Campbell River Salmon Fishing

This is what it’s all about.  World-class Pacific salmon fishing. Powerful Chinook salmon that peel line off your reel and bend the rod deep. Big northern Cohos, Chum salmon, and more.  

Campbell River Fishing

Campbell River is known as the Salmon Capital of the World. Millions of salmon migrate through or are resident in our waters, the largest being the Chinook salmon (also known as Spring or King salmon), which can reach weights of 30 and 40 pounds plus.

Pacific Salmon Species

In addition to Chinook, there are opportunities to fish for sizable Coho (Silver) salmon, as well as Chum, Sockeye and Pink salmon.

Other Species

Lingcod, Rockfish and other species may be targeted as well. They're often a bycatch while salmon fishing on a Campbell River charter.

Spring & Summer

In April and May, Chinook salmon can be found in the inlets toward the mainland, as well as close to Campbell River. Migrating Chinook begin to arrive in June, and then in mid to late July we see Pink, large northern Coho and Sockeye salmon.

Fall

Migrating Chinook salmon continue into September, and Chum salmon (great fighters and perfect for the smoker) are typically around from mid to late September through October.

Winter

Fishing from a heated cabin is the way to go when the weather gets cooler. From December through March we target Campbell River's resident Chinook salmon population - a great way to spend a Vancouver Island winter day.

Gareth Lee
Gareth Lee
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Had a fantastic day fishing and wildlife viewing around the Campbell River area. Chris was a great host who was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and also very patient with this novice fisherman. Thank you Chris and Outsider Charters for a fantastic day!
Paula Hutton
Paula Hutton
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Fabulous day on the ocean with our expert Guide, Skipper and Man of all trades, Chris. An excellent experience and we'll book again. Highly recommend this clean, well appointed outfit.
Laura Joseph
Laura Joseph
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Outsider Charters Inc. provided an excellent fishing experience. It was our first deep sea fishing trip. Chris made us feel comfortable from the beginning, explaining the basics of fishing, step by step. It was clear he was very experienced, enjoyed what he did, and made it fun. We even were fortunate to see 3 Humpback whales who circled around us the entire time on the ocean.
Harold Alkema
Harold Alkema
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I have been fishing British Columbia for many years, and Outsider Charters provided the best fishing experience I have ever had. Chris proved to be highly professional, extremely knowledgable, and very friendly and courteous. Chris had no problem finding us plenty of fish, and after easily limiting out, he quickly brought us to a large group of humpback whales where we had a once in a lifetime viewing experience. I could not recommend Chris' Outsider Charters Inc. strongly enough. A pure delight.
S Del
S Del
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I’ve fished on the inside and outside of Vancouver Island for several years, and the trip this year with Outsider Charters was the best experience yet. The boat was spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for myself, my wife, and our three young children. Our guide Chris was patient, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be around. He made sure we enjoyed ourselves, and we all caught our limit both days we went out. Can't say enough about this experience — I’m going to arrange another trip with some friends later this year. Highly recommended!
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