Chinook Salmon are known by various names. In British Columbia they are called “ Springs”, “Blackmouth”, “Nooks” or when reaching thirty plus pounds, “Tyee”.
In the United States and often other parts of the world, they are referred to as “Kings”, a most fitting name that describes their large size and great sporting qualities.
While in the ocean, Chinook Salmon are the most sought after of the Salmon, and for good reason. The Chinook Salmon is a fantastic sport fish, their aggressive nature makes them responsive to a plethora of angling techniques and the battle that ensues is the stuff of legend. Add to this that Chinook are without a doubt the most delicious of the salmon; with large fatty deposits they are both tasty and full of flavor long into their return to the rivers.
At Bent Rods guiding we concentrate our Chinook efforts in the Fraser River, Harrison River and a number of valley tributaries which enjoy strong runs of these great fish.
We employ a whole array of techniques, as different times of the season call for different approaches to catch these amazing fish.