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You will meet your guide at the Discovery Marina in the heart of Campbell River’s downtown waterfront. Your guide uses a 21’ Boston Whaler Conquest fully equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, downriggers, navigation, safety gear, depth sounder, head (toilet), and heated cabin. Trips are a minimum of 5 hours, with full-day trips up to 8 hours. You can book multi-day trips as well. Your guide will set up your departure around your schedule, as well as the prime fishing times and tides.
All 5 species of Pacific salmon are found here at various times of the year, but anglers from all over the world come here mostly for Chinook and Coho salmon. The Campbell River area is also well known for its Chum salmon fishing in October.
Chinooks, also known as Spring or King salmon, are highly sought after as they are the largest of the Pacific salmon. Campbell River even has a Tyee Club, and anglers fish the famous Tyee Pool in traditional rowboats. Chinook Salmon are present in the area year-round and migratory fish continue to be caught in good numbers well into September. Trolling is the method of choice for Chinooks, but mooching and jigging are also great ways to catch these big salmon.
Coho salmon, also known as Silvers, will be part of the catch by mid-June, and they continue to be caught through September and into October. Coho salmon are beautiful, and they are very hard fighters, sometimes leaping out of the water. The Coho here can reach up to 8 pounds. Silver salmon are mostly caught by trolling, but casting spoons, big streamers, spin baits, or jigs into the shallow weed lines and kelp is so much fun when the coho are passing through and staging near their home rivers.
Your guide can help you with your accommodation plans and recommend local favorite places to stay or have a great meal. Campbell River has a regional airport with daily flights to Vancouver. The airport at nearby Comox also has daily direct service t...)
Your guide can help you with your accommodation plans and recommend local favorite places to stay or have a great meal. Campbell River has a regional airport with daily flights to Vancouver. The airport at nearby Comox also has daily direct service to Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.
If you are driving to Vancouver Island, there are many daily ferries that cross the Salish Sea from Vancouver to Nanaimo or Victoria.
Campbell River’s downtown is a vibrant area with many shops, local seafood, and some great restaurants. The waterfront is very walkable, and in a spectacular setting along the Discovery Passage, with Quadra Island and the Coastal Mountains of the BC mainland to the east, and the tall mountains of inland Vancouver Island to the west.
Fisherman’s Wharf, the famous Discovery Fishing Pier, and Discovery Passage Aquarium are all top attractions along the downtown waterfront. Nearby is the Spit at the Campbell River Estuary and the famous Tyee Pool where you can watch the rowers fish for Tyee using traditional rowboats and gear.
Nearby Elk River Falls Provincial Park and Elk River Suspension Bridge offer great day hikes just minutes from town. Or head west into beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park for longer hikes in the mountains of central Vancouver Island. Or continue west to the town of Gold River and take an adventure cruise out to Nootka Sound on the west side of Vancouver Island. Golfers take note of the exceptional golf courses found throughout the area too. Terrific salmon fishing, yes!, but the Campbell River area has it all, and is the perfect BC adventure destination.
BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY
To reserve your trip, a 50% deposit is required to hold your date(s) and it is refundable up until 10 days prior to your charter. Within 10 days of your charter, it becomes non-refundable. The balance is due at the end of your trip.