Before, during and after your trip.

FAQs
  

When is the best time to fish Barkley Sound?


With the numerous abundant runs of salmon that pass through this area from May to September, there are always salmon in Barkley Sound! That being said, the most popular times to fish are in July and August.


How soon in advance should we book?


We often have short notice availability during our shoulder season during June and September. For our peak season, if you plan on fishing during July and August, often fishing and accommodations are booked up 1 year in advance so please book well ahead or book now!


What do the packages include?


    • Excellent Fishing and Accommodation
    • Boat Transportation from Toquart Bay Recreation Area to EagleNook Resort
    • Meet, Greet and Lodge Orientation Lunch on Arrival at EagleNook Resort
    • Boat, Fishing and Water Safety Update & Info
    • Use of our Games Room – Pool Table – Card Table
    • Nightly Fires in the Wood Burning Fire Pit
    • Recently Renovated, Pristinely Maintained 2 or 3 Person Rooms
    • Complete Rain Wear and Boots
    • Professionally Guided and Operated "Big Water" Fishing Boats
    • All Fishing Gear, Tackle, Equipment and Baits
    • Professionally Guided Fishing Boats
    • Hot and Cold Continental Breakfasts
    • Healthy and Nourishing Executive Boxed Lunches on the Boat
    • All Hot and Cold Non-Alcohol Beverages For Entire Stay
    • Gourmet Multi-Course Evening Dinners in our Main Lodge
    • All Fish Cleaned
    • All Fish Vacuum Packed
    • All Fish Frozen and Packaged in Transport Canada Approved Containers

 


What does my Itinerary look like?


Day 1

Upon arrival at the resort you will check in, have a couple of beverages, tour the resort and then head out fishing for the afternoon. We will return for a gourmet 5 course dinner (ready around 9:00 PM).

Day 2, and 3

Get your beauty sleep because you will be up at 5:00 AM for a light breakfast and down to the dock for 6:00 AM, ready to push of for a full day of guided fishing. We will plan to be back around 2:00 PM. A hot meal will be waiting for us at the dock. This is your time to relax and enjoy some drinks of your choice at the dock or in the resort.The guides will take care of the days catch by cleaning, filleting and vacuum packing your fish, making it ready for your trip home Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

Day 4

One last chance to top up those limits and enjoy one last day of fishing as we will return to the resort around noon. The Check out process begins: Get your luggage ready for pick up. We will bring it to the dock where all fish will be loaded (packaged in Styrofoam coolers with waxed cardboard outers approved for airline travel).

Expect to depart around 11:30 AM.


What about gratuities?


Tipping reflects the quality of service you have received. Our resort staff are tipped collectively (envelope in your room) and guides are tipped directly. Our guides run their own boats and gear and are responsible for their overhead expenses. They get a large percentage of their income from tips and are motivated to put out exceptional efforts to ensure your fishing adventure is successful. Count on an extra 7% to 15% of the total package (not including taxes, travel and other non-destination service charges) We do accept payment by major credit card.


What are your booking terms and conditions?


Packages do not include fishing licenses/tags, applicable taxes, airport transfer fees or parking, alcoholic beverages or gratuities. Lucky Sportfishing does not take responsibility for extra expenses incurred due to flight delays caused by bad weather or missed connecting flights. We are a small company and are in a remote location. Cancellations affect us significantly and for this reason we uphold a strict cancellation policy. A 25% deposit is due immediately upon date confirmation. Full payment is required 90 days in advance of your bookings. Deposits are non-refundable. Balances are non-refundable. Should you require cancellation insurance, this service is provided by many reputable companies.


How do I get there?


Whether you fly directly to our door via floatplane, or drive the scenic Pacific Rim Highway from Port Alberni to our pick up point at Toquart Bay, getting here is part of the adventure. We are a quick 45 minute float plane ride from Vancouver or Victoria, or take the beautiful 2 ½ hour drive from either the Comox or Nanaimo Airports. The choice is yours.


What should I pack for my fishing adventure with Lucky?


Warm clothing to wear under your supplied gear while on the water (don't forget socks) Comfortable clothes/shoes for around the lodge. Medications and personal toiletries. Sunglasses and sunscreen. And of course your passport!

You don’t need to bring fishing or foul weather gear as we provide all that. All you need to bring is a camera, sunscreen, warm clothes for fishing, swim suit for hot tubs, and casual attire for dinners. We recommend people dressing in at least 3 layers out fishing in the morning: t-shirt, long sleeve sweatshirt or button down shirt, with vest or fleece or light jacket over the tip. Remember, you can always take clothes off later in the day as the sun rises but often, early morning temperature can be cool.


What can I buy at the Lodge store?


Lucky Logo hats, fleece , shirts and other clothing & toiletries (in case you've forgotten anything!), gift ware, novelties and much more!


How do I go about getting my fishing licence?


Lucky Sportfishing can process the required paperwork and issue you a license upon your check-in at the lodge. For your convenience, you may wish to purchase you license and salmon tag online here: Fisheries & Oceans Canada


What is available for Fish processing?


Care of your catch is as important as catching it in the first place! Your catch information and your choice of processing is carefully recorded upon your arrival at our dock.

We offer a wide range of options for the processing and packaging of your catch. On site filleting and vacuum packaging combined with blast freezing ensures you'll be able to enjoy your prize for months to come!

If you prefer, we can have your catch processed further at selected smokehouses and canneries. Choose from traditionalcanned salmon, smoked and canned salmon, Westcoast-style hot smoked filets and cold smoked lox-style salmon.


How do I get my fish home when my trip is over?


If the amount of fish you have is under the generous weigh restrictions allowed by the aircraft operators, you can bring your catch with you free of charge. Home delivery or delivery after special processing are available options as well.

 


Caring for your Fish?


Once you get home, your fish can go directly into the freezer.. They keep in a freezer for up to two years. Just take a look from time to time to make sure the seal hasn't broken and ice has formed inside the bag.

When ready to prepare the fish, cut the bag off the fish and rinse the fish with fresh water and pat dry. Let fish thaw on a cookie sheet in your fridge. And don't forget to check out some of our recipes on the website… and enjoy!


How do I share my experience?


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