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.  

Fishing Campbell River

Campbell River is known as the Salmon Capital of the World. Millions of salmon migrate through our waters, the largest being the Chinook salmon - also known as Spring or King salmon.

Spring & Summer Fishing

In Spring, Chinook salmon can be found close to Campbell River and in the inlets toward the mainland. Migrating Chinook arrive in June. In July we see Pink, large northern Coho (Silver) and Sockeye salmon.

Fall Fishing

Chinook salmon continue their migration into September. Chum salmon (great fighters and perfect for the smoker) are typically in our waters from mid September through October.

Winter Fishing

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

Bottom Fishing

We also target Lingcod, Rockfish and other bottom fish. Often, these species are a bycatch while you're salmon fishing on a Campbell River charter.

What Our Customers Say

Jeff Kingshott
Jeff Kingshott
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What a blast. Captain was super knowledgable about fishing, and we caught 4 big chinooks. Really enjoyed chatting with him, and it was clear he was focused on making sure the group had a good time. Boat was perfect for a group, lots of space to spread out and a good mix of inside and outside space. I've done several fishing charters in the past, and this was by far the best.
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!
Perry Solkowski
Perry Solkowski
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What an incredible day on the water! My previous and limited fishing experience years ago was good, but nothing like Chris provides. He found the fish, talked us through the experience of reeling the Salmon in , and had us feeling like veteran fisherman by the end of the day. His boat has it all. Toss in some great conversation and spotting some Humpback Whales and it made for a day to remember. Highly recommend Outsider Charters and can’t wait to go back.
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.
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