Fishing at Barkley Sound
The Barkley Sound is renowned for its natural splendor and seclusion. Being accessible only by boat or floatplane, The Barkley Sound Lodge is truly one of the most unique and sought-after fishing lodges in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to assuring you an incredibly relaxed stay, this seclusion promises some of British Columbia’s finest salmon, halibut and lingcod fishing year after year.
A key component to your ultimate fishing and eco-experience is our commitment to your safety. Our highly experienced guides know these waters intimately and share a passion and deep respect for the ocean. So, you can enjoy the ride and take in the majestic surroundings while you reel ‘em in on one of our fully equipped 23 – 26 foot Grady-White cabin cruisers. Complete with professional rods & reels, tackle and bait the hull is designed to easily navigate big water while providing unparalleled stability and comfort.
Our fishing season runs from May through September while the shoulder seasons vary each year according to Mother Nature. There are always fish to be found in Barkley Sound!
Barkley Sound Fishing Map
Mayne Bay1 of 19
Sail Rock2 of 19
Harbour Entrance3 of 19
Ucluelet4 of 19
Bamfield5 of 19 LS
Salmon7 of 19 S
Salmon8 of 19 S
Salmon9 of 19 S
Salmon10 of 19 S
Salmon11 of 19 S
Salmon12 of 19 L
Lingcod13 of 19 L
Lingcod14 of 19 L
Lingcod15 of 19 H
Halibut16 of 19 H
Halibut17 of 19 H
Halibut18 of 19
Barkley Sound Lodge19 of 19
Types of Fish found in Barkley Sound
(aka Spring, King, or Tyee when over 30 lbs)
Chinook are abundant in June through August.
Size ranges from 10-20 lbs early in the season to 20-40+ lbs in late season.
Coho are the most abundant from mid July through to the end of the season.
Size ranges from 5-10 lbs early in the season to 10-20+ lbs late season.
Sockeye are most abundant from mid June through July.
Size ranges from 4-8+ lbs.
Halibut are most abundant early in our fishing season.
Size ranges from 15-30 lbs on average, however 100+ lbs is possible with this species.
Lingcod can be found throughout the season and are often abundant during the shoulder seasons.
Size ranges dramatically from 4-40+ lbs. On average, 5-15 lbs.
Remember all fish are subject to species specific regulations that change year to year. Our guides will always be up to date with these regulations.