Few things are as rewarding for anglers as catching salmon. Often regarded as the premier sport fish, salmon are a feisty catch, rewarding your fight with a highly nutritious and photoesque catch. Maquinna Resort’s pristine environment has some of the world’s largest salmon, and independent studies have found that salmon caught in British Columbia to be the lowest risk category of contamination for wild-caught salmon. Salmon have unique proteins and amino acids, as well as possessing the highly sought after omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that these nutritional benefits have reduce inflammation, including joint inflammation, strengthen bones, and help your heart.
Coho are spectacular fish, regarded as excellent fighters and often called the most acrobatic of the Pacific salmon. Coho salmon will provide a thrilling and memorable fishing experience for anglers of any skill level. With an average weight of 5 to 12 lbs (2.3 to 5.4 kg), there have been record catches of up to 30 lbs (13.6 kg). Unlike the Chinook salmon which will take a fight to deep waters, the Coho will stay mostly on the surface and even take the battle into the air.
The Chinook salmon is the largest of all Pacific salmon, typically measuring 36 inches (91 cm) in length and often exceeding 30 pounds (13.6 kg). The Chinook salmon is a strong and hard-fighting fish, but not in an acrobatic fashion like the Coho, rarely jumping out of the water. Instead, chinooks will dive deep and provide a long fight to reel in. Red chinook meat is the most desirable. The world record for a sport catch of Chinook salmon is 97 pounds 4 ounces (44.1 kg).
Trout is frequently regarded as one of the healthiest fish you can include in your diet. The American Heart Association recommends consuming a 3.5 ounce serving of cooked fish, such as trout, at least two times a week. Like salmon, trout is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which has been linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, and certain types of cancer. Maquinna Resort is your gateway to world class trout fishing, and spincast or fly fishermen will find unparalleled access to beautiful and delicious trout.
Rainbow and Steelhead trout are the most widely known trout in the world. Highly sought after by anglers because of their strong fighting abilities, these trout have a length of up to 45 inches (114 cm), and weigh up to 55 pounds (25 kg). Rainbow and Steelhead trout are the same species and there are no major physical differences between them. However, these two trout lead differing lifestyles which has resulted in subtle differences in color, shape, size, and general appearance. Fly fishers, spinners, spoons, and small crankbaits can be used productively, either casting or trolling. Rainbow trout can also be successfully caught with live bait; nightcrawlers, trout worms, and minnows are popular and effective choices.
Freshwater-resident cutthroats living in small ponds or streams are typically 6–16 inches (15-40 cm) long, golden yellow with profuse black spotting on the body, head, and fins, and have vivid red slash marks under each jaw bone (the origin of their name). Coastal cutthroat trout residing in larger landlocked lakes have been known to exceed 24 inches (61 cm) in length, are uniformly silver with black spots, rosy gill covers, and faint slash marks under the jaw. Sea-run cutthroat trout are smaller than the coastal cutthroats, seldom more than 18 inches (45 cm) long. Cutthroat trout seldom surpass 8 lbs (3.6 kg) in weight. Cutthroat trout are a sportfish sought by fly anglers frequenting remote waters and diminutive streams, lending to a sense of adventure in every catch. Cutthroats display significant activity and resistance to anglers, providing a challenging battle for a beautiful fish.