There are approximately 150 Islands in the chain which spans nearly 200 miles from North to South. The Islands are located 60 miles off the coast of British Columbia and 50 miles South of the Alaska Border.
What makes these Islands so special is how their location interrupts the migration of salmon returning to spawn. These salmon are returning to virtually every river along the West Coast of North America. Consequently, this is the reason we enjoy such a long fishing season. From the first session of the season in May until the last session of the season in September, we enjoy ‘Prime Season’ fishing. No shoulder season here! King (Spring) salmon start to pass by the Islands as early as April and continue right into October. We have an abundance of Kings through the entire season.
This is Sport Fishing most people only dream about. Cartwright Sound Fishing Charters has been in business since 1991, providing guests with the ultimate fishing adventure regardless of their level of experience. We fish “Cartwright Sound” on the West Coast of the Queen Charlotte Islands. Few people have had the opportunity to travel to this remote and pristine location.
The population of the Islands totals less than 4500 residents – All living on the East side of the Islands. There are no roads to the West Coast so very few of the Locals actually get there. Aside from what is probably the best Salmon Fishing anywhere, Cartwright Sound is a very special place. It is where the open ocean and the head lands meet and for 5 or 6 months the sea calms down to give us an opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful places on Earth.