Salmon Fishing Vancouver Island
Saltwater salmon fishing Vancouver Island’s Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet is famous for good reason. The nutrient-rich waters of Nootka Sound and attract small baitfish, which in turn attract hundreds of thousands of salmon each year: the enormous southbound salmon runs plus the tens of thousands of homebound salmon returning to our local rivers.
Every year starting in May, an annual mass migration of Chinook (King) salmon pass by the west coast of Vancouver Island on their way to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and they feed aggressively on herring and other baitfish along the way. These salmon are in prime condition and hard fighting. To target these fish, we drop our lines in anywhere from the lighthouse at Yuquot (Friendly Cove) up to Maquinna Point, as well as Burdwood to Escalante, and when the weather permits, out to Bajo Reef. These hot spots are only a short boat ride from our resorts.