in the world and well worth taking photos of. You will also encounter plenty of wildlife such as bald eagles, bears, dolphins, whales, seals, sealions and all sorts of marine life. You might also catch a glimpse of a cruise ship heading for Alaska, what a sight that is at dusk. If you have binoculars don't forget to bring them along.
Sunscreen, Hat & Sunglasses
Don't forget your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, the reflection off the water makes it hard to see and you don't want to miss the big strike. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
If you are prone to sea sickness, bring some Gravol or try a motion sickness wristband; both can be purchased from your local pharmacy. If you forget, these items can be purchased in Campbell River.