ALL INCLUSIVE TRIPS & PACKAGES

Find the perfect salmon fishing lodge for you and your group. We are pleased to offer all-inclusive fishing packages to the top saltwater lodges in BC. Read more…

SALTWATER CHARTERS & GUIDES IN BC

A great day on the water is easy with our BC salmon charter info and listings. Choose from charters on Vancouver Island or other regions of BC’s coast. Read more…

BC’S PREMIER SALMON FISHING LODGE

The ultimate saltwater fishing experience is at Langara Island, located on BC’s north coast. All-inclusive lodge packages for salmon & halibut. Read more…

WHERE’S THE BEST SALMON FISHING IN BC?

WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU FIND IT!

Hi there, thanks for visiting our salmon page. There are lots of options when it comes to saltwater fishing in BC. We’re here to narrow down the best salmon fishing trips and make sure you get the experience you’re looking for at the price that suits you. In terms of fishing options, there are two  routes you can go to get into some excellent salmon and halibut fishing; all-inclusive lodges or guided day charters.  Lodges are the best option if you’re coming to BC specifically to go salmon fishing. Guided day charters are great if you’re just wanting to get out for a day and are the most affordable.
I’ve spent 20 years saltwater salmon guiding on BC coast and put this information together to help you get a BC salmon fishing trip planned that won’t disappoint.  Nowadays I guide at Langara Island Lodge, arguably the best saltwater salmon fishing destination on the Pacific, but there’s lots of other great options in BC. Below you’ll find options for the trip to give you the best salmon fishing in BC, thanks for the visit!
Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

PICKING THE RIGHT TRIP FOR YOU

LODGE OR CHARTER?

The first step in finding a salmon fishing trip that suits you is deciding if you’d like an all-inclusive lodge package or a day trip with a guided salmon charter.
BC has many salmon fishing lodges that offer all-inclusive fishing packages that combine accommodations and fishing. Lodge packages will get you into the most secluded areas of BC’s coast. Charter operations are found in almost all coastal communities and town. You can book one day, or a combination of days and there are usually accommodation options close if you’d like to combine a few days of fishing.
Once you decide on what style of trip you’d like then you can start narrowing down areas in BC that will offer you the best fishing. Some areas offer more consistent fishing than others, so doing a little research prior to your trip, or contacting guys like us, will ensure success. Not all areas and not all operators are equal.
Choosing a BC salmon fishing trip that suits you really comes down to budget and timing. All-inclusive lodge packages range from $3500-$6500 CAD per person. Day charters hover in the $800-$1500 CAD range, depending on group size. More information on salmon fishing lodges and salmon charters below…

LOCATION IS KEY

THE TOP SPOTS TO GO

The first step in finding a salmon fishing trip that suits you is deciding if you’d like an all-inclusive lodge package or a day trip with a charter operation.
BC has many salmon fishing lodges that offer all-inclusive fishing packages that combine accommodations and fishing. Lodge packages will get you into the most secluded areas of BC’s coast. Charter operations are found in almost all coastal communities and town. You can book one day, or a combination of days and there are usually accommodation options close if you’d like to combine a few days of fishing.
Once you decide on what style of trip you’d like then you can start narrowing down areas in BC that will offer you the best fishing. Some areas offer more consistent fishing than others, so doing a little research prior to your trip, or contacting guys like us, will ensure success. Not all areas and not all operators are equal.
Choosing a BC salmon fishing trip that suits you really comes down to budget and timing. All-inclusive lodge packages range from $3500-$6500 CAD per person. Day charters hover in the $800-$1500 CAD range, depending on group size. More information on salmon fishing lodges and salmon charters below…

LODGE PACKAGES

HOW TO CHOOSE 

BC’s coast is dotted with all-inclusive salmon fishing lodges. Most of these lodge packages include air transportation from Vancouver, guided fishing, accommodations and meals. These trips are the best option if you’re looking for a remote BC salmon fishing experience and the best possible fishing. It is also the best option if you’re looking for an easy getaway, with all aspects of your travel and fishing taken care of in one package. Lodges packages are generally offered from late May to early September.
The downside to the lodge program is they don’t fit all budgets, starting price for a 3-4 day trip is in the $3500+ CAD price range, so not suited for everyone. Remember, there is a lot of value in these trips, you definitely get what you pay for. If you’re on a time constraint most lodges have a set schedule, with specific arrival and departure days.
The most popular lodges are in Haida Gwaii. This region offers the longest season and most often the best fishing. Langara Island Lodge and Escott Sport Fishing are two of the area’s most popular salmon fishing lodges. There are also lodges on BC’s north and central coast as well as Vancouver Island. Contact us for more info and insight on BC’s salmon fishing lodges, we’re happy to chat fishing!

You came here looking for the best salmon fishing in BC, and without a doubt there’s not an area on the coast that offers the saltwater salmon fishing that Langara Island does. Langara Island is a small island on the northern tip of Haida Gwaii. Haida Gwaii is a larger set of islands off of BC’s northern coast.

Why is Langara Island such a hot spot for salmon fishing? Geographically it is the first major feeding station for most of BC’s salmon as they come off of open ocean. The rich waters teem with marine life, including thousands of tons of needlefish and herring, a salmon’s two favourite food sources. The fishing done at Langara Island is the old school style of weight and bait mooching fishing, the truly classic way to salmon fish on BC’s coast and definitely the most fun way to catch these spectacular fish!

Along with the best salmon fishing in BC, Langara Island also boast spectacular bottom fishing for halibut and a lodge that is world class. Langara Island Lodge will have you staying in ultimate comfort, with excellent facilities, first class accommodations, service and dining. It really is the ultimate in a BC salmon fishing trip. If you’re interested in Langara send us an email and we’ll get back to you with seasonal availability and more information.

SALMON CHARTERS

WHAT TO CONSIDER

If you’re looking for the most flexible and affordable BC salmon fishing options then you’ll want to think about organizing a day trip charter with one of BC’s many charter operators. The best drive-to salmon fishing locations are generally on Vancouver Island, but there’s very good salmon fishing right from Vancouver, that will be your most affordable trip.
Almost all the small towns on Vancouver Island have salmon fishing charter operators, offering day trips to go salmon fishing and in some places halibut fishing. One Vancouver Island we offer charter trips to a few areas where you’ll find the best fishing, including Tofino on Vancouver Island’s central west coast, Port Hardy on Vancouver Island’s northern tip, Campbell River on Vancouver Island’s central east coast and Comox on southern Vancouver Island.
What are some smart things to consider when booking a charter? Make sure you ask for an up-to-date fishing report. Inquire about how they package fish for transportation home. Check if there are bathrooms onboard. Double check their cancellation policy and ask about who will be guiding you. Reputable salmon charter operators will be happy to answer those questions prior to you trip!

HOW ABOUT HALIBUT?

HALIBUT FISHING IN BC

We talk a lot about salmon fishing, but British Columbia also has some spectacular halibut fishing. If you’re looking for the best BC halibut fishing they put your sights to BC’s northern coast, Haida Gwaii or the west coast and northern tip of Vancouver Island. These areas will offer the best fishing for halibut and other ground fish.

You can currently can keep one (1) halibut per day and have a total of two (2) possession. This means you can go home with a maximum of two (2) halibut. There are slot limits for halibut in BC, these change from year to year, but usually include an ‘under’ and an ‘over’ halibut. The slot limits are subject to change and are put in place by the Federal Government of Canada.
If you’re shopping around for a saltwater fishing trip in British Columbia, ask about halibut fishing. It can be a huge bonus while fishing, giving you some wonderful white meat to take home. Fishing for halibut is one of the big draws of why many folks come to the British Columbia coast and they can be a lot of fun to catch, big halibut cork over rods and pump out line!

For more info on BC halibut fishing, have a look at our blog and the The Six Most Asked Halibut Questions We Get.

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