Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)
Sheltered and calm waters peppered with islands make Sidney an easy fave with anglers.
The presence of needlefish by the hundreds of thousands brings hungry chinook salmon and enables year-round salmon fishing. Reefs and kelp beds make the area ideal for halibut and other bottom fish. The great Sidney fishing grounds begin just steps from the dock.
What to Catch
Chinook salmon up to 27kg/60lb, coho salmon up to 13kg/30lb, halibut up to 90kg/200lb and lingcod up to 18kg/40lb are four good reasons to pack a rod and ply Sidney's coastline. The chinook is known as "king" salmon in the US.
Landing the Tyee
Catch one over 13.61kg/30lb and it's the "tyee", in Native parlance, the fisherman's grail. Reel in a tyee and join the great BC fishing club at the top.
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121 George Hills Way
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Come experience the adventure of a lifetime aboard the Thunder 1. World-class salmon & halibut fishing, spectacular whale watching, marine life viewing & gourmet meals all await you aboard your private yacht in the pristine wilderness of Northern BC. 3 & 4 day all-inclusive live-aboard charters depart from Prince Rupert from May to September. Accommodations are available for up to 6 guests aboard the Thunder 1, a 15.7 m (52 ft) trawler. Your crew & vessel are certified by the Coast Guard every year. Great Bear Rainforest & custom cruises also available. Please visit our website for pictures & details.
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1119 Wharf St
Victoria, British Columbia
SpringTide's 61' Marauder IV provides the perfect platform for whale viewing & photography with 360° viewing decks and a terrific sound system to capture underwater vocalizations. Expert Biologists provide informative lectures, while you enjoy free hot beverages, comfortable indoor/outdoor seating and spacious washroom facilities. Charter Marauder for your private events.
Just for the thrill of it, suit-up for a Zodiac tour! Naturalist interpretations throughout your excursion covering biology & behaviour of whales, marine mammals & birds.
3 hour tours are also from April through October. Day trips, including transportation and/or hotels are available from Vancouver & Seattle.
Sportfishing charters available on a 42' sportfish yacht.