Mature migrating salmon pass these waters every season. Just 13 miles out from shore, the ocean floor drops to 2,000 feet so that an incredible number of salmon are within striking distance. Murphy’s large boats allow them to target these fish which are out of most peoples reach. There is never a time when Chinooks are not to be found, and the “in between runs” that you hear from other spots on the coast don’t occur at the Sound. The fish are always there.
The Halibut fishing outside of Kyuquot Sound is also excellent. There are good numbers of Chicken Halibut, which are 12 to 25 pounds in size, and a fair number of larger fish which range 60 to 120 pounds. In 2006 there were two fish in excess of 250 pounds caught.
All of the Halibut fishing is in a radius of 15 miles from Murphy’s camps. The water is 150 to 300 feet deep and they use 16 to 20 ounces of lead to stay on bottom. They pick optimal weather to go Halibut fishing and generally try to go first thing in the morning to take advantage of the morning calm.
Murphy’s offers two great fishing opportunities in this area. First, the anchored in remote area that is adjacent to the best fishing spots and new for 2005 a beautiful land base lodge in the Village of Kyuquot. Both Kyuquot Locations offer a great access point to the best fishing that British Columbia has to offer.
Murphy’s Kyuquot Lodge is nestled in the small village of Kyuquot, and they say “village” because there are no roads leading to this settlement. The lodge at Kyuquot offers guiding and accommodations for 15 people.Very Large halibut
The main lodge is set high on the shore with a spectacular view of the surrounding area. A large deck oversees all of the activities and goings on in the small village harbor.
The setting is perfect for guests that would like to bring their wives and families or for small personal and corporate groups. The lodge offers plenty of room to stretch your legs and easy access to walking trails.
Murphy’s base camp for the past 8 years has been the Daleanne, which is moored in a beautiful remote setting in the heart of Kyuquot Sound. The motor ship was purchased specifically for this operation.
The Daleanne has accommodations for 15 guests and crew. The lower deck quarters are shared rooms for two people and the upper deck quarters are shared cabins for three people. There are four washrooms on board and a large covered and enclosed aft deck that acts as a social area. On nice evenings dinners are served on the open bow area that overlooks a beautiful sheltered bay.
The ship is very easy to get around and getting to the guide boats and wharf is easily accessed through a large staircase which leads to the wharf.
Typical Fishing Day
5:30 am – Wake up /breakfast
6:00 am – Depart for fishing (halibut and Salmon),
packed lunch on board
4:00 pm – Fishing finishes for the day.
4:00 pm – Pictures, hot soup and social time ,
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Desert
- a minimum of 8 hours of guided fishing per full day and 4 to 6 hours on arrival an departure days, respectively,
- guides, tackle, bait, fishing license,
- packaging of fish for return flight home,
- rain gear and boots.
Prices do not include: Applicable taxes, gratuities, liquor or beer, items of personal nature.
Example Rates – subject to change by operator
– The Daleanne –
Standard 3 day trip CAN$ 1,775.00 (triple Occupancy)
Standard 3 day trip CAN$ 2,475.00 (double Occupancy)
– Kyuquot Lodge –
Standard 3 day trip CAN$ 1,900.00( (triple Occupancy)
Standard 3 day trip CAN$ 2,550.00 (double Occupancy)
*Notice: The trips are Monday to Thursday and Friday to Monday