Salmon Fishing Port Hardy


Port Hardy and the North Island have been popular places to fish for quite some time.


If you are looking for some early Halibut fishing in the year, than Port Hardy can be great place to come. With Halibut starting to run earlier than many fishing spots, this place is great to load up on Halibut.

Driving to the North end of Vancouver Island can take longer than most people would think, though it is a beautiful drive. You can usually bet on a 6-7 hour drive from Nanaimo, and if you are towing a boat, then count a little more time. The roads past Port McNeil are just a little windy and bumpy.

On the way to the North part of Vancouver Island, make sure you stop and do a little whale watching in Telegraph Cove, home to the Orca Whales.

Halibut fishing starts getting good in Mid-May in Queen Charlotte Strait. Taylor Bank is an easy spot to get to though it can be hot and cold. Deserter’s Island, Pine Island are some other areas to fish for halibut.

Good salmon fishing starts mid-June and lasts to end of August. Coho start end of June. Rain can start around the 1st of Sept though usually fairly good to mid to late September.

Needle fish hoochies work well in sandy area. #7 wonder spoons work well when pilchards are around. Lime green and green/white coyote spoons work well. Cut plug can work well if you have experience. Baits seem to have gotten smaller, so medium size herring would work well.

Gordon Group, Castle Point, Hardy, Duval Point, Masterman Island are areas to fish Chinook. To leave from Port Hardy, you can fish anywhere from 3-30 miles depending on where the fish are biting. Make sure you stop in at the local tackle shops unless you are taking a fishing charter.

Fishing in the winter is hard because the weather is pretty ugly, however, if you must fish in the winter than the Quatsino side is your best bet.

Fishing Charters in Port Hardy

CodFather Charters - All of our fishing guides have many years of experience fishing our local waters of the Port Hardy area!
Starfish Charters - Come on a fun fishing adventure with your guide David Connor!
Pacific Fishing Charters - Pacific Fishing Charters offers anything from one day fishing trips to extended cruises where whale watching, hiking, kayaking, beach combing, bike riding and other activities await.
NoBull Fishing Charters - NoBull Charters specializes in affordable 2 and 3 person charters for Trophy Chinook, light tackle Coho and arm-numbing Halibut.


 Campbell River

  Nootka Sound

  North Island


  Port Renfrew

  Port Alberni





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