Fishing Report Summer 2023

This 50 lb. monster Chinook/King salmon was our biggest of the season.

This 50 lb. monster Chinook/King salmon was our biggest of the season.

The 2023 season is over & what an amazing one it was. Overall, we had fine, sunny weather & incredible fishing with some record catches right from our season’s start in late June until our close at the beginning of September. The lodge has now been towed cross Rivers Inlet to our calm, protected winter moorage in Sunshine Bay. We are taking bookings for the 2024 season, so please contact us today if you plan to join us on your own memorable fishing adventure.

We started the 2023 season’s fishing at end of June/early-July period. It was consistently very good for Chinook/king salmon fishing just a short boat ride from the lodge. This trend continued for the remainder of the season, with the best fishing minutes away at nearby Bull Island, Kevin’s Corner & The Wall. We did occasionally go to other favorite fishing spots a bit further afield from the lodge like Cranstown Point & Calvert Island.

Guests used many styles of terminal tackle & this year had great success using the different styles of spoons. Having said that, the biggest fish & the most consistently successful set-up was with our standard flasher & hoochie.

We also re-discovered a popular fishing spot, Dimpsey Point across on the North side of Rivers Inlet. There is a shelf with a drop-off there that goes from 100-300 ft. where the salmon like to school. The largest Chinook/king of the season was 50 lbs. & was caught at this spot & guided by longtime guide Ryan. It came on a blue hoochie & disco flasher.
The largest coho/silver was 16 lbs. on our standard issue green flasher & white hoochie.
Another success story from this past season was the halibut & lingcod fishing. We have never seen so many medium sized halibut between 30-60 lbs. & so many limits of tasty lingcod as well. The largest halibut was 76 lbs. & the largest Lingcod was 36 lbs. Lots of guest fish boxes left the lodge full of fileted & vacuum-packed & even whole fish – let the BBQing begin! Many guests chose to send part of their salmon to St. Jean’s Cannery for processing. Usually, the cannery takes about 2 months to process the orders. If you have any questions about your order, please email St. Jean’s directly at info@stjeans.com.

Thanks again to all of our guests who joined us for Season 40 in 2023. If you were not able to take advantage of the amazing fishing we had this past season, now is the time to plan your 2024 fishing adventure.

Contact us today to get your choice of the best available dates.
Book now to secure our 2023 regular rates.
Call/Text 604-938-3677 Email: info@riversinlet.com
Tight Lines, Simon, Stephanie, Barbara, Cathy & the RISC Crew.