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Before You Travel

Useful tips before you travel to Legacy Lodge
Legacy Lodge guest orientation

Upon arrival, the crew takes guests through a comprehensive orientation which includes boating safety, fishing techniques, current fishing conditions and even an on water demonstration covering everything from rigging your baits to netting fish for those who want more information.

We recommend a single, soft-sided piece of luggage or duffel bag that will weigh no more than 25 pounds fully packed (max carry-on size for major carriers). You should pack comfortable, resort-casual clothing for the lodge and warm layered clothing for fishing. Polarized glasses and a good camera are musts. You can expect both rainy and sunny days as the weather can change quickly. Average summer temperatures range from 54-72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fishing Licenses

DFO requires all Recreational Sport Fishing Licenses be obtained by the angler through their website. To secure your Tidal Water Sport Fishing License and Pacific Salmon Stamp click the button below:

Important things to know when
filling out the form:
  1. When selecting a start date for the license, use the second day of your trip.
    Example: If your trip date is July 1- July 4, your license start date would be July 2.

  2. Legacy Lodge is NOT located within the “restricted areas"

  3. You need to include the Pacific Salmon Stamp on your license

  4. You DO NOT need to purchase Halibut allocation

  5. Print and keep your license with you at all times while on the water

  6. If you have questions, call us at 877-347-4534

Helpful Downloads:

We suggest printing these off these two documents and bringing them with you. You'll find them useful when you are out on the water:

Legacy Lodge Rules for Successful Salmon Fishing

Legacy Lodge Pulls - Depth Chart for Successful Mooching

When tying knots there are several important factors to remember:
  • Knots are the weakest link between you and the fish, so routinely inspect knots for damage while fishing.

  • When tying your knot, use 6-7 wraps for making the knot. Make sure the wraps are lying cleanly inline. Overlapping line will reduce knot strength. See knot diagram(s).

  • Thoroughly wet your knot with saliva before tightening the knot. Pull knot tight with firm, even pressure until completely seated.

  • Trim excess line with line clippers. Leave a small tag end of +/- 1/4"

Clinch Knot

After fighting every fish, inspect your leader for any nicks, cuts or abrasion(s). Test the leader by carefully taking a hook in each hand and pull them apart with a slight tug. If the leader has any nicks, cuts or shows abrasion replace it immediately.

Legacy Lodge netting huge coho salmon
Legacy Lodge coho salmon with guide

Legacy Lodge has four full times guides on the water daily with our guests. Guides will join all guests for two hours the first morning again in the afternoon to insure you have the basic techniques mastered; thereafter they are available to guests on a rotating basis. All professionals are accessible to guests during the evening, so ask as many questions as possible or set up a time for them to join you on the water the next day. They have diverse knowledge and enjoy sharing it with guests.


Fully guided adventures are available.

Inquire while you are planning your trip.

Be prepared with Pro Tips

Some of the fishing methods and techniques may be new to some of our guests. The Pro Tips below will provide information and techniques we use on the water daily. Should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Phil Dawson directly at 877-347-4534 to address any and all of your questions.

Bait Prep

Check the Spin

Rod Management



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