Salmon fishing is popular throughout British Columbia but is most prevalent in Ucuelet and Vancouver Island.
Most salmon in the region can be caught throughout the summer months almost anywhere in British Columbia. Coho, in particular, tends to run toward the end of June through late September, and the large King or Chinook salmon run inland in rivers between August and September.
Some of the most sought-after salmon types in the area include Chinook, Coho and the Sockeye. Some of the trophy fish can weigh as much as 70 pounds.
Salmon fishing in inland lakes and rivers can be caught by wading or by using more lightweight fly rods from the shorelines. Deep sea fishing is prevalent off the Pacific coastline and may require a more heavy-duty rod such as a plugging rod.
Good salmon-catching lures include flash trap spinners, plugs, jet divers, crank baits, swim, jerk and top water baits.
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