Langara Floating Fishing Lodge - British Columbia
King Salmon and Halibut Fishing
Langara Island lies just 30 nautical miles south of Alaska, off the northern tip of Canada's majestic and remote Haida Gwaii ~ Queen Charlotte Islands. This remote island is the centerpiece to one of the richest marine environments on earth. Luxury floating lodge, world-famous salmon fishing, and spectacular wildlife viewing in North America. 2020 is Langara's 36th year in the sportfishing industry.
Langara Fishing Adventures
In 2019 - one of Langara's guests landed a near-world-record Chinook salmon of 77.2-pounds before being released.
All five species of Pacific salmon can be found at Langara Island. The star attractions here are Chinook salmon, ranging from 12 to 70+ pounds, and coho salmon, from 7 to 20+ pounds. At certain times of the season, it is not uncommon to catch three or even four different salmon species in one day.
King Salmon: The Langara area record is a 78-pound king salmon. Mooching or slow trolling with herring is the preferred method. Plugs or spoons are also effective. Success can be found in virtually any location around the Island, and at depths from near-surface to 300 plus feet. Kings are available all season long.
An increasing number of anglers are enjoying fly fishing for silvers in the ocean waters around Langara Island.
Silver Salmon: Solid numbers of silver salmon (Coho) from late June through September.
Halibut and Lingcod are generally abundant in the Langara Island area all season long and are found in a variety of locations, at depths ranging from 60 to 150 feet near shore to 300-500 feet offshore. Gear consists of stout rod and star drag reel with herring, squid, or salmon head for bait. The Langara area halibut record is 307 pounds. Current size restrictions limit anglers to retaining halibut no larger than 60 pounds and over 48.4 inches long (2018). Lingcod are found in numerous locations around Langara Island in depths from 50 to 500 feet. When initially hooked, they fight similar to salmon. Gear includes salmon or halibut rods, with jigs or herring as bait. Lingcod are an extremely durable fish with a very high survival rate when released.
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Langara Fishing Facts:
Fishing Season: Late May to mid-September.
Travel Time: Langara's entire fishing area is within close proximity to the Lodge. Some of their very best salmon fishing is literally within sight of the Lodge docks. Even their deeper-water bottomfishing spots are no more than 20-25 minutes away.
Langara's Fleet: 20' and 24' custom-designed, double-hulled, welded aluminum with 75-115 HP Yamaha outboards, and 27'-29' Grady White Express Cabin Cruisers with twin 255 HP Yamaha outboards. All boats are stocked with Raymarine GPS/fishfinder, AIS global positioning system, VHF radio, and all recommended safety equipment.
Equipment: For salmon fishing, 10-foot mooching rods with single-action reels, and 25-pound test line, level-wind reels are also available. For halibut and other bottomfish, a stout 6-foot halibut rods with level-wind reels and 50-pound test line. They also stock a limited supply of fly fishing gear for guests interested in ocean fly fishing. Of course, you're always welcome to bring your own rods and reels.
Bait: Herring is the bait of choice.
Mustang Flotation: All guests are provided with a Mustang Survival’s Catalyst Flotation jacket and pants, and rubber boots.
Fishing Licenses: are not included in the package and are about $35.00 Canadian (2020).
Fish Care: Your catch will be filleted, vacuum-packed, and flash-frozen at the Lodge, and on the day of departure packaged in insulated styro-boxes with a waxed cardboard outer box. These boxes should keep your catch frozen for up to 24 hours, and are suitable for transport on any airline — just treat them as extra pieces of luggage.
Langara Floating Fishing Lodge
Langara Fishing Lodge, a floating lodge, is nestled in the sheltered waters of Henslung Cove, just minutes from the fishing grounds. Langara Fishing Lodge
combines the atmosphere of a classic on-the-water lodge with first-class service and fine restaurant-style dining. The docks are just steps away from the Lodge, providing immediate access to the boats and great fishing grounds.
The Lodge accommodates up to 65 guests in very comfortable double-occupancy rooms with a private bathroom. The dining room has the feel of a fine-restaurant, plus several spacious lounges, including the main lounge with full-service bar. Every evening features a different menu highlighting up to six different entrées and accompanied by a selection of fine wines. The Lodge also has hot tubs and a steam room. From the docks, you can stroll Henslung Cove's scenic shoreline. Alcohol: Alcohol served with meals is included in the package. Alcoholic drinks ordered outside of meals will be added to your tab.
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Getting to the Lodge:
Your Langara adventure begins in Vancouver, BC, with a 90-minute 737 flight departing at 7:30 a.m. to the town of Masset in BC's remote Haida Gwaii islands. Upon arrival in Masset, you'll take a scenic helicopter flight to Langara Island and the Lodge. The total flight time for both legs of the journey is under 2.5 hours. After a lodge orientation and lunch, guests can expect to be fishing by early afternoon.
2020 USD Rates
Lodging and Meals Only:
Please note that lodging and meals are priced per person, while boat and guide options are priced per boat.
Rates do not include 5% sales tax.
Lodging and meals only:
4-nights and 5-days
$4,395.00 per person
Lodging and meals only:
3-nights and 4-days
$3,995.00 per person
Add Guided Fishing to Package:
Add 5-Days of Guided Fishing:
Split between 2 to 4 anglers:
$2,080.00 per 20’ Console boat
$2,395.00 per 24’ Console boat
$2,790.00 per 27’
Console or Cabin
$3,575.00 per 30’ Grady White
Add 4-Days of Guided Fishing:
Split between 2 to 4 anglers:
$1,680.00 per 20’ Console boat
$1,995.00 per 24’ Console boat
$2,315.00 per 27’
Console or Cabin
$2,945.00 per 30’ Grady White
Add 4 to 5-Days of Unguided Fishing:
Split between 1 to 3 anglers:
$395.00 per 19’ Console boat
Roundtrip air travel from Vancouver, B.C., to Haida Gwaii via 737 plane; helicopter transfer to the Lodge, double-occupancy accommodations with private ensuite bathroom, all meals and beverages at the Lodge, including alcohol with meals; use of marine clothing (2-piece Mustang Catalyst jackets and pants, rubber boots) and all fishing equipment for all targeted species; private boats (if fishing guided, no restricted hours for guide services); and fish care, including vacuum-packing, flash-freezing and styro-box shipment to Vancouver, with no weight restriction for shipped fish.
Packages do not include:
Pre-trip or post-trip accommodations in Vancouver, additional fish processing such as smoking, canning, etc., alcoholic drinks ordered outside of meals (added to your tab); gratuities, fishing licenses (available at trip check-in), 5% G.S.T., use of boats (add the option of unguided or guided), specialty fish processing (smoking, canning, etc.), items purchased at the lodge, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.