News from the Lodge
Catch Reports and other Items of Interest
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September 19, 2018
25 lb. chinook salmon landed today as we were out trolling for coho. Interesting to find out that there are still chinook around this late in September.
In the Wakeman River, got reacquainted with the thrill of hooking cohos (silver salmon) on the fly. The take feels like the fly hit a cement wall and then feel the power and speed as the fish runs you up and down the river. The Wakeman is awesome in September. Classified waters, limited rod days and as remote as you’d want!
We’re pleased to announce that Blackfish Lodge has been granted the only park use permit for the Hunwadi/Ahnuhati conservancy area. We’re excited to add this to our inventory of exclusive fly-fishing water. With a great estuary fishery for searun cutthroat and a river loaded with salmon from mid-summer to early fall, you’ll enjoy being the only anglers fishing one of the last, pristine, never been logged river valleys on the central B.C. coast.
Many of our guests travel to Blackfish Lodge in the summer months via our direct Seattle floatplane connection. For the 2019 season, this service will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
When the service from Seattle ends, plus other factors (kids back in school, etc.), our guest count often dwindles after that point. BUT….if you’re a freshwater (fly or spinning gear) angler, there is some world-class fishing to be had in September and even into early October. And, you can still get to Blackfish Lodge relatively easily via Vancouver BC and Port Hardy, though with the added hop. The past five years have seen a wonderfully consistent resurgence of the runs of coho and pink salmon into the streams and rivers that we fish. And, of course where there are salmon spawning, there are also hungry rainbow and native cutthroat trout! The fishing in these waters has been spectacular. Our guides have had the times of their lives, but there have been far too few guests around to share it with. Numbers of fish have easily run into the double digits per day per angler. So, consider an early fall freshwater fishing trip. You’ll not regret it.
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