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What to Expect from BC Salmon Fishing Charters

There’s no better place than British Columbia to take a fishing trip. The scenery is beautiful, the salmon are plentiful and the weather is usually perfect for fishing. If you’re ready to come to BC for a salmon fishing charter, you’re in for the fishing trip of a lifetime. A guided fishing trip lets you relax and enjoy the fishing without all the work involved in planning. It’s a great vacation option for beginners and experienced anglers who want to capture the salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

Private BC Salmon Fishing Charters

Fishing can be a lot of work, whether you take a boat or sit on the edge of a lake. Eagle Nook Resort takes care of all the little details, from outfitting the boat, getting the right bait and cleaning up the gear, so all you have to do is show up and say, Go Fish! Our boats are fully equipped with the fishing tackle you need to catch salmon.

Experienced Guides

Our local staff know where to fish and offer salmon fishing techniques to let you limit your catch while having the adventure of a lifetime. We get you to the right locations and take the hassle out of fishing for an extraordinary trip that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. You’ll spend your day reeling in fish because you have a great guide who wants to fill the boat. Talk fishing all day long with someone who appreciates your hobby.

Plenty of Fish

The best part of the fishing trip is the fish. We’ll help you have a great time on the boat. At the end of the day, you won’t even have to pack up your fish to take home. We fillet, portion, and package your catch in travel-safe coolers. You can relax at the lodge and enjoy the ambience instead of having to deal with all the details. You’ll have the memories of catching fish, but you’ll feel refreshed at the end of the day, not tired. You do need to make sure you have your fishing license with a salmon conservation stamp to record your catch.

World Class Accommodations

Our salmon fishing lodge is no rustic cabin, but a luxurious facility overlooking Vernon Bay. Each of our deluxe rooms with all the amenities of a luxury hotel have an ocean view. We have a full dining room with elegant meals and a full bar. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a soak in the hot tub while overlooking the bay. Salmon fishing is our business, but we also offer many other adventures, a kayaking trip, hiking and paddleboarding to make even more lasting memories on your vacation.

Experience Luxury and Adventure at Our West Coast Salmon Fishing Lodge in BC

You don’t have to be an experienced angler to enjoy a salmon fishing vacation at Eagle Nook Resort. Make your plans for a world class fishing experience with us. Contact us to get more information.

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Chinook Salmon Fishing Tips for a Great Catch

According to the National Wildlife Foundation, the Chinook salmon is a keystone species of the Pacific Northwest. The Chinook is the largest Pacific salmon species, averaging 0.9 meters and 13 kilograms, but some Chinook grow to over 1.5 meters and 50 kilograms. These salmon are recognized by their blue-green hues on the head and back with silver sides. The tails, back and upper fins will have black spots or markings. Chinook salmon are born in freshwater streams, migrate to the ocean, then return to their birth site when they reach maturity to mate and produce young ones. Chinook salmon are worthy competitors for anglers of every level. To earn one of these trophies, we have some Chinook salmon fishing tips.  

Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon Are Highly Regulated  

Salmon fishing has some different elements from fishing in your local lake. Chinook are strong fish with a thick jawline. You will want to be prepared with high quality gear. At Eagle Nook Resort, our salmon fishing charters are equipped with everything you need to catch Chinook. When planning your adventure, keep in mind that peak season for Chinook is from June to August.  

Our guides know the current regulations for catching and retaining Chinook according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) guidelines, so we help you make sure you’re following the rules. The DFO limits the number of Chinook that anglers are allowed to keep. This number changes annually, based on current salmon populations. There are also limits on size and daily possession.  

Salmon Fishing Techniques

When you charter a fishing trip with Eagle Nook, you’ll be able to take advantage of our experienced guides who have been salmon fishing for years with us. Here are some things we’ve learned, that can help you enjoy a successful Chinook salmon experience:  

  1. Use a razor-sharp hook.  
  2. Choose the right bait. Live bait, such as roe, or cut bait, is usually successful, but flashtrap spinners can also work well. Salmon live in low lighting conditions, so it can help to have something flashy on the bait to attract the salmon in the deeper waters.  
  3. Overcast days are often better fishing weather than bright and sunny days. Fishing in the morning or at dusk are better times to fish than in the afternoon, because there tends to be less light.  
  4. When you’re fishing on the open water, go with the tide’s flow. Salmon face into the incoming tide flow and they will see your bait better.  
  5. Peak fish times are one hour before and after high or low tide. Be ready to fish when it’s a good time for the fish, not necessarily for you!
  6. Use red line because it will dissipate in the water. Don’t use warm colors as your lures because these colors turn gray in darker water. Choose cool colors that will stand out in the deeper waters.  

Book Your Guided Salmon Fishing Charter in BC for the Coming Season

Eagle Nook Resort offers private salmon fishing charters as part of our packages for a world class fishing experience. Book your vacation with us. We guarantee your experience will be unforgettable. Contact us to get started!    

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