The Coho Salmon is a species of anadromous fish in the Salmon family and one of the five Pacific Salmon species; it’s also known as the Silver Salmon, and the fish are referred to as ‘Silvers’. The traditional range of the Coho Salmon runs along both sides of the North Pacific Ocean, around the Bering Sea to mainland Alaska; they’ve also been introduced to all the Great Lakes and many landlocked reservoirs throughout the United States. They tend to run later than the other members of the Pacific family and therefore provide amazing sport in the autumn.
Coho Salmon run in huge shoals, and the fish average between 8lb to 14lb; now and then, there are a few fish caught to over 30lb. These are the fish that have overwintered at sea for an extra year or two. In the freshwater stages, the Coho feed on plankton and aquatic invertebrates, such as midge larvae and terrestrial insects that fall into the water; upon entering the marine environment, they switch to a diet of plankton and fish. Adult Coho Salmon feed on a wide variety of prey items that depend on the region they reside in during their second year at sea.
Silvers are popular amongst anglers due in part to the reckless abandon which it frequently displays chasing baits, lures and flies. Another big attraction of the Coho is their fighting ability. Imagine a Tarpon and Salmon combined, and you have the typical Silver Salmon that spends as much time jumping as it does swimming when hooked.
Below are the top destinations in the world for Coho Salmon Fishing.
The Coho or Silver Salmon, as they’re also known, are powerful game fish, famed for their hard fighting qualities and aerial acrobatic displays. They get found in good numbers throughout the Skeena region from around the middle of August until the end of October, and our Nicholas Dean Trophy Coho package runs right through the peak summer and fall seasons.
Our famed Nicholas Dean Steelhead fishing packages cover the whole of the Steelhead season in Canada, fishing on the mighty Skeena River and all of its watershed. These ultra-chrome rockets on the Skeena average between 8lb and 20lb; however, there’s always the chance of a more significant specimen and each season fish to over 20lb and even 30lb grace anglers nets.
Flowing for an incredible 570 kilometres, the Skeena River is the second largest river in Canada, behind only the Fraser. Originating in northwestern British Columbia, the river and its basin is one of the most famous spots in the world for Salmon fishing. The river and its tributaries host vast numbers of migrating Steelhead, Chinook and Coho.
Fraser River Lodge, nestled on the shore of the mighty Fraser River in British Columbia, is the perfect location to spend a relaxing week's holiday while being surrounded by some of the world's best scenery and wildlife. Choose between Sturgeon, Salmon, or Wilderness Fishing. We can customise your fishing trip around your favourite style of fishing.
The giant dinosaurs of the Fraser River also known as the White Sturgeon attract many anglers from across the globe and come as no surprise that anglers tend to return year after year to try and beat their personal best. With Sturgeon averaging between 75 – 200lbs now being the norm this truly is a wilderness adventure for the true specimen angler.
Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge is the perfect wilderness fishing retreat. Boasting a world-famous run of all five species of Pacific Salmon, plus a host of resident fish, such as Leopard Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Grayling. No set itineraries fish with your guides each day for the species of your choice.
If you are looking for an incredible fly fishing holiday for Steelhead, Salmon or Trout with the comfort of having your own single room with private en suite bathroom our lodge on the banks of the Skeena River is the perfect destination. Our guided Steelhead and Salmon trips offer spectacular fishing for all levels of anglers.
Rapids Camp sits right on the bank of the famous Naknek River and offers everyone their own private room. This is the most diverse and flexible lodge in Alaska, where you the customer, decide what to fish for in your itinerary each day. All five species of Salmon plus huge Rainbows make this lodge very popular.
Bristol Bay Lodge is a fishing paradise for Salmon fishing, each year 40-50 million Sockeye Salmon enter the waters. If you want to experience this spectacular sport, we have the perfect location for you. Bristol Bay Lodge is a fly-out lodge giving you access to many remote unreachable rivers and unbelievable fishing.
If you are looking for a Fishing Lodge that puts you and the fishing first, then look no further. Goodnews River Lodge is the ONLY full-service lodge on the entire river system. Experience the solitude and peaceful beauty of Alaska; it’s just you and the fish. No crowds, no flying to the “best” river. It’s all here on the Goodnews River.
Located on the Kanektok River, only 5.5 miles from its mouth is by all standards a remarkably diverse fishery. Perfectly suited to both single-hand and spey anglers, offering one of Alaska’s best opportunities to catch Salmon where high catch-rates and easy wading is the norm.
No-See-Um Lodge is ranked among the finest Alaskan fly-out fly-fishing operations for over 30 years. The Holman family has a well-earned reputation for pampering its guests. John and his team have many years of experience in fishing and guiding in Alaska. They know the best fishing spots and how to get you there safely.
At Mission Lodge, you are never fixed to a set itinerary. Each night the head guide will sit down with you to discuss what you wish to fish for and how they will then explain all the different options. With over 40 boats stashed within fly distance from the lodge, one thing for certain is you will not be short of places to fish.
Designed for complete beginners and experienced fly fishers alike, this hosted Kalum River Lodge trip with our Sportquest Holidays host is perfect for either single anglers or small groups of friends. Enjoy the benefit of having a fully qualified host with you at all times, as well as enjoying privacy and comfort with private single rooms.
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 89%
"This was the 4th time I'd fished in Canada and once again as a country, it didn't disappoint. I travelled mainly to target the Coho's and I landed plenty of cracking fish, in what was a very action-packed week. If you love your fly fishing then I'd certainly recommend this tour. The Cedar Lodge is also a beautiful place to rest after a busy day fishing on the surrounding rivers."
"A beautiful lodge set in some stunning surroundings. The accommodation, staff, service and food were all spot on AND the fishing was fantastic! Luckily we were blessed with some perfect river conditions and some hungry fish and it was fishing as I've never experienced before. I'd 100% love to go back and would recommend it to anyone thinking about it."
"The organisation has to be seen to be believed, I would go back just for the experience. Although the aim of my trip was to target the Kings the other fishing available did sway me away on some days, after all who could refuse the huge rainbows. Thanks Peter I took a little persuading but boy am I glad I listened."