North of Desolation Sound: Rip Fishing

  

Overview

Explore a British Columbia that few people have seen. Surround yourself with majestic scenery, abundant wildlife and plenty of fishing opportunities. To the east of Campbell River and just north of Desolation Sound you’ll find a large network of tidal channels and inlets home to both resident and migrating Salmon. Go mooching in deep inlets or find a spot in a tidal rip to catch a passing Chinook, and don’t forget to drop a Prawn trap on the way.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: East Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon, Shellfish
SEASONS:
CONDITIONS:Protected waters, but tidal conditions require careful navigation. Guided charters and experienced boaters recommended.
ACCESSIBILITY:Remote. Flights from Vancouver or Victoria. Comox is a popular base for exploring the area, and is located 1 ½ hours north of Nanaimo via Highway 19.
LENGTH:Half Day, Full Day, Multi Day
GUIDED:Self-Guided, Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$
TOURISM: HelloBC  
SERVICES:Services and amenities vary, but are typical of small, rural North American towns.
EXPERIENCES:Kayaking and wildlife viewing, especially for whales and bears. World class, luxury lodging available in the area.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT

WEATHER
WEATHER

Mon, Dec 10

9°C

 

Tue, Dec 11

10°C

 

Wed, Dec 12

8°C

 

Thu, Dec 13

9°C

 

Fri, Dec 14

9°C

LUNAR
Wind

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this afternoon except southeast 35 northwest of Estevan Point.

Tides

Low: 08:06

High: 13:42

Low: 20:46

High: 03:34

*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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