as the Salmon Capital of the World, Campbell River is indeed blessed with an unbeatable combination of great BC
salmon fishing and world-class resorts. Although saltwater angling is
king, with Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum and Pink salmon all being available,
lakes and rivers in the area are also excellent.
in Central Vancouver Island East area include: Johnstone Strait, Kelsey
Bay, Sayward, Port Neville; mainland inlets such as: Loughbourough, Bute
and Toba Inlet; as well as the fabulous BC salmon fishing areas around
Sonora and Stuart Islands.
Fishing Campbell River for Chinook Salmon
Chinooks are present in the area year round however migrations start moving
into the area in earnest during late spring. By June fishing Campbell River
for springs is good. Peak time is mid-August and then starts tapering off
until mid-September when they start moving into their home streams to spawn.
Fishing Campbell River for Coho
Coho start arriving during the summer months and peak in September. Large
northerns are best from late September through mid-October.
for these magnificent sports fish is becoming a popular BC salmon fishing
technique, however more traditional methods such as trolling with bucktail
flies, plugs, spoons, plug-cut herring, or mooching, drifting with live
herring have a better success catch rate when salmon fishing Campbell River.
Fishing Campbell River for Pink, Chum and Sockeye
Chum and Sockeye make their appearance during late summer and angling
remains good on through October.
Fishing Campbell River for Bottom Fish
Good quantities of bottom fish such as Yellow Eye and Quillback Rockfish
are available to anglers year round while Lingcod can be good when in
season. (See Game Fish of BC)
located on the east side of Vancouver Island, the area is easily accessed by car, bus or plane. Ferry services
to nearby Quadra Island can also be found. Although known best for its
BC Salmon fishing Campbell River offers the vacationers much more: excellent
camping, golfing, lake
and river angling, hiking,
mountain biking, beach combing, wildlife and sea-life viewing,
fine restaurants and accommodations, float plane and charter boat services
Information & Services
Blind Channel Resort: Unique BC Coastal Vacations, oceanfront cottages, fine dining, coastal tours, marina and store. A convenient destination for coastal mariners just three nautical miles off Johnstone Strait. more
Dent Island Lodge: Our saltwater & freshwater fishing vacation resort, wilderness retreat, & yachting destination is located on BC’s west coast, north of Campbell River; the heart of the most magnificent salmon fishing area in the world. There’s guided salmon fishing, Jetboat t... more
Orca Dreams: Orca Dreams is located on a remote rainforest Island off northern Vancouver Island. Watch breaching humpback whales, orcas or dolphins pass by your tent while sipping on your morning coffee. more
Pacific Coastal Airlines: Enjoy scheduled service from Vancouver's South Terminal to Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Klemtu, Masset, Port Hardy (float & amphibious aircraft to coastal communities), Powell River, Trail, Victoria, & Will... more
Steep Island Lodge: We are the perfect starting point to set off on a days sports fishing, enjoy the streams on Vancouver Island and the mainland, go sightseeing or eco-touring, golf , kayak, and dive -- all with friendly personable and attentive service and luxurious accommodati... more
Wildcoast Adventures: Kayak in killer whale territory at Wildcoast's Orca Base Camp in Johnstone Strait or sea kayak vacations in Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Escape, Explore, Discover! Spectacular scenery, scrumptious food and abundant wildlife. more
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on salmon fishing Campbell River? For further information contact:
P.O. Box 482
Campbell River, BC, Canada