What to Bring
- Layered clothing
- Drinks and snacks (no glass please!)
We put anglers in contact with the best guides; fishing the best locations on Vancouver Island. Our team brings you into saltwaters that offer world-class tidal fishing opportunities with a chance at catching some of our target species, including: 5 species of pacific salmon, pacific halibut, lingcod, rockfish, tuna, prawns and crabs.
Let us know what you like best and we will customize the trip that best suits your needs.
Fishing licenses are essential for anyone wishing to fish.
These can be purchased at most tackle shops in BC or at (*DFO license link*).
These are available as 1 day, 3day, or annual permits.
Northern Strait of Georgia (Salish sea)
This area offers year-round opportunities for chinook salmon, cod and prawns. Known for its calm, nutrient-rich waters, this area produces the most consistent chinook salmon fishing on the BC coastline.
Feeder chinook are present form the 6-15lb range all year.
Migrating chinook use the area to feed aggressively, on their way to their natal streams to spawn, from May through September; ranging from 12s-30lbs, or more, on rare occasions.
Salmon are found in deeper waters ranging from 120-300ft; our common fishing spots along the Georgia Straight are recommended for those wishing to experience the ocean environment with their families, without the large swells and rugged conditions of the open ocean found on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
These trips are offered as day trips or as packages, including accommodation by request.
Inlet tours and wildlife watching can be added to a package as well. Humpback and killer whales are a common sight while fishing on the Salish Sea.
Rates for Northern Strait of Georgia (Salish sea)
Private Charter for up to 4 people:
- Half day (6 hours) $900 (CND)
- Full day (8 hours) $1200 (CND)
- Additional person $50 (CND)
*6 people max*
Westcoast Vancouver Island
This area offers seasonal fishing during the summer months from June through September for chinook salmon, pacific halibut, ling cod, albacore tuna and a variety of rockfish and sole.
This area is known for its rugged rocky shorelines and big offshore swells.
Migrating salmon move through these rugged shorelines in waves feeding aggressively on their way to their natal streams; they are found in shallow waters ranging from 30ft to 100ft which makes for the most exciting fights!
Chinook salmon will take long runs once hooked along the surface, thrashing about wildly! Offshore, the salmon are found at depths ranging from 100ft to 300ft; accidental catches of halibut and other bottom fish are quite common at these depths.
Jigging is the most popular method for bottom fishing and setting anchor + bait bag are also very common methods for drawing these fish in.
West coast trips are offered as 4-day packages that generally include accommodation and meals.
Customized packages are available for those with accommodations already in place.
Rates for Westcoast Vancouver Island 6 people max
4-day fishing-only packages starting at $6000 (CND)
Accommodation extra, price dependent on area and availability.
*6 people max*