Fishing Resorts

What is a fishing Resort?

Fishing Resorts usually have built in areas that had great fishing at one time, though they still may have decent salmon fishing. If the area's salmon fishing declines, the resort still keeps trying to market their premier fishing by showing pictures from past years. There are many places that can't produce the same numbers of as Whether you are staying in the bahamas and catching sailfish or staying in British Colombia trying to catch King Salmon, fishing resorts are always close to the action. Most the time you can get great rates during the beginning and end of the fishing season. Shop around and make sure you look into booking a great local fishing guide. While most Fishing Resorts in BC are great for accomodations, they usually don't provide as good of a fishing experience. If you are going to find a resort, make sure it is one in the Charlottes. Many of the other areas have greatly declined.

The best areas in BC are Ucluelet, Prince Rupert, the Charlottes, and Winter Harbour. Areas like Rivers Inlet, Campbell River and anywhere on the east side of Vancouver Island have greatly declined. Many of the salmon swimming on the west coast of Vancouver Island are from US rivers and since the US has kept up it salmon enhancement, areas such as Ucluelet benefit greatly and Ucluelet may have the best fishing of any area on the coast.




Picking the right Guide!

Picking the right guide can be a challenge. Knowledge is power in this game. Find a guide that seems extremely knowledgable about the area. He or she should be able to tell which spots are good and which ones are not. They should be able to explain their bait choices and why. They should also know the various depths to set the lines to and be able to give you a rundown of how they got the knowledge. Good fishing stories can be very telling. If they mention how they had to modify weights, lines, hooks, bait, time of day, temperature, and any other details about the area the better the chance that you have found a good guide.

Ask about the boat!

Most people don't think about the boat. They are probably grateful they are able to go on a dream vacation and don't bother to worry about how big or comfortable the boat is. The problem is when you are out fishing for several hours you eventually need to go to the restroom. You also may want to sit down on nice chairs after reeling in a large fish and your arms are recovering. Either way try to get in boats that are at least 25' to 26' long and include a bathroom. It may be a small detail now, but when your out fishing its the one of the biggest.