Gear, Guides, and Excitement Included!
British Columbia fishing is noted for its excellent variety. All of the local streams, rivers, and lakes are fishable using conventional gear. Trout fishing, salmon fishing, and dolly varden fishing are all very productive. All fish respond extremely well to a cast lure. Equipped with single, barbless hooks, different varieties of spinners and spoons can provide incredible action.
Freshwater fishing spots are located within a 20-50 minute boat ride from the lodge. Some of these spots require short to moderate hikes, so guests should have the appropriate physical mobility necessary to reach these locations. Blackfish Lodge is licensed and insured for all freshwater fishing.
TV / Wi-Fi
There is no TV, but in-lodge wifi internet access is provided.
Each private room has a queen and single bed plus a shower-equipped bathroom.
The lodge’s maximum capacity is 4-6 adult guests
Guided floating and wading on the Wakeman River. © Chris Cardenas, 2016
Our region is home to native coastal cutthroat trout and some rainbows. The cutthroat can live as a resident variety in the freshwater or as the searun variety. Trout, salmon, and dollies will take a spinner or spoon aggressively. A #2 or #3 Mepps or Roostertail type spinner or a medium to medium-small spoon will work well.
Casting from the shore into beautiful pools provides a change of pace
Wakeman River Trip
We highly recommend the full day float trip down the Wakeman River. Designated as Class 2 Classified Waters by the BC government, we are one of only two lodges authorized to fish the spectacularly beautiful and legendary Wakeman. Rarely will you see other anglers. Clear in the spring and turning to a striking jade green color in the mid and late summer, the Wakeman has very often been noted as the highlight of our guests´ trip.
Your Wakeman day starts off with a 50-minute boat ride from the lodge to lovely Kingcome Inlet and then up Wakeman Sound to the mouth of the river. The float trip starts with a short truck ride up the river to your put-in spot. You and your guide will fish innumerable pools and runs. After hooking salmon, trout, or dollies (depending on the season), you’ll come back to the lodge for another great dinner.
Setting the hook on a Coho
The silver and pink salmon runs in both the small streams and Wakeman River can provide some of the most exciting, fish-’til-your-arms-fall-off fishing you’ve ever had.
Should you want even more variety and excitement, with advance notice, floatplane and/or helicopter charters can be arranged (significant extra charges apply) that will take you right from the lodge to fish nearby pristine and rarely fished lakes and streams.
Blackfish Lodge has one 21´ Grady-White, and two 19´ open “Boston Whaler” type boats. Each boat is fully equipped with GPS, downrigger gear, depth sounders, and quiet, smokeless 4-cycle trolling motors. Personal floatation devices are provided for all guests. All licenses, guest use of any tackle, bait and fuel are included in our rates.
We do provide spinning gear for our guests´ use. However, if you have a favorite fishing setup, you’re welcome to bring it it along. See the Things You Will Need section.
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