Fish with Nootka Wilderness Lodge – 2019 season has arrived!

Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” the Campbell River houses five species of salmon: coho, sockeye, pink, chum, and, of course, the spring king, Chinook! You may find yourself taking a walk with these fish when you realize how powerful these massive creatures are, and you’ll leave with stories to tell for a lifetime. When fishing Campbell River BC, you’ll be surrounded by a gorgeous landscape of greenery, beautiful mountains, and crystal clear freshwater while staying at Nootka Wilderness Lodge. Spend your time in the beautiful outdoors this upcoming salmon season here on Vancouver Island! Fishing near our Nootka Sound resort will be a breathtaking adventure unparalleled to any other and should be at the top of your list of things to do in Canada.

Man holding fish.
Black bear and cubs roaming near water.
Float plane docked at Nootka Wilderness Lodge dock.

The Best Time To Fish

As any angler knows, there are different seasons for each species of salmon. Starting in June, you’ll be able to reel in that trophy fish that you’ve been waiting for as the most sought-after salmon species, Chinook “king” salmon, abundantly appear in our waters. Chinook can range from five to a massive 30-plus pounds and are most prevalent June through August. Coho “silver” salmon arrive shortly after the kings in July and range from five to 20 pounds on average. Sockeye and pinks are present mid-July through August, ranging from five to over 12 pounds. Lastly, the second largest salmon, chum, make a late appearance in October averaging eight to 20 pounds in size! The serene Campbell River is home to some of the best salmon fishing in British Columbia, and the consistency of the fish is second-to-none! Salmon fishing will be among the best things to do in Canada that you don’t want to miss this summer.

Salmon fishing availability

Prepare for the Weather

Rain boots.

As the weather is subject to change throughout the day, you’ll want to be prepared before leaving on your salmon fishing adventure. Be sure to bring a hat and sunglasses as the reflection off the beautiful waters can also make it hard to see your line. Remember to bring layers as it can be cold in the morning and evening hours, but you can leave the larger items to us. We provide boots and rain gear at the lodge. You will be out on the water for long periods, so sunscreen is a must during the hot days of summer. Even though it’s warm, it’s also smart to wear white, light-in-texture, long sleeves while Vancouver Island fishing.

Charming Vancouver Island Fishing Lodges

Gourmet salmon deliciously pairs with a glass of crisp white wine, especially during a gorgeous sunset over Vancouver Island as you dine on our quaint deck area. We also share mouthwatering recipes at Nootka Wilderness Lodge that you can take home with you to help you remember your experience here in the heart of Nootka Sound. You’ll be glad that you checked salmon fishing off your bucket list of things to do in Canada as you are sent home with an abundance of freshly-packaged fish! To inquire about a once-in-a-lifetime Canadian fishing adventure, give us a call today at 1-250-850-1500, or check us out online!

Seafood and wine on patio table with mountain and water backdrop at sunset.

West Coast cuisine from the patio of NWL