July 21, 2017 –
As we move into the 3rd week of our season, fishing has been typical of the waters here in Kyuquot that many know are amongst the best in the Pacific. With the “inside” fishery now open past July 15, anglers have been able to fish salmon at local spots like Thorton Islands and Spring Island (how can you not fish a spot called “Spring Island”?) with much success. Limits of chinook are the norm with most fish hitting the dock ranging in the 16 – 25 lb range. We’ve started to see a few coho showing up now as well.
Bottom fishing has been good in the outside areas like Crazy Hole, Whale Tail and off The Reef. There have more halibut found closer in though out off of West Rock.
Weather has been nothing short of fantastic (until today) this summer with the prevailing NW winds providing sunshine and there have more calm days here than I recall from past years which is awesome. However, we just had a storm move in last night that is more typical of a winter blast with heavy winds and rain. Everyone toughed it out though this morning and were rewarded with some nice fish. Good thing it’s going to blow through and get back to normal tomorrow with the seas quieting down in the afternoon and the long range looks great again with typical summer sunshine!
We are excited to be hosting Reel West Coast next week who will filming the local area for Destinations BC and showcasing everything that Walters Cove Resort and the surrounding Kyuquot area has to offer:
Rich cultural history
Amazing scenery and wildlife
Great Service and Hospitality
Great food, and of course:
Stay tuned to find out when you can view the finished product over the winter on various TV networks. Our social media outlets will be providing trailers and sneak peeks so follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Trip Advisor!
I’ve been watching the warmer offshore waters creep closer to our area so it shouldn’t be too long and we could have a shot at adding albacore tuna to our list of fish available to catch! Stay tuned!
We still have some limited spots available for this season so don’t delay and drop us a note through our website or call me directly at the lodge at 250.332.5274.
Until next week,
Tight Lines! Terry Schultz General Manager