2019 Salmon & Halibut Fishing Season at Eagle Nook Resort
The fishing season is fast approaching and we’re all busy getting ready for what is shaping up to be a great year. A little less than two months until regular season starts on June 13th and we are looking forward to seeing everyone this summer, and of course… fishing. A lot of exciting events coming down the pipe, with two pre-season fishing derbies, some fresh renos in the resort and the fishing reports look amazing for the season.
We just wrapped up our tradeshow circuit, making stops in Puyallup, WA, Victoria, BC, Abbotsford, BC and Edmonton, AB. We met and talked to a ton of new guests who we will be seeing soon at the resort, as well as a few familiar faces. We had our new Office Manager/Guest Services Supervisor, Samantha join us for two of the shows. You may recognize her from last season in a Guest Services role, we’re lucky to have her back for round two!
If you were thinking about booking for the upcoming fishing season, now is the time to make your move! The summer is filling up quickly and we have limited dates left. The best thing about being located in Barkley Sound is that fishing is amazing all summer long. In June, many Chinook salmon are in the 25 to 35 pound range. Because these Chinook are preparing for their spawning runs, they avidly attack herring and your fishing lures! Halibut show up in big numbers to feed on the same bait fish, both in Barkley Sound and the offshore rock piles. In July, local salmon begin to show in ever-increasing numbers in the Sound. Some halibut will remain in Barkley Sound, but most will move to the offshore banks and rock piles. In August, salmon fishing explodes as Coho salmon in great numbers join the mix.
Here we go, 2019! Here’s to making this season full of fish, good company and lots of fun.