When are the Salmon and Halibut in our area.
The cycle for salmon in our area is somewhere between four to six plus years for the bigger fish (Chinook) the smaller Coho, Pink, Sockeye are in the lower range .
This fish is normally in the area and can live to be quit old.
The fish that we mainly target are King Salmon (Chinook), Silvers (Coho), Halibut, Lingcod, Rock Cod and Yellow Eye. Other species of fish that are in the are include Sockeye, Pinks and Chum.
All fishing is set by the Canadian Department of Fisheries (DFO) and some openings and closures can come on fast depending on abundance so it is a good idea to stay in touch with the lodge normally there are very few closures that are not know ahead of time.
Silver King Lodge is only a few minutes from two Airports in our area with connections to major International Terminals only miles away. The main carriers are WestJet from Calgary and Edmonton to Comox, Coastal Mt Air and Pacific Coastal from Vancouver International Airport to Campbell River as well as Kenmore Air from Seattle. Four hours from Vancouver and six hours from seattle by highway...
Over 30 years.
Silver King opened in 1985, and has been operating with at least one of the original owners over the past 30 years.
Yes we do.
We consider a guide with 10+ years experience to be a Senior Guide. All of our guides are at the Senior Level.
We fish the West Coast and East Coast Vancouver Island
Due to the location of our Lodge in Campbell River, we are able to pre-position our boats on the West side of the Island after you fish the first day on the inside. On the next day we then transport your group over to the West side (in the morning), to fish the day on the outside . Travel to the West side is just a little over an hours drive. .
Yes you can.
Children are welcome ! Children 8 years and above are best suited for our types of fishing and weather conditions. We try to block out certain dates for families with midweek (Sunday to Wednesday)being the best time of the week, this allows for a more relaxed atmosphere and less pressure on the children. When booking, please ensure you mention that your reservations include children, so you can take advantage or our special rates. .