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British Columbia Salmon & Halibut #11

British Columbia Salmon & Halibut #11

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BC fishing trip 2015

As you can easily see, fishing here is a long way from roughing it. This is 4 to 5 star lodging with chef cooked 5 star meals and along side that, you have wonderful king and silver salmon fishing, topped off with halibut and world class scenery. This is one of the finest salt water fishing lodges along the Pacific Coast of British Columbia. And their waters are very sheltered if winds are high!!
The facility itself boasts just over 20 guest rooms, all with water views, double beds, modern ensuite bathrooms, and luxury galore. You can walk from the Lodge about 100 yards to the marina (extremely secluded and protected from weather). You can sit outside on the patios, sip your favorite beverage, watch the eagles and just listen to the quiet solitude. Or take a kayak or paddle board out, jump in the hot tub, or walk part of the 17 miles of hiking trails. Even a whale cruise can be had at extra cost.
Drinks done, go inside for a showcase meal with fine appetizers, entrees and desserts. They have a large wine list, including local wines from the famous vineyards of Vancouver Island. And this Chef will not allow a deep fat fryer! Top it all off with homemade breads and their tantalizing aromas.
You will also be fishing from one of the best fishing platforms there is for these waters – namely from several 25-27 foot Grady White Sailfish models, equipped with dual 225 Yamaha outboards for safety and speed.

This Lodge offers some of the very best Salmon fishing in the Vancouver Island area – meaning some of the best in the world. Numerous runs of salmon pass thru the area continuously from May through September. And their off shore reefs hold salmon nearly year round. This is the area where the majority of King Salmon migrate through – on their way down the coast to their home rivers. You will catch ocean fresh kings that have spent 3 to 6 years growing in the salt water to sizes from 25 to over 50 pounds and possibly much larger.
Silver salmon (coho’s) start arriving in June and peak in late August. They are acrobatic, delicious, and range from 6 to 20 pounds. Hook one of these and you will have a ball! Other salmon species caught include pinks, sockeyes and chums.
Perhaps the eating prize is the tasty halibut They typically range from 15 to 200 pounds and they really put a bend in the rod. Hook even a 50 pounder and you will have weary arms. And some awesome fillets. Add to that the hard fighting and ferocious looking ling cod, the tasty rockfish and other bottom species, and you will be reeling in fish all day long.
131-08-013-300x191  This Lodge offers some of the very best Salmon fishing in the Vancouver Island area – meaning some of the best in the world. Numerous runs of salmon pass thru the area continuously from May through September. And their off shore reefs hold salmon nearly year round. This is the area where the majority of King Salmon migrate through – on their way down the coast to their home rivers. You will catch ocean fresh kings that have spent 3 to 6 years growing in the salt water to sizes from 25 to over 50 pounds and possibly much larger.
Silver salmon (coho’s) start arriving in June and peak in late August. They are acrobatic, delicious, and range from 6 to 20 pounds. Hook one of these and you will have a ball! Other salmon species caught include pinks, sockeyes and chums.
Perhaps the eating prize is the tasty halibut They typically range from 15 to 200 pounds and they really put a bend in the rod. Hook even a 50 pounder and you will have weary arms. And some awesome fillets. Add to that the hard fighting and ferocious looking ling cod, the tasty rockfish and other bottom species, and you will be reeling in fish all day long.

If you plan to fish in July or August (two of the best months), you will want to book a year in advance. However, there are always salmon and halibut here, and there is usually good av1168359_1458901297666428_267595381_n-300x300  ailability during June and September. No matter when you go, you will catch plenty of fish.
Basically, you must catch the 2PM float plane ride to camp. You take a taxi about 10 minutes to the float plane- called The Flying Beaver float plane center. It is about a 45 min ride to camp- you will fish that first afternoon. No need to bring rain gear- it is supplied. The sea plane center is picturesque with a pub to eat at and watch from. So if you have to kill an hour or so- no problems.
On the way back, leave Lodge about 1PM (weather and fog allowing). Normally should be back to the main airport by 3PM. Some folks overnight just in case of bad weather so they do not miss their flight. That also helps insure your fish arrive.

A typical itinerary is arrive-

DAY #1 in time to catch a 2PM floatplane departure. The floatplane is about a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport. Once you arrive, do a short tour of the resort, then head out fishing for the afternoon, returning for a huge meal served around 9PM.

DAY # 2, up early for a light breakfast, then on the dock by 6AM! You will be furnished nice box lunches. You will fish 8 hours until around 2PM, and then return for a great hot meal. Now relax, have some cocktails, and your guides will fillet and vacuum pack your catch for you. Enjoy a great dinner at 7PM. Then cluster around the fire pit with the other guests and swap stories.Or jump in the Jacuzzi or hot tub or get a massage.

DAY #3- repeat DAY 2. Then on DAY #4, fish for approximately 4 hours, return to Lodge, pack up your luggage, and your fish will be loaded in Styrofoam Coolers with waxed cardboard outside the coolers. You will depart between noon and 1PM. Weather can delay things (fog), so if you plan to fly out the same day, allow extra time. You should normally be back to the International Airport by 3PM, barring weather issues. Some clients opt to overnight in Vancouver on the way home to avoid missed flights.
That is a sample itinerary and will give you a good idea of what to expect.

TRAVEL: Most clients will fly to Vancouver or Victoria, and then take the float plane right to the Lodge. The 45 minute float plan charter cost is included in the package. Normally your fish will transported free of charge, unless overweight. Weight limits are generous.

LICENSES: Can be bought at the lodge.

PACKING:
Warm clothing to wear under your supplied gear while on the water (don’t forget socks) Comfortable clothes/shoes for around the lodge. Medications and personal toiletries. Sunglasses and sunscreen. And of course your passport! NO NEED TO BRING RAINWEAR AS TH ELODGE SUPPLIES IT. All you need to bring is a camera, sunscreen, warm clothes for fishing, swim suit for hot tubs, and casual attire for dinners. We recommend people dressing in at least 3 layers FOR fishing in the morning: t-shirt, long sleeve sweatshirt or button down shirt, with vest or fleece or light jacket over the tip. Remember, you can always take clothes off later in the day as the sun rises but often, early morning temperature can be cool.

TACKLE: All gear is supplied.

wife and to fish for 4 days, with 4 per boat, 2 boats. Your Float Plane flies in from Vancouver, Canada, and is INCLUDED in the price. With the favorable devaluation of the Canadian dollar the SPECIAL Hosted trip will cost you ONLY $2595 per person ! This is a BEST BUY. The scenery alone is worth the trip. They have a sauna, massages, and everything you could want.

Limit on this hosted trip is 6 people which can be 3 couples, or groups of guys. Other boats are possibly available for larger groups or different dates.

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PRICING FOR 2016:
Format For Package Trips

3 days, 2 nights includes half day fishing in the afternoon on arrival, 1 full day fishing and a half day fishing in the morning on departure. Float plane is included.
4 days, 3 nights includes half day fishing in the afternoon on arrival, 2 full days fishing and a half day fishing in the morning on departure. Float plane is included.
Three Guests per Boat (Private) Season

June 1 –September 30
3 days / 2 nights / 3 fishing trips $2,150/person US
4 days / 3 nights / 4 fishing trips $3,050 /person US
Two Guests per Boat (Private) Season

June 1 – September 30
3 days / 2 nights / 3 fishing trips $2,395/person US
4 days / 3 nights / 4 fishing trips $3195 person US
Four Guests per Boat (Private) Season

June 1 – September 30
3 days / 2 nights / 3 fishing trips $1,795/person US
4 days / 3 nights / 4 fishing trips $2,595/person US
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Ph: 1-307-637-5495 email: info@hunt-nation.com

NOTES:
• No cell service in the lodge but can sometimes be found offshore while fishing.
• Internet is available at the Lodge
• Other things to do, guided kayaking (extra); DIY kayaking, hike 17 miles of trails, arrange a whale and scenic cruise (extra); use their paddleboards.

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