It’s the time of year to hang the “gone fishing” sign in your cubicle and head for British Columbia for the best salmon fishing anywhere in the world. You could, of course, pack up your gear, selecting the fishing rods and tackle you think will get the job done, or you could hire a BC salmon fishing charter instead of trying to do it yourself.
Whether you’re going for halibut or salmon, a fishing charter will supply everything you need, including necessary equipment and licenses. These guides will show you where the fish are likely to be found, what kind of lures attract them, and casting methods to make certain you haul in your maximum. Additionally, almost all charters are connected to halibut or salmon fishing lodges, all of which include luxury accommodations, easy access to the water and exceptional meals. Most will even provide a cooler with tasty lunch treats to take with you on the boat.
Haida Gwaii, originally called the Queen Charlotte Islands, is among the most beautiful areas of British Columbia and consists of a series of about 150 islands that make up the archipelago. Situated between Vancouver and Alaska, they are separated from the mainland by the Hecate Strait and are positioned directly on the salmon migration route to their spawning grounds. The Kings make their long trip between April and November, making for an extensive, trophy-filled fishing season. And, if the fish aren’t enough to capture a fisher’s attention, the guides at your halibut fishing lodge can help you find some of the biggest specimens of that species anywhere.
Even if you only have one or two avid fishermen in your group, there are enough other pursuits in the B.C. region to keep everyone in your group busily entertained. The abundance of wooded areas is the habitat of dozens of species of animals, including bears and deer. During the springtime, an alert person can spy newly born cubs and fawns on their first outings, while birdwatchers will spy eagles among many smaller feathered friends. The surrounding waters include otters, whales and everything between, to the daily joy of kids and parents alike. The woods also provide superb hiking trails where native flora and fauna abound and can be examined at leisure. For those whose preference is less strenuous, there are excellent golf courses, art galleries and spas to be enjoyed; and for people whose interests lie in local history, a visit to Ninstints is a must, since it is the home of the most complete collection of totem poles in North America.
All things being equal, few vacations are as satisfying as a stay at a B.C. fishing lodge for both fishermen and their families.
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