The world’s best salmon fishing is found here on the west coast of Vancouver Island
Boasting some of the best in BC salmon fishing, and located on the northwestern shore of Vancouver Island in Kyuquot Sound, Rugged Point Lodge is only minutes away from local hotspots, Spring Island, and the Salmon Highway – the 50 Fathom edge – an excellent inshore and offshore fishery.
Ample, consistent, and endlessly satisfying – simply the best of BC salmon fishing! Only two miles from our dock at Spring Island lies the most incredible Chinook fishing. Our remote, unspoiled location provides easy access to the Salmon Highway where migrating Chinook begin their swim inland to return to their home rivers. Nearby Kyuquot Ridge features reefs, rock piles and gravel bars where salmon swim year-round.
Our expert guides will use their knowledge, experience, and techniques to suit the season to ensure your BC salmon fishing adventure is both fun and fruitful.
There are always salmon in Kyuquot Sound! There are no salmon closures in our area! Salmon is open all season (you don’t have to worry about those darn orca’s).
Majority of our guests will limit out on Chinook Salmon.
What types of BC salmon will you find?
Alternatively referred to as Spring or King salmon given how large they can grow. This big fish tends to be 20 pounds on average and can be identified by the small round spots on their back, dorsal fin, and tail. Chinook is known for its ivory to deep-red hued flesh, moderately firm texture, and a rich, full flavour.
Chinook all season from June – September
Averaging around 6 to 12 pounds, Coho tends to run between mid-summer and early autumn. With spots above their lateral line and upper lobe, the Coho flesh is a vibrant reddish-orange, has a versatile flavour with fine yet firm textured flesh.
Coho usually arrive in August
Chinook limits are 2 per day (4 possession). Total salmon limits are 8 per person (including other species (Coho).
The friendly and knowledgeable fishing guides – licensed and fully trained – of Rugged Point Lodge want you to have the very best BC salmon fishing adventure possible! Our fishing trips are all fully-guided to ensure an exciting and satisfying fishing experience. You will be taken to the very best and most fertile fishing grounds in the region.
Our safe and comfortable fishing boat fleet consists of five Grady White Boats, two 28ft Sailfish and three 23 ft Gulfstreams. Our boats are all fully guided with all the gear you need, included. All Rugged Point Lodge boats are similarly equipped to include islander MR3 reels and Penn International Halibut reels.