Tuna Fishing in Kyuquot Sound
Kyuquot Sound is exceptionally well situated to take advantage of the Canadian Albacore tuna fishery. Tuna tend to follow warm water currents, and they usually appear within our territory in late August and September, but on occasion can appear as early as July.
The Fishing Grounds
Tuna fishing typically requires a 25 mile run offshore in order to get to the fishing grounds. Fishing in the bluewater requires us to take greater safety precautions than fishing closer to shore. We base our fishing decision purely on the current and forecasted offshore weather conditions at the time of departure.
We take your safety very seriously and we cannot guarantee that the weather will be favorable for the offshore journey. If going offshore is not feasible due to weather we will spend the day targeting other species of local fish.
Tuna are a unique and unpredictable fish that are located in a potentially volatile environment. We follow ocean temperature charts to predict the availability and location of the tuna. 2-6 jigs are dragged behind the boat, and the boat trolls at a fairly quick speed, between 5 and 9 mph.