North America
North America

As my friend Jim Rough likes to say, “you don’t fish for big salmon, you hunt them.” That’s good, because I’m much more of a hunter than a fisherman…but almost on an annual basis I’ve enjoyed salmon fishing at Jim’s Black Gold lodge for a number of years. Jim is himself a serious hunter with tremendous experience, but his business is salmon fishing, and Black Gold is fantastic. Located at Rivers Inlet northeast of Vancouver Island, Black Gold is a floating city that he moves into place from safe winter anchorage during the summer season. Cabins are comfortable, the lodge is fantastic, the area is gorgeous, and the fishing for both silver (Coho) and king (Chinook) salmon is great.

Hunting seasons are which time of the year you will find which species to hunt.
Some more information here about why hunting seasons are important to consider before choosing your next hunting experience.


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  • 28 Years in operation.
  • We are the ONLY fishing lodge in the central coast of B.C. offering two different packages, to suit every budget.
  • Located in the calm water of Goose Bay, at the mouth of Rivers Inlet. We have never missed a day of fishing due to rough sea conditions.
  • We are the ONLY Sports fishing lodge on the central coast of B.C. that charges in Canadian Funds This means big savings for our U.S. clients.
  • Rivers Inlet is one of the few areas that consistently produces King (Chinook) Salmon over 50 lbs. in the salt water each year. Our record Chinook (King) is 85 lbs.


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