Coho Salmon Fishing (Silver Salmon)
Coho Salmon fishing in the Tofino / Ucluelet area of
Vancouver Island BC is the second most popular salmon
species with anglers for two reasons. Coho salmon put up a
fantastic fight. As well as the fact; Coho are the second
largest pacific salmon species we fish for on the west
coast, not to mention just how incredibly tasty they are..
Coho are smaller than Chinook but tend to be more
aggressive and likely to bite on a wider range of baits and
lures. Trophy sized Coho move into Barkley Sound in early
June and feed until the end of September. Silvers tunnel in
from offshore waters to spawn in their native costal rivers
and streams. The majority of these fish are heading for the
Robertson Creek Hatchery, which release 1 million Coho
annually, these silver salmon head out to sea and return
once mature and ready to spawn back in Robertson Creek which
is why the returning numbers of fish are so exceptional.
Like other Pacific salmon species, Coho salmon hatch in
fresh water, migrate to the ocean as mentioned above, and at
some point come to maturity and return to the streams where
they were born to spawn and die. Coho usually mature around
the ages of three to seven. They are the least noticeable of
the species in terms of physical change when they enter the
spawning stage; their ocean silver is dulled somewhat to a
pale red. They also gain the curved jaw and the upper teeth
common to breeding male Pacific salmon.
Coho Salmon Fishing Guides
Fishing for Coho requires a great guide,
reliable safe charter boats and intimate knowledge of the
sport fishing grounds, our fishing guides and charters are
some of the best on Canada's west coast.
Salmon Fishing Guides
Best Coho Salmon Fishing
The best Coho Salmon fishing in the Alberni Inlet,
Ucluelet and Tofino is from Mid July to the end of
September. The best Coho fishing is done on light tackle,
allowing you to feel every head shake, spin, jump and run.
Imagine landing a 35 pound Silver Salmon or three. Double
and triple headers are common.
Coho Salmon Fishing Pictures