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Campbell River!-Where else can you have world-class consistent Salmon fishing in protected waters,open year-round? Tall Tale Charters, with more than 25 years experience,is an established sport fishing company using only courteous professional guides to ensure a memorable fishing experience.

The Tidal waters of Discovery passage/Campbell River area are constantly changing, providing new opportunities each and every tide. Your guides at Tall Tale Charters are on top of the prime tides and times for fishing, providing you with the best opportunities possible.

November Through March is "Winter Spring" season, These Chinook Salmon are mostly resident fish averaging 9-20 lbs.Generally fished early morning, considered by some to be the best eating fish of all!

April and early May are excellent "Inlet fishing months", Chinook Salmon follow baitfish up and around the local pristine inlets providing some fantastic fishing opportunities. This is also our favorite time of the year for picking oysters and clams as well as prawning. The inlet trips need a minimum of at least one day,as it is about a 1 hour plus run to the best spots. There is limited accommodations available up these inlets, but we would be happy to arrange. If this trip is something you are interested in please call for a custom package.

Steve Babcock

Late May through June is prime time for local fishing, right close to town!Spots like the "Lighthouse","Dogfish Bay"the "Green Can" are all good bets as the local Chinooks,Inlet Chinooks and early northern Chinooks follow the bait into the local area. Many residents consider this time of the year their favorite!Average size 10-30lbs.

July through September, this is the time of year when we start fishing north of town,Depending on the week you arrive, all 5 species of Salmon have opportunities (Pinks, Sockeye, Coho, Chinook and Chum). Pinks-mid July to mid September, Sockeye-late July through August, Coho-Mid July through September and Chinooks 10-50lbs July through September. Chum Salmon are mid September through October. July through September are considered prime time and are the best weather months! Book early!

Mid August to mid September is also Tyee Club season - a tradition since 1925. Anglers must successfully land a 30 lb plus Tyee Salmon under Tyee Club rules!

October - This is Chum season, Campbell River's best kept secret. These fish hit hard,fight hard and are abundant!Size 10-25lbs, Considered to be the best Salmon for smoking.

When asked what is my favorite time of the year? I have to say I love it all!

We work with several Hotels, Motels and lodges depending on your group size and needs. Call us and we will be happy to design a custom package for you!!