Milbanke Sound, Laredo Sound, St. John's Harbour, Bella Bella,
Shearwater, Hakai Pass, and Bella
Coola areas, located in the Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast
Region of British Columbia is simply one of the best wilderness
fishing areas on earth.
famous names situated in this fabulous fishing area is also the
home of abundant sea-life including whales, Killer whales, seals,
dolphins and porpoises, and wildlife such as bear, deer and bald
eagles. A beautiful marine park is also located at Hakai Pass.
Of course, more importantly to you, this incredible area contains
huge quantities of salmon (all 5 species), Halibut, Lingcod and
scores of islands, massive kelp beds and millions of herring it
is no wonder why this is such a fantastic fishing ground. Chinook
salmon in the 70 lb. range is certainly possible!
front runners of the huge migrations of Chinook start to filter
in around early June and will continue through July and then taper
off towards late August. Peak period occurs from mid to late July
through early August.
the large northerns will start to arrive in mid-July and will
continue through mid- September. Local area fish may arrive earlier
and will feed in that local area until fall when at that time
they will head into their home streams to spawn.
and Yellow Eye Rockfish are present in great numbers. Lingcod
are reported to reach huge sizes in St. John's Harbour. (See
Game Fish of BC)
fishing resorts are located in the Coast region of the Cariboo-Chilcotin.
They can be reached by float plane or boat from the communities
of Bella Bella, Shearwater and Bella Coola. However, most are
wilderness fly-in resorts with direct flights from the city of
Vancouver. Bella Coola
can be reached by car by travelling west on Hwy.
20 from the city of Williams
Lake, located in the heart of the Cariboo region of B.C.
Salmon Fishing Rivers Inlet
British Columbia's best known saltwater fishing destination, Rivers Inlet has long been famous for its world record Chinook salmon.
90+ lb. tyees have been caught in this area, in fact a 126 lb.
Chinook was caught by a commercial fisherman off the mouth of
Rivers Inlet. Home to all species of Pacific salmon, the Rivers Inlet fishery has been greatly enhanced through a Chinook hatchery
project located at Shotbolt Bay. Returning 4 year-old hatchery
fish have been caught that weigh over 70 lbs!
feeder springs will start entering the inlet in May and continue
through to June. The main run of Wannock tyees start showing in
late July and continue on through to September.
arrive in mid-July and continue through mid-Sept. Peak time is
from mid-August to early September. Light line fishing can be
terrific during this time! Large Northerns of up to 28 lbs. have
been caught in the inlet.
beautiful inlet contains many full-featured fishing resorts that
will cater to all your needs and of course guide you to that trophy
Rivers Inlet is only accessible by float plane or boat. All transportation
can be arranged by these lodges. Direct flights from Port
or Seattle are common.
Information & Services
Duncanby Lodge: Duncanby Lodge offers a level of outstanding service and amenity quality that is unparalled by any other fishing resort. Located at Rivers Inlet, this bountiful fishing paradise, matched with the breathtaking BC coast, is truly a sight to behold. more
Legacy Lodge at Rivers Inlet: Legacy Lodge provides a true awakening to nature & the ultimate sportfishing experience. Remote yet easily accessible, ours is a world of its own on the waters of Rivers Inlet. This is a premier fishing experience like no other, where world class salmon await... more
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