If you could fish anywhere.....

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here2fish

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If you could go anywhere in BC to fish for chinook where and when would you go?

I am planning a trip and would like some input.

I want to go when the king run is peaking, and definitely with a guide. I would also like to stay at a nice fishing lodge on the river.

also want it to be very close to ocean so halibut is also an option.

any suggestions?:think:
 
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Never been to BC,
But some Lodges on Vancouver Island are Incredible.
Salmon Fishing, Halibut and Rockfish Fishing.
 
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Rivers Intlet is a beautiful place loaded with chinook. just get your mooching rigs and troll a plug cut herring. they have a great lodge and services including boat rentals. boston whalers i believe. but the nooks get up to 100 lbs there. nice place. common fish in the 30-65 pound range. i would also check out the tribs over there. like the campell river lotta nooks in there. hope this helps. -Anthoney
 
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Rivers Intlet is a beautiful place loaded with chinook. just get your mooching rigs and troll a plug cut herring. they have a great lodge and services including boat rentals. boston whalers i believe. but the nooks get up to 100 lbs there. nice place. common fish in the 30-65 pound range. i would also check out the tribs over there. like the campell river lotta nooks in there. hope this helps. -Anthoney

+1 on Rivers inlet. The guys I know that have been have said the lodge is fantastic, the guides know whats up and actually TEACH you how to do it and then you can go out in your own boat, fish however you want. I checked into a trip a few years ago..mid week was $500 bucks for 4 days 2 days guided for two people, including meals and the air taxi in from Vancouver B.C...Don't know about now though. They have Kenai Quality fish, with less pressure.
 
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I'd go to Barclay Sound on Vancouver Island. There is a beatiful island with a campground. Great fishing for Rockfish from camp and the salmon spot is just on the other side of the island. Great little spot.
 
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+1 on Rivers inlet. The guys I know that have been have said the lodge is fantastic, the guides know whats up and actually TEACH you how to do it and then you can go out in your own boat, fish however you want. I checked into a trip a few years ago..mid week was $500 bucks for 4 days 2 days guided for two people, including meals and the air taxi in from Vancouver B.C...Don't know about now though. They have Kenai Quality fish, with less pressure.




Thats exactly what I'm looking for. I have been to the Kenai/Russian confluence before, but there are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to many peeps for me.

thanks:D
 
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update-

I will be going with my pops and he isn't going to be down for long hours on the water. Rivers inlet would be cool if he was willing to stay out on the boat with me, and I can't really drive and fight fish at the same time:(

So any other suggestions for HUGE plentiful nooks in canada or alaska?
 
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I would suggest fining the lovers lane hole on the Kenai just behind the Soldotna Bed and Breakfast on Lovers Lane. I like fishing there because it is away from all the crowds of people. There is also the Don Juan restaurant on the Kenai. It is about a half mile away from lover’s lane and has public parking lot vs. having to park on the street next to the bed and breakfast.

I have a couple buddies that own land along the Kenai which made it pretty easy to fish away from the crowds. Anyway fishing in AK is probably one of my favorites because you can fish just about anywhere and catch fish.

There are also some great lodges and lakes near the Russian? Kenai confluence. We use to always cross right there and fish from the island in the middle. Good time being young and able to do that kind of stuff
 
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Actually I take the last recommendation back because this one is better and closer. My new "if I could fish anywhere" recommend would be to fish Seaside only because I knocked the trout dead in the high mountain streams this week while on Vacation earlier this week. I only kept two large trout that where about 15 inches each.

While I was close to seaside I saw several boats docking on the beach and at least one pod of wales feeding in the breaker waves. My border collie/husky dog (nellie) and I where jumping waves and having fun swimming when an onlooker waved us down from the beach. I later found out she was waving to indicate that it appeared that wales where feeding in the breaker waves. I almost grabbed my fishing pole to catch what they where eatin but instead grabbed the binoculars and watched while the wales moved south. This was a very unique experience

This was the biggest and best week of the summer by far.

Just so you know where my preferences are when I go out and fishing...I had a chance to go on a 33 hour grind for tuna (25 limit per person with 13 people) but passed it up. The next day I could have gone to West port to fish but passed. Then I could have gone on a four day fishing trip but said no.

Here2fish I would give Seaside and the mountain streams some time to recover because I got into a lot of fish so many that it is going to take some time for the fishery to recover! But I wish you the best of luck in your search for the perfect spot.
 

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