Kyuquot Summer 2017 Fishing Report

AMAZING season!

Summer Kyuquot 2017 Tyee   This season has been nothing short of epic! Limits of Chinook and Halibut have been easily attained over the trips as the weather has been on our side for most of the season.

Fishing both offshore and nearshore have been excellent.  Halibut sizes have been good too. Ling Cod fishing has also been great. Lots of humpback whales, bait, birds and feed.  The entire ecosystem is at high abundance in the Kyuquot area this summer.

The photo above was just one of some really nice sized Chinook hitting the docks this past week. This one almost tipped 40 pounds on the scale!


This season Kyuquot has seen the same salmon fishing regulations as 2016 which worked very well for the fish and the fishermen.  The benefits are two fold. First; more protection for local Kyuquot Chinook has been designed with the closure of Rugged Point. This specific area is known to hold big dark Chinook staging to head up inlet.

On the other side of the coin, an area previously managed as a slot limit, has now been opened up to normal limits of Chinook. The area from Thornton Island through Spring Island through Double Rocks are previously know as the "corridor".  With big runs coming through, increased opportunities in this area will allow anglers to access those abundant migrating Chinook!

Halibut limits also remain the same as last year. The large fish can be up to 133cm (70 pounds -ish) and the small one no greater than 83cm.


This year Kyuquot is selling out fast and with this incredible news its a season you really want to be a part of.

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