DO I NEED A GUIDE? – SALMON FISHING GEAR & TECHNIQUE
This is one of the most common questions that we get when people are researching about salmon fishing trips in BC. Most of our guests are successful on their own with our training & mentoring. We do daily seminars, the technique is easy to master & the fishing is nearby the lodge in calm waters. However, booking a guide for part or all of your trip will certainly accelerate your understanding of how to be to successful catching BC salmon. [...]
Downriggers or Mooching for Salmon in Rivers Inlet?
Back in the 80’s when the Kelly Family started the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC), there were no downriggers used in Rivers Inlet. They are still not allowed in our “Chinook Special Management Zone” at the Head of Rivers Inlet where only mooching with herring is permitted & anglers can only harvest 1 Chinook/day & 2 per season. For most of RISC’s 39-year history, we only fished for salmon using the skilled, but easily learned technique known as “motor-mooching” with a cut-plug herring. [...]
Fishing Technique – Luck vs. Skill?
Fishing is a unique sport in that there is a delicate balance of luck & skill. However, after over 50 years of fishing & guiding it seems the more effort you put into the details the “luckier” you get! [...]
Late Summer Northern Coho Fishing
One of the biggest questions we get when guests are planning a fishing trip with us at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club is should I come in July or August & what is the difference? In a nutshell, we can have our best fishing on any given day during our brief eight-week summer season. [...]
When Is The Best Time To Go Salmon Fishing In BC?
Q - When is the best time to go salmon fishing in BC? A - The best time to go salmon fishing in BC is the summer. At the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club, we make it easy for our guests to time their trip to maximize fishing opportunities. We do this by only operating during July & August when the various salmon runs in our area are at their peak. [...]
Rivers Inlet Salmon Hatchery History
Rivers Inlet Salmon Hatchery History Almost forty years ago, the Lodge owners in our area decided that we needed to take things into our own hands & enhance the salmon runs in our area using our own initiative. We formed an association of lodges on the central B.C. coast [...]