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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. [...]

2022-04-18T16:23:27-07:00April 18, 2022|
  • Big Fish!

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! [...]

2022-02-12T13:27:36-08:00February 12, 2022|

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. [...]

2022-02-12T13:15:52-08:00January 13, 2022|
  • 2 men proudly stand beside their catch of the day, at least 7 large salmon hang beside them at the scale!

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. [...]

2021-11-30T16:52:12-08:00November 29, 2021|

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 with the sole purpose of using our own resources to start a private hatchery program to raise these giant Chinook/King salmon [...]

2021-10-29T09:44:51-07:00October 21, 2021|

Family Fishing Adventure

Family Fishing Adventure So great Dad and I got to spend quality time together & we sure caught lots of fish. Every summer my dad and I went on a fishing trip to a salmon fishing lodge in British Columbia, Canada, and it was the highlight of my year. We actually didn’t go on any other fishing trips at all except this one to Canada every July. Dad was busy and travelled [...]

2021-10-21T16:25:39-07:00July 12, 2021|
  • A father and son stand under the Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club sign proudly holding up their massive Chum Salmon

The Legend of Rivers Inlet BC – Fishing with my Dad

Long time father and son guests Scottye & Si with a hard fighting wide-eyed chum salmon with classic green colouring & tiger strip markings. The Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club, on the rugged and remote central coast of British Columbia, has always had a special place in my mind as a mythical trophy salmon destination. [...]

2021-10-21T16:26:48-07:00June 19, 2021|

Recon Mission to Our Fishing Lodge in Rivers Inlet BC

We just returned from a quick two-day trip into our all-inclusive salmon fishing lodge in British Columbia located in Rivers Inlet on the BC Central Coast. We did to a “recon mission” to see how things are holding up at the fishing lodge after sitting idle for 22 months in the harsh BC coastal rainforest marine environment. [...]

2021-10-21T16:27:47-07:00June 10, 2021|
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